Friday, March 23, 2012

Some Day My Prince Won't Come

Okay, so I'm late to the party. The GeekGirl Network and TotalFangirl posted this last December. Gotta love the name - PrinceLess

This comic comes from the good folks over at Action Lab Comics. PrinceLess was recently nominated for 5 Glyph Awards - Best Story of the Year, Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Female Character, and Best Cover.

The 2012 Glyph Awards, honoring the best in African-American comics will be presented during the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia on May 18th, 2012.  

You can follow the heroics of Princess Adrienne on Graphicly.

Site Description:


Action Lab Entertainment

Still waiting for your prince to come? Tired of spending night after night locked in a secluded tower? Ready for your own adventure? So are we. Princeless is the story of Princess Adrienne, one princess who’s tired of waiting to be rescued. Join Adrienne and her guardian dragon, Sparky, as they begin their own quest in an all-ages action adventure designed specifically for those who are tired of waiting to be rescued… and who are ready to save themselves.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Searching for A Character Rendition

Monkey Queen by Volkan Yenen, posted on
I'm looking for an artist, so I'm adding other renditions so I can better explain what I'm looking for in my characters. I need an aquatic dragon and a warrior monkey queen. 

I've posted them on my facebook page with most of the artists names (when I can find it). Many are from Deviant Art. Hopefully I will be able to commission the characters avatars in the book. 

The look and feel are important because the final illustration must serve as a tattoo on the male protagonists' shoulder. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

What is a Geek?

Geek has evolved over the past 20 years to be both noun and verb, good and bad. The Geek the Library campaign describes it thusly:

Our most revered Wikipedia:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This word comes from English dialect geek, geck: fool, freak; from Low German geck, from
Middle Low German. The root geck still survives in Dutch and Afrikaans gek: crazy, as well 
as some German dialects, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut: geek's hat, used in carnivals.[1]
The word appears in the modern sense of a science, math, or technology enthusiast in
Robert Heinlein's 1952 short story "The Year of the Jackpot"
We can quote Richard Clarke:
" . . . (the) difference between nerds and geeks is "geeks get it done.".
Some now think that the term 'nerd' is derogatory, while being a geek just states a description.
 I go with the latter.

Wondering what the state of geekdom was back in 1996? Check out the a bit of web history 
with the Geek Code and compare it to the way we think of geeks today. 

I Geek . . .

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Dark Shadows Trailer

Tim Burton is aiming squarely for 'campy'. Why does Johnny Depp's makeup remind me of Edward Scissorhands with a home bowl haircut?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

On Your Marks . . .