Friday, November 30, 2007

Lone Wolf and Cub

Here's my take on the great manga that is Lone Wolf and Cub, here's the lines:

And here is the final that I uploaded to my deviant site:


Lone Wolf and Cub by ~happyfestivus on deviantART

click on the image to enlarge. I'm really happy with the way this turned out. Hope you guys like it too! Have at it!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Even more silliness!

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A zume zumeeeeee!!


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Fun with videos...

Here's some of the silliness that went down:

Superman that EM!

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Guitarded!

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Movies, Games, Comics...load'em up!


Saturday 11.24

So after the mighty feast of the Russian wedding, John and Jax had made plans to HANG at their Condoodge around 5 for some pizza and just good times! So, I slept in a bit and went to work around 11. After that, I called up Jadda to ask her if her and her sisters needed a ride their. I stopped by a local comic book shop because I needed to buy some layout paper so I can get crackin' on the book. So I stroll in and to MY amazement they don't carry the paper...WTH! But, I did walk away with 3 graphic novels and a tiny crush on the girl who worked the register.

Man she was too cute. Oh oh yeah, back to the comics...I picked up Sidekick Vol. 1, Bastard Samurai Vol. 1, and this very funny book that rips on 80's TV entitled Truth, Justin, and The American Way. (yeah I bought it on the title alone but the story and artwork turned out to be amazing!)

I did this sketch of our bumbling hero, Justin, after I finished reading it:

After that, I headed home and played some Call of Duty 4 on the DS. I packed up a bag with Scattegories, my DS, and Frank's Xbox controllers. Jadda swung by and we headed for John and Jax's place. We got there at about 5:30 after I stopped at a 7 Eleven to pick up some ice. Jade and I were the first ones there followed by the Rems, then Jeff and Serena, then the Lags, Zeps, Cas girls, and Bacs. We ate pizza and played crazy hand clapping games. Then, we played a few rounds of Scattergories and laughed our asses off. John and Belly were clearly the team to beat! We played some Halo 3 until 11-midnight. I took the Cas girls home because Jade left early with her parents. After that, I crashed into bed falling asleep to the special features disc of Live Free, Die Hard.

Sunday 11.25

Vegged the whole day, worked on finishing up some commission work while watching and completely finishing the entire season 3 of Desperate Housewives.

Come Tuesday I'll have picked up Hot Rod, Futurama Vol.1 with Bender's Big Score, and Hot Fuzz 3 Disc. Geez I own way too many DVDS. But, it'll keep me occupied while I either work from home or background ambience

Thanksgivin and Weddings....bring on the pounds.

So, I have posted in awhile. Sorry about that. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving, I know I did.

Thursday 11.22

So, we had lunch at my Aunt Carol's house (down the blizzock....yeah I just said that.) We all sorta ended up in the master bedroom watching Shrek 3 and taking pictures and goofing off. I think we all ate enough to the point that we were passing out. Around 6pm we went to my house for dinner. My Pops and just driven my mom to work and Jax was watching the Ham. Around 6:30 or so everyone came by with food and we had Thanksgiving dinner at our place. OR COURSE, there was left overs. But hey, it'll be gone within the week.

So we had peeps everywhere. Some upstairs rocking out to GH 3 and most of the boys downstairs playing a lil Halo 3 action:
Night went on til about midnight. Lanie hanged back til about 1am. I knocked out ready for....

The Wedding Friday 11.23

So my cousin Joey got married this weekend and it was a traditional Russian wedding and a traditional Russian reception. Talk about eating, the reception was non stop food. Sushi bar appetizers and then seafood appetizers served, then more hot meals like quail and lamb, then even more stuff like venetian potatoes and eggroll type of food, and then main course wasn't till midnight, followed by ice cream, fruit, AND cake deserts. Of course there was dancing in between, gotta burn off the food we just ate. Whew I was stuffed but it was very interesting and such good times with the cousins. They played the NUMA NUMA song!!! hahaha. But yeah, it was sooooo much fun and I'd go into further detail but it's one of those you had to be there to see it. I mean there sooooo much food there it felt like Thanksgiving: The Sekwell (haha, Lanie)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Here comes the mop....


Mop Boy by ~happyfestivus on deviantART

This character is based off an inside joke between my cousin Lanie and I. Click the pic to enlarge to full Mop-icity. HAHAHA

"Whatdya bench?"

So how come all the guys at my gym where hollister muscle tank top shirts and wear long baggy basketball shorts, with like abercromie hats that are like those purposely battered wear and tear caps like it LOOKS like it's been in a wash a couple dozen times.

AND today's topic of conversation: "Matt Damon's not really a good choice for sexiest man alive for 2007."

Yeah....idk.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Cousins invade youtube and some sketches because I know you miss it!

Sunday 11.18

So I woke up and checked my email. I found a link to this video in my inbox:



So, my cousins made a youtube video....UH OH haha they're so funny. I hope they make more because they're AWESOME. Good job girls!

I know I haven't been posting a while and I've been so busy that I haven't had really a lot of time to draw or hit my sketchbook. So throughout the week, I was able to get my fix in and I have a bunch of stuff I did on some post its and paper:




I like that picture I did of Spock and Chewie on a post it. Anyways, I'll try not to wait so long next time when I post stuff. Hopefully more art to follow.

Almost two weeks worth.....

Well, it's been forever and a day (nice Lnk) since I've updated this and I have lots of stuff to say and lots of movies to talk about AND some recent sketch stuff I did. I don't have that many finished pieces to show because I've been really occupied with work and there are a lot of upcoming family things going on. Also, I've been doing more commissions/freelance work lately and I haven't had time to do anything just for fun you know.

So, let's see what can I remember from the last week.

Here are some highlights:

I saw Fred Claus with Jp. It was a really funny movie. There were a lot of adult jokes and scenarios in there that would keep the parents entertained while it's still one of those family christmas holiday feel good movies. It seems like Vince Vaughn ad libbed that entire thing. Paul Giamatti makes a good Santa Claus and there were some surprising cameos and supporting roles in there. If you haven't seen it, check it out. I was rollin'.

I picked up Call of Duty 4 on the DS. Right now, its the best game I own for my DS. It took some time getting used to the controls but they translate really well to the handheld system. The graphics are really awesome and the game itself is super fun. My one problem is that I can pump guys with full clips and they're not dead haha...I think my aiming just sucks.

I also picked up Dane Cook's Rough Around The Edges cd. It's pretty funny and it came with a dvd but I think his Retaliation is funnier. It seems to me he's gotten more dirty and nastier as a comic in that he talks a lot about sex jokes.

Saturday 11.10

I went to this fundraiser dinner raffle thing for my friend's dad. He's one of those Shriners who works with hospitals for children and participates in parades and all that. It was really interesting but fun none the less. I got this cool santa hat made out of balloons hahaha:



Wednesday 11.14

I attended a wake for my friend's mother who passed away unexpectedly that weekend. My condolences go out to Bridgette and her family. May your mother, Rose, rest in peace.

Thursday 11.15

After work, Lanical "ran away" to my house (haha) and we had some din din together. We just hung out as I worked on some stuff and she did her homework. It was fun because I haven't seen her in awhile and we always have a blasty blast. She borrowed my Planet Terror or as she says "Planet of Terror" haha. Love you lanical! After she left, I watched the Thursday night line-up that I taped while she was over. 30 Rock was hilarious, fell asleep watching Scrubs.

Friday 11.16

I went in to work today, they had asked me to come in instead of my usually Saturday which worked out great because I was planning on accompanying Em to ISU to pick up KJ. I went to blockbuster and rented Jackie Chan's The Myth, Trust the Man, starring Evolution alums David Duchovny and Julianne Moore, and Tekkon Kinkreet. I got home and watched The Myth which wasn't too bad for a straight to video Jackie Chan movie. The last half of the movie got kind of overboard with flying around a secret tomb and dead guys that aren't dead and princesses who aren't dead and all this weird liquid metal looking stuff. If you watch it, you'll know what I mean. On a side note, I can't wait for The Forbidden Kingdom I hope it's more crouching tiger and less Wendy Wu....yeah I went there. I played Guitar Hero 3 until Emil came to get me. We ate at Jimmy John's and went to UPS to pick up his camera that he sent in to get fixed...cause some idiot ran down a sand dune with it....GEEZ...haha yeah it was me.

On the way to ISU, I played CoD4 on my DS and listened to music. We chit chatted and at around 10pm we arrived at ISU. Kj made some mac and cheese...no not in adobo sauce. We got ice cream and came back to chill. Kj went to pack and Em and I watched Chuck and Larry. Well, I managed to stay up till the very end. I think Em passed out right after the Jessica Biel scene. Geez, how many times did I blog about that part HAH.

Saturday 11.17

Woke up and was out the door by 6am. Got back into chi-town by 8:30am just in time for Mass for Frank @ St. Marys. The Rem's and I then went to Huck Finns where I had a not so great Reuben sammich. After that, we headed to the cem to visit Frank and then back to my house. My 'rents were knocked out so they left. After they left, I went to BB and the bullseye. I picked up Shrek 3 and the new Alicia Key's cd, As I Am. It's so good. My favorite track on there is Teenage Love Affair which after first listening to it reminded me of the Jackson 5. It's grooooveeey.

I came back home and listened to the cd while working on some freelance. I ate dinner and watched the movie, Trust the Man. It's like one of those New York romantic comedies. However, the comedic performances were all excellent and it was just really funny. The two leading men in the film, David Duchovny and Billy Crudup, were hilarious in their roles as Tom and Tobey. Tom(Duchovny) is a stay at home dad who wants more sex from her wife (Julianne Moore) and Tobey(Crudup) is her dim witted brother who can't commit to her girlfriend Elaine(Maggie Gyllenhall). Its worth the rent, check it out. After that, I watched last week's episode of Smallville on the TiVo. Went back to my room and fell asleep watching Shrek 3.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bee excited, bee bee excited!

Tuesday 11.07


Hey all, I was able to whip this up while I was watching Jessica Biel show her talent in Chuck and Larry.......amazing haha.

After watching Bee Movie the other night, I thought it would be fun to draw what I would look like if I were in the movie. Hope you like!

Jay Bee by ~happyfestivus on deviantART

Why more pie?! They say BRING IT ON!

So yeah, why are they making more American Pie movies and Bring It On movies? I just saw trailers for American Pie: The Beta House and Bring It On: In It To Win It!.......!?

WTF? I mean like, why does Eugene Levy keep making these movies? You think the best character was Jim's dad so that's why they kept making the sequels and eventually just bringing back the Dad for each movie...so it "ties" in with the other movies?!

And how much more can you do with white girls against black girls in a cheer off? I love the concept of the latest Bring It On..where it's east coast vs. west coast..but both sides are white girls...but then they join forces to take on the WAY better black girl team.....SERIOUSLY?! HAHA

Frankie say vote now!

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Random Sketches of the week

I did a lot more sketches but I'm going to turn them into deviant art posts...which means I'm going to make'em all sexy like.

Anyways the first one is me at work:
And only a sick bastard like the Joker can cave in poor Jason Todd's face with a crowbar and find it funny:

Martians, gangsters, and bees OH MY!!

Friday 11.02

Not much to report really but I'll do the short version because it's late and I've been on my comp all day.

  • Saw the AM show of Martian Child with John Cusack. Good movie, I enjoyed it. It might be too sappy for others.
  • Later that night, I saw American Gangster with Jp and Jax. GREAT movie. LONG. Denzel and Crowe were excellent.
Saturday 11.03

  • Woke up and went to work.
  • Finished up work.
  • John and Jax picked me up and we went to Mokena to celebrate her cousin's 21st bday.
  • During the car ride there, I was able to start and finish Powers Vol.10: Cosmic.
  • Ate.
  • Poker.
  • Ate.
  • Played Resistance: Fall of Man on Ps3.
  • Compared Blu-Ray and HDVD.
Sunday 11.04

  • Woke up.
  • Saw that daylight's saving time kicked in.
  • Went back to bed.
  • Woke up and waited for Jazzy.
  • Around 1:30 I took Jazzy, Geebo, and Skye to see Bee Movie.
  • Laughed ass off. GREAT movie...worth multiple viewings.
  • Came back and played Guitar Hero III for like 2 hours with the girls. (Did I mention I bought that?)
  • Zeps came back from watching American Gangster.
  • Got pizza from Lido's.
  • Ate.
  • Everyone eventually left with the Cas Girls leaving around 8pm.
  • Started coloring Reaper drawing.
  • Took a break.
  • Passed out closer to 4am.
Monday 11.05

  • Woke up around 7am.
  • Snooze.
  • Woke up again around 10am.
  • Eventually got up around noon.
  • Decided to work out in the evening instead.
  • Went to the bank.
  • Came back and warmed up some leftovers from the other night.
  • While chowing down I finished watching Better Off Dead. "TWO DOLLARS!"
  • Was on the comp pretty much all day.
  • Worked out @ 5pm.
  • Came back before 7 and showered.
  • Made dinner and watched Chuck.
  • Worked on the comp while Heroes was on.
  • Took a break and watched Journeyman.
  • Finished Reaper drawing closer to midnight.
  • Checked facebook, myspace, threadless, joblo, blogs.
  • Kevin Smith is now my facebook friend. WOOOT
  • Updating blog right now as I listen to Dinner for Five in the bg.
NIGHT!




REAPER FAN ART


REAPER by ~happyfestivus on deviantART

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