Monday, May 26, 2008

Heeeere's Barry!

Hello, all! I'm the new guy, Barry Linck, A.K.A. Phinmagic, mastermind lunatic behind Phineus:Magician for Hire. Thank you all for the opportunity to be in such illustrious company!

For my first post I figured I give you guys a peek at a sketch for the main character of what may turn out to be my 2008 24 hour comic, "Ghoulina". I'm still working out the bugs with the story, but it's a story about a cute Zombie chick, nuff said. Her name comes from a Necromantix song. Rawk!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Rats in the Walls, MM Sample Book, and CONTEST

BEHOLD! An illustration based on an H.P. Lovecraft story! How OUT OF CHARACTER for me!
Next I'll be telling jokes about your mom. And her FACE.

In other news, the MM Book is looking sexy. Really sexy. It's going to be a glorious thing to behold once it's printed up. Though, I'm open to suggestions for the cover. I was just going to draw something up to make it look like a spoof of one of those old EC horror comics, but if you guys hate that idea in the FACE, let me know.

ALSO, I've decided MM needs some sort of mascot/logo-y thing. So get crackin'! I'm going to leave it to you guys to come up with one and send it to me. The ones I like the best will be posted in a blog for us all to vote upon! I figure this'll be fun and also get you lazy bastiches drawing something! Hell, if nothing else, it'll be like the good old days when we used to bicker at eachother in chat rooms. Which Bran, Acadia, and I have decided we need to get back to. So get to work!

Catch you hip cats and kittens later.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ho. Lee. Crap.

Look at you guys. All I need to do is threaten you, and you pull pages out of your asses. Great stuff, too. Especially Zac and Bran. One: Because it's nice to see some new comic pages from you two. Two: Because I really like Murder of Two and am excited at it's imminent return! Three: It's REALLY nice to see new pages from you two. You've been hiding comic pages from us for way too long! Joey, thanks for coming through, little bro! Your work, as always, makes me happy in the pants. In very inappropriate ways.

In other news, the girls I live with got married this weekend (Suck it, militant christians and right-wingers! It's LEGAL in Cali now!). Not gonna lie to you: it was kind of like my sisters got married, I may have gotten a bit of manly tears in one of my eyes (so that's where I've been all week, helping get everything ready for that). It was hot as BAWLS, but I looks pimpin' hawt in a suit, so it was a trade off. Also, I was seduced by a beautiful woman reading me an excerpt from "Call of Cthulhu". I didn't stand a chance. She had, apparently, utilized a Batman-like level of PREP TIME and CUNNING.

Anyways, thanks for coming through, guys. It's nice to see that MM still matters to most of us. Sorry I get overly "Rargh!" sometimes, but I really want us all to DO something with our stuff and GO somewhere with it. And, quite frankly, I'd really like us to make it to those levels together.

End of Hallmark moment. Now get back to work!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

We had a year Anniversary

About a month ago.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary Mediocre Militia.

I'm surprised we got in 133 posts last year. Not bad at all.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Making Comics Again-

So I started up They All Bleed The Same again. I was feeling pretty down about not doing any comics, and not even being on the Duck in months. I'm gonna take it easy, updating slowly, and just trying to get a feel for doing these things on my own without a writer. It'll probably keep the same format, with the sort of journal style, but I'll probably start doing them by hand. It's just easier for me, especially with my mobile workstation. Once I get the hang of it, I'll probably branch off to other things, like stories that I want to tell that I just don't have the confidence for. I'm working a lot more by hand lately, especially now that I have my own giant box of Prisma markers. Guess I won't have to bum off you no more, eh Riot?

Other than that, things are going good. Preparing for the move out to California, trying to find my niche in this world of art, and mainly just being me. Which, as we all know, takes a lot of work to be this awesome. I've got all the MM stuff ready to go, I just need to do a new bio-pic. Sorry for letting you all down before.

Here's the new comic, I'm enjoying drawing these.




Squeeee! I just discovered an awesome new coloring technique! This picture is entirely digital, and attempts at emulating this style before were given up because it took far to much time. This picture, from start to finish, took 45 minutes. And thats everything folks, and it's super fun! Oh man, I'd be happy to show anyone how to do this, it's a dream. Acadia, I think you could really dig on this style, it's super great for totally digital work. I estimated, and I think this picture would have probably taken me about 2-3 hours using my normal methods, so thats an AWESOME time difference. Hoo-hah!


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

From The Management.

Gentlemen. Ladies. A word.

May 15th is the FINAL deadline for the MM sample book. I'm sick of begging you guys to let me publish you. There's really no other way I can put it anymore.

So, here's the deal: Six pages. Bio. Bio pic. By May 15th. They don't even have to be NEW pages. You can take from stuff you've already done.

Failure to have pages in by the date specified will lead to expulsion from Mediocre Militia.

Allan, Acadia, and are exempt from this, as I have your pages.

Feel free to email me with any questions:


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kuro-puu <3

Kampai. <3

Just got high speed internet back after over a week with no internets whatsoever. I did get quite a bit of drawing done. Thank you, lack of entertainment. :P

So here are two pieces to burn your eyes with. Proof that Intuos is effing brilliant and that Manga Studio is less of a demon than I once thought.