Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Winter blues...

"The cold never bothered me anyway."

A quote, said by no one...wait...what? Elsa? Frozen? What's that? An amazing incredible animated movie you say. Well let's take a look. 


Okay so let's go with, "wearing Iron Boots and layers upon layers of clothes is my idea of a good time". Pretty sure no one has said that...yet. And if that's you who is saying that, check your temperature. Seriously the winter can be fun and all, every now and then, in moderation mind you. But I am kind of over freezing my butt off at the bus station late at night waiting for one the buses to take me home. Call me weak if you will, I shall call you a Yeti. Or a Woompa. Whatever you like, you insane creature of the ice age. But I can really do without all of this, this cold and snow business. It's the kind of weather that makes me want to hibernate for the season, lord knows I've got enough games alone to keep me busy for atleast half a lifetime, if not more. And drawing and creating, well that's a no brainier for me. Comics, movies and music; I would be set. But alas, I am not a bear. Lucky bears. No, I've got grab my huge clunkers known as boots and zip up to go to work or to go out and see my friends and family. 

But snow and all, the show must go on. 

As it did this past Saturday at Comic Book Lounge. A good time was had by all of us from Spent Pencils, and it was great to catch up and chat with the other artist from the GTA, an amazing and talented bunch; Mike Rooth, Christoper Yao, Jason Loo, Sean Ward and The Joker Guy. It's an awesome feeling to be able to work in this world with you guys, we inspire one and other to keep pushing out the best and most unique kind of work in the country. Always a pleasure to get to see you gentlemen and catch up. And of course a big thank you to Kevin Boyd and all the staff at CBL for being amazing host. It's always a great time to go down to College street and see all the fantastic original comic book art on the wall, and the great collection of independent comics from all across the city. If you are ever in the area or looking for a new comic book store experience, give these a look for sure. 

That's all the time I've got for now, but I will be back later on today to let you know on two upcoming events this week and possibly drop a comic book review as well, going to be shooting a new episode of Time Well Spent and be recording a new podcast episode for the Twin Cast. If you still have yet to see these, I will place the links below, so please watch and subscribe, likes and comments are awesome as well. Thank you guys for your time, I will be back soon. Keep chasing the storm.


...and Cena Swing.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

How do I Post...

Hey y'all ChileanStorm here, back like a bat out of hell.

It's been awhile hasn't, not going to lie, I have been all over the place and well, I still am truthfully. These days I have been pretty organized with a lot of things in my life, so it's a little all over the place. I feel like my room or my apartment is a good indication of that; I got a mountain of laundry to do (but no change for the coins, go figure), coffee and beer in the fridge, a lot of books scattered all over the place. I need to get my stuff together, especially considering what's coming up this year, the tons of events that are happening with Spent Pencils and I am trying to change my current living conditions to be with a new room mate. And I've got a lot of debts that I need to clear as well, the money I am making is just enough, but I owe people some funds and that has got to be taken care of as soon as possible. But events and shows are starting, March Comic Con is going to be the first big comic book show of the season, a great way for all us artist to get our work out there and shown. I am really looking forward to it, a big cast of SP members will be on hand to represent, and from there we get the ball moving.

So what do I need to do?

Well plenty, but there's also what you can do as well. Now that I've got a computer here at home, and in my room, I am going to be going on Storm Watch on a daily, maybe twice maybe three times a day here and posting and updating y'all with the news in the Storm life. So let's get to it! I don't want to bore y'all with what I've been up to in the months, but needless to say without any shows or conventions in the winter, things have been pretty dead. That said, we learn how to coup and how to stay busy. I've got plenty of work to do on Glass Prison still, not sure when I am going to be able to give a window on that release. But I've got plenty of sketch covers that I've worked on in the mean time, which you can totally check out on my Instagram account, I try to update that as much as possible, so please go check it out and tell your friends. I am going to try and update my DeviantArt account as well, and try and post my work on here as well. What you guys, readers and followers can do for me, is spread the word of my work to everyone and all, and also please let me know if you are interested in ordering any of my work, prints or original sketch covers. Going to be setting up my shop soon, and I am ready to work and bust out some amazing work just for you guys.

Also thinking of making some cool and original free gifts for followers as well, something we can unite under, so you can represent for the ChileanStorm, cooking up ideas, but when they are ready I will let you guys know. And also a heads up for any fans of the YouTube game, over on the Maddsketch channel we are busting out a lot of new content, including the return of Time Well Spent, with my co-host twin, Toby Medeiros. And we also got a new podcast going on as well on his channel that you can check out, called the Twin Cast. I will be posting up links to these in the next blogs so they can get more direct attention, but please give them a watch and a listen, and let others know about our fantastic silly work.

Going to wrap this one up now, but not before I let you know that we will be on hand at the Comic Book Lounge this Saturday, to celebrate with friends and fans alike, we will be drawing and taking commissions all day, so if you are eager to get to see us and get some awesome artwork from us, don't hesitate to come on by. For more information, click the link right here and check the web page. Hope to see you guys this Saturday! 

Thank you everyone for sticking around with me and sorry again about the delay, will do my best to stay on top of this. Remember to follow me and Spent Pencils on all different media, like Twitter and Instagram, by following @ChileanStorm or by leaving a comment below here on Storm Watch. Always love to hear back from you, my Storm Clouds, so let me know what you want from me and I will see what I can do to deliver. Keep chasing the storm.