News from April 2013

Quake 3 All The Way Down

Apr 03, 2013

I loved playing Quake 3, I’ve been trying to brainstorm ideas on how to incorporate it into a drawing. I think the awesome railgun map Q3DM17 is the best example of how terrible I am at strategy. I’d dominate when at a disadvantage and struggle then reach the top of the scoreboard and inevitably I’d do something stupid like go for the quad then fall off and have like 15 health and decide the best decision would be to do the double jump up to the mega health… It never worked.

I loved Quake 3 even though I was decidedly bad at movement and great at aiming.

Nathan

Who Did It?

Apr 09, 2013

I’m going to be real with you guys, I didn’t really have a whole concept for this other than I wanted to do another tragic food story. Really, the whole inspiration was the phrase, “killed a beer”, then I started to think about a beer killed staged to look like a suicide… I have problems.

Nathan

Seals

Apr 16, 2013

If you haven’t seen the original comic where the homophobic seal came from, please visit this guy’s site, anticscomics.com. The homophobic seal became the image everybody posted on facebook/reddit/tumblr/picture messaging in response to somebody saying something stupid. It was this very popular gay retort for a while. Yesterday my friend Micah linked it to me when I told him I thought about spending $900 on a 27" monitor from apple, an appropriate response, and I sketched over it into the mafia seal to be funny and sent it back to him. I didn’t have a fresh idea for tonight’s drawing so I did a collection of non-homophobic seals doing their thing.

Nathan

Daft

Apr 24, 2013

I’ve been listening to Daft Punk since I was 15. It makes me sad, but I can’t remember the name of the guy I went to camp with who introduced me to Daft punk. But I have everything to thank this guy, he had “Homework” on a mini-disk player. I don’t think I’d ever listened to any electronic music before in my life, and I’m so grateful.

Daft Punk lead to Prodigy, which lead to Crystal Method, which lead to Fatboy Slim, which lead to DJ Shadow which lead to this whole avenue of turntablism and one of the most awesome musical periods of my life. I bought “Discovery” in the virgin mega-store in time square when I was on my senior trip, I heard “Harder Better Faster Stronger” 100% on my own with no hype and it was one of the best musical listening experiences of my early years. Anyhow, I owe so much to Daft Punk and all the retro disco electro stuff they produce. I thought it would be fun to do a version of their cover for “Random Access Memories” themed like the 70’s disco groove they are summoning in this record. I’ll post the uncropped version of the rainbow robots later this week in a special separate post.

Nathan