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Thursday, November 24, 2005

More Maveriffic auctions

Maverix is doing another art auction. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be split between the Pakistan Red Crescent Society and Doctors Without Borders to benefit the victims of the earthquake that struck Pakistan and Kashmir. For more info go here. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 18, 2005

Six Scoop Sketch: "Hammer Egg"

I love how you can see the current state of mind of each of us in this week's sketch. Also, apparently we all own the same hammer...




And here's a bonus "Gnome Dog" sketch that Alan surprised us with this week. Just can't get enough of that guy!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Six Scoop Sketch: "Gnome Dog"

Because we've been so immersed in our work these days, we've hardly had any time to sketch or doodle. That can't be good for so-called "artists". So as a result, we've decided to introduce the Six Scoop Sketch - a time for all of us do a quick random drawing during our Friday mid-afternoon break. (Why "Six Scoops"? That's how many scoops of coffee it takes to revive Brad and Alan from the post-lunchtime coma. Me, I prefer water...)

Like all artists, we need parameters. Otherwise we're paralyzed. Therefore we thought it would be a good idea to have some sort of theme for each sketch.

Without further ado, I'm proud to announce our first installment: Gnome Dog.




UPDATE (11/12):
Check out this rad unsolicited Six Scoop Sketch from friend and multi-talented artist, Joshua Ellingson! Thanks for your "Pugnome", Josh! Keep 'em coming!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Joe meets Fred

CHANNEL FREDERATOR UPDATE! The buzz is already building about this exciting new venue that I just posted about a few days ago. You know it's grabbing attention when it's featured on the iTunes Podcast homepage.

Well you can imagine how extremely shocked and ecstatic I was to find out that the latest installment - Episode 3 - features, ironically enough, Episode 3 of Joe Paradise! What a surprise!

Thank you, Frederator, for giving us some airtime! I'm totally honored to be included in your repertoire. (It's great to see that rectangular-head lug online again...) Support the show and tell 'em you want more!

[Thanks to speedy Sean Dicken for the quick notification.]

Friday, November 04, 2005

A Friday at Ghostbot

I've been inspired by Enrico's recent mobile blogging so I thought I should put my own camera phone to use and give it a whirl. Ah technology...

9:45 am - Driving through the Golden Gate Park on my way to the "Ghostcave". I hope to never take for granted that I get to drive through such a beautiful park every day to get to work.

10:00 am - Greeted at the front door by our official mascot, Kyoko. Before, Kyoko used to get all excited when we arrived in the morning - so much so that she had to bite down on one of her many stuffed toys like a cowboy shot in the arm. But lately, she's been so obedient that she barely barks and doesn't budge an inch from her spot when we come...

10:02 am - ...that's because a food reward tastes better than a mouthful of stuffed animal fur.

10:30 am - Brad's at his computer, taking care of some last minute finances and loving it up on cutey girl designs. You guessed it, those are Flash menus peeking out on his computer. I think it's open as some sort of comfort. Also, you'll notice he's writing with the official "Ghostbot pen". We like to call him "Mr. Rau" when he does that.

11:00 am - Alan is busy typing some important email at his computer no doubt. His color-coded Ghostbot Daily Schedule is laid out nice and neat right next to him. Hmm...I don't see "write important emails" scheduled in. Maybe that's why we're always behind. Also, a supplement to his already packed schedule are the "must-do" post-its on his monitor. I think the one on the left says "Buy more post-its".

11:30 am - One of the things I like to do in the morning is check my favorite blogs. Well this morning, we had the treat of finding out that we were blogged on Charley Parker's Lines and Colors blog. Looks like he's compiling a neat collection of inspiring artists with some insightful write-ups. Go give him some traffic.

12:30 pm - Lunchtime already? That's right. We don't mess around at Ghostbot when it comes to lunch. We've tried before and we've lost. One of our favorite default restaurants is Kiki's Restaurant. Good, cheap lunch boxes and Brad's favorite chicken udon. Plus they have Miyazaki posters on the walls.

1:30 pm - Here's a shot of Irving Street. We love this location because there are a lot of great restaurants, branches for each of our banks, and most importantly our Wednesday comic book stop, Amazing Fantasy.

4:30 pm - Where did the day go? I admit, I forgot to take a few pictures in between lunch and now, but they would've just been the same shot of us staring blankly at our computers. Instead, I've fast forwarded to when our "supro-ducer", Corrine, whips out her complimentary copy of Star Wars Battlefront 2. But before we can grab it and pop it into the PS2, we're thwarted by our ever-looming schedule. Curse you, colored boxes!

6:15 pm - Packing up. The amazing thing about this overhead shot is that I could almost fit everyone in with my measly camera phone by just standing on a chair (including Kyoko and Mr. Crab). Now that's what I call "close quarters". You can feel the love.

6:30 pm - Another day, another week. I like to think Kyoko is sad to see us go. But instead she's hoping for seconds for dinner. What a sweetie.

Hope you enjoyed seeing snapshots of our day. I'd like to do this more, but we'll see once I get my phone bill...

[Photos taken with a Sanyo MM-7400]
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