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Monday, August 9th, 2010
9:25 am - What I've been doing for the last 7 months
CN finally put up the clip of Regular Show they showed at SDCC! Well, it's a bunch of clips strung together. 

I did clean-up on some of this stuff! The show premieres in a little less than a month on September 6th. 

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
6:04 pm - Post its for POST IT SHOW 4!
Hellen and me just sent off a ton of post its to the POST IT SHOW 4 at GR2 Los Angeles. It goes from December 5, 2009 - January 13, 2010.


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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
6:11 pm - Calvin fucked up
Hey everybody, it has come to my attention that some orders for Ramble On! have slipped through the cracks and have not been fulfilled. Blame the UI clusterfuck that is yahoo mail, where I can't even tell the difference between a Zimbabwean Trying to Scam Me vs. Somebody Actually Trying to Give me Cash Monies. I have since changed my paypal inbox to my gmail account where I will be super alert and vigilant about orders because of the clean UI and excellent spam filter.

I sent some of the delinquent orders out this morning with some extra goodies as an apology, so if I have inadvertently scammed you out of your $4, please contact me!

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Friday, October 16th, 2009
6:03 pm - Electric Ant #2
Hey dudes, I will be at APE this weekend (BANG GANG table) with a zine called "COMIX QUEST"-- it's basically a collection of older comics with a common sci/fi fantasy bent. 

I'll also be there to support my pal Ryan's new perfect bound zine ELECTRIC ANT for which I did a handful of drawings. I took a look at it on the plane back from SPX and I can vouch for it's kickassitude-- the theme was BODY HORROR. Forgive me if posterous fudges the below HTML but this is the "buy" link: 

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Monday, July 13th, 2009
11:33 am - DS-10 Ringo, Te Amo (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) !
  
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Recently I discovered this great Cher paean to the least understood Beatle via Hellen (from the 60s: Ringo, I Love You) and I decided to cover it on my DS-10. It's not the whole song (i ran out of memory for patterns) but it's most of it. The Kraftwerk-esque breaks were artistic license of course. There's a new version of the DS-10 coming out in September that doubles the amount of Analog Synths you can have and doubles the drum sounds. Only for the DSi unfortunately though :(


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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
1:52 pm - In NYC this week for MoCCA!
I'll be showing this Kirby inspired piece + two older pieces at the Panelists show at GRNY on Saturday, as well as the MoCCA comics fest this weekend for the first time ever! This trip is mostly for leisure and mostly came out of a series of happy coincidences so I didn't prepare any new stuff, but I'll be selling Ramble On! and the Game Over/Continue Fake Instruction Manual I made for Stumptown a month ago. Hellen and I will be demoing the game we made again, but only for as long as my Macbook battery lasts (3 hours or so) since apparently at the Armory you literally are not allowed to put a plug into another plug.

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Group Art Show Opening/Book Receptions
Panelists V June 6 - June 24, 2009 Reception: Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Giant Robot Gallery 437 East 9th Street Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) | grny.net Giant Robot is proud to present the Panelists V art show and as well as a reception for three new comic books at the Giant Robot Gallery in the East Village.

The follow-up to the popular series puts a spotlight on indie-comics creators from across the country, ranging from stapled-and-folded stars of DIY to art-gallery superstars. The show will feature original illustrations, paintings, mixed-media work, and special surprises from an assortment of contributors--including many Eisner and Ignatz Award nominees and winners. This event coincides with the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art Festival."


If you're in the area, stop by!  We are at table 810 with Damien Jay, and Corrine Mucha.

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Friday, April 24th, 2009
3:33 pm - STUMPTOWN POST MORTEM
Well a week ago today I was in Portland OR for the Stumptown Comics Fest with Hellen and Ryan. It was the best one I've been to yet, making good scrilla and hanging out with friends old and new. I couldn't help but feel like a rockstar after the Guapo reading, and not just 'cause I forced people to listen to my guitar playing-- Jason Martin ( Laterborn ), Vanessa DavisSpaniel Rage ) and of course Miss Hellen Jo rocked the mic as well. It was probably the most well-paced of the 3 Guapo readings I've been to the past few years. I didn't win the Maisie (Vanessa did) but I felt honored to be nominated from 40+ zines. Plus I drank my pain away with all the free beer they had that night... dang, Jeremy and Allie of Guapo got HOOKED UP.

Tons of people stopped by and played Hellen and Derek's game. Some even played for 10 minutes plus, despite our disclaimer that the game NEVER ENDED and had NO GOALS! Just goes to show you how important the look and feel are in making videogames! Anyway, if you guys want the fake instruction manual zine we made, just paypal 5 bucks to me @ calvin_w_wong@yahoo.com 

Highlights not mentioned above!
  • Sustainable Sushi Saturday with Erik, Jason, Ryan and Hellen!
  • Goofing around in the car on the way to parties!
  • Seeing the premiere of host Gariet's OLLIE video at the Laurelhurst about the life and times of Ben Franklin!
  • Dunja Yankovic's reading of "Department of Art" at the Multnomah library. She played improvised keyboard music while reading her comic. Bar none the best reading ever.
  • Robin Enrico's BUCKET O DONUTS. Peanut Butter and Oreo donut FTW
  • Spontaneous INDIE CARTOONIST BAND JAM at Jesse's where the WORST COVER OF ROCK LOBSTER EVER was borne upon the earth. Dunja and Shaye are also amazing drummers, who knew?
  • Trading a comic also inspired by Ramble On by David Lasky! Zep rules!
  • Angie Wang!

Anyway, there's a  full flickr set here. Unfortunately we didn't get time to see the sights as much as we would have liked, mostly restricted to the Lloyd center area and the hectic convention schedule. We didn't even stop by Powell's! How fucked is that. Hellen and I just got confirmation that we will be sharing a table at MoCCA-- for that trip we'll definitely relax more and see the sights!

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Thursday, April 16th, 2009
1:32 pm - Stumptown this Weekend
Hey all, if you are in the area please come to the Stumptown Comics Fest at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland, OR April 18-19th. I'm tabling with Hellen, and our friend Ryan Germick (www.ryangermick.com) at table #74, where I will be selling copies of Ramble On! + some older comics, the new Papercutter, Jin and Jam, and you will have a chance to play the game we made for Attract Mode at Giant Robot (http://attractmo.de/blog/game-over-ii-opens-at-grsf-on-032709/). We made a fake instruction manual for the game, chock full of lame retro gaming jokes which we will be selling for a fiver!
 
Also, tomorrow Hellen and I are reading our comics at Guapo Comics and Coffee, and if the flyer is any indication, it will be the BADDEST COMICS PARTY EVER. Oh yeah, and I'm up for the Maisie Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration. It's too late to vote, but if you did, thanks!

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
3:18 pm - 15 minutes...
I've had my browser open to CADIE's blog and I've been hitting F5 periodically:

This is bad... I have the panda music playing in the backrgound... but.. its so fun!!!!!
Cuate Nunez 4/1 2:36pm

It looks like a myspace page with Japanese anime porn music.
jjmiller878 4/1 1:45pm

I <3 http://www.google.com/googleblogs/images/cadie/sunday_panda.mp3
Sapacious 4/1

has anybody noticed that u cannot turn that annoying music off
Unknown 4/1

 I never thought I'd see 4chan and SA memes on google's site. Ryan you are a genius sir.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
12:34 pm - Rockford Files Theme + Like A Virgin + Blue Monday = this
Secretlabwithpandas by Calvin Wong  
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More DS-10 stuff! I love this thing.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
1:06 pm - Too much fallout?

So originally this was just gonna be a regular ol' picture of an ancient japanese horror skeleton but I had to put all the post apocalyptic/anachronistic stuff in. For an upcoming zine.

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
11:09 am - Podcasty
Last week Hellen and me ate bean dip and gabbed on the Comics Claptrap with our friends Rina and Thien, ostensibly about comics but mostly about random stuff like cheese filled hot dogs and mongolian hot pot.

http://comixclaptrap.blogspot.com/2009/03/episode-10-hellen-jo-and-calvin-wong.html

listen if you wanna, there's some shoutouts to EAZ contribs Derek and Jenn somewhere in there.

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009
1:09 pm - mabel, mini mechs

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Friday, February 20th, 2009
3:24 am - Watercolor studies: Bushy 'do and Leaper
Apparently according to their respective reference photos, the one on the left is "Edie Adams" and the one on the right is "Elke Somner." I did the originals in B&W and then did some ghetto colorizing on the Adobe.

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009
12:00 pm - Lady Chemist, Hattie and Millie sketches, A guy with a club
Just getting used to drawing 'em. Red and blue pen + messing around with colors in photoshop.


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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
10:42 am - Monster sketches & Ultraman
I sketched various creatures during the TAD shutdown:

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Sunday, February 15th, 2009
10:21 am - a zine for an audience of one
My girlfriend got her cell phone stolen a while ago. A lot of our early courting was done via text messages, so I spent the whole day Friday making a 52 page zine with sort of the greatest hits of her texts to me, some funny, some sad (the title is from one of the funny ones). I have a woefully outdated B&W phone (pictured on the cover) which is why I decided on using the sickly pea green paper below. At a capacity of 52 pages, it actually trumps the storage on my phone by +2!

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Friday, February 13th, 2009
1:33 am - catching up with things: Whinging, Hattie and Millie sketches
Tonight was the start of a minor vacation for me, so I spent it watching random youtube clips and drawing in my sketchbook. It felt good to draw again without work hanging over my head like a black cloud. The last drawing is an illustration of one of my favorite lines of dialogue in a movie ever. The other sketches are just stylistic sketches + characters for a new comic I'm working on. I've drawn these characters before but I'm really trying to work out how I want them to look in the next comic. I'm getting there. I wrote a page of notes and a barebones outline too, but in the interests of not spoilering stuff I won't put it up.


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Thursday, February 12th, 2009
2:24 am - Thing a day #9,10 Self Portrait and Song snippet
9. I made a little self portrait of myself that reminds me a little of Hideo Azuma (read Disappearance Diary, one of the best comics of 2008 in my opinion) for some reason. Pen & Photoshop.

10. Then later with my new Macbook and Garage Band, I recorded this 80s Cure/Smiths/MBV ripoff riff thing with my circa 1960s cheapo Teisco guitar. It was fun, and easy to do! I have too low of an attention span to ever make a whole song though.

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Cureesque by Calvin Wong  
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Monday, February 9th, 2009
5:05 pm - COVERED! Gen 13 #1 miniseries


Another horrible comic of my youth. I'm still not sure if the "cram every possible thing that happens in the comic on the cover" design really works, but I bought it anyway, probably coz of the promises of nudity.

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