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I come home from work today and get into the house with a weird noise and a weird smell. I got the nightmare scene of the nonsensical problem of water just pouring from the ceiling and dribbling down the ceiling fans. A stupid plastic plumbing fitting had self-destructed and was gushing water full blast into the upstairs bathroom and into the halls, living room, side room, and basement. I got the valve to the upstairs closed. I've got the furnace light again and the dehumidifier running again. Every window that isn't stuck is cracked open. A whole lot of model rocket stuff in the basement is ruined, including an '80s and a '90s Estes Saturn V. I may drop out of the hobby for a good long time if not forever. A whole lot of Sci Fi Guy! art is soaked, possibly destroyed, possibly killing the chances of that being revived. The car projects are put on hold until summer or maybe for a year because of this. The comics and sketches are on hold, if not killed because of this.

I am so goddamn sick and tired of not being able to have something nice because of this stupid stuff beyond my control. Like the mice and floods up at the Farm, idiot body men and cheesy foam partners. The Indie Glut and Heroes World, pet playing professors and '80s-'90s cliquish fandom and prodom, the Farm Crisis, downsizing, and plant closings.
  • Listening to: iTunes on random shuffle
  • Reading: The Hugo Winners; 1955-1970
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
Pithel by melallensink
Pithel
From the Captain Saucer revival. Sort of a super buffed Herman. 
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Can anybody recommend any comic artist forums?

BTW, did Animation Nation knife their forum?
  • Listening to: iTunes on random shuffle
  • Reading: The Hugo Winners; 1955-1970
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
Is bearchive being permanently abandoned or just temporary broken? 
  • Listening to: iTunes on random shuffle
  • Reading: The Hugo Winners; 1955-1970
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
I come home from work today and get into the house with a weird noise and a weird smell. I got the nightmare scene of the nonsensical problem of water just pouring from the ceiling and dribbling down the ceiling fans. A stupid plastic plumbing fitting had self-destructed and was gushing water full blast into the upstairs bathroom and into the halls, living room, side room, and basement. I got the valve to the upstairs closed. I've got the furnace light again and the dehumidifier running again. Every window that isn't stuck is cracked open. A whole lot of model rocket stuff in the basement is ruined, including an '80s and a '90s Estes Saturn V. I may drop out of the hobby for a good long time if not forever. A whole lot of Sci Fi Guy! art is soaked, possibly destroyed, possibly killing the chances of that being revived. The car projects are put on hold until summer or maybe for a year because of this. The comics and sketches are on hold, if not killed because of this.

I am so goddamn sick and tired of not being able to have something nice because of this stupid stuff beyond my control. Like the mice and floods up at the Farm, idiot body men and cheesy foam partners. The Indie Glut and Heroes World, pet playing professors and '80s-'90s cliquish fandom and prodom, the Farm Crisis, downsizing, and plant closings.
  • Listening to: iTunes on random shuffle
  • Reading: The Hugo Winners; 1955-1970
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

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doug holverson
United States
Current Residence: The Big O
Favourite genre of music: New Wave & Older Alternative, Instrumental Surf
Favourite style of art: Atomic Space Age Googie!
Operating System: Mac OS 10.5.7
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: dried-out starfish
Wallpaper of choice: See "Devious Desktop"
Skin of choice: nicely tanned
Favourite cartoon character: Flexia Bast, Wile E. Coyote, Ren Hoek
Personal Quote: You can't parody what you can't love, that's when satire comes in....
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:iconjhwood9:
jhwood9 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hey, Doug. I mentioned you in comments I posted on a podcast:

obeythedna.com/podcast/dna-epi…
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:iconmelallensink:
melallensink Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
Thanks for thinking about me!
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:iconjhwood9:
jhwood9 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Oddly enough, I remember my time in the UFO with some clarity.  I can't remember what I did last week, but I have crystal-clear memories from the mid-1980s.

Your publications were particularly memorable.  I remember your catgirls and funky retro technology, as well as the classic vehicles.  I still think your work would make a great cartoon series.  Have you ever considered YouTube publishing?
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melallensink Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
As I get older, a lot of stuff starts blurring together in memory. Junior high becomes one lump. High school becomes two lumps, before and after the drivers license, and that divider is hazy (being unofficially on the road for years on various go-carts, ATCs, chore pickups, One-Eighty loader tractors pulling grinder-mixers and silage wagons, etc, doesn't help). My three visits to Chicago Con sort of run together, one with Kurt, one with the  Iowa Comic Book Clique, and one with an unknown just starting out named Pat Pat Moriarity who only went to humor me and see a gal pal in the Windy City (he ended up chumming up with Harvey Pekar which primed his  career). The part of the UFO that's most memorable is the part I don't really want to remember, getting the short end of Corrigan doing what Dr. Owleus would call a mobbing and other insults to injury, while the in-clique coddles him. Remembering that only makes my blood boil. 

I do feel that I have two gem series that are conveniently ignored: InterStellar OverDrive and Sci Fi Guy! Both are ensemble cast dealies set in deep textured retro 'verses. And I  have  a couple of pretty good series with the Captain Saucer revival (the one with Nevil and Wingding) and the Inventer & Igor. I'm going  to push myself to do that Inventer & Igor animatic that Pat Pat suggested. I will try to get Sci Fi Guy! going again on Patreon. 
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:iconchris-the-sword:
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hello, happy holidays, and have a happy new year!

i really like your art sir.

also, could you answer to my latest PM/note, please?
thanks
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:iconmelallensink:
melallensink Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
It's answered.
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:iconchris-the-sword:
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
thank you! happy new year!
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:iconmelallensink:
melallensink Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
I'm going to try to answer them today. I tried to start yesterday but my video card went wacky.
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:iconchris-the-sword:
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
happy (late) birthday, and merry christmas!

(also, you are a great artist, and i LOVE your work.... keep making epic art, sir!)
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WilfordBrimley Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Happy birthday!
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