Killing some time at Starbucks today, I decided to draw Riorla, one of the characters from Dark Juice Box. I’m trying to stay away from detail work and just sketch, just get a feel for different ways of drawing the character.
Basically, what I’m trying to do is reinvent my style. Continue reading Sketchblog: Riorla
While I can see why the WoTC people went with the design they did, I really liked Katie’s “sexy” design. It really took the character in a different direction, which was something I think a lot of the artists were afraid to do.
While Graham disappointed me by not donning his gas mask at any point, this was a great 20 minutes of art-entertainment. The “Design a Skateboard Based on this Character” challenge was fun, and it even featured that watching-people-draw-over-the-shoulder stuff viewers have been clamoring for (no seriously, apparently they have.) Personally, I only just learned how to play Magic:The Gathering a few months ago, so I wasn’t over the moon with excitement about the Wizards of The Coast cross-promotion, but dedicated Magic fans probably had to retire to their fainting couches about three minutes into this episode. Continue reading Strip Search 12: Magic Skateboards
What happens when a boy with a fetish for cutting women’s hair meets a girl with long hair that can’t be cut? Not a whole hell of a lot. Continue reading Spring 2013: Severing Crime Edge
If you have that friend that constantly asks, “Why don’t anime characters ever look Japanese?”, give them this show. Keep in mind, chances are good that they will no longer be your friend. Continue reading Spring 2013: Flowers Of Evil
A boy is busy fishing in the ocean when he hooks a flirty, green-haired mermaid instead of your standard trout or cod. He continues fishing. As you do. Continue reading Spring 2013: Muromi-san
Space! Giant Robots in space! All things that smelly BOYS like! Well I guess the robots are kind of cool, sort of maybe. In a way. Continue reading Spring 2013: Majestic Prince
I hope Graham occasionally dons the gas mask when he introduces challenges throughout the rest of the show. I mean, they already bought the things, may as well get their money’s worth.
In Strip Search 11, the kids get to spray paint the walls of someone’s garage, and for a minute there I thought someone was definitely going to end up going to the hospital for inhaling paint fumes, but the team wisely provided gas masks for all.
That’s totally something that would have happened on America’s Greatest Otaku, though. Continue reading Strip Search #11: Paint Fumes And Pineapples
Some would say that we didn’t really need 50 whole episodes of Polar Bear Cafe, a show that was basically about zoo animals sitting upright and drinking coffee; some people are idiots. Here are some of the top reasons why my favorite slice of life show really should come back for a second season, and fast. Continue reading Nine Reasons Why The World Needs More Polar Bear Cafe
So, I decide to get back into anime blogging a bit, and what’s the first series I pick at random? Red Data Girl, a spring series about a meek shrine maiden who’s the human host for another shrine maiden, only with nicer clothes. And she needs other people to use Google for her because computers break around her– especially when she cuts her bangs.
Look, they can’t all be winners. Continue reading Spring 2013: Red Data Girl
A screen from episode 10. You can’t tell from this still, but Mike Krahulik is freaking out just a little bit because he might have to eliminate someone based on her Twitter habits, for some strange reason.
**Spoilers for Strip Search Episode 10**
I was thinking of recapping Strip Search (the online reality show for webcomic artists presented by Penny Arcade), then right around the time the first episode was posted, Otakusphere went down for weeks. Now it’s up to episode 10. Oh well, better late than never. Continue reading On Strip Search