Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Snowy Survey

The boys are waiting for Xmas!!
Hey friends! Cooking some lunch while I am dreading digging my car out from 5 to 8 inches of snow for us to head to work. Survey time to kill time. Enjoy!

Is there a boy/girl in your life?
A~
There are many boys and girls in my life. The planet is full of them, silly.

Think of the last person who hurt you; do you forgive them?
A~
I forgive everyone who has wronged me. But I don't ever forget.

What’s something you really want right now?
A~
My own house. Bills paid off. Money in the bank. My work all done. Retirement. Hanging with my kids more. A day off. All of that.

Have you ever slept on a couch with someone else?
A~
With my size? Im lucky to find a couch I can fit on to sleep on. No room for anyone else!

What’s the background on your cell?
A~
I think its a pic of my boys. Or a cat. Not sure.

Do you like your phone?
A~
Well sure. We get along great. Lots of GB for porn and surfing for porn and other things. Like porn.

Honestly, are things going the way you planned?
A~
I gotta say its getting better. Im happy with how things are turning around.

Which hurts the most, physical or emotional pain?
A~
Reading past my blogs, Id say emotional, by far.

Would you rather visit a zoo or an art museum?
A~
Actually that is a good question. Both have great merits. But I will say Art Museum. I like to be inspired.

Are you tired?
A~
Oh yes. Absolutely. I don't know what is keeping me going some days.

Would you ever consider getting back together with any of your exes?
A~
No. They are all exes for a reason. No need to go back.

Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
A~
I hope so!

Is there a certain quote you live by?
A~
Life is too short to stress about people, places or things that don't deserve to be an issue in your life. I need to live by that more.

What’s on your mind?
A~
The shrimp and fries I am currently cooking. It smells good.

Think to the last person you kissed, have you ever kissed them on a couch?
A~
What is your obsession with kissing and couches??? Seriously, get help.

Have you ever had the feeling something bad was going to happen and you were right?
A~
Oh all the time.


Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?
A~
A few. I can talk to anyone really. I have no problems opening up.

What do your friends call you?
A~
Lately they probably call me MIA. Been busy as fuck.

Has anyone upset you in the last week?
A~
Oh yeah. Probably daily. Like bad drivers nshit.

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?
A~
Vans Half Cabs. I just ordered some new ones too!

Would you ever go bald if it was the style?
A~
At the rate my hair is thinning, I don't think I will have a choice.

Top 3 web-pages?
A~
Musicnews, Xvideos and Idiothead.com!

How is your hair?
A~
You know, I haven't asked it.

What do you usually do first in the morning?
A~
Grab phone, check news to see if Trump resigned or was shamed out of office sometime while I was sleeping. Then I get disappointed that he hasn't yet, so I get up and take a piss.

Green or purple grapes?
A~
Purple. Helps with the prostate, which at my age, is something I need to watch out for.

When’s the next time you will give someone a BIG hug?
A~
Oh what, I'm supposed to be a goddamn fortune teller now??

Do you wish you were somewhere else right now?
A~
No. Home is where my heart is. But looking outside at the 5 inches of snow, makes me want to head south with the birdies.

Where will you be 5 hours from now?
A~
Again I gotta predict the fucking future? Well, if all goes according to plan I will be at work. Unless some shitty driver hits me on the way to work I could be in the hospital and jail. Depends.

What was your last thought before you went to bed last night?
A~
I love my GF and the presents she let me open and THANK THE LORDS FOR SANITY IN ALABAMA!

How many fingers do you have?
A~
305. Just like everyone else.

What is your ringtone?
A~
Original Mario Brothers theme music.


Where is your Mum right now?
A~
Dead 17 years this month.

Why aren’t you with the person you were first in love with or almost in love?
A~
We grew apart.

What was the most eventful thing that happened last time you went to see a movie?
A~
There was a movie playing. I saw it. Then Pee Wee Herman shot a load into the back of my head.

If someone gave you $1,000 to burn a butterfly over a candle, would you?
A~
Actually a good question. Id love a grand, honestly... but I don't think I could do that. If it was a spider, no question!

What is something you wish you had more of?
A~
Time in the day. or paid days off.

Have you ever trusted someone too much?
A~
Oh yeah. Always leads to trouble.

Are you keeping a secret from someone who needs to know the truth?
A~
I hate secrets. Secrets are bullshit.

Everybody has somebody that makes them happy, do you?
A~
I think lots of people make me happy. And then there are certain someones who are the best at it. Those are the ones you stay with! Cause they care about you, never try to hurt you and always consider you and your feelings before their own. That is true love. Glad I found one that believes that with me.



~~T

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Long December of Snow and Shitty Drivers


The snow is falling outside. I am not a fan of it. For the most part I do not mind snow, because it is beautiful and helps one mentally get into the spirit of the season.

What I do not like is driving in it. How arseholes around me drive fast and cause accidents... cost money during the holidays... put lives in danger. This weekend I drove to Flint to meet my oldest son halfway to give him his Xmas presents. It was a brief meeting but at least I got to do it. I had to drive in the snow and on the way I saw 9 cars in the ditch. Its only 1 to 3 inches deep outside. What the serious fuck, people?

Arseholes abound. The other night my girl and I were driving home and the cops were chasing a car trying to make a getaway. They crashed into someone behind me and headed our way. We swerved quickly into a parking lot and drove toward the back to avoid the situation. In our rear window we saw the car stop, the cops emerge with their guns drawn. For a minute I had a fear the people in the getaway car would make a run for it and perhaps run in our direction... putting us in the line of fire. But they got back into their broken vehicle and made a run for it, with three cop cars on their tail. I keep checking the news to see what that was or what the outcome was but cannot find anything. Safe to say, we decided to take the opposite way home. It shook us up pretty bad. Its one thing to see a dangerous high speed chase on Tv, quite another to see it a mere 20 feet from you. I will stay at home, thanks.

I was going to wake up early today and do some last minute Christmas shopping and then go see THE DISASTER ARTIST at 10am. I didn't make it. I was up at 9am, but the warmth of the bed made me not want to leave. Plus I can see the snow falling outside. Ive already pulled out my long johns to wear when I have to leave the house today. Its been a long work week. I had 18 hours of overtime and I will likely have even more this week. I have a TO DO list that is about 20 miles long. I still have more commissions and sketches to do to get these Kickstarter books in the mail. Over 1/2 of them have been sent out. I will not rest this week until they are all done and headed out.

I got a million things to do, a billion distractions I want to do... if I only had the time. I don't. So I have to suck that up and be thankful that I am busy. It is welcome, despite all I try to put in front of it. This week I will finish those books, I will get even more inks on STARSLAM 3 done. I will pencil and ink another story and some pinups for the upcoming Patreon page. Then I will treat myself by seeing STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI and then hanging with my kids this weekend. Hopefully sometime I can try and see THE DISASTER ARTIST as well. After all, all work and no play make Adam something something.

I am enjoying Sirius Radio again, thanks to my new car. Ive re-downloaded the app and am enjoying the streaming features. Howard Stern constantly distracts me and makes me laugh. I'm on a big TOM WAITS kick thanks to a featured UNCUT magazine all about him. We took the night off and watched CAPTAIN RON on Amazon Prime and last night I watched some MST3K while I was cleaning the bedroom and counting the presents I still need to get for Xmas. Hopefully done with that this week.

Anyway, just updating everyone. Im off to take a dump, pull on my long johns, scrape off the car and avoid the idiot drivers on the way to work. Yippie. Thug life.

Cheers, T

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

New Stuff Abounds!

Hey friends.

No deep thoughts today. Just got THE EROTIC ZONE comics back from Greko Printing and once again they have done a bang up job!!


No greater feeling than seeing the final product of your months and maybe years of hard work!
Im busy doing sketches and finishing up the commissions for all the orders. Some books have already gone out and I am shipping more this week. Keep your eyes peeled for them!

Life at the homestead is kind of quiet now that Thanksgiving is over and our Xmas shopping is done. We got the tree up and the cats are relaxing as usual:


Such a tough life....

Behold its majesty!!
In a more personal note, I had to say goodbye to an old friend this past week. That being the Bat Blazer:


Some of you might recall THIS OLD BLOG POST from two years ago where I drove to Illinois and got this vehicle. I got it with 104,000 miles on it and it got up to 139,000 miles. I replaced the starter last year and this year, it suddenly started acting up. Bubbling behind the dashboard (coolant issue) and serious revving and slowing (transmission). It was acting up big time. I did not dare drive it too far when I could avoid it. But driving all the way to work or out to get my kids is a 22 to 25 minute drive there and 22 to 25 minutes back. It certainly wore it down. And this last Friday when my GF attempted to head to work in it, it went south on her and pretty much gave up. And when she got it back to our parking lot, the back passenger tire popped and now its flat. She basically limped home one last time before passing out on us. My brother is going to claim the car now and use it for parts for his own Blazer.

The 1996 Chevy Bat Blazer and I have been through a lot. Two trips to Illinois, some to Detroit, all over Lansing many times, to Owosso, to Cincinnati twice, to Indianapolis Horrorhound, to a drive in outside of Indianapolis and more. Ive slept inside the car many times on trips and we bonded closely, as I do with all my cars. But this guy was special. He was older, wore out and not super pretty at times to deal with. It had all sorts of tiny problems like no cruise control, At the end the reverse did not work, radio didn't work until I replaced it, steering column was tilted, windows sometimes would not roll up, no AC in the summer, rips in the seats... but it got me where I needed to go and through some major transitions my like has taken me the last couple years, it got me through. I am honestly sad to see it go.

Luckily before Friday, I got this:


I could feel my Blazer going. I was nervous as hell about it breaking down and being stranded somewhere. I would talk myself out of doing even simple errands around town because I felt so limited and scared about the car breaking down. So I decided I needed to embrace a change and go for the best my money could take me to. Luckily my credit score has been climbing good enough that I got a car loan at a local dealer and got a new Chevy Equinox. Its a silver/gold type of color. Ive named it the PONY. (Stay gold, pony boy) Its got all the bells and whistles. Things I have taken for granted like AC, working seats, satellite radio and tons of room. Its masterfully safe and even gives me a camera to back up when I reverse. It will take us where we need to go safely and securely. We are already planning our vacation for next year with it. And I got a couple of my own I want to do. I now feel safe enough to attempt it.

I also feel strong enough to say that my hard work over the years has lead me to this point. I coulda got something cheaper, older and simpler. But this time, I wanted to go all out and get something really nice. I never get anything flashy for myself. Im pretty simple by nature. I am always talking myself out of the finer things. On this, I decided to embrace the WHY NOT and just go for it. Im happy to have done so. It feels good to step back and say YEAH, YOU EARNED THIS... and mean it. Metaphorically and financially.

But my plan is to pay this sucker off quick and really fast track my credit back to where it should be at my age. It will certainly give me a leg up with what I want to do in the future. I'm excited and now I'm literally enjoying the ride. Feels good to allow myself to enjoy something again. Ive spent way too much time feeling unworthy and beating myself up for stupid things. This time, I say FUCK IT. Enjoy it.

And I am.

Okay, lastly... I got some new pages from Andy my colorist for STARSLAM 3. I am now going to share some of these spoiler free SFW images. We are back to work on it! Enjoy:






Not much else is new with me beyond that. I bought my friends old acoustic guitar. I gotta clean and restring it but after STARSLAM 3 is done, I plan to maybe break it out and do some song writing again. I would like to anyway. I'm just chasing whimsies here, folks. Better than being depressed the fuck out all the time!!

Okay, back to work with me. I have a ton of things to do and get out the door. Thanks for reading!!

~~T

Monday, November 27, 2017

Nice Break... Where Did It Go???

Hello friends.

After going through a few hell weeks of lots of OT at the day job, juggling things for artwork stuff and so much more, I got a nice stretch of a break over Thanksgiving. On Thursday we spent the day at my girlfriends parents house, eating hearty and watching the Lions lose, Trains Planes and Automobiles (A holiday must), before we went home and watched Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. I'm happy to report that my GF liked the flick, or so she tells me. Ive never had a girl match my love of Trek and that is something I have come to accept in this life. But that is okay. More for me. I still dont understand their love of things like exotic coffees and shoes. So it goes. Luckily my girl doesn't have that shoe obsession, but she has about 85 different coffee mugs!

On Friday, I was able to get some shopping done (ONLINE! Im not a Black Friday guy at all), but I spent most of the day working on the big card set that is due next week. I got it 85% done by 5am. It was a long day to say the least. Saturday, more of the same... but I 100% finished the card set and got all my paperwork stuff done for it and a few other things. VERY productive weekend overall. D showed me this dark comedy called Lucky, which was her DVD pick to watch. On Saturday we cooked our turkey and had potatoes and dumplings again. I think I'm about turkey-ed out at this point. On Friday just for a break from it I took her to Crunchys in East Lansing, one of our favorites.

The boys helping to put together the tree on Sunday.

Sunday, I got the kids from 10 to 6pm. Driving the 25 minutes to where they live is hell on the poor Bat Blazer. See, there are some major issues going on with it. Including something coolant related and the transmission is going. I cannot really use reverse in it! But no worries... that will be fixed very soon...

My new baby?? STAY TUNED!
We got a lot of the Xmas decorations up, which the kids helped with. Finally after they left I watched that Jim Carrey/Andy Kaufman doc on Netflix and then my girl and I held hands and basked in the glow of our Christmas tree lights while watching Christmas Vacation... a holiday staple. Then I went to bed peacefully, until the damn cats woke me up at 7:30am!! 

All in all it was a refreshing break. I took naps where I could and rested my bad knee. I ate way more than hearty, I did online shopping and was very productive. But most importantly, I spent time with family. Much needed!

Now for December, I will be busy every weekend with my boys. I got the kids like three weekends this month I think. And one of the Saturdays I have free I am going to Port Huron to spend with my oldest son and do his Xmas. I think he will be very happy with his gift.

Me? I am gonna slog through the coming overtime, get the kickstarter commissions done and light the rockets under my ass to get STARSLAM 3 in the can. My Xmas shopping is 95% done and so I got that out of the way. Just a few things here and there to cross off the big TO DO list before I start to kick some ass! Lets make it happen!

Xmas present I got for the fur babies. Dont tell them!!!

The cards aint worth nuthin until that autograph is on em! Now they are worth bagz of money!! BAGZ I tell you!!

Hope your holiday went well. Be safe out there! Off to work I go...

~T

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Gobble Gobble my friends.

This year for Thanksgiving we are spending the day at my GFs parents, eating hearty, watching the Lions lose, and being merry. Then Fri through Saturday its back home for busy time. Except I have to work. I also gotta finish these cards like THIS WEEKEND in order to meet deadline. I got about 25 left to pencil/ink and about 60 to color. Ill make it, no problem. There is so many other things to do. I got a TO DO list a mile and 3/4ths long. I got some anger about some things going on, but also a lot of excitement as well. Nothing I want to spoil quite yet but things are about to get crazy here in Talleyland.

Its been a busy few weeks and last night, mentally, I kinda went to the zoo. I lost my mind about some stuff going on. I just simply lost it with anger and the stress of everything Ive been drifting through lately boiled over. But I did not drink, I did not cry. I just rolled through it. I got home and watched some Curb Your Enthusiasm and went to sleep. This morning I am better and ready to let it roll off my shoulders.

All I can have this morning is gratitude. Things I am thankful for. Like having a good job, my bills are all paid thanks to my hard work, loving and supportive fans around the world, a great relationship, great kids, any toy or cd/dvd/record I could want, etc. I could list them all but Ill just keep the good thoughts internal so they fight off all the bad think pain thoughts. So much great stuff is coming. So much... I truly feel like its going to be okay and everything I am working so damn hard for is going to come to fruition. Some major hurdles are about to be jumped over and kicked to the ground. Positive things are happening. Stuff that makes me excited to make it happen and enjoy the experience while it lasts!

And that is just in my personal life. In my professional life, at the day job Im about a NOIINE (Stern show reference) and in my second job, Im quickly approaching a personal TEN! I pencilled and inked two short stories for the Patreon page. I am getting these new sketch cards out the door. I am finally ramped up and better at consistency at getting things done. I ordered the books for the new Kickstarter and I am doing commissions and sketches for it. Everything Ive had on hold is now starting to come together. Its an exciting time.

When I think of these things, this greatness to come (personally and professionally), it is hard to dwell in the anger that derailed me last night. I am ashamed I let it get to me. Because in the end, it really does not matter. The only thing that matters is how I feel about things and my efforts to make things in my life happen. And right now, things are going great. You will see some of the positive stuff coming my way very soon.

Anyway, how about some pics?



We started XMAS shopping early. Lily Munster always likes the boxes we bring in.

Lilly and Luna Butt, sitting in a tree....

My one relaxing time the last few weeks was another Nintendo get together. I got to beat Kung Fu, TMNT 4 and played a few others. Always important to let loose and party like the old, old men that we are... Do we slay hookers and slam some blow and booze? No... we slam simple beers and play 30 year old video games. Look out ladies, HOT!!!
I am putting it all together. I am keeping it all together. In 2018, we shall all reap the results!

Happy Holiday to those who celebrate. May your turkeys be tasty and your taters be fluffy. I know mine will be.

~~T

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Talk About IT (Stuff and Survey)


Hello friends! I have been getting some emails and messages expressing excitement about the Patreon thing I am going to do.... asking about pricing and such. I have an idea mapped out but if any of you have any suggestions about what kind of pricing and tiers you would like to see, EMAIL ME HERE and Ill listen to your thoughts on it. I do have some big things planned for this Patreon even beyond comics and writing new blogs. It will definitely lead into a sex positive realm and since the gloves are off so to speak, I will be doing a special live audio recording... say, a PODCAST you can download, with special guests telling sexy stories of their own and more! Its going to really be jam packed full of erotic content and other content for those that are longtime fans of mine and dont mind weeding through the erotic stuff to get to the other stuff if it is more to their liking. I started working on new stuff for it this week! (In between all the overtime Ive been working!)

Thanksgiving week is here! BIG stuff going on and I hope (HOPE) that maybe I will relax a bit somewhere in there. Im sure going to try to get my work done so I can do that. 

Despite it being busy on my end, I would like to relax a bit and do some survey work to get my mind going and post it here for you all. People have been saying they really like these that Ive added to the blog so here is another big chunk of questions. Enjoy!

SURVEY TIME!!

Something you're looking forward to in the future?  A: Finishing my artworking and launching the Patreon page. Throwing more crap at the wall and see what sticks. But before that, Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family. Eventually a day off somewhere in there. 

How would you spend a perfect day with your best friend?  
A: We would go to used game and music stores and do some shopping. Then record some music and then get drunk and do more skit tapes together, laughing all night.  

Last book you read?   
A: Maynard James Keenans autobiography.  

Do you still own a landline phone

A: I havent had one of those in over ten years.  

Do you believe in ghosts, spirits, or any kind of afterlife?   
  A: No I dont think so. Im scared of the possiblity of ghosts existing though.   

You get to be any person in the world for a whole week. Who do you choose? 
A: Probably a rich, hot girl. Just to see what that would be like. Id tease all these guys and then go home with a bunch of chicks. ;)

One food you hate that should be destroyed at all costs? 
A: Either Venison or Ranch Dressing. Both can die and rot in hell.  

What cartoon character do you most resonate with?  
A: Probably STIMPY. Hes dumb but means well.  
What are the 3 worst movies of all time?  

A: So bad that I dont even like them? Maybe Chronenburg CRASH, BLAIR WITCH 2 and STAR TREK INSURRECTION. Im sure there are worse but I cannot think of them right now.  
Do you think everyone in our lives serves a purpose, or are some people just there?

A: the longer I live the more I have realized that everyone serves a purpose in your life. If you dont think you matter to anyone, trust me, you do. Someone out there admires or envys you. Believe that.
  
If there was one problem/issue you could wipe off the face of the earth, what would it be?  
A: GREED. That would solve everything if that were eliminated.
 
Do you believe in fate?
A: I used to. Not so much anymore. I think its all circumstance now. 
 
 Do you sleep naked?
 A: I like to, but its waaaaaaaay too cold for that now. The older I get the more I am sensitive to cold. I need layers now.

What is your favorite thing to cook?
A: Some sort of meat, potatoes and dumplings for my family. 
 
Do you believe that humans are inherently good or evil?
 A: I think we are all a bunch of unevolved assholes barely coping and destroying everything around us in one form or another.

What is your favorite snack?
 A: Currently it is cinnamin cookies or doritos. I rotate.

What do you think will bring on the end of the world? Nuclear war, global warming, black hole, etc..
A: Humanity being what we are.
 
What is your favorite type of foreplay?
 A: Verbal. Fantasy talk. Flirting.

Favorite restaurant?
A: Here in town? My top five would be FIVE GUYS, CHEDDARS, UKAI HOUSE, EAST COAST SUBS and LOGANS STEAKHOUSE.
 
Do you believe in the death penalty?
A: Absolutely. If they killed, they deserve to be killed.
 
Would you ever go vegetarian or vegan?
A: Never, I would think.

Do you have faith in a higher power?
A: (checks the news) Nope. None at all.
 
Do you focus more on the past, present or future?
A: Probably the past, but I am trying to stay focused on the present.

Where is the craziest place you’ve ever done it?
A: Maybe in a car in public or in a large group setting with many people around.
 
Do you judge people for what they wear or how they express themselves?
A: How they express themselves. I dont care what people wear. If its your favorite outfit, then rock it.
 
What do you eat when you’re watching a movie in a cinema?
A: Just popcorn. I dont go crazier than that.
 
What is something you have that everyone wants?
 A:I would guess my humor. Its about all I got going for me at the moment.

Do you shave or trim your pubic hair?
A: Bare shaven. (How bout dat!!!!!)
 
Are you an optimist, pessimist, or a realist?
A: Realist.
 
If you were to run away, where would you go?
A: New York City. Im curious what it is like to live there.
 
Biggest sexual fantasy?
A: I have several, but not one BIG one. Maybe Ill get to them someday. We will see.
 
What political affiliation do you associate yourself with?   
A: I guess I am more associated with them asshole liberals. Boy, they sure are jerks arent they?
 
What do you think happens when you die?
A: I think its most likely a loss of consciousness. You just go to sleep and never wake up. Nothing beyond that. I hope I am wrong and our soul/energy goes somewhere and exists forever, but I doubt it.
 
How often do you masturbate?
A: Im masterbating right now. Typing this one handed.
 
What is something no one can ever steal from you?
A: My pride. My honor. My morality.
 
Favorite alcoholic drink?
 A: It rotates but anything with vodka is good. Lately Im all about the Long Island Iced Teas. Jager as well.

What was your first orgasm like?
A: I was actually watching a TONY TONE TONI video as a kid. Dancing chicks all around. And it happened. I wasnt sure what it was. I was too young to know what I had done. I thought I had broke my dick. But to be assured, I broke it again later that week. Then set that on repeat.
 
Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.
A: HIGH FIDELITY. The thing I remember is just being into it. Like when he slept with Marie De Salle, I said HOW DID THAT HAPPEN??? And then John Cusack says HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, YOU ASK? Its like they read my fucking mind. I really connected with that movie.
 
Talk about your first kiss.
A: First one was kinda on a Truth or Dare with this girl named Jenny. It was mostly a peck. But the one that really counts was in a park on a bench with my first girlfriend. It was a magical time, being 16.
 
Talk about the thing you regret most so far.
A: I have many things I wish I could change. Like Id go back and stop Caleb from driving that one day. Or I wish I had done this or that better. Or not ate as much. But one major regret I have is that I wanted to buy tickets for my mom and dad to go see Jonny Mathis play at the casino for Valentines Day. I thought about buying them and didnt. A couple months later she got cancer and shortly after that she was gone. I coulda bought them a wonderful night together. I dont think my dad would have liked going, but it is something I beat myself up about not doing for her.
 
Talk about your biggest insecurity.
A: Probably my weight or other parts on my body. Mostly on or in my head.  OR a secret fear that I am no good at anything and no one has the heart to tell me.
 
Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
 A: Surviving all I have gone through. Also am very proud of my kids. My oldest is all straight As. My middle boy is kicking autisms ass. And my youngest is turning into a very funny little dude. Im also proud of my work ethic and all I have accomplished with it. Still, so much more to do.

Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
A: Right now, honestly nothing. Id trade it in if I could. I guess I like my soft hands. Thats about it.
 
Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.
A: It was in the backseat of my 88 chevy caprice classic in a dead end behind Walmart. I was very nervous. But I lasted a long time, so there is that. It was a great time to be 17 and having a college age girl into me. We dated for three years I think. I loved her very much back then.
 
Talk about an ex-best friend.
A: I have several. One is a childhood friend who I keep up with on the facebook. We dont connect so much like we used to. It has been a long time. But I still feel that he shaped me in many ways and taught me how to be funny. I wish we would connect more. But maybe its best to let it lay where it is. People change over time.
 
Talk about the worst physical pain you’ve endured.
A: When I popped that disc out of my neck. Searing pain shot down my whole body for weeks. It sucked. I was bed ridden. UGH.
 
Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.
 A: I cannot stay on a goddamn diet. I wish I could stop worrying about stupid things that arent there or may never happen. But Ive been blindsided a lot in my life and I am hyper viligent on anything like that ever happening to me again, so I overprotect and overcare. I hate my brain.

~~~~T


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Getting Through



Hello friends!

Im busy. No doubt about it. I shouldnt even be taking time to write this blog but I am. I like to touch base with everyone. Plus the readers are increasing. Ive noticed a definate spike in readership of the blog and downloads of the podcast. Really gets me charged up for the upcoming Patreon thingie I am doing next year. Yeah, next year. Im not going to hit you with a new thing by Christmas! You got too many other things to shop for. So when the time is right, early next year you will see the PATREON.

The Patreon will be the next step forward in my business model. I am releasing lots of exclusive content on it. A whole new blog and podcast, exclusive erotica comics, unfinished business (namely exclusive comics I started but never finished... but now WILL finish via the Patreon... like ANNA POCALYPSE 2, LINGERIE PARTY MASSACRE and more!) Also  you will get exclusive first looks at STARSLAM 3, PLEASANT LIFE 2 and anything else to come. It really is going to be a major happening. I hope you will consider coming along for the ride.

For those who dont want to be a part of things on the Patreon, dont worry... blogs and podcasts will continue here at idiothead.com.... but not the exclusive stuff on the Patreon. Im talking sketches, NSFW content and way more. I pulled a bunch of reference today for stories I am doing on there. Stuff to finish STARSLAM 3 as well. Its gonna kick ass, man. So much to look forward to in the future!!

But before we get there, I gotta slog through everything I got going now. Including a MASSIVE card set. Im about 1/2 way done with that now. Also a bunch of commissions from the recent Kickstarter for THE EROTIC ZONE book. BTW, lets check the numbers on that: 

HOLY CRAP! THANK YOU!!!!!!!
The majority of those who got the book are NEW readers. Always great to see new people come on board what we are doing here. THANK YOU for ordering! I should get the funds this weekend or early next week and the books will be ordered from the printer. Meanwhile I am doing up the commissions, getting mailers, etc. So much to do to make sure they go out on time!

All of this, and I started the OVERTIME at the day job this week! My dayjob is that I am an output graphic artist at a major printing company here in town. And the months of November to March are typically the busiest time of the year. I usually have constant overtime during this period. Great for paychecks, but I virtually have no free time. Its okay in a way, because in Michigan, those are the snow months. Im going nowhere. And I got a lot to save up for next year. First of all I need a new vehicle. The transmission is going out on my Bat Blazer and so I limit the driving on it when I can. I also will be moving into a new apartment next year so I need funds for security deposit and moving expenses. Plus some new furniture for the place. Ill FINALLY be able to give my boys their own room/my office! Also Id like to plan some sort of trip for me and the misses. So much to plan for.

So anyway, the added overtime will help with all that but will limit my free time considerably. Its going to be a juggle. But hey, thats the gig, right? Ill get through!

I'm trying to be a better person. I'm trying to make healthier choices and get plenty of sleep when I can. I'm cutting down on my drinking... which has gotten a bit out of hand sometimes. Im trying to do something everyday to push me closer to my personal and professional goals, while also taking the time to stop and smell the roses a bit. I'm getting through.

There is so much bullshit going on today. You turn on the news its all Trumpism, whataboutism and other such nonsense. Then you hear that some of your pop culture heroes are indeed deeply troubled, sick motherfuckers. Its easy to feel despair when this stuff happens. You have just enough energy and focus to get your coffee, get to work and get home. You dodge all the arrows of craziness that fly at you constantly. You yield to the stress busses that cut you off on your way. But its okay, folks. You get through.We will get through!! Keep on the path of resistance and move forward!!

Nothing will make me happier than to emerge into early 2018 with my artworking caught up, next book almost ready to be released, Patreon launched, newer and safer vehicle, great holiday memories, weight loss is working, the news doesn't bother me and a smile rests upon my face. We GOT through!!!

Heres to those days that are to come!

~~T