I’ve been drawing a little bit more lately. I sometimes find that I enjoy sketching with just a regular ballpoint pen. I couldn’t sleep, so I drew this guy. I call him Space Bear. I might do a digital ink and color on him at some point. Beyond that, not sure what I might do with him. I’ve been really in the mood to work on some new, non-Grimstone comics lately. Maybe I’ll start doing some short stories with characters like this.

I’ve been drawing a little bit more lately. I sometimes find that I enjoy sketching with just a regular ballpoint pen. I couldn’t sleep, so I drew this guy. I call him Space Bear. I might do a digital ink and color on him at some point. Beyond that, not sure what I might do with him. I’ve been really in the mood to work on some new, non-Grimstone comics lately. Maybe I’ll start doing some short stories with characters like this.

hermeown:

hiddleslady:

natawhat:

misandrist:

People in their early twenties still refer to people older than them as “adults”. When do you think they stop… and realize… they are adults

I’m not an adult, I’m a child with a drinking permit.

never in my life have i heard someone in their early 20’s refer to someone older than them as an adult in a manner that would imply they themselves dont feel they are an adult, this is a stupid ass bullshit text post that was made the fuck up to get stupid ass notes, and every stupid teenager on this site is gullible enough to fucking fall for this garbage

I would like to point out that I am in my early 20’s and I do actually have a hard time identifying as an adult. When you’re expected to know how to pay bills, get a job, know how to work, know how to schedule your time properly, etc., and you really don’t know any of this, it’s hard to accept that you’re an adult now, too.  

Hell, I’m 35 and I still don’t really feel like an adult. At least not around people that are older than I am. A lot of my relatives still treat me like I’m a kid. Being called “Mikey” by people stopped being okay when I was like 13. 

But I look forward to the day when I feel like and refer to myself as an adult. It’ll mean I finally have my shit together.

Although at heart, I’ll always be just a Toys ‘R’ Us kid.

The open letter to NCsoft

samurai-ko:

Dear NCsoft,

Look around you.

Look at the entertainment industry today.

Look at the absolutely runaway success of comic book adaptations and superheroes in film.

Look at how a comic-book/superhero film tie-in show, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., took on a life of its own in creating original characters to become incredibly successful.

Look at how passionate comic-book/superhero fans are in the casting of their favorite heroes and villains, and how eager they are to see their favorite storylines faithfully brought in all their glorious awesomeness to the big and small screens.

Look at how gleefully popular the Jaguar ads were in their lampooning of the quirks of supervillains.

Look at how people are rallying behind films now for Wonder Woman and Black Widow, showing that women are just as capable of kicking ass and taking names as their male counterparts.

Look at how two of the largest media moguls in the industry today, 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios, have successfully negotiated for how to handle character copyrights to allow their fans to see their favorite characters in film and in television.

Look at how in the sixty years since the first superhero film was released (Superman and the Mole Men, in 1951), superhero movies have made BILLIONS of dollars - in fact, here’s a link for you. And these are just the American films.

Look at how Marvel has just announced that it has its films planned out through 2028; in other words, the next FOURTEEN YEARS.

Do you STILL think that nobody is interested in superheroes and supervillains anymore?

On December 1st, 2012, you closed the doors of Paragon Studios and cancelled CITY OF HEROES. Despite the clamouring from the playerbase, despite the overt and not-so-overt condemnation by your peers of how NOT to handle a studio/game shutdown, despite a clear statement afterward in the form of the wild success of CITY OF TITANS’ Kickstarter, the game remains offline, its intellectual property shelved.

Look at the successes I mentioned earlier, and then look at your game again.

Heroes and villains that could take flight, with or without wings, doing battle across the metropolitan landscape in the name of justice.

Missions of shifting moralities and ethical questions about doing the wrong things for the right reasons, and the right things for the wrong reasons.

Evil from our history that we thought long-gone, only to discover it right under our noses and making just as much trouble, if not moreso, than before.

Magic and science and technology and mutation and even just raw force of will or alien biology that shaped us and gave us the ability to make our mark in the world.

This is what you gave us ten years ago. This is what you took away from us a year and a half ago. But it’s not too late to give it back.

It’s not too late to be the better man and say, “You know what? You were right.” It’s not too late to give players back their capes and masks and dreams of saving the world… or saving the world for later. It’s not too late to bring the game back in all its comic-book-origin glory, because as everyone knows, the greatest heroes and villains never stay dead for long.

There’s always a way.

The first rule of business is “Give the public what it wants.” What it wants are superheroes and supervillains.

Please bring back CITY OF HEROES.

I miss this game terribly. This month would have been the 10th anniversary. I think I might commemorate it with a new illustration of my and my friend’s favorite characters. I really need to make some comics with my superhero characters. One of these days…

grimstone-comics:

I’ll be exhibiting here this coming Sunday. I’ll have copies of all the current issues of the Grimstone comic book for sale. I’ll be selling prints, drawing sketches, and taking commission orders. I’ll have new business cards and free digital comic postcards to pass out and brand spanking new vinyl banners on display. If you’re going to be in the Indianapolis area this weekend, stop in, check it out, and come say hi.

grimstone-comics:

I’ll be exhibiting here this coming Sunday. I’ll have copies of all the current issues of the Grimstone comic book for sale. I’ll be selling prints, drawing sketches, and taking commission orders. I’ll have new business cards and free digital comic postcards to pass out and brand spanking new vinyl banners on display. If you’re going to be in the Indianapolis area this weekend, stop in, check it out, and come say hi.

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