peoplewhodrawstuff.com http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:53:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Always Prepared http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/prepared/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/prepared/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:55:01 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/?post_type=comic&p=906 2015-02-17-Always-Prepared

I’ve been playing a plethora of survival/post apocalyptic games recently namely The Walking Dead and This War of Mine.  While I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time with them with all the work I’ve been doing, them being the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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I’ve been playing a plethora of survival/post apocalyptic games recently namely The Walking Dead and This War of Mine.  While I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time with them with all the work I’ve been doing, them being the only games I’ve really gotten to play has had me thinking about them a lot more.  This War of Mine was one of the most intense and important games I’ve played in years.  It’s the first time I’ve seen the perspective of civilians in a war game and had me realizing that if things were to go down where I live I’d probably be one of the ones to kick the bucket.

I think as time goes on that sense of invincibility kinda fades away as you realize just how vulnerable your various parts and pieces are.  Hell, I need medication to keep me going in the society we live in now, what would I do in the one after?  

If my life has taught me anything it’s that you gotta know what’s important.  That’s why the Candy Corn would be the obvious choice for my survival list.  I haven’t been able to survive a Halloween without it, so logic dictates that I must continue with my consumption of that most delicious of holiday treats.  And if my video game skills at all translate to my real world survival I would expect my post apocalyptic lifespan to give me a cozy 30, maybe 40 minutes.

-Sean

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Paternal Instincts http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/paternal-instincts/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/paternal-instincts/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:58:19 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/?post_type=comic&p=898 2015-01-21-Master-Parenting

Teaching is one of those things that are equally rewarding and stressful.  Being able to challenge the more advanced students while also making sure no one’s getting left behind is probably my biggest struggle.  That and the kids that get […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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Teaching is one of those things that are equally rewarding and stressful.  Being able to challenge the more advanced students while also making sure no one’s getting left behind is probably my biggest struggle.  That and the kids that get so excited about the programs they’re working with they literally fall out of their chairs. 

Thankfully I haven’t had to deal with many behavior problems.  It’s possibly related to my naturally furrowed brows and newly grown beard but I’d like to think I have an aura of authority.  Also, no one screws with a beard-o, you have no idea what we have hidden up there.  

All this dealing with kids has had me thinking on parenting strategies whenever Melanie and I have kids and I feel like the medicated route must certainly tempting to a lot of parents.  I, for one, have a bit of a paranoia streak on medication.  The whole concept of there being “no free lunch in nature” has stuck with me pretty hard and so I even avoid taking aspirin when I have headaches.  That being said, I still take immunosuppressants three times a day for my Crohn’s disease.  Nausea and other side effects are a pain in the ass but the symptoms of the disease are way way more painful than the risks of taking it.  But it’s definitely no free lunch.

-Sean

 

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Interruption http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/interruption/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/interruption/#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:09:05 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/?post_type=comic&p=892 2015-01-12-Interrruption

While I’ve always been in the camp that believes technology enriches our lives, there are definitely times where it can be a distraction and detriment.  I can’t count how many times I’ve gone to a party and a few hours […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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While I’ve always been in the camp that believes technology enriches our lives, there are definitely times where it can be a distraction and detriment.  I can’t count how many times I’ve gone to a party and a few hours into it everyone’s gotten their smart phones out and are googling whatever their hearts desire.  Maybe that’s why I’ve always liked going to the steam room and sauna at the gym.  You bring those fancy smartphones in there and they’ll get cooked.  Doesn’t stop folks from irreparably destroying their devices (and the electronics mogul in me cries when I see a person jamming out while 120 degree steam surrounds them and water drips on their screens).

So I’d consider myself one with the technological world, and I’d even consider my Utopia to be a Technotopia where automation and machines take care of our worldly needs.  Still, I’ve been resistant to some things.  I never had a Myspace and I didn’t get into Facebook till around 2009-10.  I still don’t have a smartphone but that’s also chalked up to me not wanting to spend more than 10 bucks a month on phone service (if our country’s consumer base was like myself, our Capitalist society would probably collapse).  

I guess the middle path is the way to do it.  Embrace the tech without being consumed by it.  Work on art without letting your desire for improvement send you into a panic attack.  Don’t play so many video games.  Aww, who am I kidding.

 

-Sean

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When You Wish Upon a Star http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/star/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/star/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:39:36 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/?post_type=comic&p=867 2014-07-21-When-You-Wish-Upon-a-Star

I feel like I’m on kind of a space trend recently (only twice in 3 comics but still…) but as I quote myself saying in this very strip, “I love space.”  Living in a heavily light polluted zone like San […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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I feel like I’m on kind of a space trend recently (only twice in 3 comics but still…) but as I quote myself saying in this very strip, “I love space.”  Living in a heavily light polluted zone like San Diego makes seeing shooting stars, let alone stars of the standard variety, a pretty infrequent sight.  It’s understandable though, having grown up watching Star Wars and Star Trek and all those other sci-fi films, games, and books.  I was even gonna minor in Astronomy till I went the art route.  Someday, perhaps if I become wildly successful and make millions off of comics, I will visit the land that I dream of but till then I guess I’ll just chill here on Earth.

Earth has some nice things though, for example: San Diego Comic Con.  I was able to snag some professional passes from my work so Melanie and I will be touring the grounds and going to panels.  We’re even gonna meet Khan from KN-Comics to hang out we’ll hopefully see some other artists we enjoy.  Should be a fun time and I was even able to get Friday off work to go the whole day.  I’ll try to give a synopsis of what we were able to see and check out next time a comic goes up.

-Sean

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Real Education http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/862/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/862/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:37:13 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/?post_type=comic&p=862 2014-06-11-Real-Education

I was a pretty sheltered child.  You know, the kind where you can’t have any toy guns or gun-looking products in the house.  The kind where you have to wait till you’re 13 to watch PG-13 movies and T-rated video […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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I was a pretty sheltered child.  You know, the kind where you can’t have any toy guns or gun-looking products in the house.  The kind where you have to wait till you’re 13 to watch PG-13 movies and T-rated video games.  All that kind of stuff.  For the most part I think it turned out well and that I’ve grown up to be a pretty well adjusted person but that also meant that almost all “bad” stuff I learned was from kids at school.

And of course, you know how kids are.  They find that they have some secret knowledge over you that makes them superior and the reign of them asking you what it is begins.  My Dad still tells people how his 5 year old son came home from school and flipped him the bird so I guess this was a proud moment for him?  Needless to say, this type of thing got repeated with different words/signs on a semi-regular basis.

-Sean

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The Most Dangerous Game http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/dangerous-game/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/dangerous-game/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:56:35 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/?post_type=comic&p=856 2014-06-02-The-Most-Dangerous-Game

I’ve always been in love with space wars, space ships, and all manner of other space related subjects, so when Melanie told me she had Kickstarted a huge Space Sim game and that her, her friends, and family were gonna […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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I’ve always been in love with space wars, space ships, and all manner of other space related subjects, so when Melanie told me she had Kickstarted a huge Space Sim game and that her, her friends, and family were gonna play I was on board.  The game itself is Star Citizen and from everything I’ve seen it looks to be pretty damn cool.  Melanie and I agreed to be a Merchant/Bodyguard team where I protect her while she transports goods but thanks to the influence of one of her friends that future is now in doubt.  I’m almost more concerned about the possibility of becoming too engrossed in a sci fi fantasy that I’ve wanted to live in since I was a child where I will game my life away.  Combine that with the integration of the virtual reality peripheral Occulus Rift and you’ve got a serious mix for me wanting to just live in virtual space forever.

In other news I’ve gotten my much needed time off by no longer working in a film studio.  It was a fun time but I’ve decided to push on towards Graduate School and that kind of thing takes time to prepare for, time you will never have working in the movie business.  It was for sure the best goodbye I’d ever gotten from a workplace and I’ll miss my art buddies a lot, but now it’s time to start updating my portfolio, starting with this website.  

I kind of neglected the site for a while and with the tons of updates that happened upon my return the site got a little broken.  Fixed the major issues but there are still some residuals laying about that I’m checking out.  Hopefully with the more free time I’ve gotten with the switch to my new job (along with a much closer commute) we’ll be seeing some aesthetic changes going down soon.  And maybe – just maybe- we’ll actually start getting some comics out on time.

-Sean

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The Comeback http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/comeback/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/comeback/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 21:40:42 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/?post_type=comic&p=846 2014-05-19-The-Comeback

Wow, it’s been a while. But after a longer than expected hiatus we have returned! I truly did grow a protest beard and everyone at work got a big kick out of it. It was pretty rockin’ too, though damn if beards aren’t super itchy. I felt pretty cool, in an Aragorn kind of way, and I got a pretty good reaction out of it; but in the end your face is a Brillo pad that maims anything it touches and my beard in particular grows out to be Hedgehog spikes.]]>
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Wow, it’s been a while.  But after a longer than expected hiatus we have returned!
 
I truly did grow a protest beard and everyone at work got a big kick out of it.  It was pretty rockin’ too, though damn if beards aren’t super itchy.  I felt pretty cool, in an Aragorn kind of way, and I got a pretty good reaction out of it; but in the end your face is a Brillo pad that maims anything it touches and my beard in particular grows out to be Hedgehog spikes.
 
We had been working 12 hour shifts for so long that I had fallen into a dazed routine of wake-bathe-drive-work-drive-dine-sleep-repeat.  This can go on for only so long before your brain turns to mush and by the time the “crunch period” was ending it looked as if we were working in a zombie warehouse.  The straw that broke my back was a 20 day stint straight of 12 hour shifts with no days off.
 
I’m not sure about everyone else, but artists also need their moments of personal creation.  Worse than having no life, not seeing family, playing games or any of that jazz was that we were shut down creatively.  Not only did I not have time to create but my willpower was drained.  That crushing desire to make art and tell stories doesn’t get quelled though, and you kind of implode in your own gravity well of creative desperation.
 
All that’s done now and I’m back to my clean-ish shaven faced self.  I’ll be back to making comics on a weekly basis and will be pushing myself in other directions as well.  When those projects are ready to show I’ll post them up.
 
It’s good to be back
 
-Sean
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The Grind http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/grind/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/grind/#comments Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:01:00 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/?p=613 comic-2014-01-13-The-Grind.jpg

Working in the Entertainment Industry you get used to the wild swings in employment, driving long distances to your job, and the constant pressure of getting your work in under budget.  I can generally function with all of these while […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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Working in the Entertainment Industry you get used to the wild swings in employment, driving long distances to your job, and the constant pressure of getting your work in under budget.  I can generally function with all of these while working a 10 hour day (Which has been going on for the past few months) but when they drop that 12 hour bomb I find myself on life support.

That’s why this will be the last comic till these insano hours come to an end.  I’m hoping that will be late February/ early March but they are currently scheduled till “the indeterminate future.”

Thankfully my trench mates are all very enjoyable people to be around, and that’s a big deal because I’m gonna see them more than all my other friends and family combined.  As I’m among artists and general nerds I’m in good company.  We’re staring down an entrenched bunker of work with the casualties of our free time and personal projects strewn about us.  It’s sad to see people just give up on everything but I make a faithful promise to return!  Knowing the 12’s are gonna last at least two months more makes it feel like we’ve yet to start running on this marathon but, while the light is faint, at least we know there’s an end to that tunnel.

-Sean

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The Poof http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/the-poof/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/the-poof/#comments Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:01:00 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/the-poof/ comic-2013-12-16-The-Poof.jpg

Woah, it’s been a while!  Big things have been going on on this side of the internet; things that have invariably delayed comics for the past couple weeks.  I hate having any sort of gaps in the comics but in […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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Woah, it’s been a while!  Big things have been going on on this side of the internet; things that have invariably delayed comics for the past couple weeks.  I hate having any sort of gaps in the comics but in this case it was worth it.  You see, Melanie and I are now engaged!

 

achievement

 

I feel like I should also have some kind of Captain Picard reference here, but let’s keep this ball rolling.  She’s been a great partner and has helped edit and write several of the comics so I thought I’d spread the word to this series of tubes along with the other outlets that have been notified.

Are we gonna see a lot more of Melanie?  Well, she’s practically in every comic already so an increase may not be physically, emotionally, or theologically possible.  What we are going to see is a 3 week hiatus starting today as we get holiday family stuff, future wedding crises, and the continuous march of 60+ hour weeks at work out of the way.

Never fear though, Hiatus does not mean eternal death, only a partial hibernation.  We did this last year and are still around to talk about it!  I’ll talk to Melanie about it but there will probably be some proposal comics in our future as well, maybe even a small series around the events that transpired on that fateful December evening.  Hope you all have a happy Christmahannukwanza and I’ll see you next year.

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The True Value Of Street Fairs http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/the-true-value-of-street-fairs/ http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/comic/the-true-value-of-street-fairs/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 19:01:00 +0000 http://peoplewhodrawstuff.com/the-true-value-of-street-fairs/ comic-2013-11-25-The-True-Value-of-Street-Fairs.jpg

*Big things have been going on on this side of the internet and I may be out of commission for the next couple weeks but all is well!  I’ll give you an update about the going ons and whatnot at […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
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*Big things have been going on on this side of the internet and I may be out of commission for the next couple weeks but all is well!  I’ll give you an update about the going ons and whatnot at a later date.  Till then, if you want to get an update right when I publish the next comic you can always stop by the Facebook Page or hit up the RSS button as they are the first things that will show an update.  Thanks a lot!*

Shortly after Corey got back from Korea we went to the Adam Avenue Street Fair  where he was officially initiated back into American culture with an unnecessarily expensive lemonade with novelty flavors and beer.

Now my main interactions with the rest of society are on my driving to and from work and what I hear of the outside world from the dark confines of my desk at work.  We’ve been told that we should expect to work six days a week, 10 hours a day until sometime around June.  I’m not really sure if my body, let alone my brain, can handle that.  Thank god for pilgrims for giving me a couple days off.

As a side note, you probably have no idea who several of the background characters in this comic are based on, but if so, good on ya!  As part of my continual decent into the sphere of the casual gamer I’ve been playing Swords and Potions 2 with Melanie and Corey.  It’s basically a game where you are in the world of a fantasy RPG, except you’re the shopkeeper.

We get to play together without having to actually be online at the same time, which is now a surprisingly big deal considering I have so little time to actually sneak in some legitimate gaming.  I never thought I’d get to the point where the launch of the new Playstation and Xbox pass over my head but I’m looking forward to the next time I can log into a casual game to upgrade my shop.  If this doesn’t count as the end of an epoch in the Mayan calendar I don’t know what does.

-Sean

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