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      CommentAuthorJohn Skylar
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2010 edited
    I'm John, at least around the Internet. I got introduced to WhiteChapel before FA, by a good friend, and in the following few hours digested all of FA, too (Incidentally, always liked your projects, Mr. Ellis).

    I'm a virology PhD student (slight edit: resident of NYC), some kind of person interested in social change, and a writer of various fictions. John Skylar is a pen name I use because I don't want scientific publications and science fiction publications confused with each other. As the rules here in Whitechapel illustrate, fiction can make things very murky. Some might say that's kinda the point, I guess. I'm not gonna directly peddle my blog here, but if you want to rush out and find it I'll be happy to see anyone from here, over there.

    I am on a lifelong quest to find salient things.

    Below is me, looking for something salient. I think here, I have found many such things.

    me in South Africa
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    @ reptilegrrl

    I know Houston's too big to be like, "you know my friend so-and-so," but the reason I asked is he is starting a kind of underground artist connection, a kind of talent pool to help people find artists for jobs, and to help artists get together and find work (depending on the type of art you do). We usually get together at the Harp, or in the Montrose area, I'm North of the Heights myself, kinda Lindsdale Park I believe it's called, but have a lot of friends down around Montrose. Anyways, my buddy is opening an aibrush shop, and is trying to hook up various artists around the area, from sci-fi makeup artists to mural painters and everything inbetween. I dunno what your fortea is, but just thought I'd pass it along. I've also got a few friends in bands from the area, like the old-timey Listen Listento the psychadelic rock of Recreator in case you've heard of them or want to experience some new music... Nice to meet ya.
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    Hi I'm Chris I live in the woods in Connecticut. 2 1/2 hours northeast of Manhattan to put it in perspective for the international folks... everyone knows where Manhattan is, right? I have a wife and a 3 yr old son.

    I am a carpenter of sorts, I read comics and listen to music and play trains with my son. After he goes to bed I drink Irish Whiskey on the rocks and red wine until my eyes bleed.

    I am an aspiring writer... actually I am a writer aspiring to be paid for it. I have a couple things coming out in anthologies in a couple months and I write and draw the webcomic Aquarium Drinking

    Here's a picture of me from when I was trying to grow a goatee because a block of wood bounced off a table saw blade, collided with my face and bisected my chin.

    That is a clip on bow tie.

    Nice to meet you.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2010
    The "2 1/2 hours" doesn't help much. Around Manhattan, it could take 2 1/2 hours to travel 20 miles. Are you near casino country, by any chance?
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    It's a 2 1/2 hour drive from Manhattan once you make it to a parkway. I am in fact near Casino country, at least as near as you can be when you live in the middle of nowhere.
    • CommentAuthorMartinSheen
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2010 edited
    Hey my name's Martin. Living in Australia at the moment. Melbourne is a city with style you people should come check it out some day. I have various methods of income although I never usually have more than a grand in the bank at any one time. I have a couple of university degrees and am studying post grad at the moment... I am putting off finding real work for as long as I can.
    Oh and I write myself off probably around 3 or 4 times a week and am scattered as hell as I write this.

    ps. discovered recently that art gallery exibitions give you free wine. Lots of free wine. to see if I can work out how to imbed an image... this may or may not work...

    I wish I had a pic where I was smiling... too hungover to try that at the moment:( however trust me I am not usually so moody looking

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    I'm Ivana. I live smack in the middle of the United States, although as the upcoming year is my senior year of high school, I'm working on fixing that. The plan is to go into illustration, but if that fails, I'll open up a 24 hour bookstore/coffee shop in a dinky college town. I read as much as I can. I draw and paint a lot, partially because I love it and partially because I have to. I've recently taken up film photography, and am working on getting together a better collection of epic children's books, comic books, and graphic novels (suggestions always welcomed). I'm addicted to old vinyl records, British television, a dozen webcomics- FreakAngels included, college mail, and making messes, and am currently impatiently awaiting the series 5 finale of Doctor Who.

    I don't have a current picture of myself, but basically: imagine the most average-looking girl you can think of, then make her shorter and put glasses on her. That's me.
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    Hi. I'm not going to say my real name, but just imagine an extremely common first name (especially in the catholic community) and an extremely common American last name, and that's my real name.

    I am not actually a guy, but I use a mans name as a handle on the web. I have been lurking around here for a couple of years at the most, probably close to when FreakAngels first came about. I used to lurk around and watch this forum every now and again, but I never signed up for an account. For the last several months to a year I've been like a trained dog, where I wait for updates every week on this comic.
    I am the most amazing lurker.
    I went to an extremely expensive private artschool (which took me forever to get into, because I went to a regular school and worked part time for 2+ years, then worked fulltime for a year, then took random classes at different schools and went to nightschool at my dream school for almost a year, and then finally got into that school), and then I ran out of money right when the economic crisis happened at the end of 2008 and I couldn't return in 2009. So I unfortunately had to drop out. Sadly I can't say I've been doing much since then, other than trying to find freelance work here and there, and also just trying to figure out how to get back in since I only had around a year left. I have since then returned to my old school, which I'll finish next year, and then maybe continue my education some more (lol, this seems like it's going to be a forever thing), and I'm aspiring to travel to France next summer, or just France eventually, but at this point anywhere will do.
    I like the standard things artists like, drawing, painting, digital painting, design, photography, listening to music, comics, novels, and movies. I really like swimming and surfing also.
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2010
    Here ya go. Other than that, if you value your sanity, DON'T GOOGLE IT.
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2010
    Hello everyone! My name is Jon Stump and I do community and customer service stuff for (@graphicly on twitter). I recently moved to Boulder CO and before that lived in MI for most of my life, I just turned 26 this last year. I love comics and I just joined up for White Chapel. I figured it's something I should have done a long time ago.

    If you want to know more about me, feel free to ask.

    Now for a picture of me in a cape, eating a taco, and reading a comic book.

    Captain Comic Book
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    HEY APATHY! street art profile

    Hi my name is Mike Parsons. I am a professional street and fine artist from the city of Toronto. I’ve spent the better part of the past seven years doing live large scale ink drawings in the middle of the downtown core (the above picture shows me performing: left in black hood on the streets and right with a bald head at a public festval. Those paintings are 10 x 15 feet and take about 3 hours to create). As part of my unusual anthropological investigation, frequent public interventions have permitted me to meet thousands of people from all over the world and of all walks of life. I don’t really know anymore but I think my goal has always to gain a better understanding the metropolis, people, monsters and the mechanics of being. Because there are a lot of preconceived connotations regarding the “street artist as invalid” I thought I might dispel or support them by sharing a quick account of my education and professional history…

    I was expelled from two high schools, barely finished my studies at a third, ended up at art college, put on several successful gallery shows, was publicized in all the Toronto papers, discovered the whole scene was an inhumanly fashionable scam, told the galleries to you know what themselves, got kicked out of the Ontario College of Art and Design and have been a successful street performer, muralist, animator and independent illustrator ever since. THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH WHITE CHAPEL THIS IS SO COOL AND I’M GLAD TO MEET YOU ALL!!!
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    I, most esteemed fellows, am Duke S.E. Gla-vey, master of the Gramarye and bane of the Qliphoth. I have agents across the time space continuum and am known, variously, throughout the cosmos as either the Cosmic Fop or John Anger, Director of P.A.N.O.P.L.Y.. I have bedded at 6,893 women and counting, a third of them extraterrestrial and another third extra-dimensional. I once fought Cthulhu and his cult with nothing but a rusty pipe and a barrel organ. I also won Thor's hammer in a wrestling challenge with the lightning god himself. I once disemboweled a tri-dimensional space harpy with a forklift and I stole a screwdriver from an odd fellow with a bow tie and it doesn't work on deadbolts which is rubbish.
    All those marvelous achievements aside, my name is Steven. I'm an avid fan of storytelling and I draw stuff sometimes. I'm happy to be a part of the Ripper's stalking ground!
    The Sleeping god
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
    Hiya. My name is andrew; I was pointed to whitechapel by the folks at project: rooftop when the Superman Chinese Whispers thing was happening... I've tried my hand at a few of the various remake: remodel challenges since then, tho, quite frankly, the free time rarely presents itself in large enough chunks these days.

    looking fuzzy.

    I live in chicago and work as a picture framer, while doing freelance graphic design in my spare time, largely for theater companies on the small side... Relatedly, I've recently become the Artistic Director of a scrappy theater company, Will Act For Food. As a part of our mission, we collect non-perishable food donations for a local food pantry.

    This is possibly not the best place for this, but a tiny plug: There's this Facebook thing that awards 200 grants starting at $20,000 to the non-profits that get the most votes... WAFF is at #112 currently, but we're slipping down in the rankings. If anybody wanted to swing by and click-click to help a worthy cause, I'd sure appreciate it. (we can use all the help we can get.)

    Shameless plug over. Please don't think ill of me; this thing would literally change our lives and the lives of those we feed.

    Other than the above, I feel lucky to have found a place where so many talented people are so generous with their time, with their skills, and with their encouragement. Thanks to Mr. Ellis for bringing such a group together.
    • CommentAuthorHabbit
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
    Can't remember what brought me to this site, maybe following a few links & threads about Brandon Green.
    My name is Peter Lasell, I'm a web designer, artist, & writer. Art and design portfolios are over on flickr.
    I currently live in Brooklyn, NY, where I'm experiencing a 2nd or 3rd coming of comics into my life (maybe started a year ago when I spent quality time reading the entire Hellboy & BPRD series and Kirby's New Gods over a few days). I've always loved the medium, with too many influences to cite. I drew comics in college and for a while in San Fran after college. These days, for my own sanity, I'd like to push my talents both in design, writing and drawing. I don't know what I am right now, illustrator, comic artist, fine artist, writer, etc. But I'd like to get started on a few new projects I have in the wings. Get in touch if you're interested in collaborating/talking/etc esp if you're in NYC!
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
    Long time Warren Ellis fan, having read bunches from Stormwatch to Feel to Crooked Vein. I currently work as an editor for the recently reopened LA office of Humanoids. It's been fun... but very different from the comics industry of 8 years prior. Exciting times as we move into the digital age. I started up a small Designer Toy company (Muttpop) with my friend and comic scribe, Jerry Frissen, based on his Mexican Wrestling comics (Unfabulous Five, Tequila, and Tikitis). I also occasionally help teach after school science programs to elementary school kids for a non-Profit group called Star Education for my lil' sis. I've lived most of my life in Los Angeles, though I had a wonderful 4 years going to college in Northern California from 1996-2000.

    Muttpop Bob (me)