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Hey guys! Here's my interview on Sonic Sez:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC_w-W…

Thanks again to the guys at Find the Computer Room for having me on!

I am also slowly but surely typing out answers to whatever questions were asked that we didn't get to on the show. So no worries!
Hey guys 'n' gals!

I'll be appearing this Saturday on 'Sonic Sez' - a podcast all about the Archie Sonic books! So PLEASE feel free to Tweet some questions to @FTCR on Twitter or post them here in this journal entry and I'll pass 'em along to the guys for Saturday.

Thanks everyone!

-- Matt
Hey guys! So this turned out fantastically last month! Thanks to all that ordered coloring commissions! Looks like I will have some availability this holiday season, so I am very pleased to say that I'll be accepting coloring commissions throughout the month of December! If you've got something you're looking to have colored, let me know via Note or eMail! (mattherms@hotmail.com)

:: RATES ::

  • Character Pin-Ups - $30 USD, +$5 for each additional character pictured. Minimal to no background elements.
  • Full Illustration - $60 USD, full background and all characters included in picture.
  • Something bigger… Contact me!

 :: EXAMPLES ::

STC (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Alter the Wolf (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Sonic 'n' Tails (Coloring Commission) by herms85 :thumb391768115: Sparks (Coloring Commission) by herms85 Proj the Echidna (Coloring Commission) by herms85

:: SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ::

Have you commissioned one of my fellow Archie artists for a kick-ass piece of line-art that you’ve been thinking about getting colored up? Gimme’ a holler for a special 10% discount on coloring for that artwork!

Why a discount? Well, I work with these guys month-after-month, so I’d pretty much be getting to stay in my comfort zone. Also, my hope is that if you hadn’t before you might consider commissioning these guys for something! I work with some very talented artists, so be sure to check ‘em out! 

:iconyardley::iconryanjampole::iconsnakediver::iconchadat::iconbenbates::iconjongraywb::icontrunks24::iconevanstanley::iconsky-boy::iconchibi-jen-hen::iconthefranchize:

:: PAYMENT ::

Please contact me by e-Mail at mattherms@hotmail.com or via Note to discuss your commission and confirm my availability.

Payment is due up front upon acceptance of your commission via PayPal (herms85@gmail.com). Turnaround on pin-ups is typically within a day, full illustrations two to three days. 

:: FAQ ::

 Why no drawing commissions?

I work almost exclusively as a colorist these days, so I am crazy out-of-practice at the drawing board and it would take me forever to finish a piece.

I commissioned you at so-and-so convention ages ago! Where’s my art?? 

Do I owe ya’ something? PLEASE contact me ASAP via mattherms@hotmail.com!

I haven’t been to conventions in over three years due to my busy schedule, and there are five pieces that were meant to be picked up at other shows that have been sitting around for quite some time now. Either I’ve misplaced your contact info during a move or efforts to contact you have failed. So please get in touch with me so I can get your art to you! 

Hey guys! Now through December 3rd, SharkRobot.com has an awesome sale on some of my older prints - and some NEW!

Use promo code "sharkattack" to get 10% off your ENTIRE order! Plus, there's Free Shipping on orders over $60.

Shark Robot has been selling some of my fan art prints online and at conventions for years and they produce some top quality product! These prints are gorgeous - especially at 16x20 inch size. So be sure to check them out! Here's what's available:

Mega Manniversary by herms85 sharkrobot.com/products/archie…

Sonic Hedgehog by herms85 sharkrobot.com/products/sonic-…

Sonic Versus Shadow, ver. 2007 by herms85 sharkrobot.com/products/sonic-…

Brawl by herms85 sharkrobot.com/products/herms-… (The art on Shark Robot is incorrect - the thumbnail pictured here is the actual image.)

Zero Suit Samus - sharkrobot.com/products/zero-s… (Looks like this one is no longer in my Deviant Art gallery.)

Hope everyone has an awesome holiday season!

Hey guys! I’ve got some spare time in the coming week, and am now accepting a limited number of coloring commissions to be done this coming Mon/Tues/Wed!

I haven’t taken many commissions in a couple of years now due to a demanding schedule of coloring the Archie Comics video game line-up: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man! So if you’ve been waiting to get something colored up, definitely give me a shout!

 

:: RATES ::

  • Character Pin-Ups - $30 USD, +$5 for each additional character pictured. Minimal to no background elements.
  • Full Illustration - $60 USD, full background and all characters included in picture.
  • Something bigger… Contact me!

 

:: SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ::

Have you commissioned one of my fellow Archie artists for a kick-ass piece of line-art that you’ve been thinking about getting colored up? Gimme’ a holler for a special 10% discount on coloring for that artwork!

Why a discount? Well, I work with these guys month-after-month, so I’d pretty much be getting to stay in my comfort zone. Also, my hope is that if you hadn’t before you might consider commissioning these guys for something! I work with some very talented artists, so be sure to check ‘em out! 

:iconyardley::iconryanjampole::iconsnakediver::iconchadat::iconbenbates::iconjongraywb::icontrunks24::iconevanstanley::iconsky-boy::iconchibi-jen-hen::iconthefranchize:

 

:: PAYMENT ::

Please contact me by e-Mail at mattherms@hotmail.com or via Note to discuss your commission and confirm my availability.

Payment is due up front upon acceptance of your commission via PayPal (herms85@gmail.com). Only taking about five to ten and no more afterwards, and these will be turned-around by mid-next week. 

 

:: FAQ ::

 Why no drawing commissions?

I work almost exclusively as a colorist these days, so I am crazy out-of-practice at the drawing board and it would take me forever to finish a piece.

I commissioned you at so-and-so convention ages ago! Where’s my art?? 

Do I owe ya’ something? PLEASE contact me ASAP via mattherms@hotmail.com!

I haven’t been to conventions in over three years due to my busy schedule, and there are five pieces that were meant to be picked up at other shows that have been sitting around for quite some time now. Either I’ve misplaced your contact info during a move or efforts to contact you have failed. So please get in touch with me so I can get your art to you! 

Hey guys! Just posting this here, since it's a little buried in the gallery now, as well as some general info and stuff. Thanks!!

// ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK ART FOR SALE
From 2007 to 2010 I was on the active roster of penciling talent for Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog comic book, working on a handful of issues and special projects. (I became the regular colorist on Sonic in 2009, and eventually colorist for the entire video game lineup in late 2012!) I still have some of the original artwork for these issues, and I'm very excited to finally be able to offer these all online!
Sonic Comic Art for Sale! Issues 185-186 by herms85 Sonic Comic Art for Sale! Issues 187-188 by herms85 :thumb360100320:
These pages were drawn on 11x17 inch comic art boards and will ship between two cardboard pieces to keep them safe. Shipping within the US is $10 USD. Payment only accepted through PayPal. Please contact me via DA Note or eMail (mattherms@hotmail.com) to confirm availability and details, first.

International Customers: I've yet to have to ship one of these out of the country so I'm not sure what the International shipping on this will be. If interested, please let me know and I will look into the cost ASAP.

// COMMISSIONS (closed)
Unfortunately, due to my current workload, I am not accepting any personal commissions at this time. I will, however, likely begin accepting a limited amount of coloring commissions beginning in mid-July. I will update this Journal with relavant information as that time approaches.

In the meanwhile, I have a few convention commissions awaiting pick-up. I haven't been to conventions in about three years due to my busy schedule, so I have a number of pieces that were meant to be picked up at other shows that have been sitting around for quite some time now. Either I've misplaced your contact info during a move or efforts to contact you have failed. So please get in touch with me (mattherms@hotmail.com) so I can get your art to you! Thanks!

// CONVENTIONS/APPEARANCES
No upcoming appearances scheduled at this time...
...Buh... So I guess I chose a heck'uva week to come back to Deviant. ^_^; Just after I started posting again, I caught one massively lame summer bug. On the second day of antibiotics and already feeling a world of difference - especially after carrying a high fever for about four days straight. But now I'm already playing more catch-up.

If you've e-Mailed me via my personal/work e-Mail (mattherms@hotmail.com) - either about commissions or just to say hi/ask a question... I will be getting back to you soon. Sorry 'bout the wait. This flu really knocked me on my butt this last week!

Meanwhile, I made a few more additions to the Gallery last night. I created a folder for Level-Up Studios, a T-Shirt and gaming pop culture merch website/designer run by StacMaster-S that I've done a little bit of work for on shirts inspired by Halolz.com. Also another big update to my Archie Comics folder, featuring a few of my favorite interior pages from the last few issues of Sonic the Hedgehog, with commentary. AND a first look from Mega Man #1! Enjoy!!

// CURRENTLY WORKING ON...
- Sonic the Hedgehog #227: Genesis, Part 2 (colors)
- Mega Man #4: Let the Games Begin, Part 4 (colors)
- unannounced project
- Overdue commissions! ^_^;

// COMMISSIONS (closed)
Unfortunately, due to my current workload and my desperate need to catch up with already active commissions, I am not currently accepting any work. A full list of active (both still being worked on and completed, awaiting pick-up) commissions will be coming soon. In the meanwhile, if you have inquiries on your status please contact me at mattherms@hotmail.com and I will get back to you ASAP.

Currently, I'm on schedule to wrap up all existing commission by the end of the summer. Will update you guys if and when I begin accepting new clients.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!  

// CONVENTIONS
NA
  • Watching: Couples' Retreat
  • Playing: Mortal Kombat 9
  • Eating: Soup
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Hey guys! How's everyone been? I promise to update w/ a slightly more informitive Journal sometime soon. Right now I'm just reacquianting myslef with DeviantART. It's been a little over a year since my last log-in, I think... And even longer than a couple of years since I was at all active on here. That's alot of piled up DevWatches, Messages, Notes, etc to get through and I'm doing my best.

In the meanwhile, I also reorganized the Gallery here. I put alot of older, irrelevant work into Storage but you can still find much of my older (and embarassing) works in at least one of the galleries. Galleries Fan Art and Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic fan art) are still there, and I made a major update to my Archie Comics gallery last night with a massive dump of covers I had colored for. Also created a gallery called The Archie Sonic Portfolios, which included alot of my sequential samples and color tests for Archie from 2005-2007. Organizing the gallery, I thought it was kinda' cool in a "time capsule" kind of way to see those. So, uh... Yeah. ^_^;

Bear with me while I handle a bit of maintenance and catch-up. Much appreciated!

// CURRENTLY WORKING ON...
- Sonic the Hedgehog #227: Genesis, Part 2 (colors)
- Mega Man #4: Let the Games Begin, Part 4 (colors)
- unannounced project
- Overdue commissions! ^_^;

// COMMISSIONS (closed)
Unfortunately, due to my current workload and my desperate need to catch up with already active commissions, I am not currently accepting any work. A full list of active (both still being worked on and completed, awaiting pick-up) commissions will be coming soon. In the meanwhile, if you have inquiries on your status please contact me at mattherms@hotmail.com and I will get back to you ASAP.

Currently, I'm on schedule to wrap up all existing commission by the end of the summer. Will update you guys if and when I begin accepting new clients.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!  

// CONVENTIONS
NA
  • Drinking: Coke Zero
Heya Deviants! My current and awesome employers, Archie Comics, recently joined the mega-popular Twitter ! Check 'em out for the latest news and buzz coming from the company! And check out Sonic the Hedgehog #202, which'll be in comic book stores tomorrow!

Speaking of Twitter, I, too, have joined the masses. As has Davey. Kinda'. =P
Right, yeah... So, I know I'm pretty late to this party and all, but I signed up for that Twitter thing and I dig the crap out of it!  :XD: Just figured I'd post that up for now and such. ^^; Laters!
Hey there guys 'n' gals 'n' undecided's! :) So with Christmas time fast approaching and such, I'm looking to unload some of my old video game-age - and other scandalous artificats - that otherwise haven't been touched in years well-spent, and hopefully scrounge together some extra cash for this holiday season.

When my fiance and I moved in together last year, I'd gathered boxes of video games, toys, books, and miscellania with the full intention of eBay-ing the space-suckers off as soon as possible. About six months later, we moved into a mucho bigger apartment, and all this junk was conveniently hidden in the corner of my studio closet... Until now! :D

So the first run of eBay-age is almost exclusively of the video game variety, with a few books and comics thrown into the mix for good measure. A select few of my favorites also include original sketch artwork that will be included if you win! So if ya' wouldn't mind, take a gander and hopefully somethin' will strike your fancy. Happy bidding!

Brave Fencer Musashi(PlayStation) + Guide

SaGa Frontier (PlayStation) + Guide

MegaMan: Network Transmission (Strategy Guide)

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA) + Artwork

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) + Guide + Artwork

Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (GBA) + Comics + Artwork

Resident Evil 2 (PlayStation) + Artwork

More to come! Happy holidays, everybody! :D
Matt Herms is the co-creator, always illustrator, and usually writer of the smash-hit (and rarely updated) webcomic Sticky Floors, hosted on Snafu-Comics.com. Matt also does comics in the traditional dead-tree format, including penciling and coloring for the acclaimed all-ages comic book Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics). No stranger to the anime and comics community, Matt got his first professional break fresh out of high school in 2004 and has done conceptual, promotional and interactive artwork for video games, magazines, conventions and toy companies since. Matt is currently based out of the Washington, DC, area.

// COMMISSIONS
Please forward all commission and other inquiries to mattherms@hotmail.com, thanks!

// CONVENTIONS
Oni-Con... Houston, TX (December 19-21, 2008)

IkkiCon... Austin, TX (February 6-8, 2009)

KatsuCon... Arlington, VA (February 13-15, 2009)
Okay, so yesterday the last Deviant comment on this page - my page here - was from August 22, 2006. Today I wake up, and I got stuff from the rest o' August and all of September suddenly. And... Well, dayumn. That's a slow-ass load time right there, yo.

Anyway. But aside from that. I figured I'd update this journal with something new being it's been a few months again... Though there really isn't much to update on. Oh, except....

Sticky Floors is back and on Snafu-Comics! :D I think we've been online... six weeks now? It's a blast doing the comic again, and we're keeping up the pace. It updates every Wednesday and Saturday.

Oh, I'll be at Oni-Con in Houston, TX, October 20 to 22nd, by the way. So if you're in the area - and I know some of ya' are, 'cause we've done alotta' TX cons together now - totally come and hang out and all that. :D

And, ah! A-Kon's Artist Alley director Steven Heinrich, con-Buddha hightower67, and comic artist junobean have been putting together a sorta' "Con Artist Community (con as in convention, yo). It's designed as a sorta' meet-'n'-greet for artists, a resource on what conventions are coming up (and the inside scoop - how are they for artists?), and helpful hints for those that are just starting doing Artist Alley or want to step up their game. It's something they just started putting together, and want to grow it. So if conning is you're thing, it may be worth a peek. ;)
Updating every six months… ish… Ain't so bad… Is it? XD

Oh… Balls. Who'm'I kiddin'? I'm fuckin' lazy about the whole Deviant Art deal. I'm trying to catch up – answer notes and questions 'n' comments and otherwise. (I've gotten as far back as the end of 2005, finally…) Part o' me always saw this strictly as a sort o' free gallery-space, but even I gotta' admit I feel bad that I'm not more DA-active. 'Cause I do ready every comment and note and I appreciate every one, and there are so many awesome and talented people here that I admire and I never really tell them that often enough if at all 'cause I'm really, really fucking lazy about DA.

So. My New Year's Resolution is to be more Deviant-active! :D (Yes. I know it's six months past the new year. Again: Really lazy. =P)

Not much going on, otherwise. Things are crazy and busy, and I've been living on 24 to 30 hour days for most of May. (Ugh. This can't be healthy…) It's getting toward summer-time, so there's a li'l bit of the usual "graduation blues" – the typical retrospective. As I get closer to achieving the goals I set for myself two years ago, I'm discovering a very different interest in art – an almost academic interest. Which is a li'l difficult. The head tells me it's the wrong move – that it'd be just another handicap to the things I've set out to do. (And really – I've pro'lly over-extended myself enough as is.) But the heart… Oy. You know how it goes.

…I really need to go to the beach or something. Fuck. I do live in Florida.

I'll be at A-Kon 17 in Dallas, TX – June 9-11. A-Kon last year was… Awesome cannot begin to describe the awesomeness. And from the looks of things – I'd have to do a head-count of all the crazy fun folks that'll be around – this year is gonna' be spankin'. So, you know, if you're in Dallas... ;) Drop by. I'm in Section A, last I checked. I think, uh… We're across from the shitters. ^^;

Anyway, hope you peeps have had a groovy 2006! :D See ya' in 2007! :XD:
Holy handbaskets! It's almost December??

I've lost time before, sure, but I could usually tell you what I was so preoccupied with that I'd miss sleep over or whatever. This time though? It's like the first day of November, and before I know it - BAM! - it's Thanksgiving and just about December. And I have no idea where the time went. I mean, there was important stuff I needed to do this month, but it feels like I slept through November entirely. A little disheartening, after being so in the zone during October. Near as I can figure, I just got sick and didn't even realize it - just breezed through the month, exhausted and sleepy, maybe actually up (and awake) at my desk a couple hours per day. Which is nothing. I'm not the sort to get sick very often - we're talking coming down with a cold or flu every five years or so. So I guess I just didn't realize how out of it I was until realizing I needed to cross out nearly the whole damn calendar. ^^;

Updates since August:  Computers STILL suck. Haven't touched Photoshop in two months - consequently because of the computer difficulties, also because... I've been falling out of love with my Photoshop mistress. :( Been doing alot of pencilling and other kinds of stuff recently that I otherwise don't get to do as often as I used to, since I'd switch from traditional to digital mode and back and forth several times in any given day. I'm just enjoying the time spent with a pencil more than I am with a tablet pen, I guess.

Done three conventions since August, too. My first since A-Kon last June and all the stuff that went down last summer, and also my last of the year: Anime Fest in Dallas in September (slow but steady, lots of fun), Oni-Con, October, in Houston (successful and entertaining, yet the hotel was hell), and Anime South (tiny and slow, with the usual first year con bloopers - but we did get to sing Broadway showtunes, and go us for finally getting a con in NorthWest Florida! :D) Not doing anything in December, save the usual holiday travels (and catching up on what I SHOULD have been doing in November). Next convention is Ushicon (www.ushicon.com/) in January in Austin, where I'll be hamming it up in Artist Alley with the usual Texas Con Crew.

Otherwise, not too much else to talk about right now. Got some things I need to sit down and take care of in this last week of November. Working on some things for 2006, seeing if some other things come together for 2006, too. ^^ And maybe I'll even get back into the swing of Deviancy if time allows, since I certainly haven't been doing so - or doing anything else - these last handful of weeks. Keep it easy! Laters!

...Oh. And happy turkey day. Ma-a-an, after today, I could hibernate for a whole 'nother month, I'm so stuffed. :strip:
Son'of'a'bitch...!

Just curious if this has happened to anyone else before, or if it's just my continued bad luck. But my computer woes have finally been put to rest - this month has been hell, so to speak. New tablet. Computer fixed. MOST of the files lost to a horrible back-up redone. I bang out finishes on a pic - one I'm not really all that happy with, but I needed the practice. I bang it out and I submit it - and when I click the Upload button - BAM! A giant orgy of pop-ups attack my monitor. But it isn't pop-up advertisements - oh no. These are those nefarious "We've finished downloading such and such program and will now install. Would you like to install?" You know, THOSE pop-ups. The ones that ask you a yes or no question like installing some evil monster onto your computer, but only give you the YES option.

So I'm on like a mad-man trying to bail out - Abort! Abort goddammit! And suddenly my Start bar disappears. And suddenly the whole damn thing disappears, replaced by a window of gibberish (really gibberish) that wants you to click OK. But everytime you click, it pops up again. And again. And again. And again. And so on. And then you realize your desktop's disappeared, too. So you reboot. And when it comes back on - everything is still gone. CPU usage is 100%, you're running processes you've never even heard of before. But worst of all, you CAN'T GET TO YOUR STUFF.

It hasn't been that long since the last computer meltdown. I really hadn't done much new, aside from the new pic and a new page to a comic book. The prob with that is that the new page was done. Not half-way done like last time, but really done. I would've made a copy of the high res for print if I didn't have to make some minor adjustments to it - which was next on my To Do list. I've got low res copies of it - not the fixed and final version, but low res copies of it. And I can't get access to the PSD right now. I can't get access to anything right now. I'm on a different computer right now just to rant.

Fuck you, Internet. Fuck you and your pop-up insta-download EVIL that somehow managed to get through every damn pop-up blocker, advertisement eater, window washer machine I've got on that laptop. GIVE ME BACK MY COMPUTER DAMMIT!!
I'm not very good with technology. In fact, I'm a caveman. "Comp-you-tar no work. BANG with rock!" I'm the friggin' grim reaper of electronics, right? I've lost computers to spyware and malware and adware and winter-wear and two computers died from hardware complications. It doesn't have to be my computer, either. God knows, I should never touch anyone's machine, because it's likely it'll die within the week. That's the way it goes.

A big part of the job that I do is Internet correspondence, though. See, if I have a machine that can't get online, it's basically like having half of a machine for me, 'cause SO much of the job I have to do online. It happened recently that the Internet on my recently inherited desktop crashed. I tried to fix it ala rebooting - which then launched it into a vicious cycle of rebooting itself until finally it just didn't turn on again.

But there was hope! The laptop I have, it hasn't been able to connect online since November. A victem of SpyKiller, sad to say. Bu-u-ut, in our recent move, we found the long-lost recovery CD for it. Reformat, Internet alive again. I'm not a dummy, though. I made sure to back-up everything off the machine before running it.

Or so I thought. See, the backup CDs are only readable by one machine in the house - and it's not even the one that burned the disks! And while they're perfectly readable off the disk, they refuse to transfer ANY of the content to that machine, so that I can re-burn to a new CD to put them back on the laptop. Which basically puts me in that very very bad, but well known place of psuedo-losing all my crap.

Sorta'. I mean, with MY track record of computer killing, I've learned to keep all the uber-important stuff - biz stuff, high-res of arts and pages, yadda yadda - on back-ups. Zip disks, actually. I've had trouble with CDs before, too. But the Zip disk - never failed me. That's my baby. So I'm not TOTALLY fucked. Just, ya' know, pretty danged close to it.

I've gotten all my equipment reloaded. The Photoshops and all that stuff. I've gotten most of my arts and documents transferred from earlier backups. I'm just missing a freakin' GIG worth of PSD files related to a current project. Thankfully most of those were for things that were otherwise finished and had the "OK." Still frustrating, though...

And my knee hurts like a mother-... This weekend is a nice BBQ/Halo-fest, though. Haven't had myself a good Halo-ass-kicking in a few months. :XD: But meanwhile, I'm gonna' go break stuff with rocks.

Admired artists, amigos, criminal associates, and persons that have naked photoes of me. :strip:
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Just got back home – Dennis was a pansy after all. Home's good (Let the moving commence!), I have electricity. I spent the weekend in Atlanta nonetheless. So bring it on, Mother Nature. Next hurricane next week, maybe? You're on!

So. Home, finally. June… Well, June kicked my ass all over the place, so to speak. It started out great – very great. The kinda' financially successful, opportunity opening bang kinda' great. And then, e-e-eh… June started sucking. Not that I'm complaining – there are times that some things happen and it's the important – and right – thing to put everything on hold. To concentrate instead on the other stuff happening. But it's still very frustrating.

This weekend, while in Atlanta – it was the first time I'd sat down with drawing in mind in near a month now. And I sorta' tore into the papers. ^^; Felt good to, and I'm glad that I've got plenty of work sitting on my plate right now. Because it is on, baby.

By the by, the PSM sitch was resolved very hastily. :) Thanks to everyone that e-Mailed me tellin' me about it, and muchos gracias to Bat-Chuck for the scan hook-up, PSM senior editor Eric Bratcher, and all the peeps that apparently e-Mailed the mag. It's an awesome feeling to know that people got your back out there. Thanks dudes! :D

And speaking of groovy-ness, BumbleKing Comics indie-web-comic-studio-people is coming together, finally, piece by piece. Sorta'. I mean, there's nothing there. Yet. But the site's in its infancy and the forum is online. And readers of Jon Gray's recently re-launched web-comics Time Trouble and Chip and Walter have a new place to chill. So, uh… We have a message-board. ;) It's just sorta' nice to have an actual website to link to up to uptop, is what I'm sayin' I guess. :XD:

Other than that… Think that's about it. Back to the grind, and boy I've never felt better sayin' that. :)

Artists, amigos, criminal associates, and persons that have naked photoes of me. :strip:
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Dear Hurricane Dennis (and friends),

Fuck. Off.

Lots of love,
-- Matt
So, A-Kon… It was really awesome. And by really awesome, I mean best convention ever awesome. Or at least ways the best that I've been to, thus far. It was really an experience – from the very gay Black Eyed Pea (think stereotyped gay – the fat man in leather hot-pants stereotype) to the near decapitation (I heard a beach ball was involved). It was really just THAT much fun. I met :iconlamontraccoon: there – we hanged for the better part of the first two days, chatting Sonic and comics. Man carries a suitcase of sequential arts, by the way. Really. A suitcase. Yeah, my jaw hit the floor too – just never seen such a giant stack of Bristol boards. =P And the dude's got skillz – we had a crazy-fun Sonic sketchathon, practically, on Day 2. Always at least some five or six dudes, gathered around the table, either drawing or talking about Sonic. :D Anyhows, he totally freestyled a buncha' Sonic pics, one of which I colored and posted up all ready. Check his stuffs out. ^^

Speaking of Sonic and comics, also met a buncha' Other M readers. THAT was pretty damn cool, too. And on the subject of webcomics, I got to hang with :iconthatsmytrunks: again this 'con – we dueled in Rock/Paper/Scissors. Dueled… to the death. Or actually to trade off merchandising. =P I scored a slick black T-Shirt, in trade for a few prints. Also went to a couple o' his and Soto's panels – was aiming to crash the "Humor in Webcomics" panel. I figured I'd go and make fart noises. Or get naked. Whichever seemed funnier at the time. But couldn't find the goddamn room. ^^; Anyhows, you can check his comic at www.trunksandsoto.com/.

Sunday was the big Deviant Art meet-up, which was actually just some lame life-drawing shindig. I dunno – regretfully, I failed to pick up any of the other peeps' names there. I just hanged in the back with a couple of non-Deviant Art users, talking about pornography and the like.

Speaking of Deviant, though… :iconsrj-os:, :iconvaperfox:, and :iconwolfstear: dropped by the table to say hey. Or they dropped by to say hey and let me know who they were. =P Freakin' EVERYONE is on Deviant, after all. But dammit, I can't remember names to save my life, so you know… Practically everyone from Kamikaze was there, too, so it was a nifty reunion. Hightower, Steven Gonzales, Amelie Belchor and… dammit all, I can never remember her name, but she cosplays as YuGiOh every time and comes with her mom and friend and family, who are all awesome. Anyhow… :icongts: was there too – we saw each other at Kami K, but never got the chance to hang. Didn't much this time, either, but I did score an ass-kicking Scarlet Spider sketch from him, in trade for a Cloud Strife. :)

So anyway… It's really hard to describe JUST how ass-kicking this convention was in so few words (and this is all ready gotten long-winded XD). Suffice to say, it rocked. It rocked hard.

Artists, amigos, criminal associates, and/or the people that really should've filed a restraining order against me some time ago. Because I get naked around them. Alot. :strip:
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