Saturday, August 27, 2005

Comic Decisions

Oy, it has been a hard week. The previous post already explained some of it lol. I have 16 college credits this year (a full load) which includes painting, life drawing, biology, lab, presentational speaking (bleah!), and freshman art seminar. Plus I finally got a job at Albertsons on Friday and the weekend which is awesome. I really need the money.

I'm just so crammed and tired. I'm afraid that I will have to put my comic on hiatus. I really would hate to do that so I'm thinking of getting rid of color images and just putting up the black and white for now. Plus, I might allow myself to post irregularly, which will be a pain in the butt for my readers. Hopefully, I can figure out what to do soon.

Thanks for your patience.

Oh yeah check out this awesome site:
It is such a great idea. I wish I lived in California to participate.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Blogs are for venting

Sorry to whoever reads this. Be warned in the next paragraph I shall be unleashing my rage and sorrow for what happened to me this week. So if you hate hearing other people's problems or are afraid of cuss words please run away. I truly believe blogs are therapeutic....especially in break ups.
(Note: I'm not the type of person who likes to talk about my personal life, but oh well I'm pissed. I need to vent.)

Yesterday, I broke up with my boyfriend of one month (actually two if you count me trying to call him and never getting an answer.) Now one month doesn't seem a lot, but he was my first boyfriend. I'm quite insecure and never had great experiences in high school. He was the first one that may have returned the same feeling I had for him.

We hanged out together and watched movies together. It was so much fun, and admittedly I really thought I was in love. Our relationship was going great, but sometimes he didn't include me in certain things. I was frankly surprised he didn't tell his family about me. Well, then came my Florida vacation. On the trip, I bought souvenirs just for him. Then, I came back, which led to the excrutiating four weeks of not being able to get a hold of him. I called him, emailed him, and when I did get a hold of him "oh, I'm busy shit." After a couple weeks, I started to wonder "does he hate me?", "does he have another girl", and "did he die?" I worried about it everyday and had constant insomnia and depression.

I only finally got to see him again this week. We go to the same school together. Well, I finally got to meet up with him. I could tell he was uneasy, damn uneasy. We talked and walked for a bit. Then, I finally couldn't take it anymore. "Am I still your girlfriend?" I asked. He replied, "Good question." (Smart Ass. I really should have kicked him or punch him at that point.) "Well, I don't feel like a relationship right now. But I'm really sorry how I treated you." (No shit. At this point I should have cried or yelled, but being the damn too nice person I am I merely said, "Oh well sometimes that happens. Damn I really should have yelled at him.)

I finally cried when I came home. I rode on a bus for an hour and was directly across a couple that were cuddling each other. Just terrible. My sisters thought he was a coward and has no balls lol. For goodness sakes he couldn't even dump me. Asshole bastard.

I doubt he would read this, but if you do, now you understand why you suck soo much.
Thank you blog. I feel much better now.
Now what should I do with the gifts I bought him?

Friday, August 19, 2005

Xiao Bao!

For my lack of updating, here's a little fun comic about my new pet ^^. College starts you might have to cherish this comic for a while. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Joe Ranft and Dan Lee

Losing two of Pixar's greatest contributors in a year is just heartbreaking. I've never met them, but I have met their work.

Dan Lee was an inspirational artist and someone who really understood sketching. It wasn't a chore for him, but a daily routine he enjoyed while sitting in a cafe. He created the design for Nemo in Finding Nemo. Lee was someone who truly lived for his art. Even while undergoing chemotherapy for his lung cancer, he kept on creating designs for Pixar. Just this week, I heard friends of family are launching a book of his sketches (appropriately a coffee table book).

Suddenly Wednesday, Pixar lost another great animator. Joe Ranft worked on numerous animation masterpieces including both Toy Storys, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Brave Little Toaster, and many more. He also did the voice of Heimlich the catepillar in A Bug's Life. He died in a car accident while participating in the program Mosaic, which pairs successful businessmen and people who need help.

I have heard such great comments and stories about these two men. I never knew them, but after they died, I wish I did.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Back to College

(sigh) Another week I can't put up my comic.
1. Darn Procreate Painter Classic is giving me a headache.
2. I really need to work on the newspaper comic.
3. And I'm just lazy.

Maybe I'll put up a Xiao Bao sketch just to make me feel less guilty.

College....back to supply bill $132 without art supplies...without art supplies.
Then wonder why college students are so poor.

I'm happy to go back. I like getting back into a regular routine. However, I'm sad I will not be able to go to my Animation Show chats. Darn evil Freshman art seminar is scheduled so late.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I'm speechless....

Not only is "Rapunzel: Unbraided" based upon Fragonard's "The Swing" (one of my favorite paintings), but it's 3-D. It's as silky as 2-D. I can't believe it. Now I'm really worried 2-D will never come back.

Check out the article and pics as I gasp at its beauty and weep for the only thing 2-D had going for it. The ability to mimic a painting.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

8:15 AM

400,000 gone
Not in an instant
Lingered on
Painful and agonizing deaths
The atomic bomb

Melting flesh
Oil burns
Loss of loved ones
And silence...

Peace was meant
Was it worth it?
60 years since
War exists and hate exists
Let's pray the use of the bomb died
Never made again to ruin people's lives

Picture : BISCHOF, Werner "Town of Hiroshima". A victim of the Hiroshima atomic explosion, Japan, 1951 Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Guinea Genesis

I had a really rocking birthday and a special present. A guinea pig! After 19 years of pleading for a pet, I finally got one. I named him Shao Bao or Xiao Bao (I'm not to sure what spelling to use yet lol). It means "little bun." I'll post some comparing pictures of my guinea and a bun later :p
He's just soo darn cute. I swear Star Trek must have gotten the idea of tribbles from guinea pigs. They make little squeaks when they are happy.

The rest of my post concerns my comic "DayDream." As some of you know Keenspace has official changed their name to Comic Genesis. This is all fine and dandy, but this might mean I would have to change my webcomic address to I'm unsure that the switch will cause the little readers I have to become confused and start losing interest. Plus, I like the name sounds normal and people can spell it (genesis is quite tricky lol). I'll keep you posted if I decide the final url for the address.

In other news, which is great news! Jean Claude and Christo might finally get approved and started on the "Over the River" project. This may be their last project and it is in Colorado. I have no excuse. I must sign up and volunteer to be a part of this historic art duo. These wrap artists are recently remembered for "The Gates" in New York. I wish I could have been there. It looked so beautiful even on tv! Hopefully, I will get to experience it when the time comes.,1299,DRMN_21_3973341,00.html

Cross your fingers! ^^