Sunday, September 30, 2007


I was fortunate enough to get down to San Diego over the weekend to see the folks. My dad, as busy as ever with his garden, couldn't wait to show me all the stuff he's grown. Over the past few months, his garden has gone nuts. I saw everything from a giant habanéro pepper to a spiky orange melon that's from some island I've never heard of. It's like some surreal fruit and vegetable zoo back there. I also got to see the progress of the magic pineapples I wrote about 5 months ago. They're f-ing HUGE now! He's got 5 of them that are ready to be harvested. The fact that the fat pineapples are able to balance above the center of the plant with the support of a skinny stem was amazing to me. Unlike my mom who swears he uses deadly chemicals to grow these sons of bitches, I cannot wait to try one of them! Dad says they're way better than those ones you get from the market. Mom just rolls her eyes when he says that. I'll let you know what they're like in a future food review. Way to go dad! Keep fighthing the good fight and don't let mom crap on your parade!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Crack

Here's my 1st attempt at the layout. Lazy Eric, who usually sketches something out, decided to take a nap, screw the sketch and just hop on the computer to start the design. What should have took 2 seconds with the sketch, took about 2 whole days cuz I found myself moving shapes around, with no clear idea, just praying some miracle would happen. Isn't there some filter in Photoshop that designs stuff for you? Not a good lesson kids! Sketch it out 1st! There are still a few things missing. The cereal itself is gonna be photographed and dropped in. There's gonna be a knocked out zombie wrestler leaning against the turnbuckle. All the colors are also temp. I have the damndest time getting the colors right with everything I do. Because of this, don't expect another post anytime soon :) Time for another nap!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The 2nd Course

Here's some progress on the Cereal Killers project. The wrestler is all vectorized and I've sketched out a new, more form-fitting logo. I'm usually a little more structured than this, meaning that I've completed a thumbnail that shows where everything fits. Unfortunately none of that has happened on this project cuz I've been watching too much Sunset Tan marathons on E!. That show is a train wreck that I can't quite look away from. I'm kind of flying by the seat of my pants on this one. I just hope everything comes together smoothly. The colors will change and so will whatever initial layout I come up with. Once I think of something, I'll be sure and post it...but only after Sunset Tan.