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Journal Entry: Tue Jun 10, 2014, 1:26 PM


Sorry about the comic-less-ness. Now that school is done I've been catching up on all the projects and commissions I had to put off. I've got1 2 3/4 commissions done out of 3. So close!

While filling the master chief plushy commission I watched the last 4 seasons of Doctor Who in 2 1/2 weeks. That is a deadly dose. I keep getting the urge to pull out a sonic screw driver and point it at things. *whirrrrrrr* *click* Hmm....this book case is infected.

So, Now that I'm graduated and done with school forever!!!!!!  :happybounce: :squee: :happybounce: :squee: :happybounce: :squee:
Here is what is on my to do list as soon as this last commission is done.
Some more pages of Davy Jones Day Off and then just a whole bunch of comics of funny whatevers.

There you have it.

So Stay tuned ya'll.

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Native of Utah and a proud Latter Day Saint.
I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil, I was brought up by creative and inventive parents who always found ways to stimulate the growing minds of me and my brothers. I've been camping since I was a new born (seriously), I attended normal public schools where I wasn't the top of my class but passed fair enough.
When I turned eight years old my brother Mike gave me a book "how to draw cartoons" for my birthday and that was when I upgraded from stick figures. (I'll admit I use them on a regular basis still) I never actually had original characters. My entire life the main character of all my comics was me until the first movie of "Pirates of the Caribbean" came out. That was when I officially became a fan of something....that was like...eight or ninth grade. But as I obsessed over the witty character Jack Sparrow and the insanely awesome sound track, my style that had looked like a combination of "The Simpsons" and "Invader Zim" began to take on a more anatomically correct appearance, so in short my art style became Pirates. (I didn't know who Zim was until late high school-Yay for G.I.R.)
In the eight grade I sat frozen in my seat as I watched the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, it was after that day I began the intensive study of political cartoons. My history teacher gave us extra credit for bringing in clipped cartoons and so I was exposed the the hilarious and powerful messages that came with editorial cartoons. Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune became my main study as I learned how to deliver a complex issue humorously in a single image. Then in the ninth grade I was able to submit some of my own....*coff-horrible!* humble cartoons but little did I know it was literally the beginning of my professional path. Two years in high school was spent drawing 'two man comics' with my best buds forever YoyoBionicle, Wakerra, and others. Then came my senior year. I had nearly failed journalism because the article writing style eluded me horribly but I was literally drafted by Ms. Squires because of my hard learned ability to draw editorial cartoons.
BEST YEAR OF SCHOOL OF MY LIFE!
I spent most of my senior year sleeping on the couch in the newspaper room. I would wake up, draw a cartoon, then go back to sleep. It was awesome! 8D
That was where I won first in the State High School Editorial Cartoon category. It was a cartoon depicting the hot issue of the Terry Shivo controversy, it asked the question: "Right to Live or Right to Die?"
Then after high school nothing happened, I got the most miserable full time job on the planet and developed severe depression and anxiety. Then Wakerra e-mails me and was like, "Hey! Come join me on Deviantart.com"
Being the cautious and suspicious person that I am I joined with much reservation but once I got a taste of having an audience.....well, the rest is history....or in my gallery. Either way.

From that point I spent 5 years working on my Associate of Applied Science in Illustration, and now I've started on my Bachelors in Illustration. Wish me luck. Someday I hope to make movies.
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MasterPlanner101 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome.
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jswis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
PS
don't forget to read the credits below Orion Nebula
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jswis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Many thanks for adding Orion Nebula<font> to your collection COOOOL
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
XD you're welcome.
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