Hey Peeps, Long time no entry.
It's election time again in my country, and HOLY FUCK IS IT A CIRCUS!!!
I've been alive long enough to see and participate in several presidential elections, and it has never had this much attention. I was too young to vote when Bush Jr. ran for his second term in office, and I'm still significantly pissed that he won his first term against Al Gore. For those following me who right now, Al Gore is the guy who ran the campaign that would later become the famous documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Still don't know? Wiki it.
Back on topic. Each election year gets its "fair" share of national domestic coverage of the race, usually after the primary candidate elections when each party declares their candidate. It's been a shit storm of media coverage in the country on each major news network, anywhere and everywhere online, and tons of confrontational battles on the streets. If that wasn't fucking crazy enough, I've been discovering for myself countless international responses to the Primary Election. THE FUCKING PRIMARY, BEFORE WE EVEN FIGURE OUT WHO THE FUCK IS GOING TO REPRESENT THE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES!
I'm not angry about this, but I am in awe that other countries even give a shit on a social level. There's plenty of good reasoning for this, though I've never experienced this in the (undisclosed age) years that I've experienced this. We all know that for the most part the US Democratic system is kind of a fucking joke as our elected officials have proven in many cases not to even represent us in the Senate and the House. Hell, it's a common quip to insult someone by calling them a politician. "... as crooked as a Politician", was the joke, along with a few more puns down the line. So it wouldn't have been a surprise that most news sources and social outlets outside the US don't acknowledge the candidates until they had become The President.
Now I'm hearing of Mexico burning intricate piñ
atas of Trump exploding, The entire internet exploding over Bernie Sanders, and Cate Blanchett voicing her opinion on Hilary Clinton in the election. There's been further extreme examples of this, particularly influenced by the notion of Trump winning the election. Rumors of Cape Breton accepting American Refugees if Trump is elected, ISIS supposedly seeing a spike in membership via Trump's rhetoric; it's crazy what's going on and I can't seem to pull myself away from wondering if I should move out of the country in the near future. It's gotten so distracting that I can't pull myself back into the swing of fully engrossing myself in my projects, which brings me to my updates.
As of the last few months I've been looking for a new job while taking private classes on Comic Book and Storyboard Layouts. It's kinda blown my mind, and is helping me to rethink half the ideas of my current Graphic Novel project, which I will post teasers about as I progress into the later stages of it. I've currently halted my animation project since I've actually been learning a great deal about animation from this as well. On top of that, my partner on the project is just as currently redirected as I am, so no helping that. It will get done since we've been bouncing back and forth with these projects for a while, and have been interrupted by the events around us. Sounds like a cop out I know, but I haven't stopped everything altogether. As my Animation and Comic projects are in the works I will still post work in order to keep myself from getting artist tunnel vision.
My latest two
were done using the new paper that I'll be using for the comic, and it interacts with Copics very differently from Bristol Board in a way that I'm still not quite used to.
Anyways, thanks to those reading this, and all who still follow me or have just started following me.