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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Same Sex marriage is good.

It boggles my mide to hear the old Gay marriage will ruin traditional marriage! I fail to see how, and studies in Europe show this is the exact opposite of the truth, it helps strengthen 'traditional' marriage. I just read an article that I think needs to be read, especially by the right wing. My favorite part is this:

In premodern Europe, marriage usually began as a property arrangement, was in its middle mostly about raising children, and ended about love. Few couples in fact married 'for love,' but many grew to love each other in time as they jointly managed their household, reared their offspring, and shared life's experiences. Nearly all surviving epitaphs to spouses evince profound affection. By contrast, in most of the modern West, marriage begins about love, in its middle is still mostly about raising children (if there are children), and ends - often - about property, by which point love is absent or a distant memory. (Boswell, _Same Sex Unions in PreModern Europe_ xxi-xxii)

So traditionally, marriage is about property, then why are all these right wing fanatics so afraid of same sex unions? Traditional marriage doesn't sound to good to me (that's actually why Jess and I got hitched in the first place, stuff and legal reasons.) I know, I know, God says it's bad, its bad! Well, please remember that we are a secular Nation and by forcing votes on this matter (which will eventually get overturned in court) you ARE forcing your religion on others... in a FREE Nation. I guess it's only free if you're a right wing Christian... Don't give me that crap that its a Christian Nation either, the Puritans did found the country, they just moved here... and then fucked with the locals, which if current thinking and DNA are true, were actually Europeans in part...

Here's the whole article, over on Casaubon's Book.



I'm leaving the comments open for now... but I WILL close them on this if it gets hostile. The US might be 'free' but I'm god here;)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday, time for something a little different

I couldn't find anything really interesting or funny this week. But I did think of something. I want you the faithful, to sell me on your religion. Tell me why I should believe you and none of the others. Why are you a believer, why should I become one as well.

I'm not going to get into any arguments in the comments, I really just want you know WHY, why you believe what you do. Have at it! I will let you post anonymously for this one.



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Covers, covers everywhere...

Cover for Circus of the Damned #5, can't find the colored one... computer... annoying today.

Andrew's working on the colors for this right now. Should be cool, but this jpeg sucks!

There's a colored version of this, I'm guessing not approved yet. My favorite Vala cover!

Just finished the last cover for this last week.

And I just did the #2 cover for this last week. What's with the covers you ask? They keep handing them to me! Really, I don't ask they just toss them at me. I prefer interior work myself... Next month only 4 covers! That's the third if the other 3 will be Anita, Moon Called and Vampire Huntress? Why... Fool Moon, that's right kiddies, Dynamite has decided I need no sleep so we're heading right into Fool Moon, which I just started today, this should be fun:) At least it's got werewolves!



Edit: After this month I won't be doing more covers except for Dresden and Anita. Also, thank you Art and Oezden for sending the files, no need to send me anymore. I had them in emails I was just too lazy to look through them. That is all.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Otherworld Primer redux

It's come to my attention that due to massive miscommunications, I will most likely NOT be drawing the 16 page Primer. Sorry, this is out of my hands. So if you're buying it for me, cancel your order.



Paleontologists disprove 'Kinds' theory of Creationists.

An interesting post over on Theropoda, using the creationists own methods they have dis-proven the 'Kinds' theory. The 'Kinds' theory is basically that God placed all the kinds of animals on the planet, birds, reptiles, mammals, fish, ect. and that within those lines they could micro-evolve into different kinds of mammals, birds ect (that's really simplified as it actually breaks down to kinds of animals more like dogs and cats, bears, humans, apes ect.) The point is according to these 'Scientific Creationists' models, you can't have a reptile turn into a bird, or a fish into a mammal.

But a team of paleontologists decided to test this 'theory' using the Creationists own math and it turns out if you actually bother to add in current animals that things are much more in line with evolutionary thinking, birds and dinosaurs are grouped together, in fact just as they are in current scientific models. They are so close they overlap... if they were really so very different according to the "Kinds' theory this wouldn't happen.. like at all! So maybe these creation scientists actually did some good in providing an alternate verification of evolutionary thought! Well done!

Read all about on Andrea Cau's blog. The original is in Italian but I've included the translated version for us English types.



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Turkana boy

Done for color ref's for Kevin, the 'boy' part sounds racist, but that's how the specimen is referred to. A 10 to 13 year old Homo erectus boy found by lake Turkana in Kenya. Now due to their slightly smaller brain and a few other bone markers, we know that these guys, like other hominid species matures a bit faster than modern man. Thus the older appearance. I made him African looking in color as a sort of default as we're not sure if Homo erectus originated in Africa and then migrated out OR they are the descendants of Homo ergaster who left Africa a bit earlier. Since we humans don't preserve very well it's sort of hard to tell.

In the story, Kevin saves his life at one point and sort of became his hero so he dresses like him. Even though the Kevin of the Ape Men is fantasy, I like to ground some of it with reality, that why you learn something as well. And now you know, and knowing is half the battle;)



Monday, June 21, 2010

Kevin of the Ape Men in color... sorta'

Just got Painter 11, I wanted to try a more water colory look for the Kevin images... Problem one, it took 3 tries to get the damn thing to installed. Problem 2, it's not intuitive AT ALL! I know what it can do as Jess colored up some of the anthro stuff with it. Once I figured out where the hell the water color brushes were it wouldn't let me open a tiff file to mess with. Problem 3, not enough Memory... 98 gigs available on the drive it was on with another 100 gigs on the scratch drive and NOT enough memory for a 9 MB file?!?!? Seriously?!... I remember the old Painter having problems with memory but DAMN! Jess is going to have to show me how to use it, after an hour this is all I got... on a jpeg file.

Ah well.



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Kevin of the Stick Men!

I'm a big fan of Order of the Stick. So I drew Kevin up in stick form just for fun. Enjoy! Maybe this will be my new style!



Sunday, sort of blasphemy feeling.

I saw this the other day, very funny. I only wish the Pope's crowning was that interesting. I still can't believe that guy, he has the nerve to tell others to think of the poor yet he lives in a HUGE palace, wears gold and the the finest of clothing... hypocrite thy name is Ratzi!

If that didn't get your religious panties in a bunch try this one!

Found over on Grrlscientist, though I know I've seen it before so it might be on the blog already!



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Few Words of Advice for New Readers

First, if you're humor impaired, this is probably not the blog for you.

If you get off on pointing out spelling or grammar errors, this is not the blog for you. And you are a very small person. Hang your head in shame.

Brett and I are smartasses. Our sense of humor is twisted. If you don't get it, you don't get it. Don't feel bad, but also realize that if you don't get it, maybe you shouldn't be commenting on it. Unless it's a question. We like questions.

If your reading comprehension is poor, this is not the blog for you. However, if you feel you must comment, please follow these simple rules that will keep you from embarrassing yourself:
  • Read the post slowly and careful. Do not skim.
  • Write your comment somewhere else, like a text program. Save it.
  • Go do something else for a while. Take a walk. Have dinner.
  • Come back to the blog, read the post again, then, if your comment is appropriate, post it.
These simple rules will save a lot of typing for both you and me. Since I've started to have problems with my hands in my old age, I'd appreciate it if you could follow the rules in order to make life a little easier and less painful for me.

Realize, however, that if you violate the rules, I will mock you mercilessly, no matter how much pain it causes me. Because I'm a crabby bitch and I enjoy it.


P.S. If you're looking for the dogs, click the DesertWindHounds link to your left.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kelly Armstrong Sketches

She doesn't smoke, but I thought it was funny and was reminded of old Hollywood.
Second version, had to make a few changes to her hair and had to make her less angsty.

First one I did awhile ago.



God hates Jesus

I guess God really does hate graven images! He leveled this one, read all about it here;)

Best comment by WINT: 'Thor rules!"



Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's Sunday yet again, time for some self realization

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and...a... never mind. This sums it up my views nicely. Science has given us truths, facts and answers. Now, to all the people who don't agree with that, show me your proof and warm feelings and personal anecdotes don't count. I want facts if you want me to listen.

Found via Pharyngula.

I just thought this was funny. No idea where I got it from.

Just about done with Storm Front, on the last page! Will be done later today.

It turns out I have tennis/golf elbow, basically a tear in the tendon or muscle near the elbow area. It's a repetitive stress injury from making the dog food! Thanks dogs! No food for you! Luckily it's my non -drawing arm but it sucks not being able to lift things, 2 pounds is even to heavy sometimes. I'm supposed to rest it for 2-3 weeks but I don't have time for that. So it's drugs and arm braces. Sometimes typing hurts, so if there isn't much posting that's why. Not looking for sympathy, just explianing why you might not hear from me, but it's doing OK today:)



Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kevin story pages 2 and 3

Enjoy, these will be the only pages I post about this since the story is only 7 pages long, I don't want to give the whole thing away. I may wind up doing a small sketch book for the EP-Con, so if I do I'll include the whole story since I'm on page 4 for this. I figured I'd start out small and then work my way up:)

If you can name all the dinosaurs you win a cookie, which you can provide yourself with;)



OtherWorld Primer

This will be a 16 page story/intro to her OtherWorld series. I will be drawing the 16 pager since Fool Moon #1 is supposed to be coming out this Fall. More info here!

EDIT!!!!: It's beginning to look like I will NOT be doing this, somehow I got double booked and can't draw both projects in the time allowed. SO if you picked it up for my art, please cancel your order!

More Kevin tomorrow or later today, I'm not sure if I should show the whole thing at this point.



Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oy Vey, not sure if this Sunday is kosher!

Found over at Grrlscientist. Sometimes even I am amazed at the human mind!

And Dear Abby had this to say about spooky ghosts!:

'DEAR ABBY: I am in my 40s and have never lost anyone close to me. Unfortunately, my darling mother-in-law has terminal cancer. I am now preoccupied that people's spirits are near us after they die.
Please don't laugh, but it gives me the creeps. I don't want to think my mother-in-law will watch me making love with my husband, that my father will watch me in the bathroom, or that my mother will be critical of my spending more time with my kids than cleaning the house as she did.
Am I crazy to think I might not have any privacy after my loved ones die? -- SPOOKED IN SPOKANE

DEAR SPOOKED: Calm down. The departed sometimes "visit" those with whom their souls were intertwined, but usually it's to offer strength, solace and reassurance during difficult times. If your mother-in-law's spirit visits you while you're intimate with her son, it will be only to wish you and her son many more years of closeness and happiness in your marriage.
As to your parents, when they travel to the hereafter, I am sure they'll have more pleasant things with which to occupy their time than spying on you. So hold a good thought and quit worrying.'

The best part was the comments, were the totally enlightened mass chimed in about the totally scientific study of 'Spirits'! I kid you not, there was a whole bunch of "Researchers now know that spirits do such and such." I kid you not. Where do people come up with this stuff? Check it out for yourselves! Crazy!



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kevin is revealed!

See I said I had a name;P
Note, that's not the final version of the logo, it's the mock up. Just something to have fun with while I'm working for other people. More later when I get around to it!