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In Memory of Max

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The tenth issue of The Drawing Board is now up. Normally, I just post a blog entry to announce the new issue. This time, however, I wanted to pay tribute to a family member who passed away this weekend. I posted this about him on Facebook Saturday:

"We lost a member of the family this morning. Max was a tough little peach faced lovebird with attitude, but he was also a sweet bird. He was curious and energetic. We'd had him since the mid '90s. He lived years and years longer than the average peach faced lovebird. We think that was especially because of the love and care that my sister Brandy gave him. He loved her like she was his mother. We all loved him. There will never be another like him. May rest in peace. May God pamper him in Heaven as much as Brandy did down here."

Cat, Clock, Fruit

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I was thinking about something to post on here, and I realized I hadn't posted this yet. I had blogged about it, but I hadn't shown it on here yet. This was my entry for the Fotolia contest on deviantART awhile back. Basically you had to put a cat, a clock, and a fruit together in one picture in anyway you choose. You could draw it or paint it or whatever. Making photomanipulations was kind of new to me, so I thought I'd do one for the contest. I decided to do something really random and off the wall, and this is what I came up with. I didn't win, but it was cool to try.

Sean Penn

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This is a picture I drew of actor Sean Penn. I wanted to post more artwork in this area of my blog site like I used to, and this seemed like a good drawing to post. For awhile I hadn't posted much artwork in this area because I was really focused on my comic strip. Oddly, I was trying to think of stuff to draw other than my comic strip and I had a hard time with that. It was like I had partial artist's block. I think the artist's block is gone now though.

In other news, I've seen stuff for Green Lantern: the Animated Series. I'm personally more of a traditional cell animation kind of guy. I'm generally not that into computer animation, although there have been some cool computer-animated works. This GL series is computer animated, and it looks really cool. The animation seems very rich. It's got good coloring, shading, etc. I'm looking forward to it. It will be on Cartoon Network. Cartoon Network's site has a page for the show. There's not much …

The Drawing Board News

I plan on having the tenth issue of The Drawing Board up on the coming Sunday. It will be in Sunday comics format. There will be eight panels, as opposed to the usual three.

Green Lantern's Brightest Day in the Movies (UPDATED)

Here's another article about the Green Lantern movie. It tells about how, despite that the movie didn't do as well at the box office as expected, there's still hope for sequels. I still think the first movie was amazing!

UPDATE: Here's another interesting article, this one on how Green Lantern is actually a lot better than the news would have you believe, and how there's still a chance for it to be generally considered hit.

GREEN LANTERN!!!

My dad and I just saw the Green Lantern movie and it's FREAKING AWESOME!!! I can pretty much always tell if I'll like a movie before I even see it, just by watching the commercials. It exceeded my expectations. I know that there have been some negative reviews. Reviews are opinions, and I usually never agree with them anyway. Reviews, that is. My advice is to go see it for yourself. I personally think it's one of the best superhero movies, or comic book movies, or movies in general, that I've ever seen in my entire life. What's most important to me is whether I personally like it (and in fact I LOVE it), just as what's probably most important to you is whether you personally like it. My dad liked it too. He said it was more exciting than the Thor movie. All that being said, I hope more people will go see it and appreciate it, and that it will do extremely well at the box office. It's only been out for four days, so there's probably still time for it to …

Movies.com: A Fan's Take on 'Green Lantern' And What Non-Fans Don't Get

The Next Issue of the Drawing Board

I'm taking my time with the tenth issue of my comic strip series The Drawing Board. Since this is the first time I've done a Sunday comics style comic strip, I'm taking my time to make sure I do a good job on it. This comic strip series is like a training experience for me. I haven't done complete comics since fifth or sixth grade. I've done a first draft of it. Once I've finished and posted issue number ten, If I choose to continue with this format I plan to have each issue posted regularly. I'm proud to have gotten to this point with my comic strip, going on ten issues.

The Drawing Board 9

The ninth issue of The Drawing Board is now up! In this issue, Jack tries to find his way through darkness.

The Drawing Board 10th Issue and Other Projects

The tenth issue of The Drawing Board is coming up, after this week's issue. I'm thinking of doing the tenth issue in Sunday comics format. I plan to have Jack start working on his own comic book series. He's worked on other series, but he has done his own yet. This will be an ongoing thing. I think the tenth issue will be the start of that.

I'm also going to do probably a one-page comic telling the origin of The Golden Avenger. He's the character I entered in the Talenthouse contest for The Stan Lee Foundation. I've never really given him an origin and I think this would be a good way to do it.

Another thing I want to do is rewrite one of my short stories and post it on here. I've got a couple and I might post both of them, but I want to do rewrites first. They're horror stories and they're kind of like the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Evil Dead movies where you have a hero fighting supernatural beings.

Those are my plans. I've also tho…

The Drawing Board Cast (Updated)

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I thought it would be cool to put all of my character designs for my comic strip, titled The Drawing Board, into one picture. I just posted the eighth issue Sunday. I'll be coming up on the tenth issue after the next one. I'm really proud of this comic strip and what I've done with it. I hadn't done a lot of comics since elementary school. Back then, they were usually a page or more long, and they didn't have much dialogue. They mostly had action. I think Jim Davis' Garfield comic strip was part of what inspired me to take on the job of making a once a week comic strip. Garfield is a daily comic strip. I figured I'd start out doing my comic strip once a week and then maybe eventually I'd work up to a daily strip like him. I think Christopher Hart's book, titled Cartooning for Beginners, was helpful in my developing the right style for The Drawing Board. I was originally considering doing it in a more realistic style, but I felt like it wasn't th…

The DC Comics Relaunch

DC Comics is relaunching their titles. When I first saw the news about it, I wasn't too thrilled. I thought that the DC Universe would be highly unrecognizable. I became more optimistic about it thought. I've seen the previews for it. It actually doesn't seem as drastic a change as I thought. If you go on DC Comics and go to their blog, which is also in my links, they've been posting covers and descriptions for the relaunches of each title. Each title will get a new issue number one. One thing I like about it, and I'm not the only one, is that there will once again be only one Batman. It will be interesting to see Batman team up with the new Robin, his son Damien. I think the only Batman he'd been partnered with before was the Dick Grayson Batman. I mean, he had more or less worked with the Bruce Wayne batman, but Damien wasn't officially Robin then. Dick Grayson will bill Nightwing again, with a black and red costume. The new costumes for the characters ac…

The Drawing Board 8

The eighth issue of The Drawing Board is up now. In this issue, Jack's boss Avery Ellis makes his first appearance, and they discuss the next issue of the comic Jack works on.