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Jenna and the Fanclub from Planet Heart Throb by Blitzkrieg1701
Jenna and the Fanclub from Planet Heart Throb
So, I'm doing a new Far Out There sidestory, and this is the cover.  Turned out pretty neat, don't ya think? 

If you're curious just what the heck that title means, become my supporter on Patreon to see more (and a whole lot of OTHER things too!)  All it costs to have access to the comics is a mere One Dollar A Month!  You can afford that, right?…
Layla the Kid by Blitzkrieg1701
Layla the Kid
A Voting Incentive I did for my webcomic Far Out There a while back & felt like sharing

Obligatory link to Far Out There:

(Note: Despite what this image would imply, Far Out There is not a western.  At all.  Art is funny that way)
Patreon Pic by Blitzkrieg1701
Patreon Pic
Here's the banner/cover/thing I drew for my Patreon page, with all sort of characters from my various comics in the back.

Speaking of which, did I mention I'm on Patreon now?  'Cos I am!  I've got a Patreon going!  Don't you want to go to Patreon and pledge to give me money?  Sure you do!  You'll get lots of extra Far Out There and Conventional Wisdom comics WEEKS before anyone else sees them, and sometimes even have a say in what those comics will be!  You'll also be helping fund more trips to more conventions, meaning more Conventional Wisdom updates.  And best of all, YOU'LL BE GIVING ME MONEY!  You want to give me money, don't you?  Don't you?  Pretty please?…
IF I HAD ONE by Blitzkrieg1701
Hey, ever submit a panel to a convention to talk about the upcoming Digimon anime, only to discover afterwards that the anime wouldn't actually come out until several months after the convention?

Metro Gatomon Mayer by Blitzkrieg1701
Metro Gatomon Mayer
Hey, Bandai?  Toei?  When you get around to making the Digimon Tri movies, I got a logo for you!

(Filler comic from Conventional Wisdom conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves… )


Simon Ladd
United States
Current Residence: North Carolina
Favourite genre of music: Psychedelic, Indie, British Invasion
Personal Quote: "It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's what makes it cool"
So here's the deal, I basically never write Journal entries except to explain why I don't write journal entries.  If I know this thing is going to say the exact same thing for ages and ages, I might as well use it to make up for the OTHER thing I suck at: responding to personal messages and comments in a timely fashion (or at all).  Thus, here are my standard answers to all the standard questions/comments/requests I've gotten, right here whenever you need 'em!

Hey, that new picture you posted is really great!  I love it!

Hey, that new picture you posted really sucks.  I hate it.

Do you do requests/art trades/commissions?
Sadly, no.  I've tried in the past, but the blunt truth is that I SUCK at time management.  Just getting my own projects done on time is a constant struggle, let alone stuff that someone else asked for unexpectedly.  Every time I've tried, the requested stuff just doesn't get done, and that's bad.  Sure, I'd LIKE to do more stuff for other people, the added exposure would be terrific.  But there's lots of stuff I'd LIKE that just don't happen.  So, no requests or whatever.  Sorry.

Can I use your picture for _____?
Whatever it is, go for it!  I know some people get really uptight about others using their artwork in ways outside their control, but I'm not one of them.  (If I was, I wouldn't go posting my stuff all over the Internet to begin with)  I mean, I'd LIKE anybody who posts a picture of mine elsewhere to mention who originally drew it, but I won't loose any sleep if you don't.  Basically, as long as you're not slapping my art onto a sea of merchandising and making millions of dollars for yourself, I don't care... and if you think you're gonna make millions of MY crappy doodles, I just feel sorry for you.

Can I get some feedback on this thing I did?
Um... Could you ask somebody else?  I'm too much of a "if you're doing what you wanna do, who cares?" kind of guy to have much in the way of constructive feedback.  The exception is when i'm so invested in something that it sparks fanboy ranting, but then you wouldn't have to ask me about it in the first place (heck, you'd have to ask me to STOP)

Can I draw one of the characters from your webcomics?
HECK YES. Fanart is one of the most awesome creations in human history.  MAKE SOME OF IT!!!  DO THAT THING!

Uh, my fanart was going to have some *insert NSFW thing here* Is that okay?
This is another one of those "If I couldn't handle it, I wouldn't put my stuff in the Internet" things.  I'd be happy to go the rest of my life without thinking about somebody else getting off to one of my creations, but if it's gonna happen, I know better than to think I can stop it with some disclaimer.  Actually, I have this paranoid fear that some troll might commission some rule 34 of my stuff specifically because I dared to say you couldn't (stranger things have happened on the web)  So if you MUST, knock yourself out.  Just keep it someplace where I don't have to look at it, 'kay?

Could YOU draw *insert NSFW thing here*?

Wait, you draw webcomics?
Yup, Far Out There and Conventional Wisdom. A pretty good chunk of the stuff in my gallery comes from one or the other.

When are you gong to do more of that comic with the cute alien?
Uh, yeah... probably shouldn't have ended that last one on a cliffhanger, huh?  Believe me, I WANT to do more, but it's another matter of me already having too many things that aren't getting finished on time.  BUT ONE DAY, WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, THERE WILL BE MORE.

Are you going to be at *insert convention here*?
Generally speaking, I only go to cons in the Southeastern US, and then only ones that my friends are also going to.  Aside from the fact that I can neither afford to travel on my own nor successfully put together any kind of plan on my own, my main reason for going to cons is so I can run around and find things to draw comics about.  Thus, I can really only do cons if there's people I trust around to watch my junk while I'm roaming the floor.  The side effect of this is that my con plans are often in a state of flux, since they depend so much on other people's plans, so it's hard to keep one of those "My Convention List For This Year" things.  Basically, just watch Conventional Wisdom's Facebook page for convention news when I know something.

Hey, I'm going to *insert convention here*, wanna come with me?
Thanks, but I've made it a policy to only travel to/room at cons with people I already know really well (or, at least, can be vouched for by people I already know really well)  It just cuts down on the drama by a factor of LOTS.

Why am I even mention that here?  That's, like, the one topic that's SURE to get a direct response from me in a timely fashion!

Well, that's everything I can think of.  Anything else that's not coming to mind probably doesn't get asked often enough to warrant inclusion here, so I'll wrap it up.  You now know ALL THE ANSWERS EVER.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The Beatles
  • Watching: MST3k
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale

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VideoGameStupid Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
I just saw your Otakon 2015 comic story and I saw you did Dr.Forrester. This is probably a stupidly obvious answer but is this you… ?
Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Yup, that's me!
VideoGameStupid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Alright cool added you in description.
FarisKalin Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Have a great birthday!
Buff55 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I was on you comic's site and I was wondering how you got side note to show up when a mouse was hovered over the comic page?
Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
You mean the alt text? It's part of the image html.  SmackJeeves lets you write a message as part of the New Page adding thinggie, but technically you can slip alt text onto the html for any image.  Just ad alt="whatevertextyouwanthere" after the image address.
Buff55 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Ok. Since we're on the topic of you comic let me ask you this: What was your inspiration for Stilez and Tax? They are my fav characters. And numbers one and two used to belong to Vengeance and Trigger (in that order).                                                                                                                           
Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Gosh, that's actually a really good question.  Stilez & Tax were among the very first batch of characters I came up with, waaaaaaaaaaay back in the old days.  Not sure if I can even remember the thought process.  In terms of their LOOKS, I know Tax came about because I wanted to draw a character with floppy dog ears (usually, when a character has animal ears, they're perky and upright like Stilez's) and Stilez... I dunno, there weren't any catgirls in the cast yet.  But as for their actual, CHARACTERS... Oh gosh, I just realized something terrible: IT'S INSPIRED BY INU YASHA.  Big, powerful, deadly character with a cute little kid in tow?  They're Sesshomaru and Rin! I... don't know how to feel about this realization.

(Hey! Not to go giving anything away, but keep an eye out for another appearance by these two in the near future!) 
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BigMac1212 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!  :cake:
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Happy Birfday :3
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