Posts Tagged ‘Dissertation’

Alex’s Week

Posted: November 21, 2009 in Musings
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Alex’s Week

Groping through the complexities of Risk Management like a blind man looking for a penny, this week I was struck by my own self indulgent introverted bullnoogies squarely in the metaphysical balls.

Gaaaah! I exclaimed in a packed open access centre, to which I had relocated from my dedicated classroom while it was stripped of asbestos, startling the loathsome mouth breather to my immediate left.

What in hell am I doing with my life?! I screamed to the heavens, in my mind, I am not that far gone yet, I hastily add. My perfectionist tendencies had gotten the better of me after my father died, my desire to grow beyond the dross of my early acquaintance, into a winner, a success, a bloody legend, had closed me off to the necessary and acute immediacy with which all life MUST be lived if it is to be lived with success and pleasure. My damnable but glorious discipline kept me from complaining as I poured my life into my work and kept every hour of the day available for mental pursuits! No More! I say thee NAY! NAY!

As this metaphysical thunderbolt hit I declared – I will go forward from this place with courage for there is only one life to live and I will dedicate mine to MY OWN enjoyment not to nebulous concepts of duty which have held me back my whole life!

I will harness honour and discipline and industry to my own purposes and I will strike out on my own, for my benefit!

Success? I AM SUCCESS!

-Alex Sullivan-Wilson


“Dissertation Insanity”

Right! New comic! This is the last of the pre-prepared already-lettered ones I have lying on my desktop.  I don’t know when the next update will be. (Fucking Easter, screwing up all the open times…)

There’s not much to say about this one. The only panel I like is the expression in the last frame. The rest suck. Part of the reason I wanted to do a comic is to challenge myself with every panel, so this time I thought, “Hey, I don’t do profile pictures! Why not set a comic mostly in profile?” Well now I know why I don’t do profile. It stinks. I have a few more comics being sketched and none of those will feature profile (okay, one panel, but I’ll make it better, promise.)

My hair and face have actually grown since I started this dissertation, it’s not quite that long. I refuse to shave my face or head until this is finished! Luckily, this is going to be soon. I am so nearly there I can taste it. Only one more dissertation-based punchline coming your way, then we can talk about other things. Like jelly.

In other news, I have a wisdom tooth, which is hurting like a mother. Must get some Bonjella, excuse me.



Posted: March 22, 2008 in Musings
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Right. I am so nearly there. So very nearly there I can see the end of the goddamn tunnel. My dissertation is 99% complete, with all the other hand in crap being around 50% there.

On Tuesday Jack and I will get this bound. It will be done. I shall post comics to celebrate! And I shall reward myself with learning how to use Photoshop like a ninja, instead of a n00b. I don’t want shading, or colours or anything, I just want to be able to use it – currently I sit in front of it like a child looking at its first game, going “uhhhh…?” If I could use Photoshop to even half the level of Ian McConville… jeez. That guy is badass. 

I watched Mad Max today. I was disappointed. It might have had something to do with the fact that I didn’t realise until after the film ended that I’d watched the whole bloody thing in dub-o-vision, with stupid American “everyone sounds the same” voice acting, but that didn’t detract from the way I felt underwhelmed at the end.

Anyway, enough timewasting. Back to the grind.