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Ceramic Puffer Fish Necklace

$40.00 $30.00

This one of a kind ceramic necklace has jumped out of a fiery kiln and is ready to start his life as your new favourite necklace. Created from scratch by Becky Hunt, this ceramic puffer fish was made using New Zealand clay and is finished with a 16 inch stainless steel chain and clasp.

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Product Description

This ceramic puffer fish is a one of a kind creation, roughly 20 x 30mm and hung from a 16 inch (26cm) stainless steel chain. All necklace parts are made from stainless steel.

The puffer fish originally appeared in this comic.

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The Hits 2016

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For the third year in a row I present to you the hits that kept me going throughout the year. As always the list isn’t always songs that were released this year, rather just stuff that bubbled up as I roved around. I usually have this list out before New Years, but I was unable to get it out in time this year, oops.

This year also marked the first that Soundcloud started getting shitty, with premium songs and more region restrictions. A few tracks I added to the list retroactively got nerfed in this manner, so I apologise for that. However the site is still mint for finding scrappy little upstarts and random B-Sides so I’ll be sticking with it throughout 2017, it still hasn’t gotten to Spotify levels of ad spam for non-paying members.

My album for the year though was definitely Tourist’s U, hence why I’ve made it the first track. I’ve also embedded it here for your easy listening pleasure. You can find it on Spotify easily enough though. Tourist seemed to be going off the rails for a bit, stung by the hip hop bug and trashing up his tracks with way too much guest singers. But shit, U came out and I was blown away. He even gave away free torrents!

Model used for the picture is Kira, The Light who has also acted as a reference for when I draw Jessica Brown.

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The Layers Of Pie

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Becky, Kristof and I recently helped with a kids book answering some questions on how to be writers. Becky randomly mentioned that “Your first project might be a fantasy short story that is three paragraphs long and takes place in the crust of a pie.” and It inspired me to do just that. This is the result.

The armies of the Low Lay marched toward the meeting of the layers. Here on the yellow flats worlds were built on one another, their surfaces each others skies. Each world below the other vying to rise up and overthrow those above. At a nexus these worlds met, and catacombing caves lead above and below. This is where the wars play out. Young soldiers, the salt and spices of the earth, die together, attacking those above and defending from hordes below in a never ending struggle.

“What do you think it’s like,” said Bridie, one of the aforementioned young soldiers currently being marched to her death. Her gaze was cast upwards to the yellow sky that acted as other men’s ground. It glowed with light penetrating down through the many layers. One spot had a conspicuous dark patch, the Upper Lay’s city. One day it’d be pillaged by the Low Lay, or so the propaganda went.

“Bright and crisp,” responded Burek, Bridie’s shieldmate. “My grandfather says it’s the brightest layer he’s ever seen. They say that the upper crust is a myth, but the pie must have a surface.”

“If that’s so, then the army we’re about to face can put all it’s strength into defending its lower tunnels.” responded Bridie, not letting the fear show.

“Then you best pray your swing is true, Sword-Sister.” smiled Burek.

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Merry Christmas Face 2016

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This is perhaps the most horrific one I’ve drawn yet. Something about those thin lines reminds me of Salad Fingers or something. And that gross ass shading, bleagh.

So here’s to another year! It’s crazy how fast and slow it’s gone. Like, this time last year the biggest thing we were worried about was how badly our flag could be ruined. This year most publications have turned into PTSD meetings for famous people who knew that Hillary would win. This time next year will we be a smoking hole in the ground? I don’t think so, and if we are then there will be no one around to call me out on making an overly optimistic call. In my book that’s called a win win situation. Also the Forward of my book makes a special note that your book sucks.

Have a good New Year and don’t go chucking your kids into Gorilla enclosures in 2017. It spawns the most insufferable memes.

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Webcomics Are Hard

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Man, I should say this all the time!

Making webcomics three times a week is tough, even with three of us working on it. My backlog of ideas dried up pretty quick within the first year of working on the comic. These days we all have to rely on inspiration hitting us sometimes minutes before a comic needs to be drawn.

However, writing comics about how hard comics are is real easy! But doing it over and over again is a top notch way to eventually piss off your audience.

I’m not saying limit your inspiration, if you can think of a great way of spinning this old chestnut, do it. I do old gags all the time if I think I can do them better.

Otherwise, hang out with your friends and wait for them to do something funny, then mercilessly steal exactly what they said and turn it into a comic. Go people watching and wait for someone to fall over. Have an awkward conversation with a cashier. Do drugs.

Navel gazing is a dead end street, turn around and go back.

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Delta 2 – Gravity Rush 2 Pixel Art

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Apparently it was only March last year that I drew Kat from the original Gravity Rush game, a title that I’ve been in love with from a distance since my fabled “uni days”.

I was pretty blown away to see a sequel is in the works, and I probably won’t be able to play that either because I don’t have a PS4! Damn, oh well.

Anyway, here’s what I assume is a baddy from the upcoming game, Delta 2. I drew it at work, so I didn’t spend as much time painstakingly translating as much detail over as I normally do.

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I think I’ll have to draw Delta 1 next, she has the creepy point feet that I’m so accustomed to.

As is customary, look how dope this concept art is! Hot damn. The city looks so friggin awesome! The game has a January 18th release date.

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Sombra – Overwatch Pixelart

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It’s been a while since I updated this project (which has now had all the links updated so they actually go to the right posts). I stopped cranking these out about the time I started the webcomic full time. But it’s good to get back into it. I’ve played a ton of Sombra this weekend so I felt it was only fair that I pixel her up.

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She’s like a safer version of Tracer, with a little more trolling ability in my opinion. She’s awesome.

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My Digital Sketchbook #4

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Things have been insanely busy around here recently, what with getting some new projects off the ground. Weekends have been dedicated to not going outside or interacting with anybody as much as possible just to bring down the inner tension a bit. This has meant I’ve accrued decent amounts of cash on Elite: Dangerous to spend on a ship most people agree is a POS even when it’s not relevant to the discussion but I like anyway.

I’ve been banking up some drawings recently so let’s open the sketchbooks up. First up we have a sketch I did of my coworker Nile. He didn’t give me any sort of brief so Ian Malcolm became my muse.

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While we’re on the topic of Nile I drew on a box he received from Sony containing the PSVR he got to review. He had to send it back like this as well.

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Part of my new Vagrants project has a strong illustrative side to it, which essentially seperates it from the rest of the sites about Auckland out there, this was my first go at finding a look.

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Getting back into practicing more poses. I think my biggest change recently has been being more loose with the hair.

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This last one was practicing a new brush more than anything.

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IZS:Greenlight Comic #6 70s Cultist

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So this pretty much sums up the entirety of my Monday. As you can see it was a busy day at work.

I showed becky the two sketches, and what I wrote in the comic was exactly what I said to her. It was a riveting summary to say the least.

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