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Wood (Music Video)

Animated music video produced by musician and  indie artist Mc Bess. First time I’ve seen his stuff, but both the music and art is sweet.

Related Links: http://www.mcbess.com

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Heart of Town (poem)

“Heart of Town” was written somewhere between 1988-1989. No date on the print out, but those were the years I was most productive. This poem is somewhat sing-songy, though like most of my poems kind of dark, a bit brooding, and a bit naive. Some of the rhyme and rhythm is forced. I chose this poem because today while I was walking during lunch through town it came back to me. Reference to “snow” is pretty dated. I guess if I were writing it today, I’d have to use crystal instead.

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Clock Work by David Prosser (animation)

An interesting use of 2d and 3d animation by David Prosser. Found at the Drawn! blog.

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Samsung N310 viral ad

If commercials online were this clever I wouldn’t mind watching them between show segments.

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Sorry I’m Late (movie)

I love animated shorts, especially creative ones. The following is a stop motion film shot along a wooden floor, using everyday items as props. Very clever.

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Ol’ Black Bird (poem)

Another poem this week. Probably more to come through the summer. I had thought about recording it. Dabbled with it a few times Tuesday, but no time tonight.  Anyway, I wrote “Ol’ Black Bird” back in 1987, May 28th if I can believe the faded dot matrix.

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World Builder (video)

Discovered this today while browsing about. Captures visually what it’s like to be a creator. Runs just over 9 min. Kind of a touching story too.

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Final Thoughts (poem)

Excuse this bit of intro, but this is the first of many Throwback Thursdays I hope to do. Every Thursday I’m going to dig into my creative vault and republish some old work I’ve had locked away in a drawer. Maybe a short story, maybe a poem, maybe even some long lost art. Who knows until Thursday hits what I might post.

Today takes us back to September 2nd 1987. My senior year of highschool I had a very encouraging English teacher, Mrs. Smith, who discovered I liked to write poetry. The praise she would give fed my desire to create it and I carried on doing it for a while after I graduated. Many of the poems I wrote during this time were dark and socially oriented.

“Final Thoughts” was written after I graduated and I don’t think it needs much more introduction.

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Get your drink on with Seth Harwood

[singlepic id=3 w=100 float=left]Mr. Crime Wave himself, the Palms Daddy of all Palms Daddy, Seth Harwood, is giving all his fans a reason to party on Cinco de Mayo … or should I say … Cinco de Harwood. Tomorrow while you’re getting your drink on and having yourself a fine siesta, JACK WAKES UP is hitting the shelves of your favorite bookstore. Before you drink one too many cervazas get down to your favorite book outlet and buy that joint. If you haven’t heard about JACK WAKES UP or Seth Harwood head on over to http://www.sethharwood.com and have yourself a taste of the goodness.

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FCBD Giveaway – Klik Boom: Exterminators

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Once upon a time I was an aspiring comic book writer. Aw heck, if given the chance I’d jump right back into that game. I love comic art. I love the unity of stories told with art, especially sequential art. So though I’m not the avid buyer I once was, I continue to enjoy reading and encourage people to read comics. I’d probably read more if it wasn’t for my location. Comics shops really petered out after the Bust of the late 90s. Kind of sucks. There’s online and trades at the local book stores. So I guess that’s good.

So a few years ago I wrote a series of comic shorts featuring Klik and Boom, two former mobsters whose bodies, through divinity of misfortune, were turned into blue gellotin and now are pest exterminators. Former tough guys, now Jello, what can I say? I thought it was funny.

[singlepic id=2 w=150 h=225 float=right]Two of the shorts were completed and published in Digital Webbing Presents, a comic anthology produce by Digital Webbing. First with art by Ryan Ottley (Invincible) and second with art by Travis Sengaus (Adventures of Spawn). Both guys were great to work with and I think it all turned out pretty fun.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, because I’m giving away copies of Digital Webbing Presents issue #20 and #29 to the first 10 people (US and Canada only) who contact me via direct message on twitter. Be sure to give me your real name and address and late next week I’ll ship you out copies of those two issues. Don’t worry, I’m not selling your name to some nationwide mailer, rather in the spirit of Free Comic Book Day.

I hope you guys had a good day at your local comic book store (LCBS) and are sure to buy a couple books while you’re there.

Related Links:

http://www.digitalwebbing.com
http://www.freecomicbookday.com
http://www.ryanottley.com
http://www.travissengaus.com