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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Top Villains of all time...# 14

Vincent. A suave, cool, calm, collected contract killer, who has a love of jazz. The villain in Collateral is a freakishly likable character, and you get the sense that if he weren't a hit man you might even find your self having a conversation with the guy. That is where his true villainy is. It is within his outrageous charisma. He has this uncanny ability to make you like him.

The Rendition Agency Pt. 1: A series of short stories

The rain was coming down hard as Graham ran across the rooftop. All around large monolithic buildings could be seen boxing in the minuscule structure across which he ran. Pipes, tubes, brick, chain link fences, and boarded up windows all created a bizarre sense of contrast to the electric light show that was the city. Holograms and neon. Graham vaulted, slid, and jumped his way across the rooftop. His gray suit now wet with rain weighing him down. The suspect he had been tailing made a break for it when he saw Graham. How he could have known he was IIA* Graham couldn't fathom. Now dead ahead of him the suspect was running all out, this is not how I planned on spending my night, was all Graham could think. The edge of the roof was getting nearer. Soon the suspect would have no place to go. As he reached the edge of the building the suspect didn't stop, however, and jumped straight toward the old brick building across the gap. The suspect disappeared beneath the edge of the building. Suddenly there was the sound of shattering class and splintering wood. Great was all Graham could think to himself. As the edge of the building got closer he readied himself for the jump. Suddenly Graham was making his way through the air toward a broken window. It was as though it was happening in slow motion. As his feet struck the ground Graham did a roll out to make sure his ankles didn't break. The inside of the building it was large and open with high ceilings which were painted an ugly pastel green color. The plaster on the walls had decayed to reveal rotting studs. The floor was soaking wet from all the rain that had been pouring in over the last several days. Graham pulled out his pistol, a CRP-Whisper**, the standard pistol for every IIA officer. His canvas high tops had been soaked through making his feet ache. Graham went over and searched the enormous fireplace, being extra cautious if the suspect were to jump out at him. It was incredibly dark within the building the only light coming from the city which lay just outside. Graham made his way to the hallway and caught the suspect just at the end of it. Graham could tell he was limping, he had landed wrong on the jump. Graham made a break for it. "Stop!" Graham shouted. Of course after the fact he realized the futility of saying it. He ran down the hallway and slammed into the wall of the intersecting corridor. The suspect hadn't gotten that far down the hall. Graham took aim at the suspects leg and shot. No more than a little "pfit" sound was made as the guns slider kicked back. The suspect tumbled face first into the water drenched floor. Graham walked up to the suspect and helped him turn to face upwards. Graham shoved his badge into the suspects face. "Edward Murdoch, you are under arrest for the practice of homosexuality and theism without a proper license"
* IIA-International Investigative Agency
** CRP-Whisper-The Chkovski Arms Company specializes in the development of firearms that utilize rail technology (using magnets to repel the projectile forward). A bullet that is repelled forward by a magnet goes equally as fast as a standard bullet, but no gun powder is needed and the gun is deadly quiet hence the title "Whisper". The CRP stands for Chkovski Rail Pistol.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I write like
William Gibson

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Found an interesting little style analyzer on the internet and according to it. My style is something similar to William Gibson.

Winter Quiet: A short story

It was quiet and white stretched out in every direction. The sky was slightly graying like a giant blanket covering white plains. Off in the distance could be scene small groupings of dead lifeless trees. Across the the plain a man was running for his life in knee deep snow, clad in thick mute colored clothes. In his right hand was a Glock 19 which he was clinging onto for dear life. He had only one round left. The mans panting was the only thing that could be heard over the winter quiet. His joints ached and strained as his body protested, and screamed at him telling him to stop, but he couldn't stop. Several meters in front of the man was a small island of trees and he knew that if he could simply make it to those trees he would be fine. He continued to tell his body to move forward. Just a few more feet and the man could find safety. The man forced himself through the treeline and found a small outcropping of roots which he could hide under. The man paused to catch his breath panting over the silence. The open silence, not like the oppressive silence you get when locked in a pitch black room. The silence of openness, a completely isolated silence, a cold silence. A silence you can only suffer in winter. The man peaked over the top of the the outcropping. Starkly painted against the backdrop of the white snow was a man clad all in black. The icy cold tendrils of fear gripped him. He looked down at the Glock. He lifted the gun to his head, and squeezed his eyes shut. Holding his breath. He sat for what he thought were hours. He could now here the man in blacks ominous footsteps. He lowered the gun from his head and let go of the breath that he had been holding. He stood up and faced the man, the man in black towering over him because he was standing on the out cropping. The man pointed his pistol at the man in black. The man in black pointed a polished revolver at the man. The man began to squeeze the trigger. Misfire. The man in black pulled the trigger. a shot rang out against the stark silence.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Top villains of all time...# 16

Frank D'amico...The main villain from Kick-Ass is a nasty jerk who has a penchant for killing anyone he doesn't like. Including 12 year old girls who kick his ass. Really there's no specific reason for him to be on this list. He's just an all around bad dude.

Just a fake comic book cover

Just a really crappy cover idea for a comic book I hope to publish some day.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Judge Dredd

I'm such a nerd, I found this picture of Karl Urban as Dredd on ign and felt an obligation to post it. According to Urban this version is going to be much truer to the comic, and not that rather embarrassing little film from the 90's. So here's hoping.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Sorry for the lack of posts lately, this is what the holidays do to any already lazy artist. I did some sketches over the holiday and should have them up on the blog pretty soon. I'll have some new character pics soon as well. While your waiting though I would suggest checking out the band Sigur Ros. There music videos are amazing so hop on to youtube and check them out.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Game of Thrones

Check out this new image from the upcoming HBO series based on George R.R. Martin's book A Game of Thrones. As you can tell this is a very different type of fantasy. Much,MUCH, grittier than your, Drizzt, Chronicles of Narnia, Eragon, or even Lord of The Rings type of fare. Oh and if you haven't read these books you really should. The series is called A Song of Ice and Fire.

Just an idea

this is the cover concept for an underground independent magazine I would like to get started some day. Maybe it will happen maybe it won't but I can dream.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another little bit of artwork

Just a random character I drew one day. He'll probably wind up in one of my stories eventually.

More artwork

I actually drew this after listening to Johnny Cash's The Man Comes Around.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just a quick update

I wanted to take a quick break from posting about the evil guys and decided to tell you that I should have some new artwork up very soon. I've been a little dry for ideas so far. I should have some more character pics up soon. Comic stuff is going a little slower than planned so I don't know when the next one will be up. Sorry guys.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Top Villains of all time...#17

This is an odd one but I still put her on this list simply because she's a unique villain...Mal (inception). Rather than having a physical presence like most villains, she's simply a projection, a concept, an idea. But that makes her even more dangerous because she knows Cobbs mind and knows how he works. Not only that but she takes on a life of her own, she is an envious idea one who has thoughts and emotions, an over riding concept, an obsession.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Top Villains of all time...#18

And number 18 is...Nemesis...DUDE!!! his name is fraking NEMESIS!!! that should be enough for you people, but I know it isn't. Okay so lets go through his list of "bad stuff" He was a drug lord by his mid teens, he's taken down every major police force on the planet, and he kills children. That should be enough...Oh and he kidnapped the president of the united states.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Top Villains of all time...#19

Time for another villain. This time...Ozymandias (Watchmen). A man who forces his ideals upon a world and kills millions in the process...all for the sake of peace. Seems a bit hypocritical to me. What gives any man the right to assume a moral superiority above the general population, regardless of your intentions. And that is the true evil of Ozymandias' plan, is the fact that yes he creates a peace, but a false one born of lies and death. A peace born of lies is a greater sin than a war born of truth.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Top 20 Villains of all time...# 20

Over the next few weeks I will be doing a countdown of the top 20 all around best villains of all time this includes video games and TV as well. So shall we get started. Coming in at number 20 we have...The G-Man (half-life series). No name. No past. No Conscience. We know nothing about the G-Man but he seems to know everything about you. Constantly forcing you in to life threatening situations, he appears to have an agenda and it involves you facing Combine, Stalkers, and face humping aliens. What really makes the G-Man such a memorable villain is the fact that we know nothing and he seems to know everything. Not only that, but when he drops you in a particular time or place you are obligated to do what he wishes you to do, no ifs, ands, or buts. Who is the G-Man?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My top 20 films of all time...What are yours?

Just thought I'd start doing a top ten list for all sorts of stuff, so here's MY favorite movies of all time.

1) No Country for Old Men
2) Collateral
3) Memento
4) Inception
5) Blade Runner
6) Ghost in the Shell
7) District 9
8) To Kill a Mocking Bird
9) Social Network
10) Bourne Ultimatum
11) Manchurian Candidate
12) Watchmen
13) Fight Club
14) Book of Eli
15) Good Night, and Good Luck
16) Fargo
17) UP
18) North By Northwest
19) The Departed
20) Kick-Ass

By the way any of you interested in the movie Sucker Punch can finally check out the official synopsis. Just search for it and you'll find it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More batman stuff

We have an official title for the next batman movie. The Dark Knight Rises, we also have confirmation that the villain WILL NOT be the Riddler. I know I'm as sad as the next guy, but this means more speculating and rumors, and everybody loves those. So who do you think the villain will be? My bet is on Hush.

Character Pics YAY!!!

John David...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Holy Crap!!!

Just found out from Mark Millar's website that a Nemesis, Superior, Kick-Ass cross over is happening. This is as close to a dream come true as it can get for me. If I were in less touch with reality than I am, I would probably be crying right now...So anyway, I don't care if you, out in the blog world like comics or not I would definitely suggest reading Mark Millar's stuff...Right now...I COMMAND YOU !!! Also you guys may want to check out the new PBS series "Sherlock" it's a modern day retelling of Sherlock Homes...duh. But its well acted, funny, and has some good action. Also the guy that's going to be playing Bilbo Baggins is in it.

Encyclopedia Grey BMA BLA

For any of you who read the first strip of grey you know there were some terms in it that really made no sense so in encyclopedia grey I will attempt to explain those terms to you.

The concept behind BLAs and BMAs was born out of a program to help streamline the behavior of those with severe autism. The idea was to neurologically alter the autistic and then put him under a strict training regiment, in hopes that he might successfully integrate into society and live a semi-normal life. As the program grew those in charge realized that they should be branching out. They began to experiment on soldiers altering them both physically and neurologically. They created a nearly perfect soldier. One that blindly followed orders and had the physical stamina to operate for days without sleep. Those at the top began to realize that what they had done was essentially create a "robot" out of flesh. All work on creating a computer with human AI stopped. They realized it was far easier to make a human more robotic than it was to make a robot more human. Thus the term BLA was adopted, it stands for Biological Automaton or "Bioton" for short. As the company continued on with the project they began to experiment with integrating mechanical alterations as well. Thus the term BMA or Biomechanical Automaton. Eventually the government could no longer ignore what the company was doing. They were quickly bought up and within twenty years the "New Adoption Program" was created. If parents did not want their children they no longer had just two options (adoption or abortion) they could now give the child to the government to be brought up as a BMA or BLA. The parents have no say in what their child is. This allowed for for not only a free work force, but also for many laws to be completely rewritten. You see, when a human is altered to the degree that a BMA or BLA is it is no longer considered human. This meant a completely new set of laws were necessary to protect the rights of a BLA or BMA. Slowly but surely people became acclimated to life with BMAs and BLAs. So much so that people can now own their own personal BLA. BLAs and BMAs have many purposes in society. As a servant, a worker, to grow spare organs, and many other uses. But they do have legitimate purposes. On occasion a BLA or BMA will "break" (run away, go on a killing spree, or just "malfunction" in general) this meant that a new agency had to be crated specializing in the finding and decommission of BLAs and BMAs. This is how the decommissioners agency was born.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kick Ass 2

The first issue of Kick Ass 2 is finally out and what I've read it looks to be another delightfully twisted and hilarious super hero romp. So go out and read it...NOW!!! Also you should read nemesis and Superior. (both of which are Mark Millar comics)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Batman 3 casting stuff...

Apparently Tom Hardy (the dude who played Eames in inception) is cast in the next batman film, and is rumored to be playing the villain. This would be awesome if inception was any indication of how good an actor he is.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Okay I'm back

Hey everything is better now, I should have another friend drawing up by tomorrow, so be on the look out.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hey quick update

Sorry I haven't posted anything recent, but I've got some school and personal stuff going on so I'm not sure when the next update will be, but it should be soon. Most likely another journal comic or red ash update.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Friends

To all of you out in the blog world, I will soon be doing illustrations of my friends based upon exaggerated versions of their personalities, or just random versions of them. Needless to say they will not look like themselves, and I hope you will all get a laugh out of it. I will most likely start with myself. So their, that's my update for the day. If you don't like it then, Thppppppppppp!!! XP Also here's a random pic I did at a random time at a random place.

Here it is!!! I know a bit of a let down :(

The first episode of Grey. The first posting of Encyclopedia Grey will follow tomorrow.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Now im just posting random stuff

Don't worry another journal comic is on the way, it will be up some time tomorrow, also once I get my interview done I will be posting it as well.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Encyclopedia Grey

The sci-fi comic I am working on is a pretty heavy piece of work, and will be easier to follow with some foreknowledge of the world in which it takes place, so following the first strip their will be a post entitled Encyclopedia Grey. In each of these posts I will detail a new part of the world I have created. Please read them if you decide to follow my comic strip Grey.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another random post

I am completely and utterly exhausted, being a college student is finally catching up with me. I hope I get used to this. I just wanted to post some random drabble on my blog because I haven't updated it for a few days. Some interesting things happening in my intro to DMA class although I feel quite often that people can sometimes say things completely irrelevant to the conversations we have in class, but thats the wonderful thing about that class it that your voice can be heard. We get off subject so often in that class its ridiculous. I'm surprised we ever get anything done in that class. Also the windows we have in the lecture room are AWESOME. Power blinds are pretty cool you have to admit. We talked about how art is important to the Church today in class it was pretty interesting. In other news my digital tools teacher gave us an extension on our interview project. I'm hoping to do an interview with one of my friends as a zombie survivalist. (I'm looking at you cameron, bryce, and reggie) I think it could be pretty awesome so long as I don't take myself too seriously. Well thats my random update for the day.

Friday, September 24, 2010

To do list

For those of you who are listening to the ramblings of this blog. Don't worry I'm actually working on some stuff right now. I have to do my next journal comic. Another Red Ash, and finish the first strip of a sci-fi comic I'm working on. You'll just have to be patient. Also those of you looking to get a steampunk fix ought to look at the new Bioshock game coming out. Check out the image and the gameplay trailer.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

just some artwork

Just a random pen and ink drawing I did a while back

First Blog

Hey its my first blog...its probably going to suck but here it is. Bare in mind renovations will be coming.