Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ghostie #8


Happy Halloween, kids! Remember to be nice to the deceased who might come to your door this night!

Sadly, we haven't had much time to celebrate our favorite season, what with the moving and such these past few weeks. Oh well, at least we got to hit a haunted cave a few weeks ago, eat some candy corn, and watch some horror flicks on AMC. So I say Happy Halloween, and here's to the upcoming months, may they be fun and full of cheery cheer.

Last night after bible study, my fears of moving left. We are thankful for our new neighbors and our newly nice-smelling house.

I'm off to pack things and plot other mischief.

ghostie #7


The south side was very nice and fun today. I can't wait until we're locals. 6 days or so, and counting.

Monday, October 30, 2006

ghostie #6



I actually didn't think this one turned out too well but Cleo liked it so much that I'm posting it. There are subtleties to it!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

ghostie #5




In case you haven't noticed, I've launched on a series of sorts. Why? I don't know. I've recently seen a lot of other artist-types doing series of some sort, and I just wanted to fit in? I think I'm doing this to keep me drawing when I'm busy, and I am very busy these days with things unrelated to my art. So I picked the ghosts, as they are incredibly simple and easy, yet flexible enough that I can run through different styles and techniques. So we'll see how long we can keep this up - one ghostie per day, no matter what. If I'm going to be gone for a day, I'll do a drawing in advance and post it so as not to break the series.

In other news, we've been working working working on the new apartment, shelling out more time, money and effort than we had initially wanted. But our labor is beginning to pay off and parts of the house look downright liveable! All of this has made for almost zero halloween-type fun, and as it's more or less my favorite holiday of the year, I have been a tad bummed. Tonight I plan on sitting on the couch, perhaps, and watching horror movies or something in order to catch up on the requisite amount of spookiness.

I haven't seen many friends lately. Boo. We've only been in Altoona or Pittsburgh for 24 hours at a time, so that's left very little time for autumn fun.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

ghostie #3


I ain't down here for your money, I ain't down here for your love...

ghostie #2

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ha ha ha. Can you believe things?

So hey.... have you been paying attention?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

You're mine, suckers!

Hey kids, feel free to chide me for not updating for the past 14 days or so, but I have excellent excuses. First off, I was very busy working day and night on the big old Lame Games project, which now may have been killed by Gametap for various reasons. This has given me more free time but some very great worries in the finances department. We'll see how that goes.

This has proven to be a blessing as it pertains to our new place in Pittsburgh, however. Upon arriving at the 3rd floor of 86 south 15th street 2 mondays ago, we found that the previsou tenant had not only failed to clean anything for at least a year, but he had made a good mess before leaving. He also left behind a good amount of his worldly possessions. He's generous. We've put in a few hundred dollars and a good many hours into making the place liveable, and that all should culminate this week with painting and our eventual move. I'll have a big huse post when we make it down with our couch, including a blow-by-blow account of the epic struggle and some graphic before-and-after shots.

In fixing up said apartment, last monday I managed to pull both of my hamstrings while retiling the kitchen floors. That put me in a whole lot of pain for the rest of the week, and when we were not fixing the up the apartment I was mostly out of commission. That sucked. What didn't suck was that we got to see the World/Inferno Friendship Society in Pittsburgh last week at Mr. Smalls. I've said it before, but there are few bands in the world today that can even come close to touching that band. They are the real deal, kids. If you're not familiar with them, it is your loss. Go check them out right now, buy their albums, etc.. You hear so very many bands that sound so.... dead, and this band sounds so alive. That is one of the things that attracted me to punk rock in the first place, it was proactive and full of energy. So three cheers for the World/Inferno Friendship Society.

We stole Kev's set of dvds for ALL NINE SEASONS OF THE X-FILES. I am currently on episode 4. It's going to be a long way to the end, but I think we'll make it. This show still rules.

So with this newfound lack of a project, you can look forward to seeing some new artwork and progress reports on my own dumb projects.

We're going down again tommorow, with the illustrious Brijoh. More updates to come.