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Searching for Spot panel by Blitzkrieg1701
Searching for Spot panel
This is a panel from a OOOOOOOLD comic I did years and years ago... So old, in fact, that I don't think it's even on The Internet anymore.  This is one of several really old comics of mine I'm planing to dust off, spruce up, and compile in a book.  Always better to have more stuff to take to conventions, right?  (Especially stuff that isn't fan art.  That may be what pays the bills, but conventions don't like to admit that, so having original stuff on the table makes everybody look better)
Old Far Out There promo comic by Blitzkrieg1701
Old Far Out There promo comic
I stumbled onto this the other day and realized it's not actually on the internet anywhere right now.  These are pages from the OOOOOOLD handout I made to promote Far Out There back when it first started up.  The art's kind of embarrassing to look at now (as opposed to the current art, which is still embarrassing, but for different reasons) but I still think the writing is pretty funny.  Heck, the bit about unused characters is actually MORE applicable now than it was back then.  Maybe I'll redraw it and start handing it out again?

If this is in any way interesting to you, then please go read Far Out There!
Conventional Wisdom - MAGFest vol. 1 cover by Blitzkrieg1701
Conventional Wisdom - MAGFest vol. 1 cover
Yet another book cover.  This one is a personal favorite of mine because of how much I like that picture.  I've used it in several ads now, because let's face it, that is EXACTLY what we all feel like the morning after the convention. Don't even try to deny it.

As with the others, I sell these booklets whenever I manage to get an Artist Alley table, but in the meantime you can just read the things online at the Conventional Wisdom website: conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves…
Conventional Wisdom - Animazement vol. 2 cover by Blitzkrieg1701
Conventional Wisdom - Animazement vol. 2 cover
As long as I'm going through and posting random stuff, here's the cover for the second Animazement collection of Conventional Wisdoms.  I like me some trippy optical illusions, and also sinister-sounding fine print. :)

Like the other books, you can get this one from me any time I manage to get into an Artist Alley... OR you could just go read the comics at the Conventional Wisdom website: conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves…
Conventional Wisdom - Animazement Vol. 1 cover by Blitzkrieg1701
Conventional Wisdom - Animazement Vol. 1 cover
Hey, I never shared this here, did I?  This is the cover for the first collection of Conventional Wisdom Animazement comics I did.  You can still grab a copy if you ever stumble across me in an Artist Alley (or, you know, selling out of a trunk in a dank alley)

Or, of course, you could also read all the comics at the Conventional Wisdom website 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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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
tellywebtoons Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy Birthday!!
AnimeMasterZERO Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I was at the Digimon panel at Otakon. I was cosplaying Taiki. When I saw the drawing of the goggle boys laughing at Masaru, I instantly thought "Oh! That's who he is!" and that led to this.
Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Haha, thanks for coming! :D
Omnimon1996 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
:party: Happy Birthday!!!:party: :D:cake:
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