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I worked a lot on Tales of Whimsy this weekend, I was feeling really bad not having much of a chance to draw for it last week with working on the website, trying to get ready for this years "Valentines for Ex's" on Dumb as a Mug and just having my everyday day job to deal with (which has been a bit hectic)

However, I did find time to break away and go see "The Gray" starring Liam Neeson. The story being Liam and a group of fellows on a plane trip crash land in Alaska or Canada (I am not sure where) somewhere snowy. Which is just a little to close to a pack of wolves and they have to fight for their lives. I really liked the movie.

However, every time I go to the theater I leave feeling a little robbed. First we went to a matinee show and it was still $9 (half the price of a dvd) a ticket then we go to get snacks and there are pictures of the "deals" but no prices only one is made for 2 people so we ordered it a number 1 which is 2 medium drinks and a large popcorn. I pull out my money and the lady tells me the price $18 dollars.. I almost assume she told me wrong and I gave her the money but nope... 18 dollars (the full price of a dvd). Put together that is $27 (The price of a Medium 14" Chicago pizza, including delivery fee and tip) and while these prices annoy me to no end... I do end up paying them.


Uploaded by neal at 06:00 on 30 January


Regalia Stories By Eliza Frye

Posted 06:30
Fri 30 December
by neal

(Disclaimer: I am by no means a professional writer nor claim to be and sometimes may not describe something properly.)


Oh, Hello

Back in September I followed a series of internet links that eventually led me onto a kickstarter project by a Graphic Novelist named Eliza Frye. What really caught my attention was her promotion video (click here to watch) It was stylish and beautifully animated with a very smooth jazz song in the background.


one thing is I really like Kickstarter as a place to purchase things I would like to have, sometimes the things may cost a bit more when purchased at the "getting funded" period of a project, but you also end up feeling good knowing you helped someone do something.


Well that all said her Kickstarter was kickstarted and today I received my book which my name is lovingly printed in it and a simple handwritten message from the creator "Joy." was on page 1.

As mentioned about the video Eliza has a beautiful art style which contrasts heavily between lights, darks, colors and textures on every page there is well thought out detail mixed with carefree expressions that mix well with the stories that have varying themes of murder, sex, intrigue, escape, life, family and death.


In then end I will say it is a very cool little hardcover book that had a lot of care put into it.


Now I just need to figure out when it will be New Years eve in Paris.

Click here to buy Regalia

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