Saturday, July 12, 2014

Where have I been, and where am I going?

Little image from this comic. Felt it was appropriate

Okay, so, as you've noticed, I haven't been here for ooooh, about 6, going on 7 months now. Even as far as my regular hiatus' go, this has been the longest.

I'll just come out and say it: 2014 has kinda sucked. The first several months expecially has sucked for me, for people I know, it's sucked medically wise, stress wise, work wise and all kinds wises I didn't even know existed. So much so, that I haven't been able to focus on anything I've been wanting to really.

Then I went to New York for several days and had a freaking AMAZING time!

And then came back and had surgery. Joy. Equivalent exchange if there ever was.

Even a tiny post was originally planned, like, months ago. In the past month, I've FINALLY felt likeIi've been getting control over my life again, but I'm still not at a place where I can say I can finally get some finished work up. Or a new review. Right now I am working on a new direction for ArtSlug and The Sketch-log, Deviant Art and I'm still planing to start M.E.H. But right now...it's not a good time.

Don't worry, I'm fine now. I just gotta finish working through what I'm working through.

On the bright side, even if my main sites on are paused, I am now updating my twitter and facebook on a regular basis! It's not full articles, but that's where you can find my thoughts on comics, movies, review, news, etc.

Wow this post has been a downer. Please enjoy this hilarious video that I swear cheers me up every time I watch it:


Seeya soon guys,

Tegan Dumpleton, aka SlugLady28

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just checking in

Okay.

This is... honestly a journal to say hi. I've been offline from most stuff, as I've been trying to clean out my computer and have been failing miserably. Oh, and I've been writing and drawing. Nothing ready yet. After how my computer has been acting, I've been less inclined to stick more stuff on it. Like Photoshop. Oh crud. Photoshop. How I miss you.

Changes and new stuff are coming. Bare with me here as I continue to fight through technical difficulties

On the bright side: DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANIVERSARY! Will there be fanart here? Fudge ya! Eventually.

Sincerely,
Tegan Dumpleton

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween project is canceled. Probably.

I'm getting really sick of using this pic


Okay, so. Guess what? My computer has decided to crap out at me. Again. And I can figure out what the heck is happening this time. My video for Halloween will NOT save. And I won't be able to rewrite everything in time. Now, the little project was actually going to continue into November anyway, so if I manage to get things working, maaaaybe it'll happen. Or, maybe we'll have a Halloween in December thing. Or. Something. Guh.

This is why I hate machines...

If you get the reference, you get a cookie

So that means that my November plans I mentioned last time will continue as usual. I'll be posting the Con report and one or two extra things that have been on my mind. But other then that, November is my art month, so there's going to be a lot more content on Art Slug.

OH! And I WILL be posting some Halloween pictures later this week. Just wait till you see who I'm going as!

Seeya,
 Tegan Dumpleton aka SlugLady28

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Going West! Top 5 Western Comics


 
*thick cowboy accent* Welcome to the SketchLog, y'all! I'm SlugLady28 and today, I'm looking at one of my favorite genre's, the oooooolllld weeeeest! So Saddle up and Yeepee ki yaa—cough! Hack! Cough! *end of terrible accent*
 
Ugh, note to self. Do not try that again.
 
Gunslingers, Saloons, and lassos! Black Hats vs White hats! showdowns at sundown & train robberies! Lone Rangers, Men with No Names! I flippen love westerns! (Even if some of the stuff in them are complete embellishments created by western shows, dime novels and popular movies... What?)
 
So here's my question...
 
Why aren't westerns more popular?
 
Oh, sure, I've heard the typical reasons: The spaceman went up and the cowboy died. And the only people who like westerns these days are old people.
 
 
Ya, I don't buy it. People still like westerns. You can see it in modern television. Anyone that grew up with north American TV knows cowboy stories. Whether it was an homage, reference, parody or inspiration, just about every American cartoon has at least one old west episode.

 
 
 Most notably in those famous stand offs between the hero and the villain. Westerns are something we've all grown up with, even if we may not have realized it.

Beast Wars: Coming of the Fuzor's Part 2
 
Maybe Hollywood just hasn't figured out the right formula for a modern day western. Or maybe it's just not time yet. At this moment there are really aren't a lot of good modern day Westerns. And thanks to the absolute critical and financial failure of the Lone Ranger, it would take something AMAZING to start a Western fad right now.
 
Luckily, my area is comics and even if they aren't many movies, I've still have plenty of awesome Old West comics to feed my addiction. I've already talked and talked about All Star Western, the horror-themed-buddy-cop-Western with Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham, from DC comics, but what else is out there? Well today, I'm going to talk about my top five western comics!... Besides the one I just mentioned.

Warning: Some of these books are filled with gore and nudity, so NOT FOR KIDS!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Site News!

Hey all. So, as you can see, life is still taking up a large amount of my time. Between cons, starting a full time job and dental surgery (fun!), I've moved around a lot of plans I've had.

For the Sketch Log, I will be posting the western themed review this week. Unfortunately, due to my plans for Halloween, I won't be able to get my Edmonton Expo report out until November. So what am I doing for Halloween. Well... You'll know soon.

And for Art Slug, well, you may have noticed that ArtSlug hasn't had much lovin' lately. I didn't have time to do a Halloween Art Challenge for October. Sadly, work has been keeping me from doing a lot of personal work, other then a few sketches or title cards. So November will be used to help me get back into my art groove. I'm going to be reworking the site to make it a little more easier to find stuff, clean out stuff I don't like, and post some of the new stuff I've been working on. Including MEH!, which I will also be working on during November.

Aaaand I just collected a whole catalogue of reference from another kind of expo. So you may be seeing an old character of mine slithering around the ArtSlug site fairly soon...

Seeya,
 Tegan Dumpleton

Friday, September 20, 2013

Animethon 20 report! (sort of!)




Hello everyone! After, what, over a month since, I am FINALLY posting my con report!

And by "report", i actually mean "slide show" because I didn't actually get to go the whole weekend. Friday was spent at my work's vendor table, which was super fun! Saturday was spent at only a few panels. And... then got massivily sick on Sunday and couldn't go. Oy.

Luckily, I got to be a photo bug!! So, photo dump ahoy!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dear DC comics. I'm done.

 
 
Putting this out so fast, I didn't even make a new title card this time. Might stick one in later Warning: This one's kinda depressing at parts.