Friday, May 11, 2012


More on the WIP that I've been working on.  Hit a bit of a snafu on it early in the week.  Was almost ready to put my head through the dry wall.  But, walked away instead.  Probably for the best.

I darkened the scan so you can see the pencils better.  You can thank me in the comments below...

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Man, have I got something good to share.  I've been working on this almost a month now.  And I think it's almost ready.  I've got a couple more things to adjust, but I'm really hoping to have it done this weekend.  Want to see?  No.  Meh...fine.  Later...

Monday, May 7, 2012


Let me tell you something.  This 7 Words or Less thing I came up with is a pain.  I really painted myself in the  ol' proverbial corner with this genius idea.  I don't know what the hell I was thinking.  7 words or less?!?!?  I can't describe a Cheerio in less than 25 words, let alone a movie or a book.  I'm worse than the eskimos, what with their 97 different words for snow. I can't believe I pigeonholed myself like that.

Take, for instance, today's post about the AVENGERS.  I can't begin to tell you how much trouble I had coming up with a clever statement about that movie.  The minimum word count on everything I came up with was 8 words.  8 WORDS!!!

I've been seriously considering changing the whole thing to something like "1 sentence or less".  I need some wiggle room, man!  Wiggle room!  But, no.  I'm committed.  Or should be, at least.

7 words or less.  What a dope!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012


S'up?  So, just in case you thought I'd given up on drawing, I've got a new pic for you.  Now, it's not much.  A work in progress if you will, but still something to show you short term memory folkels.  So you could see it better, I darkened up the pencils a bit.

I'm not a scannerologist, so the scan is pretty terrible.

I know it's not much to look at.  But, you know...whatever.  Here's what it really looks like:

Here's the original for reference.

Stay tuned for more.  I mean, don't spend your weekend waiting, but check in next week sometime.  Or check in as much as you like.  See if I care!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sunshine Blogger award

So, wow!  Writer D. G.  Torrens choose your friendly neighborhood jman for the Sunshine Blogger award!  It's funny. When I get picked for these things, the first thing I ask myself is:  Me?  Have you read my blog???  You know the stupid stuff I write about!?!?

But, I know she has.  Dawn's been a big supporter and reader of my stuff.  Check out her blog My Book and I... for more about her and the books she's written.

The “rules” of the Sunshine Blogger award are to answer the following ten questions.  I've had to change/adapt things a bit.  Cause, you know...I'm me.  :)

1. Favorite colour – Hmmm...Black.  No red.  No blue.  Call it a 3 way tie?

2. Favorite Animal – Bacon.  Nononono.  I kid.  I kid.  I like dogs.  As a pet, not to eat.

3. Favorite Number – 7

4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink – water

5. Facebook or Twitter – You kidding?  How is this even a choice?  Twitter, by far.

6. My passion – I think it's this whole blog-thing I've created.  The writing/drawing thing I've been working on for...well, most of my life.  As it turns out.

7. Getting or Giving Presents – Giving.  No one gets me the right stuff, anyway.  I'd rather just give myself the presents.  :)

8. Favorite Pattern – the one where I've constantly got to tell my boys to get buckled when they get in the car?

9. Favorite Day of the Week – Saturday

10. Favorite Flower – I really don't have an answer for this, either.  How about I give you my favorite song, instead?  Everlong by the Foo Fighters.  Great song.

The other duty of the recipient of the Sunshine Blogger award is to pass the honor along. And I do so to Paula Danner. A blogger/writer extraordinaire.  She writes for several blogs including Looking for the Sweet Spot and Denimdebutante (which, yes, i do check out.  if only for the gratuitous butt shots.  c'mon.  don't give me that.  you look to!).  Check her out...

Friday, April 27, 2012


Man!  Feels like a week since I've updated this page.  Oh.  Wait.  It has.  My how the time flies...

So?  How are you?  How was your week?  Mine?  Busy!  As usual. Running around all rockstarish.  It's a crazy life, but someone's got to live it.  Might as well be me.

I'm sure you've seen what's up on the big board this week.  I know there's still no GREEN LANTERN review up.  Three weeks now?  Yep.  What's the big deal?  You know I'm just gonna bitch about it.  Next week, I swear.

No new drawings to show. Well, not entirely true.  I do have this creepy eye study I did this week:

Creepy, right?!?!?

But, the big surprise?  Oh...wait.  I can't tell you.  You'll just have to wait.  Probably a couple of weeks.  No!  It's not that Fadderly/lego toon thing I've been working on for the last 7 years (it's gonna happen.  i'll finish it.  you'll see).  Nope.  Something better.  Which you totally won't appreciate. Cause that's just how you are.


Friday, April 20, 2012


Wow!  I don’t even know what to say.  I logged into the blog last night to see how many hits the site had.  Cause, I have an ego problem.  I need acceptance and validation, apparently.  Years of therapy, folks.  Years of therapy.

Anyway, the site had a respectable amount of hits, nothing to write home about.  But, right before bed, I check in again.  And what to my wondering eyes should appear?  The Rolling Mist post had over a thousand hits!?!?!  WTF?!?!  In an hour’s time, that article had become the second most viewed post on my blog. 

For once, I am without words!

Awwww…who am I kidding?!?!?  I’ve got plenty to say…

Funny thing is, I went back and forth about posting that on the Fadderly blog at all.  I had it schedule to go live 7 yesterday morning.  And right before it was to post, I was still wondering if I should take it down.  Even after it went live, I almost took it down.  Why?  Bunch of reasons, really.  Doesn’t really fit the “theme” of Fadderly, blah, blah, blah.  But, mostly cause I didn’t know what kind of reaction I’d get.

Now?  I wish I had more ready to post.  J

Anyway, thanks for checking it out!  Means a lot.  Tell your friends!  And keep clicking the stumbleupon button, for mercy's sake!!!!

Love always and in all ways,

Your friendly neighborhood jman

PS….yeayeayyea.  I know.  I know.  I promised a movie review, like two weeks ago, right?!?!?  I’ll work on it this weekend.  Maybe Tuesday.

But, probably not Tuesday.