Monday, March 8, 2010

Random Bad Guy Day

Hey yo. It's random bad guy day here at the YourBuddyBuddy blog (I say that as if this is some kind of office, and not just some dude sitting at a computer in his office typing away late into the night), and with that comes the random bad guy of the day - I'm calling him Bubble Head, because his head is in a bubble. Seriously though, I have no idea what this guy is about, other than climbing out of my pencil as I sit half asleep during "The Informant" last night. Decent movie, but not as funny as I was expecting. It was actually kind of sad.

Anyway, I've sort of had no real time to draw for myself in a LONG time, so my warm-up sketches hence forth are going to either be A) devoted to prepping future projects or B) spent cranking out weird bad guys for future Cracker Ace stories. Either way it's a plan full of win.

On that note: It's time to go watch the season finale of "Burn Notice."

Sac-Con 2010 & Snuggies R EEE-VIL

Howdy! So yesterday was the first Sac-Con of 2010 and I had a pretty good time. The place was small, but surprisingly packed! I got several looks, but not many takers. I sold one copy of Torn Comics "Twist in the Night" and two copies of my sketchbook, "Snuggies R EEE-VIL."

This first picture is Craig, a nice fellow who hung out for a bit and bought a sketchbook. He asked me to draw him a "naughty zombie fairy." You can't see it too good from the picture (camera phone--all I had on me) but she's wearing fishnets, a short skirt, taped nipples, holding a brain, and her bottom jaw is missing. This was actually the last thing I drew at the con, so it was nice to finish things off with something different. Thanks for pickin' up a book, Craig!

Here's Rorschach. He (although I'm pretty sure it was a "she" under the mask) also picked up a sketchbook. She gave me free reign to draw whatever, so I figured I might as well draw Rorschach! Good times. Thanks demented little person you!

I currently have about 12 copies left of my first sketchbook, Snuggies R EEE-VIL. I won't be printing any more of these, so what you see is what I got. I'm selling these for $10.00 each, and you get a free inked sketch in the back of the book of the ONE character of your choice with each purchase. I'm hoping to sell a few of these at Emerald Con this weekend, so if you want one, please let me know ASAP so I know what not to take. I have a "Buy Now" option over on the side of the page under "Commissions." Just select the last option in the drop down menu and hit submit. The total charge will be 12.50 (10 plus 2.50 for shipping). Just shoot me a not or comment regarding who you want me to draw for you.
I got a few new sketches and sketchcards to post later.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sketch Card: Axe Cop

Can't sleep. Thought I'd wind down the day with another sketch card. This one is of Axe Cop. If you haven't heard of him yet, I highly recommend checking out the Axe Cop website and reading the webcomic. It's a pretty novel idea, and the comic itself is pretty damn funny.

Okay, off to bed.

Axe Cop © Ethan Nicolle

Sketchcard, 2012, and the start of the Con Season...

Thanks to everyone for the love and support over the loss of Cooper. I'm so glad I've got such a great group of people watching me (as I them).

Still inking like crazy. Pretty strange working today without Coop at my side. If we didn't have the new puppy, Sookie, things would probably be a lot worse emotionally. Of course, it's pretty tough to get anything done when you've got an 11 week old, 4lb peekapoo attacking your feet every chance she gets. Despite all that, though, I got quite a bit done today. Two and a half pages inked, and this sketchcard here.

The sketchcard is something I crapped out while watching "2012." Man, is that movie shitty. No offense to those who like the big dumb disaster movies of today...everybody has their thing. I prefer my disaster movies to be from the 70's, and to star Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, or George Kennedy.

The character on the card is nothing special. It's not a character I've had in my head or anything. Might tweak him up and use him as a villain for Cracker Ace or something. We'll see.

The Sac-Con is coming up this Sunday, March 7. I'm gonna be there with my Little Carbon Robot buds. I've been told we're gonna be sitting on a panel talking about what it's like to work in an art collective. I'm not exactly sure what to expect, other than a good time, and that's all I really care about. The following weekend I'll be headed with those same buds to Seattle for the Emerald City Con. I've never been there, and I'm horrifically unprepared, but it should be fun, and provide ample opportunity to meet new folks. I'll probably end up spending 80% of my time sitting at the table drawing sketchcards, or working on project stuff. I don't have a lot of free time to create a lot of non-project work, so I might not be able to fight the urge not to "work" while there. Whateverthecase, I'm definitely gonna be busy doing something.

Here's where me and the LCR Crew are gonna be Emerald. Make sure to stop by and say hello. I'm the big white guy with glasses and a Jimi Hendrix hat. I know I look scary, but I'm really not...I'm just really shy when in big groups of people (even in groups of people I know), and thus tend to look a little menacing. I promise you, I'm not mean! Yes, I'd love to meet you and chat about stuff! So come on by, or stop me on the floor...just don't talk to me in the bathroom. That's just weird.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Cooper 2001-2010

So this morning I wake up to scratches on my back. Cooper, who had a history of epilepsy, started to seizure early this morning. Because of his inability to eat or keep anything down, we weren't able to give him the medicine he takes every day for the last day and a half. These seizures coupled with his already deteriorated state, we thought the humane decision was to go ahead and put him down. There is more to it than this, but it's not necessary to go into all the little details here.

Cooper was the best dog I've ever known. He was sweet, he was a snuggler, he was always ready to climb into my lap and just chill. I still don't think his passing has hit me yet--it probably won't hit me until I come home from work tonight, and he's not there to greet me in his way.

I'm gonna miss you, little buddy.