Todd McFarlane: Business Serving Art [comics]

•August 23, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Todd McFarlane shares his career as a comic book artist that includes making Spider-Man cooler and creating the Spawn character. He also shares his blueprint to launching Image Comics and McFarlane Toys. He sat down with Complex to share tons of practical tips for success based on his passion and experience:

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Still Woozy — “Cooks” [♬]

•July 31, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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ELECTRIC ANNELIDA (wattpad.com) [F]

•July 28, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I decided to start writing a short story online instead of keeping my words in longhand form and to myself. I am using Wattpad and for the most part, it seems a decent community for readers and writers of all tastes. I have some issues with the limited UI (user interface) options for formatting my work though. Like, I can’t justify or indent my paragraphs, which is something I like to do. Uniform and beautify the shape of it. Control over presentation is an oversight on their part I think, but it is a straightforward and free to use platform after all. I shouldn’t complain.

Today, Izzie Hardbottle is going to catch lightning. Tomorrow night, she is going to throw it back. Electric Annelida is an ongoing, six part short story about a young meteorologist who inadvertently creates a monster during a weather experiment.

Spawn – The Rise of Image Comics [comics]

•February 1, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Marvel and D.C. are the two major comic publishers many have heard about. There are a lot more of course, but one publisher in particular (which happens to be my favourite) is the topic of this short video essay where the publisher’s underdog origin story is revealed — IMAGE COMICS: where creators could publish their material without giving up the copyrights to the characters they created, as creator-owned properties:

Hummingbird Pool Party

•August 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Fun fact — a group of a hummingbirds is called a charm. Youtuber WildWingsLA has a special bubbling birdbath setup specifically for hummingbirds outside their Beverly Hills home. Known for being territorial, it’s rare to see so many birds at once, but at times the frame fills with dozens of them:

A record 30 hummingbirds bathe together at one time during this morning’s wash! You’d never know they will be harassing each other in five minutes’ time…

Miss Universe NZ 2017 Grand Final

•August 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

If you can’t be in the live audience at SKYCITY Auckland this Saturday, August 12, you can watch the Grand Final live on Bravo from 8 p.m.! You can also check in on http://nextmissnz.com/ where they will stream the Grand Final live online.

Download the programme now! Find out on Bravo, this Saturday, August 12 at 8 p.m., who will be Miss Universe New Zealand 2017! (http://www.bravotv.co.nz/)

And I have to rep this chick of course because she’s awesome! Goodluck 😀

UPDATE: She won herself a crown! Form 200 candidates to Top 20 to Top 3, congratulations Shek Delos Santos 2nd Runner Up of Miss Universe New Zealand 2017. And mad congrats to the new Miss Universe New Zealand 2017 Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia

1st Runner Up: Brooke Rachel Houia / 2nd Runner Up: Shekinah Delos Santos /
4th Place: Dr. Sarah Hensby-Bennett / 5th Place: Holly Waghorn

Now that that’s over, I feel safe saying how cringe the televising of it was XD In dire need of a revamp and culling on the old conservative (boring) fashioned middle aged men representing MUNZ, me thinks. But that’s just me and my mixed feeling on the whole thing. As for Shekinah the and all contestants, way to go!

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Playing the Melodica While Following Random Cosplayers [♬]

•August 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Lily Ki a.k.a. LilyPichu, wanders the corridors at IndyPopCon finding unsuspecting cosplayers to follow while she lovingly plays them their respective theme tunes on her melodica (blow-organ). I personally would love to have a soundtrack follow me wherever I went. Lily bolts when she has been made though. I like this:

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Teens Get Lost in Paris Catacombs for Three Days

•July 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Scary! Sensory-deprivation must have surely set in for these yougins. Last month, after three days lost in the tunnels of catacombs that sit under Paris, two teenagers have been found and rescued successfully with the crucial help of rescue dogs, who used their scent to track them down. Police alerted firefighters on Wednesday morning of the missing teens, a search team was formed and within a few hours the boys were discovered. They have been treated for slight hypothermia after spending almost 72 hours in the cold underground burial labyrinth.

It’s not entirely clear how the teens got lost, considering only a small section of the 150 miles of underground tunnels is open to the public. But people have been known to find ways to sneak into off-limit areas of the skeleton maze, hold parties and play games. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, those are bound to be some of the scariest days of those kid’s lives so far and there’s no doubt they’ll be firmly shaken for a little while yet. Fortunately, they have made it home safe and relatively unscathed.

The Paris catacombs, established in 1738, hold upwards of six million bodies and draw a large flow of visitors from around the world. The tombs were initially only opened for private viewings to satiate the curiosity of Parisian aristocracy with a penchant for human remains in the nineteenth century – openings only became regular towards the 1900s.

For a more fictional affair about the Paris underground I would recommend the movie Catacombs (2007) starring indie darling, Shannyn Sossamon, and pop artist, P!NK

On her first trip to Paris, a young woman hits a party in the Catacombs, the 200-mile labyrinth of limestone tunnels under the city that’s lined with the remains of 7 million people. Separated from her friends, she becomes convinced that someone or something is chasing her.

The Smashing Pumpkins (1995) — “1979” [throwback] [♬]

•July 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Directed by the creative duo, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Upon finishing the video shoot, the band flew to New York to perform. However, all tapes of the footage were accidentally left sitting on top of a car, and were lost as the driver departed. The group later flew back to re-shoot the entire video. Billy Corgan considers it the Pumpkins’ best video calling it “the closest we’ve ever come to realizing everything we wanted.” [Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, April 1996]

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Cende — “What I Want” feat. Frankie Cosmos [♬]

•June 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment