I would like to take this time to show my sympathies to those affected by the bomb attack during the Boston Marathon. I first heard the dreadful news when I checked my Twitter feed last night and my heart almost stopped to think how something like this could of happened in only a few seconds. I doesn't even feel that long since 9/11, when the Twin Towers collapsed after the suicide impact.
Despite living outside the US, I still felt the utmost responsiblity to write this blog entry to, as I said earlier, express my deepest sympathies, and I encourage all other bloggers and artists reading this to take the time to express their sympathies also.
If only there was something I, or anyone, could of done to prevent this...
Good evening, all. Just returned home a few moments ago from a personally typical day out to Manchester, doing the usual shopping at stores such as Forbidden Planet and the Travelling Man. But for the third time now, I've visited what I now call Manchesters most recent "unnofficial" landmark called Afflecks Palace.
Afflecks Palace is, as I would best describe it, a collective of small stores that sell all sorts of practically awesome little trinkets (not meant as a negative term), from vintage collectors items, heavy metal apparel, anime memorabilia, art prints, designer toys, basically anything you probably wouldn't find in any soulless high street store. And to boot, you've got a few arcade cabinets as well. Point Blank being one of them.
So yes, to put in one paragraph, Afflecks Palace is more than just a shopping center for the alternative. It's a place, that I believe, helps you to rediscover yourself. I bought a Hatsune Miku backpack and key ring realizing that I ought to live life more carelessly from time to time, just to make sure, in the unlikely event knowing me, I don't go insane!...
If you live somewhere near the Manchester area I'd say, go over to Afflecks Palace and reel in the wonderous atmosphere yourself. And on that note, stay tuned on Friday for the next Beep Club update.
It's been brewing for quite sometime but plans are under way for making my debut convention appearance at this years Melksham Comic Con and perhaps this (and apparantly the very last) Ayacon. And in commemoration to this, I am working on three, print-exclusive, 10-page comics, related to the Beep Club universe, which will be available to buy on the day, alongside other merchandise.
But in the meantime, I ought to give you a sneak preview of the rough front covers so far. If I pull it off, could be awesome!
It's that time of year once again when love is temporarly replacing our oxygen and that we're obligated to let it show. But for me, I decided to strike a psuedo protest. In other words, I've participated in Stef Marcinkowski's Valentines Day Sex Drive 2013 event by giving everyone Phoebe Rivet... Nude, condemning vanity! At first, I doubted whether I should of took part in this years VDSD, being that I wanted Beep Club to be a feminist-friendly webcomic, but after remembering PETA's campeign against wearing animal fur, I thought I'd create a parody of that, instead slating the fashion industry. But this is just one of the many webcomics that have participated this year, below are the full list of participants which I encourage you should also check out.
WARNING: Other VDSD images may contain mild to strong NSFW material. Proceed with caution!
This has practically been my first blog entry since weeks ago, so I apologize. This cartoon I made for OFFLIFE's 'Quick Draw' event on Twitter kind of explains my recent predicament at present. I'm spending too much time gaming, when I should be staying informed with the news, watching videos on YouTube, reading other webcomics and most importantly, producing more art. I think a slight shift in life style is in order here, all the more now that I've been given my next post grad assignment to start on. I certainly don't want my creative spirit drying up anytime soon. So I suppose I should take this opportunity and make a list of things I ought to try doing more often from here on out, here and now so I likely don't forget.
And I think I might leave you with suggesting a webcomic I found really appealing, 'Love Me Nice'.