Hi there! I'm an Illustration major looking to transfer soon and I saw on your Terminal Lance site that you attend California College of the Arts. I just wanted to know if it's a good school for someone looking into illustration and worth it for me to go to. By the way I love Terminal Lance! it always gives me a good laugh. Thanks for the humor. :)
I would say CCA’s Illustration program is definitely worth it! I used to be an Illustration major before I switched to Animation. Illustration has some great faculty, including my personal favorite, Barron Storey. I had the pleasure of taking Illustration 1 with the legend himself, and Barron will not disappoint.
In general, the school is great, but it’s very expensive. Like… really expensive. I dunno how people do it without some kind of assistance (I do the GI Bill). They have good tuition assistance though, so that’s good.
Anyway, long answer short, CCA has an amazing Illustration department.
Hey my buddy who's a corpsman stationed in Okinawa said that one of his fellow marines was raped by another drunk marine. So my question is, as far as you're concerned, how common are incidents like this? Is that a creepy ask? I love terminal lance, btw. xx
Was it a female Marine? To be honest, I would have no idea, it never happened around me. Then again, I was a grunt, so I was only serving with other men.
I’d really like to get a public game going for fans of Terminal Lance to try to take me down. However, Infinity Ward—in their infinite wisdom—has made matchmaking the only means to connect with people, instead of a server list like the days of yore.
Does anyone happen to know how I could get a public MW3 game going for PS3 that people can join without having to friend me on PSN?
For the foreseeable future, I’m going to be playing 7-9pm every Wednesday at Vino Vixens, 2929 SE Powell, Portland, Oregon, etc. http://vinovixenspdx.com/ Google it! Anyway, I’m going to be working up to a big Halloween party, because 10-31-2012 is on a Wednesday this year! So, clear your calendar, and get ready for an all-out costume partay.
Go see my step dad playing at Vino Vixens on Wednesday nights in Portland!
Sitting in the dark, staring blankly at the brightly colored LCD screen with a Wii-mote in one hand and a “nunchuck” in the other. I was hungry, my eyes were red, I had to go to the bathroom… it was at this moment I realized something:
I was playing a new Zelda game.
Yeah, now that finals are done I’ve finally gotten to start playing Skyward Sword. I think it was when I was fighting Ghirahim’s feminine ass that I realized I loved the game. He killed me the first time, so the second time I came ready. Not in the game, everything was the same there, but in what you might call “real life”. I literally stood up, “sword” in hand, shield in the other, and told him, "COME ON, MOTHERFUCKER, LETS DO THIS.” The 1:1 sword controls demanded that I give the game my full physical attention.
People were confused when I chose Skyward Sword over Skyrim to play over the break. But really, no amount of bump-mapping, glossy, HD visuals can replace a solid game. Zelda is, has been, and hopefully always will be one of the most well-made, thoroughly complete games you’ll ever play. Open-world, post-apocalyptic games are all the hype, but Nintendo keeps it real with a game that is largely cartoony in presentation—and I love every minute of it.
If you’re debating on getting this game, just stop and go get it—it’s completely worth dusting off your Wii for.
Hey Max! Big fan of Terminal Lance! I love drawing/doodling, I was wondering did taking classes on drawing improve your drawing abilities? I wanted to know because I wanted to take some classes when I get out of the Marine Corps and I just wanted to know if it was worth it? Thanks!
To be honest, I’m not sure if any of my classes at CCA have actually improved my drawing ability. Strangely, I was always under the impression that you had to be good at art before going to art school.
As a result, I more or less taught myself how to draw and do most of the things I know how to do. There’s a million and a half books out there that can teach you everything you need to know about illustration and drawing—really the only reason I’m going to art school is to learn animation, which I feel is more of a trade skill that can really only be taught in school.
I would absolutely, positively, NEVER recommend someone go to art school for painting/drawing though. It is simply not worth the money.
To expand on this: check out books by Burne Hogarth and Andrew Loomis if you’re looking to get into illustrating the human body. As well, check out “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” if you’re a beginner.
Design the main cast for a re-imagining of a series!
In a futuristic world, scientists start to create and study human-like androids under the false name, “Victorian Fashion Droids.” After going further and further, the Baudelaire couple successfully create two androids, BV10 and BK15, that imitate a lifecycle of a human with their secret “Vitality Function Drive.” Holding two android babies in their arms, they start to ponder the repercussions of these experiments. As one of the leaders who spearheaded the VFD project, they call for its termination on moral grounds. Naturally, the whole project was split in two: those who supported them and those that wanted to keep going. Ultimately, the project was dropped, and the Baudelaire couple raised the two as their own children.
Fast forward sixteen years, the Baudelaire children learn their parents died in a horrific fire, caused by “a gas leak.” (Which is strange in itself because the whole Baudelaire estate is run by electricity…) The orphans are taken in by Dr. Olaf, one of the other leaders in the VFD project, who has more sinister and selfish motives of keeping them around.