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  • Listening to: Awesome Mix Volume 1
  • Reading: The Grail Kings
  • Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Playing: DC Universe On-Line
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
So, as I do my once-in-a-blue-freakin'-moon perusal of my now decade-old DA account... I decided I need to spring clean this freakin' thing. There's way too much old OLD art on here. Time to archive that shit.
  • Listening to: Bad Religion
  • Reading: The Goetia
  • Watching: Chopped
  • Playing: DC Universe On-Line
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
I'm running fan art contests at both of my comics for the Holidays!

For The Path thepathcomic.olddyingkitty.com… , the Grand Prize is original art, pins, free digital comics and being featured in a future print issue (EVERYONE who enters gets a pin)!

For Bastard Who olddyingkitty.com/BastardWho/?… , the Grand Prize is original art from the comic, a free print, and being featured in a future print issue!

Click on the links for more details!
  • Listening to: Bad Religion
  • Reading: The Goetia
  • Watching: Chopped
  • Playing: DC Universe On-Line
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
So...thought I wasn't going to be coming down for this one...but that's changed! Last minute!
So I'll be in the Artist Alley with my usual group of ne'er do wells!
Currently scrambling to get some prints and new sketch cards done for the show! Scrambling like a LOON.

Soon as I know the table# I'll post it.
  • Listening to: Bad Religion
  • Reading: contracts
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Minecraft (Damn you, Joey)
  • Eating: a strawberry Pop-Tart
  • Drinking: tea
24-Hour Comics Day is an event held around the world which challenges writers and artists to create a full 24-page comic in 24 consecutive hours. Thousands of artists take the 24-Hour Comics Day Challenge every year!

Last year, I hosted the event at Pulp Fiction, and Mike (the owner) has been gracious enough to offer up his shop AGAIN for a 24hr Comic Book Day event (he clearly didn't learn his lesson last time)! Last year's event went pretty well. Everyone had fun and was VERY respectful of the shop, and we're hoping for a similar turn-out this year despite the late start! Like last year, we'll go from noon-to-noon and see how many of us can finish a complete 24pg comic in the allotted time!

Like last year, we'll be linked up via webcam/Skype with the guys over at the Toonseum in Pittsburgh, and we'll have a public "hangout" set up through Google+ for everyone to check in and chat while we artists try to stay awake. Just click on the link below to go to the FB Event page to RSVP and get all the details! If you're in the LA/LB area and looking for a place to squat and get in on the 24 Hour Comics Day fun, come on by! The vent is open to anyone and, as long as there are seats left, anyone can join in!

FB Event Page: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid…

Address:
Pulp Fiction
1742 Clark Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815

Start: 12:00pm Saturday, Oct. 1st
End:  12:00pm Sunday, Oct. 2nd

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: riot.james (at) gmail.com
  • Listening to: Mumford and Sons
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Haven't played a game in ages
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: lemonade
So, when I let slip last month that I lost my means of gainful employment, my readers really stepped up and started buying stuff and ordering commissions off my website...which not only helped, but provided some much-needed moral support, for which I'm very grateful. A few of you here on DA have shown interest in me doing the same here, so I figured I'd give it a go.

2.5"x3.5" Bristol Sketch Card, full color: $5
5"x7" Bristol Sketch Card, full color: $10
Everything ships out protected. These sizes fit into envelopes I can just throw a stamp on, so no shipping cost.
Bigger than these, I'm sure we can work something out.

It's not a "One character costs..." thing. Whatever you want and think I can cram into one of these cards goes. It's always more fun that way...the shit I wind up drawing at conventions is a ridiculous amount of fun this way. These are also the prices I have at conventions.

Also, if anyone's going to be at SpringCon this weekend in Minnesota, I'll be there as well. Doing commissions and all that fun stuff with my buddies from Nightgig Studios. As soon as I know the table #, I'll throw it up here.

-Riot!
  • Listening to: Bad Religion (as per usual)
  • Reading: Nesting (Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola)
  • Watching: Top Gear marathon on BBC America
  • Playing: Um...TF2
  • Eating: cheez-its
  • Drinking: juice
Hello, hello!
So, as my last journal entry proclaimed, I got engaged over the holidays! As we have spent the last month attempting to plan the coming nuptials, a realization dawned on us: neither of our families are in any position to help us.

Yes, I am paying for my wedding myself.

That's where you guys come in!
You can help me win $500 towards my wedding by doing the simplest of things: clicking a Facebook "like" button.
My comic has made it to the final round of Wevolt.com's "Weekly Webcomic Rumble" and, if I win, I get $500! $500 is a nice chunk of change towards our wedding expenses. Also, I wouldn't mind winning the first contest on a site that I've been a part of since it's inception.

All you have to do is go to my webcomic, The Path www.wevolt.com/The_Path/ and click the Facebook "Like" button under the latest page of the comic! Easy! Ideally, if you could do this M-F, that would be even better!

Thanks ahead of time for any help! Tell your friends!
  • Listening to: Bad Religion (as per usual)
  • Reading: Shit My Dad Says
  • Watching: A Christmas Story (all 24hrs of it)
  • Playing: Um...TF2
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: juice
So...I got a fiancee for Christmas. What'd you guys get?
  • Listening to: Bad Religion (as per usual)
  • Reading: Shit My Dad Says
  • Watching: A Christmas Story (all 24hrs of it)
  • Playing: Um...TF2
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: juice
So...I got a fiancee for Christmas. What'd you guys get?
  • Listening to: Bad Religion (as per usual)
  • Reading: The Pro (again)
  • Watching: Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
  • Playing: Um...TF2
  • Eating: A sandvich
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
Well, how the HELL are ya, DeviantArt?

Yeah, I don't have much more than that. I know, I know, I never post anymore. I never call. I don't send your flowers and candy like I used to.

Well, quite frankly, if you'd pretty yourself up every once in a while and stop randomly deleting deviations out of my gallery I might swing by every once in a while. Maybe even take you out. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, you just sit on the couch eating Bon-bons and crying about your thighs!

But, yeah. I have a lot of people getting on my case for never updating over here anymore. It'd be great if I could blame the environment, Obama, or even transfats...but it's really just that I am that spectacular blend of lazy and busy that keeps me away. I'll try to get better. Probably.

In other news, two conventions in two weeks! Boy, is my liver tired! We had Long Beach Comic Con, followed up by Austin Comic Con this past weekend! Austin was, of course, awesome. I never have a bad time in Texas, and will go back to Austin ANY TIME! Seriously. Are you from Austin? Ask me to come down and I will. I freaking loved it there. I did upwards of 100 sketches for people, 10 5x7 full color drawings, and 8 18x5 full color drawings. It was a ton of fun, and everyone at the con was great. Everyone from the venue staff to the volunteers couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Everyone involved in running the Artist Alley was insanely nice. Everyone I met IN the Artist Alley (the few times I got to get up from my table) was pretty damned cool. Bonus points for actually turning a profit at this one, too. Nothing like going home with a little cash after expenses are tallied up!

The only downside to the entire convention? Adam West's signature costs freaking $60!

So, yeah, I'll be seeing you again in march, Austin. Unless I suddenly find myself able to make it down for the con in January...but that's pushing my luck.
  • Listening to: Ookla the Mok
  • Reading: Seige (I don't care, it's fucking awesome)
  • Watching: The Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Dark Void (The Rocketeer...innnn spaaaaaaace)
  • Eating: A salad
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew (thus negating the salad)
I'm not dead, only dreaming. Honest.

Actually, I've just been Uber-busy. With a capital "U".

Unfortunately, 90% of it's been with freelance work and not fun comic book stuff, or comic book stuff that isn't so much fun, or the current rebuilding of my website since the powers-that-be(the nice people at Outland Entertainment with whom I have a contract) have subtely hinted that it needs to be redone... a sentiment to which I wholeheartedly agree.

I am also currently working on continuitilizationizing(totally a real word) all three "The Path" titles into one amalglamated monster. The mobile comics (to be released this summer for you lucky iphone/smartphone users) will remain seperate website-wise, but will actually be canon as they'll explain certain things that there just isn't TIME to 'splain in the comic and help tie up loose ends...so they'll be worth reading!

Can I also get a big round of applause for my good (and very patient)friend :iconjojo-seames: (God, it's been so long, I hope that's still how you do icons) who did an AWESOME story for The Path LAST YEAR and has only in the last few minutes received payment? Totally my fault, Jojo. I clearly cannot be put in any kind of position requiring responsibility.

I should post some art here one of these days too, huh?
What the fuck is up with deviations from 5 years ago that only barely show boobies suddenly getting deleted for being "pornography"? Is DA still Sarah-Palin's-baby retarded about that?


I miss you, Ares. You were the best god of war ever.
-Riot!
  • Listening to: AC/DC
  • Reading: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Watching: Leverage
  • Playing: Who has the time?
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: water
So, I'm doing Long Beach Comic Con the first weekend of October, and I wanted to try something new.

The second day of the con, Oct. 3rd, just happens to be the same day as "24hr Comic Day", in which small press and indie comic creators get together in one place and each tries to crank out a full comic story in 24 hours. It's a really cool concept that I only ever seem to hear about happening in Pennsylvania through my buddy Barry. If I wasn't so far away, I'd probably wind up taking the trip there to take part. But I am, so I can't.

Well, I'm thinking of honoring the incredibly fun spirit of this venture and doing it myself AT THE CONVENTION. Except, instead of 24 hours, I'll only have about 8. So, I'll be at my table, letting other people sell my wares, and spend the entire day cranking out pages for a comic book story there on the spot. Each completed page will be placed in a portfolio right there on the table and people can come by and read the story in progress.

So, the convention if October 2-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center in...well...Long Beach, CA. I'll be at my table in the artist alley plugging away at pages all day Saturday, so come by and say hi! Or just come by to see if I even come close to finishing! Either way, it'll be interesting!

I may do the same thing the following weekend at Baltimore Comic Con if it goes well/is fun.
  • Reading: Dark Avengers
  • Watching: Dateline NBC
  • Playing: LEFT 4 DEAD, BITCHES!
  • Eating: hamburger
  • Drinking: water
SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 movies on this list. Copy this list, go to your own journal, and paste. Then, put x's next to the movies you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun!

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
(X) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total: 9

(X) The Princess Bride
(X) AnchorMan
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
(x) Saw
(x) Saw II
(x) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 19

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(X) Scary Movie 2
(X) Scary Movie 3
(x) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
(X) American Pie 2
(X) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 29

(X) Harry Potter 1
( ) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
(x) Resident Evil 1
(x) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 35

(X) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
(x) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots
Total so far: 43

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(x) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
(x) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(X) King Kong
Total so far: 49

(X) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
(X) Final Destination 2
(x) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
(X) The Ring
(x) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
(X) Flubber
Total so far: 59

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
(x) Ghost Ship
(x) From Hell
(X) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 66

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child's Play
(x) Seed of Chucky
(x) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
(X) Just Married
(x) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
(x) Coach Carter
(x) The Grudge
(x) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 80

(X) Bad Boys
(X) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
(x) Lucky Number Sleven
(X) Ocean's Eleven
( ) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
(x) Predator I
(x) Predator II
(x) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
(X) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(x) Curious George
Total so far: 92

(X) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
(x) A Bronx Tale
(X) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 102

( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
(x) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China (all time favorite movie)
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 112

(X) X-Men
(X) X2
(X) X-3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
(x) Jeepers Creepers
(x) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
(x) Reign of Fire
(x) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total so far: 127

(x) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
(x) Old School
( ) The Notebook
(x) K-Pax
(x) Krippendorf's Tribe
(X) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castle
(x) Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old-virgin
Total so far: 135

(X) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 141


(x) BASEketball
(x) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
(x) House of 1000 Corpses
(x) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
(x) Highlander
(x) Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 149

( ) The Jacket
(x) Kung Fu Hustle
(x) Shaolin Soccer
(x) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(x) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 156

( ) High Tension
(x) Club Dread
(x) Hulk
(x) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicle Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
(x) Orgazmo
(x) Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
Total so far: 165

(X) Kill Bill vol 1
(X) Kill Bill vol 2
(X) Mortal Kombat
(x) Wolf Creek
(x) Kingdom of Heaven
(x) the Hills Have Eyes
(x) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
(x) The Last House on the Left
(x) Re-Animator
(X) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 175

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
(x) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 182

(X) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
(x) The Matrix Revolution
(X) Animatrix
(x) Evil Dead
(x) Evil Dead 2
(X) Team America: World Police
(X) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Hannibal
Total so far: 192

Wow.
  • Listening to: Bad Religion: Requiem for Dissent
  • Reading: Dark Avengers
  • Watching: Outer Limits
  • Playing: LEFT 4 DEAD, BITCHES!
  • Eating: granola bar
  • Drinking: red bull
A deviation on my account from, like, three years ago just got deleted for being "pornographic"? Who the fuck is that big a douchebag to report a three-year-old image that, quite frankly, I don't really remember all that well to begin with?

Are we going to have to go through this bullshit AGAIN, DA?

Well, now it's going to be a nekkid-drawing shitstorm. Simply because this has annoyed me.
  • Listening to: A Very Scary Solstice
  • Reading: JSA
  • Watching: 13th Warrior
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: snickers
  • Drinking: water
So, Bettie Page died.

My libido may never be the same.
  • Listening to: Girl named Sam
  • Reading: JSA
  • Watching: In The Mouth of Madness
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Gusher fruit snacks
  • Drinking: cranberry juice
I'm busy as hell!
  • Listening to: whatever it is my girl is playing on the cd player
  • Reading: JSA
  • Watching: Morel Orel
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Gusher fruit snacks
  • Drinking: cranberry juice
So, for those of you that read it, The Path is updating again, my website has undergone a facelift, and the filler story that was being posted at The Path has drawn to a close! Head on over to Old Dying Kitty Studio www.olddyingkitty.com and check everything out, damn it!

I said "damn it" at the end. So now you have to.

-Riot!
You should listen to them.

Because they're good.

That is all.
  • Listening to: The Darkest of Hillside Thickets
  • Reading: Hellboy: Oddest Jobs
  • Watching: CSI (The regular Las Vegas one)
  • Eating: sushi
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
So, for those of you who care...

The Path updated.
You can read it here: thepath.olddyingkitty.com
Or you can read it here: www.drunkduck.com/The_Path

MWF updates.

ALSO, The Darkest of The Hillside Thickets has expressed interest in doing a theme song for The Path! If you've never heard of The Thickets, you're an idiot and hate good music. They do heavily Lovecraft-themed rock and are one of my favorite bands. Go here: www.thickets.net/ to check them out!

Also, those of you in the Arlington area, come to Wizard World Texas! My Mediocre Militia (www.mediocremilitia.com) cohorts and I will be in the artist's alley selling comics, doing sketches, and generally engaging in mindless shenanigans! Come on by!

-Riot!
  • Listening to: Breaking Benjamin
  • Reading: Women of Darkness
  • Watching: Night Gallery
  • Playing: Hellboy: The Science of Evil
  • Eating: String Cheese
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
"WHERE THE FUCK HAVE YOU BEEN?!" Is something I've been hearing a lot of lately. Usually in frantic, angry tones on my voicemail, since I don't have internet.

Shit, was May REALLY the last time I posted anything here? Goddamn, time does fly when you're moving and have no internet with which to avail people of the knowledge that you are, in fact, moving.

So, I've moved. It was incredibly inconvenient, and the new neighborhood is less than favorable (despite a Taco Bell across the street), and it is a good hour away from anything I like to do and everyone I like to hang out with. WHY would I move, then, you may be asking? Well, because my roomies wanted to move and the notice they gave me was not sufficient to go find a place of my own with the meager savings I had left after a season of convention-hopping. Sure, they'd been talking about moving for a few months, but each time they spoke of it it was like a chain-smoker saying, "Yeah...this week I'm quitting." Every possible relocation was spoken like a pipe-dream and disappeared like a whisp of smoke so fast that I got to the point that I didn't think they were actually going to go through with it. I LIKED my old place. It took me two years to actually feel at home there. To surround myself with a few friends and a few bars that I enjoyed frequenting and settle into a decent pantomime of a productive life. NOW, when my girlfriend comes over, I have to leave my apartment complex to meet her where she parks and walk her in for fear of her being raped or mugged between the gate and my door. My now FOUR HOUR round trip commute to work isn't exactly a selling point for this new residence either. Nor are the creepy neighbors or the equally creepy staff of the complex. It's like I've stumbled upon a mexicanversion of Innsmouth (Go ahead, look it up. I'll wait.) and, while this prospect would normally be exciting to a Lovecraft fanatic like myself, it is less so when you're wondering if today is the day your fish-eyed neighbors make a move for your female friends when you're at work.

I don't know how long I'll be dealing with Casa Del Innmouth, though, as the little lady and I are talking about taking a giant leap towards wanting to murder eachother and move in together. Seeing as how between my place and hers we've pretty much been living together ANYWAYS, and we're sort of at the point where neither of us can sleep without the other around we're both pretty sold on the idea (even though another move may cause me to start hurling small children into the ocean). Plenty of other reasons, but we all know how I dislike talking in terms of hoo-mahn emotions and such.

For those of you waiting with bated breath for my opinion of Hellboy 2 (I'm looking at you, Havoks), I bloody loved it. I know there were a lot of nay-sayers and "Wah, it wasn't dark enough" or whatever, but I really liked it. The scene with Hellboy and Abe getting drunk and singing Barry Manilow ALONE was worth the ticket price.

By the time I get home from work, I SHOULD have 'net at the new place, so here's hoping. I sure would like to do things like post artwork here, and oh...I dunno...update my goddamn comic.

And that's that.
-Riot!
  • Listening to: The Darkest of Hillside Thickets
  • Reading: Zona
  • Watching: Some "documentary" on that white noise p
  • Playing: ...at knowing what I'm doing.
  • Eating: Nothing. I should get some dinner.
  • Drinking: see above
If you have not seen this movie yet, do so. You won't regret it.

I think it may be the most fun I've ever had watching a super-hero movie. I honestly enjoyed every single minute of it. Downey Jr. was PERFECT as Stark. The effects were awesome. The fights were cool. It was just a really good movie all around and I have no complaints.

What a great way to start the summer blockbuster season.

-Riot!