Artifacts Follow-up? No, sorry. . .

PRETTY MUCH HOW I AM FEELING.

Richard Evans - Raven Heisenberg

I am completely unmotivated to make comics. I apologize Claudia Balboni,Rob Doria and Anthony Hary. I was really excited when Artifacts came out that I could take a shot at making comics but I simply don’t have the confidence anymore in the industry or my luck.

To those wondering why, when all three artists are fantastic creators, here is why: I can’t afford to pay them a page rate and I don’t have the confidence in my ability to come up with a pitch that publishers will like. I am certain that I could make great stories, but no one is going to cover the cost and I cannot do it myself. I no longer have it in me to wrangle and seduce such high caliber artists when I no that even if the submission gets made, it might never get published.

I just can’t take…

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Artifacts Follow-up? No, sorry. . .

PRETTY MUCH HOW I AM FEELING.

Richard Evans - Raven Heisenberg

I am completely unmotivated to make comics. I apologize Claudia Balboni,Rob Doria and Anthony Hary. I was really excited when Artifacts came out that I could take a shot at making comics but I simply don’t have the confidence anymore in the industry or my luck.

To those wondering why, when all three artists are fantastic creators, here is why: I can’t afford to pay them a page rate and I don’t have the confidence in my ability to come up with a pitch that publishers will like. I am certain that I could make great stories, but no one is going to cover the cost and I cannot do it myself. I no longer have it in me to wrangle and seduce such high caliber artists when I no that even if the submission gets made, it might never get published.

I just can’t take…

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Open Call for Art Collaboration

Hello BiG PANTS! ME Ent. has put together a team of amazing writers for a small anthology called Mutants N Monsters and Mayhem. We are hoping to match these writers with artist. Each story is between four to six pages. Black & white. You will be compensated with physical copies and DRM free rights of the completed book. Deadline for completed pages is second week of October (with a Halloween digital release and a Christmas/New Years Kickstarter campaign for the printed books.) Along with the pages every artist is asked to contribute pin-ups and or a cover for the anthology as well.

SEND ALL INQUIRES TO BIGPANTS.ME @GMAIL.COM and you can ask to join the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/mmmantho/

“Weird Al” Yankovic turns “Blurred Lines” from sexist garbage to incredible grammar lesson

Consequence of Sound

Yesterday, “Weird Al” Yankovic spoofed Pharrell and his big Arby’s hat with the hilariously on-point “Tacky”. Now, he’s turned his attention to another unsuspecting pop victim: Robin Thicke.

On “Word Crimes”, the “Weird” one parodies Thicke’s (in)famous hit “Blurred Lines”. Gone is the sexist skew and cheesiness of the original — instead, Al flips the song into a lesson about grammar. Yes, seriously, he calls people out for their gross misuse of English, singing: “You learn the definition / of nouns and prepositions / Literacy’s your mission / And that’s why I think it’s a good time / To learn some grammar / Did I stammer? / Work on that grammar.”

The accompanying visual for “Word Crimes” reads like a cross between a lyric video and a fancy English tutorial, full of animated periods and exclamation points. I don’t particularly like “Blurred Lines” (and I’m #sorrryImnotsorry about Thicke’s recent mega…

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“Weird” Al Yankovic parodies Pharrell’s “Happy” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

Consequence of Sound

As two of the biggest “Songs of the Summer” in recent memory, Pharrell’s “Happy” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” have been the source of countless parodies. Some have been entertaining, while others, like the Minecraft-inspired “Get Crafty”, have been downright offensive. Now, a true parody professional emerges, as one “Weird” Al Yankovic takes aims at both smash singles.

With “Tacky”, the “Weird” one spoofs “Happy”, calling out everyone who dares wear plaid with stripes or starts every meal by posting a picture to Instagram. The lyrical content may be less “life is great!” and more “stop being awful people”, but Yankovic offers a joyful video. Joined by Jack Black, Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, and other actors and comedians, Yankovic shimmies and struts his way through the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Really digging that sweet airbrushed t-shirt there, Al.

(Read: The Very Best of “Weird Al” Yankovic)

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

BiG PANTS! ME: MUTANTS, MONSTERS N’ MAYHEM ANTHOLOGY

Open call for stories. Particularly writers. Looking for black & white stories between 2 to 4 pages. A handful of select stories will max out at 8 pages.

Stories with full teams will get priority. But at some point during the process we will match artist with writers.

All creators will get a printed and or digital copy of the book and of course own all rights. More information will follow as questions start to come up.

If you’re interested, please email with the subject header: MMM ANTHOLOGY. We will need a page count (for now between 2 to 4 pages), if you have an artist; their name, and title of the story, and most IMPORTANTLY a single sentence or 140 words or less explaining your story.

EXAMPLE: Lily Monster: Our little monster Lily wishes one day to be a ferocious monster like her dad. But that big jerk won’t let her have any fun until she is old enough to drive.

ALL QUESTION AND OR EMAILS CAN BE ASKED ON THE BiGPANTS! ME TUMBLR PAGE (RIGHT HERE) OR EMAILED TO BIGPANTS.ME @GMAIL.COM

FOR MORE UPDATES FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @BIGPANTSME

If you are an artist, letterer or inker and you would like to be part of this exciting new anthology you are welcome to send your question to the tumblr page or emails.

The Rough Truth To Making Comics

Without Fear

Making comics in the early days is hard. You put in all this sweat and time and effort and then people don’t care, on the majority of things. You want to make a ripple but sometimes it feels like you threw a feather and it blew away on the wind and never touched the water.

It’s a pretty brutal octagon to enter and you have to be doing it for the heart of it and reading a recent paragraph from Tim Callahan in his WHEN WORDS COLLIDE exit interview (conducted by Chad Nevett) brought it all home to me. We are foolish, stubborn, insane, and delusional but we’d have it no other way. See what Tim says here about breaking into/making comics:

I’d go back to the creative stuff once in a while and try to fire up some old projects or connect with other folks to collaborate with —…

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