Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy Chinese New Year

I can't draw dogs. He looks like a puddle lol. Have a great New Year....and eat a lot of dumplings :) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Topic of the week:Pixar

If any of you are animation buffs, this week Disney might negotiate with Pixar again....

I have an uneasy feeling about this deal. Sure I'm glad Pixar will finally have a distribution company again, and Toy Story 3 may be stopped...thank god. This might means for sure Miyazaki films will be released in the US.

I'm worried Pixar will lose it's uniqueness. Lasseter might head both CG animation departments (I have no idea how that would work out.) Oh and the possibility Pixar may do 2-D animation is pretty slim.

I can't figure out who is groveling to whom. Disney needs Pixar and vice versa. So there is no way in the next 10 years they're going to open up a 2-D studio again. It's too costly and well they have to figure out the two CG studio problem. Plus, I have a feeling the American public doesn't care about 2-D anymore. They just want high-tech graphics. I only get this feeling because of how the public ignored Iron Giant.

Unless Curious George starts a renaissance of new traditional animated films or someone else does, I doubt 2-D will be back. So John Lasseter and Steve Jobs....the state of animation are in your hands.

Phew, now I feel better about spilling my guts on that topic :p
College has been fine. The reading material is interesting this semester, but it is just too much!
The highlight of my week was my Painting Class with Stefan! He actually showed us his mixing technique. Pretty amazing stuff. The mixture of colors are undefinable but do define a feeling or setting. hehe I feel bad he's telling us most of his secrets since he discovered it for himself.
You can check out his paintings here:

He does most of it through palette knife and some brush work. I feel exhilarated to start painting again.

Oh and I have decided to pay the Free Comic Book Day offer. I think I will go for 3 pages. I can't afford any higher lol. It will be a recap/sidestory just so new readers won't get confused. Maybe I'll hide my little guinea in the comic just for good luck lol.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Comic pain

Well, it officially happened. Keenspace is finally gone for good, which means my comic domain name has changed. What a pain!

I only found out because a friend e-mailed me about the "author missing" problem on the website. I'll try to get it fixed.

So "DayDream" is officially

Longer name lol. I will try to buy a domain name to something smaller.
hehe and I'm thinking about publishing in the Free Comic Book Day anthology from them. It would be nice to see my comic finally published. $25 per full it might just be a special introductory comic...or should I dish out the dough for a short story...roughly 4-8 pages?

Well, finally back at college. I'm taking way too much stuff this time lol.
Intro to Biological Anthropology (Monkeys!)
Art History II (Renaissance-Modern I believe)
Art History III Non-Western art (Really excited about this one)
Intermediate drawing (Probably more still lifes :(
Painting II with Stefan Kleinschuster (This should be interesting)

Everything but painting is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Painting is on Saturday. Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday I work.

Gee look at that list. There is going to be a lot of reading this semester.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


2006 is not starting out good. Panic attack and a cold just sucks. Figures, it is still the year of the Rooster.

So I'm going to just start talking for no reason lol.

Cartoon Network is really becoming a let down. I thought Genndy was crazy for leaving, but he jumped ship before it exploded.

Anime fans are so fickle. I think Turner Classic Movies is doing a superb job in presenting the Miyazaki and Takahata movies. They're showing it in English and Japanese. What more can you ask? They are even showing "Only Yesterday" and "Whisper of the Heart" which isn't available on dvd yet. Also TCM isn't straying from their roots...they still show great cinema.

Bill Plympton is just too cool.

I finally saw Narnia, and I thought it was better than the book. It gave more depth and that turkish delight looked tasty.

Why can't I finish Prince of Persia 2? Gah!

I'm having a creative slump with my comic. I have pages done, but it doesn't look right to me. I feel like I'm trying to rush the story just to get to the important part. So it might be a while before another comic comes up.

Back to college on Tuesday and I'm tired already lol.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Xiao Bao dandelion!

Here's a special drawing as an apology for the late comic. Plus, I just really wanted to draw him with his new favorite food, dandelion!
I mentioned under the updated comic that I was thinking about making a comic set in Ancient China. For now, I'm going to start researching references such as clothing, buildings, and events at that time. I really want to make this one special. The only character I finalized is a "Desperado" type character that slings a guzheng instead of a guitar to hide his it won't be historically correct, but a guy having that huge instrument on his back is hilarious.
On a side note: Holy Shit! I'm on Squidworks website!. I'm actually a creator! :D
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Sunday, January 01, 2006

2006 or is it?

Sorry for the comic lateness. My work has been keeping me away. A new comic probably won't be up until Tuesday.

Happy New Year! However... if you want to be in the "in-crowd" it is not even 2006.

January 29, 2006 is the Chinese year 4704. This year is the Year of the Dog. Predicted to be a better year than the rooster, thankfully. A symbol of rebirth and destruction =Xiao Bao being born :D and Katrina :(

So around Jan. 29 go see if you can see the Lion Dance at a local festival.