Joe Alterio's blog on illustration, comix, design, animation, and other bouts of total awesomeness.

Monday, September 25, 2006

A quiet night on ice.


Gadzooks, it's been a haul.

I sat on my wobbly barstool last night, watching the christmas lights swirl around my head in a slightly sickening pattern, and came to an empty-hearted love of all humanity that sits and swells around, my chest blooming in unearned adoration for my fellow man.

It could be that I'm in San Francisco, in love with life again, patched up enough to resume my sloppy affair with her, that which become like beddeath in Seattle, cold rainy, fridged. It also could have been that I had polished off my second Wild Turkey.

I guess this is all to say that I know I've been latent in my comic production, I haven't had an art show in a year, and my blogging has been sporadic at best. And for this, to you, my loyal seven readers, I apolgize. But it is about to change. It is in the works.

In two days time, SBC will bring the wire of life and fire and photos and theivery and mypopic narcissism into our living room, and we will be freed of our pathetic coffeeshop existence, eeking out a few minutes time on our laptop as the Russian barista blasts Tim McGraw for the 29th time.

I can't wait!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Finally....finally finally finally.

Sniff that, me hearties? That's the smell of a freshly scrubbed poopdeck, a new coat of whitewash on the fo'castle and the removal of some of our more surly elements in the crew.

AVAST from the The Heart O' The Mission, this captain's new vessel. It's been a long time, I know. I've received alot of emails from you of the more patronizing humor that chided me for not updating anything for a month, and alls I have to say is, if you knew what a move it was, you'd have forgiven me. Suffice to the ship is ready to launch again, and with it, lots of more and exciting new ridiuclous things will be surfacing in these brackish waters shortly.

As a precursor to things to come, after only 8 months, I've gotten completely sick and embarrassed by my portfolio site, so I'm redoing it yet again, and this time, finally, I think I have figured out what exactly I want it to be and what I want it to convey: preferably not "assymertical, unprofessional doofus", which what I feel it conveys now. So I threw together a mock up, below.

What say ye, masters?

p.s: Yeah, yeah, I know I missed this.
But that's so last year. I'm personally prepping for International Talk Like A NeoCon Day. Right, freedom-haters?