New Year and Holidays YAY!!

I said I’d make it my goal to do weekly updates, but that didn’t work too well 😛 Time to get back into the swing of things!

LIFE

Happy holidays all! Hope you everyone had a great time celebrating in your own way! Eddie had a good time. He’s 6 months old and already swimming in a ton of toys.

Eddie X-Mas

ART NEWS

Web comic is still in the works but not as developed as I’d like. Oz, Chris, and I met this time last year and made it our goal to have a site up and running with a new web comic from each of us. After a year, we’ve learned a lot, but missed our goal by a long shot, especially me. We all developed our stories a lot, came up with some strong characters and settings, and made a bunch of comic layouts… just no comics yet. I have to say, I think Oz is the farthest along out of any of us, so he’s certainly been the driving force in our group. I am quite thankful for that.

It isn’t an excuse, but having a child this year certainly set me back on some of my creative goals. I’m definitely not giving up on any of them, but I need to redesign my goal plan. Until then, here are a few thumbnail teases of my comic for you to gaze upon quizzingly.

oranger tease

ART NEWS (cont.)

Moar?! Yeah, dug this comic up from my uni days. It’s super old and pretty rushed, but I hope you get a kick out of it none the less.

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MEDIA

Two things. The Legend of Korra has finally finished. It’s totally over and I kind of miss it already. That show had some ups and downs but all in all, it really turned into something great. I’m sad it’s over, but glad it happened.

Also, I’m a pretty big Mad Max fan and am super excited for the new movie. An extended trailer came out a few weeks ago and I have to say… YES! I’m in. I can’t wait to see this movie!!

So I noticed that Hugh Keays-Byrne who played Toecutter in the first Mad Max is in the new movie. I know it’s not the same character, but it does make me wonder if there is some sort of relation.

Hugh Keays-Byrne as Toecutter and Immortan Joe

Hugh Keays-Byrne as Toecutter and Immortan Joe

If there is a relation, I hope it’s subtle like all the others in the series. Gyro Captain is a given. I’m not too sure about Blaster, but if they are the same character, that’s awesome.

Bruce Spence as The Gyro Captain and Jedediah the Pilot

Bruce Spence as The Gyro Captain and Jedediah the Pilot

Benno and Blaster. Same Guy?!

Benno and Blaster. Same Guy?!

By the way, did you know that the guy who played the Gyro Captain also played the Trainman in Matrix Revolutions?

Oh, and one more bit of trivia before I move to a new topic. Mad Max 2 was a big inspiration for the designs of ‘Hokuto no Ken’ (Fist of the North Star). Not sure if it was ever stated by the creators, but it’s quite obvious.

Comparing 'Road Warrior' to 'Fist of the North Star'

Comparing ‘Road Warrior’ to ‘Fist of the North Star’

Know of any other Mad Max connections? Let me know in the comments!

FRIENDS

Before I finish, I’d like to mention that my buddy David Piper over at Sunday ink just recently finished another fantastic stone lantern illustration based on a picture I sent him. Please go check it out as soon and you can!!

To close this year I’ll post one more ballpoint pen sketch. I think it turned out pretty good. Gotta keep at it~~

Happy new year! See you in 2015!!!

Alan

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