Can you say déja vu?!?

I mean, seriously.

This Bloom County strip was brought to my attention tonight by CB_Chef of Twitter. He quoted it in a tweet, I correctly IDed the quote, thinking he was paraphrasing….

Turns out he wasn’t.

And thus, I give you a 100% relevant comic from 1983, today.

I swear, before Anonymous hacking into corporations, there was Oliver Wendell Jones.

http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1983/10/23

Will whore out artskills to raise cash for charity

So. People.

This time next weekend, I’m going to be busy drawing a 24-page comic in 24 hours, at Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton.

However, it’s an event they use as a fundraiser as well. For Literacy Alberta.

So for what’s probably the first time ever, I’m going to offer my art services to raise money for this noble cause. But wait, I’m sure you’re wondering, what extravagant costs/conditions do you demand?!?

$5 – Pencil sketch.

$10 – Digital (colored) sketch

$5 – Cameo of some character design in the 24 hour comic I’ll be drawing.

$10 – Inclusion of some suggested element in the 24 hour comic I’ll be drawing.

All drawing requests are made with the caveat of me having right of refusal, UNLESS the price is doubled. Yes, that’s right. I’ll draw whatever explicit crap you want for more cash, including inappropriate things and bad OCs.

All requests have to be in by Friday, Oct 7, sometime in the evening – payment can be made once I’ve actually drawn the requested sketch. For that matter, if it’s a pencil sketch, for $5 more (on top of any doubling, so it doesn’t count towards that) I’ll mail it out your way if you so wish.

More info:

http://happyharborcomics.com/ – info on the challenge

http://www.literacy-alberta.ca/ – info on the cause

EDIT: If you have a request, either leave a comment here, or PM/Reply to me on Twitter. That’s the easiest way to ask.

This begins our broadcast day!

So yeah; greetings peoples reading this.

Figured I’d make use of this nifty domain I now have and set up a somewhat official blog or something like that.

So yeah. Not sure what I’ll put here quite yet – this is probably gonna become a content aggregator of some sort for me. Youtube, Tumblr, etc.

Lion King (in 3-D!)

So, I got a chance to see the new Lion King (in 3-D!) release tonight.

And I gotta say, the 3D conversion process was really well done. It worked surprisingly well – I imagine the cel animation nature of the movie helped, given it allows them to split out distinct elements to bring forward/push backward. And whenever there was a water reflection, that looked pretty cool.

If the movie gets any negative marks, though, it’s the sound. The audio didn’t seem to have the proper “epic” feel, and I’m not sure if it’s due to re-editing or faulty memory, but several scenes felt like they needed JUST a couple more seconds to properly pace them cinematically.

But screw it. Lion King. In 3-D. And me and one of the people I went with both knew all the songs, naturally. Heck – I was mouthing pretty much everything lyricwise. Great experience.

And the audience was pretty good for a Tuesday evening too – lots of people who likely grew up with the movie, some of them taking their kids. Awesome indeed.

I kinda sorta hope that Disney decides to do this with other classics. I would LOVE to see Great Mouse Detective rereleased in theatres.

Tekno Reviews: TCC Sideburn

Amazingly, I have yet another review up and running! It’s a look at the long-awaited (in my case) TCC Sideburn figure – the convention exclusive from this year. After almost 2 months of waiting due to someone in customs, it’s finally here – and does it live up to the hype, and is it problem-free? Let’s find out.