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#OpCrossbones

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2014 by RedGrimRune

Hey all! I’ve got a KickStarter coming up for a new project I’m working on. For now, it’s called Operation Crossbones, and you can keep an eye out for it by following #OpCrossbones on the InstaGrams, the Twit-Verse & the Book of Face. All I’ll say so far is that it involves Pirate Flags and you!

Stay tuned!

– X

Cap’n America! YAAR!!

Posted in Art, Gaming, Nerdery, Photoshop Fun, RedGrimRune, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by RedGrimRune

So, my roommates & I watched the first 3 “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies recently, and the awesomeness of pirates is truly never far from my thoughts (especially since, according to family legend, there is a Pirate waaay back in the Kent bloodline). Add to that sleep deprivation, caffeine & a mind-numbing early shift at my job, and BOOM!! – Cap’n America is born! Behold!

Yarr!!

Yarr!!

Furthermore, my girl & I spent 4 days at Comic Con International, and got to board the Jackdaw, the Pirate ship from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, so needless to say, the imagination hasn’t so much sparked, as it has been a raging inferno. I just needed some time to focus it, and forge something awesome out of it.

The Jackdaw! (actually the Star of India, but Ubisoft payed for the sail & paintjob…OMG ship in CosPlay!!)

Me & BlackBeard be maties!

Arr!

She be a beauty!

There will be prints of Cap’n America. Lemme know if you want one! Cheers, Maties!

-Grim

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

Xander’s SteamRex Tattoo

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2012 by RedGrimRune

Xander gets the SteamRex tattooed by Tee Jay at Cicatrix Tattoo in San Francisco, CA

Corpses and Cogs

Posted in Art, Gaming, Nerdery, Randomness, Rockage, Soap Box, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2010 by RedGrimRune

My life is recently awash with new and exciting media!

1) Watchmen:

Finally getting around to reading it, and I gotta say, I am loving every minute of reading it. I really am disappointed in myself that I watched the movie first. I think Moore’s work is just as relevant now as it was when he wrote it; troubled social and economic times, uncertainty in the government’s military intentions, people going crazy, etc. I’m looking forward to watching the movie again and nit-picking at it once I’m done.Very good read! It really is a novel for comics. Hell, its a straight-up novel.

2) “The Black Parade” – My Chemical Romance

Ok, I admit that I had a couple of MCR’s songs in my iTunes for the longest time solely as a guilty pleasure, but after I popped “The Black Parade” into the car’s CD player during a roadtrip, I was hooked on it! I know MCR has a huge stigma for being an emo band, and while their aesthetic doesn’t do much to dissuade this idea, their sound is pure Rock. Their instrumentals are complex and haunting while Gerard Way’s voice soars above and over the melodious cacophony with intriguing and imagery-evoking lyrics. As surprised as I am to write this, this album is very reminiscent of Queen, David Bowie and Guns N’ Roses.


3) Wormwood Gentleman Corpse


Beautifully rendered and masterfully written, Ben Templesmith’s work is a true joy to read. Zany and rich characters matched with like art styles has made for yet another comic series to add to my growing collection. Supernatural comedies hold a special place in my brain, and a story about a worm which has possessed a rather well-dressed corpse accompanied by a clockwork companion that resembles a member of ZZ Top is no exception. I haven’t been this influenced by an artist’s style since I discovered Mike Mignola. To quote the forward by David Slade, “…tentacles-a-plenty, sex, guns, demons, and beer. What more does one want from a 21st century graphic novel?” This will be going right next to my Hellboy library!

4)Bioshock 2 (Multiplayer)

While the story mode is amazing, the multiplayer is where this game really shines. Once you level out of chump-land and get some decent gear, the game really gets fun. While the classic 1-2 Punch of ElectroBolt and Shotgun never goes out of style, being able to teleport, nail someone with a crossbow and (my personal favorite) cover someone IN FREAKIN’ BEES is just too much fun.

I’m off to get some prints done. Cheers!

Grim <3 Haiti

Posted in Gaming, Halo, Randomness, Soap Box, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 20, 2010 by RedGrimRune

As you may have heard by now, a 7.0 earthquake shattered Haiti this week. Thankfully, many, many organizations have rallied together to bring aid and relief to the destroyed country. Among them, surprisingly, is the video game company Bungie of the “Halo” franchise fame. They are currently running a promotion where players assign a specific emblem to their character, and for every 1,000 players who do so, Bungie will donate $100 to Haiti relief efforts.

I did my part. If you play Halo 3 or ODST online, change your symbol now.

Grim 4 Haiti

I did my part. Your turn


ATA in SF

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 4, 2009 by RedGrimRune

I know its been over a year since my last post. I’m notoriously bad at posting on blogs, but now that I am graduating I should have plenty of time to record my artistic endeavors

Like this!:

SF ATA Show

My department's show


(click to enlarge. My name is on there!)

http://www.atasite.org/calendar/?x=4366

a machinima I made a while ago is being shown.
Oh, and I’m designing the poster (I designed the logo too).

Jubilations!