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Screaming for Vengeance

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In retrospect, this one was inevitable. Created with MyPaint 1.0.

Pulpy Thoughts

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Back in 2013 I wrote about new digital distribution models being ideal for a return of old-style pulp literature, because those “new” models looked a lot like experiments from the early days of mass print. The small presses I hoped would specialize pulp have largely failed to materialize, though in a large part that “lack” links directly to my own narrow definition of “pulp.” The media filling the void left by pulp magazines and dime novels doesn’t often look much like the stuff I seek out from the heyday of the pulp era, but the audience is the same class demographic and that’s what drives the content, after all. Continue Reading »

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I’ve been trying to get into Avatar: The Last Airbender on the urgings of Alasdair Czyrnyj, with the eventual goal of being able to intelligibly about The Legend of Korra. Avatar has all the hallmarks of a great show custom-made to appeal to my interests: dynamic animation, strong characters, solid storytelling and a “land of adventure” setting with distinct, inter-meshing cultures. Yet I find myself continually pulled away from the show, and despite watching the first episode back in December I haven’t managed to get beyond episode six. Meanwhile, I’ve been obsessively watching Last Exile even though I can’t say the two shows are qualitatively that much different (and the plot of Avatar is certainly less confusing). Continue Reading »

Random Ink

It appears I’m doing Inktober in January. The pen tools in MyPaint are really fun to use!

She Reaches Forth

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Since I lack any ideas for articles so far this month, here’s one…more…sketch.

Painted with FireAlpaca.

Approaching Destiny

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One way to begin the year. Very quickly created with MyPaint.

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I already did my year-end blog post, but my usual podcast hosts haven’t, so here’s the podcast edition! We talk about all the movies, books, television shows, comics, anime and art gallery shows we enjoyed this year.

Download the Podcast (archive.org page)

Marie’s blog

Cory’s blog

Source of our theme song