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Lego Movie Humanized Wyldstyle by KarToon12
Lego Movie Humanized Wyldstyle

It’s about time I drew my favorite characters from my favorite movie. :giggle: Many fans like to imagine what the lego people would look like as normal humans, so here’s my take on it!

Lego Movie Humanized Emmet by KarToon12

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Lego Movie Humanized Emmet by KarToon12
Lego Movie Humanized Emmet

It’s about time I drew my favorite characters from my favorite movie. :giggle:  Many fans like to imagine what the lego people would look like as normal humans, so here’s my take on it!

Lego Movie Humanized Wyldstyle by KarToon12

ALL THE LINKS YOU NEED:

Order trade paperbacks of my comic HERE: www.indyplanet.us/brands/karto…

MY WEBCOMIC: jamiejupiter.thecomicseries.co…

CHEAP COMMISSIONS: jamiejupiter.thecomicseries.co… 

TUMBLR: kartoon12.tumblr.com/

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/user/ToonGal12…

Look up “KarToonComics” on Facebook!

JAMIE JUPITER WIKI PAGE: jamie-jupiter-webcomic-series.…

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Plushies, Movies, and New Jobs

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 6, 2016, 9:13 AM

Always open for commissions--> jamiejupiter.thecomicseries.co…

Purchase the "Jamie Jupiter" trade paperback books, HERE: www.indyplanet.us/brands/karto…

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Hey everyone! Got a bit of happier news to share (compared to last week’s entries anyway).  :D

First off, my folks found out through a good friend at there’s been a job opening at my local bank, with really great benefits and hours. So I’ve sent in an application.  Much as I like Toys r’ Us, it’s definitely time to find something a bit more substantial, and the perks to this job sound like they’d really fit the bill. I’m praying that I can snag an interview (and hopefully, the job too!)  :shamrock:

Secondly, my good friend :iconarcticferret25: , who’s been a long supporter of Jamie Jupiter, had these awesome plushie dolls commissioned for me!  :iconleslysplushes: did such an amazing job!  :iconsqueeeplz:  :heart:

More Jamie Jupiter Characters! by LeslysPlushes

Be sure to check out :iconarcticferret25: ‘s comic, “Drifter: Journals of a Hero”! And be sure to check out :iconleslysplushes: ‘s other great plushie work and have a doll made for you!  :aww:  Thank you so much guys!  :D :hug:

Finally, I took the time to sit down and watch a very emotional and heartfelt movie called “Wolf Children”—an anime style film in a similar vein to a Hayao Miyazaki piece.  Here’s my review of it, copied and pasted from my Amazon review page:

It's tricky to explain how I came across this movie. I suppose it's because I was actually originally searching for some Hayao Miyazaki films that I had yet to see. But while browsing the web, this title kept popping up in the searches. The premise sounded interesting enough, but it wasn't until I saw some of my friends posting screencaps from it on their blogs that I finally decided to sit down and give it a watch. Clearly, there was something about this movie that people liked.

I'm so glad that I gave it a chance. Half coming-of-age tale and half fairy tale, this is a beautiful film that'll stay with you long after the credits roll.

Hana is a smart and hard working university student, who meets an aloof, but kind man...who also turns out to be half wolf (the man goes unnamed and is known only as "father"). The kind and understanding Hana falls in love with him, and together, the couple has two children--a daughter, Yuki, and her little brother, Ame. But one day, tragedy strikes when Hana's husband is killed in an accident. On her own, and with no one to turn to, Hana moves to the countryside to start a new life and raise her kids--kids who are constantly changing back and forth between their human and wolf forms. As the years go by, the small family must overcome many challenges, from growing crops, to making new friends, to finding a job to make ends meet...all while trying to keep their dual natures a secret. But it's hard to live with one foot in both worlds, and pretty soon, as Yuki and Ame come of age, they'll have to make a choice of whether to remain as humans, or live in the wild as wolves.

By all accounts, this IS a fairy tale, but if you're expecting a lot of intense magic and fantasy battles, look elsewhere. The only real mystical element in this is the fact that Hana's husband is a werewolf (for lack of a better word), and by extension, so are her children. The bulk of the plot actually focuses on this small, but tight-knit family growing up and, through their hardship, discover who they are and what they want out of life...and that doesn't just go for the kids, but for Hana as well. She definately wins the award for bravest and hardest working mom, as she must learn how to keep a house afloat and raise two very unusual and unconventional children, and ALL on her own (with only books and a few helpful neighbors for guidance). She cries, she gets frustrated, but she never gives up, and she always finds something to smile about. Her journey is both heartbreaking and inspiring, and by movie's end, she's learned how to let go and trust that her kids will be able to take care of themselves.

As for the kids, they're both loveable and unique--each with their own hopes and dreams. Yuki starts off very bold, brave, and feisty; embracing her wolf powers and diving into anything that interests her. Ame, on the other hand, is far more quiet and timid; preferring to stay as a human, especially when he finds that most people tend to fear wolves. But as time goes on, and situations change, so do the children, and eventually, when the day comes for the kids to decide which half they ultimately want to be, it may come as a surprise to the viewer which forms each child takes...

Special mention should also be given to the animation. The artwork is utterly beautiful; showing nature in all its glory, with a simplistic musical score that's dotted throughout--setting the mood of all the important scenes, both the sad and the happy and the silly. And even many of the settings tie into and emphasize the duality of the children--in particular, a dirt road that either leads up into the mountains, or down into the nearby town. It serves as a literal crossroads for which path Yuki and Ame will choose...and for their poor mom stuck in the middle.

Suffice it to say, anyone who's a fan of Miyazaki's work and wants to see something similar, or any lover of anime and animation, or just want a greatly told modern day fairy tale, then they owe it to themselves to watch this film. Be warned, it's definitely recommended for older audiences, for its depictions or mentionings of death, nudity (including breast feeding), childbirth, sex, and the occasional swear word (but it's nothing too graphic--I'd rate this at a PG-13). And above all, have the tissue box ready.

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How to Draw Tyler Forster: youtu.be/uNaJkIXvAIo

How to Draw Clara Friedman: youtu.be/wt0_mf15acw



  • Mood: Hope
  • Watching: Wolf Children

Being an Adult Can Stink

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:02 AM

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Hey everyone! Just a few quick notes of interest for the week:

Anyone know of an easier process to getting health insurance other than that stupid Healthcare.gov website? Because I must’ve spent over six hours messing with the website and being bounced around from one phone operator to the next, and by the end of it all, I’ve just gotten a “reviewing your application” message with no response back for the past three days. Why do the TV ads make it sound so easy?  (This is why being an adult sucks…)  :faint:

On a better note, Episode 17 of Jamie Jupiter is now being uploaded on her main website! I can't thank you all enough for all your patience! The comic now has 85 subscribers on ComicFury alone! :aww:  You can go to the main website if you want to be caught up on her adventures more quickly. Otherwise, the episodes are going to be uploaded here on dA in periodic “bombs”, in between fan art and other random stuff that’s been sitting on my computer for a while.

And second: I'm continuing my personal quest of trying to watch famous/popular movies that I never got the chance to. This week, it was the Hayao Miyazaki film, "Howl’s Moving Castle". Here's my review, copied from my Amazon review page:

Anyone who is a fan and lover of animation has (and should) seen at least one film by Studio Ghibli, and its acclaimed writer and director, Hayao Miyazaki. His beautiful and stunning movies are known the world over, and has inspired artists everywhere. But although I've grown up with many of his films, there ARE still a few I have yet to see for various reasons. And I'm embarrassed to say this was one of them. For how famous this film is, it's only now that I'm finally watching it. And though the animation and visuals are gorgeous to look at, I found the story to be sadly lacking.

A plain young girl named Sophie has her life changed when she catches the eye of an infamous wizard named Howl. Not long after, a jealous and evil witch transforms her into an old woman. Unable to face her family in such a condition, Sophie runs away in search of a way to become young again. Along the way, she befriends a host of magical creatures, who repay her by leading her to an enormous moving castle owned by Howl. There she becomes the castle’s cleaning lady in an effort to not only find the solution to her problem, but to save Howl from being forced to fight in a terrible war.

Starting with the good, the visuals and animation, as per usual in a Miyazaki film, are utterly breathtaking to look at and watch. The amount of sheer detail put into every background and character movement is incredible, and the various magical creatures are imaginative and unlike anything you've ever seen before in a fairy tale, from talking wisps of fire, to a mute, but overly-friendly scarecrow. And as for the main characters, they're all fairly decent. Howl himself is a charismatic charmer who just wants to be free to do as he pleases, but his admittedly selfish ways get his friends into trouble. And Sophie starts off as a quiet busy body who sees herself as a Plain Jane who's anything but beautiful. But as an old woman, over the course of her adventure, she learns to recognize her inner strength and beauty within; discovering her self worth.

Unfortunately, where it exceeds in art, it lacks a bit in story...and strangely enough, not because the plot is too simple, but rather because the plot is too complicated. The story jumps all over the place, with Sophie's quest to become young again slowly being pushed to the side as more of the plot focuses on Howl and how he doesn't want to get involved in an ongoing war. Add to it a missing prince; nations and mythical creatures plotting against each other; a witch who strangely changes allegiances, time travel, and Sophie herself, who starts shifting back and forth between her young and elderly forms at random intervals, and you got yourself a messy plot that's way more confusing than it needs to be. Maybe I'm just being dense and can't understand the supposed deeper meanings, but really, most of Miyazaki's other works rely on simple stories and iconic characters, with animation and visuals that help support and flesh out said story. But this time around, it seems the creators did the reverse, and had a bunch of ideas for interesting visuals, then tried to construct a story around them. Doing so ends up leaving us with a movie that, while very pretty to look at, winds up being a chore to follow.

Still, I'm glad I finally gave this movie a watch, and if you're interested in Miyazaki's work, then definitely check it out. Maybe you'll understand it better than I did. But sadly, this is one film of his I most likely won't be watching again.

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How to Draw Tyler Forster: youtu.be/uNaJkIXvAIo

How to Draw Clara Friedman: youtu.be/wt0_mf15acw



  • Mood: Movingon
  • Reading: Make Way for Dragons
  • Watching: Howl's Moving Castle

Plushies, Movies, and New Jobs

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 6, 2016, 9:13 AM

Always open for commissions--> jamiejupiter.thecomicseries.co…

Purchase the "Jamie Jupiter" trade paperback books, HERE: www.indyplanet.us/brands/karto…

______________________

Hey everyone! Got a bit of happier news to share (compared to last week’s entries anyway).  :D

First off, my folks found out through a good friend at there’s been a job opening at my local bank, with really great benefits and hours. So I’ve sent in an application.  Much as I like Toys r’ Us, it’s definitely time to find something a bit more substantial, and the perks to this job sound like they’d really fit the bill. I’m praying that I can snag an interview (and hopefully, the job too!)  :shamrock:

Secondly, my good friend :iconarcticferret25: , who’s been a long supporter of Jamie Jupiter, had these awesome plushie dolls commissioned for me!  :iconleslysplushes: did such an amazing job!  :iconsqueeeplz:  :heart:

More Jamie Jupiter Characters! by LeslysPlushes

Be sure to check out :iconarcticferret25: ‘s comic, “Drifter: Journals of a Hero”! And be sure to check out :iconleslysplushes: ‘s other great plushie work and have a doll made for you!  :aww:  Thank you so much guys!  :D :hug:

Finally, I took the time to sit down and watch a very emotional and heartfelt movie called “Wolf Children”—an anime style film in a similar vein to a Hayao Miyazaki piece.  Here’s my review of it, copied and pasted from my Amazon review page:

It's tricky to explain how I came across this movie. I suppose it's because I was actually originally searching for some Hayao Miyazaki films that I had yet to see. But while browsing the web, this title kept popping up in the searches. The premise sounded interesting enough, but it wasn't until I saw some of my friends posting screencaps from it on their blogs that I finally decided to sit down and give it a watch. Clearly, there was something about this movie that people liked.

I'm so glad that I gave it a chance. Half coming-of-age tale and half fairy tale, this is a beautiful film that'll stay with you long after the credits roll.

Hana is a smart and hard working university student, who meets an aloof, but kind man...who also turns out to be half wolf (the man goes unnamed and is known only as "father"). The kind and understanding Hana falls in love with him, and together, the couple has two children--a daughter, Yuki, and her little brother, Ame. But one day, tragedy strikes when Hana's husband is killed in an accident. On her own, and with no one to turn to, Hana moves to the countryside to start a new life and raise her kids--kids who are constantly changing back and forth between their human and wolf forms. As the years go by, the small family must overcome many challenges, from growing crops, to making new friends, to finding a job to make ends meet...all while trying to keep their dual natures a secret. But it's hard to live with one foot in both worlds, and pretty soon, as Yuki and Ame come of age, they'll have to make a choice of whether to remain as humans, or live in the wild as wolves.

By all accounts, this IS a fairy tale, but if you're expecting a lot of intense magic and fantasy battles, look elsewhere. The only real mystical element in this is the fact that Hana's husband is a werewolf (for lack of a better word), and by extension, so are her children. The bulk of the plot actually focuses on this small, but tight-knit family growing up and, through their hardship, discover who they are and what they want out of life...and that doesn't just go for the kids, but for Hana as well. She definately wins the award for bravest and hardest working mom, as she must learn how to keep a house afloat and raise two very unusual and unconventional children, and ALL on her own (with only books and a few helpful neighbors for guidance). She cries, she gets frustrated, but she never gives up, and she always finds something to smile about. Her journey is both heartbreaking and inspiring, and by movie's end, she's learned how to let go and trust that her kids will be able to take care of themselves.

As for the kids, they're both loveable and unique--each with their own hopes and dreams. Yuki starts off very bold, brave, and feisty; embracing her wolf powers and diving into anything that interests her. Ame, on the other hand, is far more quiet and timid; preferring to stay as a human, especially when he finds that most people tend to fear wolves. But as time goes on, and situations change, so do the children, and eventually, when the day comes for the kids to decide which half they ultimately want to be, it may come as a surprise to the viewer which forms each child takes...

Special mention should also be given to the animation. The artwork is utterly beautiful; showing nature in all its glory, with a simplistic musical score that's dotted throughout--setting the mood of all the important scenes, both the sad and the happy and the silly. And even many of the settings tie into and emphasize the duality of the children--in particular, a dirt road that either leads up into the mountains, or down into the nearby town. It serves as a literal crossroads for which path Yuki and Ame will choose...and for their poor mom stuck in the middle.

Suffice it to say, anyone who's a fan of Miyazaki's work and wants to see something similar, or any lover of anime and animation, or just want a greatly told modern day fairy tale, then they owe it to themselves to watch this film. Be warned, it's definitely recommended for older audiences, for its depictions or mentionings of death, nudity (including breast feeding), childbirth, sex, and the occasional swear word (but it's nothing too graphic--I'd rate this at a PG-13). And above all, have the tissue box ready.

________________________

How to Draw Tyler Forster: youtu.be/uNaJkIXvAIo

How to Draw Clara Friedman: youtu.be/wt0_mf15acw



  • Mood: Hope
  • Watching: Wolf Children

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KarToon12
Artist by day or night!
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I was born, and have lived in Pittsburgh my whole life. While other girls wanted to be princesses and put on make up, I wanted to read comics and watch cartoons all day (and I still do). I'm now making my dream of creating my own comic book come true. :aww:

The alien with the glowing blue hair that you see above you is Jamie Jupiter. She's an intergalactic police officer, who disguises herself as a high school student. Only two of the students know her secret, and they must now help her to defend the Earth from evil alien invaders.

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I hope you enjoy Jamie's adventures as much as I enjoy writing and drawing them! :D

Current Residence: Pittsburgh
Favourite genre of music: Any kind!
Favourite photographer: My dad :)
Favourite style of art: Any style can look cool!
Skin of choice: My own, and no one else's.
Favourite cartoon character: Too many to count!
Personal Quote: Just be yourself!
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Sweet!  :D
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Thanks. Glad u like it. Who would you pick?
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Probably Spyro. :aww:
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Awesome!  :D
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You Can Comment On This Journal If You Want.
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