Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chew Review

My most awesome husband fully supported my nerd tendencies and got me the "Chew" trade for Christmas. I had heard a lot of good things about this book and read it all in one day. Curtis says I only read the left pages, but that's another rant all together.
Written by John Layman and drawn by Rob Guillory, "Chew" tells the story of Tony Chu, a cop and a cibopath, who gets "pychic impressions of everything he eats." Meaning, he eats an orange and he can see it's story from seed to tree to who picked it. Or he could eat a hamburger and get a much more gruesome story. Tony is recruited to the FDA to use his unusual skill to help solve some heinous crimes.
I highly, highly recommend this comic. The story will keep you guessing and it's fun to see what sort of situations Tony's "gift" gets him in. It's definitely not for the faint of heart though. Solving crimes involves eating things that were not meant for human consumption, including people parts. Layman's storyline can get very dark, but there is a great humor with it that lightens it up.
The art is amazing! Guillory has a great style and frames pages beautifully. It's got a manga-ish feeling that looks like the art from "I Luv Halloween." At times, the subject matter is downright disgusting, but Guillory's art is is cartoony enough to remind you that this is just a story. Though, the cover above is just about the only cover I could find that didn't have blood on it.
So if you want something new to read and aren't easily queezy, read this!

Super Not So Super

Super Not So Super addresses the ho-hums of the everyday life of a superhero with pretty funny results. Make sure to check out the perils of being married to the Flash.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

If I can't have summer...

...I'll take fall. You've seen this before, but these are better.
Visit Cara Lynn Kleid's blog, Some Velvet Morning for more beatiful illustrations and some sweet collages.

Sidenote, I found her blog through the "Next Blog" link at the top of Blogspot pages. I've been doing this a lot recently and you come across a lot of nonsense, but sometimes you strike gold!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cross stitch, bitch.

I know it's pretty granny, but I'm having fun. This is my first attempt since I was 12. Curtis already told me I can't give that to him for Christmas. Boooooo.
Here's what this stuff should really look like.

Midas Via.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turkey Trottin'

This past Sunday, Curtis, me and some friends ran the COMEA House 5k Turkey Trot in Cheyenne. All our entry fees went to the COMEA House which helps the homeless in Laramie County. My mom volunteered with them for years so I've seen what good this organization does for their community. I really hate running, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Curtis solidified his status as the best husband ever by sticking with me through the whole thing even when he could have finished in half the time and even when I was being hella crabby. He even let me finish before him! "Best Co-workers Ever" awards go to Anna and Jack who finished and then came back to help me finish. Jack screaming in my ear might be the best motivation ever. Also, big props to Lesley! One day I'm going to be able to at least keep up with you. Maybe...
I'm gonna think of this run as "rock bottom" so there's no where to go but up! Who's doing the next one with us?!

Look, Ma! I did it! And with back-up!

 And he did the whole thing holding all my stuff!

I sure love this man.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A long time ago, I was going to do a series of paintings that was somehow music-centric. I finally got around to finishing my first attempt. I messed around with watercolors and finished it up with my ink pens. I was working on it while watching Ginger Snaps, which might explain why the lines are so shaky some places. Alix, if you ever turn into a werewolf, I won't kill you.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Skull Lady

Snowed in at home, so I finally got around to messing with the inking pens Curtis got me for Christmas. This little lady's been a work in progress for awhile now.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's winter again...

It's so damn cold. Time to get back to painting people with abnormally large eyes.

Florence and the Machine

I am recently in looove with Florence and the Machine. Her voice is beautiful and I want her hair. The way Florence and her little ballerinas dance reminds me of Beyonce, only volumes cooler.
PS. Sorry the video quality is crappy. Here's the official video which I couldn't embed for some reason.

Listen to "The Bird Song" too. It will make you a better person.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Watercolor Pencils

Curtis' mom got me some watercolor pencils for Christmas and now I am messing around with them. Nothing earth shattering, but it's fun to play around with something new. Curtis will always be my favorite subject.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crazy Ghana Film Posters

Check out these film posters from Ghana painted on flour sacks. Most of the time artists hadn't even seen the movie and just painted whatever the hell they wanted.  Thus explaining Cujo's fierceness and why Evil Dead 2 now stars Sylvester Stallone. Read more and see the crazy horror posters here.  Via Mike Mitchell.


Via Tiger Butter.

Friday, September 18, 2009


The weekend of the 12th, me, David and Adam when to Red Rocks for the Monolith Music Festival. Weather was crappy and it rained all day. My cons were a bad choice of footwear and they now sit in my living room, all but disintegrated. Adam also pressured me into giving underage kids beer. I'll never forgive myself. There were some amazing performances though. We danced our asses off to Girl Talk and I fell in love with the dirty hippies of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Can't get this song out of my head. Alabama, Arkansas...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Found this in a downtown bathroom. I wish I were clever.

Superhero Weddings

I'm almost officially out of wedding mode. Marriage is freaking awesome and I highly recommend it to anyone. Except maybe superheros. That shit never really works out as planned. I found a lot of rad wedding-centric comic covers to use at the reception and I thought I would share some. I remember reading the X-Men issue where Scott and Jean got married and being so excited that Rogue got the bouquet and Gambit got the garter. Only then did I realize that true love existed...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Best day ever.

I don't mean to brag, but our wedding was the best ever. It was silly and fun and too perfect. Between the bike parade, goofy vows and the kazoo playing wedding party, we had the time of our lives! Too many amazing pics to show, but here are some of my favorites. More pics can be seen here and here.
Nothing helps a girl get ready to get hitched like rocking out to the Avett Brothers.

I am now married to this amazing man, who ended his beautiful vows with,
"You can do side bends or sit-ups, but please don't lose that butt."

Bike parade! After the ceremony, we all hopped on bikes and rode around old town Fort Collins. Everyone in our path was super excited for us and we had some people join in on our little procession. Cops even held up traffic for us. Guess cops don't hate all Heidemans!

Reception = Party Time, Excellent.

Centerpieces consisted of place cards with the names of superhero couples, a notebook for people to draw us some pictures, bicycle chocolates and little dinos.

Now the real fun starts.