tracyfennell said: I just started taking up drawing again after not doing it much since high school. I like this idea, and I’m afraid of the commitment, but might like to join in.
well, nothing’s gonna HAPPEN to you if you don’t do that much with it. i can put you on the list.
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With 90 digital releases to choose from, which ones will you grab this weekend?
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i’ve come up with the idea of starting a group blog designed to help those of us who draw but are crippled by boredom, creative blocks and anxiety, get motivated to make a drawing every day. anybody involved can, whenever they see some sufficiently interesting photograph or painting or cartoon or whatever on their dash, reblog it to the drawing blog. then anybody involved can make a drawing study (even a really abstract one) from the post, and if they so choose (which would be preferable), post their drawings to the drawing blog too.
i shall now tag some randos to see who, if anybody, is interested. i’ll probably do another round of tagging later just to re-up this post, and give me time to think of some more people. message me if you got any ideas about this, or if you just want in (whether or not i tagged you). if you’re not interested and have no ideas, do nothing! EVER.
it’s hard to think of people i know who draw. let me know if you draw and i don’t know it (notice i didn’t say “draw well”), or i’m missing somebody who would obviously be interested.
MORE MEAT FOR THE BEAST:
just in case you need more encouragement, for now the blog will be called ASS BLOG. as in “get off your ass (and draw)”, but explaining it isn’t as fun as just saying ass blog. be part of the collective ass! more tags coming later.
IT MAY BE INTERESTED IN YOU.
Leonid meteor shower off Sandy Hook, New Jersey. 1899;
yes absolutely! this isn’t about skill or credentials or anything, it will be all about exercise.
A Comet Foreshadows Wars, De Naturæ Diuinis Characterismis, 1575
consider yourself in!
aight. next post coming soon, probably invites out by end of day.
how the fuck is it only 12:30, what are all the other times even waiting for
Keep Fresh by Zeijan Shen is one of many comics we brought in recently! This minicomic definitely keeps fresh itself - the inking is beautiful with dark halftones. Most of the text is in Chinese with English translations at the bottom. Following the story of a few characters, it progressively becomes unclear who is who, and whether the world all the characters live in is the same as ours. Perhaps it’s a futuristic ultraviolent world where gore and death are everyday. Perhaps it’s all the delusion of one character… Everything isn’t as it seems, but something is definitely amiss in this Akira-like future.
A violent biker kid, someone working in a take-out restaurant and a bunny man’s lives are all centered around the violent deaths happening around the neighborhood. The kills seem random and caused by biker delinquents. But what else is going on? The TV ads are all full of body horror and nobody is phased. Keep Fresh is a puzzle I want to sort out over again after reading it a few times.
Aside from having a twisting storyline, this comic also features a lot of great psychedelic effects and panels. The uneasiness of the plot is reflected stylistically with intense line weights and character design. Bodies are distorted and intriguing. Definitely a comic worth reading!! (ed. note - description by Sera Stanton)
(46 pages, black and white with color cover, 9” x 5.5”, Retrofit Comics)
available for purchase here!
don’t miss this excellent book. bill lustig needs to make a movie out of it.
tumblerete said: Ok. Then, Edmund Kemper would be a good option too.
if we were to faithfully list all the violent guys with momma problems, i’d have to quit my job to finish the post. i just picked a popular one with a good movie about him. michael rooker probably woulda been good in 8 MILE too.
tumblerete said: Why Henry Lee Lucas? Eminem seems destined to be a mass murder
it’s really easy and not very interesting to just say “eminem is a psycho”, but that movie has some really salient serial killer-specific material — the mom who forces her son to witness her sexual victimization, the string of sex partners who look just like the mom, the repeated experience of being humiliated by a blond mom-looking whore…i wanted to see if i could post that clip from HENRY: PORTRAIT where henry lee lucas delivers a hallucinatory monologue about murdering his mother, but the first thing i found was a youtube video labeled “Yeah, I Killed My Momma”, which turned out to be a series of movie clips set disconcertingly to “Street Spirit” by Radiohead, and i just totally lost my appetite for the project.