Ultraist Studios Blog Journal thoughts, musings and other rambling…

December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Filed under: Announcements,Audio — M Kitchen @ 9:07 am

It’s that time of year where we celebrate the birth of Jesus, by gluttoning ourselves with crass consumerism, indulging ourselves with all our material wants, and indebting ourselves further to the global financial institutions that wish to enslave us.

So cuddle up by the fire, throw the holiday classic DIE HARD in the DVD and enjoy, as we wish you a very




Listen to a Weird Al Christmas Carol:


December 1, 2007

Last Month Recap

Filed under: Announcements,Audio,Conventions,Photos — M Kitchen @ 2:36 pm

Wow. December. Already.
November turned out to be a bust for blogging.

But that’s okay. ‘Cause I’ve been busy.

Here are some of last months happenings:

Trampoline Hall
October 22

My brother and I were invited to a gathering at Fort York where we acted as Comic Steinographers.

Click for reverse angle.

Our efforts were printed and the book debutted at CanZine.

Contributor list:

Reverend Altor
Roxanne Bieskis
Arthur Dela Cruz
Shannon Gerard
Kathryn and Stuart Immonen
Eric Kim
Blair Kitchen
Dave Lapp
Steve Manale
John Martz
Brian McLachlan
Diana Tamblyn
Sean Daniel Byron Craig
Becky Johnson

… and myself.

Indy Spinner Rack
November 08
The fine folks and Indy Spinner Rack gave SPY GUY a plug in their SPX recap.

With such memorable quotes as… “we have this one, we didn’t have the second one, and I haven’t had a chance to read them… but I WILL read them” and “here we go… ultra… is…. ultra…. ultrai… ultra eye studio… geeze man, I’m drunk.” and “BLAIR was super nice”.

Listen to the snippet below. Or listen to the whole thing here.


They say that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?

Seriously though, thanks for the plug guys… especially Mister Phil (who actually managed to get “ultraist” right).

Hollywood Hero Con

Blair spilled the beans more than I was going to here, so if you want the full story check out possumpress.

In preparation for the Hero Con show, I also created the mockup cover for SPY GUY#1 and had some nice banners and cutouts created. With any luck, all that stuff is currently in transit back to the Ultraist Studios HQ.

Computer Fixed

The Ultraist Studios Portable Computer had to go in for some repairs and is now slowly getting back to operational status.

SPY GUY Webcomic

I’ve been sitting on this next strip for almost 2 months now. Just never seem to have the time to get it net ready. However there have been some requests to get that strip moving again, so that has been bumped up a notch on the things to do list.

Blog Journal Fodder

Over the past year, there have been a number of articles that I have typed up, and never posted. I had debated between posting them or just letting them die. But I figure they’ve been started anyway – so I might as well post the things. I’ve been especially wanting to kick start that Archeology Project again… a few of those are ready to go.


Another residual project from the Hero Con show was the Ultraist T-Shirt that I’ve been meaning to make for the past 2 years. Well, the prototype is is done. Now it’s just a matter of ordering a box of black t-shirts and busting out that silk-screen kit.


Trying to get page 5 done this weekend.
Hence the hack job of a blog journal post.
The above will get filled in over the course of the week.
So check back for pics, and audio, and proper grammar.

January 30, 2007

Song Of The Day…

Filed under: Audio,Video — M Kitchen @ 1:46 pm

At My Job
Dead Kennedys

Now with video.

January 29, 2007

A Second Look At The Federal Reserve

Filed under: Audio,Educational,Weblinks — M Kitchen @ 4:59 pm

The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin is a book I heavily referenced for my next comic, Spud & Harry.

It discusses the The Federal Reserve System, Fractional reserve banking, fiat money and precious metals, etc. One of the best reads I’ve had on the subject.

From Amazon: This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It’s all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Creature from Jekyll Island will change the way you view the world, politics, and money. Your world view will definitely change.

Here is an mp3 lecture with the author G. Edward Griffin. <172mb version>


Here is an mp3 radio interview with the author G. Edward Griffin.


In some cases, the audio quality is quite poor, however once you become immersed in the subject matter, you won’t even notice…

December 16, 2006

Saturday Miscellany

Filed under: Audio,Doodles,Mantra,Ramblings — M Kitchen @ 2:31 pm

Work Doodle…
I did these sketches at work, trying to apply some of those Walt Stanchfield notes on drawing folds. Mildly pleased with the results. A couple more hundred drawings, and I might just get it right.

Thoughts on Blogging.
I never really cared about comments or feedback before. The artwork I would draw, and the stories I would craft were primarily for myself. However since the start of this blog journal experiment I find myself looking for the next comment like a junkie looking for his next hit. Pathetic. As a result, this song has been playing through my head all week:


Which brings me to a new feature / post category:

The idea of this being; any word of wisdom or advice which I constantly need reminding about will go in this category.

In Other News…
Today was a good day for inking. Progress on SPUD & HARRY had just about ground to a halt during the month of November. However for the better part of the day, I managed to ink a good chunk of character stuff on HARRY pg. 14 as well as some backgrounds that previously were causing me problems. Progress pics would have been posted, but they’d give away the story. So for that you’ll just have to wait.

The next SPY GUY Webcomic is ready to go (tune in tomorrow).

In The Mail…
Thai Nguyen (ILM Animator and member of the SPY GUY Street Team) writes:

youre web comic should be called Mashed. its kinda have an emenem sound to it. + its like ur mixing a bunch of style youre trying out. and its been put together quickly


I kind of like it.
Any thoughts?

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