Monday, January 21, 2008


"Labyrinth Pt. 1: Deconstruction of The Flesh Realms"

Dead eyed, and empty reflection is waning

A world of illusion still holding this mind, 'til the grave we confide

Inertia, no stop to the flood gates now breaking

Look closely the enemy is rooted inside, controlling these tides

Release, let go for these burdens are lies

Slaves of men to be mad by the comfort of ignorance, cycle the meaningless

Flames engulf, prior reasoning slain

These trials that begin in pain open eyes

The labyrinth screams through to the blood open to darkness, teaching, cleansing

Reborn to explore in pain, the adept pupil stands strong

With dreams of fools seen through, substance cracking, slipping

All answers lay in paths removed, adhere learn well from flaw

Freed from this need

Renouncing the verity, leaving the corpus behind

Through the gates press forward to see

deeper realms but here the truth isn't free

For this maze calls for flesh to be burned

The only way true lessons are ever learned -

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Cartoons: my true passion, aside from everything else ;)

So I have been drawing and what not since I was a wee lad. Recently I have found myself drawing inspiration from brilliant cartoonists such as Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, and my personal favorite, John Kricfalusi and the Spumco gang, to name a few. I have admired these cats since childhood and noticed that I find it harder to stick to what I had been doing and leaning more towards the influences that these greats have had on me. To show you a bit of contrast: Doing stuff like this

to doing stuff like

Although I have tried to create works based on prior stylings, I find it hard to do so and end up going back to a more cartoonish style. I do not have a problem with this at all, in fact I find it kind of nice to veer away from the grotesque, and gorey style that I was adhering to. When I create a work that has an actual comical look to it I feel all happy inside; mainly because it makes people smile and laugh, instead of just myself with my prior stylings, and others looking at me like I need to be institutionalized.