At last the word is out! I’m doing an alternate Fan Expo exclusive cover for Wayward #1! Also the FOC for the issue is today. If you’ve been hearing good things and are interested in this awesome new series, tell your local comics shop! More info about that here.
And check out all the other amazing covers for Wayward #1 here.
Do you want to have an Otachi scarf? I bet you do. I do. But I already have one claimed. Fortunately for YOU, there will be TWO prototypes! Since my lovely sister (cptairbubbles) is the one putting these together (I did the art, my part is done), the second original scarf was up to her to distribute. That scarf is up for a raffle if you contribute $10 in her GoFundMe campaign!
If you go there and contribute $10 or more, you’ll be put in to a raffle and could win the scarf! We can be scarf buddies. Kaiju groupie scarf buddies.
I’m going to grab some coffee and get comfy and then do an art stream. I’l start around 6PM PST time?
This is entirely dependent on people actually watching though. I tend to sign off and work on my own offline if there’s no one around.
You heard it here first…TUNE IN 6PM TO ALIENFIRST PICARTO ART STREAM! OR IT MIGHT NOT BE UP! Y’ALL LIKE GREAT ART RIGHT? (preview at alienfirst.com or patreon.com/alienfirst)
So it’s Odaiba Day? Which is a Digimon thing? I dunno man, I am so out of touch with Digimon even though it was my THING all throughout high school (and how I met hetamushitama who is still one of my bestest friends).
I have enough old Digimon art to kill… a horse… or something, and I could’ve drawn my fancharacters, but I went ahead and drew Newt with a little Digimon friend instead (as it’s been Newt Week for me on Twitter, and I might make August a Newt-a-Day thing AND geniusbee posted a Hermann with his Digimon). Newt’s lovely little lady is Cilimon (kind of pronounced like “silly-mon”) and she is a shy thing who enjoys eating junk food (which goes straight to her tail and then to her gut).
Anonymous said: whats the low down on ant man? /confused
oh man. oh man. right, so:
ant-man had been in production FOREVER when they finally announced paul rudd and michael douglas for scott and hank, respectively (at the end of last year i think). at this point it became apparent that it wouldn’t be about hank and janet, as i think people had thought it might be. but it was meant to be scott lang’s origin story, which involves a heist.
i, being an obsessive, had already worked this out from old interviews. but there was literally no reason that jan couldn’t still be present in the film. she doesn’t have to be tied to hank. they didn’t announce any women for the film at this point, either actor-wise or character-wise, although various actresses were rumoured (mostly rashida jones for jan, and later on evangeline lilly for just the single female role that there was no name attached to, oh sorry, what’s that, “female lead”). a bit later on they announced that patrick wilson had been cast in an unnamed role, and a handful of other actors were confirmed too.
then edgar wright walked, with whisperings about how marvel had rewritten the script and made it worse.
what does this mean?
i’m a big fan of scott (i really WANT to like this film!), and his origin story in the comics is about him trying to help his ill daughter. he needs to save a specialist doctor who’s been kidnapped, and the ant-man suit (disused at this point) is the best way he can think of doing that. he’s driven to theft from desperation. he’s not a super-genius (he’s smart but he’s not reed richards), he’s not super rich, he’s a guy trying to do what he can. interviews that have been given this week have made it apparent that they’ve kept the part of the plot where he fights darren cross (and he… presumably… he now tries to steal something from him? rather than saving a doctor who’s been kidnapped?) but they have removed:
- scott stealing the ant-man suit (he now gets given it by hank, he becomes his protege)
- cassie (his daughter) being his key motivator. she doesn’t appear to be in the film at all.
- his entire… personality? this is what michael douglas said about the relationship between pym and lang: “I need help, I desperately need help. I need someone who’s a master thief, someone with a brilliant mind, and somebody who can pull off a really great heist.”
also, michael douglas has stated that jan is dead.
IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.
One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.
”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER