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Temporary Suspension of Regular Updates

Posted on | February 23, 2014 |

It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing a temporary suspension of regular updates. I have discovered to my horror that a 62-year old man has a limit on the amount of things he can accomplish in a day–or a week–or a month. During the last few months, I have been unable to work on the project closest to my heart, the story of Hanako-san, while working on Revolutionary Grrl at the high level of polish that it requires. I have not only been trying to work on these projects, but also participate as an artist at anime and comic conventions at the same time as living a normal life, with cars, house and loving spouse to attend to. After getting the flu, complicated with bronchitis, twice in two months AND getting shingles, I am forced to take stock and review my priorities. I am not giving up my blog work permanently. I will be posting rants and more pages of our Revolutionary hottie as I have time. There will be announcements on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit when I do. But this page will no longer be done on a weekly basis, but only when I have time to draw her or write a rant that I have to get out of my system. Thanks to everyone who followed me, this is not a goodbye, but simply a “see you later.”

Until the next update!

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I give up–no posts till After Katsucon

Posted on | February 3, 2014 |

February 24 is out next cartoon date–the bronchitis is gone, but the shingles and eye infection remain. They should be better by Katsucon, Feb 14-16, at the Gaylord at Washington Harbor, MD, where I’ll have an artist alley table. At least I won’t HAVE to cosplay as the Phantom of the Opera at the table :) but between now and then I have to really scramble to get ready for the convention. Come on by if you’re at the con!

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Health Update–One more week

Posted on | January 23, 2014 |

Well, as I said on my facebook page, I seem to have reckoned my recovery expectation without taking into account the idea that I would get the flu on top of the bronchitis, the which flu is characterized by horrible headaches and muscle pains. Not very conducive to drawing with a brush, I must say. On the other hand, I seem to have given up nicotine pretty thoroughly, which could only be a plus in my life. So I must beg your indulgence for one more week. In the meantime, I WILL be fully recovered by Katsucon, February 14-16 at the Gaylord at National Harbor Maryland, so if you are attending the con, please stop by my Artist Alley table and say hi (better yet, buy something :) ) I will have unframed prints, books and buttons at my table, but also framed prints in the Art Show.

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One more week off due to bronchitis…

Posted on | January 19, 2014 |

Well, my intention to start back on Revolutionary Grrl this weekend was made without taking into account my customary winter case of bronchitis. But THIS time, I’ve switched completely over to e-cigarettes and have stopped smoking for the last week. Keep your fingers crossed, fans! And next weekend, we will begin our Grrl’s adventures anew!

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Motorcycle Cops! And I’m dreaming of a white Santa…

Posted on | December 17, 2013 |

Cops on motorcycles arrive to chase Revolutionary Grrl down the street.

OMG--I'm starting to hear the "From Russia With Love" excitement music!

Well, I’m doing a bit better today–at least my nose isn’t dripping like a faucet. How I LOVE winter colds! Add to that, an old filling came out and the dentist examined the tooth and guess what? I need another crown! I swear, I’ll have nothing but crowns in my mouth in a few years, more than the crowned heads left in Europe.

Anyway, it took me longer to do today’s episode, the final one of 2013. That’s right, as Revolutionary Grrl gets chased by motorcycle cops, appearing from what suspiciously looks like the entrance to the underpass at Dupont Circle, and ducks around a corner, we leave her for the winter hiatus. Christmas and New Year’s, Russian Christmas (a staple in my family)–my, that red lettering in the cartoon is mighty Festive! I have lots to do before the convention season begins in February, so I’ll stay on hiatus until January 20. OK, sorry about coming back Martin Luther King Day, but, better I take off the 13th and return the next week, than come back for one episode and then have another break the very the next week.

Speaking about winter holidays, tho’, it seems there is a brouhahahahahaha going on about Santa Claus. Wow, did you realize that he was really a WHITE GUY? Thanks, Megyn Kelly of Fox News, you’ve certainly put all those little black kids in their places:

“You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry,
Better not pout, I’m telling you why…
Santa Claus is joining the Klan,
Oh, man!

He sees you when you’re sleeping.
He knows when you’re awake,
He’s built a cross that he will stake
And burn just to make you quake!”

Ah, how I’m dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS, Megyn! Just as white as the blue-eyed, golden-haired Jesus that you’ve painted for me. I’d drink an eggnog to you, but with that yellow egg yolk and brown brandy and nutmeg, it might not be white enough for you. How about some milk–with the cookies you put out for Santa. That’s right, VANILLA WAFERS. Oreos and chocolate chips? Much too suspiciously multi-cultural for your White Christmas.

Anyway, Happy Holidays, people! And for you non-Christians, Happy Kwanza, Gode Yule, Festivus for the Rest of us, and most of all, have a Sated Saturnalia. IO! SATURNALIA! And fear not–We’ll actually get to the plot before Katsucon in February! And remember to vote this up on Reddit and LIKE it on Facebook! See you next year!

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