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Back in the grind

Before I ramble on about work, I want to give a shout out to fellow Flight artist Ben Hatke, whose book "Zita The Spacegirl" should be out in the bookstores soon:
http://tinyurl.com/487m64d
A great all ages book: fun adventure, endearing characters and some moments of humour that had me laughing out loud. Recommended as a great gift for young readers, especially if you get to read their copies first! I'll be treasuring mine.

Finally saw "The King's Speech". So great to sit through a movie for the quality of the acting, not the special effect. Wonderful characters, great dialogues. I do love movies based on historical events.
I was also fascinated by the wallpapers in that movie. I couldn't help it!
THE WALLPAPERS!!!

I also saw a preview trailer for "The Way Back", telling the story of prisoners that escaped the Russian goulags, walking all the way from Siberia, over the Himalayas to India. I had read a condensed version of their escape, and I am looking forward to see it in film.





It's been a week since I've been back at work.


It always happens. Thankfully, my drawing hand has warmed up so this week should be productive.
There is a company update on Wednesday. I am so curious to see what the other teams are up to! Contrary to what some may believe, I know very little of what the other prods look like, apart from a few art pieces up on the walls.

Lastly, from the publisher I love to hate:
http://tinyurl.com/48u4y89

...
I just don't...
wow.
50$, for a 126 pages book on a movie that is not even out.
Wow.
WOW!


EDIT:
Awwww! How sweet! Zhao would disapprove of the fluff, as he doesn't want to be affiliated with fluffy things or situation, but that was just too sweet! Thank you ever so much, LauraD
(Kenu on DA). I'm touched that Water Tribe still gets some love:


Comments

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muffins_of_god
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
*giggles* I love Jack in that middle panel. I've been there...
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
Heck, I think I'm still partially in middle panel mode. I better sleep now, before work gets intense again.
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seserakh
Jan. 11th, 2011 07:56 am (UTC)
AW. LauraD is good people. It's super awesome to see her art on your journal.
kenupntr
Jan. 11th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
<3 Seserakh :3
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cabriola
Jan. 11th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
First drawing: That's what's happening to me at the moment. DX I didn't draw that much during the christmas hols, went back to Animation class yesterday... I'm so restless and can't draw for shit. I feel you... *Nod* (Hopefully, they're not giving you any important and early deadlines? DX)

The second drawing looks pretty awesome, I'll have to remember to take a look later today. BD
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
There are always deadlines and fixes. Thankfully, we're ramping up so it's not too much of a sudden start.
Or else, that drawing wall I hit last week would have been devastating.
ztoical
Jan. 11th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
Glad I wasn't the only one obsessing over the wallpapers in the Kings Speech!
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yay! I am not alone!!
thistle_chaser
Jan. 11th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
The book isn't a joke?

Editorial Reviews
Product Description
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!

"It will be written by Joyce, the creator of Rolie Polie Olie..." (Only first name?)

I'm not sure how one would get a spoof onto Amazon, but that sure doesn't look like a book I'd pay money for!

rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
And it's already available! I mean...if it said to be released in 2012, okay, maybe (it would still suck), but this is ridiculous!
youkaislayer
Jan. 11th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
Even the pros have bad drawing days? There is hope for me yet.
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Everyday I start with a bad drawing. I can only hope to end with a good one.
kenupntr
Jan. 11th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
He's unconscious. I figure when he wakes up and sees close proximity children he will shriek and get all tangled in the blankets and flop like a dying fish in the opposite direction BUT IN THE MEANTIME :3
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
That would be undignified!
...
He would slowly crawl away, hoping no one noticed.
Or
If he was in a real bad mood, one could see him throwing the kids out. Especially if people were watching, that way he'd save his macho (jerk) image.
(note that he wouldn't be that nasty to his "little tribe", but he can be rough).
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secondlina
Jan. 11th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Geez. That book thing is insulting!

Awwwww. I think Fluff around Zhao is probably okay if he's unconscious (i'm assuming the kids sneaked in rather then him inviting them).

I hear you for the drawing stuff. When I came back from vacation everything looked wrong and crooked.
rufftoon
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Methinks we need more unconscious Zhao then.
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egoulet
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahaha! That drawing after the Holidays... so funny... Me, I forgot how Linux and Maya works :P

So glad to hear you saw The King's speech and loved it! I agree, films relating to historical events can be so poignant! I am a huge fan of them, when well made of course. Looking forward to see the Way Back, thanks for posting the trailer!

Have a nice week and hope Wednesday's news are awesome!

Emilie
rufftoon
Jan. 14th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Heck, I forgot my computer password!

As I said, it is so nice to see a serious film without explosions for once. Refreshing! And great performances too.
meryl_jed
Jan. 12th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
My Mom read the book The Long Walk! ...I showed her the trailer and now we have a movie to go see! XD Mark Strong! And apparently one of Stellan Skarsgard's boys! YAY!

I really want to see the King's Speech, but darn my local theatres for not believing in films that lack explosions. Seriously, "art" films last under a week in this town. UGH.
rufftoon
Jan. 14th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
But...there are WALLPAPERS EXPLOSIONS!
Or a least, an explosion of patterns and colors from the wallpapers.
4eyedblonde
Jan. 14th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
I have the same problem starting back up with drawing after a long dry spell. It's like a sore muscle. You just have to work through it.
rufftoon
Jan. 14th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
I think I'm getting drawing cramps...

Edited at 2011-01-14 04:13 am (UTC)
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