Not What I Wanted

It happened again tonight. Family cartoon viewing, and there I go. Falling asleep. Ugh, this is not what I wanted when I grew up. I remember when I was growing up, my family would sit down together after dinner to enjoy some show or movie together. We would sit there in front of the television [...]

Blade Runner 2049

Are we just 30 years away from blasters, flying cars, or lifelike, truly interactive virtual assistants? I don't know...perhaps not. I do know, however, that Blade Runner 2049 is one hell of a movie, and I can't wait to digest my 4K copy of the film in all of its glory.2049 is a film of [...]

IMAX at Udvar-Hazy

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Not the best movie. Perhaps, in my top 5 of movie experiences though. I found this movie ticket in a box the other day and boy did it bring back memories. Back in 2009, my wife and I attended a showing of Transformers 2 in the Airbus IMAX Theater [...]

Waffles

There's one thing that makes Saturday morning breakfast the best for my children, and it is....waffles. https://youtu.be/8HOlXJ2EJxw We use the quite extensive Ree Drummond recipe I repost down below. There are a lot of dirty dishes and sometimes you lose your place in the process, but after awhile every step just starts to flow! INGREDIENTS [...]

Jimu

My wife and I try each Christmas to get our kids something unique. This past year my oldest daughter received a Jimu Robot kit. It reminded me of a more advanced K'Nex or Construx kit from my childhood. The Jimu kits work like this: Build your robot Program actions Code sequences So you get this kit [...]

Storytelling Above All

I was going through old draft posts, and came across this bit I wanted to remember from an Off Panel podcast interview between David Harper and artist Becky Cloonan. These are three different inspiring quotes about art and story: David Harper (Off Panel): You did this Twitter thread about how even if you "can't draw" [...]

Jae 36.5.28

https://youtu.be/tWeA6viH2-I?t=363 A company is like software. It has to be usable, it has to be useful. And it probably has bugs, places where the company crashes because of bad organizational design or cultural oversights. When you start to think of your company as a product, all sorts of new possibilities for improvement emerge. When you [...]

The Emotion in a Score

https://youtu.be/QPA9bS0DrBk There were multiple times during Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse that two of my kids didn't want to watch the screen. The first of which was the first fight with the Green Goblin. Part of why they wanted to turn away was the visuals but id say a majority had to do with the score [...]

Riding the Bus on 66

I'm experimenting with a new means of travel to my work. It's (duh Duh DUH!) the bus. A new route opened about 10 minutes away from me and drops off a couple blocks from my workplace. I'd be a fool not to try it out (right?), especially since it's free for the first two months. [...]

Stan Lee: Excelsior!

Thank you for everything Mr. Lee. May I live 1/10 as fulfilled a life as you. https://youtu.be/ea4Tq7HB7kU https://youtu.be/wY8W_09eudw https://youtu.be/xsr6_V76hB4 https://youtu.be/MVhYL08Ky78 https://youtu.be/mm1Pj7odgzo https://youtu.be/xvMg2Csgfo0 https://youtu.be/EUuiyWrKZ8U https://youtu.be/q1jqzLQ-_VM https://youtu.be/N2NysczXpbQ

Inktober 2018

31 days, 31 drawings. It may seem crazy, but another Inktober is under a month away! Ermagur!!! I believe that 2018 will be the best year yet. For those of you participating in this year's challenge, and if you are looking for some inspiration, please take a look at my Inktober: Astronaut Edition book. It's filled [...]

SVS: School for Visual Storytelling

I am a student of SVSLearn.com, an online school providing illustration classes led by illustration professionals. Their logo is a red bunny and they have a wall filled with bunnies sent to them by students and fans. This is my tribute to them. I've learned so much taking the courses, and reinforced skills I learned [...]

RIP to the King of the Sweaties

On July 19, 2018 a huge influence in my creative life passed away. His name was Jon Schnepp. https://twitter.com/hollykpayne/status/1020373989590355968?s=21 I was blessed for the past 4+ years to watch Jon week in and week out share his love and passion for all things comics, sci-fi, horror and genre on the AMC & Collider YouTube channels. He [...]

The Kindest Rejection

An update, as you were about the Creators for Creators grant. TL;DR, it was not awarded to me. That was upsetting, but truthfully not surprising. The purpose of this post is to highlight their rejection letter, which was one of the the most encouraging rejections I've ever received: I just want to thank all of [...]

Creators for Creators

While March loomed with preparations and anxieties of AwesomeCon, there was another project lurking just off panel...my Creators for Creators submission. Creators for Creators is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization intended to encourage, support, and promote original works through grants and education. The goal of the Creators for Creators grant is to support original comics work [...]