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Come see me in the Big Apple Oct. 9-12 at the Javits Center for NYCC.  I'll be in Artist Alley, table B-2, right near the entrance to the Alley. 
  • Listening to: Fans of computers, a/c, etc.
  • Watching: Myself type this
  • Playing: Promoter
  • Drinking: Wawduh
I will be in artist alley at Tampa Comic Con, table F23.  Come on down!
  • Listening to: Fans of computers, a/c, etc.
  • Watching: Myself type this
  • Playing: Hooky
  • Drinking: Zevia
Dearest citizens residing in the vicinity of South Florida.  I have myself a nifty corner booth at FL SuperCon, #824, where you may come visit me should you wish to do so.  I will be there within the next two hours and should be there daily through the weekend.

See you there!
  • Listening to: Fans of computers, a/c, etc.
  • Watching: Myself type this
  • Playing: Hooky
  • Drinking: Zevia
Hello there, people of the Internet!

If any of you reside in Georgia, please do stop by to say hello to me this weekend at Wizard World Atlanta!  I'll be in Artist Alley at table B-17.  I have prints and will be taking a limited number of commissions.

I hope to see you there!
  • Listening to: Fans of computers, a/c, etc.
  • Watching: Myself type this
  • Playing: Hooky
  • Drinking: Zevia
I'm starting off my convention season in Orlando at this year's MegaCon.  Come see me there at table PINK #10 in Artist Alley.  I'm finishing a new print which will debut there.  My goal is to debut a new print each show.  Regular coloring work will make it tough to keep up with, but I'm optimistic.

I will have my art supplies for commissions, so if you're interested, swing by early in the show to make the list.

See you there!
  • Listening to: Fans of computers, a/c, etc.
  • Watching: Myself type this
  • Playing: Hooky
  • Drinking: Zevia
Just got back from NYCC 2013, where I debuted the Muppet Avengers and Thor pieces.  I'll be regularly producing originals now that I'm attending shows.  Come find me if you'd like one! 
  • Listening to: Fans of computers, a/c, etc.
  • Watching: Myself type this
  • Playing: Hooky
  • Drinking: Zevia
Finally motivated by my art supplies to do some drawring.  Copic markers are unbelievably blendable!  I'm shooting to have a bunch of sketch covers done before I head out to a small show in August on the east coast of FL.  It's good to have deadlines.

And in the time I wasn't on this site much- there are Llamas now?  What's the deal with the badges etc?  I mean, thanks you guys, but I dunno what they're for!...?
  • Listening to: The a/c combat the 90 degrees outside
  • Watching: Myself type this
  • Playing: Hooky
  • Drinking: Dr. Zevia
I haven't been hanging around here much, but finally posted a couple things.  Hopefully I'll have more to post in the near future.  Of course, I think that's what I said like two years ago.  Ha...so we'll see.  Anyway, hello to the like three of you who will read this.
  • Listening to: Computer hum, as always.
  • Reading: The Intellectual Devotional
  • Watching: Caprica
  • Playing: Hooky
  • Eating: Tuna & Gluden's mustard on light wheat bread.
  • Drinking: Diet Mountain Dew, the elixir of life
Well looky, looky, I actually used my utensils d'arte.  Granted, it's another one of those self-portrait things that people here don't care so much about, but I actually sat and produced work again.  I actually have some ideas for non-card pieces, so hopefully I'll post those before the year's out.  The Official Halloween Party invite will be of not-us this year, so there should be at least one.

But yeah, now that all the crazy home renovations are almost done, all that drawing time should be back.  I really want to post some more stuff because I'm such a non-posting doof so far this year.  I just looked and realized these posts are the first ones in 8 months.  Good lord- there's no excuse big enough for that.  I'll be on the ball more, for anyone keeping track.  
  • Listening to: Computer hum, as always.
  • Reading: Alias, Volume 4 by Bendis/Gaydos
  • Watching: Firefly, the only season
  • Playing: Halo 2 (later tonight)
  • Eating: Crow
  • Drinking: Diet Mountain Dew, the elixir of life
While I may be slow and slacky on posting new art, I'm excelling at reading a great book!  James Kochalka's "American Elf 2" is wonderful and I have to force myself to put it down or be done too soon.  In case you haven't read them before, the american elf stuff is the current format of his "Sketchbook Diaries".  He draws an autobiographical strip every day and used to publish each year individually.  The first four came out that way, then the fifth came out in a huge collection along with the first four.

They're addicting!  We've all got a little bit of voyeur in us, and this stuff speaks to that little part.  I find myself alternately relating to him and his life and contrasting his life with mine.  It's funny, it's touching, it's gross, it's weird, but most of all it's honest.  Everyone should read at least one year.  It's the best!

In fact, the publisher is even having a 10-year anniversary sale!  Go buy James Kochalka's Sketchbook Diaries (now $3!) or American Elf ($20!)!  Do it!  

www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog.…

Now!

P.S.- His "SuperF*ckers" book is totally fictional and hilarious, but not if you're easily offended.  "Pinky and Stinky" is more fiction, but this is nicer.  It's about pigs who become astronauts and is also great.  Go read them!  
  • Listening to: Computer hum
  • Reading: American Elf 2 by James Kochalka!
  • Watching: Nip/Tuck season 3
  • Playing: Twilight Princess on Wii
  • Eating: Just ate a Powerbar-I'm going running! Whee!
  • Drinking: Water
I was just notified that my Fall card was used by a self-portrait group called "I" i--.deviantart.com/ (I'm not sure how to do a fancy schmancy link for that) in a gallery of some sort.  I had no idea there was a self-portrait group, but I was quick to join since I draw myself at least once a month.  

Maybe I'll even get a few more visitors outta the deal!  Swell!  There really isn't much more to tell art-wise.  It's weird updating a journal on only a specific segment of my life.  I hardly ever have any news...

Anyway, welcome to any new people who swing by as a result of the group thing!  Thanks for stopping in.
  • Listening to: Computer hum
  • Reading: Odd Thomas by Koontz
  • Watching: 24 season 3
  • Playing: Halo 2 tonight hopefully
  • Drinking: Pepsi Jazz Strawberry
Man, I'm so frustrated!  I spent the last couple days working to put together my Halloween Party invitation and the October card to send out, only to have the printer's website I've used for the past year and a half crap out.  Grr.  I know the only thing inevitable is change, but when something "new and improved" looks nicer and no longer functions, it's crappy.  

I will now probably have to pay extra to get them shipped to me before the weekend.  Sucky!  I wanna get them invites done so I can make sure people are coming.  This Halloween party has taken over my life!  I just want it to be great, that's all...
  • Listening to: Howard on Sirius
  • Reading: working on UFF #36
  • Watching: Lost season 2
  • Playing: Halo 2 tonight hopefully
  • Drinking: Water
Well, pretty much since joining and posting everything I had finished up until then, I've had no time to finish anything else.  My September card will go up as soon as I've sent them out, but nothing aside from that.  The upside is that the paying stuff is coming in such volume that I have no time to futz around with the hobby stuff.  The downside is that there's almost always something I'd rather be working on.

Anyway, I wanna say thanks again to everyone who bothers to drop by to check out my lil' pictures.  So far, everyone on this site is well-mannered, which is a pleasant surprise.  Hopefully I'll start getting more than one new thing up a month.  In the meantime, I really enjoy poking around, collecting favorites.  I'm amazed at how much interesting art there is everywhere.  Blah blah blah, art schmart.  I'm gonna go DO something!  :)
  • Listening to: Rage by Chromeo
  • Reading: working on New Avengers 25
  • Watching: Monk Season 4
I am still new here, but I'm already totally sucked in by the whole thing.  I've already spent hours just looking from one person's gallery to their favorites to another person's gallery and so on, as I'm sure everyone here is already like "Duh, that's what it's here for, stupid".  I know, I get it.  But I keep losing track of time just lookin' around.  It's great-slash-horrible.  I really should be working most of that time.

Additionally in the great/horrible theme is that seeing so many people do so many cool things has fired up my creative engines.  That's great, but I already have way more ideas than time.  AND I have to sit and be excited about working on something other than what I'm doing now, which is so frustrating.  It gets hard to focus, but I need them bills paid.  Still, I'm so embarassed that I only have 40-something pieces to show.  I need to get my ass in gear, get some stuff done.  Stuff stuff stuff.  Things things things.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who's come to look at my stuff and my things, I appreciate it.
  • Listening to: What a Fool Believes covered by Self
  • Reading: UFF 34- what I SHOULD be working on
  • Watching: Alias season 4, which is not a movie

I finally joined

Sat Aug 12, 2006, 7:40 AM
This is my header. Heh.

So I finally stopped thinking about joining and done joined.  Of course, being the horrible predictor of how long things take, it's now like 10 hours after I started sifting through hard drives and backup discs to find stuff to post.  My archiving system is atrocious.  Anyway, I'm here now.  I hope you like the stuff I posted, especially since I star in a lot of it.  I think it really says something that I have almost as many scraps as finished pieces.  Perhaps I should finish more drawings...

I hope that next time I look at this, I can browse my own gallery to make sure it's showing up right.  It hasn't been working so far tonight.  Anyway, on deck is some wicked sleepin'.  

I'm out!

-=joops

  • Listening to: Sleepytime by the Snoozes
  • Reading: Lullaby Sweet Baby
  • Watching: Sleeping Beauty