Friday, August 26, 2005

Success

This is an excerpt from Heather Havrilesky interviewing Alan Ball on his work in general and Six Feet Under in particular.
This quote got me, as Alan Ball is an amazing writer with a beautiful portfolio of work and yet he sounds like me who is a struggling and insecure writer/artist who has almost no portfolio...(italic emphasis is mine)
H.H.:
Sounds like you're secure with yourself as a writer, to be taking on new mediums.
Alan Ball:
There are times when I think, "Oh my god, I'm a horrible writer, this is just all some horrible mistake that happened, it's all going to become so blindingly clear." But you can't let your insecurities rule you. And also, I get bored doing the same thing over and over. I mean, I'd be lying if I said there weren't times during the run of "Six Feet Under" where I was just bored, but then that's true of my life as well, at some times, so I don't know how you can avoid that.

In a Mood, My Magic Logic Loop

Why do I get in a mood so easily? All it took was listening to like 1 minute of news (they're building a new jail for girls!--don't even get me started on how they could spend the money keeping people OUT OF JAIL) and then talking about work.
I can't take the absurdity of things sometimes. This is when studying logic does not come in handy. Gee guess what? The world isn't logical, people aren't logical, but hell, you know what? I'm trained to find logic when I see it...
I'll let you know when that happens...

Thursday, August 25, 2005


My Working Proof of my Promo Card for CAOS event Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Moody Entertainment

I know I shouldn't even watch these as I am too introspective and sensitive, but damn they are both good.
First one is a video by the band/group Smog. I've listened to them on Boston's WERS 88.9 FM, but didn't think I'd ever see a video. Really beautiful, and almost makes you like newscasters again...
Smog-Mother of the World
watch

Second one is the video for the song that ended Six Feet Under. It is a good song, but the video has a great format. Could be a good commercial for Polaroid.
Sia-Breathe Me
watch

God as Artist-Funny and Beautiful

intelligent design, violent temper

Friday, August 19, 2005

Not a False Start This Time...3rd time is a charm

The first page is done, I think it looks great. The title of the little vignette is "Day After Day". So that'll be about 11 pages about setting up the depression, the habits, the people and situations that make for the oppressing days of working. I will work in some foreshadowing of the storyline in brief glimpses of the violent tendencies I imagine.
My new thing is that my violent imagination ends up becoming a violent reality somehow [of course I mean in the novel, okay?]--this might change, but it stems from my love of all things Tabloid, cheap, dirty, ugly, horrible 99cent store type of life in the city. Violence is agiven in any city. I feel like the only way you can change it is by making the violence more equitable in that it doesn't just stem from and attack the poor neighbourhoods. It should jump out and get richies too. Not that I hate rich people, I just resent them and at the same time want to be so comfortable that I don't have to think about these horrible things that I do.
But I figure that if I were rich, then I'd have these bad thoughts still and would eventually act on them or something. My faltering moral compass would end up going totally haywire over the strong magnetic pull of money.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Title of the Graphic Novel

Okay, it is called "Guns of the Day Job"
I hope no one thinks it is about workplace violence
Its about my own violent imagination that I have never shown to people...
It is expressed through my love of all things graphically violent.
p.s. I also love graphic sex, but I never mix the two and the violence pops up in my mind more
keep tuned, I'll post the title page by next week.

Friday, August 12, 2005

The Laughing Lady from SanFran Arcade History Place


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More Goings on @ the Cartoon Museum-SanFran, CA

1. Saturday, August 13th from 1pm to 3pmThe Unbearable Lightness of Bean: Reception and Book-signing2. Saturday Afternoon Cartooning Classes for kids will be held on August13th, August 27th from 1-3pm3. Sunday, August 14th, 11:30am to 4pm is Garfield Family Fun Day w/ theSPCA (This is our final Family Fun Day for the Garfield exhibit)
1. Saturday, August 13th from 1pm to 3pmThe Unbearable Lightness of Bean: Reception and Book-signingTo celebrate the publication of Terrabella Smoot and the Unsung Monstersand the opening of Jon "Bean" Hastings's Small Press Spotlight, theCartoon Art Museum is hosting a book signing. This event is theofficial kick off for the West Coast leg of Jon's Smootarama! booksigning tour. For more information about Jon Hastings, please visithttp://www.KiwiBean.com.
2. Saturday Afternoon Cartooning Classes for kids will be held on August13th, August 27th from 1-3pmClasses are held two to three times each month. The attendance fee foreach student is $5, which covers the student's admission to the CartoonArt Museum and the cost of art supplies. Students will learn a widevariety of skills throughout these classes, from character design tostoryboarding to creating their own mini-comics. These classes arerecommended for students from 6-14 years old.Classes are filled first-come first served, advance reservations arerecommended, contact ext. 314 or gallery@cartoonart.org.
3. Sunday, August 14th, 11:30am to 4pm isGarfield Family Fun Day w/ the SPCAJoin the Museum and the San Francisco SPCA for our final fun-filled dayof festivities and creative activities including, a kitten adoption
face painting, watching Garfield cartoons and Garfield-themed snacks andtreats. While visiting your favorite cartoon feline, see the newesteditions to the SPCA at their kitten adoption station in front of themuseum. This event is sponsored in part by Paws, Inc
station, coloring activities, writing your own Garfield comic strips,face painting, watching Garfield cartoons and Garfield-themed snacks andtreats. While visiting your favorite cartoon feline, see the newesteditions to the SPCA at their kitten adoption station in front of themuseum. This event is sponsored in part by Paws, Inc.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

I want to kill a clone of myself

I wouldn't be committing suicide and it would be MY clone...
Also, it could be a registered organ donor so that I wouldn't have to be
and I would name it Cloney
Sometimes you just want to kill yourself, but don't really want to and I think this would be the perfect solution
Also, I could cut its hair and dress it

Thursday, August 04, 2005


Angry Tree, Dissolving Sun Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Duh-Dang

It's been a while...but I threw a doodle up here via photoshop today. Just had to get something out. Open Studios are coming up and I'm behind on my production of zines/magnets/actual art. What else is new? Breaking my own deadlines is why I like being the boss.