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Professional illustrator, comic artist, graphic designer and avid birder. Stuff I draw and other nonsense.
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An experimental photo shoot with my wife playing model for me. I can’t deny that it was a lot of fun giving her a watercolor bukkake. I am a terrible person.

I said we’d photograph them. Our irises, in crazy detail.

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First ever picture where I was actually wearing my glasses. I don’t wear them often, but when you drop your contacts in the toilet you decide to just let them go.

I’m particularly happy to have snapped this photo, both because of the resulting image of my beautiful wife, and for the fact I got to keep it. She’s like a ninja with that ‘delete’ button, it’s all gone in a flash!

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First ever picture where I was actually wearing my glasses. I don’t wear them often, but when you drop your contacts in the toilet you decide to just let them go.

I’m particularly happy to have snapped this photo, both because of the resulting image of my beautiful wife, and for the fact I got to keep it. She’s like a ninja with that ‘delete’ button, it’s all gone in a flash!

Apparently I am a jerk. I might have bruised K’s hips. A bit.

Apparently I am a jerk. I might have bruised K’s hips. A bit.

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Progress shot.

I am so excited for this. Maybe its final product isn’t yet apparent to some, but it will be so. Awesome.
Edit: Also, I didn’t realize until she pointed out that my foot is in the shot. Freakin’…

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Progress shot.

I am so excited for this. Maybe its final product isn’t yet apparent to some, but it will be so. Awesome.

Edit: Also, I didn’t realize until she pointed out that my foot is in the shot. Freakin’…

whowasntthere:

So, this week I took it upon myself to recreate a version of this from our comic FindChaos.

I didn’t buy anything special or spend any money on it - this is just shit from our house that I repurposed. I used a pair of old jeans for the VooDoo doll’s jeans, wool roving, food coloring and lemon juice for the hair, a dust rag for the body and head, stuffing from an old pillow and a pair of buttons that we had tucked away in a drawer. One of my favorite parts is that the buttons, close-up, say ‘Reaction’ on them. I have never actually sewn anything professionally before in my life, so forgive my terrible stitch-work. It just makes it more authentically awful, right?

I draw a ridiculous doll for the comic, K just says, “okay” and makes the damned thing even better than I drew it. I don’t know whether to love her or hate her.

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Chose to answer this here so I could put the images behind a cut:

A scarification is essentially a tattoo without the ink portion of tattooing or the modern machinery usually involved. Scarifications are usually performed with a sharp blade or scalpel and the skin is cut, hatched or removed in pieces to create a pattern or design. Here’s the Wikipedia page on them that explains some of the reasons people might get them and the traditional importance behind them.

My own scarification was done in a sterilized environment with a surgical scalpel(s). My wife (who is an artist, knows several important tattoo/body modification artists and consulted with them, and has taken health and sanitation courses - technically a nursing class - and previously performed piercings) did the entire process from design to layout to the actual cutting and surgical removal of some areas of my skin (the 3rd time we did a scarification). She’s definitely not squeamish and has a very steady, flowing hand. 

Pictures behind cut for the squeamish/currently eating:

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An in depth explanation of scarification and the details of her own, courtesy of my wife, performed by me. The moral of this story: if I can cut my wife, I can cut you.

Surprise Bonus ChaosLife, courtesy of K! Tuesday just got awesome.

(I can feel her icy stare of hatred every morning.)

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Just a random example of my own script vs. a finished comic page, FindChaos.

Note: Not all comic writers write in the same format and sometimes I don’t assign certain panels, but rather leave it to the artist to find their flow within the pages I outline. However, this is an example of a directly translated comic page that had each panel written specifically for translation to the drawn page. I always ask for a rough outline of each page before it’s drawn

So, the next time you criticize a writer for not also being the artist of a comic, think of the time and effort the writer took to get the artist that piece of inspiration.

A post in which everyone can learn I really am the muscle in this outfit while K is the brains. If we were an old-timey criminal pair in the movies, I’d have stunted speech and humorously bungle all of her schemes. But seriously, let this be a record of how awesome K is at her job. Without her, I’d just be scribblings butts on post-it notes.

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Took a short walk in the woods today - snapped a rare photo of the two of us together, plus a lone shot each. My wife makes me so happy.

Also, saw a groundhog. It didn’t want a picture taken.

Seriously, that thing was giving us the stink-eye the entire time. Critics. Also, please note the reblog, I didn’t caption my own photo as awesome. That’d be.. weird.

Sometimes, I do logos for Reddit.com. My wife put them all together for me in a handy little at-a-glance!

And yes, r/TodayILearned will appear in a few hours from now, probably! Go subscribe to see it even sooner!

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My reaction to hearing we’re going to try Bacon flavored beer is mixed.

Guess what we’re going to try! …Oh god.