I'm Shain, and welcome to my Tumblr, home of my redraw series The Dunning-Kruger Effect on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds. Check the tag "DK effect" to see how much progress in drawing one can make with very little talent and a lot of work. Not very inspiring!

I write and draw 3 weekly webcomics, Georgie Girls, Behind the Blue Door and The Element of Surprise, all on my website, Mister Kitty and Friends.

kidfenris:

terebifunhouse:

kidfenris:

agoutirex:

reblogfornoreason:

“”I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business. Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers. We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few…

hahaha READ IT AND WEEP, YOU FOOLS

GAMING JOURNALISM IS A JOKE, JUST LIKE I’VE BEEN TELLING YOU IDIOTS

Real Journalists let Trayvon Martin be slandered as a criminal and the government march the nation into war on false pretenses, but at least they didn’t let those frauds in the gaming press get away with giving Bioshock a 9 out of 10!

real journalists get arrested in Ferguson and are beheaded in Syria while doing their jobs. Videogame “journalists” get diabetes and carpal tunnel syndrome while scarfing down the free food at their industry-sponsored junkets as they clutch their pearls in shock that people don’t take their press-release-rewriting “journalism” seriously.

Entertainment journalism? What’s that? Why, the first page of the Chicago Manual of Style says that you’re not a real journalist unless there’s a gun to your head!

Or, you know, if you fit the guidelines listed in OP. Which you scoffed at because MUH GAEMS

(Source: bonglorio)

Shaky-cam footage of the Revs-TFC game from the POV of the sky lift ride.

Coming up in a few weeks in Behind the Blue Door. Sometimes it’s nice to just not give a shit about looking good or making sense…

Coming up in a few weeks in Behind the Blue Door. Sometimes it’s nice to just not give a shit about looking good or making sense…

tohoscope:

We’ve got seats up front.

terebifunhouse:

I am almost done with my strip, Zero Fighter. I learned a lot doing this strip. I learned the value of planning a story out ahead of time (which I didn’t do), I learned I should make model sheets for my characters and exactly what they’re going to be wearing at every stage of the story (which I also didn’t do), and I learned the value of just getting that brush all wet and slapping it down on the page (which I already knew and still enjoy the hell out of). 
Because I went into it with the vaguest of plans, the story is disjointed and moves awkwardly. The pacing is all wrong in several parts, and I have the sneaking suspicion that there are important plot points that I abandoned halfway through and then forgot I abandoned and am still acting like they affect the story. 
On the plus side, working with the roughest of outlines has allowed me to keep the story fresh and to approach it every week as a challenge, rather than a “okay, time to make the donuts” attitude. My initial concept for the story was, in part, based on my mindset in the time involved - the late 1970s, when I was an elementary school kid devouring UFO books and “In Search Of” and TV shows like Space Giants and Six Million Dollar Man, when a post-Watergate paranoia infested every aspect of popular culture. Things never got explained fully, stories never matched, there weren’t neat little explanations for everything, because life doesn’t work like that.  I don’t think I’ve gotten anywhere close enough to those sort of thematic elements, but I have been trying to evoke the weird, dreamlike state of terrifying things happening in an inexplicable world. 
Working from a rough outline also allowed me to throw in real-life events, to short-circuit story elements that didn’t work out, to just jettison entire subplots and cut to the chase, to introduce things simply because I wanted to draw them. 
Which in a big way was why I started the strip in the first place; I’m lousy at drawing women and cars and buildings and machinery, and I needed the practice. For somebody who’s spent decades drawing stupid little comics I’m remarkably bad at the kind of boring storytelling put-people-in-room-and-have-them-talk sort of stuff that even the shittiest Charlton hack could bat out in his sleep. I’m still pretty bad at it, but at this stage I have at least begun to know what I don’t know. 
Anyway, it’s almost done.  If you’ve been reading the strip, I sincerely thank you, and apologize for how long it’s been taking. 

terebifunhouse:

I am almost done with my strip, Zero Fighter. I learned a lot doing this strip. I learned the value of planning a story out ahead of time (which I didn’t do), I learned I should make model sheets for my characters and exactly what they’re going to be wearing at every stage of the story (which I also didn’t do), and I learned the value of just getting that brush all wet and slapping it down on the page (which I already knew and still enjoy the hell out of). 

Because I went into it with the vaguest of plans, the story is disjointed and moves awkwardly. The pacing is all wrong in several parts, and I have the sneaking suspicion that there are important plot points that I abandoned halfway through and then forgot I abandoned and am still acting like they affect the story. 

On the plus side, working with the roughest of outlines has allowed me to keep the story fresh and to approach it every week as a challenge, rather than a “okay, time to make the donuts” attitude. My initial concept for the story was, in part, based on my mindset in the time involved - the late 1970s, when I was an elementary school kid devouring UFO books and “In Search Of” and TV shows like Space Giants and Six Million Dollar Man, when a post-Watergate paranoia infested every aspect of popular culture. Things never got explained fully, stories never matched, there weren’t neat little explanations for everything, because life doesn’t work like that.  I don’t think I’ve gotten anywhere close enough to those sort of thematic elements, but I have been trying to evoke the weird, dreamlike state of terrifying things happening in an inexplicable world. 

Working from a rough outline also allowed me to throw in real-life events, to short-circuit story elements that didn’t work out, to just jettison entire subplots and cut to the chase, to introduce things simply because I wanted to draw them. 

Which in a big way was why I started the strip in the first place; I’m lousy at drawing women and cars and buildings and machinery, and I needed the practice. For somebody who’s spent decades drawing stupid little comics I’m remarkably bad at the kind of boring storytelling put-people-in-room-and-have-them-talk sort of stuff that even the shittiest Charlton hack could bat out in his sleep. I’m still pretty bad at it, but at this stage I have at least begun to know what I don’t know. 

Anyway, it’s almost done.  If you’ve been reading the strip, I sincerely thank you, and apologize for how long it’s been taking. 

terebifunhouse:

that Mike Dawwson piece was fascinating reading. It kind of confirms my suspicions that things like comics awards and other comics-culture signifiers really don’t translate to sales. I mean, we see the coverage, we listen to the podcasts and argue in the comments section on TCJ’s site or wherever,…

And of course when someone replies to that guy’s post, telling him specifically where he went wrong and how he could improve his sales in the future (ie, by making it clear who his intended audience is) the immediate reaction from the “comics intellengtsia” is WAAAHHHH STOP BEING MEAN. This is why comics sales are in the toilet. Because no one wants to address the elephant in the room (most comics are terrible and marketed terribly) and whenever anyone does say hello to Mr. Elephant there’s an army of white knights handing out asspats and “At Least You Tried” gold stars.
lolotehe:

Bruce Lewis is inviting everyone over to his place to watch Starblazers.
I watched that as a kid (used to run home from school to watch it), and I even got in a fight on the playground with another kid who tried to tell me Battle of the Planets was better. (Obviously, it isn’t.)
Now, I’ve thought about this and decided I really need to not go. As much as I love the show, it’s really more about the host, with whom I’ve had a few disagreements. It’s not that Bruce is an out and out racist, at least not the classic definition of one, or even someone who would aspire to that sort of thing.  Sure he’s been involved in a few questionable projects, but actual racists dislike him. I won’t say a guy isn’t allowed to have an opinion. It may be just a political thing. Or it could be the fascist thing. I’m sure he’s got fans out there.



Being disliked by other racists doesn’t preclude anyone from being an actual racist themselves. Especially if that person has a history of purposely pissing off and alienating their friends.

lolotehe:

Bruce Lewis is inviting everyone over to his place to watch Starblazers.

I watched that as a kid (used to run home from school to watch it), and I even got in a fight on the playground with another kid who tried to tell me Battle of the Planets was better. (Obviously, it isn’t.)

Now, I’ve thought about this and decided I really need to not go. As much as I love the show, it’s really more about the host, with whom I’ve had a few disagreements. It’s not that Bruce is an out and out racist, at least not the classic definition of one, or even someone who would aspire to that sort of thing.  Sure he’s been involved in a few questionable projects, but actual racists dislike him. I won’t say a guy isn’t allowed to have an opinion. It may be just a political thing. Or it could be the fascist thing. I’m sure he’s got fans out there.

Being disliked by other racists doesn’t preclude anyone from being an actual racist themselves. Especially if that person has a history of purposely pissing off and alienating their friends.

terebifunhouse:

I had a now-deleted discussion on FB the other day, about somebody doing a lot of conventions and coming back from a convention to find an unexpected expense that wasn’t taken care of because of being away doing conventions. The details of the conversation are now lost, but it bugged me. It bugs…