Wow back in 2002 my office workspace really was a bit of a pigsty. Though there was a lot of cool stuff in that mess. This would have been towards the end of TY 1, it did get a good clean up after this… at some point. Or that might have happened when I moved space a little later.

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FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This.
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comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

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More Gun Gladiators.

Did I mention that Blade Kitten is set in the same universe as Gun Gladiator and that I set BK 15 years earlier so that there would be characters that cross over into both stories?

That Gattling Riddeen is the same cute kid that we meet in the BK comics.

Atilla was almost in the game too but I thought I’d save her for a later game because her story is super cool. You’ll have to wait a bit to find out what it is.

I’m not sure why I haven’t stuck Bounty Rush into anything else yet - I still lover her name and outfit.

I need to color more stuff like this again.

Gas Dragons and Gruecumbers
Those of you that have played the Blade Kitten game should be familiar with these critters. Here’s a little background on them.
Gruecumbers - Yes they were in fact designed to look like turds with teeth. The Gruecumbers are the adolescent form of Gas Dragons - much like terrestrial caterpillars or grubs… that look like giant turds with teeth. I really like the way they turned out in the game. By the way if you happen to ever play the game with me and one lands on Kit’s head you will hear me yell out “Hufflepuff!” or “Gryffindor!”
Gas Dragons - These are the adult form. They’re basically 6 foot long dragon flies with a gas sack behind their head to help them fly. Their wings are used for steering. Fun Fact: These are pretty much designed exactly after something I saw in a dream I had. These things were hovering around some friends who were just patting them and I was freaking out because I new they were dangerous… then I woke up. Thankfully. So I knew I had to put them in the game.

Gas Dragons and Gruecumbers

Those of you that have played the Blade Kitten game should be familiar with these critters. Here’s a little background on them.

Gruecumbers - Yes they were in fact designed to look like turds with teeth. The Gruecumbers are the adolescent form of Gas Dragons - much like terrestrial caterpillars or grubs… that look like giant turds with teeth. I really like the way they turned out in the game. By the way if you happen to ever play the game with me and one lands on Kit’s head you will hear me yell out “Hufflepuff!” or “Gryffindor!”

Gas Dragons - These are the adult form. They’re basically 6 foot long dragon flies with a gas sack behind their head to help them fly. Their wings are used for steering. Fun Fact: These are pretty much designed exactly after something I saw in a dream I had. These things were hovering around some friends who were just patting them and I was freaking out because I new they were dangerous… then I woke up. Thankfully. So I knew I had to put them in the game.

Service will resume as normal shortly.

Sorry for all the posts of my old stuff. My dad’s been in hospital and I’ve been playing taxi going back and forth a few times a day. He’s doing well and we brought him back home today so things should return to normal.

That is unless you’d like me to post more old stuff - I have tons more art that you won’t have seen before.

So so I keep posting the old stuff or drop it completely?

Gun Gladiator - Totem Pohl
So not long after abandoning Carmina Tempesta I thought I’d try another sci-fi story. It’s the Story of Totem Pohl a traveling Gun Gladiator who gets sucked into the usual sorts of generic trouble you think up when you’re only really interested in designing characters. :) She wears part of some powered armor and has a generic brand light saber stand in as a weapon.
As you can tell I’m ragging on my own story because to be honest it’s non-existent but I still love the look of the costumes. I’ll be posting the other characters later today.
The other important thing about Gun Gladiator is that it was the third story to fit into what I now call the Skiffyverse - which is the universe that Blade Kitten, Dirty Justice and Enceladus all fit into. These were all born from two earlier game ideas - Crazy Metal and Warp Fleets. I really should do a chronology of Steve’s crap one day :)
To be honest if left to my own devices I would probably just pump out ideas for stuff that doesn’t go anywhere and have fun designing a bunch of cool characters and stuff for a few months then move on to something new. It was with Blade Kitten that I forced myself to sit down and actually produce something. It is the hardest thing to do because it forces you to do the not fun stuff but is worth the effort in the end… usually.

Gun Gladiator - Totem Pohl

So not long after abandoning Carmina Tempesta I thought I’d try another sci-fi story. It’s the Story of Totem Pohl a traveling Gun Gladiator who gets sucked into the usual sorts of generic trouble you think up when you’re only really interested in designing characters. :) She wears part of some powered armor and has a generic brand light saber stand in as a weapon.

As you can tell I’m ragging on my own story because to be honest it’s non-existent but I still love the look of the costumes. I’ll be posting the other characters later today.

The other important thing about Gun Gladiator is that it was the third story to fit into what I now call the Skiffyverse - which is the universe that Blade Kitten, Dirty Justice and Enceladus all fit into. These were all born from two earlier game ideas - Crazy Metal and Warp Fleets. I really should do a chronology of Steve’s crap one day :)

To be honest if left to my own devices I would probably just pump out ideas for stuff that doesn’t go anywhere and have fun designing a bunch of cool characters and stuff for a few months then move on to something new. It was with Blade Kitten that I forced myself to sit down and actually produce something. It is the hardest thing to do because it forces you to do the not fun stuff but is worth the effort in the end… usually.

Let’s manga like it’s 1999. This was the point in my life where I just got sick of trying to warp what I wanted to draw to sort of appeal to people who didn’t like anime/manga. Pretty much everything I’d done previously was a mix of many influences even if it was anime heavy. For this unused comic idea I just decided I’d ape a lot of anime conventions and see how I went. It’s also the first time I really tried to do color work in photoshop and looking back I still don’t mind the airbrush heavy look to this.

Storywise is was a pretty lame super powered girl fights power rangers monsters in Osaka Beta. This was before I’d ever had a chance to actually go there. Ultimately it had some cool ideas that didn’t gel - so I used them elsewhere. You may notice Thomas Zeese the catboy who later made an appearance in Blade Kitten.

Looking back at it now it really was a case of maybe trying too hard.

Two weeks worth of the latest TV commercials from Japan. One of the things I miss not going there is just sitting and watching the crazy fun ads at night after a long day of exploring.

Make sure you watch the NISSIN ad at the very end. Also the SoftBank one with the white Shiba are always whack.