My Inktober 2018 Artwork


If you haven't heard of Inktober before here's the scoop. An artist named Jake Parker decided in 2009 to make a little challenge for himself to draw and ink everyday in the month of October and he encouraged others to join him. Here we are 9 years later and it's still going strong. Jake puts out what he calls a prompt list, a jumping off point if you will for inspiration of art each day. There is no right or wrong here, only art. So I have participated for a few years now.

I am finally getting around to scanning my own artwork and uploading it here. Below you will see my entries this year. I will update this as I scan more work.

1. Poisonous

I'm going to try to relate all of my pieces to my Grasspeople project, a fantasy adventure. I'll do my best to have a new one each day. This is a cute little scamp known as the stinger mouse. Be careful where you step.
2. Tranquil

This is the Terrace Falls, near Quadnoc, many miles away from the Grasslands.

3. Roasted

4. Spell

5. Chicken

The indigenous creatures known as the Cheks or Chicken Warriors were searching the black river banks for a small flower known for its healing power. There is safety in numbers because this is home to the Grizzivolous which are vicious hunters.

6. Drooling

Grizzivolous is hungry and hunting on the banks of the Black river.

7. Exhausted

Exhausted. Monks ongoing search for traces of his family led him nowhere. Thoroughly exhausted, he decided to nap in the grass fields not far from the Black river.

8. Star

As Monk fell into a deep sleep, he began dreaming under the stars about the simpler times of his youth.


More coming soon...

NEW YORK COMIC CON 2018 WAS BIGGER THAN LAST YEAR


This!

It was another amazing year at New York Comic Con! The artists finally get a proper set up after the convention center went through a renovation last year. With that said, there were so many new and exciting reveals. Follow along as I finally get to edit and update all the pictures from NYCC 2018.


One thing is certain, TV and Video Games dominated this years Con. There was an incredible turn out of TV networks like Netflix and HBO with a Game of Thrones pop up.


That didn't stop fans from doing what they do best! Cosplay, Comics and a massive amount of geek merchandising.


Jason, Jason everywhere...


Even on opening day, there is an intense amount of people attending this year.


Every year the Cosplay costumes get more and more detailed.


I've taken hundreds of photos this year, and I will continue to post them at the bottom of the page if you want to check back.




Venom everywhere...












Dauntless Fantasy Game Trailer


If you haven't seen Dauntless Fantasy Video Game yet check out the trailer below. Dauntless is an Open Beta game at the moment which you can download and play for free. So far the artwork looks good and it could be a fun fantasy exploration game.





42,000 year old earth worm revived from permafrost


The roundworms from two areas of Siberia came back to life in Petri dishes, says a new scientific study.

‘We have obtained the first data demonstrating the capability of multicellular organisms for longterm cryobiosis in permafrost deposits of the Arctic,’ states a report from Russian scientists from four institutions in collaboration with Princetown University.

Some 300 prehistoric worms were analysed - and two ‘were shown to contain viable nematodes’.

‘After being defrosted, the nematodes showed signs of life,’ said a report today from Yakutia, the area where the worms were found.

‘They started moving and eating.’ The video below shows the area where they were discovered in Siberia.




J.R.R. Tokien's New Book and Exhibition

Detail from Conversation with Smaug, July 1937. Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 30. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937 Image: Bodleian Library

Bodleian presents once-in-a-generation exploration of J.R.R.Tolkien's vast creative genius. Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries present the most extensive collection of materials related to J.R.R.Tolkien known to have been gathered together for public display since the 1950s.

The final design of The Hobbit dust jacket. Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 32. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937 Image: Bodleian Library

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald New Trailer


San Diego Comic Con always has something cool to show. This year is no different with the release of the full trailer for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald.


If you are a Fantastic Beasts or a Harry Potter Fan, this movie has everything you are looking for. During a panel after the screening of the trailer; Young Dumbledore, Jude Law, also chimed in, “The depths and darkness in this story are possibly the darkest this world has seen before.” Check out the trailer below.





First Issue of Prisoner of the Mind is FREE Today!


Day 3 of Non-Comic Con! which means FREE Comic books. The first issue of Prisoner of the Mind 1 is free to read. Click on the link below.


  Click here for Free comic books, Day Three! Non-Comic Con Relaxational Week!







NON-COMIC CON Starts Today!


STARTS TODAY! Free comics, creators, art and fun — five days packed with comic book fun without the hassle of attending a convention. No hotel, travel or ticket costs – free to those on the Aazurn Fan List! Sign up and enjoy. http://aazurn.com/

I will be offering one of my Free Comic Books this week. Check it out!


Human Evolution



This is a very interesting new theory about human evolution which I had to share.

In the 1980s, scientists learned that all humans living today are descended from a woman, dubbed “Mitochondrial Eve,” who lived in Africa between 150,000 to 200,000 years ago. This discovery, along with other evidence, suggested humans evolved from a single ancestral population is an interpretation that is not standing the test of time. The story of human evolution, as the latest research suggests, is more complicated than that.



Photo Credit: Middle Stone Age cultural artifacts from northern and southern Africa.Image: Eleanor Scerri/Francesco d’Errico/Christopher Henshilwood


Black Angel Movie is Coming!


Last year I posted a story about the infamous Black Angel Movie that has apparently been in the works for a long time. Here is the latest update. It looks like it will still be released sometime this year, and now the cast has added Rutger Hauer and John Rhys-Davies according to MovieWeb. 

Here's the synopsis:

Think Game of Thrones meets Valhalla Rising, Excalibur meets Lord of the Rings. A powerful tale of ancient Celtic magic and Nordic Paganism, it’ll be gritty, dirty and heroic – everything great fantasy should be. The story follows a knight as he journeys deep into the dark underworld with the daughter of a rival king, to meet the face of evil itself and fight the Black Angel in combat. Full of drama, action and heroism, pure light is pitted against eternal darkness and damnation. 

Check back for updates.