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Practice Space by JoeMcGro
Practice Space
Had some free time, so I tried out a new look for some background stuff. Oh and I guess Mad's design is done? I may have neglected to tell anyone.

I've been working on Soup stuff a lot lately, things might be coming together sometime maybe.

EDIT: I added some tones to fit the other 2 a little more.
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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?

  • 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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:iconkova360:
Kova360 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi
My name is Abigail
I like ur Animaniacs art
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JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thanks! Sorry there isn't a ton more, I always meant to do some more studies. But hey, thanks for the watch anyway!
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:iconkova360:
Kova360 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Ur welcome
Did u see my art ?
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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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