sylphidine  asked:

♫ + Sanderson Mansnoozie

(Got Bon Jovi’s Dead or Alive and promptly laughed myself silly before writing this silly little thing. Extra dapper blacksandship included, because I really can’t help myself.)
The crack of the whip. Staccato, sharp. Sandy grins around his cigar, slow and fat and lazy. His bowler hat is aslant over one eye, but Sandy doesn’t need his eyes to see this beast. He talks, incessantly.
“The real question-” Pitch huffs, twisting sinuously out of the whip’s lash, pinstripe tails flaring and one gloved grey hand seizing his top hat before it fell, “-is really, who is in the wrong here-”
He yelps as the whip cuts past him again, then stares at the lashing tail in disbelief. “Sandy, that’s barbed! Are you trying to kill me?” He pulls out a silver revolver.
Sandy chews contemplatively on his cigar and bounces a little on the balls of his feet. He smirks, with no remorse, winking with one uncovered eye.
“Be that as it may, Mr Mansnoozie, you’re officially under arrest,” Pitch tells him sternly, levelling the revolver at him. “I’ve strict orders to take you in for however many homicides. Dead or alive.”
Sandy shrugs, unimpressed, and worries his lip between his teeth. He retrieves the whip, knots it into a monkey-fist. A second-rate killer like Pitch, even if he is pretending to be a good little detective, couldn’t catch Sandy if his life depended on it (which it does, Sandy thinks, eyeing him appreciatively), and Sandy prefers not to mark his pretty face too badly this early on.
He uncoils the whip. Pitch groans, having learnt too well from last time, and dives for cover just as Sandy winds his arm back to strike.
By the time he scrambles free, the only thing left of Sandy is the chewed cigar.

Attention all digital artists!

Krita, an actual FREE digital art program, released an Alpha 3.0 version that features tools for creating “hand-drawn animations”.

If you’re looking for an art program with more advanced tools than Paint Tool Sai but don’t want to cough up the cash, then Krita is your program. (However donations to support the people making the program are very much appreciated!)

I understand that when you first download it, the layout and tools can be a little intimidating, but don’t worry. The program comes with a manual and there are tutorials on Youtube that can help you understand the basics.

Even if you don’t want to download this program or donate, please reblog to help spread the word and tag people you think might enjoy this.

Edit: Also, there are different brush packs you can download here. And if you don’t like this program there is also MediBang Paint.

The 3.1 beta version is out now.


Was digging through old folders for SDCC, and got a huge nostalgia attack of old ROTG comics/stories I never finished. 

I can’t even tell when I’ll have the time to do comics again, but I hope to. It’s fun to tell “what ifs” stories.

These cleaned-up and rough pages are part of a larger story. In this “sequence” excerpt, they are trying to find books that are mysteriously disappearing.

(apologies, been a while since I posted. Really really really busy)