From the CEO’s desk

Hey howdy SSB readers, it’s your CEO twitchy back at you with some updates!

  • First off, we’ve got our first copies of the SSB Zine #1 off to the press!  This very very limited run is gonna be available to only a few people, as we’re going to make a few tweaks here and there before going for the official release.   Street date for the first batch is gonna be in September, so be on the lookout!
  • Hajimete No Gal’s a fanservicey anime, but the main character’s girl is so nice and sweet that it’s a breath of fresh air.  She totally took the “Bitchy GAL” stereotype and turned it on its head.  Lovely.
  • I’m trying to gather up some scripts for the next batch of comics.  Ivan actually wrote a comic involving Josh and Jimmy that’s got idols.  It’s gonna be deep trash.
  • The Ducktales reboot is really good.  Really really good.  Watch it!

The Strawberry Scented Fantasy Football League

Oh boy, oh boy…Ladies and gentlemen the talking of proverbial “smack” has begun!

From all corners of the world and from all realms of existence people are coming out of the woodwork to tell me about how they would destroy me in some Fantasy Football.

From emails, texts, DM’s, Snaps, even by assault with deadly Facebook-account I am being attacked in preparation for this seasons antics. Well all I can say my good friends is that I hope you are prepared in the most proper way possible. I am coming out in the most tip top Shane Falco form of competition and there is no Coach McGinty to hold me back from my quest to reign supreme. I welcome all sorts of competition, Sports Guru’s, Auto Drafters, Former FF Champions, Waiver Wire Surfers, I don’t care!

I’ll be starting my very own Strawberry Scented Fantasy Football League In the next day or so with plans of bringing the respective internet friends and family along with a live draft. Friendships will be broken, tortilla chips will be consumed, wide screen high definition broadcasts will be watched, and an epic live draft will take place.

Old Man Diary

-DISCLAIMER: NO PICTURE BLOG. YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO READ THIS ONE-

Someday in the not so far away future my daughter is going to laugh and shake her head at the concept of a “blog” or a “taxi,” or “Twittering.” Think about how drastically our world has changed just from three decades ago when the internet was a novelty. Than consider how far we could be only five decades from now into the future, a time in which you and I will still be alive but the picture and reality of our world could be completely shifted.

Every morning I wake up and consume a massive bowl of granola cereal and then wake my daughter up so she could get ready for school. Every time I see my daughter, I realize how fast she’s growing and how old i’m getting. I seriously cringe at the sound of my age and find myself thinking of my life (so far) more and more often.

Like most people taking a stroll down memory lane there is always something you wish you could take back and re-do. I, being a perfectionist for most things, have a huge amount of things I wish I could have re-done, but the point is that you do what you have to do, and don’t look back with regret. I’ve changed a great deal since my “Hypebeast” days and way more since my dragonball hair days. Things ALWAYS change and as long as you carry that same youthful energy that you’ve had since you were a kid, and make it shine through everything you do, you can’t go wrong. which is why I can’t be anything but happy with the outcome of my life.

Just know without a doubt that every season incites more growth. who really knew what they wanted growing up anyway? When I was younger I wanted to be a Weather Man by day and a Cop by night. Fast forward 20 something years and I’m a elemantary school teacher…and then a leasing agent..and then a teacher again.

Life is a trip.

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Get Up!

It’s morning and the mattress and pillows seem to literally be exerting a physical force on your body. There is an unexplainable pull reaching out from the soft surface of your bed and forcing you to stay in bed and ignore the issues of the day. This morning featured an especially strong pull, I’m still struggling to get myself ready for work, so I’ve decided to throw the above track on here not only for all of you but for myself also. J Cole makes quite the funky head nodding assortment of good music and I find this track to be of the perfect variety to make me hop out of bed and start head nodding around the room like I was too cool to actually dance at a club. Time to make moves folks.

J2S

Rarely ever do I post any tee designs from so called “upcoming” fashionistas or artists. I don’t think I’ve actually ever spread light on any newcomers. That’s genuinely not because I don’t want to give someone a chance, or because I think I’m too big to post about it. It’s because I just never felt like this was the proper venue to do strictly designer posts on artists that I didn’t actually know. If I had any friends that were trying to get into the clothing game I would do what I can to help those I know on a personal level but only when I can support the product. Lucky for me, we have one of those cases.

I like doing posts on my peoples projects without them asking. So that they (just like all of you) get the experience to wake up. If you don’t know, I’m a huge wrestling fan. Anything from mainstream WWE to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Ring Of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and Wrestle Circus. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw that someone mashed my two worlds together (Wrestling & “Streetwear”) and brilliantly put it on a shirt.

Above is just a few of his tee designs and color variations. Sorry you already missed the special preorder price and Yeah, that’s MF Tama Tonga rocking Joel2Sleep’s Bullet Ape Tee in that picture.

It’s a pleasure to see someone pour all of their energy and hard work into a project, smart money would say don’t bet against him even in a densely over crowded clothing game. Check his site out to see all he has to offer and spend some money. That’s the end of today’s diatribe. Enjoy the visuals and go follow Joel2Sleep on EVERYTHING.

Website: Joel2Sleep
Twitter: @Joel2Sleep
Insta: joel2sleep

From the CEO’s desk – Comic Con 2017 and beyond

It’s that time of the year where all the geeks come out of their rooms to congregate in a small-ish convention center in San Diego, discussing and celebrating all things even vaguely geek.  Yes.  Comic Con is upon us.

I can’t even begin to count the times I’ve been to the convention center, but I sure as hell don’t seem to be getting desensitized to it.  Rather, the fun keeps increasing.  I’m also aware of more events going on outside the con, so I’m gonna try my darndest to see as much of it as I can.

Before the con happens, there’s a certain calm that we’re all in.  Preparing, waiting, anticipating, and listening to Garasu no Hanazono are all things SSB’s doing to gear up for the con.  Ruby Rose heading to an Arc System fighting game, Geese Howard showing up in Tekken 7, man, shit’s wild.

FYI, SSB’s HQ for the con is going to a certain hotel Downtown, sorta near Horton Plaza.  Good for Gaslamp activities.  Big ups to Jared for scoring this one.

9 years.  9 cons.  And SSB’s numbers keep increasing.  Guess SSB’s doing something right.  Standing for what’s right and geeky.  Not bending to the mainstream ideals of what’s cool.  I’ve watched many groups come and go, single entities claiming to be geeky and what, take a couple of con photos and fizzle out?   Nah, SSB don’t roll like that.  If I’m headed to idol hell, then you motherfuckers are coming with–

aHEM.

Work on the zine still continues unabated.  We’ve also signed a couple of new writers to the team.  Their work will be drawn out real soon.  As far as the cover art goes, I can show that to you guys now.

Oops.  My bad.

Beaten to an inch of my life, but still standing and ready to go another round or two.  That’s the way I roll.  Look out world, SSB’s still up.  And there’s no signs of stopping now.

Otakufighter – A Day in the Life of…

Leave it all in the ring, my coaches are fond of saying.  That includes your blood too.

Milestones

I’m gonna be 34 years old this Friday.  Yep.  Time flies when you’re having fun.  I’m not gonna lie to you guys, it’s been an absolute blast making the occasional comic and blog entry with you all.  And for that, I’m grateful.

Also, SSB’s been around for close to 9 years now.  I really need to nail down a definite start date for SSB…I’ll wait for my Timehop to let me know when I made that post with Jenny.

Anyway, I seriously can’t express how happy I am to be around such cool fuckin’ people every day of my life.  Just some things to look forward to over the next few weeks:

  • More Hood Tours.
  • More playthroughs
  • Destiny’s “Look Back” streaming
  • And more comics.  For sure.
  • Otakufighter posts again!

Soooo, to Jared, Ericka, Brian, Justin, Josh, Jairus, Jesse, Mario, you have no idea how much I appreciate you guys putting up with my random shenanigans and even more random schedule.  Thank you.  I appreciate all of you guys more than you can ever know.

#N2B

So…yeah, this one took a little longer than expected, but it turned out great.  This one was written by yours truly and drawn out by shida214 over on fiverr.

Yes, this is truly how SSB gets down before a con.