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I've come to grow fond of my city (Brooklyn), and i think there's a lot of good things about america. i don't think it's the best country in the world simply because i have yet to see the rest of it.
having said that, the fact that we in the US still don't have universal healthcare is fucking depressing, even more so considering we could EASILY afford it, 1% of what this country spends on defense should do the trick.

Alas this is not about politics, my best friend Maya has run into an emergency dental situation, she's one of the most talented artists i know and like many of us freelancers in the US she does not have health or dental care. hell i'm still waiting to get enough money to go take care of a decaying tooth i have.

in any case my friend is having an art sale to gather money to pay for the procedure so i recommend everybody go and check out her tumblr.

longunevenhair.com/post/214038…

DO IT!!!!
  • Listening to: Gil scott heron
  • Reading: Lanark
i just dont want my journal to reference stuff that happened almost a year ago. so here.
nothing

i guess theres some stuff i've done lately..

i made a pretentious tublr
greasysweetness.tumblr.com/

i got kicked out of my apartment by the fear of crime.

i dated some birds. nothing worked out.

i'm potentially going to be collaborating with insanely talented lady who rocks the thimble glock, but i wont say her name just yet in case it doesn't happen.

i learned to DJ.. my dj name is sax solo in reference to this scene from the lost boys, www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw3MO4… SO NOT GAY

been working on a comic about wall street scum.

i'm back! sorta.
  • Listening to: Die Antwoord
  • Reading: Baron in the trees
  • Playing: MINECRAFT!
I know its short notice but.. Anyone going to the MoCCA Festival Tomorrow? (10th) I'm sharing a table with my awesome artist friends, i'll be selling the comic Compilation we made, as well as a small handmade artbook and comic i made exclusively for this event all for cheap!!
Anyone else who has a table there let me know so i can come check your stuff out!

if you dont know what MoCCA is www.moccany.com/content/mocca-…
  • Listening to: Kraftwerk
  • Watching: Ugly Americans
  • Playing: Bioshock
  • Eating: Falafel
I'm exited to announce that the release of the Fake Heads Anthology; an a collection of comics and illustrations by a group new york animators and illustrators.

With stories and illustrations by:
Dan Pinto i-heart-dan.blogspot.com/
David Sheahan tastyhand.com/
Alisa Stern www.mon-alisa.com/
Will Krause willkrause.com/
Isam S. Prado
Maya Edelman mayamigo.blogspot.com/
Emmett Goodman emmettgoodman.com/
Joshuah Weisbrod joshweisbrod.com/
Max Salazar
Andy London www.londonsquared.net/
Nate Dorr www.flickr.com/photos/mercuria…
Michael Ricca michaelricca.blogspot.com/
Dina Kelberman importantcomics.com/
Jennifer Lee www.jentobox.com/
Aleth Romanillos sloppystencils.blogspot.com/

Available at: www.lulu.com/content/paperback…
Also come visit our table at MoCCA on April 10th and 11th at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington and 25th Street. New York, NY.
  • Listening to: Fucked Up
  • Watching: 15 Storeys High
  • Playing: Canabalt
  • Eating: Falafel
Popgun #3 is finally out and i have a comic in it! everyone who contributed to it has has amaizing, every issue is amaizing i feel honored to have been picked to be a part of it.
www.popguncomics.com/

another great compilation that just came out is Hatch #2, its a great showcase of pratt talent, i have a story in this one as well.
www.lulu.com/content/paperback…
  • Watching: lost
  • Drinking: rubitusin
one of my friends just finished an awesome comic, and its up to view for free and buy here: www.lulu.com/content/6047582 www.lulu.com/content/6047803
its truly epic. and partially based on true events..

By the way I'm still open for commissions, just scroll down for details
  • Watching: lost
  • Drinking: rubitusin
first, i dont know what the hell is up with all this goddamn spam!
"Hey. check out this funny blog!! LOL" (well he did write LOL at the end of his sentence that MUST mean he's a real person right? never mind that i got the same exact message 3 times from 3 different people, subtle), if you got any of those from me i apologize, even tho i shouldn't because its obviously not my fault. And yet i still feel embarrassed about it.

but i guess this is the type of thing that happens when you enjoy something for free. if you payed a subscription I'm sorry.

Secondly i opened up some prints for sale www.deviantart.com/print/51186… www.deviantart.com/print/51188… www.deviantart.com/print/51188… www.deviantart.com/print/51189… (most of my kid-friendly art)
now at this point it must start to be fairly obvious that I'm running low on cash and maybe I'm scrapping the bottom of the barrel a little(to say the least), but the last thing I'd want is to appear desperate. but i thought i would just plug them here in a non threatening or pushy way, i guess once they go into the recent prints page or whatever then all the floodgates will open and I'll be swimming in money like scrooge McDuck, more realistically though nothing will sell online, but thats ok because it wouldn't be an adequate replacement to even having a mediocre job, which I'm actively looking for at the moment.

i think at this point you can picture me typing this under a bridge on an old windows95 laptop running on the power of fermented rat droppings.

and finally I'm still open for commissions, just as everybody else on deviant art. if anyone still wants that is.
I'll just copy and paste my last journal. which should make for a extra long note. but something i was thinking about is the possibility of adding animation as a commission, so think about that.


hay gais, i'm opening up commissions.
the prefered payment form is paypal, just to keep things simple. With your payment you will get the original psd file. The pricing goes as follows:

BW pencil drawing like this caltron.deviantart.com/art/har… 10.00$ per Character

Colored pencil drawing like this caltron.deviantart.com/art/Cap… 20.00$ per Character

BW inked drawing like this img23.imageshack.us/img23/167/… 15.00$ per Character

Colored inked drawing like this caltron.deviantart.com/art/Com… 25.00$ per Character

Reeeally long complex illustrations that take about a week like this caltron.deviantart.com/art/The… 100$ flat.

Finally i can animate a short loop or scene for you, note me about it and I'll give you a price acordingly. look here and be the judge as to whether i can animate or not. www.youtube.com/user/isamprado

if it there is something in my gallery with a style or technique you don't see here let me know and I'll give you a specific rate.

I'll have 3 slots at a time. if you're interested just send me a note.



Thanks for bearing with me.
  • Listening to: Ladytron - Velocifero
  • Watching: lost
  • Eating: leftover cake from my Bday.
  • Drinking: Not anymore, not since that day...
hay gais, i'm opening up commissions.
the prefered payment form is paypal, just to keep things simple. With your payment you will get the original psd file. The pricing goes as follows:

BW pencil drawing like this caltron.deviantart.com/art/har… 10.00$ per Character

Colored pencil drawing like this caltron.deviantart.com/art/Cap… 20.00$ per Character

BW inked drawing like this img23.imageshack.us/img23/167/… 15.00$ per Character

Colored inked drawing like this caltron.deviantart.com/art/Com… 25.00$ per Character

Reeeally long complex illustrations that take about a week like this caltron.deviantart.com/art/The… 100$ flat.

if it there is something in my gallery with a style or technique you don't see here let me know and I'll give you a specific rate.

I'll have 3 slots at a time. if you're interested just send me a note.

and now some links!
www.theonion.com/content/video…
www.cracked.com/article_16990_…
www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/t…
  • Listening to: Ladytron - Velocifero
Hey, Economy Here in the US is a Bitch, Unfortunately I also Happen To Have Ended the project i was working at. So While i find another job, I've decided to not stay passive and sell stuff on Etsy to help make ends meat.
So
www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=…
If you're not in the US and have the money to spend take advantage of the Great Exchange rate that comes from our economy crumbling before our eyes ;)

At the moment i just put up two items, but there's more to come!
  • Listening to: 8bit music
  • Watching: Arrested Development
  • Playing: to get a job
Finally! its almost finished,
Thanks to the talented :iconnnyish: who coded the html.
and after spending several weeks of tweaking.
here it is
new website fakeheads.com/isam
new animation reel vimeo.com/2115692?pg=embed&sec…
  • Listening to: Space Oddities Compilation
  • Reading: Never Ending Story
  • Playing: to get a job
  • Eating: pastapastapasta
  • Drinking: Chocolate Abuelita
hey, here's a new animation me and my girlfriend did for that "mustdrinkmoremilk.com" contest, the other one didn't make it too far because of sabotage.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRMWXK…
this is our last attempt at making a dent in this contest, otherwise people might start thinking I'm obsessed with milk, fun fact: i don't even like milk, i think its gross... i do however indulge in dairy products such as cheese and whatnot.

i went to Canada recently and noticed that there seems to be some sort of national campaign encouraging people to drink more milk, this contest seems to be a part of that.

once again i did the music for this.

also, I've become addicted to the Ricky Gervais podcast. it's hours of laughter.
  • Listening to: The ricky gervais show (the Karl Pilkington show)
  • Reading: Electonic projects for musicians
  • Watching: Superjail
  • Playing: dumb
  • Eating: chinese food
me and my girlfriend made a video entry for this contest. mustdrinkmoremilk.com/

here is our entry: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFeUY9…
Make sure you click watch in high quality.

she came up with the concept, i storyboarded it, designed the backgrounds and she built most things. i did the music and she did the sound effects.

first time I've actually used my spiffy korg poly-800 for anything practical, it really is an awesome synth. one day i'll get me an arp2600 (sigh).
  • Listening to: Para One
  • Reading: Tropic of cancer
  • Watching: Letterman
  • Eating: oreos
I'm thinking of maybe buying a print account, and also creating a new user account just for commissions(just so i dont mix it with my own work)

The commissions account is what kinda excites me more, it would give the chance to draw stuff i normally wouldn't but in my own style, nothing too weird tho... theres stuff on DA i wish i could unsee.
I'd probably sell drawings for relatively cheap and then colored drawings for a bit more, no idea as to what the pricing should be, I'll take some suggestions.

As for the prints, I'm kinda clueless as to what in my gallery i should make available, i don't think much there has an appeal as a print, as much as i may like it. maybe i should make stuff specifically for that purpose, I'll take suggestions as to whether anything in my gallery is worth selling.

One day i want to be able to look back in shame and say "i was young and needed the money".

of course this is all under the huge assumption that anyone wants to buy anything.
  • Listening to: modeselektor
  • Reading: moominsummer madness
  • Watching: lost
  • Eating: your mom
I'm out of college woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I'm still trying to finish my thesis film, i have a rough cut of it tho, thats good.
i moved again, this time to a neighborhood with less crackheads.
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  • Listening to: Steak Stdk.
  • Watching: lost, i just got into it.
  • Playing: with fire
  • Eating: crackers and cheese.
  • Drinking: rootbier
man, i'm 22. it's so sad.
In other unrelated news I'm going to move out of my parents house and live on my own, it's an exiting week.
Thesis is coming along nicely, ive got half of the animation finished, I'll post a trailer here on DA around may or before, i don't know if I'll post the full film cuz it may affect my chance of getting into festivals.
anyways thats all i have to say.

good night.
  • Listening to: Daft Punk Alive 2007
  • Reading: moominpappa at sea
  • Watching: my sanity slowly dissapear
  • Playing: to see how long i can hold my breath
  • Eating: your soul!
  • Drinking: saliva
yo, one of my best friends just started her own webcomic, and it's awesome. check it the fuck out! it's the perfect mix of sheer cuteness and trippyness.

GO HERE FOR PENNY McLENNY & JAMES
  • Listening to: Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe
  • Reading: Penny Mclenny And James!
  • Watching: my Screen
  • Playing: Russian Roulette
  • Eating: peanut butter cookies
  • Drinking: Root Bier
every year pratt institute pays for a trip to ottawa for all the animator majors (i guess thats where all the "would be" state of the art equipment money goes) but this is going to be the best Ottawa trip Evar!! almost everyone i know is going even seniors from past generations. i cant wait!! if you by any chance happen to live in Ottawa and by an even slimmer chance get to read this under those circumstances and can freely spend 200$ (I'm going for free, fuck yeah!!) you should check it out. it's on the 19th.
  • Listening to: the new Chemical Brothers stuff
  • Reading: Yotsuba&!
  • Watching: azumanga daioh.
  • Playing: with myself
  • Eating: spaghetti every weekend
  • Drinking: water
gonna be gone till the 21 for KAFI kafi.kvcc.edu/ i'm gonna participate in an animation competition with 4 other fellow Pratt animators for 4 days, wish us luck.
  • Listening to: Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
lately you'll start to see a lot more traditional stuff in my gallery. the reason? I've just started selling art in union sq. with :iconyomamasmokescrack: luckily I'll sell a lot of it, so I might not actually own some of these anymore. not that it matters, I just find it weird.
YAY!! 500 views at last!
eat that people with 490 views!!
510, Here I come!!

My music: caltron.dmusic.com/ (Dont feel sorry for me, it's just a hobbie)