November, 2018

All the posts published

It was a cold and dreary comic convention in November complete with winter storm warning and I happened to stumble upon artist and writer Asia Dye. Her vibrant and original art immediately jumped out at me. I was completely drawn in by her bold color stories and striking line work. I rushed to her table and immediately got into her business, like I do. Her comic is Project:AEGIS and I …

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The model pictured above has over 151,000 followers on Instagram. She’s been featured in high fashion publications like Vogue and Cosmopolitan, she’s modeled for upscale brands like Balmain and Tiffany and high end make-up lines like Pat McGrath. She’s a girl who seems to have it all. Despite her entrancing beauty, the lovely woman you see above is digital. Meaning, she’s not real. Her name is Shudu, and she …

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Halo 5 is hanging up its hat in terms of official esports tournaments and Dreamhack Atlanta housed the goodbye party with the HCS (Halo Championship Series) Finals. It was a hell of a show with top halo teams getting downright scrappy to claim this final title. Re-Watch Alert: Renegades vs. Elevate First things, first, I wanna get into Renegades and Elevate. Their series on Friday was one to remember. This …

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Why Stan Lee is the Father of Geek Culture The loss of Stan Lee will be felt all over the world. Although he lived a long, awesome life, it still always hurts when we lose one of the innovators who helped shape our culture in such a significant way. With the popularization of Marvel movies, parts of geek culture that used to be specific to comic book nerds have …

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(featured image from Orun.¬†art credit: Julio Rocha) I met local game deb Nell Raban at a meetup of game writers in downtown Chicago. We hit it off talking about the industry and what we love and wish would improve. It’s always fun to commiserate with other game writers. She has an impressive work ethic and lots of ideas. I want to thank her for taking the time to share her …

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Much to my delight, the entirety of MTV’s animated show Daria has been available on Hulu and naturally I had to binge. For those too young to know, there was a time when MTV was relevant. They used to produce highly original and thought provoking content. They even had Kurt Loder report some fucking news. This was a golden age that died a slow, miserable death as ratings pointed toward …

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Last weekend I was invited as a guest at a micro con at the infamous Blue Box Cafe in Elgin and my neighbor was Xane Daniel. Turns out Xane and I have a few things in common, one being that we have both worked in the video game industry, granted he’s got quite a few years on me, and we also love making comics. I was immediately drawn to the …

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November 2018 - Sugar Gamers