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I LOVE this song. And the video is RAD. Seriously Dustball is a talented dude. By the way if someone wants to buy his CD's and... share them with me that would be cool.
I tease. I'll probably end up buying it myself. I'd feel bad stealing from an independant awesome internet artist like this. But buy the CDs anyways. Even if it's just for the song Seven it must be worth it.
This totally happened. I didn't have anything to clean the toilet with so I thought I'd use my laundry detergent instead. I felt a little irked when I realized the toilet smells as good as I do.
Anyhow I was playing with a bunch of stuff with this comic. First the general character style I tried a few things before sketching the comic. Which is VERY unlike me. Usually I just think up of a new style and go for it no matter what. This time I drew a few "Samples" beforehand and picked from there. When I change styles I always draw one character and then just draw the other character match. This time Dave was the guinea pig.
First go around didn't turn out so hot. I was going for a more manga dark type of look.
He ended up looking Gay and Asian... and I don't want him to look Asian.
Second go around I went to some of my past styles of drawing Dave which is more of a comic/anime look. He ended up looking really lame, kinda beefy, too big/tall of a head. and creepy cartoony.
Third attempt I loved. Eyes a bit close together but for a sketch I'm cool with it. I also stole the black vest idea from the Hookie Dookie Panic guest comic from last week. I thought it looked pretty cool.
Now it was time to finalize the Dave character and get Travis to match. Which I straight up stole Endling's Travis eyes. Well little modifications but I'm still a total hack. Which is fine. I love those eyes for Travis it just fits WAY too well.
Almost done with the comic. But I'm falling asleep in my chair working on it so I'm calling it quits for the night... morning. I'm done with alll the drawing/inking/coloring/shading/highlighting. All I have left is aranging them into panels the way I want, backgrounds, and word bubbles. But like I said I'm passing out here. So yeah it WILL be up today sometime.
Hey does anyone out there have an Epson printer? Preferably a wide format one? Preferably someone in Utah? I ask because I'm thinking of buying one but I don't want to use it if it won't work with the HP brand paper I use. And I kinda want to try it out to make sure Epson ink doesn't smudge or some other unforeseen problem.
This is a guest comic from my friend Brian from Hookie Dookie Panic. he recently went to Iraq and came home safely so yeah you should all check out his site . Good stuff.
I should be back later today (Monday) from Akon. I PROMISE to update Tin this week and Snafu for real. I'm back from conventions for awhile and it's finally time to catch up with everything. I'll be working on the buttons at the top of the site among a billion other things. By the way I'm writing this post from Akon and it's actully Friday night. So far Akon is going ok. I still feel bad I have like half of my merch. And I had zero buttons to give to con goers. Sorry sorry.
Well I'm off to Akon in Dallas Texas. I'm tired so very tired. I've been working on convention stuff for basically two weeks straight now and quite frankly I still didn't get enough done to properly prepare for Akon. I won't have any buttons to give away for free like I usually do (sorry Dallas) I barely got badges made in time but only for three comics on the site none of which were my own (sorry me) I'm hopefully going to have enough prints printed "hopefully" and I'm not going to have a large chunk of my shirts including some of my brand new designs. So overall it's a bit of a mess as far as merchandise goes.
With that said it should be a blast anyways. A few dudes of the awesome will be there and I hear Mario Strikers will be involved.
Oh and I'm doing some webcomic panels at Akon. Not sure when or what because I haven't slept yet and I can not think right now but stop by the Snafu table and find out. Should be lots of fun.
But while I'm gone check out this RAD home video The Used made:
I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner but the Buttons will soon be in Flash. By soon I mean when I get back. But yeah I know exactly how to make them now so no need for more suggestions guys but thanks a lot for all the ideas.
Also I finally got those adds out from above the news posts. I only had to have it up for a month for some special advertiser bullshit. But now it's back at the bottom. Much less obtrusive. But it may need to go higher again later. We'll see. up to the advertisers I guess.
It's out. I just got back from a midnight release party at a local CD store. They had a Guitar Hero 2 tournament for the attendees. Pretty cool. I think I took dead last in the tournament but dead FIRST in stage presence.
Anyhow get the CD bitches.
oh and Smash Bros site is up. Lame announcement really. Some Musicians that will get mega rummors started on who the new characters could be. And the day night thing is neat and all but not a big deal really. I mean hell Pokemon even does the day night thing.
First off we have two new comics on Snafu. Forgotten Tower and Soul Frontier. Forgotten Tower will be updated Mondays. Soul Frontier is currently on Hiatus since it was BlueFox's old project.
Speaking of BlueFox, she's the new artist joining Snafu. Along with her partner in crime TechnoTroll who is the writer of Forgotten Tower.
Second order of business I'll be attending Fanime this weekend in San Jose California. So if you're in the area totally stop by and say hi or something. Directly after Fanime I'll be driving home to hop on a plane to fly to Dallas Texas to attend A-kon. Basically I'll have two huge conventions right in a row. I'm a little stressed to be honest but it should be good.
Next order of business I KNOW the comic buttons are pretty ugly in two rows like that. I'll figure out something to do with them to make them one row again or something else space saving. But I'm SUPER busy getting ready for the conventions so I'll have to worry about that in two weeks.
Since I'm going to be so busy with conventions I'm going to be putting up a fan comic for Snafu next week. so you'll at least have something "Snafuish" to look at.
Also don't buy anything from the storethis week if you want it shipped quickly because I'm totally not going to be around for a week and a half... so yeah. Speaking of the store a lot of you have asked when I'll put the new shirts up for sale online. Well basically I was waiting for this double convention week to be over and after that I'll put ALL the new merchandise up for sale on the interwebs. So that will be good.
Lastly SUPER sorry for not updating Tin in forever. But bare with me it'll still be two more weeks before we see an update of Tin or Snafu. SO SO SO SORRY.
I'm truthfully REALLY bummed not making a comic for so long because well right now there are a BILLION things to write comics about. Be it about StarCraft 2 or the new Smash Brothers Brawl announcement that should be up in like... a few hours. Or a number of other crazy things in the news there is plenty of sources of comic gold. And yet here I am working on other things.
huh... There are ZERO of me in the USA. It's a site that looks how many people in the USA have your exact same name. 3.5 million people are named David and 0 people are named Stanworth. Basically my last name must be made up by nomadic eskimos or something.
I should also mention that the Snafu servers have a pretty good chance of going down soon... again. Honestly if it goes down this time I'm buying a brand new one and replacing the others entirely. I don't want to. But I will.
Well I've been meaning to update my link section FOREVER now and I hate myself for not doing it. But until then check this one out. Caz is an old webcomicy friend and it's good that he's back. Speaking of people I need to link and are back.
But anyhow I think I'm developing tendinitis in my left hand. LAME. Nothing serious that pain killers/anti inflamtories can't cure but still. Lame.
Wow so I just had the worst dream ever. I had a dream I was coming home from some convention and in the airport after we had already LANDED back in Utah there as a random bag check. And airport security found a tiny screwdriver the kind you use for glasses in my bag. Which they then immediately no questions asked threw me in jail for one year.
In my dream jail life wasn't that bad actually. It was like normal life but boring and it went by extremely fast in my dream. a year felt like about 6 days to me in my dream. Then I was getting released and my friend Layne and Deven came to pick me up from jail.
This is when things actually took a turn for the shitty. Everything was very similar but just a little bit different. I couldn't place my finger on it all that well. I immediately had mega anxiety on how I was going to support myself. I realized all my things must be gone such as a computer for example so there was like zero way for me to make websites/comics etc. I didn't have anywhere to live. Zero money. Oh and Deven was a million zillionaire in my dream but it never occured to me to ask him for money in said dream. I probably wouldn't anyways I'd rather be homeless.
Anyhow for the rest of the dream it was me trying to get a life back. My first priority was securing some kind of food which I managed to scrounge up enough money to buy a tomato plant and a large supply of lemonade. Weird I know but they are my two favorite things in the world so it's not that weird knowing my own psyche. Anyhow from there I started trying to find where my friends were and it seemed that ALL of them were gone except Layne and Deven. SAD. After that I asked if my site was completely completely dead. Which of course it was. Which was the worst feeling ever honestly. I then worried about shirt orders on Shark Robot and I had no idea how I would be able to send shirts out now that I couldn't afford to buy the shirts to make them and ship them. and they'd all be a year late anyways at this point.
Then my new stess came in the form of it would be basically impossible to get a job at this point. I was a jailed criminal for "terrorist" airplane related bullshit. I was having trouble just adjusting to life outside as is and getting a job doing websites and thigns seemed impossible since I was a year behind and no longer really "good" at it and I knew no one would hire me since I just got out of jail. Then I thought the internet will help I'll aks for donations but I realized in my dream my site has been completely dead for a solid year and that wouldn't be possible either.
From there I realized my only course of action was to sue the shit out of someone or something for throwing me in jail for a year when my only crime was having something in my bag that the airport security didn't find on my way in. It was THEIR screw up and it's not like I did anything terroristic with the stupid little screw driver.
This is when my dream took a turn for the weird future is a hell hole sci-fi movie. In the court systems there were all these douchebags who were witch hunting practically that everyone was a terrorist. And everyone just got thrown in jail no questions asked. Apparently I was thrown in jail because I managed to get the screw driver on the plane and landed before it was found. The "reasoning" behind this is Iran (yes it was Iran that was the scary country now) was training people how to get metal objects on planes and people like me were helping them figure out how much metal can get on and how. Which was parinoid bullshit of course. But it was basically exactly the communist scare from back in the day where one fuckup had nearly unlimited power and was throwing people in jail left and right.
This is about when I woke up feeling really pissed off and stressed. Seriously America/world calm the fuck down and kill your parinoia now before I get fucked over for something ridiculous. I think that's the moral of the worst dream ever.
I tried to mix the style up since I don't feel like I have mixed it up very much lately. And even now this style doesn't seem "that" different to me. Ugh. I'll think of something new eventually... hopefully. I do so hate falling into a groove.
So Uno is awkward. And lame. It made me see the endless potential of awesome in online gaming and immediately remembered why I HATE online gaming. I wish there was some way to poison people online. It blows my mind that there isn't a way to say I only want to play with people my age online by now. Seriously I feel like the entire process would be a million times better if I never had to play with a 12 year old again. It would be a feature I'd be VERY happy with and I'm sure parents would want their kids to not play with people way older than tham as well.
Besides 12 year olds are really really good at video games. It hurts my feelings.