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Science Friction by JoeMcGro
Science Friction
It's been so long I had to search for the "submit" button.

"Science Friction" is the new monthly series at the Alamo Drafthouse theater (maybe only in Colorado?) where they'll be showing great sci-fi classics from across the board - everything from Halloween III to Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind. The series is being ran by my good friend Elijah, who is also starting up his own print company "Laser Party" (website forthcoming) and who has also struck up a deal with the theater to create posters as part of a gallery to promote the theater and their events. This is one of the first posters of the new deal!

The gallery went up a few days ago, and print versions should be up soon on the Laser Party website. I'm really excited about it and will be working with Elijah to create a lot more posters in the future.


So uh... what'd I miss?
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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: https://allisonweiss.bandcamp.com
  • Reading: Yotsuba&!
  • Watching: The Simpsons
  • Playing: Cave Story+
  • Eating: a salad cause I'm trying to be healthy
  • Drinking: I should pour something, I'm thirsty
This year has been a pretty big one for me. I was living with Kellys parents, working a shitty retail job where I wanted to die, and then I drove across the freakin’ continent with my girlfriend, 3 rats, and landed a not-shitty art job that I enjoy going to. That’s so filled with opposites from where I was it’s ridiculous! How does that even happen?!

Things have been so great, but it’s still been a pretty difficult year. We lost my best rat-ular friend Lily in early October. We lost Kellys best rat-ular friend Emmy earlier in February. We also danced the poverty line for a few weeks when we first moved out to California, and I’ve put all of my personal projects on hold as I strive to get as far off that line as possible.

But we’ve also been to DisneyWorld and DisneyLand in the same year. The point is that nothing is ever easy. You need to keep moving forward, past everything awful, or you’ll be stuck in the same old shit for a long time with no way out. So, what am I doing to move even further than where I’ve landed now?

New Years Resolutionsthatwillhopefullyactuallyhappenmaybe

1 - Take better care of myself 
I say every year that I'm going to work out and stuff, but now my brother is doing DDP Yoga and I'm probably going to join him so I'm not the fat mess of the family.

2 - Support independent artists
I've already started doing this, but I want to move forward more. Lately all my music has been coming from independently run bandcamp pages and it's probably the best few months I've ever had musically. With any luck I can transfer that over to visual stuff too.

3 - Get Suburban Soup off the ground
I don't know if it's going to be animated or a new webcomic (probably a webcomic) but one way or another I'm starting this thing. I've been re-writing, re-designing, and re-planning just about everything for this project and I'm hitting that stage where there's no where left to go but an actual thing. It's been put off long enough.

4 - Make myself more present
I'm a hermit. I know it, you know it, it's not a secret. I'm a hermit who lives in my apartment, rarely leaves, and rarely communicates with anyone. While I can't promise I'll leave the apartment much more, I can at least say I'll try to not be "dead" online. (I actually almost made a Halloween comic where the car flipped over in Utah and I died)

Things might happen and other things will get in the way, but I can't just sit back and pretend I don't exist anymore. Shit needs to get done and right now, I have the momentum to keep things going.


This is where I would usually put a "happy new years" picture but Kelly has my Cintiq. Kind of puts a damper on all that huh?

Day 223 by JoeMcGro
Day 223

Day 223.

In two weeks time, we'll be in California. I think Kelly and I are both a little conflicted about it, but it is exciting. Kelly really wants to stick around here with her family and I'm just terrified to start my first full-time job next to other professionals. It's really a big intimidating move - but I have to keep reminding myself how awesome it will be once we're there.

We're starting our drive on Monday with a planned four day visit to Colorado on the way. I don't know when the next strip will be, but I can promise it'll be made in California.

Wish us luck!

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Also on Tumblr: joemcgro.tumblr.com/post/95489…

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Bravest Warriors Space Whale by JoeMcGro
Bravest Warriors Space Whale

Bravest Warriors Space Whale

To celebrate my moving out to work on Bravest Warriors season 3, I figured I'd make a comic strip that can double as a sweet image! I really want a model of this ship, but for now I'll have to settle. Might also make this available as a print if there's any interest.

Also on Tumblr: joemcgro.tumblr.com/post/94485…

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8-Bit Medics VS The Legend of Zelda by JoeMcGro
8-Bit Medics VS The Legend of Zelda

The 8-Bit Medics can not be stopped!

The guys have already cleared The Legend of Zelda and have moved onto Link to the Past! So far they've raised  $660 for This Star Wont Go Out, ate some ghost peppers, and raffled off a tshirt!

They'll be continuing to play through the Zelda series all weekend as well as raffling offer tshirts (featuring a logo I designed), and 2 of my posters. Check them out, have some fun, and donate a couple of bucks to a good cause.

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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: https://allisonweiss.bandcamp.com
  • Reading: Yotsuba&!
  • Watching: The Simpsons
  • Playing: Cave Story+
  • Eating: a salad cause I'm trying to be healthy
  • Drinking: I should pour something, I'm thirsty
This year has been a pretty big one for me. I was living with Kellys parents, working a shitty retail job where I wanted to die, and then I drove across the freakin’ continent with my girlfriend, 3 rats, and landed a not-shitty art job that I enjoy going to. That’s so filled with opposites from where I was it’s ridiculous! How does that even happen?!

Things have been so great, but it’s still been a pretty difficult year. We lost my best rat-ular friend Lily in early October. We lost Kellys best rat-ular friend Emmy earlier in February. We also danced the poverty line for a few weeks when we first moved out to California, and I’ve put all of my personal projects on hold as I strive to get as far off that line as possible.

But we’ve also been to DisneyWorld and DisneyLand in the same year. The point is that nothing is ever easy. You need to keep moving forward, past everything awful, or you’ll be stuck in the same old shit for a long time with no way out. So, what am I doing to move even further than where I’ve landed now?

New Years Resolutionsthatwillhopefullyactuallyhappenmaybe

1 - Take better care of myself 
I say every year that I'm going to work out and stuff, but now my brother is doing DDP Yoga and I'm probably going to join him so I'm not the fat mess of the family.

2 - Support independent artists
I've already started doing this, but I want to move forward more. Lately all my music has been coming from independently run bandcamp pages and it's probably the best few months I've ever had musically. With any luck I can transfer that over to visual stuff too.

3 - Get Suburban Soup off the ground
I don't know if it's going to be animated or a new webcomic (probably a webcomic) but one way or another I'm starting this thing. I've been re-writing, re-designing, and re-planning just about everything for this project and I'm hitting that stage where there's no where left to go but an actual thing. It's been put off long enough.

4 - Make myself more present
I'm a hermit. I know it, you know it, it's not a secret. I'm a hermit who lives in my apartment, rarely leaves, and rarely communicates with anyone. While I can't promise I'll leave the apartment much more, I can at least say I'll try to not be "dead" online. (I actually almost made a Halloween comic where the car flipped over in Utah and I died)

Things might happen and other things will get in the way, but I can't just sit back and pretend I don't exist anymore. Shit needs to get done and right now, I have the momentum to keep things going.


This is where I would usually put a "happy new years" picture but Kelly has my Cintiq. Kind of puts a damper on all that huh?

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superkiel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so you draw noodle arms and legs huh.
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AzureflameistRei Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014   Artist
I really enjoyed looking at your artwork you seem to have very good experience in balancing out the contrast between light and shadows; You also make your pictures look lively somehow so it's fun to look at them ^_^
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JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Hey thanks so much! I'm glad you've enjoyed looking everything over.
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MaxwellKraft Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Sooooo, sorry imissed yoor birthday, my girl friend broke up with me. So I hope you had a rocken Bday!!:boxer: 
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JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that! Hope things will pick up for you, dude.

But hey, thanks for the b-day wishes. It was pretty cool, but a little less cool knowing there was some emotional turmoil elsewhere. 
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