Thursday, November 30, 2006
Hey Gang... Just wanted to give you a heads up on the current war being waged at Mojizu.com. Josh and I both have Moji's in the war.
First up is DemonHead vs Cherry Pi in the 3rd round, This is a Super-match in my book. Both characters are strong designs and it really comes down to personal opinion.
Big Fatty,DIEcast,and Gremlin Octopoda have all made it into the second round. Will they be able to endure this grueling battle and move into the final round before the Super-Match?
It has been a tough war thus far. Big Fatty by Yolkum, a.k.a. Joshua Janes, is in a very brutal match with Osmond the closet monster by Foppit. Big Fatty could use a hand...aaaaa... I mean some votes...yeah votes is what I meant to say....ahem. Moving right along. DIEcast by universe K, a.k.a. Kevin Myers, is in a neck and neck battle with Talking Mountain Bears by Typograph. This one could go either way. And Gremlin Octopoda by universe K, is in a ferocious melee with Another Gremlin Gimmick Gremlin Airlines by Ronchhon. Another tight match, this may go all the way to the final bell.
And rounding out the set is Kieron the Fallen. Part of universe K's Angel and Demons character design series. Kieron is battling yet another Gimmick Gremlin, Monkeygirl by Domestica. So far Kieron is holding his own but watch out for the late comeback by Monkeygirl, this could be a real challenge for Kieron.
I am wartime reporter, Snap Skirmish, and this has been your week at War...Get out the vote!
First off... I should have done this a lot sooner, but with the holidays and me being an ass and all, well it just went undone. Sorry Josh.
After stomping the competition through 3 rounds and a much anticipated Supermatch, Joshua Janes became the undisputed MojiWar Champion of the World. When asked about his thoughts on the war, Joshua Janes responded, and I quote,
"Yeah it was a rough go... aaaaa.. I would have to say that it was downright brutal on me, personally. I think I must have cried at least a dozen times. And well, ah-hoo...hold on... I think I got something in my eye... ah-hoo...sniff...you got any tissue? Ah-hoo...just makes the water well up in my eyes... I can't see. I CAN'T SEE... BABY, MY EYES, MY EYES..."
Yes... it just makes you feel for that poor redneck.
Well there ya have it, Joshua Janes the MojiWar Champ for the week of 11.20.06. And with the current war he is in the third round so look for him to be in the SuperMatch Next week.
This has been a universe K production.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
That's right, it's time for the Gimmick art blog's shameless plug of the week!
This weeks artist is Adam Martin, A.K.A. blueapple on Mojizu. What drew our attention to Adam was his latest moji submission, DogFish... Just a great looking character!
Adam's style and technique are as professional as it gets and his choice in colors are beautiful... well as beautiful as a hybrid mutant drooling dog fish can be?!
The most striking part of DogFish is the inking which makes him jump off the screen at you. My guess is that it was done with a soft tipped pen nib... I haven't had a chance to ask him myself, so if your curious, I'd swing by his profile on Mojizu and give him a holler. This friendly looking DogFish is packed with personality and is definitely worth a 10 vote.
Also check out Adam Martins other Mojis and his website at www.blueapplestudio.com which is packed with great illustrations and one sweet flash load page.
article by Janes
DogFish © 2006 Adam Martin, All Rights Reserved.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Hey everyone week are slowly gearing up for the next Gimmick on Mojizu.
No word yet on what the next attack will be, but we have hired Gary here to help promote the Gimmicks on Mojizu and to let you now when the next round will begin. Hope you'll be able to join us.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE WEEK:
Frolix8's Moji Argo the Androgenous has made it to the super match!
I have battled with Frolix8 in the past against his character the French inhaler who was a brutal competitor, so I can speak with experience when I say this guy has some great work.
His slick vector style has a great feeling of fluid motion that stands out from the crowd. I hope everyone will click the link above and shoot some votes over to frolix8. Below is some info about Argo.
Name: Argo the Androgenous
Likes David: Bowie, leather
Dis-likes: boys, girls
Category: other lifeforms
An elitist in every way, Argo the Androgenous Nymphomaniac is a breathing contradiction.
Design Style Style/vector
-Yeah, he went there.
Make sure to swing back every monday to check out who our next shameless plug will be about.
(article by Janes)
Argo the Androgenous is the property of Frolix8 © 2006, All Rights Reserved.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Big-Maow commented that he would like to see the sketches for Eshel the Angel. I have a couple. Some initial ones and then the nailed down design for the character.
From that nailed down version, I drew him up in a different pose which was then taken into Adobe Illustrator a finished out. I use the transparency palette like crazy with a few blur effects here and there. Often times the piece takes on a new life when I start working on it in illustrator... but for this one I stayed pretty close to the sketch concept.
Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Hey gang… back again with the newest installment to the Angel and Demon Character design series. Meet Eshel the Fire of God.
This particular angel is based off of a Seraphim(fiery ones). I say based, because, as I was designing him I forgot that there were six wings I had only drawn four. Not really considering an extra set, I decided to leave it as is.
Anyway, hope you enjoy.
Oh and as usual… this character has been submitted on Mojizu.com.
Whelp... Last weeks round was a nail biter. Aargh's moji, Suar the pig, put up one heck of a fight. Bionic Gremlin squealed out by only 2 votes. This weeks battle looks to be even tougher. So please head on over to Bionic Gremlin's second round and vote him up! Let's keep the Gimmick's gimmick going for as long as we can.
Thanks to all of you who have already voted. I won't forget my campaign promises.
I'm Kevin Myers, and I approved this message.
Monday, November 13, 2006
This is it everybody, the big Championship Mojiwar Battle.
Juggernaut class D vs. Ermez
Please click on the title and vote for the Juggernaut, I'm gonna need every vote I can get. Nigraz is a returning Mojiwar champ and beating him is going to be tough.
Thanks everyone for your support.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
The latest information provided by the SCT and the Sutro Government has been up-loaded to the net, along with a reconfigured database for checking out old articles.
Also of news is the expansion of Dookies' Pawnshop and new items for sale through Cafe Press.
The Mouth Piece has been rebuilt and now is fully interactive.
Stop by and check it out.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Juggernaut class D has rumbled on to round 3!
This battle is shaping up to be a real tough one. Mekabear has been keeping this contest tight and I'm gonna need every vote I can get to defeat him!
So click the title above and show your support for the green war machine from Ohio! Also if you really feel supportive, go ahead and transfer as much cash as you like into my paypal account, there is a link at joshuajanes.com but I will be just as happy to get yer vote... well pretty close to as happy.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Here he is my newest moji, just now submitted to Mojizu . So he should be up sometime tomorrow. Check him out, vote on him, leave him or me a comment, whatever. Watch out for him though, he just might follow you home. That could be scary.
Oh and this image doubles as a wallpaper.
So download and enjoy.