Friday, April 23, 2010

The Birds, the Bees and the Arseholes

   Yesterday I had a brief conversation with a member of the opposite sex. I did not know him, he was an acquaintance from Facebook (where he added me because I was an anime fan). On Msn I didn't like his manner of talking to me and his kinda ironic tone. And I was suspicious as I always am towards strangers. He was sure he'd figure out all about me and then accused me of "having replaced sex positions with chocolate". I was furious of course and blocked/deleted him. He then sent me an insulting pm where he called me uncivilized, illiterate and other things (and of course, again, of not having any sex). The fact that people think that bitchy women are not having any sex always looked funny to me.I never had any tolerance for insults (except whenever I'm able to use my hands to wash the insults off the mouth of the insulter...), especially when coming from COMPLETE strangers, so it's only natural to me to be ticked off, if not offensive afterwards.. Go figure...

   The air yesterday, as I was heading to work, smelled like too much cinnamon on a veal stew. I hate this smell, it reminds me of my grandmother's cooking and, of course, my grandmother. I HATE her habit of shoving cinnamon sticks to every meat dish. HATE IT, HATE IT, HATE IT. Oh well, I was happy to hear good news afterwards, so I got over it and my stomach went back where it belongs (a.k.a. my belly and not the back of my neck). As I was heading towards the bus station I saw people drinking coffee on their porches. The weather was especially good (or good for them, I kinda despise heat).

  I'm looking forward to something now. Gonna see my nakamas again (you know who you are, X-men :P). I'm kind of drawn towards people these days, I need people around me, friends, but in the same time I hate other people so much... But some, I  love. Because they care enough to love me back, I love them even more. I'd give my arm for them.
I'm a walking controversy. I hate my guts but in the same time I'm the worst egotist on the planet. Lately, that is. Gonna fuck you up if you screw with me. Cause now I kinda like it. If I bother to care, I guess. No more fakes. I don't need them in my life. People should work hard to gain my trust. I know I'm not the easiest person on the planet, on the contrary. But I prefer being alone than having to deal with people that never understood me and/or will never understand me. Suffering alone makes me stronger. And more bitter. I'm not the only one here being bitter. But, when so many people are sugary tweets, I think the world needs some balance. I'm Jack's gallbladder. Extra bile. Let me be the wolf for your little red riding hood.

Mumbling again. Doesn't matter, it's my blog, SUCK IT.

PS Madagascar. My left arm for you. From the shoulder.
PPS Mugi-saaaan...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Comicdom Con Athens 2010 [CCA2010]

Greece' only comic con is here again, brought to you by Comicdom/Comicdom Press and the Hellenic-American Union. This time it's our 5th birthday and we're going to celebrate with an all-star guest list:

*** Kyle Hotz (courtesy of Jemma Press)
*** D'Israeli
*** John Romita Jr (JR jr)
*** Mike Carey

Also, this year our Con is 3 days long, instead of the usual 2, so there's lots going around in CCA 2010. Here's the Con's program (remember, to attend a workshop you should have registered, our workshops are all closed now so no more entries can be entered, but there are always waiting lists, so consider joining per chance you get to attend a workshop):

Comicdom Con Athens 2010 Schedule

Friday 16/04

Theatre (2nd floor)

18:00 – 19:45 Open Discussion On Comics and Education
20:00 – 20:45 Opening Ceremony. Spotlight On New Publications
21:00 – 22:00 Documentary Screening “Tintin Et Moi”

Saturday 17/04

Theatre (2nd floor)

11:30 – 12:30 Kamishibai: Pictures and Fairytales For Children
13:00 – 14:30 Panel: “Seven Greek Creators Discuss Comics”
15:00 – 18:00 Q&A and Signing: John Romita Jr.
19:00 – 20:30 Sketch Event: Comparative Anatomy In Historical Comic Book Tissue
21:00 – 22:00 Screening of “Marine Express” anime

Seminar Room (4th floor)

12:40 – 13:30 Workshop: Mike Carey – “Structuring A Scene”
13:40 – 15:00 Workshop: D’Israeli – “Thinking About Color”
18:00 – 19:30 Workshop: Edu-Comics – Utilization of Digital Educational Comics in Class

Sunday 18/04

Theatre (2nd floor)

11:00 – 13:00 Playing With Comics
13:00 – 14:40 Screening of the animation feature “Wall-E”
15:10 – 18:00 Q&A and signing: Mike Carey, D’Israeli and Kyle Hotz
18:30 – 20:00 Panel: Comics and Cinema – Far Away, So Close
21:00 – 22:00 Comicdom Awards Ceremony

Seminar Room (4th floor)

12:00 – 12:50 Workshop: John Romita Jr. – “The Art Of Sequential Storytelling In Graphic Novels”
13:00 – 13:50 Workshop: Kyle Hotz – “Making Scary Comics”
14:00 – 14:50 Workshop: Alekos Papadatos – “McCloud’s Panel Transitions – The Logicomix Paradigm”
15:00 – 15:30 Spotlight on Helm Publishing

All three days

Exhibition “From The Yellow Kid To Conan (Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery, 1st floor)
Publishers and retailers bazaar (Kennedy Gallery & Atrium, 1st floor)
Self-publishers hall (Foyer, 2nd floor)
Michael Dialynas spotlight exhibition (Library, 4th floor)

I'll be at the Con for the 3 days, hope you can come as well and have fun (even tho' I'll only be at Comicdom Press' booth only for Saturday, as for the other 2 days I'll be working at Jemma Comics' booth because they are my employers after all, hence I wont be talking much to anyone, so be reasonable...) .
I'll be drawing a little something something for anyone that wants me to.

Monday, April 5, 2010

You don't know what day it is (you just do what you're told) :P

On my chair again, into a blankie, only this time with the cat on my lap. She likes to sleep while I work and, occasionally, stroke her behind the ears. Maybe the slow humming of my pc is inspiring her, what can I say, I wish I could sleep for so many hours a day like a feline. These days I usually sleep for about 2 hours a day and thank Naoki Urasawa and Alan Moore (yeap, my two gods:P) that I have a pc and at least can check out what day it is...
'kinda like it tho'.. I think my body thinks it's tired but it doesn't show that much, maybe it's just a feeling of habit, that I *should* be tired. I'm just happy I get work done (sometimes tho' at a slower rate than I'd like to..)

But the relative quietness is rather refreshing, only me, my feline familiar, my Wacom (love you baby..), tea, headphones (the muffled sound of the keyboard keys - the temp ancient keyboard that I have yet to replace with a shiny new one...) and a bunch of episodes/films playing in the background. Or mp3s. I finished One Piece anime while working. it was simply epic. That's the one word that's able to describe it perfectly. An during breaks I finished the manga as well. Now I have to wait every week to read the next chapter. Man, such agony..! Eichiiro Oda, you are a bastard as well:P

Oh yeah, and we had Easter. Which to me is just another Sunday actually (especially this year:P).

Can't wait for Comicdom Con Athens 2010, to see how it goes and getting done with it:P It's nice but tiring :)
It's our 5th this year, so we kinda have a birthday, our little Con is a 5 y.o. toddler :)

Also, can't wait for my name-day and Sir Crocodile (kuhaaa-haaa-haaa-aaa-aaa | and a little thanks to Inky, cant wait, cant wait, yooosh, hahah) It's been so long since I've sat my bum down relaxing with friends. And I kinda like treating friends for my b-day/name-day.
Oh, well, back to work and my cinnamon milk. Ta!

PS: Note to the anonymous reader that scorned me about my mediocre english, based on the use of "I" a lot :
it's a personal blog after all, you twat.
Maybe this is better for you:
Or you can always jerk off with 4chan images. You know, for anonymous users... :P