Pencils down…

On August 12, 2012, the comic book industry lost another Golden Age luminary.

Joe Kubert, co-creator of Sgt. Rock, founder of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, now known as TheKubert School, and father of acclaimed comic book artists Adam and Andy Kubert, passed away at age 85. I urge everyone to take the opportunity to find some of his early work, and give it a look.  There is a reason he remained a name in the industry for so long.

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Something Missing

He sees all his friends, old acquaintances, even his family, navigating life like masterful downhill skiers.  Slicing between flags at blinding speeds, looking as calm as they would were they walking the grocery aisle.  But then he looks to himself and sees a one-armed man trying to juggle for the first time.  With axes.  Blindfolded.  And upside-down.  Nothing comes easily except gaining weight and procrastinating.  He doesn’t know why he can’t right himself on this river of existence.  But at the same time, he does.  Admitting to himself that he is lazy and unmotivated is not the hard part.  It is sadly easy.  What is difficult for him is fighting that truth.  It is easier to stagnate and be mad at the universe than it is to stand up and cut your way through the jungle between yourself and your ideal. But there is always something missing.

If he had a better job he would be happy enough to make changes.

If his job had a better schedule he could be more creatively productive.

If he had a girlfriend he would be confident enough to take the steps needed to grow.

If he had more money he could work less and use that time to work out.

If he had higher self-esteem he could maintain a relationship.

If he wasn’t this, he could be that.

If he was here, he could go there.

If one, then the other.

If up, then down.

If future, then present.

 

If he had motivation, he could write.  So he stood up, took a step, and he wrote this.

New iPhone wallpapers!

So I have recently begun my newest sci-fi TV show project.  A full viewing, beginning to end, of the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series which I have never seen before.  In honor of this undertaking, I designed a new lock screen and home screen pairing for my iPhone.  First we have the lock screen;

Lock Screen

For the home screen, I wanted to start with a logo.  I found the one I liked the best on Deviantart from a user named cyberdrone2000.  I’ve been trying for twenty minutes to post his image, but I can’t make it work.  Instead, PLEASE view his image in his Deviantart gallery here!

From the logo image he made, I did some photoshop work on it, and came up with:

Home Screen

I’m really pleased with how this came out, and hope you all enjoy it too.  Once again, check out cyberdrone2000 at Deviantart.com and look at his gallery.

Sharp Dressed (Bat)Man

StumbleUpon brought me to this particular image.  As a big fan of Batman, I can only say that I love this image.  The image was created by Benjamin Andrew Moore.  His web info is listed below, and I highly recommend visiting his site!  He creates the kind of work that makes me wish I was better at what I do.

www.benjaminandrewmoore.com

E-Mail:   bam@benjaminandrewmoore.com

Twitter:   @benandrewmoore