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xXFamily BusinessXx

As promised...





...and I do love my family. I really do. Without them I wouldn't be as weird as I am today.

Ghost...face.

xXComicCon Dreams x 2D Animation RebirthXx

Let's start this one off right...
Smack Chronicles - "Heavy Baggage" (I guess this would be Strip #30. Wow!)

I'm already prepared to hear all about the greatness that was ComicCon from the friends who got a chance to live the experience. The only way I could experience was by watching G4 and the coverage they had. But I already know I missed a LOT!Max Payne? X-Men Origins: Wolverine?! Heroes? Lost?!?Watchmen?!?! And that's just a few of the things. Plus the networking opportunity of a lifetime! It's all good though. ComicCon 2009 better be prepared for my arrival though. That's all I'm gonna say about that.

On the comic tip, as you can see I'm starting to do more "Smack Chronicles" strips now. And don't worry, there will be more "Revolutionary Times"on the way. I'm working on promo pics and Brandon's busy trying to get us in the world of being copyrighted so we can be officially major. Plus I'm still waiting to get…

xXAnimated EpiphaniesXx

During the ride back home, I did something that I never seem to take time to do anymore - I looked at the world around me and just let my imagination go wild...

Combined with having just watched Point Break & Memento and music playing simultaneously, my brain formed crisp yet gritty animation of a lone man in a battle with his own mind and many many people with guns. A trailer was formed using only the Lil' Wayne driven chorus of "My Life" with quick cuts of gun fights, somber moments in darkness, and a gun to the temple. And a beginning of this unknown story set to the tone of "Freddy's Dead," following a thought-to-be main character and ending abruptly with him getting rammed by a car introducing the actual protagonist. A protagonist who is aware of our own world and breaks the fourth wall repeatedly, much to the glee of the you, the viewer. An almost cold personality mixed with the gritty mentality of say Max Payne or The Punisher with the quick wit …

xXWhy So Serious x White Girls x Family ReunionXx

The Dark Knight still amazes me...

On July 18th at 12:01 AM, a movie started. The first scene, a brilliant bank heist done to the tune of a unknown criminal. So much betrayal in the first couple of minutes until the that unknown factor finally reveal himself. THIS...this is how you start a movie. And that movie still floats in my brain just from its greatness alone. Everything about it was perfect: the role of the Joker, Harvey Dent, the twists and turns, EVERYTHING. And yes, almost three hours long but worth it. Maybe some other films should take lessons from that (coughcoughspidermanthreecoughcough). In short words, I love that damn movie.

And with great storytelling comes the inspiration...and the return of "The Smack Chronicles!" The first one was BEFORE I actually saw the movie and the second was inspired by my boy Patrick Daly...




Also, hey look! More "Revolutionary Times" comics. Props to Murs for the inspiration of the title of the strip....

And hey! Some art fo…

xXMax Payne x Grade A ClassicsXx

Okay, nothing very artistic about this post I'm afraid to say. Well, I was working on something when I took a break and came across THIS....

A movie? A Max Payne MOVIE? This is an omen. A very geekish omen but still an omen. Earlier today I stole borrowed a copy of the original Max Payne game from my boy's crib, and I start my morning off with this? This could be very well be the FIRST video game based movie that won't suck. But I'm only going based off the fantastic visuals, just like I did with Hitman and that didn't turn out so great. Some things that make me question the possiblity of this movie's potential though...First and foremost, it's rumored to be PG-13. The games are rated M. Not a good look.The angels? Not it the game unless there was a hidden level I never played. The only references to angels were when the drug addicts kept saying "The flesh of fallen angels." Also this could be the director's vision of the drugged out levels in …

xXA Mixtape About NothingXx

A mixtape for a damn blog? I'm starting to think most of my outlandish ideas come to me at 5:30 in the damn morning. This is one of them.

So as I started this week of pure grindin' like those two brothers from VA, I was hit with an idea Monday morning I believe. Since I spent most of the night finishing the two pieces later in this post I thought to myself, "Self, you should make a banner for the blog." Quite inspired from a girl that spits fire's page I got to work on it immediately. That was at 3 am. It was a 5:30 that I looked at the design and once again said, "Self, damn you could make an album cover out that. Haha..."

"...wait...why the hell not?"

So with the next hour or so I started compiling up songs and movie quotes, the same songs and movies that have helped me get through every sketch to the final product lately. Well the movies more so help me visuals but still. And that is why I have a mixtape for a damn blog.

01. Bullshit & Expe…

xXOut Here Grindin'Xx

*Pulls up iTunes, selects "Out Here Grindin'" by DJ Khaled, puts on repeat*(1)
I don't care what nobody say, I'ma be me (be me)
Stay hood, stay raised on the streets (cause I'm out here grindin')
Niggas talk about greatness whenever they speak about me
(Cause I'm out here grindin')
Well except for being "in the streets" that's how I've been (kinda) feeling. Ha! And you thought I was just lounging around in boxers watching reruns of Law & Order SVU and Monk all day(2). NOPE! NOPE! Double HA!

Here's the latest of my universal goal of reaching greatness to the point when I can finally start pissing excellence. Joshua Thompson III commissioned me to polish up the logo for the clothing line he's started called Grade A. At first I had done this completely by hand but afterwards I wanted to challenge myself and completely redo my drawing in Illustrator (thanks to inspiration from my father. Dude's a genius I tell you). Here…

xXNever ScaredXx

To (unfortunately) quote a PMSing Bow Wow...
"Do you NOT respect us?"

I kid, I kid. But yeah, "Revolutionary Times," we trying for that major status...