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!

 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...

 Tegan Dumpleton