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S’up, kids?

I’m tired of waiting until the last minute to do the actual writy-bit of my entries, so I’m actually writing this the night before.

I haven’t been sticking to my Ten Minutes A Day rule with my art, justifying the many hours I spend on them anyway as being justified. This is bullshit, amirite*?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m having fun with the Artisan Pony Project and the fabulous guest artists that I’ve gotten so far, but I feel like I’ve been dropping-out of the one-page-funny comics, focusing perhaps too much on being Srs with my art. Starting again tonight, ten minutes every day.

I should also get back to a story or two that I was briefly working on. And the dishes. Nadja‘s sleeping, though, so I shouldn’t do the latter right now. Our bedroom and kitchen are only separated by a curtain.

We have been having preposterous amounts of fun lately, including the great success that was the Kung Fu and Kasseroles Party. Great friends, and casseroles and covered dishes were consumed in large quantities.

Here are trailers for the movies that ran all night:

Living Room TV:

The Magnificent Butcher  (Sammo Hung at his best), The Tai Chi Master  (A 90s Wire-Fu classic), 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Because Gordon Liu).

Laptop in Library:

Duel of the Tough twice (good fights, a film by Godfrey Ho) and The Holy Flame of the Martial World  (a truly WUT film in so many ways).

Netbook Opposite the Toilet:

The Fearless Hyena on repeat (a personal favorite, my first Chan kung fu film).

Anyroad, welcome to the SECOND most bizarre part of The Wizard’s Lesson:

Need a RECAP?
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

As always, click to embiggen:

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See, that wasn’t so bad, was it?

Love,

benjamin “greater-than-zero chance of current intoxication” sTone

* Apparently this word bugs some people. They can go screw.
** This comic leaves copyright on December 2, 2024

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Yeah, I’m a few days behind. I’ve been busy.

I’ve been having far too much fun already with my Artisan Ponies project on Tumblr. If you’ve been following my art for long, you know that animals are NOT my forte, but that somehow my horses always look…unique.

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I’m starting the next Wizard’s Lesson tonight–a two page splash–and I’ll do my damnedest to have it up for Tuesday. For now, we have:

The Wizard’s Lesson Part One
Next Pages
The Next Page
The Lastest So Far

First VERY preliminary sketches for the Tarot deck I’m going to do have started. Don’t worry, I won’t be crossing any streams, and will finish The Wizard’s Lesson before continuing.

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In other news, Nadja and I are working next week on our online sales model. We should have it up soon and you can buy terribly fun things from us.

For now, peace out motherfuckers.

Love,

benjamin

REMINDER: The pony and tarot sketches leave copyright November 20, 2014.

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The Wizard’s Tale‘s descent into madness continues. I’m giving you last week’s comic and this week’s together, for a bit of continuity for these panels.

Next time?

EVEN MORE GRAPHIC OF VIOLENCE!

I provide it for you because I love you. And because I love this story.

Also, my Halloween costume continues apace. It’s going well. 🙂

Also also, Nadja and I have been watching some incredible horror films this Halloween. On Thursday I’ll post some stuff about ’em.

Love,

benjamin

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Ow.

PSThis comic leaves copyright October 21st, 2024.

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We’re mad crazy busy at Stone Robot Enterprises with Halloween costuming and various other things–you should look at our lastest SRE post, involving our response to the Steven Salaita issue–but I’m going to keep these pages coming, possibly at a slightly faster rate.

I’m really enjoying doing these, and I think I might…well, I might be improving. But don’t count on it yet. Wait until I start my project of doing every single card in a Tar–oh, details about that can come later.

After you’ve caught up with The Wizard’s Lesson so far, please to enjoy the latest page.

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It’s gonna get a bit gruesome soon, kids.

I can’t wait.

Love,

benjamin

PSThis comic leaves copyright October 16th, 2024.

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Are you wondering what all of this ‘benjamin being attacked by letters’ was all about?

I doubt it, but if you look below you’ll find that the last page pulls a Clarissa and explains it all:

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On January 30, 2005, I first used the term “Things I Can’t Draw” on LiveJournal, regarding The Day I Saw An Unidenfitied Flying Object, a story for some class that I drew when I was in about 2nd or 3rd grade.

On January 2, 2006, I did my first entire page of TICD, because I was bored near a pen and a sheet of printer paper. I had so much fun, and that coffee-maker still looks good…but wtf laptop?

Now, in October 2014, it’s time to retire the title.

Thing I Can’t Draw belong to the ages.

Welcome to This Is How I Draw.

Sure, it’s taken eight years for me to accept it completely, but I can draw; I simply have a very unique style. It takes me far longer than you would think—I can draw, but it’s difficult—and that’s totally fine, because I love the fuck out of doing it. I’ve been getting better as time goes on, and can easily finish things in one night that used to take me two or three.

The Wizard’s Lesson is a great example of this, and I have a page already uploaded and ready to post on Thursday. I start another tonight and may even have it ready for the same post.

The moral of the story is that you can all stop telling me that I really can draw, because I’ve finally acknowledged it. The next person who derides my derision can go screw. 😛

Now, if you’ll excuse me, these bastards aren’t going to fold themselves:

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Love,

benjamin sTone

REMINDER: The works pictured above leave copyright on October 14, 2024.

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Hey kids!

As some of you may know, my brain doesn’t always get words right. It’s always been a problem with my gray matter, but the older I get, the more my brain misfires and makes me sound like I’m having a stroke.

I don’t always keep track of them, but I’m starting to, and I’m going to start drawing as many of them as I can. The first one was a misfire while talking to Nadja about a recipe I was going to make with a number of onions, which aren’t Nadja’s stomach’s favorite if they’re not very cooked. I was asking about a change I could make.

Please enjoy my first I Don’t Words Talk Right:

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Doing a completed drawing every few days isn’t exactly #Inktober, but #Drawtober works just fine with me.

Tomorrow you might have the horrifyingly blood-soaked very strange next bit of The Wizard’s Lesson as well as a bit about the best new horror movie I’ve seen in ages.

Love,

benjamin
Who’d crystallize YOUR onions any day….

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Nadja and I were going to participate in #Inktober, but since so much of my art is based on the structure and not the inking itself, we’re just sorta doing #Drawtober.

I did two last night to catchup. The first one is a throwaway that was inspired by Nadja telling me to draw “a guy smashing a city.”

The second is the penultimate one in my recent and confusing series of me being abused by gravity and my own letters.

I’ve got very little else, because I had an entry planned for writing and then a filling tore out of the middle of a tooth, so now I’m hurty and about to go to the dentist.

Anyroad, here you go. The Wizard’s Lesson resumes next week, and the daily draws will continue.

Love,

benjamin

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…and then he next-to-last-page of…

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We will be at Made-Fest both tomorrow and Sunday the 28th.
There’s a FB page here.
We’ll be on the east side of the vendor area, up against the wall of the Highdive. sharing our booth with artist Sophie McMahon, who is awesome.

Here are two glasses that we’ve made. The bottom of the pint glass may be familiar to die-hard Prisoner fans. 🙂

You Have Just Been Poisoned glass

Fuck Feelings Glass

Oh, and by the way:

Things I Can't Fall Apart

Look, I know about as much as you do.

Love,

benjamin