Had to cancel going to S.P.A.C.E. Family and I are too sick. I am hoping I can get some other shows in this year, but it is not looking good so far. Well I’ll try to concentrate on the comic and making it better and better looking in the time. Hope I didn’t mess up any Ohio plans for anyone.
I get the HOT SEAT over on Webcomics.com by Brad “the laugh track” Guigar. A little bruised up, but I need a good beating every once in a while to improve what I’m doing. Not sure if I am running in circles and everything is dead on, but I love having dialogs on art and the process. Even if those dialogs are about me. Some things I agree with, other things I do not. Other things are painful and make me want to hide in a corner and lick my wounds.
But pain is love, right? And through this pain you can create better work? I do like the theme that I should concentrate on making things better and worry less about updates until I get the art, writing and site to where I want it. Ironic that ton of fear comes from the same places and people I look up to, whom have now completely 180’d their views on everything. Hard to keep up when everything changes so fast. So what’s better, going in blind and creating your art without looking at others or looking at others and learning from them?
Oh and, RUBBA TEETS, RUBBA TEETS, RUBBA TEETS, RUBBA TEETS, RUBBA TEETS, RUBBA TEETS!
UPDATE: Didn’t know only members can see the review. But the simple break down is, art is great, writing is garbage, and jokes are not executed well. Don’t worry about updates. Worry more about quality over quantity.
THE CTHULHU HOLMES KICKER
I don’t know if I mentioned this often, but I worked on the first 91 pages of a great web comic CTHULHU HOLMES. Cthulhu Holmes is about the wild adventures of a detective of extreme character, mystery and intellect. Holmes, and his fishy companion; Watson, set forth on solving mysteries of world changing proportions. The books is written by the venerable Joe Pangrazio and drawn by myself. And now we have a kickstarter to collect the comics and make it a physical reality. I would love it if you drop by there and throw some money to get some great books.
This gif is awesome, and so I add another media to the FFFF. I have a comic in the chamber just have to fire it today or tomorrow. Also, I am working on the website, if anyone has ideas for anything, shoot them my way via whatever means I have listed and I will take them and look at them with my eyes.
BREAKING BAD REVIEW
I just concluded, a tough, but rewarding journey through Breaking Bad. 5 seasons of Walter White and his wild meth adventures. It was not easy at times, episodes like the Fly, made me want to check out and the overall character dynamics sometimes angered me to a certifiable level, but I made it! All the way, 5 seasons and the conclusion.
Overall, I loved the character of Walter White, usually. I felt though, maybe from expectations, many more opportunities for Walt to kick some science butt as it were. If the entire show had been as exciting as the last episode, or honestly, a TENTH as exciting I would have been more inclined to put this in my top five shows. But, with that, I enjoyed it, but it is not my favorite or even my top five really. I know I might be in the minority here, but there was some major slow areas that caused me much distress.
It was like a roller coaster of excitement and boredom, instead of some grey. I got mostly bored with secondary characters that seemed only to exist to get to the last season. Good show and I was late getting to it, but I got there and now it’s over….on to Westworld I guess…..
Highlights: Anytime Walt used his brain and it worked.
Cons: Anything with Walt’s family and when his brain power still led to constant losing. (till the end of course)
STAR TREK BEYOND
Well this was just okay I guess. I mean maybe it’s me but the first couple of things that pop out at me all revolve around Scotty, our once favorite nerd king, Simon Peg. These being the obsessive need to be as “Scotty” as possible. If they were trying to set new ground, does Scotty need to be so annoyingly stereotyped? Why not some bad ass Scottishness? Why does it just have to be an annoying accent. The other thing, was this accent was made even more apparent when Simon Pegg WROTE HIMSELF INTO EVERY SCENE!. Or it seamed like he was in every scene.
And why introduce a new villain and BARELY develop a back story? Maybe I am becoming too spoiled or these movies are not trying hard enough, but the moment I saw the white Mortal Kombat girl’s ship, I knew that those aliens were once human. So the twist was no twist at all. Yes it had it’s action and things happening but I didn’t really care about those things. Main issue, crashing the god damn ship. Is that like a right of passage? Destroying the Enterprise? It seems to be cliche to the point of signalling the end of the franchise. I know one thing though, get me Simon Pegg’s agent. Review done.
What can be said about a franchise we begged for 30 years to have either a sequel or a remake of? It came up way short. It came up so short that they lost a lot of money on the whole deal. They banked on the new “women rule” marketing that has been going strong and that’s fine, but please, develop a good story when you use that modus operandi. The actresses they pulled, Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, did a great job with what they were provided. But, there is a new kind of comedy, not bad, but just more modern, of a straight faced silly answer type of creature now. Much like Step Brothers, Other Guys, and Brides Maids, they tried that same humor with this and it failed at many points.
I just think the original had a chemistry that would be near impossible to replicate. Writing like this was not going to pull it out of the muck. I didn’t really see a lot of “ghostbusting”. The only one they caught was immediately released and killed Bill Murray. Symbolic? Then following this they created a Ghostbusting/Punisher arsenal that apparently “busted” those ghosts in 300 style action scenes. I appreciate them bringing it back and even creating another idol for girls to look towards, but it would have been nice to have something a bit more….Ghostbustery?
Anyone remember FINGOS CEREAL? It’s concept was awesome, cereal you can eat with your HAND!!! How crazy! Before that, eating like that with your hands was frowned on in polite society. Only CHUD like animals would ever eat cereal with their bare hands. With the invention of a food that was pre-ordained to be eaten with ones hands was revolutionary. I remember, as a young reprobate, setting fires and shaving cats, changing my ways when I realized I could be spending my days playing TMNT on the Nintendo and eating FINGOS straight out of a box! CRAZY!
I don’t understand why it failed. It had everything a successful product needed. A catchy but obvious tag line, a great concept and beautiful boxes. What else do you need? Well I plan on bringing the next biggest thing to market, inspired by these giants, GOATMEAL the oatmeal on the go. “Warm it in the microwave and then just squeeze that oatmeal into that slobbery hole you call a mouth!” That’s the tag line I’m working on.