Ultraist Studios Blog Journal thoughts, musings and other rambling…

January 24, 2011


Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 8:42 pm

Mark Oakley quotes:

“I believe they call it “piracy”, but I think it’s more akin to “communication”.” *

“So when the dust settles, if corporate media wins the day, the only messages which will be allowed into those 20 slots of awareness on the digital pad, will do nothing to elevate humankind beyond the intellectual realm of the retarded monkey.” *

“Woe unto those who decide to actually research their subject matter in depth!” *

“I like the swamp versus the hose metaphor. That is, it’s best to think of income as water collected in a swamp rather than from a hose; you can collect lots of water from a swamp; dew running off a hundred different leaves, up from springs, from rain. But a single hose, while it offers volume, if it stops, leaves you dry. So I suggest having lots of different, smaller buckets spread all over because this leaves you in a much more resilient position. Because in depressed markets like the one we’re in, resilience is survival. Hoses don’t do well in bad economies.” *

January 21, 2011


Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 9:14 am

Dave Sim quote:

“The dogs howl but the caravan rolls on. WHATEVER is going on in the general economy and/or the comic-book economy, the BEST thing you can do is to continue to work hard and move forward. The WORST thing you can do is to flop down with the dogs and howl.” *

January 10, 2011


Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 12:11 pm

Seneca quote:

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” *

January 4, 2011


Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 10:30 am

Dave Sim quote:

“Self-publishing for a living is somewhere on a sliding scale between extremely unlikely and totally impossible” *

Here’s another Dave Sim quote that should be a Mantra:
Dave Sim’s Note From The President, Cerebus 183, June 1994

December 30, 2010

Bryan Hitch and Erik Larsen on Twitter

Filed under: Inspiration,Thoughts — M Kitchen @ 10:26 am

There was a fascinating discussion between Bryan Hitch and Erik Larsen via twitter yesterday.  Click below for a screen capture of the conversation.

Bryan Hitch and Erik Larsen on twitter

And here’s a screen capture from Erik’s page to fully flesh out the conversation.

December 29, 2010


Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 1:44 pm

Erik Larsen quotes:

“The difference between fast and slow artists is that fast ones are willing to live with work they’re not 100% happy with.” *

“People ask how I get so much stuff done–and it’s because I don’t play video games, watch TV or waste time on a lot of other stuff.” *

“Neal Adams said, ‘your style is everything you do wrong.'” *

December 22, 2010

A Dinner With Dave Sim At Ultraist Studios

Filed under: Announcements,Inspiration — M Kitchen @ 11:41 pm

I’ll spare the details and let the following speak for itself:

Dave Sim at the drawing board in the Ultraist Studios Art Bunker reading SPY GUY #2 and then offering his invaluable critique.

Dave Sim at Ultraist Studios

Dave Sim at Ultraist Studios

As for the rest of the visit: The following account comes from a fax message from Dave Sim to fellow comic legend Steve Bissette via the Comicon.com Message Board

Dave Sim fax

Dave Sim fax

All that said; I’m looking forward to doing the fix suggestions on SPY GUY #2 and then laser focusing my efforts on the upclose character inks on SPY GUY #3 and knocking those out of the park.

December 19, 2010


Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 11:28 pm

Eminem lyrics:

“Cause I’m moving on, don’t worry about me
cause I’m gon be just fine without you, you’ll see.
There aint no-one on this Earth right now I’d much rather be
cause God-dammit I’m glad that I’m me.

I said if you could be where I’m at (bye bye)
you’d wanna be you too.
If you felt the way I feel
I bet you’d be in as good a mood as I am
but you don’t ’cause you just feel like you.”

November 9, 2010


Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 8:17 am

Tony Robbins quote:

“Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.” *

November 4, 2010


Filed under: Mantra — M Kitchen @ 9:21 am

Hugh Macleod quote:

“Was it worth the cost? Not really. It never is. Van Gough once told his brother, ‘No painting ever sells for as much as it cost the artist to make it.’ I’ve yet to meet in the flesh any artist who could prove him wrong.” *

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