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Back in 2010 I created Influence Maps to show the various influences on my comic creating over the years. I decided it was time to update that, since new influences have come onto my radar, others have grown or faded, etc.... so here is my current Influence Map. The difference here is that these show the influences I am consciously aware of today: the ones I can feel active in me while I work now... whereas the earlier ones included influences in every stage of my life.


The largest one, in the upper left, is Alex Toth.

To his right: Roy Crane, Noel Sickles, Leonard Starr, Dik Browne.

The row below Toth: Osamu Tezuka, Jean-Claude Mézières, Jaime Hernandez, Mitsuru Adachi, Bill Watterson.

Bottom row: Scott McCloud, Ben Caldwell, Tonči Zonjić.


Apr. 20th, 2011 12:04 pm
johncomic: (Bernie Kropp)
Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] chiabrit:

meme! )
johncomic: (Default)
Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] etantvert:

Put this list in the order it occurred in your life:

Get married
Buy a house
Get Pregnant
Have baby #1
Have baby #2
Have baby #3
Have baby #4
Graduate college
Graduate high school
Meet significant other
Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn’t
Move out of parent’s house for good
Start college
Become gainfully employed
Buy a car
Get drunk for the first time
Get a cell phone
Get divorced

Here goes mine:

Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn’t
Graduate high school
Start college
Get drunk for the first time
Graduate college
Meet significant other
Move out of parent’s house for good
Get married
Become gainfully employed
Get Pregnant
Buy a house
Have baby #1
Have baby #2
Buy a car
Get a cell phone

Have baby #3
Have baby #4
Get divorced
johncomic: (SK star)
I had so much fun making those influence maps for that meme, I decided to make a bunch more!

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This has been yoinked from I dunno how many artists I've seen around who have done this, but according to the info provided on the template it originated here:

True to form, I have to cheat and find a way to blather on at greater length than I'm allowed to [like I did in a previous, extremely similar meme], so I made two maps. Bear in mind that the smallest pictures in the first one still represent a bigger influence on me than the biggest pictures in the second one -- that's just how it goes, eh?
johncomic: (Moss)
Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you've partially read.

The BBC claims that the average person has read only 6 of these. Or something like that.

I like to read. )
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Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

Are You Gooder at Grammar?
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johncomic: (Neds)
You paid attention during 100% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
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You are 98% Canadian

You are the ULTIMATE Canadian! Pass the beer and turn on the hockey game, eh! Take comfort in the fact that the rest of the world loves you, even if you are freezing your ass off in your igloo!

How Canadian are you?
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"98", eh? >:(

You are 89% Christian

Congrats my friend, you have mastered the art of googling questions. Kudos. And if it all came from the heart, then pat yourself on the back. You're getting in.

How Christian Are You?
Create MySpace Quizzes

"Mastered the art of googling questions"! Yeah, as if! Frickin memes...


Mar. 30th, 2006 06:54 am
johncomic: (me1980)
Your Quirk Factor: 73%

You're so quirky, it's hard for you to tell the difference between quirky and normal.
No doubt about it, there's little about you that's "normal" or "average."
johncomic: (yin yang pyramid)

You fit in with:

Your ideals mostly resemble those of the Taoist faith. Spirituality is the most important thing in your life. You strive to live by all of your ideals, and live a very intellectually focused life.

40% spiritual.
20% reason-oriented.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
johncomic: (du pre)
You scored as Democrat. <'Imunimaginative's Deviantart Page'>


















What Political Party Do Your Beliefs Put You In?
created with QuizFarm.com

Huh. Apparently I am 8% fascist. I wonder what I did to qualify?
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The Gee, Ain't It Great To Be Me? Meme )
johncomic: (Dishman logo)
hidden to save space on your page ;) )
johncomic: (Default)
my Enneagram results )
johncomic: (Default)
i.e., that Johari Window™ thingie:

johncomic: (music)
I'm actually rather surprised by the amount of correctness in this, considering how few things it asked me... huh.

Your Five Factor Personality Profile


You have low extroversion.
You are quiet and reserved in most social situations.
A low key, laid back lifestyle is important to you.
You tend to bond slowly, over time, with one or two people.


You have medium conscientiousness.
You're generally good at balancing work and play.
When you need to buckle down, you can usually get tasks done.
But you've been known to goof off when you know you can get away with it.


You have medium agreeableness.
You're generally a friendly and trusting person.
But you also have a healthy dose of cynicism.
You get along well with others, as long as they play fair.


You have medium neuroticism.
You're generally cool and collected, but sometimes you do panic.
Little worries or problems can consume you, draining your energy.
Your life is pretty smooth, but there's a few emotional bumps you'd like to get rid of.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is high.
In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas.
You'll try almost anything interesting, and you're constantly pushing your own limits.
A great connoisseir of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.
johncomic: (du pre)
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.


the nearest book to me is Classical Music; 100 Essential CDs; The Rough Guide by Joe Staines. It has 102 pages.

Okay, the second-nearest book:

"After the interruption of her concert activity the du Pré comeback was signalled by two concerts with her new duo partner George Malcolm."

- from Jacqueline du Pré by Elizabeth Wilson
johncomic: (roundhead cartoon self-portrait)
Name 5 things that you adore secretly (or publicly) but think are childish.

1) Hello Kitty [actually the whole Sanrio gang, but especially HK]
2) Pee-Wee's Playhouse
3) a lot of the humor in Austin Powers movies
4) pro wrestling
5) my first series of comic books that ran from when I was 11 thru 15
johncomic: (Default)
You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!
johncomic: (Default)
Step 1: Pick out 10 books you love.
Step 2: Write down the first line (or two, if you feel it necessary)--and try to avoid using specific terms, character or place names if possible.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess where the quote is from. (No fair Googling!)
Step 4: When someone guesses correctly, italicize the quote and put the title and author after it, with credit to the first correct guesser.

1) "Hey, Mouse! Play us something," one of the mechanics called from the bar.

2) Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. -- Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, Watchmen -- nailed 2005-09-12 by [livejournal.com profile] scoreboard

3) Once upon a time when the world was young there was a Martian named Smith. -- Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land -- nailed 2005-09-11 by [livejournal.com profile] angelamermaid

4) The apartments of Joaz Banbeck, carved deep from the heart of a limestone crag, consisted of five principal chambers, on five different levels.

5) A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.

6) Story, place and time -- these are the essentials. The story is simple. There was a boy who bought the planet Earth.

7) That golden shape on the golden steps shook and fluttered like a bird gone mad --

8) Right in the middle of my life, I realized that I wasn't where I wanted to be.

9) Warning! You think about 60,000 thoughts a day.

10) In the year 1901, it was the custom at Harvard for seniors to entertain the incoming freshmen at "beer night", where crackers and cheese and beer, to those who drank, and ginger ale, to those who did not drink, were served.

Finally, an extra gimme -- I love it too much to leave out, but it won't remain a puzzle for more than about two nanoseconds:
11) When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton. -- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings/The Fellowship of the Ring -- nailed 2005-09-11 by [livejournal.com profile] viridescence

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