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13 Jan 13 at 9 pm

kouotsu:

soulkarl:

puppytube:

♛ POWER DRIVE B: FIRED UP SUCCESSOR TO POWER DRIVE A ♛

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS, THIS TIME IT’S P-P-PERSONAL

hello folks! you may remember, last year, I put together an anthology called Power Drive A, centered around short comics inspired by super robots/tokusatsu/cyberpunk/anything else super pumped up and cool, and it turned out a zillion times better than I expected thanks to you talented mfers! 

WELL, WE’RE KICKIN’ IT UP. First of all, look up, there will be a bad ass cover by good buddy and master of comics-fu, DAN CIURCZAK (the above is only a preview, not the final version! I’m gonna fully color the final version >:3) and I’ve already got a few folks signed on to do some cool stories, but submissions are now fully to open to EVERYONE. Awriiight!

Those of you who were around for the production of the first PD probably get how this works, but if you don’t, here’s everything you need to know:

  • You don’t have to have a manga-influenced style to contribute - tear it up however you want!!
  • Submissions must be 400dpi files, 8x11 ratio, bleed is half an inch. Submissions must be black and white, with gray tones if you find it necessary to use them.
  • The deadline is August 1st, 2013. This is about the same length of time as the first PD. Bring it ON
  • I’ve decided to chop the size of submissions down to between 2 and 8 pages long, feel free to go a bit longer though! 
  • All profits go towards printing. However, I’m changing the way I print these (the first PDA was made totally by hand and was chunky/labor-intensive), so  if you contribute a story, you will receive 10 (ten) copies to do whatever you want with, and in addition to that, I will give you all of the HD print files so that you may print and sell as many as you want. I want this next one to be more accessible to co-collaborators than the first one!
  • THERE WILL ALSO BE A DIGITAL VERSION. more on that later.
  • My e-mail is rorymorriscomics at gmail dot com . feel free to shoot me questions, talk to me about your comic, ask for advice, and send all finished, cleaned-up files to that email. thank you!

GIVE EM HELL, KIDS. If you make comics or know someone who does, signal boost the heck outta this!!

I did the cover, yay me :D

also if you do shonen comics you should totally consider submitting to this, fun times :D

cool

(via charlattea)

kouotsu:

soulkarl:

puppytube:

♛ POWER DRIVE B: FIRED UP SUCCESSOR TO POWER DRIVE A ♛
NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS, THIS TIME IT’S P-P-PERSONAL
hello folks! you may remember, last year, I put together an anthology called Power Drive A, centered around short comics inspired by super robots/tokusatsu/cyberpunk/anything else super pumped up and cool, and it turned out a zillion times better than I expected thanks to you talented mfers! 
WELL, WE’RE KICKIN’ IT UP. First of all, look up, there will be a bad ass cover by good buddy and master of comics-fu, DAN CIURCZAK (the above is only a preview, not the final version! I’m gonna fully color the final version >:3) and I’ve already got a few folks signed on to do some cool stories, but submissions are now fully to open to EVERYONE. Awriiight!
Those of you who were around for the production of the first PD probably get how this works, but if you don’t, here’s everything you need to know:
You don’t have to have a manga-influenced style to contribute - tear it up however you want!!
Submissions must be 400dpi files, 8x11 ratio, bleed is half an inch. Submissions must be black and white, with gray tones if you find it necessary to use them.
The deadline is August 1st, 2013. This is about the same length of time as the first PD. Bring it ON
I’ve decided to chop the size of submissions down to between 2 and 8 pages long, feel free to go a bit longer though! 
All profits go towards printing. However, I’m changing the way I print these (the first PDA was made totally by hand and was chunky/labor-intensive), so  if you contribute a story, you will receive 10 (ten) copies to do whatever you want with, and in addition to that, I will give you all of the HD print files so that you may print and sell as many as you want. I want this next one to be more accessible to co-collaborators than the first one!
THERE WILL ALSO BE A DIGITAL VERSION. more on that later.
My e-mail is rorymorriscomics at gmail dot com . feel free to shoot me questions, talk to me about your comic, ask for advice, and send all finished, cleaned-up files to that email. thank you!
GIVE EM HELL, KIDS. If you make comics or know someone who does, signal boost the heck outta this!!

I did the cover, yay me :D
also if you do shonen comics you should totally consider submitting to this, fun times :D

cool
 164
07 Dec 12 at 10 am

Albert Einstein (via ageofreason)

(Source: ageofpuppy, via supernovasyntax)

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

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01 Dec 12 at 12 am

wishinbubble:

(via LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: All men dream)

absolutely love this blog. 

(via charlattea)

wishinbubble:

(via LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: All men dream)
absolutely love this blog. 
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30 Nov 12 at 5 pm

hellschwartz:

warrenellis:

This person handily made this post rebloggable, something a few people had asked for.  So.  And thanks.

eytancragg:

some good advice. some very good advice.

word

(via dixiewetsworth)

hellschwartz:

warrenellis:

This person handily made this post rebloggable, something a few people had asked for.  So.  And thanks.
eytancragg:

some good advice. some very good advice.


word
 18846
28 Nov 12 at 3 pm

deliciousboards:

Okay we’ll start with this and then just slowly go from here because I have A LOT TO SAY ABOUT JEANS/PANTS like literally I could do thirty of these talking about how pants are constructed and how you install the fly itself and how that effects the pants BUT I WON’T because that would take forever to draw instead I will leave you with this awesome link with step by step blog posts about how to sew a pair of jeans especially this post and this one with step by step pictures on how to install a fly which everyone should read 

so please stop fucking drawing those stupid lines h o l y crap 

(Source: deliciousolds, via transparent-space)

deliciousboards:

Okay we’ll start with this and then just slowly go from here because I have A LOT TO SAY ABOUT JEANS/PANTS like literally I could do thirty of these talking about how pants are constructed and how you install the fly itself and how that effects the pants BUT I WON’T because that would take forever to draw instead I will leave you with this awesome link with step by step blog posts about how to sew a pair of jeans especially this post and this one with step by step pictures on how to install a fly which everyone should read 
so please stop fucking drawing those stupid lines h o l y crap 
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04 Nov 12 at 1 pm

Sheila Heti (via ash-panic)

Art at its best is related to politics and philosophy. 

Just like you can have pet cats for cuddling and working cats that kill vermin, you can also have harmless nice pet art and art that works.

(via marras6)

(via wiggiitt)

"Most books, most artworks, are so civilized, they hardly matter. They exist in the realm of please and thank you. But art at its best is a kind of gamble with civility, with ethics, with boundaries, with good citizenship, and with the question of what we can endure in life, and death."

 36785
06 Oct 12 at 1 am

eileenpaints:

kalidraws:

Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)

I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.

For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin

Happy composition-ing!

This is a fantastic guide!  Thank you for putting this online.

(via darrylayo)

 1639
26 Sep 12 at 2 pm

Franz Kafka (via gaws)

(via r-aijin-deactivated20121017)

"Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."

 87264
13 Aug 12 at 9 pm

imsoconfusedrightnow:

wellpoopstoyou:

Best.

Just best. 

“Mitt Romney was born on third base and spent his entire life thinking he hit a triple.”

Brilliant

(Source: raptorific, via ofmiceandmystics)

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29 Jun 12 at 9 am

Marvin Minsky (via supernovasyntax)

"It you understand something in only one way, then you don’t really understand it at all. This is because, if something goes wrong, you get stuck with a thought that sits in your mind with nowhere to go. The secret of what anything means to us depends on how we’ve connected it to all other things we know."