Monday, January 07, 2008

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.

So it's been a while. Things have been crazy. I have a new job at a mortgage company, which isn't terrible. The people are nice enough and the company treats me well. It's boring, but it's steady work. I haven't been drawing much lately (obviously) but that might change.

This brings us to the "Steve's a big pimp" segment of the blog. You see, a short while back the Thomas strip was accepted into the Zuda Comics competition. What is Zuda? It's an all-new line of Web Comics published by DC Comics.

As of today, Thomas has hit the voting polls. So, if you'd be so kind, hit the polls and give us a vote if you like what you see. Please? PLEASE!?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did.

As we all know, I am a master of the unfinished. I've always had a problem with seeing things through to conclusion. Call it a lack of personal discipline. Well, it's time to break out the defibrillation paddles because Sheesh! will be returning soon. I can't say exactly when it will return but Kep and I have gone back to work so that's a good sign.

There's also a small update over at Waltzing Matilda.

Today is November 1st which means it's been five months since Allison passed away. I can't believe it's been that long. With the holidays coming up I miss her more than ever. It'll be the first time in four years I've been without her for the holidays. I keep catching myself window shopping for her Christmas gifts. Uch. It's so much harder without her than I ever imagined it would be. Of course, I had myself convinced I was going to save her. Shoulda done better, huh? Wish me luck, folks. I'm going to need it.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.

I haven't been feeling overly artistic lately so I haven't had much to post. I'm in this weird rut. Of course, looking back over this blog, I've apparently been in a rut for months now. Anyway, something I did do was this redesign of a YT-1300. It's based off of some of the blueprints of YTs floating around out there. Why did I do this? I dunno. Because I'm an insomniac, I guess. Plus drawing Star Wars stuff is fun. I don't normally do technical drawings but all in-all-this didn't come out too badly.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Girls, get yourselves checked out. Guys, make sure your girls get checked out. Cancer is a ravenous wretch of a disease and the sooner you find it the better your chances are for survival. There's no such thing as "too young for cancer." Be safe and look after yourselves.

Here are some more cancer information links:
American Cancer Society
The Cancer Council of Australia

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.

Here's a logo design I recently completed for Stephen Smirl. There are two different versions because Stephen said he liked both traditional hula designs and the more abstract "Shag-like" designs. So, I switched out the colors to experiment. Honestly, I'm not sure what design he's going to go with. Stephen was a peach to work for and he seemed really happy with the final designs, which makes me happy too.

Oh, I almost forgot. I've started a new blog revolving around the illustrated story of the little egg shaped alien you've all seen here. I know a lot of you want me to get to the Bathrobe Samurai but this new story is something I just need to get out of my head. Hopefully you'll enjoy it just as much. Look for updates regularly (or regularly for me anyway!)

Jump To: Waltzing Matilda

Friday, September 07, 2007

In the fight between you and the world, back the world.

I mentioned before that while working on a Warmageddon comic panel, I inadvertently covered up a fancy fight poster. Well, this is that fight poster made in to a spiffy wallpaper. It's actually more detailed that what it was originally but I think it came out pretty nice. If you like it enough to stare at it every time you sit at the computer, there are links below for your downloading pleasure.

Edit: At the request of Don Kelly, I've added a Mac friendly version of the wallpaper. I think I did anyway. It's been a long time since I've worked with a Mac so I'm not sure if it's formatted correctly or not.

1024 x 768
800 x 600

Mac - 1024 x 768
Mac - 800 x 600

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.

I wasn't going to post this because it's not really finished and it's part of a secret project, but I realized that I almost missed the two year anniversary of Drinking With Lost Souls! This rambling depression of an art blog has been here from August 2005-2007. I can't believe it lasted this long.

Lots of things have happened in those two years. Jobs have come and gone, people have come and gone. Situations have come up and gone down. It's been a roller coaster to be sure. My thanks go out to all the people who still visit this mess (even if you hardly ever comment anymore...I kid, I kid...)

Anyway, here's to another two years. Good luck to you all.

Edit: Color update!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.

I haven't posted in a while so here's a sneak preview of one of the Warmageddon pages I'm working on. One of the great things about it is that I spent a good amount of time on the poster in the background without realizing I was going to cover the damned thing up with people. In case you're wondering, it's a sketchy picture of two gladiators fighting. Oh, the joys of working in layers when your brain has obviously been removed.

Oh, this is a bit late but here's to Mike Wieringo. Mike passed away recently. Although I've never met him personally, we'd interacted here and there on the web. We once crossed swords ( as crossed as swords could get with Mike) over a character redesign he did. In the end, I was just being a jackass about it (if you can imagine such a thing) and he was in the right all along. I even ended up liking the design once I saw it in "action." I always felt bad about it but Mike went on to give me a series of really good critiques on artwork I'd posted on this or that message board. He was nice like that.

Everyone who has posted about Mike's passing used the drawing from his last blog post. Not me. I'm using one that always cracked me up. It's from Mike's monkey phase. It's one of my favorites, just because it makes me laugh every time I see it. Here's to ya, Mike.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.

Here's something I did a while back and never posted. The tattoos were a huge pain in the arse but I'm really happy with the colors.

Oh, thanks to everyone who sent their thoughts and well wishes about Allison. I miss her more every day.

I've set up a American Cancer Society Mosaic Of Memories for Allison. Feel free to visit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

Well, look at this. It's something new already! What we have here is a new character design for Thomas: Son of Marcus, the twice monthly one-page comic I'm illustrating for Warmageddon Magazine. It should be a lot of fun and I'll let you know when they go to print. I know how terribly excited you all must be! Heh.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Illustration Friday - Geeky

Well, here we are again. Time to get back on my feet. I haven't participated in an Illustration Friday topic for a long time. Call it a lack of inspiration. This week's topic is "geeky" and nothing comes more geeky than Egg. Egg (also known as Matilda) is an idea I had years ago and back-burnered until recently. This is a redesign of said old idea. I dig Egg in the worst way. She just makes me happy.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Allison Brown: 1983 - 2007

I'm not sure how to begin this post. I suppose I just did. A lot of you already know about this, many of you don't. Allison, the girl on the left, has been suffering from cancer for roughly two years now.

On June 1st she passed away. It's been one month today.

Ally was my best friend, my honey, and my support structure. I've been completely rudderless since she passed. The worst part is that she left behind a slew of extremely lost little sisters. Ally took care of us all. She was one hell of a girl and I'll miss her every day from now until eternity. The world is a sadder place without her.

I love you, babe. Forever and a day.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants.

Okay, it's eBay whoring time again. There are a ton of things I want to tell you guys but I've been super busy preparing for my trip to Australia on May 2nd. Which brings me to this little guy. This is the Green Man and he's up for ebay auction. If you're so inclined, please (please, please) feel free to bid on him. Please? C'mon, you know you wanna!

Okay, enough pathetic begging. Here's his listing.

THE GREEN MAN is a Kidrobot vinyl MUNNY figure designed by Pennsylvania-based artist STEVE MUSGRAVE. Steve has worked as an illustrator for Warmageddon Magazine, General Jinjur Comics, Killer Bunnies Inc., Wizards of the Coast, and a wide variety of others.

THE GREEN MAN is based on the ancient mythological figure of the same name. THE GREEN MAN'S body is decorated in a stone motif that is accentuated by emerald green flocking (“Flocking" is the process of depositing millions of little individual cut fiber particles [called "flock"] onto the surface of an article for the purpose of increasing the tactile sensation, aesthetics, color and appearance.)

Implanted in THE GREEN MAN'S head are long strands of faux ivy and he carries a hand-stained wooden walking staff.

THE GREEN MAN comes with a “Hello, my name is...” card illustrated with an original GREEN MAN logo. He also comes with the original MUNNY packaging and MUNNY coloring book #9.

THE GREEN MAN is a one-of-a-kind custom painted vinyl figure. There will never be another one like him! He is highly collectible!

The bidding is over. Thank you!

Monday, March 26, 2007

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.

We're going to start a little backwards with the how-I-done-it MUNNY. Why? Because I put the little bugger up on eBay and I feel the need to whore myself. Hey, at least I'm honest? What you see is the final result of my first MUNNY adventure. He's a 8 inch Kidrobot vinyl MUNNY figure based on the geometric style of comic book legend Jack “King” Kirby.

How's that for fancy wording?

Edit: The bidding is over!