Thursday, October 31, 2019

Who is like to God? -sketch


Sketch. I will be inking it; I had an impulse to post it while it's "still timely," but pagan idolatry at the Vatican is something that will have historical ramifications for a long time, I fear.

Pray and make reparation, and on this Eve of All Saints', know that Christ the King is triumphant!

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Hungry Kitten's Tale is now available!


Today is the release for The Hungry Kitten's Tale by Elizabeth Fust, illustrated by myself!

It's a sweet little children's book about the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes, from the point of view of a stray cat.

It may be found here.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Fanart Brand Zero (or nearly)



Some fanart of major franchises which I won't be finishing.

As beloved IPs owned by mega-corporations are turned into sick mockeries of their past glories, many complain, lament, and pick apart the disasters. But some propose a better way. The primary principle is: Stop giving money to people who hate you.

It is clearly known that the huge entertainment corporations hate Christians, patriotic Americans, masculine men, those who disapprove of sexual perversion, and white people who aren't ashamed of being white. It is hard at first, but it is a relief to have done with them for good. If you're not ready to do so, I don't think that's wrong or horrible. I just encourage you. It's great to shed the hold that their ability to mutilate beloved characters has over oneself.

A corollary principle is: Attention equals money.
Rawle Nyanzi points out that any internet buzz about a movie, comic, video game, show, etc. is a sort of advertising for it, even if it's negative. So he is going full cold turkey with Brand Zero, an initiative which he describes here and here.
Brian Niemeier expands on the idea here.

I am all for it. I am not demanding that anyone do likewise, but I intend to, at least somewhat. I may still mention big brands in public internet postings, but I will try to decrease these mentions as much as I can and will not devote whole journals or blog posts to them; and as I'm primarily an artist rather than a writer, the main thing is I will not do any more fanart of any unconcluded, major corporate media franchise, and will try to restrict my fanart of concluded ones to the following:

Ace Attorney
Professor Layton
Zero Escape
Over the Garden Wall


Also, I may make exceptions for Fire Emblem--the Jugdral continuity, which is concluded though the overall series is not--and Vocaloid, which is sort of a different type of thing overall, including an independent element. Am I saying all other major media series are bad? No! But the bad ones are bad and the good ones don't need my marketing help, so there you go!

This is not simply a negative restriction, a lessening. No! This is so I may more readily do more fanart of independent creators' works, ones which could use the help of little folks like me, and among which there is much treasure to found! I have planned already some awesome pieces of Phacelia, Adventurers' Guild, Soulbound, Flying Sparks, Alt-Hero, and others! And if you have a work, a comic, a novel, please direct me to it and I'll give it a whirl!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Hungry Kitten's Tale release date!


The Hungry Kitten's Tale by Elizabeth Fust, a Christian children's story illustrated by myself, will be available on Amazon on October 28, this coming Monday!

Monday, October 21, 2019

God bless these men



Pray for them, make reparation for the idolatry they dethroned. Pray for the Church. Viva Christo Rey.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 9, "Lend me thine ears", has begun!

It updates every Friday. I recommend using the "Save your place" gadget, even once you catch up, because the site starts at the beginning and updates are several pages.

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

This Dreadful, Desolate Forest


Bonus art for Paper Doll Veronika Chapter 5.

It's not the current chapter, but I decided I may do bonus art for chapters that are already past, because otherwise most of them won't get any! This is my favorite one so far.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Paper Doll Veronika lacuna


This week, there is no update to the Paper Doll Veronika pages themselves, because I have run out of those that were prepared in advance. I need to complete more pages. In the meantime, I added several character profiles to the Bonus Material page.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 8, "Into the Clearing" is complete!
The update starts here.
The chapter begins here.
The story begins here.

For the first time of many, Veronika changes her clothes! She's a paper doll, after all!

It updates every Friday. I recommend using the "Save your place" gadget, even once you catch up, because the site starts at the beginning and updates are several pages.

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

This is why you should read Bovodar and the Bears


This article at Men of the West has very solid stuff to say about stories overall and Bovodar and the Bears for one.

It is so refreshing to come upon a story these days that doesn't heap scorn on the ideas of family, tradition, rightful authority, and inheritance, or somehow subvert these ideas to serve feminism and/or globalism. When I read Bovodar and the Bears, I begged Jack Mikkelson to let me be the artist for a graphic novel adaptation. And now, it is on the way! While the novel is available already, and soon it will have a new cover!