Manifest Destiny #1

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Manifest Destiny #1

Manifest Destiny
Story by Chris Dingess
Lines by Matt Roberts
Colors by Owen Gieni

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Careful what you wish for….

So I retired from the military. Also, instead of asking for a contracting job with a relatively secure paycheck and slightly elevated standard of living, I asked for a job drawing comics. I got the job.

Shit.

I’m guessing I won’t be showing much of what I’m doing for a while. I will when I can. Here’s an old Longshot picture I forgot a I drew. I used it to practice brush inks on. I need to practice on many more things.

Ok – here’s a year’s worth of pics. I went to the Netherlands in the spring; Scotland by way of Carlisle, a few coastal towns and Hardian’s wall in the summer (You can see Ben working it with a Scotish waitress). London in the summer as well. Holly’s Birthday, Soccer, Easter stuff..etc. Alot more happened – it’s been a great year. I’m not going to lable these. If anyone’s curious about any specifics just ask.

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The Young New Mexican Puppeteer 
by Tom Jones

In a town near Albequerqe
Lived a most concerned young boy
He said lately I have noticed
Folks don’t live with peace and joy

With frowns and worry on their faces
They’re lost and don’t know where to go
He said I’ll get the people straightened
By putting on a puppet show

The young New Mexican puppeteer
He saw the people all lived in fear
He thought that maybe they’d listen to
A puppet telling them what to do

You know he got some string and he got some wood
He did some carving and he was good
And folks came running so they could hear
The young New Mexican puppeteer

First he carved out young Abe Lincoln
Abe will teach ’em civil rights
Then a king named Martin Luther
So they’d recall his peacefull fight

Old Mark Twain, his wit and wisdom
Will surely show them life is fun
But he smiled with satisfaction
When the prince of peace was done

The young New Mexican puppeteer
He saw the people all lived in fear
He thought that maybe they’d listen to
A puppet telling them what to do

You know he got some string and he got some wood
He did some carving and he was good
And folks came running so they could hear
The young New Mexican puppeteer
Now his puppet shows were clever
And he made the people laugh
When he got across the message
To walk along lifes open path

They built him his own puppet theatre
Decked out with spotlights yellow and red
And then they wrote him up in all the papers
And this is what the story said

It said…

The young New Mexican puppeteer
He saw the people all lived in fear
He thought that maybe they would listen to
A puppet telling them what to do

You know he got some string and he got some wood
He did some carving and he was good
And folks came running so they could hear
The young New Mexican puppeteer

Frickin’ Tom Jones was a prophet, man. I’m finishing up a few long languishing art projects (Matty) and this will be the next thing I work on. How could you not draw this story?

I got a new dog…

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I’ve got pics from Netherlands, Scotland, Christmas, Halloween, Hadrian’s Wall and tons more stuff…big update soon (really). My mom wanted to see pics of the dog so these go up 1st.

So I built a new computer..dual processing, 64-bit Windows…really nice. An absolute bitch to find drivers for, tho. Ipod? nope…printer? nope..scanner? nope. So I have been drawing but I can’t get them on he computer without a whole process..so they’ll wait. I’ve taken more pics..but I’m just lazy. I’ll get them up soon. I can, however, run he hell out of painter and photoshop. Big fat effects laden brush strokes with no stutter. It had been a while since I played with Painter so I just started playing around with brushes…..

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…hopefully I’ll post more soon.