Thursday, December 27, 2012

199 - Front Desk Man!

Had a bit of fun this week doing a farewell piece for one of the workers that is leaving us this week. Our man David is having his last day at Health & Welfare tomorrow and is off to continue helping people with his new position at the Boise VA. As a way to show him how much we all appreciate him and will miss him the idea was brought up to do a kinda super hero caricature of David.
Being the artsy type guy in our office the task was given to me. I think it turned out well. Breaking out the Copics for the first time in to long was a lot of fun. The final result looks pretty good in the frame co-worker Amy snagged for the picture. Should go over well tomorrow.
If anyone is wondering David is portrayed as Front Desk Man which is the hardest position in Child Support Services. I know, it's a position I held off and on for about a year. No one seems to want to come in and talk to Child Support when they are happy so you spend 8 hours a day doing your best to help people understand their position and what you can and can't do for them while trying to be as helpful and understanding as you can be, it is a damn tough job. David's been doing it for a while and it seems he was pretty dang good at it. He will be missed around our office and the VA is lucky to have him.

Small note:  Tonight we did the first ever MEGAPOD with almost all the members of the Media Junk Food Podcast Network, it was epic and a blast to do. If you want to give it a listen it will be up soon on my podcast which can be found HERE

Hope you all have a great recovery weekend after the stress of Xmas.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

198 - is this the Electro Foxx you're looking for?

Are one of these the expectations you have of Jamie Foxx playing Electro? If the new news is to be believed then Jamie Foxx has indeed confirmed he will be playing Max Dillon in Amazing Spider-Man 2 which I think could be great. I'm hoping that we get the first picture above and don't fall prey to a possible script that doesn't bring us the Max from the comics that I know and love. Wanda with electric powers scares the shit out of me!
With all of Jamie Foxx's turns in great flicks and putting out amazing performances like Ray, The Soloist and Ali I'm hoping we get the bad ass actor that we all know Foxx can be. And come on, Dean 'MF' Jonesin Horrible Bosses was frickin epic! I guess we will just see what we see.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

197 - Getting my Nova on! And a new do again...?

A little try out with some of the wife's markers. Did my best rendition of the cover of The Man Called NOVA #3 by the incredible Sal Buscema. If you are one of the people who have only met "Nova" as a punk ass named Sam on The Ultimate Spider-Man Disney XD don't hold that against the REAL Nova which is a bad ass named Richard Rider who has been kicking ass in the Marvel Universe since the 70's.

We also have a new picture that I took the opportunity of my Halloween haircut to get done. Art supplies along with my 2nd degree black belt. That's right, just cause a guy reads and makes comics doesn't mean he can't start some shit!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

196 - the Halloween do's

Wanted to share with you guys the fun I had at Halloween this year. Picture 'A' shows the final results of me not cutting my hair for about 8 months and not shaving for the 3 or 4 months prior to Halloween this year. I had an idea that I thought would be fun for work and starting growing the hair out with the idea that it would shock everyone when my hair changed so drastically for one day. It was really fun as the days drew closer and all my friends at work kept guessing what I was going to be. The crazy thing was the last day when someone mentioned a possible character with short hair and someone else said "No way he would grow his hair out all this time just to cut it off." I almost did a spit take right then but I held my composure and no one seemed to actually guess that that was my idea.

So after work the day before Halloween I headed off to Sports Clips and they proceeded to make my head look like 'B'. It was a blast, the girls at the shop had a blast looking at the Mr. T pictures on my phone. And we all had some good laughs when they hit me with the clippers and all that hair started hitting the ground.

Which all lead to 'C'. I showed up at work on Halloween in full mma gear with finger tape that said PITY and FOOL. It was a fun day. All my work colleagues seemed to be impressed and I had some fun.

Now, what the hell am I going to do next year...?