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For some reason I have a belief that if I just knew what my feces was suppose to be like and how to keep it that way. I would understand a lot more about life and everything surrounding it.

and then I flush the toilet.


It is my birthday! can you believe it? I am 29 years old today. Which is the age of all great aspiring artists... is what I tell myself.
at some point this year I am planning to change my life possibly for the better possibly for the worse. But I feel like I only have a few more years where I can get away with making that kind of change before some young vixen steals my heart and get knocked up with my offspring (which I find grosser then you do)

So far I have gotten more games then I know what to do with... seriously I dont know how you play games. I just got myself a PS3 so i have that new system. My roommate got me Yakuza 3 and 4 which I had wanted to check in, then another couple friends got me a gift certificate which I used to buy Journey (which I beat today), Rayman Legends, and Metroid other M on the Wii. Then I put a bit of money on a pre-order for Beyond: Two Souls which looks amazing.

My mom got me some cool stuff like a neat drawing/message board that i can plug in and it lights up and changes colors. Is there a practical use for it? probably... but so far I just liek to draw ninja turtles on it.

Then in a few days I purchased myself a ticket to go see Chris Hardwick at Zannies on the 14th. Which should be fun.

I also took today off work... I haven't taken my birthday off of work in at least 5 years. So I am not really sure what to do I think I can go to restaurants show my I.D. and get a free piece of cake. maybe I will do that all day until I have eaten all the cake!

If all else fails I have web videos planned that might take a bit of work. I am sure I will keep busy.

Anyways thanks to everyone who has already and I am sure will send me birthday wishes on facebook and twitter and for coupons sent from ebay and adam&eve.com (who seems to send me a new coupon every day of the week.)

Love ya.
Neally

Uploaded by neal at 09:35 on 10 December

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reMIND Vol. 2

Posted 17:37
Fri 03 August
by neal

reMIND Vol 2: Kickstarter

About a year ago I became aware of a comic called reMIND by Jason Brubaker ( who also runs the site/podcast "Making Comics" where you can hear from comic writers/artists and find tips to making your own webcomic .) with . It was on the web posted at reMINDblog.com. I knew I enjoyed that concept and art of the comic but couldn't get myself to sit and read it on the website. Never the less I started following Jasons RSS Feed and his Twitter.

After following him a while he mentioned that some of the printed copies of his book were going to be on sale due to having small damages when they were shipped to him. I ordered a copy and as soon as it arrived I sat down and just read through the whole book.

I personally find books easier to read then text on computer screens or ipoddys but I think part of the reason it was easier for me to zoom through the book is I think Jason wrote/designed/illustrated the book to be a BOOK. So it flows the way a book should flow and not the way a computer should flow.

Then a little later on a little before I started releasing The Tales of Whimsy I wrote a few comic creators I knew of and respected to let them have a look at it before anybody else… AND HE WROTE BACK!

"Hey Neal. Thanks for the email and letting me see your new webcomic. I really like the site and how you are displaying the pages as if they are in a book.   

I didn't read through it but I will book mark your site for when you start posting to remind myself to check it out every now and then. Good luck with everything! Talk soon."

Sure it isn't the BIGGEST thing in the world but you know he still spent a bit of his time on me and my little project that is something that shouldn't be taken for granted.

The first books story is about a girl named Sonja and her cat named Victuals who gets brain swapped with a underground dwelling Lizard-Man who's love was turned into a rat… it covers how all that happened.

It ended on a cliffhanger so I am happy the 2nd book is getting made. I would say "finally" but since I work on my comics and know it takes forever it is actually being released fairly speedily. (I was just extremely surprised speedily was a real word) I also know that a lot of effort is put into making these books something special from every page to the cloth spine.

The Kickstarter runs till Aug 22nd so please go and check it out… I really like getting the book at this point. I like knowing my $25 doesn't just buy me a copy of the book but also goes into the book being made.

-Neally

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