5/22/17

My Friends Are Djs #109 - "I am Lasher"






Brainstormed more character poetry. Needlepoint Lasher is an interesting character to compose poems for....even though she is the most insane dj out of the entire cast (imagine if Dillon Francis or Deadmau5 were females) yet she has a sane-zen like side to her. She's professional dj, she has to be sane to some degree. Illustration is combination of water colour and pencil crayons.

5/15/17

My Friends Are Djs #108 - "Communication Complication"

Well during a brainstorming session....I was reflecting on social media's effects and how Telu is basically the persona of its pros and cons. So I'll just her speak for herself in verse.


5/1/17

My Friends Are Djs #107 - "The Vegas Job #0"


What is going on in Vegas? Whose is Black Joke and what has he stolen that would make the casino boss furious? Guess you have to wait for a few months, for the first story arc. Projected late summer.

4/24/17

My Friends Are Djs #106 - "Baa Block"





This was inspired by one concert....some girl was being an annoying bleep at the front, whipping her hair and whacking random people. Ja she was drunk most likely. So we have this drunk sheep blocking the stage with it's inflated wool while the bouncer Albatross is carrying a giant pair of shears. The fact she has those shears on hand means....she probably has done this many times. Picture was sketched in lighter then I wanted so tinkered around in the paint program to make it look better.

4/17/17

My Friends Are Djs #105 - "Across Worlds"


First of all yes, I know I misspelled "across" was just sketching around the really real idea....when you friends are djs it's good to have a strong connection social and communication wise especially the traveling-time issue nature of the dj life plus the fact they very much live faraway.

Didn't have anything super special in mind about Poco's and Breezey's rooms other then Breezey is an update of her room from a previous panel, sort of like another end of her room. Still stylized-minimalist interior design/decor but  with soothing colour motifs (The walls shifts through soothing colours alias an aurora. An Invention of her mom, Seagull) to suit/calm her unique, mildly-autistic nature. She even has a special cusion to sit on gifted from the Tv Heads (Poco has one too). Poco's room is a nailed together mess of sorts with a retro touch reflecting and the Italian+Martian flags up Poco's very old hackster/gadgeteer nature.

4/16/17

Prozzak in Vancouver 2017

Well the time-space fabric suffered a major rip, when Prozzak came to town as part of their "Forever 1999" Tour. Well as a rundown of who these guys are, Prozzak is a Canadian dance-pop with a touch of rock group from the 90's consisting of a pair of cartoons named Simon and Milo. Hugely popular especially here during the 90's. There are known for the tracks. "Omobolasire", "Sucks to Be You", and many more.

I loved these guys as a kid so I just had to go, knowing its a once in lifetime experience. This was the first time also I ever been to a concert where the headliner is not a friend/acquaintance of mine. So I was sort of nervous too. I wore my Yveltal the Pokemon outfit for this gig. Again I'm usually not the Pokemon of Death-Destruction but I thought it hilarious to wear at this concert. The horns were attracting stares, but I wasn't harassed or bothered by my outfit too much.


Well as usual, it was another insane and crazy hijink adventure with both it's good and bad points. First the bad. In the quickest nutshell and was expected no matter high tight security, etc was (and it was REALLY tight)....ok who is smoking weed in an INDOOR venue with fire sprinklers (thank goodness the fire alarms/sprinklers didn't go off), booze splashed on the dance floor (along WITH the glasses + bottles) and some got splashed on my shorts-leggings (thank goodness my body-paint wasn't hit), one girl got so drunk (and tiny bit suspected was on high) she was "aggressive pole dancing" with the railing near the stage, whacking random people (including me) as a result by accident. Thankfully a group of random people calmly confronted her to stop.

As for the good parts and it was awesome good! The opening acts were not bad, local female rock group with a violinist, not bad at all. Also saw my co-worker attending too..."What are you doing here?!" "What are YOU doing here?!" Hehehe. As for the main act....cue the opening story of Simon and Milo on the video screen, and the Milo and Simon heads inflating. Then.....BOOOM....the guys blaring "Strange Disease" at 11!!! Oh they can rock it good and still after how long!!! The guitar shredding...ooo la la awesome! The real musicians performed along side set dressings depicting their cartoon alter-egos.


Prozzak (real names Jay and James, Simon and Milo respectively) played their best old hits and in addition new stuff from their "Forever 1999" album. In comparison to the old stuff, the new stuff....yes you could very much tell it's Prozzak's dance-pop style yet it feels "updated" to modern tastes....it felt edgier and heavier in feel and tone. "Pussy Cat Pussy Cat" and "Hot" <-- (very nice solo on Milo's part with this track) would be the best examples I can think of. Out of all the new stuff, "Forever 1999" is my favorite track.....it's the Prozzak Dance-Pop style yet, it's a loving, upbeat tribute to those who grew up during the 90's. Well somewhere during the show, "Simon" comes over near the audience and looks at me, gesturing for the flag I was carrying with me. Then the flag got co-op for use during the show. Wow cool, I'm happy that happen, it's kind of like a part of me become part of the show. Don't worry I got my flag back after and lots of thanks to security guy who helped.

There's my flag!

Wow that one awesome night, and thank goodness it didn't insanely late, so I could take public transit back. I big time will not forget this night. Thank you Prozzak for one awesome show. A hole in the fabric of time was open in a very good way.



4/10/17

My Friends Are Djs #104 - "Back Home"


Just came up from a brainstorming session. For any dj, being at home is one of the best things in the world. The scenery used is the wharf in Steveston village which serves as the "Village District" home of a portion of the main characters in the comic universe.