Coming out of Portland, this 4 piece band is the ultimate mood setter. Today’s pick is from the After Dark II compilation put out by their New Jersey label, Italians Do It Better. The video below, an unofficial compilation of 80s fashion shoots, offers a stark contrast to this chillwave, fuzzy-synth track…at least during the first few watches. Eventually, this video plays extremely well with the song, turning these fashion shoots from what was almost certainly a tacky montage backed by an orgy of overly-reverbed instruments, into a meandering stroll behind the scenes to appreciate the real beauty of these women not captured for the magazines. This song gives a sound that you would expect to hear from Neon Indian if they were fronted by Nico.
“Camera” by Chromatics
album After Dark II (Italians Do It Better Compilation)
5thPanelGuest art is definitely starting to pick up a little steam in the webcomic community, and rightfully so. It connects artists together on a much more personal level. Today’s artwork comes from one of the most active participants in the #5thpanelguest concept, Axton Kahler, the driving force behind the ZombieOaksComic.com. You can follow him on his Twitter feed HERE. His submission is an add-on panel to one of the most recent Rain Dogs strips, titled “Tastes Like Metal“. His depiction of Ronnie James Dio is fantastic. Shower him with praise. If you’d like to join in contact any of the artists associated with the #5thpanelguest hashtag on twitter.
Once again, Rain Dogs is visited by the 5th Panel Guest art Easter bunny to deliver two delicious, painted eggs of pure joy that you, the reader, are lucky enough to witness. To recap from last time, 5th Panel Guest artwork, collected under the #5thPanelGuest Twitter hashtag, allows for one artist to throw in an additional panel or two into a specific strip of another artist. Two entries come at you today from two very talented artists.
The first piece comes from @jessekiefer who you can follow HERE. He is the driving force behind Tank Monkey and Just For Kicks. Jesse has been Johnny-on-the-spot with collecting all of the #5thPanelGuest artwork and you can find all of the ones made so far by Clicking Here. His piece is an additional panel referencing the latest strip titled, “Cooking“. His interpretation of the characters are exactly why I love the comic community. It’s a unique feeling when someone interprets your artwork in their own way adding their flavor. The linework is fantastic and the character portrayal is absolutely professional.
The second piece comes from the very skilled @Trinity_Mathews who you can follow HERE. You can find his artwork beautifully displayed oh his DeviantArt Page. His piece is shown below as an additional panel for a recent strip titled, “The Cats Are Evolving“. His use of color is truly masterful and the dialogue is dead on. I would’ve never though in a million years to take a strip in a mystical direction, but Trinity did it effortlessly in just one panel. He truly ran with the #5thpanelguest idea. Keep a look out for his site to be launched in the near future.
Glorious Day of Days…You, the reader, have been lucky enough to experience a double dose of extra comic content from a 3rd party source. Trending under the hashtag #5thPanelGuest on Twitter, a 5th Panel Guest piece happens when one artist decides to add an extra panel to a specific strip in the archives of another artist. The extra panels can be add-ons to the strip, an insert between two panels, or even a behind the scenes of the characters involved. Click any of the pictures below to enlarge the image.
The first 5th Panel guest piece comes from the talented @DavidBarrentine who you can followhere. He is the driving force behind Batteries Also Included.This hilarious piece is an insert into one of the early Rain Dogs strips entitled “Bucket List”. Here is a quick link for the lazy http://raindogcomic.com/?webcomic1=bucket-list . Shower him with your praise for the amazing artwork involved. The second piece comes from @ZombieOaks the driving force behind ZombieOaksComic.com. This 5th Panel Guest piece is an add-on to a recent strip titled “Humpty Perks” which you can find here. As you can see Ron has been the victim of a #MustardBomb, one of the trending topics associated with #5thPanelGuest artwork. Contact any of the artists involved to join in on the action.
Hey Guys…no comic until later on tonight…I’ve been getting the book ready to be printed for Charlotte Comic-con. I’ll post Wednesday’s strip by midnight though. Until then, I leave you with the Limited Edition Cover printed for the first round of books. Enjoy:
Bear Vs Shark - We’re Sad But Now We’re Rebuilding
The Stooges – 1969
Dead Kennedys – Funland At the Beach Morning Glory - Divide By Operation Ivy – Freeze Up Choking Victim - Hate Your State Bouncing Souls – Argyle Swingin Utters – All Laced Up The Clash - Straight to Hell Roxy Music – Mother of Pearl Less Than Jake – My Own Flag Hot Water Music – Trusty Chords
I decided to print up some business cards. They aren’t really that necessary in this day and age, but screw it…i feel important with them. Also I think i’m gonna leave them in very inconspicuous places like toilet tanks, the used bin of record stores and random purses..maybe even throw a few random sketches or creepy words of wisdom on the backs…CHECK YO-SELF FOOL!!!!
Welcome to my webcomic..If you are any of the following people, then get out:
Kenny G, Kirk Cameron, Andy Dick, Madonna, George Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Any member of the Banana Splits, Joe Rogan, John Mayer, Carson Daly, History teachers, Steven Tyler, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Carlos Mencia, Kanye, Snooki, Gary Glitter, Chris Brown, any member of the free-credit-score dot com band, Kathy Griffin, David Hasselhoff, Chad Kroeger, Keith Urban, Justin Bieber, Fergie, Autotuners, and people who hate dogs…