It was an intense, difficult week for America. On Monday, the Boston Marathon was rocked with two explosions that left 3 dead and many injured. Through the week law enforcement and the FBI worked on identifying suspects and gathering information, and by the end of the week we were left with a suspect in custody in critical condition and one dead. A fertilizer plant in West Texas suffered a devastating explosion that left at least 15 people dead and hundreds injured or lost. In China the H7N9 continued to claim more lives.
Today I woke up slightly hungover. I had to return Stardust Memory and Myspace DHP v5 today, so I swapped them out for What I Did by Jason, Fringe v1, R.E.D., The Losers, Seven Soldiers of Victory and two DVD's: Gundam 0080: War In the Pocket and Dirty Pair. I'd say that's a good haul.
I read another great Sam Alden comic, The Worm Troll. I learned about David Gaddis & a few other great early web comics creators because of this article about Modern Tales.
Sunday April 21, 2013
Today I woke up at 9:30am. To shut my alarm off and then sleep for another hour. We went bowling for my roommate's nieces' belated birthday party and hit up the pizza parlor. It was a fun day and I love his extended family. He and his sister make a hilarious duo. We ended the visit w/ a lazy watching of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I played with a pitbull and a bunch of kids. I was pretty happy. I also bowled pretty well too. At home I got into an impromptu fanart for Julie's Lost In The Vale comic. I felt very vulnerable and self-critical about my art and lack of professional accomplishment. It came out while catching a quick workout with Adam. Tonight, as Monday rolls in, I can smell hotdogs roasting on a grill a few apartments upwind of me. I'm going to dissect the week in a second as we head into the last week of April and near the last month of Spring. Tonight I watched Little Witch Academia!
Su on deviantart | Lynn V. Wang's Dog Snack Work | exhaustive resource for pixel art | JIA on cghub | Kevin Wada on tumblr | Val Kung on Artigraphy | Betty & Veronica by Brandon Graham and Emily Carroll | Little Thunder spotlight on Meathaus | O Human Star |
On Monday (4/15) I was following developments on the Boston Marathon bombing. I read a few of those pixel tutorials, and somehow ended up on 4chan. Then found out about a newer Yoshitaka Amano book, Hero, and pined away for an Android mini-pc. By the wee early hours of Tuesday morning (4/16) I was perusing old bookmarks. Wednesday (4/17) I spent a ridiculous amount of time and effort trying to set up a windows media center stream over our home network. I failed. I'm not sure what happened Thursday (4/18) but I know I didn't get much sleep nor much done. On Friday 4/19) I was just happy to be done with the work week, so we went on a journey to get some Angry Orchard Cider, barely made it back, and then I drank like a mad man.
This week I kind of buckled under the pressure on completing the t-shirt design for the boy's birthday this next weekend. It was a week of struggle and uncertainty. Thankfully I had friends to share a laugh with.
@sour_apple This is what I drew after your suggestion: twitter.com/pennyloafing/s…
— Pennnnny (@pennyloafing) April 21, 2013