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  • Mood: Longing
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: Ms Marvel comic book trade paper back.good read
  • Watching: lots of anime on Hulu.
  • Playing: Fairy Fencer F
  • Eating: I bought groceries.So I'm actually eating now
  • Drinking: Iced Green Tea
      Over the past few weeks I've been helping a buddy out by taking over his comic book shop for awhile.Since I've been a relative shut in most of the time I realized 2 things.#! Its great being social and talking to people on a day to day basis. #2 How being a shut in for so long can fuck you up mentally.Oh and one more thing,I now see first hand how the social  justice BS has affected the Comics industry in general. I'll bring this up in a bit.

Here is my brief break down of my adventures operating a comic book store.

*My buddy runs a relatively smooth operation in terms of how he runs the place.It is well organized and clean most of the time in the areas in which the customers have access to. Behind the counter is a different matter lol. Its chaotic, but it is organized chaos.

 It may look like a mess but things are placed where they are for a reason. I didn't try to clean up too much.Because when he would come back he wouldn't find the stuff that got moved.

*He trained me for about a week before he thrown me to the wolves by handing me the keys to his business. Even though we had our issues in the past it was nice to know he would trust me with his livelihood and business. So that boosted my confidence going forward.

* I had another friend give me a ride to and from the store.Since he worked the same time schedule and in pretty much within a 10 mile radius.It was a no brainer and worked out well for me

*Store opened at 11 a.m and closed at 7.Except on Weds and Fridays.He stays open till 9:30 on Weds for his Magic the Gathering EDH players. And on Fridays he runs Friday night Magic The Gathering tournaments.He usually don't close until 11:00 -11:30.

*Monday thru Wednesday are relatively slow. I had customers by things here and there but it was relatively slow. Thursdays start out early. Because the heroclix players get there early. A new set came out 2 weeks ago and they pretty much but all the bricks on release day. The store made over a grand that day.

*The store made about a grand on free comic book day as well. It was cool seeing the families and their kids enjoy the free comics.

*Only issues I had with the store was dealing with the register.And my buddies way of running transactions in the form of discounts and pricing.His register is old an very very out of date. And he offers a lot of discounts. Business wise he is not a shrewd business man. But he needs to be a more profit minded one. I can say that some of his regulars do take advantage of his kindness and generosity. Which is probably why some only wanted to talk to him over the phone instead of me lol.

My thoughts on whats on the comic rack and the fandom that came in the store

*Marvel books are all over the place.DC seems to stay on a even keel.My buddy has decent section of comics for kids as well as independents. Its hard to figure out what books will sale and which ones don't sometimes.

*Marvel Secret Wars has debuted.So the Marvel U is pretty much dead.Even though Marvel seems to still publish certain books (Spider-Gwen,Ms Marvel ?) outside of the company crossover event.

*One thing that irked me right off the bat was Spider-Woman's new character design and costume.I was like WTF!? How did she go from a curvy athletic body type with D cups to a skinny body type with B Cups.Not only that but the new costume design sucks as well.Its no secret that Marvel took a PR hit with the drama surrounding the Milo Manara cover of the character last year.But for them to completely change the character and drastically change the books direction shows Marvel is pandering to the social justice BS that is plaguing today's geekdom.

*Considering that some days were slow I took it upon myself to talk to the customers.I did a poll on Spider-Gwen by asking anyone who bought the recent issue what they like about the book. Most of the responses began with the word "Um....." And they had to think about it.Usually when you talk to a fan or reader of any comic they will tell what they like about it.Hell,with most comic book fans it could be a 20 minute to 2 hour long conversation. All the ones who's responses began with "Um..." pretty much said they like it because its cool.One person told me he got the first 3 issues and haven't read the books yet even though he was buying #4.So this tells me that  one of the reasons Spider-Gwen is selling is because its the "cool" comic to buy.One customer told me he buys it because she looks like a normal girl and not like a slut in Spandex.So basically everything I assumed about this books popularity is true. The customers at my friends store are not buying or supporting Spider-Gwen because its a good comic,they are supporting it because its the "cool" thing to do or to support the "movement" that many in geekdom feels is just. 

*Like I said in my previous journal Marvel is playing with house money by pandering to the BS going on in geekdom. Granted its not all bad.Based on what I've seen more girls and women actually do buy comics.The irony is that many of them buy the indy books.Which have sex,nudity,and mature themes.Or they buy comics like MLP,Adventure time, or just manga.Which is loaded with adult themes. From what I've noticed women don't care about the content or the subject matter as long as the story and art is good. And the comic has  relate able female characters and hot dudes.This applies to guys as well except switch the word "hot" concerning dudes and replace it with being relate able.And put the word "hot" in front of female characters.

*So the social justice warriors are pretty much deluding themselves and basically trolling companies to buy into their bullshit.In the end as long as we have the right to free speech we should draw whatever we want in moderation and consideration to who we are catering our art too.People are free to talk shit about it.They just better back it up and not try to guilt trip or force artists to change how and what they draw.

   In closing I enjoyed my time operating the store while he took a  brief vacation.It was great just to get out the house and be around people. I got paid which was awesome.And I picked up some comics,a few figures, and other loot as well.So in all we helped out each other.



Updates

*I will only probably do a couple more fan art projects before taking a break from doing fan art work. I will do a Super Sonico and Ms Marvel piece.As well as A black butler piece and finish up some previous requests.After that I'm done unless I get commissioned to do fan art.

*Inking up pieces for my colorists will be a priority. I will be assigning color work soon.

*Luis got us a table at Cogs con in early June.I'm hoping that I might have something colored for prints by then.

*My primary focus later this year will be my own projects.So expect more perverted art work ^_^.
$15 Red Sonja by Bfetish
$15 Red Sonja
Over the past week and a half I've been working for friend by taking over his comic book shop while he takes a brief vacation. Which worked out financially and creatively. I also got the chance to read some comics.Red Sonja was a fun read. Only a few minor flaws I noticed that can get fixed when I ink it.
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Panty Stocking with Garterbelt by Bfetish
Panty Stocking with Garterbelt
 Deviant art sees to be bitchy right now.I'm hoping the image shows.This drawing has been sitting in my sketch pad for over a week.So I finished.Not sure what to make of it.
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  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: i'm trying to avoid reading.to much drama going on
  • Watching: lots of anime on Hulu.
  • Playing: Dragon Age inquisition
  • Eating: Gluten free instant Oatmeal.What da hell is gluten
  • Drinking: Iced Green Tea
        Last year was so peaceful in the geek community but now we had #gamergate, social justice warriors on the attack, and even new comic book pros talking shit about and threatening veteran comic book pros. I warned  people of a potential backlash against a lot of the political correctness, anti sexy,white knight, and wannabe feminist bullshit going around. The sad thing is that Marvel Comics has bought into this bullshit. Marvel comics is doing a lot of pandering these days. By making  known sexy characters not as sexy, changing the race and ethnicity of established characters in order to give the illusion of more diversity, and making characters that have been known for being straight for many years gay.

    I'm all for diversity but not when it is forced by way of pandering to a very small yet vocal part of the fandom. The majority of these people could careless about diversity.They are more concerned about pressing and spreading their agenda.Marvel realizes this so they are forcing these people to put their money where their mouth is. Marvel has been hiring a lot of artists and writers they wouldn't have given the time of day  10 yrs ago.Marvel back then hired a lot of big name creators back then.Now you pick up a Marvel comic off the rack you don't recognize any of the creators on the comics that Marvel are pushing to appease the very vocal minority.


  The artist on Spider-Gwen pretty much talked shit about the amount sexy fan art of a character he doesn't own or even created. Only claim to fame he has now  is just designing the costume and talking shit about veteran well known comic book artists that almost comes off as being a threat. As a rookie artist coming in its ok to have an opinion but you also should know your place in the industry. You don't pop off about or on other creators or artists unless you have attained the same degree of success or longevity in the business. Other well known comic book artists have come to the defense of those who been called out by the Spider-Gwen artist. Most artists especially those who began doing work in the 90's get put on blast a lot. A lot of sexy style of artwork was more accepted back then. But now you got all this bitching and whining about "sexualization" of fictional female characters in video games and comic books.Its gotten so obnoxious to the point that these PC idiots are trying to shame the pros into not drawing what the hell they want to draw.

     Now battle lines are being drawn.The pros are standing their ground by not putting up with the bullshit.Marvel knows they are playing with house money right now. They are not investing a lot of money by hiring a bunch of no name artists and writers and putting them on the titles that are meant to appease very vocal minor  part of the fan base.This tells me that even they are not fully invested in seeing these titles succeed.If they do succeed great.If not the books gets canceled and those new creative teams gets put out of work. I know someone who got picked up as artist last year to work for Marvel. Right now he is doing the art on on a Marvel book with established characters.His art style is very similar to an artist who worked on the same title he is working on. Even still he will admit that Marvel isn't known for hiring any artists that does his style that is not very well known or has done a lot of work in the industry.

   Its good that these artists are getting their foot in the door.At the same time they need to realize that they are just pawns and worker bees being exploited by Marvel comics bullshit pandering forms of milking money from a part of fandom that thrives on internet drama. The artist on Spider-Gwen decided to take a side in show of support of the people who demanded Spider-Gwen get her own book.Which is fine.But don't go posting personal opinions and attacking established pros in order to pander to the ideals of those you feel are going to buy the book your working on. There is politics in every work environment or job you
work at. And being young,opinionated, and stupid can put you out of a job or hurt your chances of getting work some where else.

  Many of the older pros realize that Marvel and to a certain extent DC is full of shit these days. I find it funny that DC is bringing in more older and established pros to counteract Marvel. DC is pandering as well.But they are being very subtle about it. I've noticed how most of the female characters bust sizes have been reduced.Especially on female characters who are known for having large bust sizes. I also noticed that they put artists who are known for drawing visually attractive women are assigned to books where there are not a lot of attractive female characters.


  Some opponents to my and older fans argument feel we just don't accept change.We accept change but only change for the better.And not change being forced by pandering.People feel change has happened for the better because more women and young girls are into comics.That's good in all but what is the cost for this one positive. Artists being ashamed  and are being asked  or forced to change how they draw? Comic book companies sacrificing their brand integrity to appeal to just barely half  of the overall fan base?Which of whom is not doing most of the whining. A lot of the books talent wise suck on the comic racks these days. But that's what happens when those kids who were raised on high school musicals,sponge bob, and a lot of the aesthetically ugly kid shows have now grown up and become very vocal social justice warriors on the internet.

  All I got say there is no better time where being a very vocal person with an agenda or an internet troll can make you famous.


Now that I got that out my system Here are some updates.

*Still trying to get steady employment.I'm getting interviews so that's good.

*I'm going to begin inking my pencils so they can get colored as soon as possible.That way I can focus on getting a real job.Sadly the person I've partnered with does not take the artist alley thing seriously enough to make real money doing it. Plus he now has a real job.

*My con season doesn't begin till August.That con season may be in jeopardy if I find a real job before then. So I'm really starting to waver with My Put up or Shut up movement when it comes to this art thing.I'm really considering shutting down until I can finance and support this art thing all by myself. There is no use doing all this art work if nothing really comes out of it financially.I'm too old and broke for this to just be a hobby.
 
*With that being said my buy 2 get 1 free sketch drive is still going on.I don't know why I bother and keep advertising  it when I only got one person paying for my work thus far. 

*Yeah I'm coming down with case of Asshole-itis again.
  • Mood: Longing
  • Listening to: Pentatonix
  • Reading: Ms Marvel comic book trade paper back.good read
  • Watching: lots of anime on Hulu.
  • Playing: Fairy Fencer F
  • Eating: I bought groceries.So I'm actually eating now
  • Drinking: Iced Green Tea
      Over the past few weeks I've been helping a buddy out by taking over his comic book shop for awhile.Since I've been a relative shut in most of the time I realized 2 things.#! Its great being social and talking to people on a day to day basis. #2 How being a shut in for so long can fuck you up mentally.Oh and one more thing,I now see first hand how the social  justice BS has affected the Comics industry in general. I'll bring this up in a bit.

Here is my brief break down of my adventures operating a comic book store.

*My buddy runs a relatively smooth operation in terms of how he runs the place.It is well organized and clean most of the time in the areas in which the customers have access to. Behind the counter is a different matter lol. Its chaotic, but it is organized chaos.

 It may look like a mess but things are placed where they are for a reason. I didn't try to clean up too much.Because when he would come back he wouldn't find the stuff that got moved.

*He trained me for about a week before he thrown me to the wolves by handing me the keys to his business. Even though we had our issues in the past it was nice to know he would trust me with his livelihood and business. So that boosted my confidence going forward.

* I had another friend give me a ride to and from the store.Since he worked the same time schedule and in pretty much within a 10 mile radius.It was a no brainer and worked out well for me

*Store opened at 11 a.m and closed at 7.Except on Weds and Fridays.He stays open till 9:30 on Weds for his Magic the Gathering EDH players. And on Fridays he runs Friday night Magic The Gathering tournaments.He usually don't close until 11:00 -11:30.

*Monday thru Wednesday are relatively slow. I had customers by things here and there but it was relatively slow. Thursdays start out early. Because the heroclix players get there early. A new set came out 2 weeks ago and they pretty much but all the bricks on release day. The store made over a grand that day.

*The store made about a grand on free comic book day as well. It was cool seeing the families and their kids enjoy the free comics.

*Only issues I had with the store was dealing with the register.And my buddies way of running transactions in the form of discounts and pricing.His register is old an very very out of date. And he offers a lot of discounts. Business wise he is not a shrewd business man. But he needs to be a more profit minded one. I can say that some of his regulars do take advantage of his kindness and generosity. Which is probably why some only wanted to talk to him over the phone instead of me lol.

My thoughts on whats on the comic rack and the fandom that came in the store

*Marvel books are all over the place.DC seems to stay on a even keel.My buddy has decent section of comics for kids as well as independents. Its hard to figure out what books will sale and which ones don't sometimes.

*Marvel Secret Wars has debuted.So the Marvel U is pretty much dead.Even though Marvel seems to still publish certain books (Spider-Gwen,Ms Marvel ?) outside of the company crossover event.

*One thing that irked me right off the bat was Spider-Woman's new character design and costume.I was like WTF!? How did she go from a curvy athletic body type with D cups to a skinny body type with B Cups.Not only that but the new costume design sucks as well.Its no secret that Marvel took a PR hit with the drama surrounding the Milo Manara cover of the character last year.But for them to completely change the character and drastically change the books direction shows Marvel is pandering to the social justice BS that is plaguing today's geekdom.

*Considering that some days were slow I took it upon myself to talk to the customers.I did a poll on Spider-Gwen by asking anyone who bought the recent issue what they like about the book. Most of the responses began with the word "Um....." And they had to think about it.Usually when you talk to a fan or reader of any comic they will tell what they like about it.Hell,with most comic book fans it could be a 20 minute to 2 hour long conversation. All the ones who's responses began with "Um..." pretty much said they like it because its cool.One person told me he got the first 3 issues and haven't read the books yet even though he was buying #4.So this tells me that  one of the reasons Spider-Gwen is selling is because its the "cool" comic to buy.One customer told me he buys it because she looks like a normal girl and not like a slut in Spandex.So basically everything I assumed about this books popularity is true. The customers at my friends store are not buying or supporting Spider-Gwen because its a good comic,they are supporting it because its the "cool" thing to do or to support the "movement" that many in geekdom feels is just. 

*Like I said in my previous journal Marvel is playing with house money by pandering to the BS going on in geekdom. Granted its not all bad.Based on what I've seen more girls and women actually do buy comics.The irony is that many of them buy the indy books.Which have sex,nudity,and mature themes.Or they buy comics like MLP,Adventure time, or just manga.Which is loaded with adult themes. From what I've noticed women don't care about the content or the subject matter as long as the story and art is good. And the comic has  relate able female characters and hot dudes.This applies to guys as well except switch the word "hot" concerning dudes and replace it with being relate able.And put the word "hot" in front of female characters.

*So the social justice warriors are pretty much deluding themselves and basically trolling companies to buy into their bullshit.In the end as long as we have the right to free speech we should draw whatever we want in moderation and consideration to who we are catering our art too.People are free to talk shit about it.They just better back it up and not try to guilt trip or force artists to change how and what they draw.

   In closing I enjoyed my time operating the store while he took a  brief vacation.It was great just to get out the house and be around people. I got paid which was awesome.And I picked up some comics,a few figures, and other loot as well.So in all we helped out each other.



Updates

*I will only probably do a couple more fan art projects before taking a break from doing fan art work. I will do a Super Sonico and Ms Marvel piece.As well as A black butler piece and finish up some previous requests.After that I'm done unless I get commissioned to do fan art.

*Inking up pieces for my colorists will be a priority. I will be assigning color work soon.

*Luis got us a table at Cogs con in early June.I'm hoping that I might have something colored for prints by then.

*My primary focus later this year will be my own projects.So expect more perverted art work ^_^.

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Montreal Mack
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Well I'm back,pretty much full time. The real world is kicking my ass but I'm kicking back. I'm going to be posting a crap load of new pieces.So be sure to leave a comment of praise or critcism.

I'm an older guy and pretty easy going. This drawing thing I do is all I got to leave something of myself to let the world know I do exist.

Current Residence: Stockton CA
Favourite genre of music: J pop,R&B,some Hip Hop,some Rock,and some of everything else.
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Favourite style of art: Old fashioned. Just plain old pencil to paper.
Favourite cartoon character: Jinx(Gi Joe the Movie.)
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Hey, I remember that not too long ago you watched me on my first account iAmCloudSky

& I'm really thankful that you took interest in me, & decided you'd support me. But awhile back, I decided I'd make a newer account, & pursue a new path. & so, here I am.

If you'd like to watch me on here instead, it's appreciated.  

Keep in touch! & even get to know each other a bit. We might just be two people behind a screen, but that doesn't mean that we can't be friends.

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Cool.I'll check your new page out.
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<3 Thanks!
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Thanks for the add!
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Welcome to :iconnation-horizon: !
and thank you for the fave
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this line art work is so good! well done!
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Ha! I found you.
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Thank you for the fave! and birthday wishes! ^,^ 
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You're welcome.
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got any thing i could ink or color?
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