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Posted in Body Modification, Gaming, Nerdery, Randomness, Rockage, Soap Box, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2013 by RedGrimRune

So, I just finished Xoc: The Journey of a Great White, a graphic novel put out by Oni Press, and I gotta say, I was pretty impressed. It won’t win any Eisner’s, but the message is strong. Matt Dembiki tells the tale mostly from a Great White Shark’s perspective, and gives a very needed heavy-handed and shocking narrative of how humans violate the ocean, and what happens to the creatures that we make movies of, get tattoos of, and overall capture our imaginations.

We don’t do many reviews here at We Doomed, but this particular book lines up with our mission to help out the sharks, especially with the notes at the end of the book where the author details ways the reader can help the ocean’s plight- stopping shark finning, aiding against pollution and other helpful things.

Follow Matt Dembiki’s blog here!

Interesting fact: “Xoc” is the Mayan word for “Devil Fish”. White folks heard it and turned it into “Shark”. Take that one with you to your next pub trivia night!

 

Furthermore, reading this has lit the flames of inspiration. Here is what sprang forth from my digital pen:

We’ll probably be making some stickers of this. If they sell well enough, who knows? Maybe a shirt will be made!

Thanks for reading folks! Remember, cut those soda can ring-holder-things! Use a battle-ax if you have to…or want to…I don’t really care, just make saving the environment Fucking METAL!

Cheers,

-Xander

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Monarch: The Tragic King of California

Posted in Art, Body Modification, Soap Box with tags , , , , , , , on January 18, 2013 by RedGrimRune
Monarch: The Tragic King of California

Ink wash & paint pens on Bristol paper

This is my new character, Monarch: The Tragic King of California. I’ll be making a lot of pieces with him featured, mostly because all the pieces of him are fun for me to draw: the tattoos, the hoodie, the weird shape of his hands, and of course, the bear head.

To clarify, he is a bear-man. He has all the tendencies of a bear, but is cursed with the form of a man.

Historically, Monarch was a California grizzly bear who “was captured in 1889 in a publicity stunt concocted by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst and kept for 22 years in a cage (and became) California’s last captive grizzly”. After his death in 1911, his likeness was used for the California flag. Ironically, his death, and the following death of the remaining few CA grizzlies, signaled the extinction of their species in the region in which they are the state animal for.

In the flesh.

In the flesh.

He has been immortalized by being skinned, stuffed and put on display at the California Academy of Sciences, where we can gawk at him today.

His throne.

His throne.

His skeleton is being used for study at UC Berkeley’s Zoology department, however, his skull is currently missing. Maybe it belongs to The Tragic King, it’s rightful owner.

I’m not much of an environmentalist, or humanitarian, but I have focused  causes. And if I can’t help the causes monetarily or physically, I’ll at least make art about it to get the word out there! Every Californian should know about Monarch,

Cheers!

-Xander “Grim” K.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/CA-grizzly-bear-Monarch-a-symbol-of-suffering-2372855.php#ixzz2IML7AOMK

In Business

Posted in 6th Circle, Art, Body Modification, Photoshop Fun with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by RedGrimRune

Finally got cards made for the comic!

Designed the graphics myself. Jackson and I went to a local printing shop, Club Card Printing and got a bunch made for a resonable price. The we went around the Castro and handed out a few to Whatever Comics and Cicatrix Tattoo. Huzzah for marketing!!

Today was also an update day, our first “Sunday strip” style comic. Check it out!

6th Circle

I know it’s not the best pic ever, but here’s the card and me (minus most of my beard)