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Most of this can be found in bigger, shinier versions on my Tumblr, which is here. It's mostly entirely art, but occasionally I cave/am coerced into reblogging stuff. Oops.

Legit Art )


Collected Into The Woods pieces done for [livejournal.com profile] manipulant's fic.

Collected In Sickness, Health, and the Duckpond at Humboldt Park pieces and oddments done for [livejournal.com profile] quaxelrod's fic. (in progress)


Stupidcomics

Into The Woods )

Vices & Virtues: It Came )

Misc Panic! )

Ryan Ross )

Nate Ruess )

Miscellaneous )


lllookalive: ([Avengers] Huhuhuhhh you said penis)
I don't wanna talk about how many times we've watched Thor in the last week.

Or maybe I do. Idk.

Thor Odinson discovers dubstep.

WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB.

also on Tublr.

lllookalive: ([misc] and i've got promises to keep)
Oh my god. Oh. My. God. Fuck some Photoshop. That took way too goddamn long and I need to remember to like, move. And take breaks. Which is never, ever going to happen, but I can dream.

I'm pretty sure my neck and shoulders have fused together, and various parts of my anatomy keep making ominous crunching sounds when I move, but HA. DONE. SHA-BAM. I want a neck massage.

Red.


Which accompanies this one. )

For the Red Riding Hood chapter of [livejournal.com profile] manipulant's Into The Woods. (An EXTREMELY LOOSE interpretation, I might add.)

There's a slightly brighter version here at my Tumblr. I like the way the brighter red makes it pop more, but in terms of this being a piece for ITW we decided on the darker version, since it fits the mood of the story better.

And holy crap, thank you SO MUCH [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve and [livejournal.com profile] manipulant for the handholding tonight. Handholding and opinions and suggestions and general patience. ♥ ♥ ♥ There is no way in hell I would've sat still long enough to finish this otherwise.

lllookalive: ([misc] swallow knives)


Art post! :DDDDDD

Big, shiny, much-easier-to-see Tumblr versions are here, but I'm a giant attention-seeker, soooo... comments?~

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; he will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow. )

In case anyone's wondering, yes, I've officially stopped giving a fuck about must do schoolwork all the fucking time, oh my GOD. Obviously. I... don't think I drew this much when I was even in undergrad. Like. Where I was getting a degree in it. FINALS WEEK, SHMINALS WEEK. I'm posting this, I'mma crash for a few hours, and then [livejournal.com profile] evilhippo and I are going to the Field Museum where I am gonna ogle some fuckin' DINOS. Also whales. But mostly dinos.

Oh, AND. I've reworked a couple pieces already but I'm kind of not in the mood to have any more adventures with my scanner tonight. [livejournal.com profile] manipulant, most of them are yours and you can expect them shortly. (AKA please replace the old ones ASAFP kthx ♥)

lllookalive: ([NateR] Be calm.)
HA HA HA HA HAH.

So it's only been over a month and a half. So I only managed to quit my job, pack my shit, drive 2,227 miles, find a new place, move in, fly back to Portland for my cats, start school and not actually completely lose my mind (I said completely, I know and I'm sorry what a couple of you have been dealing with from me, I know, shut up also I love you), AND I STILL HAVE THREE PIECES TO MAKE A POST.

HA HA HAH.

I still have so much reading to do today, it's horrifying.

My BBB, Round 2 piece, one Into The Woods piece, and the first of a four-part born of a really weird conversation somewhere in the mountains of western Montana.






and you will wait at your post until you've been relieved, and warn us all if seas are dangerous. )


A couple words of disclaimer/blather-
The second two I have every intention of going back into and doing a lot more color replacement kind of stuff and some basic cell-shading. These are getting tacked onto the list begun with the last legit art post I made, on which I have made a grand total of zero headway. I'll get there.

I also might try and start posting in twos instead of threes, we'll see how OCD I get when the time comes. Yes, this does actually create legitimate concern for me and yes, I know it's ridiculous.

[livejournal.com profile] manipulant, I only have... ohgod. Do I really only have one left? I've been saving him for last and this is it, isn't it? Gah! Anyway, it looks like you're totally gonna be getting some kind of bizarre fan mix thing with the last installment, because I can't not soundtrack everything I do and some songs were just made for gay married storybook shenanigans.

Have I mentioned lately that I really like comments? Cuz I do. ♥ ♥ ♥
:D

lllookalive: ([hp] PRISON HUGE)
Hey, all you music-types (and everyone else)!

So this morning, [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve and I were awoken by tweets from one of the bands we love, Portugal. The Man (@portugaltheman), announcing that ALL OF THEIR STUFF. ALL OF IT. EVERYTHING. EVERY. FUCKING. THING. had been stolen, including their van and trailer, after they played Lollapalooza last night. They've spent pretty much all day freaking out all over Twitter and it's pretty nauseating what was taken.



The full list of lost equipment can be viewed here, complete with a bunch of serial numbers.
And a non-Twitter version here.

A description of the van can be found here.

And an incentive by the manufacturing company of one of their bass amps can be found here.

[livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve's base tweet for the pawnshop spreadsheet link is here.

So any of you with Twitter accounts? If you'd like to retweet the above tweets, as well as anything else relating to the event you'd like, just to raise awareness and spread the word? That would be AMAZING.

I am offering stupidcomic doodles to anyone who wants to get in on this, even just an RT or two.

For those of you feeling remarkably ambitious, [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve has compiled an open google doc dividing and cataloging efforts to call local area pawn/music shops to provide the establishments with info (we're hoping most have email addresses we can forward the list of serial #'s to). Even if you don't wanna deal with this, maybe you know someone who does, or someone on your Twitter feed will.

If you're super-awkward with phone stuff like I am, we recommend that if you do claim a pawn shop cluster, just use the, "My friend's band had all of their stuff stolen after they played Lolla on Sunday night, do you have an email address we could forward the serial numbers/descriptions to?" script.

OH AND we're also canvassing Craigslist (Chicago and the surrounding areas including Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan as well as the Chicago 'burbs like Evanston and Glenview etc) and eBay for the items, which is another quick way you could take a minute to help, if you're so inclined.

If you don't already have it, I'm @lllookalive on Twitter, and [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve is @okrysmastree.

I've already spammed Patrick Stump (@patrickstump), the Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats with GREAT results ♥ ♥ John Darnielle ♥ &hearts), Adam Siska (@siskybusiness), Bill Beckett (@billbeckett), FBR's street team (@fbrstreetteam including emailing them), Gatsbys American Dream (@gatsbysamerican), and Man Without Wax (@manwithoutwax) with all of this, but KEEP IT GOING! Their accounts are huge, they can handle the spam and maybe that way some of the bigger ones'll see it. Plus, if you think of anyone else who might give a crap. I've just been focusing mostly on local musicians for the Chicago area so far, with the exception of the Mountain Goats, but the more publicity the better.

FBR's street team email is erick@fueledbyramen.com, in case you're inspired.

And now, because I know you're all like WHO THE SHIT IS THIS BAND AND WHY DO I CARE? Honestly, even if I didn't like them this would still have me up in arms. Fucking klepto assholes.
But even if you don't have a Twitter, don't want to deal with all this viral shit, you can still go listen to some fucking awesome music:
This is their YouTube channel.
And in following with events, and also one of my all-time favorites of their stuff, try Chicago on for size.

And, because we are fabulous, we're making this a drinking game. Shot of tequila for ever successful email address! GO GO GO!

(and I wasn't kidding about those stupidcomics, guys I take requests!~)

You guys are amazing, and even if you don't have time to deal with this, thanks for being you. My flist is the BEST flist.

ETA
GABE SAPORTA. GABRIEL. FUCKING. SAPORTA. JUST RT'D AND REPLIED.
Well holy fucking shit.

ETA (8-09 9:25am)
They just tweeted that the van and trailer were recovered, though they're empty and not sure what condition either are in. Still, it's a lead.
lllookalive: ([misc] and i've got promises to keep)
A couple of things:
I finished my BBB second-round piece at the beginning of the week (it didn't make me crazy and miserable, I'm a little confused), and it ended up having a little/lot more Photoshop stuff going on than I usually employ. And I actually enjoyed it.

I haven't had time and won't for awhile to tinker with the first and third pieces posted here, but I have no idea how long it'll be til I do, so I'm just gonna throw up the preliminaries.

So that said, these will be a little different than usual.

Three Into The Woods pieces!



If there's a way in, then there's a way out. I'll let you think that way for now. )

Right. So. Expect to see updated versions of these at some point.

[livejournal.com profile] manipulant, I know they're sort of a change from the other ITW pieces, so if when you're posting the set you just want the un-doctored pencil drawings so that they all look like they go together, that's cool. I'll just give you both versions or whatever. Or maybe you're not as neurotic as I am. Chances are that if this current kick I'm on pans out, I might go back through and do similar things to the rest of them.

I haven't really decided what I think of the Photoshoppy thing yet.


ANYWAY. I had ten minutes before morning staff came in on Wednesday. Enjoy. )

lllookalive: ([hsm] emo emo jazz hands)
The best part was when I thought I'd left the post-it notes with the script for this on the counter at work.




Pro tip! The stool can also be used to bludgeon to death any asshole trying to make Dashboard Confessional references in your presence. Chris Carrabba is a sissy-boy with fancy hair and you won't stand for that shit.


a brief explanation for you Provencal types )
lllookalive: (Default)
Oh my god, this weekend has been insane, art-wise.

[livejournal.com profile] manipulant IS AMAZING. I HOPE EVERYBODY IS AWARE OF THIS. (For many, MANY reasons including the one listed here, I feel it's necessary to point out.)
She made me an ALL-CAPS promo post on her journal and I've been getting friends requests and comments and

HI, HI NEW PEOPLE! Welcome to the party! Feel free to comment, say hi, spam me anything but Justin Bieber OH MY GOD some people think they're soooooo funny, don't be shy. Thrilled to have you!~

Now for the stuff you actually might care about.



Maybe I'm aging, I like how that sounds. )

Which brings me to

HELLO. I AM NOW ON TUMBLR!~

I created it this afternoon and have spent all day bombing it. I've never actually used Tumblr EVER, okay, so bear with me a little if I'm blundering around like a moron over there. For that matter if I do something stupid or whatever, let me know over here, okay? So I can fix it? [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve spent most of today on Twitter with me, walking me through it and barely avoiding a couple major meltdowns when I couldn't figure out (still can't) how to reply via reblog. Fucking kill me, I swear. I'd rather you correct me than just continue looking like an idiot.

A side note to that, I've got Vices & Virtues: It Came queued up to post one-a-day for the next week or so, starting today. In case anyone's wondering why only Ready To Go is up there so far.

Finally, OH MY GOD, EVERYBODY, YOU ARE ARE SUCH MAGNIFICENT ENABLERS. YOU'RE WONDERFUL.
Never stop.

...what?

Jul. 7th, 2011 10:01 am
lllookalive: ([NateR] time bomb baby a time bomb baby)
Nate Ruess smoking on a cupcake.

I dunno, what did you do last night?






(aka the last-ditch effort to keep myself from breaking something in an effort to draw a not-stupid-looking kiss. OH MY GOD I AM SO OVER THAT SHIT.)


Blogspot copy is here.
lllookalive: ([NateR] Be calm.)
The product of my certifiably awful mood last night.



Nate Ruess just makes me happy like few things make me happy, alright? This is a fact I am learning. Something about his stupid, frumpy, adorable outfits with his grandpa sweaters and inability to wear socks. This.


[livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve, last week you told me to draw you a thing.

THIS IS FOR YOUUUU!~



Oh, and blogspot version is here.
lllookalive: ([MCR] x-o-x-o-X-O-X-O!)



Ugh, this has taken me long enough.

Hey, [livejournal.com profile] manipulant, I hope you love me with all of your bourbon heart, okay?

You throw the attic window open and I throw myself all around you )

Bigger, shinier versions here, at my Blogspot.
...Maybe someday I'll even have followers. And like. triple-digit pageviews. Lol.

lllookalive: ([misc] Ghost in my lungs)


I just realized that all three are fic-based this time around. What.

But mostly I just like drawing fabric. And really girly guys.

Surprise!

The setting sun on mars is all you ever wanted )


Thanks to the light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-is-a-train that is grad school, my free hours to draw suddenly have an expiration date, so I'm going kind of crazy right now. I've been drawing in pretty much every free second I have left to me, at work and otherwise, and I'll probably keep on doing it until the hour I leave for Chicago. I'm re-developing raptor-hand; an occurrence that's lain dormant since my last term at SCAD. It's kind of thrilling.

[livejournal.com profile] regonym, I still owe you an Elizabethan ruff. I haven't forgotten.

And, as is my usual routine, now I'm going to sit around and fret about whether or not to actually show the non-Rapunzel two to the authors who inspired them. Or I could just continue to skulk around like a huge creeper.

As usual, I'll email/whatever full versions upon request.

lllookalive: ([PATD] ♥)
Two and a half weeks later, TA DAAAH. DONE.

(Unless anyone has a b-side they wanna see, in which case just tell me which one.)

Vices & Virtues: It Came



Here there be monsters. Or. Well. Shane Drake. Close enough. )

You guys rock. I know I require a ridiculous amount of handholding to get anything done like this, ever, so I appreciate the validation and encouragement. I'm glad it's been making people laugh.

I'm strongly considering Razia's Shadow as a follow-up project.

The other candidate for a follow-up would be this zombie apocalypse thing I've had rattling around in my head since October. Yeah, I know everyone and their dead grannie is doing zombie apocalypse things, but I wanna get it out of my system, and the only way that's gonna happen is if I stupid-comic it. I don't have the time, energy, or attention span to do a full-blown comic, I don't think, but if I just sorta worked through it in doodles, maybe..?

Would anyone be interested in a zombie doodle comic?

I know I do this like, every other post, but here it is again- Let me know if you want off this filter! Or, rather, if I should make a new filter for future stupid-comics posts so your flist isn't spammed all to hell, but you can still view the V&V ones. I'm easy.

Um. Actual active bandom-type people on my flist? Should I like, make these more public? I know they're pretty lame and I mostly just do them for kicks. I have no idea of people who don't know me would think they were entertaining, but maybe?

Not that it really counts, but this is sortakinda my first-ever actual completed comics project. And... I have a degree in comics. I'm just gonna fistpump a bunch and ignore the really depressing second part of that statement.




Done.
lllookalive: ([PATD] Time Vortex.)
Do you ever get ready, go out, do your thing, and then come home eleven hours or so later to realize that you aren't wearing the socks you thought you were wearing?

It's a marvel that I manage to function like, ever. Okay, moving on.

Vices & Virtues: It Came



Am I the only one who wants to hear Marvin Gaye sing this chorus? Come on. )

Ryan Ross would rock the SHIT out of a pretty pretty princess dress.

I like drawing socks.

...I have absolutely nothing interesting to say today.
lllookalive: ([TAI...] Gender studies missed a couple.)
The Academy Is... split up yesterday. SURPRISE!

For a band that has maybe two songs that I can listen to without cracking up/changing tracks, I'm sort of in love with them. They're just so... sweet. With a heavy side of derp, but I think that's just part of the package. And in following with their sweet, earnest love fest cum band legacy, they just enacted what I think may be the most amicable split in the history of the internet.

Complete with Tweets like these. )

Michael Guy Chislett and Andy Mrotek are the ones leaving, so I'm a little curious about how this whole big fourth album Bill keeps hyping is gonna get recorded, minus a lead guitar and drummer. Oh well. I'm shallow. All I care about is the continuation of stuff like-


You get the idea.

Anyway.

Vices & Virtues: It Came



Some splits are maybe not so friendly. )

The b-sides, guys. The b-sides.

D: + fish sticks + Saves The Day = :D (It's like Chris Conley feels all of my feelings, and then we sing about them together! yes, I am the center of the universe. why do you ask?)

I feel like kind of a failure every time I look at my flist and see [livejournal.com profile] bbbartists calling for pinch-hitters in the first round. I know it's ridiculous and it would make me miserable to even try and that I have an art lineup as long as my arm to cram in before August, but I still feel like a lazy failure kind of. Woe.
lllookalive: ([Beckett] o/~!)
So I was fully intent on asking:

Does anyone besides myself really want to see Spencer Smith in a pillbox hat? Anyone?

I had a post-it note to remind myself to ask, and everything.

But apparently I didn't even have to ask, because [livejournal.com profile] dorian_mauve is psychic and wonderful and we are totally on a wavelength. (HOW'S THAT KOOL-AID TASTING, BABY? TREATING YOU GOOD?)

Therefore, I amend-

Does anybody else really want to see Spencer Smith in a pillbox hat? Anyone else?


Vices & Virtues: It Came




It's like every Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Journey, and Disney musical song all jumped into a pool full of glitter together and rolled around in convulsions of optimism. )

Ryan Ross's metaphor stick would totally be a metaphor cricket bat. Don't kid yourself.

So, uh. They're not expecting us not to see this as one giant band metaphor, right? I mean... It's supposed to be glaringly obvious. ...Right?

I am probably always going to associate this song with [livejournal.com profile] manipulant and Jack In The Box. No. Really.

One of my clients this morning nearly had a crisis trying to obtain a FOB CD for school. Since we got the request by phone and I didn't answer it, I don't know which of my clients it was and I kind of desperately want to know. But I can't just ask, because that'll make me look CRAZY. HA HA HA WHAT. I also really want to know which CD of theirs was so desperately needed. These things are relevant to my life.

All I did this morning was text. That is all I did. I am occasionally a really terrible employee.

I've officially drawn myself into a permanent state of raptor-hands. That hasn't happened since undergrad. WOO!
lllookalive: ([misc] It's funny cuz it's true)
Okay, so besides the fact that this song mentions organs. ORGANS. ♥ ♥ ♥.

Besides that.

I can't not approve of a song that makes all of my Panic!-Disney associations a reality.



Vices & Virtues: It Came




See? Told you so. )



Total amnesty still applies if you want off the filter for these. Just comment or email!

I almost started setting up a website last night. The end is extremely fucking nigh.

...I wish everybody could see my cat Patrick licking the paper this is drawn on right now. Specifically the picture of Pete Wentz.

Someday I'll stop mentioning my cats every post. I promise.

Everyone should have a second chance to appreciate [livejournal.com profile] aquidis's efforts in Photoshop.

Caaaaalm yourself, Saportaaaa.
lllookalive: ([Beckett] A very specific kind of plague)
Apparently the world was supposed to end this evening? I'm a little fuzzy on the details, but I guess the rapture's running late, so this seems like as good a time as any to harass LJ.




WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BITCHFACE PARTY POST.

Bring the spam. Make yourself at home.

This is in no way limited to DD/FBR.


You wanna know what I love? )

Starting out with the classics...

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