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

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Holy Crap, there is going to be a Ninja Batman Anime! I told my son this, and he seemed insulted by such a mash up. He may want to play as an Iron man / Batman / Flash / Shark-Boy hybrid with Humming bird powers (hyperglycemia?), but he can’t understand the completely awesome and very logical convergence of bat themed vigilante and a shinobi no mono. The boy is only four years old, and hasn’t basked in the glory of the best batman incarnations, I’ll cut him some slack for now.

The penultimate grey op will focus on the Dark Knight. It can be any take on the character from Lego incarnation, a tribute to Adam West, the Nolanverse version, or set in the Edo period.

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

 

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

 

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Nintendo has a new gaming console, and a new Zelda game to go along with it. From the few reviews that I have read, it sounds amazing. I probably will never get to play it.

Phase One Operation Graphite is winding down. We are past, or closely approaching the the five year mark, depending on which metric you choose to use. I had some hope I could make it to 300 Grey Ops, but I think it may be time to end things sooner. I do not intend this to be the end of Operation Graphite, but the end of the the project in its current form. The end of a chapter, and a start to a new one.

Over the next few weeks I will post the last three themes. 260 will be the target, and after that there will be a short break, and perhaps a new mission for Operation Graphite MKII, or Phase 2. I haven’t settled on the fancy title for the next incarnation, or what the next incarnation will even be.

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

The theme selected for week two-fifty-seven of Operation Graphite will be: Guardians of the Galaxy.

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The first Guardians of the Galaxy was the equivalent of Marvel throwing a Hail Mary pass even though they were still ahead, 34-3. Oh my god, I just made a sports reference. What is wrong with me? A property no one knew became one of the biggest Marvel hits, and one of the funnest, most beloved comic book movies to date. There have been better comic book movies, and certainly much worse, but there are few ensembles that quite match the Guardians for providing a fun, action packed, sci-fi adventure. I’m super pumped for Volume 2.

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

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

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I can’t even recall if I’ve ever played any sort of of game as the Rogue character class. I mostly ran out of ideas for Grey Op themes, and Rogue was the first thing that popped into my head. So…

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

All art work is due on Friday, 2.24.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 2.25.2017

The theme selected for week two-fifty-three of Operation Graphite will be: Year of the Cock.

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Yes, I realize “Year of the Rooster” is more friendly term, but violently vulgar “C” words are just so fucking fun to say. And lets be honest, 2017 being the Year of the Cock is pretty god damn appropriate. Also factoring the Chinese 12 year, Lunar cycle with the Five Elements of Chinese astrology, this is specifically the year of the Fire Rooster. I’m not making this shit up. Over a millennia ago, ancient Chinese astrologers predicted 2017 is when a Cock would try to burn everything down.

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

All art work is due on Friday, 2.3.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 2.4.2017

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

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 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

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

The theme selected for week two-forty-six of Operation Graphite will be: Sewer Monster.

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Now I suppose you could lump the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into this category, and perhaps even Vincent from the 80’s, Beauty and the Beast TV series would work. The idea was more for C.H.U.D. like grotesque subterranean creatures, but open themes open up the possibilities. What’s crawling around in the pipes under your street?

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

All art work is due on Friday, 12.16.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 12.17.16