Monday, August 31, 2009

finished the poster


If you want to see it better you can go to my website under Illustrations.


IF you want to see it INSANELY better, you'll have to come see it in person.

Please feel free to leave comments.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Trek 1400 Acquired

Finally found me a nice Trek 1400. Took me a while but one showed up on for a decent price and I pounced.

full shot... not bad

could use a bit of a paint job.

Shimano RX100 derailleurs...

He gave me the computer already programed. along with the peddles that are clip ins.

And this stylish seat... lovin' it...

Here's the specs...

Bicycle TypeRoad race & triathlon
Sugg Retail$949.99 (no i didn't pay that)
Sizes47 cm, 50 cm, 52 cm, 54 cm, 56 cm, 58 cm, 60 cm, 62 cm

Frame & Fork
Frame ConstructionTIG-welded
Frame Tubing MaterialEaston ProGram tapered aluminum
Fork Brand & ModelSystem 2
Fork MaterialAluminum, bonded, aero crown
Rear ShockNot applicable

Component GroupShimano RSX/RX-100
BrakesetShimano RSX Dual Pivot brakes, Shimano RSX levers
Shift LeversShimano RSX STI Dual Control
Front DerailleurShimano RX-100 top-swing, bottom-pull/clamp-on 35.0 mm
Rear DerailleurShimano RX-100 GS
CranksetShimano RX-100, 39/53 teeth
PedalsSystem 2 w/clips & straps
Bottom BracketShimano BB-LP26, 110 mm spindle
BB Shell Width68mm English
Rear Cogs7-speed, 11 - 24 teeth
ChainShimano CN-HG50, 1/2 x 3/32"
SeatpostSystem 1, 27.2 mm diameter
SaddleSelle San Marco Tecno Dynamica
HandlebarSystem 2
Handlebar ExtensionsNot applicable
Handlebar StemSystem 2
Headset1" Tange-Seiki Passage

HubsShimano RSX
RimsMatrix Aurora, 32-hole
Tires700 x 23c Continental Super Sport
Spoke BrandDT Competition stainless steel, 2.0mm double butted
Spoke NipplesBrass nipples

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I am Batman

Just picked up Batman: Arkham Asylum. Amazing game. Many reviews say it's the best super hero game since the first consoles. I would have to agree, at least as far as batman goes.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mom's Under the Knife

As far as the surgery goes... everything went great. Nothing but the best for Mary.
Unfortunately I only had time to snap one quick pic before she went in...

Believe me, she was not that happy when she got out. Pain pain pain pain pain... but she's better now...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inglourious Bastards

Yes it's 3:00am and yes, I'm doing the review to the movie I have been waiting for for a long while. I just got back home from the Plymouth Theater where Dan and I met and enjoyed the midnight showing of Inglourious Basterds. Everyone there was pumped, even though it wasn't a "sold out" crowd... which was actually nice since we were able to be choosy with our seats and put our feet up.

You know that guy, or girl, who comes down at the beginning of every movie these days and says, "Please take a moment to locate the exits... something about finding them with concerns... and some jibber jabber about enjoying your show" even tho all you want them to do is star the movie so you CAN enjoy it.... EVEN THAT GUY had some little thing this evening that let you know you were in for a treat. Just before the movie started, the guy came down and was in FULL character, not costume, but was acting EXACTLY like Brad Pitt from this movie. A few "listen up"s and "am I right"s later, they started the movie and it was... well... let's get on with the review.

Quentin... you never cease to amaze me. I don't know what I can say about this movie other than, in my mind, it was amazing. I found myself holding back the applause for the sake of the people around me... usually I don't, but I didn't want to ruin the experience for ANYONE this time around. This hack and slash/shoot 'em up fits right in with Tarantino's usual production piece. He definitely didn't stray too far from what he was comfortable with. A couple of times I actually found myself thinking... "wow, cause THAT wasn't pulled exactly from Kill Bill" but oh-my-gawd did it work. Everything was brilliant, every chapter, every scene, every piece of dialogue, masterfully pieced together with precision. And even through those times when you think, "I knew that was going to happen", I still pulled exactly what Tarantino wanted me to... A blood bath of fuckin' shit up and Killin' Nazis.

This movie goes into the top rankings on my list. But then again, I'm a sucker for Pulp Fiction.

Bravo Tarantino, Bravo.

*Wow, my mouth hurst from sucking his dick for that long...*

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Thought I'd have some fun and make an animated gif...


Monday, August 17, 2009

Pimpin' aint easy...

New car FTW!!!

Pay no attention to the paint chipping off the hood....

1997 or 98 buick Riviera... Supercharged.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Finally Finished

Finally finished this a couple of mini munnys and got them into a contest at Tomodachi in Rosedale. Here's how they turned out...

Yeti Munny. (airbrush and hand painted)

Skull Munny. This one I made for my cousin Jessica. (all in pencil)

Monkey Munny. This I made as a desk piece for my senior project, PuZu. (acrylic paint)


Saturday, August 15, 2009

District 9

Pretty awesome. I Just got back from seeing it with my MOM... *snicker, snicker* STFU!
Movie was awesome. Finally something that is BRAND NEW and not a rehash. The concept of this movie caught me by surprise. It was way more in depth and well made than I originally perceived it to be from the trailers. The CG was amazing for what I heard they had to spend on it. I rarely found myself thinking, "WOW, cuz that wasn't CG." Definitely a must see if you can wrap your brain around the idea that aliens are or could be real and could coexist with humans. It was more REALISTIC than a number of other movies I've seen recently.

Loved it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shrinky Dinks FTW!

Tried my hand at shrinky dinks today.... I think I found a new medium of art.... now I just need a reason to make these small things...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Purchases from Chicago Comic-Con

These are the things I bought at Comic-Con....

Drawing of Boba Fett by Tom Hodges

Old Star Wars glasses from Burger King way back when... Along with a mini Boba Fett Helmet.

The main reason I HAD to get the helmet was because it is detailed down to the INSIDE... Including the brown paddings... those are actually rubber!

A LOAD of Star Wars Figures, that I was going to have signed by the people who played them.... BUT that would have cost WAY too much.

Comics, comics and more comics.... almost a full set of Elephantmen. Along with the variant issues that I needed to complete my set of All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder.

Last but not least, a Darth Vader Helmet... WITH WORKING VOICE CHANGER!!!!

Oh yeah, and a Pocket Jesus for Gretchen and Jessica. :)

More pics from the convention later... right now, out to see about a job... omg!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The end of the Con

Today was the last day of the comic con. While there, I took a lot of pictures, recored a lot of videos, and made a lot of purchases. We Just got back to Derek's house in Milwaukee and all of my goodies are in the trunk. I'll post pictures tomorrow or the next day. 

be ready

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Comic Con Chicago.... '09

Today I picked up 2 cups and 5 toys. all for $5 a piece. 

TOYS! yes....

And here comes the rant..... I bought the Boba Fett, Lando, Chewbacca, Greedo, and Luke in Stormtrooper costume figures... I bought these to get them signed by the actors who played them... all except Mark Hamill... he's not here... :(

The reason I 'm pissed is that I walked up to Lou Ferrigno (the original actor of The Hulk) and asked if I could take a picture of him with us. He politely told me that it was $30 for a picture and it was $25 for a signed photo of him... I politely told him to suck my balls and we left. Later I asked a worker at the con if all of the actors were like this and he said that Billy Dee Williams was pretty cool and he charges $40 or $50 for signatures and photos. I am SOOO disappointed that these stars are charging their fans money to show their appreciation. I went to see Jim Lee at a comic book store a while ago and all he charged me was my time in line. TWO FREE signatures and a picture with him, one of the most talented and well known comic book artists today, and he didn't take any money out of my pocket. 

I tell you this, if comic conventions are always like this... there's a good chance that this will be my last. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Finished Logo

Gretchen's friend Kari's DAD asked me to whip up a logo for his 4th annual paintball and beer pong tournament. I, of course, accepted. After throwing ideas around, I came up with this.

minus the watermark.... never know who's out there trying to steel your stuff....

pff, who'd wanna steel my stuff.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Finally got my Timbuk2 bag in the mail today. It was a "build your own" bag which means it was MADE IN USA... Uncle Tom would be proud. If you buy the ones that are default or already in the stores I believe they are made in China...

Mine was made in San Francisco, CA I believe.

Looks like this.

Fits my 15" mac book pro PERFECTLY... and two 8" Dunny boxes.... PERFECTLY!!!!
This style was called Lap Top Messenger... which means It will be comfortable on bike rides... JOY! So far I love it. We'll see how it holds up over the trip to chicago.

Just thought I'd share

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cousins and crashes

Gretchen, my mom and I went to my cousin Kellie's new house. She and her boyfriend Mike were having a housewarming party and had the whole family out to Superior Wisconsin. We had a great time. Had some food, played some lawn games, road the dirt bike, wiped out and scraped up my elbow...

Damn you gravel road and TINY dirt bike with no air in the back tire...
This picture was taken a day after it happened so the healing process has already taken effect.