Archive for May, 2008

May 29, 2008
Posted @ 12:36 PM by Ananth in Rant | 24 Comments »

I got this link via Yuko who got it via Jess! These photos are stunning! Also not for the faint of heart.

Posted @ 12:50 AM by Ananth in Rant | 9 Comments »

The convention, not the rapper.

Like Hawk mentioned, we’ll be there all weekend, with merch and with our buddies like Mookie, Xero and Juno! See you there!

Posted @ 12:02 AM by Hawk in News | 23 Comments »

Sorry I wasn’t able to finish the comic. I came home tired from work and I had to do a lot of packing for the trip. I’m going to try to ink and color the comic over the weekend, if not, I’ll finish the comic when I get back.

Once again, if you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by at our table and say hello. We have two panels on Saturday. I’ll be doing a photoshop panel at 12pm and then at 2pm we have an Applegeeks Q & A panel. Hope to see you there.

May 26, 2008
Posted @ 11:55 PM by Hawk in Rant | 14 Comments »

Ananth and I will be at A-Kon this weekend. If you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by and say hello. We will have a limited number of Eve figurines with us. Also, I’ll be doing free AG sketches.

Mookie and Xero will also be there!

Posted @ 4:04 PM by Hawk in Rant | 31 Comments »

At age 14, Jess (also a talented writer) wrote an editorial for a newspaper about John Maddox, a WWII veteran that served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes.

When I first read it, I was really moved. Even though she wrote this 9 years ago, her piece still stands strong today.

With her permission I’m sharing it with you guys.

“He moved dirt.

He moved it back and forth from an old creek in Nashville, TN. Pushing a rusted wheelbarrow full of river dirt to his backyard. He was in the 28th Cavalry Recon, served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes. He died with over 200,000 in the bank, and yet he slept on a bed of bricks and plywood that a mattress balanced precariously on. There was no functioning plumbing in the house and no heater. No family to witness the honor of the five bronze stars on his chest, and no wife and children to come home to and forget the horror of war. Pvt. John W. Maddox lived a simple life, a voiceless veteran in a world that seems to scream if someone even steps on their toe.

I hold his Honorable Discharge papers in my hand and I wonder why we let such treasures slip through our fingers, no one would have even known he was in WWII had my grandfather not found these papers hidden in his tiny home. No one would have known the mental and physical sacrifice he made for his country and most of all, no one would’ve known that he died alone. John Maddox had no one and apparently nothing to live for except life itself and it would seem he was content with that.

So would someone out there inform me why we pay so much attention to mud-slinging and the high life of the rich and famous? During this election year, how could we possibly endorse two parties that clearly hate each other and will say anything and everything to discredit the honor of the other? This is America people, wake up – lets present ourselves like the honest good working people we are supposed to be. Let’s give credit to the workers and not to the ones who make the commands. Let’s stop being the laughing stock of the world, and keep the democracy we have worked so hard for not to fall to shame.

How about we wish to be like John Maddox, a veteran who was humble enough for over ten people, a veteran that never felt the need to brag about his accomplishments in the war or use them as some advantage over someone else. Why can’t we see how blessed we are?

-Jessica Watson”

May 25, 2008
Posted @ 11:59 PM by Hawk in Rant | 51 Comments »

After watching the new Spider-Man cartoon over the weekend, I was inspired to redraw Hawk and Eve as if they were from an animated series.

May 24, 2008

Yuko and her buddy Conrad both graduated college this weekend – congratulations guys! You kicked it apart!