Who else could write a song about Leonard Nimoy's one night stand with Sasquatch during the taping of a segment of the 70's TV show "In Search Of?" None other than Jonathan Coulton, that's who. This is for his song "Under the Pines", these week's Thing A Week.
More hoboes. If you haven't checked E-hobo.com in a while, the project is really picking up steam. Since the BB link and being listed as a populr link on delicious, we have had an influx of members and drawings. I felt I needed to keep up with the gang, so here is one of my new ones, The ScrollKeeper. +5 Arcane Magic if you can him during a quest in The Big Rock Candy Mountains of Hobdonia.
Hot damn! I have been waiting for an opportunity like this for weeks now and today it finally came. This is the Visual Thing A Week for Jonathan Coulton's song "Creepy Doll". I wanted to do something really weird and monsterish and this is pretty close to what I had in mind. I think I will post my original drawing for this just to show the direction I was going in originally. The original drawing looked like a creepy little girl, but lacked those creepy doll-like qualities that I felt were in the song. Regardless, this is good and monsterish and a VTAW that I am proud of.
UPDATE: Here is the original abandoned image for the Creepy Doll VTAW.
"Behold the 700 Hoboes Project, a beautifully designed site that archives the current drawings and offers new features, such as semantic classification of the hoboes."Byaaahh! Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. It's always good when someone likes your design. :) Frankly, though, it's the contributions of the dozen of artists who are making the site as beautiful as it as. Hello to all who are finding this site from E-hobo. Please, stay a while and enjoy my latest hobo.
"In 1969, Washington's Skamania County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance setting out a $10,000 fine and five years in prison for anyone who killed a Bigfoot in the county. Both are still on the books."And this, also from Washington:
"Regarding Sasquatch, Skamania County, Washington passed a law in 1969 that 'any willful, wanton slaying of such creatures shall be deemed a felony', subject to substantial fine and/or imprisonment.So all you would be Sasquatch poachers, beware. Future laws will also include protection of Oolka the Mok and The Great Gazoo.
"The Punch Below The Belt is a 1945 U.S. Military pamphlet, designed to train soldiers in the waning days of the war in the Pacific. Specifically, the text focuses on the nature of the tactics employed by the Japanese, characterized as deceptive & underhanded. More than mere enemy-demonizing propaganda, the booklet is an official military training manual, chock-full of staggeringly racist cartoons designed to drive the message home to the G.I.s."----
Back to Hobo drawing once again. I saw all the great illos from ApeLad and the gang and I had to jump back on the hobo bandwagon and sit a spell. I drew 4 tonight and colored 2 of them. My son drew one too and I'll probably upload that one as well. Until then, enjoy my favorite new one, Harry Coughblood.
Evidently spare James Earl Jones audio from the Darth Vader sessions re-edited into Star Wars. Allegedly. Supposedly. We hear.Check out the video here. Thanks Brian!
This week's VTAW (a little earlier this week) for the Jonathan Coulton song entitled "Seahorse." After doing some experimentation with the vector trace feature in CS2, I went back to traditional pencil and digital paint on this image. And I really like the look I got. Feels almost like a kids book.
When the dust gets thick on the back window of his Mini Cooper, Scott Wade uses it as a canvas to create temporary works of art.Check out more here.
The Senate Commerce Committee deadlocked 11 to 11 on an amendment inserting some very basic net neutrality provisions into a moving telecommunications bill. The provisions didn't prohibit an ISP from handling VOIP faster than emails, but would have made it illegal to handle its own VOIP packets faster than a competitor's.Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) explained why he voted against the amendment and also provided these classic quotes about how the net works:
"I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?And this:
Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.
So you want to talk about the consumer? Let's talk about you and me. We use this internet to communicate and we aren't using it for commercial purposes.
"They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.Hilarious. This is classic stuff. You can hear the whole 10 minute explanation here. And DJ Hojo: I expect a mash-up on my desk by Monday. ;)
It's a series of tubes.
And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.
A little tip of the hat to R. Crumb on this drawing. As I mention in the notes of the illo on Flickr, I am playing with some new features in CS2 and the line trace feature blows my mind. I like the way it interpreted my pencil line art as these crazy vector shapes. I love it! Anyway, here the song Skymall and enjoy your weekend, kids.
Ice-T added: "He's gonna come out as Hassle The Hoff - I promise you. The Hoff will surprise people with his rap skills and humour."Newsflash: He already does Ice-T. With his flabby guy and reptilian skin.
Amanda Congdon has decided to move to L.A. to pursue opportunities that have arisen for her in Hollywood. We wanted to meet her demands to move production out to L.A., however, we are a small company and have not been able to figure out a way to make it work, financially and in many other ways at this time. While we continue to remain with open arms, Amanda has in fact quit and left Rocketboom. So sadly, we bid Amanda adieu and wish her all the best.
"Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how the Jawbone cuss jar PME fund is doing. I messed up and dropped quite a few words that I should not have, but I think I saw improvement by the end of the week. Anyway there is currently $33.50 in the jar. I better go I just checked the security cameras and it looks like Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi are trying to steal the money. Hopefully, Darth and the Jawa will be able to hold them off. Die rebel scum."You can see the latest updated picture of the Cuss jar here.
"How about if the donators put up $5 or more, they could also include a phrase or comment, like "You know what would be great on your podcast? Monkeys!", or "I stopped listening to your podcast because of all of your racial comments.", and you'd print them all out and keep them in your pockets while in Ontario. Then, every time you met someone new, you'd pull one of the phrases out and read it verbatim. (Keeping your iRiver recording the whole time). It doesn't have to even be about podcasting. You could have phrases like "Want to see my tattoo of Ryan Seacrest?" or "Something smells like guava." The rules would be clear. You'd have to read the phrase verbatim, no matter how odd or embarrassing. And you'd have to record it and air it."I like it! Sort of like a live Caption This. Eh, not really. But I still like it! The rules are, nothing insulting or vulgar (we do have some decorum). After that it's wide open. Every donation of $5 bucks gets a comment. So if you donate $10, you can write up to 2 comments. $25 gets you 5 comments. We will read them when we get out to Ontario, record them and air them on the show. So what are you waiting for? Start donating today!
"So we go to Superman Wednesday at the Alamo Drafthouse (which, if you're ever in Austin, is the only way to see a movie.) Anyway, they do these odd little shorts and stuff before each show (ie Hindi Superman, cartoon clips of Superfriends.) So what happens to be on when we get in our seats? None other than Blazen Hazen and his Avg. Homeboy video. It was a thing of beauty seeing that huge P.O.S. on the big screen and everyone laughing at it."Poor Denny. His last 3 minutes of 15 don't look to be a good one. But at least he had a cartoon made of him (via Doogtoons and Chad). That's gotta count for something, right?