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2-4-08

2-4-08

Day 542 of 365 More.

It’s been quite a while since I did a superhero pic. I didn’t have a good idea for today, I figured it was a good day to bust out the old photoshop skills. Maybe I should do a tutorial about this kinda thing some day on the 365 Podcast. Of course that would be huge. *sigh* Anyway, this weeks is up on the 365 Days podcast website. (iTunes). Check it out.

So anyway, I happened to be wearing this shirt today, and that made the choice of superhero for this picture obvious. Of course, 90% of the people who view this pic won’t know what it means. And of the 10% that do, probably 90% of them will be wrong. But for the 1 in 100 who do get it, they’re gonna think its damn cool.

So anyway, the hero defined. I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. Defining who I am. I think I said a while back that I’m finally at a point in my life where I feel confident calling myself an artist. But now I’ve got this ongoing depression that I can’t really push that. I work all day and stay up all hours of the night working on my artwork (on average I probably sleep around 4 hours). Consequently, I’m just exhausted all the time. This really has to stop. Really, what this means is that sooner or later I’ve got to get out of working so that I have time to work.

I have this dream that I one day buy a bar and open my own little club. During the day it would be kinda an artsy student hangout where people like me, but actually in their twenties (I’m eternally in my twenties) would come and hang out and writer, smoke, draw, drink and generally just be beatniks. By night it’d get a little more hopping and I’d have a nice little night club with bands and gogo dancers. In my dreams its a lot like Coyote Ugly. Once a month, we’d have a huge theme party. In August it would be Jammy Jam. And for once in my life I might actually be happy for more than fifteen minutes on a stretch.

Then I remember that I’m poor and have really bad credit. But there’s a bar for lease not far from here that would be perfect. *sigh* Someone want to be my partner and front me a couple hundred thousand dollars? I’ll give you a really cool glowing lightning bat.

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20 comments for “2-4-08

  1. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 12:34 am

    I think Matt Wagner would LOVE this 🙂

  2. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 12:35 am

    @ElDave: heh… thanks. And welcome to the 1%

  3. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 2:23 am

    F-cking AWESOME!

  4. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Also yes, this is Mage right?

  5. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 5:20 am

    *clap clap clap clap*

  6. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Great work Mav!!!


    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  7. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 8:35 am

    this a mag(e)ic pic 🙂 love the lightning effects

  8. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 9:11 am

    You need to get one of your model girlfriends decked out in the GRENDEL outfit. And then you can fight…

  9. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I’m pretty sure it means your lightsaber has been experiencing electrical malfunctions.

    They’ve got pills for that now.

  10. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Niiiiicce! I guess you’re right, we were both in a creative mood last night! Excellent effects render!

  11. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    ROCK SOLID brutha man…. loved that comic when i was a kid….


    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  12. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Nice Work my friend & "CONGRADS" on making EXPLORE :))

  13. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Congrats on the explore!

  14. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Well, you KNOW I’m in the percentage that doesn’t have a clue! But I think it’s super cool anyway!

  15. avatar
    February 5, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    @Jack Scoresby: thanks and yeah.

    @MegaBee: *bow*

    @macaddict: thank you.

    @☼ Helder: thanks. I probably overdid it a bit, but it was a silly idea from the jump.

    @akiramich: and that would be getting waaaay obscure. i don’t think any of my "model girfriends" even know who Grendel is, and getting the costume is a little harder than getting the Matchstick t-shirt, which i already had.

    @Wooble: See, I never actually do lightsaber pictures. I just do a lot of stuff that people think sorta kinda looks like lightsabers.

    @Stephen Poff: actually, I wasn’t even. I was in kinda a blah mood. And yet this came out. My brain works weird.

    @espressoDOM: yeah, its a good one.

    @_ØяAcLә_: thank you

    @macaddict: thanks again.

    @lrayholly: well, I was hoping it was just cool looking even for people who didn’t "get it"

  16. avatar
    February 7, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I think maybe you should write a comic book for yourself after you are finished with the Tarot cards.

  17. avatar
    February 7, 2008 at 10:57 am

    You can whiten those teeth, you know. They have stuff for that.

  18. avatar
    February 7, 2008 at 10:59 am

    @sassyshannon999: I did want to be a comic book artist when I was a kid. That’s how I got into art in the first place. And what’s wrong with my teeth? Chicks don’t dig green?

  19. avatar
    February 8, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I must tell you. This is awesome. I saw it and thought, "Wow! Wagner!"

    I’ve never read this comic, but some of my friends love it. Great work. Keep chasing those dreams.

  20. avatar
    February 9, 2008 at 9:46 am

    @apeology: Thank you.

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