Stuck judging an episode of your favorite web-reality series and start feeling just a mite peckish? Roast marshmallows over a space heater, like the pros at Penny Arcade!
This episode, the fourth elimination, had a surprise, cliffhanger-ish ending that divided the fandom. More important for our purposes here, I tried to draw my own comic strip based on the elimination challenge and thoroughly embarrassed myself, but hopefully in a funny way? Continue reading Strip Search #13: Marshmallow Surprise
I actually did this a while ago, but I didn’t have my scanner hooked up until recently. Just a quick sketch of Cassie, the main character from The Problem With Black Magic. Anatomically it’s got some issues, but there was something about this sketch I just immediately liked.
Haruka is back with her freaky yellow demon eyes, and just like with the first season, it distracted me from the proceedings so much that I had to make up my own show-within-a-show to justify it. Continue reading Spring 2013: Uta No Prince-Sama 2
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