Friday, 29 February 2008

Asif : The Lyrical Wizard : The FAT POEM

My friend Asif just passed away yesterday. I really can't believe it. He was a beautiful spirit and I was so proud of where his life was taking him.

I will miss him a lot. Please spread this video around and show some respect to this amazing artist and bright shining spirit.

I have no more words. If Asif was here I know he would.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Feelin' Crumby

Nazi Pro-Lifers Fuck Off!

I don't usually do this, but I got more riled up than a wet hen in a room full of mouse-traps today. I saw this video which made me sick for two reasons. First is what happens in the video, which is disgusting if it is true (which I am skeptical but not beyond believing). The second is the purpose behind this video. Pro-Lifers have been doing this since the 80s, but with internet videos spreading like wild-fire in a sage-brush patch, I fear they will have their way.

Why is our culture getting more and more conservative? I really don't understand it.

I know this is a website about drawing pictures and talking about comics and fun fun fun but I just couldn't keep my big trap shut when I read this guy talking about Margaret Sanger (the woman who founded Planned Parenthood) and "Jane Roe" the psuedonym for Norma McCorvey.

What follows is the (1) video and then (2) somebody's response to it and then (3)me getting a little mad. If you are pro-life, that's cool. Just keep it to yourself. You are free to choose to be pro-life and that's a wonderful thing. I'm not an Archie Bunker type but I do believe we live in a great country and it could be even greater if we all stopped acting like idiots and respected everyone.

Voila!

(1)



(2)

steven.serna wrote:
Planned Parenthood has always been real sketchy. In the 1920's it was pushed by Margaret Sanger who also was really into eugenics. Basically she thought it was okay to abort or sterilize anyone with "genetic" differences or disabilities. That's the same kind of attitude that Hitler pushed in Nazi Germany if you don't recall. I think Hitler even praised Margaret Sanger for her work.

And then go look at someone like Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade who came out and said it was all a lie, she wasn't raped and it was all a put on by some ambitious lawyers.

I used to think things like Planned Parenthood and other abortion type clinics were good and said things like "Oh it's a woman's right to be able to have abortions." But now I see that it's just all disgusting. It's not about women's rights at all. The whole abortion industry, for a lack of better words, is just some eugenist's dream of controlling the population.


(3)

I WOULD LIKE TO PREFACE THE FOLLOWING WITH THIS: I'M NOT A WOMAN AND THEREFORE HAVE NO BUSINESS TALKING ABOUT ABORTION LIKE I KNOW SOMETHING (especially cuz I'm gay Wink) THAT BEING SAID, I AM ADAMANTLY PRO-CHOICE. If you are pro-life, that is fine; THAT IS YOUR CHOICE! By imposing your moral system on everyone in the country, you not only aspire to destroy our constitution but force people into unity, which is the definition of FASCISM!

Pardon me, but Margaret Singer has been vilified forever. She was actually pro-life in the sense that she wanted to see an end to abortion and felt that care and good social standing would keep children safe. Naive? Yes! Racist? Yes. ---- YES - SHE WAS RACIST, I won't argue with that. Guess what? EVERY WHITE PERSON IN THE 30S WAS!!!

Everyone thinks about her in today's terms. You need to contextualize what you are talking about. Your above statements about her are flat-out false. I am curious where your information comes from.

In fact, here is a quote from Sanger about the practices you are attributing to her:
Quote:
...Nor do we believe, that the community could or should send to the lethal chamber the defective progeny resulting from irresponsible and unintelligent breeding.

from Pivot of Civilization

As well, she opposed what the Nazis were doing in Europe. I do not know if Hitler ever praised her, but his favorite movie was Snow White. Does this mean Walt Disney was a Nazi?

The woman in the video (if it is in fact true, which I am HIGHLY skeptical) is clearly sick. But to say that Planned Parenthood, or abortion clinics purport racist ideals or eugenics experiments. NOBODY FORCES YOU TO WALK IN THERE!!! Pro-life pundits always guff and haw about the evils of abortion like somebody's holding a gun to your head and forcing you to have one. I won't get into the details, but it is not an easy choice.

"Jane Roe" is not a real person, it is a psuedonym. Norma McCorvey (who I believe you are referring to) became Catholic in the nineties, renounced her lesbianism (and her loving partner of 22 years!!!) and is now adamantly pro-life. SO WHAT?

Let's say what happened to her was fictitious. Does this mean that when it happens to someone else, abortion should be illegal?

Give me a break!

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Monday, 25 February 2008

Ziploc Man

So I made my goal today of drawing for TEN HOURS!!! Yay! But since it's all for my comic I didn't really warm up or take a break to do anything to put up here.

So I present to you a bizarre occurrence that happened with my scanner; a happy accident if you will: Ladies and gentlemen and inbetween, I present ZIPLOC MAN!

The 3 Oranges

My new favorite song by my new favorite group. Witchypoo, Paul Lynd as a gay vulture and a starry-eyed shag-carpet spider named Seymour...

The Three Oranges with a delightful number: Oranges Shmoranges!

More follows!

Friday, 22 February 2008

Hey Crusty!


Here's a logo for your band/zine/whatevs. Don't ask me... I drew it on the L train!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Will Wonders Never Cease?


Hopefully the answer is no... but you can never tell.

Hey Check Out This Show!!!

I saw it last nite and will be there a lot. If you'd like to come with, give me a call or email me!



Featuring: Our Lady J, Glenn Marla, Nathan Carrera ...and The Pixie Harlots; plus special surprise guests nightly, including Taylor Mac and M. Lamar

Heat up your winter nights with Ethyl Eichelberger Award recipient and Tony Nominated performer Justin Bond and friends as they serve up a heady mix of Glamour, Gender Queer Cabaret, and Sexy Provocation.

Musical Director: Jonnah Speidel

More about Justin Bond: Tony nominated performance artist Justin Bond is an Obie winner, Bessie winner and the 2007 Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner, and was recently named by Time Out London as one of England's 50 Funniest People. As one-half of the Performance duo Kiki and Herb, Justin has toured the world headlining at Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and has starred in successful runs On (The Helen Hayes Theatre) and Off-Broadway (The Cherry Lane Theatre). His most recent solo show, Glamour Damage, had its world premiere at London's Soho Theatre and was hailed by the Evening Standard as “A glittering walk on the wild side.” He regularly Emcees the performance series "Weimar New York", performs with his band The Freudian Slippers, and as a featured vocalist on the London Readers Wifes' Nostalgia, had a top 20 single on the UK alternative chart. Recently, he appeared as Valerie Solanas with Matmos at the Whitney Biennial. Bond toured internationally with avant-garde noise/cabaret band Pantychrist. Film credits include a starring role in John Cameron Mitchell's feature Shortbus as well as Imaginary Heroes. In 2006 Bond completed his MA Scenography at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London. Justin credits his career as a queer performer to Kate Bornstein who cast him as Herculine Barbin in her ground-breaking play Hidden: A Gender in 1991.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

February 17th


So here's the scoop! I did the winning raffle numbers (not the whole sign, that's MJ!). I realized the top two are scrunched to the side for some reason.

Kade was kind enough to let me borrow his fancy new phone. So here it is in all its glory! And if you entered the Bring Your Own Bag Raffle, you can check this week's numbers online without stopping by!

It's a win-win situation!

Monday, 18 February 2008

The Second Coming

No, your eyes do not deceive you, there was no drawing yesterday. It's in a very public place and I need to take a picture of it. I'll put the title up, you'll know.

Any-hootles, here's proof that I'm not slacking. The end of April is my self-imposed deadline and I'm sticking to it. If you know me, you can probably figure out what this says in its entirety (or if you care to look at it for more than 2 seconds)



It's a lot of work, but why not. Dave Sim did 6,000 pages, the least I can do is dip my toe in the inkwell.

ALSO... check out Justin Bond's new show Lustre at PS122 - I'll put up the flyer soon!

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Stevie Wonder - Superstition live on Sesame Street

Oh this made me cry this morning. Nothing but positivity in this. It reminded me when I was a kid, Sesame Street was made to be this place of escape that kind of looked like the real world (esp. kids growing up here). It was a refuge, a place to hide, a place of fantasy and happiness.

Guess what it was based on?
LEARNING.

That is beautiful and so is this.

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Fear of Brushes


I'm trying to overcome a life-long fear of using paintbrushes... please excuse the mess!

I like this one. It has a zen quality to it that makes me want to do math...

Friday, 15 February 2008

An Early Nip in the Bud Saves Nine


I slacked on V Day. So sue me!

If anyone has a time machine, please let me know. Preferably an extra month between March and April

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Hooray for Photoshop!


Thanks for the tips Gregory and Liz! It looks like that worked. It took a few tries but made it up!

Monday, 11 February 2008

Stupid Scanner


My stupid scanner thinks it knows how my picture is supposed to look and where to cut it off even though I've tried it a million different ways. Hewlett-Packard scanners are complete shit... this is the second I've owned and they continually let me down.

Anybody have a good idea for a replacement? I need one that will purr like a kitten and roar like a lion and hopefully make some good coffee...

RRRRrrrrgghh... frustrating day!!!

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Further Evidence...


...the world is doomed! Doomed I tell you; DOOMED!!!

Saturday, 9 February 2008

M Lamar Logo


Here's a logo I did today for M Lamar

Don't know if it's gonna' stick but I like it a lot. Go two posts below to see it in action!

One thing's for sure... I need to work on my horror lettering!

More Secrets!!!


What's he building in there?

Logo in action


Here it is in action!

(PS You should come!)

Friday, 8 February 2008

Super Secret Project Progression


This is part of a supersecret project I'm working on. I decided to show the progress of the piece as I labored over it. Since nobody looks at this stuff on the weekend, they'll be blown away on Monday! Both of you!

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Dragon


...even though it's the year of the rat!

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Huntara !!!

So I've been watching old episodes of She-Ra (as opposed to the new episodes, right?) and saw this one starring "Huntara." I was blown away! She's this grey-skinned warrior from a warrior planet. Okay, whatever. But she has this husky black metal voice that is incredible, a platinum mohawk and a ponytail that looks like one huge dredlock. She also has something on her temple I can only assume is some weird astrological warrior planet space-lady mystical tattoo.

In a nutshell, she kicks ass!



It's unfortunate that the character designs are so great while the animation is, well, really stiff. There's some really nice animation of Imp earlier in the episode, as well as some perspective stuff that's fun, but She-Ra seems stuck in the second dimension, favoring awkward poses, slippery stiff legs and faces that refuse to show emotion.

Just think of how cool I would have been if I'd seen Huntara as a little kid. Hope for queer punks, husky lipstick lesbians, freaks, warriors, black metal lady vocalists, aliens, you name it.

I'm rambling way too much. Above is my portrait of Huntara, warts and all (actually I think I softened her up a little!) The horrible pose looks fake and the features seem weirdly placed... but I'm not a professional artist, so maybe I'm just messin' it up.

Huntara. Check her out. She's THE BOMB! I hope she's out there kicking bad-guy alien butt with other husky purple bikini wearing queer warrior freaks. Oh, and one last thing; she wears a ski-mask in her spaceship!!!

I think I know what your next Halloween costume will be!

Monday, 4 February 2008

Patch It Up


I didn't put up anything on Saturday, then passed out after the Superbowl party (holy shit! What a game! I'm not a huge Giants fan but was so excited to see the Pats go down - don't stop looking at my blog if you're from Massachusetts, I don't really like football and talked about comics and play writing during the whole thing... but I'm way off point right now).

My Mom pointed out that nothing was up, so today I present a video and two sketches. The crayon sketch is from Curly's; they got new menus which really beg to be drawn on because they're flat and have no print. Maybe my 2008 resolution should have been to be more on top of my bloggis (rhymes with haggis).

Particle Man

Dead Boy, Flaming Creatures

I put Antony and the Johnson's "I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy" over a scene from "Flaming Creatures."

Flaming Creatures was the movie that began the underground film movement in America.

Both amazing artists!

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Rhapsody of Fire - The Magic of the Wizard's Dream

What do you get when you cross the most epic metal band with the most epic actor?

A ballad about a wizard of course!

They didn't get Christopher Lee into tight leather pants, but Fabio Lione (yes, that's his name) is wearing a sports jacket and no lanyards or renaissance buckles, so you can see the influence crossing the serene and mystical sea.

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