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Both My Grammys are Dead

So… cartoons were good tonight, Bob sold out his family… Stan caught a case of the sleepwalker… I was able to make a beer run while Family Guy was flogging a dead horse. All in all, it seems the night is going pretty well. We flipped through the channels and found a postmortem Paul McCartney wave his mullet all over the TV with… I dunno, drumsyncing (?) over dubbed drumming by the original big nosed idiot Ringo Starr. Yeah… here goes the Grammys… fueled by Schlitz.

Then Metallica (however the fuck that’s spelled) ruined one of their own songs… which should only be a task reserved for poor covers played on super market radio stations. …and just when we thought it should be over… ol’ big lips from Aerosmith tried to sing a Smokey Robinson song, and I wanted to kill myself, but before that could happen Daft Punk won a Grammy… for some stupid fucking reason.

Here’s a picture of me throwing 40oz. bottles at the TV:

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seriously, Green Day has a touring broadway show …this post is so fucking dead to me.

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Makin’ Bacon

So… more random practice on a new drawing technique(?)/style prepping me for longer runs of consistency at an acceptable pace. This one is a play on the Cooking Show video series I thought up a couple of years back, but never fully got around to finishing anything more than the theme song… maybe one day I’ll record that one for you. Anyway, without further ado, I give you… Makin’ Bacon:

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Anti-Professionalism at its Best

So, here’s what’s up… a.k.a – busting the nutshell wide open:

I’m trying to possibly take on a new client (yes, in addition to all the other stuff I’m always doing.) Hungry people can’t turn down paying gigs. This is the part where I professionally tell the reader that I will explain more about it as the job progresses, but then don’t ever mention it again because I bomb the interview with my awkward social behavior. Either way… I’m updating my website for the first time since it’s major hack/crash that took place sometime after my fonts started to gain popularity. Thanks to all the people who liked & downloaded my fonts… and double thanks to all the random people who send me money & emails every once in a while telling me how much they love what I do.

– – – AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT – – –

So, today was a killer of a work day. I’m an exhausted fish. I promised everyone a metal album after 2 days off, but then took on more that I could promise… as a compromise, I released my self-titled Kids That Play Dead album of 2013 demos for Thirty-Three. So, in all fairness… I should totally post the 4 pieces of songs that I was working on for the Nuns of Yore album. Mark my words, I will write words, finish this album… and it will be both offensive and hilarious to some. Probably offensive to most, but without further ado…

The Nuns of Yore – 2 Days Off Demo

  1. Straight Outta Convents
  2. Psalm 187
  3. Rule of the Spear
  4. Bad Habits & Broken Flowers
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Working, Working… Working.

Ok, so… here’s a list of randomness that I’ve been working on, old school posting, BOOM! So here’s what’s up…

A Graphic Novel about Lonliness
I’m working on this with my friend Hans, I’m super into the story, but I’m not sure if I have the skills to make it look the way it should… anyway, we’ll see how it goes… I totally plan on making this happen. It’ll be super cool just to have done it in the end. I know it will be amazing no matter how I feel about my work in it. I am my worst critic by the way… here’s a super early sample:

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The Nuns of Yore
I really wanted to do a Black Metal music project… just as a break from punk rock. I don’t really listen to much metal… I mean, I love Cradle of Filth, Slayer, Lamb of God, and a bunch of other metal bands that don’t have the same notoriety… I just don’t think that I have the gusto to write a non punk album (it’s really just a 2 song EP) that holds true to the metal that I love. By the way, I’m giving myself a 2 day window to research, write and record the whole thing. Let’s see what Thursday night looks like.

Harley Dealership Ads
Yep… that’s all I’m gonna say, I love making them… I don’t want to fuck with any copyrights though.

Reading
What the fuck?!?! …yeah… I’m going to start reading again, or at least just looking at the images in graphic novels and how they are illustrated. Bam! Wrapped it around to the first part of the post… ok, anyway… back to creating some new forms for my admin shift tomorrow. Later crocodiles…

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Meanwhile… in Wood Shop

So… I thought of this a while ago, and finally got around to actually doing a demo sketch. It’s a start at a one frame comic, but I’m not sure if it totally grasps the full humor of the situation yet. Hopefully I’ll get around to doing a few more sketches sometime soon. Anyway, here it is…

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I could definitely redraw the whole right side of this… but that’ll be for later.

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Remember When Life Was Eazy?

Here’s a random sneak peak at on of the latest sketches for the Thirty-Three album cover. Note that a lot of the imagery involves fire, knives, and… pretty much everything else that normally finds it’s way into my artwork. Either way…

I’m done drawing for the night, but here’s the first intro sketch…

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…and the first rough.

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Jenny Got Married

Here’s some shit I’ve been working on…

Jenny Got Married
I’ve been pretty excited about this new track I’ve been working on… well, it’s not really that new. I started working on it back in October, but it’s come a long way and I finally put down the initial scratch-vocal track so I can plan out how I want the lyrics to be. I went about it the same way we used to compose songs for Eat Muthafucka Eat back in the day.

The Illustration Lottery
I didn’t really win shit, but a lottery is kinda random… and so are my illustrations (that’s why I can’t stop making them.) A couple of weeks (weeks?) ago I came across a bunch of free books. I’ve been cutting them up and doing illustrations on the pages, it looks a bit like this:

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This Blog
This year I’m gonna actually try and put some more work into this blog. I know I say that every year, but without any other personal sites to work on… I don’t really have any excuses. Let’s get this 2014 shit going.

Randomness

Made a shit ton of pulled pork in the Crock Pot today… no more buying lunch at work for us.

When life gives you Extra Virgins, make Extra Virgin Olive Oil.