Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Random Thoughts: October 29th, 2008 – "Al'z Been Married For Over Three Weeks" Edition

The End Result
Page 1
The wedding compilation, which was a pretty big hit. I couldn't be happier about that.
Art direction by me and Sarah, design and illustration by me, printing help by Mark Remoquillo, photo by Len-nard Yambot.
Chipboard cases by the terrific Stumptown Printers.

  • The Wedding Was Dope. Thanks For Asking. In a nutshell, everything went perfectly. Things couldn't go any better if we tried, I'm telling you. We were truly blessed to have such gorgeous weather on October 4th. The following weekends have been rather dreary, so I know we were smiled upon. The whole day went like clockwork; we were on time for everything and if you know Sarah or myself really well, that's highly unusual.
    If I make a list thanking everyone here, I'm bound to leave someone out, so I'd like to take this time to single out my lovely wife. Sarah's meticulous planning is the reason why everything went as well as they did. She (gingerly) prodded me to get things done on the design tip, and because of her things got done on time...or really close. She did a bang-up job of decorating the hall – with help, of course – and remained mostly cool under pressure. I love you so much, baby. Thank you for being so kick-ass.

  • Webcomics I Read. Inspired by Inkstuds host Robin McConnell's aparent dislike of webcomics, I figured I'd shine some light on the ones I enjoy. Actually, his dislike inspired me to find more than the few I was reading. It's true, there are a lot that, well...suck. Here are some that don't.

    Sinfest: Mr. Ishida tickles my funny bone seven days a week. In addition to his usual jabs at religion and sex, he's been pointing his pen at the threat of imperialism and America's political and financial woes. I was just looking at his strips from eight years ago, and I love how he's refined his pen/brush work.

    Ménage à 3: This one is a recent discovery, as well as a very recent strip. Imagine a Montreal setting for a mid-20s trio of roommates, add some Three's Company-ish titillation, and have it all drawn by a manga and Dan DeCarlo-influenced cartoonist, and...well, you may have just pigeonholed Ménage à 3. I'm having a hard time describing it any other way, though. It's a sexy, well-drawn romp.

    Sin Titulo, The Abominable Charles Christopher, and Kukuburi: These three = under the Transmission X umbrella, updated weekly, all-Canuck, and all worth your time.

    Girls with Slingshots: Another recent discovery, one that had me riveted enough to read four years of strips in a night. I'm not entirely sure what drew me in. It could be Danielle's sweet line and how she's changed the character designs for the better, or it could be how she realistically portrays lead character Hazel's troubles with employment and relationships. Could be both. No crime in that.

    Do yourself a favor and check out Electronic Tigers and Bee while you're at it. And maybe my man Lonny will get Randy and Chirpy going again (Lon? Please?).

  • I'm Currently Obsessed With... ...hmmm, let's see:
  • Time For Bed. Really. I finished this at 5:54. Peace.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Text Conversation After the Jazzy Jeff Show

2:23 AM, CST. Two people texting each other while trying to get their jackets from Blush's coat check.

Person 1: OMFG! ppl keep shoving me
Person 2: I KNOW... OMG
Person 1: I kant get my jackit!!!!1!!!!
Person 2: I KNOW Me 2!!! OMFG!!!!!1!!!
Person 1: I want nachoz

Blush lost my wife's jacket. Thanks for being awesome, Blush.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Making Good on #1.

The title is in reference to the first of my resolutions.
Today, I re-joined the Downtown Y after a 12-or-more year absence.

So, for those of you keeping track at home, I'm gaining on resolutions 1 and 5, 6 is going nicely, and 7 isn't bad (I'm the household's eager dishwasher). Numbers 2-4, 8, and 10 are fucked.