I drew the above sketch on notebook paper back in 2003, and I remember exactly every stroke of the pen and what was going on in my head.
I was listening to Linkin Park on the radio.
I was an angsty teenager with limited power over my own life, so I drowned that anguish into music and video games. Linkin Park speaks to most of us from broken families and tattered dreams because the lyrics in their songs strike the self loathing, self destructive cord we often want to scream at one or the other parent, or in other cases, because we fight the hardest, pull the most weight and yet come up empty handed in life.
On this such afternoon sometime in 2003, I was imploding.
I had gotten into my umpteenth fight with my father, who looking back, was probably going through his third puberty. (We call this a midlife crisis, boys and girls.) Apparently when I asked him why he blew through an entire loaf of bread that was supposed to feed the whole family for a week, I was being "disrespectful&q…
Well folks, I started this week by drawing in protest.
So in Chicago, we have an establishment called "Bottled Blonde" that recently produced an insane dress code for their patrons. The following image belongs to Eater Chicago:
Now obviously, this is very discriminatory. Language such as "no baggie ____, large bags, Nike, Jordans, gang attire, etc" have been White slang for "Black People" since at least the 1980's, and if you look at their Facebook page, you won't see very many ethnicities being represented.
But this list isn't just targeting Blacks, which by the way, is pure evil and inexcusable just by itself. But it also targets people with tattoos, wrestlers and MMA fighters with the line about Tapout shirts, (although they do play UFC fights at the bar, so you can fight for my entertainment, just don't come here) and apparently judging by both this list and again, their own Facebook page, they don't want women to dress in the lat…
Hey #YellowCapperZ it's time for an update!
As I write this, I have just crossed my 71,000th word in Ki-Chan: Demon Hunter Book #2, and I am STILL not done. But I am on the last chapter, so I'm still on target. Once the last chapter is finished, it's time for finishing the art and then I can give you guys an exact release date.
I'll be hosting a Facebook release party for Book #2, so consider yourself invited! Details will be coming after the last chapter artwork is finished, so I'll post the link and such on this blog. Make sure you subscribe for my updates.
Speaking of artwork, the fourth chapter has an epic pajama battle. I'll be releasing new artwork for everyone's pajamas, but just to whet your appetite, here's Kameko and Lily's bedroom wear:
I wanted to make the pajama costumes fun, but I think I had the most fun coming up with new hairstyles for Kameko and Lily.
And speaking of new art, yesterday, I added a little art from the book, along w…