Friday, March 30, 2007

Books came in the mail today

I mooched some books!

Joey O finally finished this

This time, a punchline has been provided for you.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Studio-Like strip jam

This one actually got started months ago, but it's been slow to finish. Joey O is next on the list, but it's been sitting on his desk for the past two or three months now. I'm tired of waiting for him to finish, so here it is. Come up with your own punchline.

Click to enlarge. Kudos if you can guess which panel(s) I drew.

Monday, March 26, 2007


New page of Flight of the Living Dead is about half-done now. Probably will be a few days, though, I want to work with the ink wash a bit and try out some new things.

I like this video

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Flight of the Living Delay?

So, as I've posted before, I'm not sticking to a sixty-page limit on FoLD anymore, and I'm not attempting to finish it by the end of 2007 anymore. And since this is a side-project, I've got to put my focus back on getting The Sundays done, and FoLD is taking the back seat for now. I'm still dedicating at least an hour per day to drawing FoLD, but there probably won't be a page going up on Monday because it's nowhere near being done, and each page from now on is probably just going up whenever they're done.

Falafelman sketch

Done for my friend Dorit, who has asked for sketches of her character to be published in an upcoming issue of "Falafelman." This has also been added to the Sketches gallery.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Flight of the Living Dead: A True Story

LONDON (Reuters) -- A passenger in first class woke up to a shock when he found himself sitting near a corpse on a British Airways flight, British newspapers reported on Monday.

Paul Trinder, 54, said cabin crew moved the body of the elderly woman from the economy section where she had died after take-off, the Mirror and Sun tabloids said.

"The corpse was strapped into the seat but because of turbulence it kept slipping down on to the floor," Trinder, a businessman, was quoted as saying. "It was horrific. The body had to be wedged in place with lots of pillows."

The woman's daughter was also upgraded and spent the rest of the nine-hour flight from Delhi to London grieving next to her dead mother, the Sun reported.

Inks gallery updated

The pages were already available on this site, but pages 14-17 of Flight of the Living Dead have been added to the inks gallery.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hot Karl

Aw, goddamn Karl, ya shit on my chest again. I've got work in an hour!

Bookmooch update

I've done some more mooching. A Brief History of Time, The Rum Diary, and Brave New World are all on their way to me right now. A Brief History of Time is on its way from goddamn Singapore.

Bookmooch, light bulbs

A few days ago I joined Bookmooch, a sort of book-trading club online. You pick which books you want on Amazon, add them to your list on Bookmooch, then when someone has that book and is willing to give it away, they send it to you. So far no one has sent me anything, but 4 of the 10 books I put up were asked for right away. It costs nothing to join Bookmooch, except for the shipping fees of course, so I'm looking forward to receiving some books to justify me spending the money to ship out four books today.

Also, last night I went into my room to go to sleep, and the light wouldn't turn on. It's a ceiling fan with four lights in it, so it seemed odd that all four would have burnt out simultaneously. Upon closer inspection I found that there were no bulbs in the lamp. Someone I live with had snuck into my room and stolen all my light bulbs.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix

Square Enix makes Kingdom Hearts games in Japanese, then re-record all the voice acting in English for the western release. Then, for whatever reason, they re-release the games in Japan, with the English voice acting but Japanese subtitles. They did it with the first Kingdom Hearts game, and now here's the trailer for the second installment of their Disney/Final Fantasy cross-over.

However, one thing they're getting in the Final Mix that we
didn't get is the 3D remake of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, the Game Boy Advance interquel released in 2004. I've already played and completed the GBA version, but it makes me a little sad that they'll probably never release this in America.

Of course, if they did, they'd have to re-record the voices in English, and then release
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix II with Japanese subtitles of the English voices.

I made Paramount mad.

Last week I posted a link to the Stardust movie trailer. Today I got a cease-and-desist letter from Paramount. Apparently they hate free publicity.

Dear Sir or Madam:

We are writing to you on behalf of our client, Paramount Pictures Corporation ("Paramount"). Paramount is the owner of rights in and to the "STARDUST" motion picture (hereinafter referred to as "STARDUST"). No one is authorized to copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use STARDUST without the express written permission of Paramount.

It has come to our attention that the website located at "," for which you are the service provider, is reproducing and distributing STARDUST. Paramount has the good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by Paramount, its agent or the law.

Paramount diligently enforces its rights in and to STARDUST in all forms of media. Our client rightfully takes responsibility for the protection of STARDUST very seriously.

As you may be aware, Internet Service Providers can be held liable if they do not respond to claims of infringement pursuant to the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and/or international laws with similar effect. In accordance with the DMCA, we request your assistance in the removal of infringements of STARDUST from this website and any other sites for which you act as an Internet Service Provider. We further declare under penalty of perjury that we are authorized to act on behalf of Paramount and that the information in this letter is accurate.

Nothing contained in this letter constitutes an express or implied waiver of any rights, remedies or defenses of Paramount, all of which are expressly reserved.

Very truly yours,

David K. Caplan
Keats McFarland & Wilson

Another Go! Team video

I think this one would have been better if Ms. Pac Man ate a power pellet at the end and showed those ghosts what for.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Astronaut Jones

I showed this to Kyle a couple days ago and now he won't stop singing this song.

Hour Three Begins

Here's page seventeen.

This Week in Comics

I'm picking up The Walking Dead #36 and uh... well, that's it. Y: The Last Man also comes out this week, but I wait for the trades on that one. Whole list here.

More Go! Team

Monday, March 19, 2007

What I'm Also Listening To

I discovered this band a couple days ago and I can't get enough of them now. They only have one album, but I've listened to it like five times now.

The Go! Team

What I'm Reading

Or rather... listening to. I am a subscriber of Audible, a service which, for a reasonable fee, allows me to download two audiobooks per month, which I then listen to while working. Right now I'm finishing up FoLD page 17 and listening to Neil Gaiman's book Coraline. This book is amazing, it's like a dark, twisted version of Alice in Wonderland (in a good way, not the shitty, American McGee way). Stardust remains my favorite Neil Gaiman book, but I think Coraline may end up in a close second place. I also downloaded his new short story collection Fragile Things, which I have yet to listen to.

The only bad thing about listening to Coraline is that I don't get Dave McKean's illustrations in the print version. I may have to pick that one up just to look at the pictures, after all I have two versions of Stardust: the paperback novel version that I originally read, and the trade paperback with illustrations by Charles Vess.

And look, here's the poster for the Coraline movie, directed by Henry Selick, of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. And... and Monkeybone, but I won't hold that against him.

Reading Time at the Frat House

Richard Dawkins on the Late Late Show (Ireland)

This is one of the best theist-atheist debates I've ever seen. There are even theists in the audience who use logic in their arguments and state their points calmly (for the most part). Compare that to Debbie Schlussel on CNN saying atheists "need to shut up."

Saturday, March 17, 2007

James Randi is awesome

Flight of the Living Dead

Hour three starts on Monday.

Stardust Trailer

This is the trailer for the movie based on my favorite Neil Gaiman novel. I predict it will be amazing.

Edit: I had to take down the link to the trailer because Paramount complained.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Comics: What I Got

I forgot that Fables #58 is drawn by Mike Allred. So even though it's the only thing good that came out this week, it's still well worth a trip to the comic store. And since I hadn't been to the comic store in a few weeks, I also picked up:

Strangers in Paradise #88, The Walking Dead #35, Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil #2, American Virgin #12, Jack of Fables #8, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #2, and DMZ volume two.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sundays panel

To prove I actually am drawing The Sundays. Page eight and nine are a double-page spread, and there's a huge panel with a lot of background buildings and stuff that is hurting my head. So for the time being I'm moving on to page ten, which is WAY easier. Just for today, then I'll go back and complete the last one. Anyway, here's the first panel of page ten.

Ricky Gervais talks about the bible

Comics this week.....

Fables #58. That's it. Kind of a crappy week for comics.

Suicide Girl sketch WIP part 2

Here's another hour's worth of progress on this sketch:

Monday, March 12, 2007

A lost LOST sketch

I did this sketch about a year ago in my friend Joel's sketchbook. I just found it on my old Photobucket page, so I'm adding it to the sketches gallery. There's Locke, Mr. Eko, and Charlie from LOST teaming up with Spider-Man.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Warm-up sketch WIP

This is a work-in-progress I started as a warm-up sketch today. I worked on it for an hour before I decided I needed to move on to other things.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The PlayStation4 will plug directly into your ear canal

I know it’s not something you hear or read about every day. A San Francisco, California-based company has debuted the first-ever commercial controller that can process human thoughts. Emotiv Systems, which specializes in brain computer interface technology, said on Wednesday that it has created the first brain computer interface technology that can detect and process both human conscious thoughts and non-conscious emotions.


The company said that it will primarily target the electronic games industry, following its announcement on Wednesday with the launch of its Emotiv Development Kit for game developers. The kit will enable games to respond to the players’ emotions and allow players to manipulate objects in the game using the power of their thoughts.

This is an amazing breakthrough, and is wonderful news for disabled people, but this is the exact wrong direction to go in for video game consoles. The direction they need to be going in is that of the Wii. I don't want to put a helmet on my head and sit still for an hour while my brain controls Link. I want to actually be swinging a sword (or a remote control-like approximation of one) or pointing at the screen to simulate a bow shooting arrows. I want to break a sweat killing goblins, dammit.

New Comics Wednesday

I haven't gone to the store yet, but this is what I plan on getting:

The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #2, New Universal #4 (shit, I still have only read the first issue), Shazam: Monster Society of Evil #2.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Flight of the Living Dead: The Movie

There is a movie called Flight of the Living Dead coming out soon. Until last week it had a different title.

I have nothing to do with it. It has the same premise as my comic and will be released direct-to-DVD sometime this year. I have been talking to the producers of the movie for the past week, and they are releasing the movie with that title despite my wishes.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Flight of the Living Dead

Page 16 is up. This is the final page of chapter two, and the comic is on hiatus for the next two weeks.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Flight of the Living Dead hiatus

Hard to believe I've been at this for two months now...

Anyway, the final page of chapter two is going up tonight. After that I'll be taking a two week hiatus in order to catch up on my other comic, "The Sundays," and chapter three of FoLD will be starting up March 19. Chapter three, much like chapters one and two, will be eight pages long. Starting with the fourth chapter, they're going to be much longer.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Rachmaninov Had Big Hands

Found in James Randi's latest column.

The Spirit of Troof

My theory is that this guy is the greatest comedic genius of our time.