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10.29.2008

xXHeartbreaks x Heatstrokes x Doctor Cry x Updated PlaylistXx

So I keep forgetting to update this thing regularly. I've just been going through some things that have hindered that idea. Aside through pitfalls, heatstrokes in a hellish apartment, and epic fails I still have some type of hope. Don't worry though, I haven't forgotten about you, blog. You're my only friend...

xXHeartbreaks x HeartsXx
This is the first piece of a series that I'm thinking of starting that are based on certain songs that frequently pop up on my iPod. At the moment it's called "Hear With You Eyes" but it's a tentative title. The first piece is based on Kanye West's "Heartless."

Going from heartless to heartful, this is something I did for my homie John and his girl for Sweetest Day. Hey, if I can't have someone on trivial days such as that then I guess I can help out others, right?
And this lil' diddy was a birthday gift for Rachael who LOVES her some Doctor Who. Lookin' back, I see that I'm always Danny Ocean when it comes to people's birthday comics. Why do you suppose that is? It's certainly not to uphold some type of stereotype that's for...ahem...

....although I did go up to some little kid with a sucker and yelled "Break yo'self, fool!" Loudly. Huh.

Anyways, I also went up and beefed the playlist up some more with some new songs. Awesome. Pure and unadulterated awesome is what is. Here are the new tracks:
  • Nas - Black President
  • Kanye West - Heartless
  • John Legend - Green Light (f. Andre 3000)
  • Black Milk - Give The Drummer Some
  • Kid Cudi - Day & Night
  • Blu & Exile - Blu Colla Workers
  • Slum Village & J. Dilla - Reunion
  • Adam Tensta - My Cool
  • The Cool Kids - Delivery Man
  • Colin Munroe - I Want Those Flashing Lights
  • Slum Village - Call Me (f. Dwele)
Annnd that's about. Oh and kids, here's a tip for the day: Don't accidently go to sleep in a hoodie while your apartment's air conditioner is somehow spilling out hot lava for air. That could cause you to wake up and immediately feel like dying. So yeah, don't do that. For me. Please? Coool.

As always, I'm Ghost...face

10.16.2008

xXCrash MignolaXx


Oh so that's what that was for. Just testing out my Mike Mignola-esque ways in preparation for the continuous work on "(Smack's) Big Dreams," the graphic novel I'm working for my senior thesis. More to come....

10.13.2008

xXSmack’s Random x Sickly ThoughtsXx


So over the weekend I mysteriously become inflicted with an illness. Who can be blamed for this at of disease? The fact that we have to open up windows in our place because our air conditioner only loves heat? That surprise guest that was only here for about five minutes but later on, it was revealed that she was very MUCH “down with the sickness” © Disturbed? Whatever the reason may be, it happened and here I am, back to making friends with the Outbreak monkey. Oh, Outbreak Monkey. How I missed you. We can be just like Aladdin and Abu now. Or Mark Wahlberg and…uh…gorilla version of Michael Clarke Duncan. But as sickness slowly spreads, one gets to thinking about random things while in the midst of avoiding homework.
  • Damn you, BET. I would never be watching you at all if you didn’t have a “Smart Guy” marathon on at the moment.
  • Mmmmm, Dayquil. 
  • The CCS Nurse needs to start making house calls, for real. 
  • “Chicks needs to stop having these boyfriends just out of the blue, man. It’s not good for the economy or my drive for sex.” Top 5 phrase of my lifetime apparently. 
  • Now that I think about it, what were the OTHER four phrases? I think #1 was “Hight” (Baby Smack’s attempt at saying “light”). 
  • The Mack Within” should be considered as approved reading for both of my history classes because that’s the only book I feel like reading. (Waits for a female to bash the book…)
  • And CCS should slap themselves for even having a math class. That’s just…stupid. 
  • [Name Deleted for Mysterious Purposes], you are like a puzzle to me, a mystery if you will. And I’m like Scooby-Doo, wanting to solve that mystery AND receive a box of Scooby-Snacks in the process. That’s what I call, “success.” Word to Gym Class Heroes and The Dream
  • For someone who’s supposed to be on a diet, my food sure does keep disappearing quickly. I blame bunnies. 
  • For someone who’s supposed to be losing weight, I sure do despise the gym. I also blame bunnies for that. 
  • And I just remembered how bunnies were ruined by that ONE someone. Those first two statements seem very very wrong now...
  • I need a computer with sound immediately. Random beeps are not allowed in my life’s soundtrack. I sure could go for something to fill that void *coughcoughBlackMilkcoughcough* and *coughcoughpausecoughcough* (fill that void?! sheesh)
  • Half of CCS will be saying “pause” soon enough. Trust me. Especially during Image Making II with Matt “let me stroke this object for you” LeBarre. (Ah, Adobe Illustrator)
  • For a singer who’s work I’m not too fond of T-Pain, dude has two of the freshest music videos that are out right now -
  • Oh, gotta love the lightheaded feeling. It feels like…my head is light. That’s my cue to end this…
And with that, I leave with this. Don't know what it is. Don't feel like explaining. It's just there...meh. 


And I'm ghost...face.

10.04.2008

xXThree The Hard Way x I.V. Drops BombsXx

xXThe Dark Knight ShowXx
So in the midst of calculating my baby steps for my senior project (which you'll still get more details of) I've been steadily working on something The Dark Knight themed exhibit that will open on the 16th. So I thought I'd go the simple and plain route and do three character shots for the Bats, Harvey, and Joker, and just make it all one composition. Here are the shots separately...
And here they are matted together in one neat Joker-scribed package.
Yeah, can't wait 'til the 16th to be see what other people put up for the show...

xXIdentical Variant - "Drop Bombs"Xx

And here is the final design for the upcoming new IV design for the girl tees, which I guess I'm now THE guy to do them. And if you seen the last posts about the Chibi NinjaGirl tank tops you OBVIOUSLY know that I don't mind one bit. Speaking of I.V., new shirt designs are on sale as we speak. Cop one for yourself. All you have to do is head over to the online store and make that purchase happen! Just don't expect to get the one I got. Specially made colors, son. What you want me to do? I'm sorry! (c) Jay-Z.
...but I think Vanessa (er...Kiana) and Jasmin do a MUCH better job at modeling the shirt than I do...
There will be more to come so keep an eye out once in a while. I'm trying my best to update this thing regularly but...man...ish happens. And it happens a lot around here. So...yeah. Hold your horses.

As always, I'm Ghost...face