That show I talked about from last weekend? Rounds 2 and 3 are now online, thanks to a fan in attendance! Check out why Noelle Stevenson is one of the best art fighters I’ve ever seen.

This is a convention show from Anime Expo. For the full experience, you want to come to one of our “club shows” we do in Baltimore and DC (and hopefully soon other cities).

So WATCH THIS. Kill an hour. Post below who’s funnier, Ross or Marty.

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Seriously had to look up a flange.

This one was last week’s Medium post, but I added some details and tweaked it into a poster design. It’ll be for sale at HilariAwesome.com soon.

Speaking of which, this week’s Medium post is pretty awesome. It’s called “What is the best gift to get someone?” and here’s an excerpt:

Screenshot 2014-06-18 09.54.52You can read the rest here »

Help Make Super Art Fight The Best

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We’d like to be voted Best of Baltimore, and with your help, we can make it happen!

Every year, Baltimore Magazine does a Readers Poll for the Best of Baltimore.

We’d like your help getting voted in. Just vote for us under Arts & Fun, under the Play or Performance heading.

We realize, there’s a remarkable Baltimore arts scene, so you’ll probably be split – but it’d make our day to make this happen for us!

Click here to vote, through JUNE 30th!

 

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Coming TONIGHT to The Ottobar in Balitmore is our big HOMECOMING SHOW. After a summer in LA, Tennessee, DC, and Philly we return to our home base with a can of Natty Boh in our hands and a nerdcore rap song in our hearts. Details from Super Art Fight’s site:

Super Art Fight LIVE! at The Ottobar
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 – 8pm Doors, 9pm Show

The Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Admission: $15 (All Ages Show) – Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Facebook RSVP: Right Here!

The Card For The Evening:

Super Art Fight Championship: Jamie “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi defends against Kelsey “Killer” Wailes

SAF Tag Titles: Team Sexyfulness (The Baron & Duchess Von Sexyful) defend against Ashley “Markermancer” Katz & El Russo Rojo

Ghostfreehood takes on “Charm City Shinobi” Dann Malihom

Super Art Fight Title #1 Contender’s Bout: Red Erin battles Jamie “Brawlin’” Baldwin

Also Appearing:

  • Your Super Art Fight Hosts Marty Day Ross Nover
  • Live DJing from The Megadrives

Musical Guests:

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Adam WarRock

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Tribe One

In case you’re semi-new to my site and wondering why I’m posting about Super Art Fight, I’m one of the owners / MC’s / design director of the thing. It is something very close to my heart that I absolutely love, and if you ever get the chance to attend one you very much should.

 

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The world may never know.

Don’t worry, the cat is okay.

Kickstarter Will Be Shoved In Your Face Until Preorders Improve

Still happening! For just $10 you get a digital copy of the book, and for $25 you get the book and, if we raise another $800 or so, a poster AND a digital copy of the book. To be honest, I’m so busy at work I haven’t had much time to shout to Reddit, BoingBoing, and wherever else I can think of about the project so if you have a chance to share it on the forums, blogs, and social medias you visit I would consider that as much of a gesture as supporting it with money. Please and thanks!

I also just added a new reward level, for $40 you get 2 copies of the book. I’ve overdone it with the exclamation points today, but I’m pretty excited about that. Hope you are too.

Otakon This Weekend

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More details available at Super Art Fight dot com!

 

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Like I said in 640, our show at Awesome Con was pretty amazing. Steve McBarnes was kind enough to post videos of the first two (of a total of 3) rounds, so here they are! The second round featured Michael Bracco and Noelle “Gingerhaze” Stevenson, and you’re about to be blown away by how awesome it gets. Seriously art fighting at it’s best.

Round 1

End of Round 1, Beginning Round 2

Round 3

If you’re ever at a Super Art Fight show, take video. We love when we find this stuff.

 

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Whee!

Oh man, a lot of things, you guys!

Hey Pennsylvania Peeps

This weekend I’ll be a guest at the Comic Geek Speak Super Show in Reading, PA. If ONE of you just comes by and says hey that would be amazing. Details here »

Super Art Fight + ThinkGeek

We’re doing a Super Art Fight show with the gang at ThinkGeek on May 4th (“May The Fourth”, the geekiest day of the year) at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA. It’s gonna be a dope-ass motha of a show!

If you’ve never been to a Super Art Fight (seriously where have you been?) it’s a competitive, improvised, live action, geeky art competition. If that doesn’t have your attention, why are you reading this?

TICKETS AND MORE DETAILS HERE »

Super Art Fight: The Book

We are doing one of them Kickstarter things. Specifically, it’s a book all about Super Art Fight called SUPER ART FIGHT: “THE GREATEST LIVE ART COMPILATION IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE. It will feature:

  • Comics
  • A collection of our poster art
  • original illustrations by our roster
  • collaborative “MEGA TOPIC” illustrations
  • Wheel of Death illustrations
  • Anecdotes, Show notes and so much more

Not only is it gonna be a fun book, but there’s fun prizes like custom original artwork from our team, exclusive t-shirts, and all of it goes to help make Super Art Fight superer.

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The System 626: Exasturbation

I’m still deciding if I’m really going to make the next comic about “procrasturbation”. Also, thanks to Systemics Marty and Grace for help figuring out how to write this one. I can’t say it took the whole month but I was a little stuck.

Super Art Fight at the Black Cat on February 22nd!

In an ongoing effort to pretend to be a rock star, the Super Art Fight crew (including myself) is playing a show in Washington, DC at the legendary Black Cat rock club! I couldn’t be more excited. February 22nd, 9:30pm doors, $12 tickets, all ages. More details and info on preorders here.

I’m talking about comics and stuff in Baltimore!

I’m giving a talk called “How Comics Can Make Us Better Designers” to the web/design/development community in Baltimore as part of “Refresh Baltimore” on February 26th. It’ll be based upon but a revised and awesomer version of the talk I gave at Refresh last fall. It’s free. You should come! Here’s the EventBrite. Here’s the other details.

I’d love to see some Systemics in the crowd, and I’ll have time to answer all the questions people have on design and comics and stuff. Let me know if you can make it!

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Here’s a time lapse of the show thanks to @apreche (of Geek Nights):

And our own Brandon Chalmers flipping a table for charity:

If you like that and are ANYWHERE NEAR LA, please for the love of g-d and all that is holy come to our LA show at Nerdmelt on the 19th!

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This morning was kinda weird and fun, I got to Baltimore and be on the 98 Rock morning show promoting tomorrow’s big Super Art Fight show at The Ottobar (tickets still available!). They had on the show all morning guest Darrel Hammond from SNL fame, and he was a great sport when I put him on the spot to say “WHEEL OF DEATH” in his Don Pardo voice. What you can’t hear in this bit is that we were FREAKING OUT because being on morning radio isn’t exactly something we’d done before, but I think we handled it pretty well.

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Welcome to the second installment of “Ask Rossmom”, where people write in and my mother (yes, my actual mother) answers your queries about life, the universe, and everything! If you like it after reading this one, and want your own questions answered by my mom, write them to systemcomic@gmail.com, subject line “Ask Rossmom”. The second one comes from @Alli893:

Dear Rossmom,

When Rosscott first told you about Super Art Fight, what did you imagine it to be? Were you at all concerned about him turning to violence?

Also, baby pictures of Rosscott would be superb! (He’s gonna kill me for even asking!)

-Allison

Allison, that’s a good question.

When Ross told me he was involved, actually immersed, in SuperArtFight, my first thought was–well, he does know tae-kwando so I guess that might help.  But, if it’s just go and beat somebody up, no holds barred, that gave me pause.  After all, he’s my son!!!!!

He wasn’t brought up to be violent.  Even w/the use of words, he knows better than to sink to the level of four-letter words.  (Yes, I know he uses them in The System, but I realize that it’s sometimes necessary to get his point across, although I’m still not sure why it’s necessary.  And, he certainly knows much, much, much, much, much…..better than to use them around me.)

Then when he explained the concept to me, I was lost.  I understood what he was saying but when he mentioned, “The Wheel of Death”, I was really worried.  Really seemed rather violent.

But, once we went to one and experienced it, I felt relieved.  My son was explaining the fighting  (and he is excellent at doing that), not actually fighting and no blood was involved.  (Of course, being a super comic artist in his own right, he could easily attack and win, I’ve no doubt.  And, I would be ok w/that.)

If you haven’t seen one, it’s something that is total entertainment and shouldn’t be missed.  And, this coming from an ‘old’ person, says something.  (Not that we ‘old’ people don’t understand fun stuff.  We are w/it too!–sometimes more than you ‘young whippersnappers’.)

Baby pictures of Ross–there are a ton (and, I mean a ton!).  He was a very photographic baby/kid (and still is)–long eyelashes, always smiling, total ham (well, the Kosher version) for the camera.

Ross said he would rather include some pictures rather than my totally embarrassing him (and I certainly have a few that would definitely make him go hide in a corner and cut off all human contact:)

Hope that answers your questions.

ROSS’ NOTE: I can’t find any quick pictures of me as a baby, but here’s two that are embarassing, and I think that’s the point. Left, me doing some dance pretending a cane is a trombone or something? The batman pajamas are key, and I think that’s a Ren and Stimpy t-shirt. Right, me and Rossmom at the Grand Canyon. Notice her shirt:

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