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29 Oct 21:00

Video’s Up

by admin

28 Oct 14:14

RUMOR: Cara Delevingne Targeted For "Suicide Squad," Possibly as Harley Quinn

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this would be great

Is the model turned actress in the running to play Harley Quinn in what director David Ayer describes as "a Dirty Dozen with supervillains"?
29 Oct 20:24

Marvel Marks National Cat Day With Jenny Parks' Kitty Covers

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please click through for cat thor

Thor, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine feature in Marvel's celebration of National Cat Day, courtesy artist Jenny Parks.
30 Oct 01:00

Tie Fighter: The Kotaku Review

by Luke Plunkett
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BOOM GREATEST DAY IN RECENT GAMING HISTORY: THE RETURN OF TIE FIGHTER. and i actually have a computer and can play it. P.S. BEYOND EARTH IS GOOD BUT IT IS DEFINITELY A WATERED DOWN CIV V. i assume theyll patch in religions and stuff cause some guy found a folder called religions and it had a bunch of them listed but ya anyway TIEFIGHTER IS BACK

Tie Fighter: The Kotaku Review

Here's an entirely plausible scenario: you are a human who enjoys video games, owns a PC and likes Star Wars. You've heard forever that Tie Fighter is something you should play, but a combination of necessary fiddling and the fact you couldn't actually buy it anywhere mean that you've never tried it yourself.

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27 Oct 17:47

CASANOVA: ACEDIA—An all-new, mind-bending adventure...



CASANOVA: ACEDIA—An all-new, mind-bending adventure begins

Casanova Quinn returns to solve the mystery of… Casanova Quinn

Eisner Award-winners Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon team up with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon for an all-new Casanova Quinn story in CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1, coming to Image Comics on January 7.

In CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1, Casanova Quinn returns to find himself caught between unlocking the riddle of his own past and discovering the hidden history of his mysterious new criminal benefactor. “When we last saw him, Casanova Quinn crash-landed on our Earth from the ruins of his past with absolutely no memory of who he is, where he came from, or anything that happened to him before — but he knows he was somebody dangerous and that people are out to kill him,” said Fraction. “So new readers and Cass alike have the exact same blank-slate context for this all-new adventure in Los Angeles.”

“It’s an L.A. that’s in the thrall of strange occult happenings—weird graffiti, strange crimes, frightening omens—and it’s set the whole town on uncomfortable edge,” explained Fraction. “Against this hyper-paranoid backdrop, Casanova sets out to investigate the life story of his employer, another dangerous man who, like Casanova, has no memory of his past beyond hints of horrific violence.”

Fraction added: “While Moon and I tell the story of an amnesiac Casanova and what new kinds of trouble he finds himself in, Chabon and Bá’s backups shine a light on what kind of people are hunting him down, where they’re hunting, and why. Longtime readers get a fuller picture and brand-new readers will learn about this world as Casanova RE-learns it to survive.”
 
The idea came up at the end of a podcast with the two writers when Chabon mentioned a desire to write Casanova backups in the spirit of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s classic “Tales of Asgard” strip. Produced for the back pages of The Mighty Thor, these stories introduced young Marvel Comics readers to classic Norse lore.

"When people ask me to name some of my favorite current comic book titles, Casanova is always the first one out of my mouth,” said Chabon. "Now I have to put my mind where my mouth has been! I’m just going to try to reach the high standard that Matt and the Moon/Bá brothers have consistently setting in this book, issue after issue, arc after arc.” 

CASANOVA tells the story of a hedonistic thief turned kind-of spy as he navigates the incredibly complex and stunningly psychedelic parallel world of interdimensional global espionage.

CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1 (Diamond Code NOV140529) arrives in stores this 1/7 and will be available for $3.99.
 

29 Oct 04:30

adventuresinhires: The movie poster art of Frank...

25 Oct 22:02

Who is your single most favored Superhero?

by brianbendis

26 Oct 15:24

 Gotham City’s most noted citizens and visitors, as depicted by...

by brianbendis
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 Gotham City’s most noted citizens and visitors, as depicted by Mike Mignola for DC Comics.

23 Oct 20:12

Assorted images from the Famous Comic Book Creators trading card...

by brianbendis


Assorted images from the Famous Comic Book Creators trading card set, 1992

24 Oct 17:57

Rory Callum Brown, Illustrations. Here are some very...







Rory Callum Brown, Illustrations.

Here are some very entertaining illustrations from artist Rory Callum Brown, see more below!

Rory Callum Brown

Rory Callum Brown

Rory Callum Brown

Rory Callum Brown

Rory Callum Brown

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24 Oct 12:53

“POTW #39″ Art Print by Ryan Duggan

by admin

Wow, I am so in love with Ryan Duggan’s latest art print. “POTW #39″, or “Autumn on the Farm (with shitting dog”), is a 14″ x 18″ screenprint, has an edition of 15, and costs $40. Visit his shop.

Ryan Duggan

08 Oct 12:40

How to build a publication on the back of a designer… I finally quit this client after a con...

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I am not a freelance artist or web developer or freelance anything, but to me it reeks of stupidity to give someone a bill for 33k without a contract beforehand. why would you do 30 grand worth of work without a contract signed? is this ignorance on my part on how freelance contracts work or is this a freelance moron

How to build a publication on the back of a designer…

I finally quit this client after a con game that went on for 15 months with a promise of partnership for a publication — I was constantly asking to get the contract signed. He promised every time, however, we were always too busy but “don’t worry we will get it done.”

I worked my brains out for more than 1000 hours, which amounted to 8 issues over 15 months and regrettably provided the building blocks, programs and experience to build a successful publication.

BTW: I have more than 35,000 hours of experience since College.

Here is the actual response to my invoice and resignation:

"Your actions have cost us time, money, stress, team morale problems and questions among our advertisers. I have managed creative people and creative departments for over 40 years and am well aware of the process and of how long it takes to put an ad or a publication together, very aware.  It doesn’t take even a fraction of the hours you claim it takes. It is a very straightforward process."

He offered $4,000 of a $33,000 invoice for my services. 

21 Oct 22:20

Christian Slater Will Star In The Next TV Show About Antisocial Hackers

by Charlie Jane Anders
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god i hope it is good. i find him to be a beautiful man

Christian Slater Will Star In The Next TV Show About Antisocial Hackers

Are you ready for more shows about how geeks don't understand humans and emotions and regular social interactions and how to tie their own shoes? Well get ready. In the wake of the success of Scorpion, USA Network is rushing ahead with Mr. Robot, a show starring Christian Slater.

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22 Oct 15:00

Dachshund's Creek: Dawson's Creek Finally Gets an All-Dog Remake

by Rebecca Rose

Welcome to Dachshund's Creek, where youthful dreams hang in the balance and love is as fleeting as the breeze whispering off the creek. Also there are Dachshunds, so it's totally awesome.

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20 Oct 21:30

Tiny People Tripping Over Each Other

by Chris Person

Tiny People Tripping Over Each Other

My favorite videos on the internet are the ones that are difficult to explain. "Why am I watching this? What makes this good?" This video of tiny 3D people falling down is one of those special videos.

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03 Oct 21:02

Me online shopping

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holy shit thissss

Making Money Online

21 Oct 12:30

Listening to a song I'm obsessed with

Before it becomes mainstream:

After everyone else calls it their favorite song: 

13 Oct 15:05

Zoo’s Keepers 'Dig' Chloe the Orphan Wombat

by Andrew Bleiman
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holky shit he looks so drunk

Chloe the Wombat (5) Photo by Paul Fahy

An orphaned Wombat Joey is receiving round-the-clock care at Taronga Zoo after its mother was struck by a car outside Sydney.

Chloe the Wombat (1)

Chloe the Wombat (4)

Chloe the Wombat (2) Photo by Paul FahyPhoto Credits: Paul Fahy / Taronga Zoo

Taronga Keeper, Evelyn Weston, has taken on the role of surrogate mother to the six-month-old joey, carrying a makeshift pouch and stopping work for bottle feeds every five hours.

The female joey was rescued by a wildlife carer, in June, after its mother was struck and killed on a road near Jenolan Caves.  Luckily, the joey, named ‘Chloe’ by the carer, was found still alive inside the pouch.

Chloe was brought to Taronga Wildlife Hospital last week for ongoing care, and she’s been busy melting hearts among the Zoo’s keepers, who have been only too happy to help Evelyn with her mothering duties.

“My biggest problem is getting her back,” joked Evelyn. “She’s very affectionate and also a bit naughty. She loves chewing on shoes and if you walk away from her she chases after you like a rocket.”

Chloe will remain in Evelyn’s care for at least another two months, before moving to a temporary new home at Taronga’s Australian Walkabout. Keepers hope Chloe will be strong enough to return to the wild in about 18 months.

There are more amazing pics below the fold!

Chloe the Wombat (3)

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19 Oct 22:40

What I think some fans take for granted is that out of all the careers out there, the comic industry is among the few where each bit of a persons day to day work is critiqued heavily buy tens to hundreds of thousands and that's tough. But since it's an art form, healthy discussion about it is encouraged. Where do you think the line is between constructive negative criticism/dialogue about a creator and disrespect/unsolicited gall?

by brianbendis

Last week I was reading an article about Martin Scorsese’s 39 foreign films you have to watch before you die…

 just a great article about our greatest director sharing his love of things

 the first comment underneath the article was: oh, fuck him.

 that’s why I don’t take any of it too seriously.

21 Oct 16:00

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals

by Nanette Wong

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals

Architects for Animals, an awareness-raising initiative, brought together some of the best architecture and design firms to create some amazing outdoor cat shelters to benefit FixNation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to minimizing cat populations in a humane way. All the shelters were unveiled to the public during an exhibit named “Giving Shelter” this past September, and proceeds were donated to FixNation.

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Abramson Teiger Architects

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

CAT CHALET By Space Int’l

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

d3architecture

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Cat’s Cradle By DSH// architecture

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

FERAL CAT SHELTER By Formation Association + Edgar Arceneaux

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

FERAL CAT SHELTER By Formation Association + Edgar Arceneaux

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

HOK Cat Shelter

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

ConCATenate By LEHRER ARCHITECTS

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Rubber Fishy By NAC architecture

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Perkins and Will

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Kitty Condo by RNL

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Cat Cube By Standard Architecture | Design

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Cat Cube By Standard Architecture | Design

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Cat Cube By Standard Architecture | Design

Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals in main home furnishings architecture Category

Kitty La Tourelle By Wolcott Architecture | Interiors

Which one is your favorite?








21 Oct 13:00

Paranautical Activity Pulled From Steam For Death Threats

by Graham Smith
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what a humongous baby

An artist's representation of the threat.

First-person shooter Paranautical Activity has been pulled from Steam after its creator tweeted a death threat about Valve founder Gabe Newell. Mike Maulbeck’s tweet – since deleted – followed an all-caps rant in response to the game being incorrectly labelled as being in Early Access. Because I guess this is the world we live in now.

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17 Sep 10:28

My take on the 2.5D dungeon system...

by Kristian Richards
If you're not familiar with the 2.5D dungeon method, then I'd recommend you take a look at some of the videos on The DM's Craft or TheDMGinfo's youtube channels first.

As you'll see (if you watched any of the aforementioned videos), the idea is to give a bit more depth to regular two-dimensional dungeon tiles by including a slightly raised area around the edge of each tile to represent the walls.

Well, I've been meaning to have a go at something like that for a while now - but instead of painting the cardboard (like the above you-tuber's do), I thought I would make a couple of custom images that I could print out and simply glue to the cardboard (much like AJ does in THIS video ...but have the wall and floor pattern as separate sheets to make things a little easier)

So, here's what I've come up with...

- a selection of  the finished tiles -

- those same tiles arranged into a little dungeon -

They're pretty easy to make ...as all you need to do is print off the wall and floor patterns that I've supplied in THIS pdf file (note that you'll only need to print 1 'wall' pattern for every 4-5 'floor' patterns) and glue them down to a sheet of thick (double-corrugated) cardboard.

Then simply cut the floor pattern into the size/shape you require (remembering to include a half inch gap around the edge to accommodate the walls) and cut the walls into half inch wide strips ...as shown below:

 (note that I've printed these on regular paper and in draft/low quality - as that is sufficient for this project)

The next (and final) step is to trim the wall strips to the length you require, and glue them around the edge of the tile (leaving a gap of 2 squares for any entrances/exits):

(in this example I'm making a small 'passage corner' piece)

And that's pretty much all there is to it :)

However, you'll notice that I've also included a door assembly in the pdf download ...and to make these I've simply glued the front and back image to a thick piece of (double-corrugated) cardboard, and the base to a piece of thinner (single-corrugated) cardboard. The two pieces where then stuck together with the aid of a hot-glue gun.

 (note that I've made these slightly smaller than 2" wide - just to make placing/removing them a little easier).

And there you have it. A nice and easy (and cheap) way of creating your own 2.5D dungeon :)

- a few of the old D&D pre-painted miniatures thrown in for scale -

* * * *


TL;DR here's a free pdf file that you can use to create some 2.5D dungeon tiles like those pictured above:


20 Oct 12:37

Rubble in the Dungeon...

by Kristian Richards
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it got better and better

So, my foray into the world of 2.5d dungeons continues ...and this time I thought I'd try something a little different:


As you can see, I've managed to create a nice little rubble pile (that can also be used to represent a collapsed passage) using just paper, cardboard, and a little bit of glue.

And although it looks a little complicated, it's really quite easy to make ...so if you'd like to have a go at making a few of your own, here's how I went about it...

INSTRUCTIONS

As always, the first thing you'll need to do is download and print out the pdf file that I've created for this piece.
Click HERE to download the file.

Once you've done that, simply glue one of the floor tiles to a piece of thin (single corrugated) cardboard, and cut it to size.


(Note that these 2x2 tiles measure slightly less that 2" per side - to enable them to fit in the 2" wide passages a little easier)

MAKING THE BOULDERS

To make the boulders, the first step is to scrunch up a few pieces of scrap paper into vague rock-like shapes as shown below.


(note that I try to keep the bottom reasonably flat - to make gluing them to the floor tile a little easier)

* * *

Then, cut out a piece of the rock texture (supplied in the pdf) large enough to wrap around one of the rocks, and crumple it up - to give it a nice uneven texture.



* * *

Next, apply plenty of glue to the back of the paper, and wrap it around the 'rock' like you would if you were wrapping an oddly shaped parcel (try to do this so that the edges of the paper end up on the bottom of the rock).


Left: an upside down rock with the texture paper being glued in place.
Right: a finished rock (turned the right way up).

* * *

It's also worth noting that if you end up with any little off-cuts (which you most probably will), you can fold/scrunch these up to make little stones.



MAKING THE BEAMS

For the wooden beams, simply cut out a few different size/thickness pieces of cardboard, and enough of the wood texture (provided in the pdf) to wrap around them...


...then cut, fold, and glue the paper in place around each piece.



PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Once you've got several rocks and beams finished, it's just a matter of deciding where you want to place all your little bits and pieces...


...and glue them all in place.



* * *

And that, as they say, is that! :)


Note that if you've not been keeping up with my recent 2.5D dungeon posts, then here's a few links to some of the other stuff I've been creating (with step by step instructions about how I made the various pieces):

16 Oct 16:40

Artist Paints Nic Cage As Various Pokémon—It's As Weird As You'd Expect

by Lauren Davis

Artist Paints Nic Cage As Various Pokémon—It's As Weird As You'd Expect

Really, with the wide variety of roles Nicolas Cage has had over the years, who is to say he wouldn't play a Bulbasaur?

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16 Oct 16:36

Visual Funk: Jim Mahfood Art, The work and stories of Jim...

by brianbendis
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love me some mahfood















Visual Funk: Jim Mahfood Art, The work and stories of Jim Mahfood

16 Oct 16:00

10 Minutes Of Co-Op In Far Cry 4

by Yannick LeJacq
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this looks like tons of fun i think!

One thing I'm looking forward to about Far Cry 4 is the game's interesting-sounding co-op multiplayer. Sony, which is trying to sweeten the deal by letting PS4 players invite friends who don't own the game into the action, just released a new gameplay video showing how the game's collaborative modes will play out.

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11 Oct 21:24

THE LONG HALLOWEEN #1 (Dec. 1996)Art by Tim Sale & Gregory...

by brianbendis
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this is my favorite batman story of all time



THE LONG HALLOWEEN #1 (Dec. 1996)
Art by Tim Sale & Gregory Wright
Words by Jeph Loeb

12 Oct 15:24

mattfractionblog: CASANOVA Returns to Image in Style “All a...

by brianbendis
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if yall havent read these or at least looked through them and gasped in awe at the wonderful coloring you are really not doing yourself any favors



mattfractionblog:

CASANOVA Returns to Image in Style

“All a comic would have to do is say ‘Matt Fraction’ on the front for me to pick it up and feel excited about what was inside.”
Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Image Comics is very pleased to announce the return of CASANOVA by Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye), Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy, Daytripper), and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, B.P.R.D.) in a series of deluxe hardcover “Complete Editions.” The first of these, CASANOVA VOLUME 1: LUXURIA, will be released in October 2014, followed by CASANOVA VOLUME 2: GULA in November, and CASANOVA VOLUME 3: AVARITIA in December.

Casanova “Cass” Quinn was born into a life of privilege but turned his back on it to pursue his own interests — namely stealing, spying, and living a hedonistic life with few moral compunctions. The black sheep in a family of international super-spies, Cass is pulled back into their sphere after an evil organization targets the Quinns. In a game of hidden agendas and double espionage across parallel universes, Cas must choose an identity. Is he the decadent thief named Casanova Quinn? Or is he the top secret agent named… Casanova Quinn?

Writer Fraction is known for his metafictional winks and deft melding of genres in the mega-hit SEX CRIMINALS, and CASANOVA puts his skill at the forefront in a science fiction spy story shot through with psychedelia, with gorgeous art by renowned Brazilian artists Bá and Moon.

In January 2014, Image Comics announced that CASANOVA would return with a fourth volume, ACEDIA, co-written by Fraction and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

Each Complete Edition of CASANOVA collects four issues of the critically-acclaimed series in a deluxe, oversized hardcover volume, complete with covers and extra content. VOLUME 1: LUXURIA will be in comic book stores on October 22 and bookstores on November 4; VOLUME 2: GULA will be in comic book stores on November 12 and bookstores on November 25; VOLUME 3: AVARITIA will be in comic book stores on December 17 and bookstores on December 30. All are now available for pre-order.

CASANOVA VOLUME 1: LUXURIA by Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-161-2
  • Diamond Comics code AUG140576
  • 168 pages, hardbound, full color
  • $29.99
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores 10/22; bookstores 11/4

CASANOVA VOLUME 2: GULA by Matt Fraction and Fábio Moon

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-181-0
  • Diamond Comics code SEP140603
  • 168 pages, hardbound, full color
  • $29.99
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores 11/12; bookstores 11/25

CASANOVA VOLUME 3: AVARITIA by Matt Fraction and Fábio Moon

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-191-9
  • Diamond Comics code OCT140617
  • 176 pages, hardbound, full color
  • $29.99
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores 12/17; bookstores 12/30

Praise for CASANOVA, Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon:

“The idea of “Why not?” that is the spirit Fraction, Bá, and Moon capture in Casanova; a story told by creators stoned out of their heads on the possibilities that the medium provides.” –David Faust, Sequart

Casanova is a brutally elegant fever dream of science fiction, spy movies and super-heroes, ripped through a hole in space-time specifically to blow your mind.” –Laura Hudson, Comics Alliance

“With such a wide cast and with so much going on, it’s impressive to see how much love and attention Fraction gives to every character, to every moment and to every event happening all at once. Nothing is left underdeveloped or pushed out of the way to for something better; it all feeds into itself like an ouroboros of pop-fueled pandemonium. This comic feels like the pure id of Fraction, limitless in scope and entirely open-ended from every perceivable angle.

“And good lord, Gabriel Bá is basically perfect.” –Matthew Meylikhov, Multiversity Comics

10 Oct 17:00

FHRITP Tattoo

by admin
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well he is great fun at the pool

16 Oct 02:12

Luke Cage & Jessica Jones by Daniel Acuña

by brianbendis
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jessica jones is an awesome character btw



Luke Cage & Jessica Jones by Daniel Acuña