Monday, July 28, 2008
I have to admit, I am my own worst enemy. I had a whole month to work on stuff for SD comic Con this year and I didn't get started till 4 days before going to San Diego. Knowing I had screwed myself in the "quantity of stuff to sell department", I decided to focus on how I was just going to attract people to my booth instead. So I decided to make a big ass Skull bunny. I had to figure out how though, and the only logical thing was to do it from paper meche. I remembered getting a pinata for my friend Nae Nae for her "going away party" and how big that sucker was and figured from its production quality it couldn't be that hard to do. At first I under estimated the nessessity of have the proper ingridents to make the paper mache paste. I used left over wheat flour instead of just flour, and I mixed it with 2 cups of water, and it looked and worked like shit. I finally found a really good paper mache recipe, so good I will share it wiht you:
The bombest paper mache paste recipe:
You will need:
-1/2 cup flour
-2 cups water
-2 cups boiling water
-3 tsp sugar
1) Mix 1/2 cup water with 2 cups water.
2) Mix the above with 2 cups boiling water and then continue to boil the entire mix
3) Mix in 3 tsp of sugar while above mix is still boiling
4) Once mix has boiled, turn off heat and let it sit, be sure to stir the mix now and then.
5) once the mix has cooled down you can now congratulate yourself for being the proud owner of the bombest paper mache paste ever.
I just got back from the SD Comic Con last night. Comic Con went a lot better for me than I expected. There were lots of people who seemed to enjoy my skull bunny comics, but were not able to bring themselves to actually purchasing one of my skull bunny figures, the adoption fee was too pricey. I think $20.00 for a hand made figure is reasonable if you consider all the time and effort it took the artist to make them. But that is the problem, most people do not understand that fact, which I do not blame them, since there is so much awesomeness at comic con that you really have to ration out your money as carefully as you can. I'm going to have to figure out a way to make these skull bunnies more affordable. Aside from how I did at comic con, it was really meeting the other artist around me that made it all worth while. I was fortunate to have great people and artist on both sides of my table and even across the way.
Well now that I am back from SDCC, I am going to try to finish Henagi the Ninja Girl issue 2, another Usagi Jane adventure whose work in progress title will be "Dias de muertos", along with prints and t shirts.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Here's comic I made as a homage to an online comic called "Kawaii not" and to decribe how I felt a few weeks ago. Actually I still feel this way every morning. Is it because I'm getting older? Hmm, no, come to think of it, waking up has always sucked. Maybe it's because when I was a child waking up was always so sudden. Being bossed around to eat this, wear that, go there, get in here, was all that urgency immediately after waking up really that necessary, at age 5? Oh, and I never liked that whole going to school thing. But now that I'm currently unemployed, I don't wake up as early or as urgently ether, yet I still feel like shit. To be honest, I love to sleep in, but not all the time, I much rather be able to take advantage of all the time I can get in a day. So far I felt like I have not been as productive as I know I can be. And as much as I would like to be super productive, I've been finding myself unable to stay in my apartment long enough to do that, instead I am wandering around outside walking up and down Berkeley with no real idea of where I'm gong or what I'm doing. Ironically, I just think of all the things I wish I was being productive at. As soon as I walk out the door, I think about the comics I want to write and draw, the images I want to paint, the toys I want to make, all that stuff, and when I finally come home later after walking around 2-3 hours I'm totally exhausted. It has been like this for nearly a month now. Good news though, I have been able to sit down and work on some things. Which is the reason why I have started this blog, that is to record my productive progress. So hopefully, I will be posting new images and thinking out my ideas here. I'm very excited. For anyone who will be reading this, I hope you enjoy my retarded ranting, and in return I ask you to please don't steal my ideas! Thanks!