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Star Trek – Captain Kirk Sketch


I am Kirk
I am Kirk

The family went to the local box store tonight and I saw a shirt that made my wife shake her head in shame.  So I had to get it!  Not just because of that though.  But because it actually is amazingly awesome.  It was a simple Star Trek printed shirt and they had one left in my size so I had to get it.  I am not ashamed of my nerdiness in any way, shape or form.  Let’s face it, I have to represent when I can!  (I also bought a Hogwarts t-shirt as well…)

One of the few comics that I stopped collecting and completely regret having stopped collecting is the IDW Star Trek ongoing series.  I love it almost as much as I love the show and still consider making the trip to the comic shop for the next few months that I am in the area in order to pick up a copy.  Not to mention picking up all of the issues I missed over the last few months of my boycotting monthly comics.

This sketch is one of the few where I thought it came out kind of well.  I used an ancient Wacom Intuos 1 tablet and a copy of Manga Studio.  Nothing I did with either tool came out how I liked and ultimately went back to good old fashion pencil and paper.  But I am happy to share this with you!  Thanks for reading so far and enjoy!


Free Comics!

Library Grab 1
Library Grab 1

I have a veracious comic book appetite.  I can consume them all day long.  I don’t know why, but I love the medium.  So when I made the discovery that my local library had a decent stash of them  it was like finding that long lost treasure in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.

I can say that over the last couple of years I have read pretty much half of the graphic novels in the library system.  Luckily there are two things that will keep me going.  The first is that they are constantly bringing in new books and I have heard that they are doing this more so because more and more kids are reading Manga as well as other types of comics.  The second is the awesome online catalogue that the library system in my area has.  I don’t even have to go to the library and search through the books anymore!  I can just look at all of the graphic novels and for a quarter (yes, twenty five cents!) you can have them delivered to the nearest library.

I have taken a picture of my latest grab.  It’s a mix of both Manga and Graphic Novel as well as a mix of known titles and a couple of new ones.  If I plan and actually try, I can have these all read in two to three weeks.  Then I can get back to reading all of the books I bought for Christmas…  Wait, wasn’t I suppose to be drawing as well???