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    • RvB: Revolution Ch. 2, 11-12

      6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic

      Since I do so much artwork (especially comics) at work--hell, I call it a perk--I ocassionally get caught at it. It's always fun to try to explain--not why I'm drawing at work, but what the hell I'm drawing ("space hippos" rarely suffices as an answer, for some reason.)
      The next question I usually get asked is whether or not I make any money by my art, and when I reply no, what comes after is, "Seems like a waste of your talent."

      And I realize it's a well-meaning compliment, but really? How come anything that isn't turning a profit is a waste of time in our society? I just love drawing and telling stories. In fact, I only consider my "day job" a means to that end. Hell, I'd live in a cardboard box so long as it has a scanner and internet access to post comics.

      ...And a skylight. Bitches love skylights.

      (psst Chris that thing I'm sending you today is not a cardboard box. Probably.)

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      Tucker's luck is only improving.

    • RvB: Revolution Ch. 2, 9-10

      6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic

      Guess what, amigos?

      I've got twenty watchers, that's right. Here's a celebratory Caboose for all you kool kats (because we all know k's are cooler than c's and sit at the table with all the real cool kids--but not the d's, they're just dicks):

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      No, Caboose, look at the camera. The camera, it's right--oh forget it. This is as close as we're gonna get.

      In other news, the very cool SailorTweek has started a group that everyone should check out and chip in, even just once. No special skills or artistry required, I promise--only need to bring the fun.
      (And I'm slacking off there already, but only since I've been too busy updating this comic. That has to give me an ironic exemption, right?)

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      RIP Tucker's rock. And... tree next to Tucker's rock.

    • RvB: Revolution Ch. 2, 5-8

      6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic

      What's up, guys?
      If you check out the comic's website, you'll see the front page got a bit of an upgrade. And lookie there, a character page (as if these poor rejects needed any introduction.)

      "Brown Chicken, Black Cow"
      By the way, anybody who doesn't want to be left hanging this chapter better stop reading right about...

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      ...now.

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      Oh, shit.

    • 6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic
    • +10 Internets

      6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic

      So, I've moved into a new pad, and for the first time in three years I have actual high-speed internet. The roomie/bro wants me to get back into WoW, although I wonder if I should get a 360 instead and play on sexbox Live like all the cool kids do.

      Ah, the life-stealing possibilities. Hit me with y'all's suggestions, if ye please.

    • RvB: Revolution Ch. 2, 3-4

      6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic

      So how 'bout that horde Immersion? That was fun as hell (and almost as hot. But there's the South for ya--you learn to love it. Or learn to love bitching about it.) I'm that brown-haired girl head-bobbin' in the background at 2:14, and then at 2:20. Two seconds of zombie fame, woo!
      I think my favorite part of the shoot had to be standing around waiting on a take, everybody sweating their makeup off and half-starved for lunch, and then hearing Gus quip, "Filming shit sucks, doesn't it?"

      Seriously though, it was a rockin' time. But I'm sure y'all are readin' this journal for more comics, so let's get to that.

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      Something else I'm grateful to Chris for: coming up with good Donut one-liners. =P

    • R.I.P. Lenovo

      6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic

      I feel like I should mark this occasion with a journal. Since I spend so many good times with them--years, even--game consoles and computers have served as odd milestones in my life, making the passing of one notable.

      Tonight I decided to let my home PC idle while I took a before-work nap, and I woke up about an hour later to the beeping death-throes of my machine. Ten minutes of troubleshooting (and extra nap) later, I realized that all was lost--the harddrive was toast.
      It was a Lenovo Thinkcentre, a strange offshoot of IBM that had those big old-school initials branded into the tower, along with a 3-1/4" floppy drive and a noisy fan that sometimes wouldn't quit buzzing until I nudged the front panel with my foot. I bought that computer refurbished off Newegg back in 2008 (2007?), and its 2.8GHz Intel processor and 1GB of RAM have served me well for the price, all considered.

      It's not a catastrophic loss, really. I've been prepared for this eventuality since last year, when I barely recovered the machine from a nasty virus. It never quite ran the same since, so I invested in a 500GB external drive to back up all my files. Eventually I forewent the occasional back-up and just started saving everything to it by default, so in terms of documents/images/etc I've lost virtually nothing. And I still have my laptop, even if that's not quite the same.

      The timing is convenient, at least. Since my brother-in-law just bought a brand-spankin'-new PC, I stand to inherit his old e-Machine, a computer with a very... interesting history. That motherfucker survived Hurricane Rita back in 2005. Even after the room it was in got smashed by a tree, and its casing got plastered with rain, leaves and fiberglass insulation, all my bro did was brush it off, plug it in and it worked fine. He's been playing World of Warcraft and watching porn on it to this day.

      This is also a noteworthy occasion because it makes the--fifth? Sixth? I think I lost count--computer that my scanner has survived, and I hang on to computers for years until those suckers give up the ghost. My scanner is huge, dusty, loud and ancient, and it's been running like a beauty since 1997 (every time I try to go around and cheat on it with another scanner, my drawings just haven't come out the same.) The first computer I hooked it up to was an IBM Aptiva running Windows 95, and my scanner has always worked hand-in-hand with Microsoft Image Composer 1.5, an art program I got off a disc (that I also still have) for Frontpage 98. They're what I use for all my artwork, including comics.

      Ah, good times.

      So now my poor scanner's bereft of a PC companion, again. I guess I'll have to find another way to scan stuff until I get a replacement in line.

    • 6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic
    • RvB: Revolution Ch. 2, 1-2

      6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic

      So, chapter two is officially started. I'm not gonna lie; this is going to be one of my favorites.

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      You might notice a couple of things different with these pages. The first is that I finally figured out a fix for my font problem, and I'll be slowly going back over the first chapter and fixing all the speech bubbles there, too.

      The other, more obvious (perhaps, just a little) change is the handiwork of my new partner, Chris Godwin (no relation to another Godwin we might know. Unless he's not telling me something), also known as Nero_Maxim on this site. Chris is the man awesome enough to deal with my shitty linework loan his coloring skills to the comic, and he's been a huge help so far. This chapter might start out a lil' rough as we get our styles in sync, but I'm really happy to have Chris on board, and I totally look forward to working together. So check out his page and give 'im some props, if you're so inclined.

      Now, time to go eat a half-thawed tv dinner and pass the fuck out.

    • Phew, back

      6 years ago

      Myshu chupariffic

      So then, RTX was amazing. RvB Season 9 is gonna be a complete and total blast (er, the good kind of blast. Not the bad, explody kind.) And the RT crew are some of the friendliest and most awesome people on the planet.

      But you guys already knew that, right? You definitely didn't need to take my word for it.

      I didn't expect the community aspect of the event to be a highlight for me, since I'm a pretty reclusive person. Hell, I was --->this<--- close to not showing up for the shoot on Sunday and just holing up at the hotel to draw, but now I'm totally glad I attended, and I'm even happier that I got to meet so many kickass community members and hang out with them on Sidequest(s) and stuff. So, this is a shout-out to all the people I met and befriended this weekend--you guys rock, and I hope we get to hang out again sometime.
      (Also, to the dude from Italy who was watching me draw Saturday: you're totally cool as well, and I feel crummy about losing your name. I hope to find you somehow!)

      Although it was a pretty busy weekend, whenever I got any downtime I was doodling, as usual. I did a bit of comic work, a drawing I ended up giving away and then this concept that made it home with me:
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      The best part, of course, was that I managed not to kill myself or my fellow motorists on my trip, and only spent 2.15 hours being lost!
      That's gotta be like a 20G achievement, right?

  • About Me

    Chupathingys!

    FAQ:

    "What program do you use to draw?"
    Manga Studio

    "What about your 3D models/animations?"
    Blender 3D - highly recommended! It's free, even.

    "Are you open for requests/commissions?"
    Not right now, but watch me for the chance to adopt chupababies!

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