Wednesday, February 29, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 16

Day 16! Past the halfway mark! Today was inspiration. The first animated movie I remember watching was Who Framed Roger Rabbit? I used to watch it on a loop. Looking back at it now, I know it was more for the fact that I really wanted a world where cartoons coexisted with humans. Where I would be able to fake sky-dive with Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse and ride a smart mouthed cartoon taxi. All of the anti corporate greed and monopoly plot-lines completely went over my head, but, it doesn't matter. It made me want to create worlds as real as that one felt to me. So that maybe someone else could feel as awesome as I did the first 100 times I saw that movie. Plus Jessica Rabbit? Shwing.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 15!

Day 15- Draw your family! I have an older brother, mom and dad. My brother is only 10 and a half months older though, so as kids we were almost like twins until we hit puberty and I grew into a giant until about 13. Then he hit puberty and... I still pretend I'm a giant. Now, though, since I am SOOOOOOO much more mature (wink wink nudge nudge), I tend to see him as a younger brother. And my mom and dad are just awesome.

The Most Ordinary! Page 6

Sorry for the delay! Chapter 1 Page 6!
Who DIDN'T wish they could stop going to school? Unless... you were home-schooled... then... you were screwed I guess?

Monday, February 27, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 14

Day 14- Favorite fairytale. Alice in wonderland. It was the first time I felt like I was on acid. Good times!
The Most Ordinary Will be up tomorrow, Tuesday, and on Saturday for this week. Work is... 12 hour days for the foreseeable future.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 13!

A comic. And, since I've been busy with work and The Most Ordinary, I'm gonna go ahead and cheat and use a comic I did for my friend Nilah's comic, MFK.
Jinkies indeed. Check out her comic HERE And check out more of my comic: The Most Ordinary

Friday, February 24, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 12

Day 12- Most recent accomplishment! After a bunch of months of living frugally off of small freelance gigs I was re-hired at HoM as a mocap artist/animator for the next while. Steady jobs are great in the steady-ness of it. Plus the kids I work with are awesome, so, win win!

30 Day Challenge- Day 11

This one is late but,in my defense, I slept REALLY well. Day 11- Turning point in your life. I came out to my mom when I was 16. It... was tough. But her reaction, at least now that its almost been 10 years, is kinda hilarious. I just blurted it out to her.
And then she went through the 5 stages of grief. Her version of grief that is. Stage 1- utter shock. Hold a spoon under the subject's nose to make sure they're still breathing.
Stage 2- anger. Make sure there's nothing sharp or breakable near the subject. Also, for more advanced subjects, a bible on hand might be useful.
Stage 3- sadness. Welling up of tears, distraught subject appears inconsolable.
Stage 4- sadness. More tears, distraught subject appears inconsolable.
Stage 5- sadness. Even more tears, maybe some mucus, distraught subject appears inconsolable. Bring a chair, the guilt-trips should begin immediately after.
Again, hindsight is a helluva thing, which allows for jokes to be had. My mom told me the other day "I think I knew you were gay since you were 8." I immediately followed up with one of these:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Most Ordinary Page 5!

Oh snap! Consequences and the such! Conflict! Drama! Snap!

30 Day Challenge- Day 10

Day 10, favorite candy. I know, magic shell isnt TECHNICALLY a candy, but, it incorporates the magic of candy and the joy of ice cream. Perfect food? Yea. Yea it is.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 9

Favorite tv show! Strangers With Candy, hands down. I can quote Jerry Blank for days.

Monday, February 20, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 8

Favorite cartoon characters. I have to say, Goofy, from A Goofy Movie is one of the funniest and cutest characters ever. My brother and I spend years 10-18 quoting him to each other when ever we wanted to stop the other from being mad. Worked like a charm. Bruce Timm's Batman, from the Batman Animated Series? One of the greatest superheros/characters/detectives ever. He fought, he had sex and he had emotions. All while trying to somehow stay pg enough for kids. Needless to say, seeing Mr. J and Harley Quinn in an abusive relationship, the Scarecrow trying to manipulate Batman into forgetting his life as Batman, and Batman and Robin on the lamb from the police when Batgirl thinks she dies horribly and tragically, pushed all boundaries of what a cartoon show could and SHOULD do. I really don't see any action shows coming even remotely close now-a-days.

The Most Ordinary- Page 4!

It sucks to not be different.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 7

Someone had a tablet at work so I got to goof off and do this during a break. I have many favorite movies but this is definitely one of them. Fifth Element all the way. During college, we would gather at a friends apartment and watch it monthly on the projector he rented from the school's library. Good times.

Pizza Guy

He was really chowing down.

30 Day Challenge- Day 6

Day 6! Favorite book. I'm a Potter nerd. I CAN'T HIDE WHO I AM!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 5

I have 3 bffe's. They all have beards and glasses. Nerds.

Friday, February 17, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 4

Favorite place. When she lets me get this close to her? Bliss. Though, probably not for her. She hates to be touched when she's trying to sleep. Or when shes awake. Or if you don't have ham.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 3!

Day 3! Favorite Food! I like chocolate, but I think I may like spaghetti marinara a little more. Tough Choice.
Also, I started a tumblr. I'll still be using this blog mainly but now I get to harass tumblr kids with my love.

The Most Ordinary- Page 3

The Most Ordinary! Page 3 is now up on the site and here:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 2

Favorite animal! I'm kind of... an Elmirah, when it comes to any animal. Yes, even the creepy ones (minus any bugs...) So I can't really pick ONE favorite. So I picked 2 of them and mashed them up!

Monday, February 13, 2012

30 Day Challenge- Day 1

Draw yourself:
This is how I look every time I hear Dolly Parton's 9-5. "jump outta beeeed and stuuumble to tha kiiitchen; pour maself a cuuuup of ambition!"

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Most Ordinary- Page2

I will be posting early editions of The Most Ordinary here before they go live on the site. Get it while it's hot! (and while it lasts).
Also, you can follow me on twitter now, @AlejQuintas. (Though I will only be posting updates for The Most Ordinary on it.)

Warm Ups

Popped in a copy of The Rescuers. I had totally forgotten Wilford Brimley as a cat in this one. His lovable walrus mustache was far too hard to pass up.

Starting Monday!

Along with a new comic for The Most Ordinary , I will also be doing this while starting back up at Vicon: House of Moves as a mocap animator for the next month. (Maybe more for the gig, 30 days for the sezzy challenge!)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Most Ordinary- Debut

already on the second page! Tomorrow at least. But for the meantime, I will be posting the comics here before they go on the actual page. At least until people actually start reading it.

Monday, February 6, 2012


I started up a webcomic! I wanna do an introduction animatic for each chapter, so here it is for chapter one! Live! Updating Mondays/Thursdays!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Spirit Animal

I had a dream where I was trying to follow my spirit animal. I couldn't see what it was, but, if I had to guess it would be a bear. Not a cool, fearsome grizzly.
Probably more like a kitten sized BooBoo type bear.
Not nearly as bad ass...