The theme selected for week two-fifty-two of Operation Graphite will be: Gangster.

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Organized crime is a strange thing, there will always be those who glorify slimy, corrupt criminals. Perhaps there is an appreciation for success, or making one owns rules. There have been notable mobsters and gangsters though out history and fiction. Who is your favorite gangster, or the one you despise most?

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Gangster.

All art work is due on Friday, 1.27.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 1.28.2017

Week two-fifty of Operation Graphite – theme: Troll.

 

Trolls come in a variety of shapes, sizes and temperaments. Some might only bother you if you tread to closely, some might purposely hunt you down, some are small and hide under bridges, some are huge and roam the frozen forests of Scandinavia. Either way, you probabaly don’t want to meet one.

Shock – Troll

The theme selected for week two-fifty-one of Operation Graphite will be: Scumbag.

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Scumbags, they are those narcissistic, thin skinned, bullying cesspools of moral bankruptcy. Yet on the other hand, they make great bad guys. They may not be as enjoyable as the charmingly sinister, evil geniuses, but it is much more enjoyable when they finally get taken down. Some great scumbags include that bag of dicks who shut down the Containment Unit, or that piece of shit who let the face huggers loose on Newt and Ripley. There’s also Gordon Gekko and most of the characters Bill Paxton plays. Man, the 80’s were a great time for move scumbags.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Scumbag.

All art work is due on Friday, 1.20.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 1.21.2017

Week two-forty-nine of Operation Graphite – theme: In Memoriam.

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We lost a lot of great people this year, and it was hard to pick someone to honor. It was hard to think up something too with a long week of artists block. Carrie Fisher’s passing was pretty major, but there have been no shortages of memorial artwork for her. Kenny Baker, another Star Wars Alumni also passed this year, and hasn’t had near the attention. Instead of portraying him in his R2-D2 tin can, I went with his character from another of my favorite movies, Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits.

Shock – Fidget

Week 250: Troll

Posted: 01/04/2017 in Operation Mission Briefing
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The theme selected for week two-fifty will be: Troll.

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Trolls, They are pretty much grade A, bastard A-holes. Hiding under bridges, in online comment sections, or other areas waiting to hinder, belittle or devour unlikely prey. There may be the occasional Wally Trollman, or fun, crazy haired variety, but for the most part trolls are the worst. Now go draw one.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Troll.

All art work is due on Friday, 1.13.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 1.14.2017

Week two-forty-eight of Operation Graphite – theme: Krampus.

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There is certainly a much more romantic spin to this particular Krampus, and I wonder if the striking, satyr like appearance is due to recently seeing images from the live action Beauty and the Beast trailer. Krampus is is usually depicted much more demonic and beastly in Germany, but the pan like satyr is also related to festivals of the Romans. With Saturnalia being one of the original European winter festivals, and Yule being the Germanic winter festival, a satyr and gift giving version of Odin  teaming up seems appropriate for modern winter celebrations. Just don’t piss them off.

Shock – Krampus

 

Week 249: In Memoriam

Posted: 12/28/2016 in Uncategorized
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The them selected for week two-forty-nine of Operation Graphite will be: In Memoriam.

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Family, friends and celebrities have all left is this past year.  Too many have left us too soon. Which death hit you the hardest? Who is going to take care of Gary Fisher?

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: In Memoriam.

All art work is due on Friday, 1.6.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 1.7.2017

 

Week two-fourty-seven of Operation Graphite – theme: Galactic Empire.

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Did we all see Rouge One? There were some new Imperial wardrobes to have mix emotions about. Yes, they are the genocidal, white supremacist, bad guys, but damn if those are’t some cool outfits.  Actually, there was a, blink and you miss it, moment where you can see a rebel who has a black imperial scout helmet as part of his kit. So you can technically still enjoy the duds of the arch villainous, space nazis by harvesting their members and forcing them to relinquish their armor, before throwing them to the mind reading octopus. I’m looking forward to the future cosplayers who build hodgepodge armors for rebel commandos using parts of Imperial troopers. Because we can’t let the Mandalorians have all the customization fun!

Shock – Shoretrooper

 

The theme selected for week two-forty-eight of Operation Graphite will be: Krampus.

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Christmas is this weekend, and this year not only are Christmas and Christmas Eve on weekends, so are New Years and New Years Eve. Thus, no one will get extra days off from work, which is pretty devious. Speaking of devious, good old Krampus, the devious disciple of jolly old Saint Nick is the theme again. Leave it to the Germans to think up a child eating demon to frighten children into behaving.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Krampus.

All art work is due on Friday, 12.30.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 12.31.16

Week two-forty-six of Operation Graphite – theme: Sewer Monster.

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There’s a monster… in a sewer. Mission accomplished.

Shock – Sewer Monster