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2018-07-17

July 17th Update!

Page 399 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 3 pages too!)

And I'll just mention again that the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective is accepting new member applications through July 31st! If you're a comic creator and you're interested in joining, feel free to apply!

This week, let me tell you about...

Geytkeypur

This channel makes extended loops of lovely music (often from game soundtracks) to play in the background while you work or study.

There are a lot of great "X song, extended" videos on YouTube, but these stand out for the excellent quality and care that this person clearly puts into each one: often pairing up the music with pleasing video footage, adding subtle ambient background sounds, or adjusting the song's tempo to make it more relaxing.

Here are three of my favorites:

Final Fantasy XV - Crystalline Chill (The chillest version of the Final Fantasy Prelude theme that I've heard.)

Daft Punk - Sea of Simulation (Super-relaxing, yet not sleep-inducing. A one-hour loop isn't long enough!)

Skyrim - Frostfall (A great example of video perfectly complementing audio. I like to arrange my program windows so that this stays visible at the bottom of my screen while I draw. Better than a desktop fountain.)

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!


Featured Friend:

A Drop of Blood
A Drop of Blood (PG-13 - Moderate Violence)

Goal: Steal artifact from temple. Step 1: Steal a jet to get there. Our heroine has some unusual abilities to help her out -- but so do her enemies. Action movie style, fast pacing and striking artwork make this an exciting read.




2018-07-10

July 10th Update!

Page 398 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too!)

This week, let me tell you about...

SpiderForest

I joined this webcomic collective a few years ago, and I'm glad that I did!

It's a great place to discover new comics, chat with creators, and pick up useful advice on how to improve your craft. (My own comic-making process has benefitted greatly from the insights I've found on the SF forum.)

It's a lovely community, full of excellent comics and (most importantly) excellent comic creators. Every interaction I've had with other collective members has been very positive.

A forest full of spiders might sound scary, but fear not! These spiderfriends are very welcoming and supportive.

And guess what?

If you make a webcomic that you think would be a good fit, and you'd like to be part of a fun and friendly community, please feel free to apply. ♥

Joiiiiin usssss.

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!



2018-07-03

July 3rd Update!

Page 397 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too!)

This week, let me tell you about...

Peter Hollens

You might already be familiar with this singer, but if not... let me fix that for you!

Peter creates lovely acapella covers of all kinds of fun songs — from We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together to its medieval equivalent, Scarborough Fair. If you like beautiful melodic music, you will love his channel.

(Note: He often adds a nice cheerful message to his viewers at the end of each video... which can act like an unintentional jump-scare if you're not expecting it. XD Careful.)

Here are a few of my favorites:

Greensleeves, feat. Tim Foust (One of my favorite folk songs, sung by not one but two wonderful voices. They work so well together!)

Misty Mountains (An excellent extended cover of the dwarves' song from The Hobbit. A great demonstration of this guy's amazing range.)

Loch Lomond (Truly gorgeous. ♥ The first time I watched this, with the volume turned up, the sudden outro startled the daylights out of me and left my heart racing for about a minute afterward. Totally worth it, though.)

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!



2018-06-26

June 26th Update!

Page 396 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too... up through Page 400!)

This week, let me tell you about...

Jonathan Young

Have you had enough metal yet? ...Never mind, silly question. Obviously there's no such thing.

MOAR METAL.

Cheers to forum member ohthatone for recommending this guy! Jonathan has an amazing voice, and he puts it to good use covering Disney songs, pop/rock music, and the occasional video game theme.

I just spent about half a day binge-listening my way through his channel, and it made my drawing work a lot more fun, let me tell you.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Stayin' Alive (Heck yeah, Bee Gees power metal!)

Arabian Nights (More sinister-sounding, and I daresay considerably more awesome, than the original.)

Phantom of the Opera (An epic duet featuring an equally-awesome guest singer. Listen to those high notes!)

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!



2018-06-19

June 19th Update!

Page 395 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too!)

This week, let me tell you about...

Davie504

Last week we met some fine metal. Now it's time to meet bass! This guy demonstrates that pretty much any song you care to name sounds 56% cooler when expertly played on an electric bass guitar.

Aside from covering lots of great popular and classic songs, he also infuses plenty of fun and whimsy into his videos, taking requests and challenges from his audience, and generally meme-ing it up (all the while still making awesome music).

Here are a few of my favorites:

Nyan Cat Meets Bass (Okay, I'll admit, maybe I like this song a little too much.)

Spooky Scary Skeletons Meets Bass (Actually more groovy than spooky.)

Fretless Bass Solo (So smoooooth...)

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!




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