8/30/15

My Friends Are Djs #22 - Let It Boom

For this one and due to lack of time to due stuff non-comic related.....I just went right to the point and the artistic route. Whatever is your music....whether its the kind of music you make or the music you love....make it boom with joy and love.


8/23/15

My Friends Are Djs #21 - Feed Feuds

Even if you're a dj or not....don't make your feuds public for all to see whether its on social media or live action in public, its not pretty....you might not mean those words so better make them private if you feel the need to vent. Especially in this day and age of social media and digital tech....this kind of stuff seems to happen more in real time. This feed is not based on any real life dj-social media feuds in particular but rather a general-non fictional example of a "childish" feud made public, in respect to real djs. The Rocket Twins were chosen to show some inter brother dynamics between them.


8/16/15

My Friends Are Djs #20 - Sleepytime

This short is dedicated to all the djs that can literally sleep anyway and in any position possible. I also got the idea after hearing about how many lack of sleep stories with djs that I thought...hmmm sleep must be very precious to them. At first, it was just going to be Breezey and the Tv Heads in this shot...then I found out about Martin Garrix's special talent of "sleeping"...which is just about anywhere so I thought.."oh this is too tempting"...draws in Bitz in a weird sleeping pose then added the Rocket Twins to fill in space. Actually its kind of a cute shot....enjoy


8/9/15

My Friends Are Djs #19 - Tomorrow

Hehe this panel's gag came about from I joke I made on the spot and tweeted to a few Dutch Djs, which made them laugh, when they played at Tomorrow....so you're playing tomorrow which is today or tomorrow tomorrow....kind of inspired by the old "whose on first" gag. Note one of the biggest music festival in the world is called Tomorrowland!

In addition we have a new character to the cast...Meet Telu-Rica, the reporter. If you didn't guess from her appearance, she's Ethereal's twin sister but completely opposite in personality. Telu (as she's known for short) is outgoing, "showy" and talkative but completely loyal to her sister and can "data-mine" her interviewees with a smile, and an ace reporter with her own modest sized, musical news outlet "Telu-Spot". She is also can knock out nearby communications systems temporary with her presence while keeping her "stuff" running via strange but fragile Neptunian biology and a master hacker. Behind closed doors, she's one of the top alien-black market data-brokers offering her services in exchange for "payment" or her sister forcing her to do a "favor". Her data "wealth" and skills makes her a force to be reckon with despite the fragile biology of Neptunians.

Design wise like her twin sister Ethereal...Telu-Rica is based off a sea angel, a type of sea slug which really does look like that minus the alien, green colour. The green colouration was chosen to create contrast with her sister along with actually having a visible mouth to speak with. Telu's name is a word pun-corruption of the term "Telluric Currents" which are electrical currents that travel underground through the earth or sea..fitting for a data broker who resembles a sea creature and to create further contrast from Ethereal's "Airy" name.


8/2/15

My Friends Are Djs #18 - Dreams and Nightmares


In this panel Ethereal is remembering a painful memory...we get to know a tiny bit of Ethereal's history which is the monster that caused the fall of her home world....meet Lucid the Hallucinatory Fiend (or the Downfaller of Neptune). It is the same species as Scourage (Click here for more info --> HERE ) except Lucid is lazy, and a sloth. Lucid emits a gas which cause very vivid hallucinations of intense, surreal dreams which over time becomes a real nightmare. Illusions get more vivid-wild as time passes on. Lucid will eventually make its full body debut. Design wise, Lucid is based off sea cucumber and sea slugs for that grotesques/monstrous yet wild feel.The concept inspiration for Lucid came in response and as warning against hallucinatory drugs and overt romanticism of "dreams"/fairy tales motifs/concepts within dance music culture....every dream has its nightmares along side.

PS I have never taken drugs...and I know and seen what they can do.

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7/26/15

My Friends Are Djs #17 - How to Mash

As an affectionate jab and joking around with my pals (big shout out to them) who are the masters of mash ups I made this and kept it straight to the point. In the music world a mash up is when two or more tracks are taken and mashed into one. For this piece I kind of went that route....really I just went crazy-random and ended up with some post modern-patch work...thing! Hehe this was a fun short to draw hehe.


7/25/15

Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions in Vancouver

Well....a night with the VSO and Pokemon was wow magical and amazing. This is my 3rd videog ame related concert at the Orpheum but my first all "one game" concert....Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions.

Wow where to start other then it was an amazing and once in a life time experience for any pokemon trainer to experience and a very unique symphonic concert experience in general, Pokemon trainers came and some were decked out in Poke-Cosplays including me decked out in my flaming red-white Talonflame clubbing cosplay and raggedy Kyogre plushie in hand. Pretty amazing cosplays that showed up including the subway masters of Unova, and plenty of cute Pokemon Gijinkas spanning different types. Hmm no merchandise booth hmm. I was lucky enough to get front row seats, and wow I get to see all the stage action (thats a really big bass cello in front of me) including the musicians warming and tuning their instruments.

As for the concert itself, wow first it started with rounds of "who's that pokemon?" as the audience took their seats. Then the conductor herself takes her place and you hear the familiar call of....PIKACHU!!!! The repertoire starts off at the begining at the little town called Pallet Town then roaming our way through time to end in Kalos. Wow I say it was awesome to hear the era "8-bit" sounds translated into symphonic sounds. My favorite segments were the opening numbers starting out in Pallet Town, Ecruteak Town (I have been to the real life Ecruteak Town, Kyoto so this brought back memories),
Kyogre's theme (yep my Kyogre plushie seemed happy at this part), and the heartstrings pulls of the trip through Kalos. The official finale had electronica sounds mixed in and my heart and the conductor went into overdrive with passion. I wish they included my favorite song in the Pokemon World...Lugia's Song aka "Legend Comes to Life". It would have sounded beautiful with a symphony. Of course you to have an encore...and what? A massive sing-a-long of the original Pokemon theme! Plus a tribute to the recently deceased Iwata-San.

It was beautiful to see in the opening number all the opening titles for all the games starting from RBY to XY flying in order on the big screen and plus the visuals included game segments from respective games playing along side the corresponding tunes. Visuals were just great. In addition to gameplay elements there were graphical visuals of scenary to represent each region in the Pokemon World. For example, since most of the Pokemon World is based off prefectures in Japan...some of the landscape shots vaguely looked like the Japanese countryside while the trip through Kalos looked like France...Kalos being based on France.

In the end....this long time Pokemon trainer had one very magical experience with alot of fewllow Pokmon Trainers in the audience. I saw Cheers!

For more info on Pokemon and joining the local Circuit.
Official Pokemon Website - www.pokemon.com
The Local Fan Site - www.pokemonbc.com
The Local VGC Fan Site - www.nuggetbridge.com