Thursday, November 29, 2007

I'm Thinking

Yeah, Hey guys.

It's funny as soon as I get home from Texas, I get thrust back into real life. Which sucks. But motivated I am.

I've got a few ideas for the MM influence to grow.
First of all, as soon as I'm done working out details with Matt, I've got to import our blog archives into wordpress. Next I've got to make an index page.

We need a list of things to be featured of front page. Of course we'll still have the blog as the highlight of the main page. I've been tossing around some ideas for content though. Not just you know a gallery or anything, but maybe a commissions or (buy my labor) section. That way some of you can get some work if someone happens to discover this little site thing that we do and no one reads but us.

Also, I want to make the RSS feed from our comics appear on the side, (kind of like where we have all those links) to show which comics in our group updated today (not today as in 11/29) but today as in everyday.

Any other ideas guys?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes! It's a duck blur.

Heya kids!

Boy, what a nutty week since our marvelous exodus from our native lands. Back in the real world, and what happens the first day back? It snows. I kid you not, it was a marvelous little reminder just saying, 'hey, welcome back and fuck you too.' Snow?! Really?! Blech.

Finding time to draw has been an uphill battle too, with finals, holidays, work, and this pesky need to eat and sleep, it's been a toughie. Still, I've found time to work on a few pictures AND to line up my first official ART GIG! *applause*

Thank you, thank you! It looks like I've been drafted to illustrate a children's book based off of a CD created by The Magic shop sound studio out of San Fransisco. It's my first legitimate gig, and I'm really excited. This should also pay for my trip, so THAT alone is a fantastic thing. And hey, if I can get published, thats my foot in the door, and I would be so okay with that.

I'll keep you posted on the events of that, and I'll certainly post roughs up here for critique and help, so look for that. Also, I finished my MM pic and sent it off to Dave. But YOU fine people get to see the one with SPARKLES! OooOo! Look at those shiny things. Oddly enough they were totally accidental. When I added the stroke and glow to the ink layer, those were particles that my scanner picked up. I thought it looked cool, so I kept em. That and I used Dave's coloring technique for this picture, so good clean times there eh?

I like the way this turned out, and I can't wait to see everyone else's. Also, here is a small preview of the colored Poseidon, it's got about another hour or so worth of work, but I couldn't resist posting it. I'll show off the final in my next post. Also, it looks like Nick is going to get me some scripts within the next few days, so mind if I take the first few pages everyone? I think it would be really cool.

So yeah, thats how things are! A quick hey to all our new friends, I'm glad you're here. You should show of your art too sometimes. You know who you are... ;D


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

News, Thanks, and Other Peppermint Nightmares...

Before anything else is said, everybody need to click on Matt's 1111creations link and show that magnificent bastard some love! Upon returning from WWTX, the crazy fool went and BOUGHT us! Not ONLY that, but he's offered to help us out with setting up the MM website (as far as space and wordpress and such)! That's ridiculously above and beyond, and everybody needs to go show him love, not the creepy kind, immediately.

Also, Mediocre Militia is on Facebook now! So just click here to go check out the page, a ton more pictures from WWTX, and add MM to your friends list! As of right now, there're sample galleries of almost everyone's stuff from the blog up. Anything you guys want me to add, feel free to email me at EENick and Amelius, please let me know what(if anything) you'd like put up. Carly, you too.

Also, we're going to get cracking early on the MM sample book so that we have it in-hand in plenty of time for WWLA. I need EENick, Amelius, and Wingnut's email addys, so I can send you guys the page templates and specs and such. I'll send everything out in a mass email when I have everyone's addys. It looks like financial situations can accomadate 6 pages per Militiaman/woman, so start thinking about what you want to put in.

Let's keep the ball rolling, gang! WWTX got us pumped and motivated!

Monday, November 19, 2007

WWTX: I DREW HER WITH HANDS!!! (this will be explained later)

Yeah...we EARNED posing like that. We were magnificent.
(l to r: Zac, Acadia, Wingnut, Riot)

MM put in one hell of a showing at WWTX. Between sales, sketches, and ridiculous tomfoolery, I doubt anyone had as good a time as we did. There was a lot of feeding off each other, pimping each other's wares, and pimping MM (there's gonna be some work headed our way, too). Zac and I sat on that "Business of Webcomics" panel...which was interesting. Our table wound up being next to Arthur Suydam, which led to TONS of extra foot traffic and an almost captive audience for most of friday and saturday. The COOL part was, most of the people who were our captive audience fri and sat came back on sun just to see us.

You'll also notice a few new names under the MilitiaMen heading: the ridiculously talented Amelius, EvilEmperorNick, and Creepy Carly. So be sure to click on those links over there and check out what makes them so awesome (if you're one of, maybe, three people who don't know already).

There's a lot more stuff to follow, but I have to get ready to catch my ride to the airport and head back to Cali. All you MilitiaMen (and women), need to draw a picture of yourself in a similar pose to the picture of us four above and send it in to Acadia...we have fun things planned for this page.

Really quick, there are some people that NEED to be shouted-out to: Melissa, Jen, Lindsey, and Awesome Wheelchair Lady (whose name I can't remember at the moment, because I'm a jerk). They kept coming by our table, goofing off with us, demanding sketches and buying me beer.

Quite frankly, even if we HADN'T done well...we still would've had a blast. You'd think we'd all been friends for years the way we were carrying on, and I can't wait until WWLA...because we get to do it again. I'm going to miss those morons.

That's it for now, I'm sure Zac will do a better newspost later on and I'll do a more encompassing photo-post later on.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

WWTX Day One

So, the first day of WWTX is over. Thursday night was spent drinking and playing SNES with Wingnut...who, we've discovered, is "past me". We have also discovered that Zac is "past Wingnut" the three of us in one place is some crazy-ass time paradox.

Anyway, the firs day was pretty cool. We lucked out like mother-bitches, and our table is right next to the guy who did the covers for Marvel Zombies...that means we got so much "We're standing in line right here anyway" traffic, that we were plenty busy doing sketches and torturing the people waiting on line.

It's 4 am, Wing and Zac are passed out...and I'm going to bed. Below are some sketch cards and sketches that came about today. I'm really annoyed with myself for letting this kid have a Batman one I did that I really liked. Oh, well.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I just realized it's literally been over 2 months since I've posted here. There's no excuse for that outside of pure, unadulterated laziness. Well, to rectify the situation, I've decided to do somewhat of an art dump here.

The first is something I made a little while back, and it sparked a newfound interest in doing some actual art (non-comic). I'm actually using it as a wallpaper. =0
The next one I did as some fanart for Riot's character 'The Rioteer'. I'm sure you all know about it, so that's all I'm gonna say about the character itself. One thing of note is that I developed my own painting technique (I'm sure others use it, but I came across it on my own =0) that really sped the process along. I finished this one in about 3 hours.

The last one I JUST finished. Bill (from my comic -- the real life counterpart) saw my wallpaper and decided he wanted one of his own. I happily obliged as it meant some more practice with the painting technique I discovered on the Rioteer picture.

In any case, he liked it, so I'm happy with it.

I really wish I could've come to WW Texas earlier, but the earliest I can get there is Saturday, so I guess I'll see those of you going (Wing, Riot, Zac) on Saturday! Believe me, I can't wait.

At all.

Quick, be Saturday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

DDCW NOT dead. It was just in a coma.

Here's a sneak peek at the ext page...which will go up, um, either friday or monday. I think it'll work out to be friday.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Stupid Name, Awesome Comics

So...I got in at Nightgig. Now there's a new corner of the internet that I can neglect when I have no free time thanks to work! The name of my studio over there is Old Dying Kitty Studio (it's a long story), and I spent all damn day tweaking the I sure would appreciate it if you guys'd check it out and let me know what you think of it.

In other news, MY CAST IS FINALLY OFF! Yes, dear friends, I can draw again!

I'm looking forward to WWTX like a junkie looks forward to his next hit. It's going to be the bee's knees.

That's it for now. Drawings to follow tomorrow.

Monday, November 5, 2007


I guess it's time to be honest.

I haven't been updating because of work, true. Too true.

But I also haven't updated because of something evil.
Something called Team Fortress 2.

I think a few of you can relate.
This is a panel in a comic I was doing, I decided to put it up here as a solo picture, because I think it's funny. But it's not really, but I think so.