Tuesday, August 29, 2006

MY NAME IS D-NICE BUT ALL THE GIRLS CALL ME DEREK!




Bigups to SWD (SMALLWHITEDRAGON) Check his BLOG. It's cracked out.


TR808!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Call me Adam!

So Saturday, Ghettomanga and I were talking to this comics dude we know named Mark Walters. He puts on local comic and sci fi shows. Anyway, we got to talking about old cartoons and Merry Melodies came up and how they used to do the cartoons.

Mark: You guys ever see that Bugs bunny cartoon with that Jasper character (the black version of Elmer Fudd)
BSteelo: Naw, but I bet it's on Youtube.



Ghettomanga, I'll get the screen capture, you get the t shirt, and I'll talk to Jeff about the transfer.
At least they gave my man the steel! I've never seen such a versatile and powerful hunting armament.

Plastic Man Pilot



Apparently there's a new plastic man pilot. Surprisingly there's not much involvment from Kyle Baker, the creator for the most recent comic (and eisner award winning) run on the character. Maybe he was there for storyboards or something. Either way, you can see that and the John K. (Ren & Stimpy) cartoon influence. This one seems like it could go the way on Freakazoid!


Plasticman!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

33 in the year of the 06 on the 24th of the 8th month. All having to do with prime "3". I'm due. Do the math kid!

Other people that share this date of birth:

Dave Chapelle (also 33. ironic that I rock the Chapelle shirt today)
Rupert Grint (that red haired kid on them Harry Potter movies)
Reggie Miller

The balance.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I make waves aka (junk 3)



Element in a shirt design I'm working on.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Junk2

They messed around and gave us sketchbooks to do our thumbnails in at work....the fools.



Prelim rough sketch for something larger

Monday, August 14, 2006

LYRICS!

Big ups to J Steel

WU TANG WU TANG ONYYYYXXX!!!

My man told me about this video. I never caught it. Now I wish I did

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New Director of Halo.

Neill Blomkamp
I've been checking this guys stuff out for a little bit. I like how he integrates realism and the fantastic. It's much like my favorite directors Fincher and Cunningham



More short films and a commercial reel:

TempBot on Transbuddha
Alive in Joburg
Blomkamp Reel

And on the side, a really trippy 3d design house:
1st Ave. Machine

Monday, August 07, 2006

Rant #1: "I be textin my aaasss off"- Ed Wunsler III

Ok so check this article:

FIRED!

First off: That's pretty gangsta to do.
Second: She's 21. She'll be aight.

But that's not my issue, my issue becomes, how serious should I take all this IM/MYSPACE/EMAIL shit these days anyway?
Before you start saying "awww shit khalid is on this "back in my day hip hop was real" type shit again" understand this: I really want to know. I recall not too long ago someone getting irrate with me for me not putting them in my "Top 8" on My Space even though I felt we were cool on a personal level enough that it didn't matter. I remember not having my IM on and my dad asking where I've been.

Steelo: "What do you mean where have I been?"
Older Steelo: "You haven't been available"
Steelo: "Nigga I got a phone too."

And then there's the whole online relationship. That one seems to get tricky for me. I've had genuine feelings for someone I met online and still do, but I often wonder how real even that was. I mean seriously, I wasn't there so how could it have lasted and why did I believe it would? But I can't deny the strength of my feelings.

So I'm asking: How serious am I supposed to be about this? Should I have a ranking system?

Steelo thought process:

Dating:
"Ok, so if I meet this chick face to face after at least 35 digital communications it's friendship. After 70 we're dating, after 120 I should be reciting wedding vows"

Friendship:
"If I contact this person more than twice a day through email we're good friends. If I actually meet the person we'll damn near be the odd couple"

Am I supposed to treat my response or lack of response as genuine human interaction as opposed to something face to face? I'll be the first to tell you I type my ass off (Blog case in point). Mostly because I can get my complete ideas out without interuption or someone listening enough just to rebutal and grasp that ever elusive verbal airspace. It's like a battle or sermon instead of a discussion sometimes. And seeing as how when I speak I try to choose my words carefully (think before I speak, how novel) I don't respond as lightining quick as some of my colleagues. So ideas get lost and people ask me,"why are you so quiet all the time?"

I suppose long story short: I need to get out more and interact. People's feelings aren't as catastrophic as I percieve them. I'm sure I'll learn how to manipulate conversation with the best of them sooner or later when I do. Ultimately, regardless of how I choose to communicate, if the intended recipient understands me enough to know my intent, then I suppose that's all that matters.

Besides it's all nigga technology anyway*

(*See The Boondocks)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Damn. I dig cartoons.

CASE OF THE HUMANS!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Oh No

Yeah I know what I said was gonna be next, but this is tight.



Stonesthrow artist "Oh No" Drops his newest album on August 8: Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms

His first album "The Disrupt" I dug but it was standard hip hop fare. I'm biased with him though. I give him the benefit of the doubt because his brother is Madlib. That said, his production has been known to be on hit.

Props.

Renaissance & TMNT

Renaissance:



It looks good, but there's something about computer animated actors. Few have gotten the exact human thing correct. Square Soft comes close, but they still look like puppets or super models that can't act.

I stand by Incredibles and Golem. Although exaggerated, they look more human in their actions.
However, this movie has a nice scope.

Renaissance

TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:



Eh. It's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But now with Kung Fu Grip.

TMNT

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San Diego Con Day 2
Hip hop poster (rough design)
and possibly "The Return of..."