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(no subject) [Feb. 23rd, 2005|05:51 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[music |the Refused]

Shit, oh shit. I haven't updated my website in a long time, nor have I done anything for the MegaCon. I'll have something done soon. Drawing a little though, so my style's improving. Keep checking back, and keep me updated on how much you hate me.
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(no subject) [Feb. 6th, 2005|03:45 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[music |Strike Anywhere]

The Unseen and Strike Anywhere show last night was great. The Unseen had an amazing amount of fans and people show up, and their pit was nuts, and I have to say, they did pretty good.

Strike Anywhere didn't have much of of pit going, but many people were up front, and they did amazing, especially when they agreed to play one more song, which was "Sunset on 32nd". At least 20-25 people were on the stage by the middle of the song, and were jumping off like crazy.

A bunch of other things happened during the show that I'm too lazy to the type at the moment, but we did go to the Globe after the show and hung out with a few people there, including Josh, and his friends.

Megacon's soon! Hope to see a few of you there!
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weeeeeeee. pirates. [Jan. 21st, 2005|10:08 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[music |the Toasters]

Hey, remember me? Yeah, sure you do. Well, I'm back from a little break from my website and this journal and DAMN, I've got quite a few things to update everyone on; first off being I'll be at the MEGACON 2005 (Orlando, FL), on Saturday, February 26th. I will most likely be hanging around Josh Sullivan's table for at least half of the time, either showing people some comics of mine or entertaining them along with Mr. Sullivan. I look forward to meeting many new people, so that should be fun. Also, as I stated above, I haven't really done many comic-related things lately, but I have sketched A LOT, and made many ideas. Comic books will definitely be off for a while . . . at least until I get a few more people interested in buying them. My art has improved majorly since I started drawing comics (for real) back in the 7th grade, which was a little bit of a year ago; I cannot imagine how much I will improve these years to come (hopefully a lot). Just to top it off, I received a shitload of art supplies for my birthday (which was Jan. 12th! I'm now 14! an old fucker! ha ha, not quite.), and I've been drawing constantly ever since I got them, which was 3 or 4 days ago. Yeah, I'm such a loser. I get excited over getting art books, inks, pens, pencils, erasers, and all that good stuff.

Yeah, if you're still with me, you must seriously be brain-dead, or you have seriously nothing better to do, but that's cool with me. There's quite a few good ska/punk shows coming up!, including :

The Toasters; The Cohorts;
The Supervillains; Rude Squad @ the State Theatre, St. Pete, FL on Feb. 3rd (Thurs.)

Strike Anywhere; The Unseen; The Loved Ones; Neglected Superhero @ the State Theatre, St. Pete, FL on Feb. 5th (Sat.)

Streetlight Manifesto; Voodoo Glow Skulls; Mu330; The Know How @ the State Theatre, St. Pete, FL on Feb. 22nd (Tues.)


Social Distortion; Backyard Babies;
Street Dogs @ Jannus Landing, St. Pete, FL on March 6th (Sun.).

I saw an amazing show with Against All Authority, The Know How, Rude Squad, and the Cohorts on December 30th. It was great to see how many people came out to see the show. A shitload of fun.

Well, I'm gonna get back to drawing something, and listening to the Toasters, because they're grand.

Later, muthafucka.
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(no subject) [Dec. 12th, 2004|08:02 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[mood |wishing for better times]
[music |Black Flag, Guns N' Roses, Minutemen, and the Specials]

Christmas is right around the corner, so happy holidays everone!

Not many interesting things have been occuring around here, except that I attended the Next Big Thing 4 last weekend, with a few friends, but a few things happened which I regret (like say, no ride home?). Also, I've worked on a few drawings for bands, and I'm going slowly but surely on the short story comic I talked about in the last post.

Just one last lousy week of school before Christmas break, so wish me luck.

Me and my dad finally fixed my electric guitar (which has been broken for like a week?), and I wasted nearly an hour and a half (to get there and back) skating up to the music store to get guitar strings, just to see that THEY AREN'T FUCKING OPEN ON SUNDAYS. Yeah, haha, it sucked. Better luck tomorrow.
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(no subject) [Nov. 20th, 2004|11:31 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[mood |thankfulthankful]
[music |Iron Maiden / Guns N' Roses]

Just got 3 copies of the newest Outsider Magazine with two of my comics in it (issue #11, FALL 2004)! Pick up a copy if you live in NY, or any of the other select states. Anyway, I'm working on a 2-3 page comic.. a short story. I hope everyone likes it. I put up a guestbook on my website just yesterday, so please sign it, unless your gonna talk trash.

I don't have much else to say, except that it's fucking 11:34, and I'm gonna be up all night finishing this one page.

How's everyone?
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(no subject) [Nov. 6th, 2004|01:25 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[music |"Fuck World Trade" : Leftover Crack]

Even though I caught a cold 3 or 4 days ago, we had band practice yesterday (2nd one with Drew, our drummer). Anna couldn't make it, so hopefully she'll be there the next practice. We recorded a bunch of stuff, just naming a few : an instrumental, a cover on "Back in Black" by AC/DC with Matt Conti on vocals (oh my god..), and "Homeo Apathy" by Leftover Crack, which we mixed up and did pretty good on. We got a few pictures of us during practice, on a trampoline, and almost falling into Drew's pool (interesting practice.. eh?).

Well, we have word that we *MIGHT* play at Neptunes Lounge on December 3rd with the Grausens. We've still got a lot of practicing to do.

For those going to the Bouncing Souls show on November 17th, I'll see you there, and that goes for Can't Do It/Rude Squad's show on the 13th too.

Also, I updated my lousy site a bit, and put up 2 new comics, so check those out. I also did artwork for the Doughboys, a rock n' roll band from WV :

http://www.purevolume.com/thedoughboys - some mp3s of 'em.
http://www.geocities.com/punkcomics/doughboy1.gif - theres the artwork I did.

That's about it fellas, talk later.
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(no subject) [Oct. 22nd, 2004|10:35 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[music |The Toasters]

Last night I couldn't get to sleep, so around 1:30 - 2 AM, I got a comic idea done in like 10 minutes. I liked it so much, that I decided to finish the whole thing today. I'm am currently on the 5th page (out of 6, plus cover and back cover). It's a mini comic and will be 25 cents. I haven't made a mini comic since March! It'll be done by Monday, so if you want a copy, send 75 cents to :

Matt Rhodes
1456 Satsuma St.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Also, I'm going to be doing artwork for a 7" record for Soul 4 Sale, which will hopefully be out by January. Anyway, that's about it for now folks!
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(no subject) [Oct. 17th, 2004|08:28 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]
[music |Evil Empire - Rage Against The Machine]

I finally finished a full page comic for the first time in probably 3 months. This one's for Lera, who kept telling me to make a comic, so here it is :


That comic took me nearly 3 hours of straight work, which took a chunk outta my day, but that really doesn't matter because I didn't do anything this whole weekend. The comic will probably be in a few upcoming 'zines.

About 2 days ago, I also made this one :


No band practice this weekend, but maybe next.
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(no subject) [Oct. 15th, 2004|04:38 pm]
Matt Rhodes
[mood |weirdweird]
[music |The Lawrence Arms / Against All Authority]

I haven't written in this journal in a while.. so yeah morons, I'm still alive. I'm not homeless and sucking dick for money yet, but I'd probably make more money doing that than making comics, but Gerard kept complaining that I haven't updated in like a year (2 months at the most?), so hopefully this makes him happy! WOOOOOOOO!

First of all, if anyone is keeping track (i doubt it?), I was accepted to 9 or 10 different 'zines in the past 2 and a half months. It's sorta slowed down, but I think that's a pretty good ending for this year. It's been a little more than a year now of constant drawing (even though, I haven't made a comic in almost a month and a half). The Rigid Pig 'Zine is moving slowly, and I don't know if I will make the 3rd issue anytime soon.. THANKS A LOT FUCKERS.

I have no flippin' clue when I'm making another comic. Prolly this weekend or upcoming week. So when I post it, you can stare at your small computer screen and say to yourself "What the fuck is this guy trying to get at? He's not funny!" (see, that lame joke wasn't even funny).

Anyway, I started a band with this girl named Anna. We're called the Profane. We have a show @ neptunes lounge on october 29th which I doubt we'll play because we're either :

1.) too lazy
2.) had forgotten about it
3.) dead

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little conversation I've had with you, but I'm not done talking yet, so don't x' out of my blog, you inconsiderate jerk.

I have a question - STU, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?
and another - What does anyone and everyone think of my comics?
and one last one - why are you still reading this?

Anyway, I had my fun with my oddest post yet, but hey, I bet you didn't.
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(no subject) [Sep. 14th, 2004|07:34 pm]
Matt Rhodes
I'm trying to do something different for the 3rd issue of the Rigid Pig 'Zine. For those who don't know what the RPZ is, let me explain. It is a 'zine full of articles and short stories on various topics, interviews with comic artist/bands/more, comics, and much more. The last two issues were around $2 and $3. For this issue, I'd like to only charge $1, but to do so, I need people to pay for advertising in some way. Here's what I'm thinking (if you've got a suggestion, please tell):

Business card sized - $5
Quarter page sized - $10
Half page sized - $15
FULL PAGE Sized - $20

I'm hoping for around 150 copies to be made. This issue will be around 24-28 pages. ALSO, I'm looking for submissions. If anyones interested in doing anything for this 'zine, please let me know. I'm not a picky motherfucker, in fact I actually encourage EVERYONE to send in submissions BUT there's a few things I don't want (racist, sexist, prejudice in anyway..).

You know, if no one ever takes action and actually takes time to build this 'zine, it'll never get anywhere and I'll end up saying "fuck it" and giving up. It's not my 'zine, it's yours. I only contribute a small amount of my work, and you should contribute some of yours.

- Matt
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