Second Hishgraphics Book In The Works

29 December 2005 | Hisham | |
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - After The Flesh

Many moons after the release of The Secret Library, I've now finished writing a 12 page children's book, a much simpler one this time. It's about a child that imagines camping out on his or her bed with a blanket. There will be rhyming. There will be animals. And the best part is the idea hit me after playing make-believe campout on the bed with a blanket.

Still have to revise the text and proofread before I start illustrating and laying out the book.

So.... anyone knows what rhymes with "sasquatch"?

Another Fallen Comrade?

27 December 2005 | Hisham | | ACS Memories
January 13 Update: A follow up to the contents of this entry can be found here.

I checked this blog's statistics this morning. Hits from search engines are always fun, because you'd never know what random composition of words that make up the searchstring on a search engine can lead someone to an entry on this blog.


This Blog Is Worth...

21 December 2005 | Hisham | |

My blog is worth $4,516.32.
How much is your blog worth?

Now show me the money! Show me the money!!!!!


Mini Reviews: Pulp, Supers and Lemurs

20 December 2005 | Hisham | | Movie Review

So the other day I borrowed some DVDs from Awie. Why didn't I buy them? Cause I'm a cheapskate. Here are three movies I saw over the last couple of days and some of my thoughts on it. I saw the first movie in the cinema... twice. I missed the second and the third.


A Writing Gig?

19 December 2005 | Hisham | | Recent News, Role Playing Games
I wouldn't have thought it possible a year ago. Heck, I would have scoffed at the idea 3 months ago, but upon browsing the RPG.Net Freelancing Forum recently, I decided to answer a call for freelance writers, instead of illustrators.

I submitted the text for the Net.Guide to Spleens to the person in charge and hoped for the best. After a flurry of e-mails, I was tasked to write 2 articles for a book which will be released next spring. The tone of the short write-ups would be akin to that of the Twilight Zone or Twin Peaks, or like Grant Morrison's The Invisibles (A great comic. Go out and read it if you haven't.) The job isn't a earth-shattering one, nor does it pay much but it would be my first professional writing gig, and as they say my foot at the door.

The company I'm writing for is Abstract Nova, publisher of the Heaven and Earth RPG. Here's hoping I get more writing gigs.


NASA Faked Moon Landing - The Proof!

16 December 2005 | Hisham | | Trawling The Net
There has been quite a lot of debate about NASA faking the moon landings. It even has its own Wikipedia page, quite extensively written. For details on the moon landing hoaxes and their rebuttals.

But here it is in its full glory: the real deal. Once you visit this website, read the text and view the photographs, you will be convinced that NASA did stage an elaborate hoax for sinister purposes.

Click here to witness the proof of this heinous conspiracy.


Into the Wardrobe: A Narnia Review

13 December 2005 | Hisham | | Movie Review
So I saw The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe last Friday, right after Friday prayers at GSC 1 Utama. I wasn't disappointed. It was exactly as I expected it.

I expected the story to be somewhat thin because the book is in fact thin compared to the other fantasy series written by author C.S. Lewis's contemporary and peer (J. R. R. Tolkien if you don't know). Narnia in the entire first book wasn't quite fleshed out as Middle Earth was in the first 2 chapters of Fellowship of the Ring.


South Park Portrait

10 December 2005 | Hisham | | Friends, Humour
Brem posted an entry which reminded me of something I posted in the ACS Sitiawan Forums last March. A Flash South Park portrait generator! Appears to be Version 2.0 now. You can access the page from Brem's link as the link in the ACS Forums now also points to the new location. Check out more pictures at Brem's page and in the ACS thread.

Here's me in March:

I broke the dam.

Tomorrow's Evolution Freebie

06 December 2005 | Hisham | | Role Playing Games
The Game Mechanics

The Game Mechanics have a freebie pdf for Future Player's Companion: Tomorrow's Evolution role playing game supplement named Future Pharma, from the chapter on drugs and pharmaceuticals in a science-fiction setting. Four of my artwork are also featured in the free pdf.

Download it at Free Samples section at the FPC page here.

Additionally, Marc Schmaltz has added me to the contributors roster at The Game Mechanics. The spelling errors on the bio there are all my fault for typing too fast. I've sent an email to Marc with the corrections.

Tee hee. (blush) Joins A Webring

05 December 2005 | Hisham | |
Not much sales happening at Hishgraphics Publications, so I'm currently trying out by using another internet marketing tool, a webring. More precisely, the eBooks 4 Kids webring. You can check out the link at the bottom of the index page of, although our status with the webring is still pending. I'll update this post when the ringmaster's reviewed Hishgraphics and approved us.

UPDATE (5 pm, Dec 6): We've been approved! Our link is in the Webring hub at the link above.

Earlier today, I finally succeeded registering with eBay to see if I can sell other stuff there while passively marketing Hishgraphics Publications there... unfortunately to register as a Seller I need a credit card.

Now I have to look into getting one, for the sole purpose of being an online merchant.



Illustration Friday: Blue

04 December 2005 | Hisham | | Artwork
Here's an Illustration Friday piece with the subject title of "blue". The young lady, bathed in blue light, is also feeling a little blue. Click on the thumbnail to view larger image.


A quick and dirty Photoshop painting; no photo references (and it shows... danged shadows in the wrong places). Time taken: About 45 minutes.

Family Circus Meets Cthulhu

03 December 2005 | Hisham | | Humour, Trawling The Net

Via Boing Boing, I've discovered a bunch of Family Circus comics at the Accordion Guy's blog that has H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos captions placed on it. These are very humourous if you've read Lovecraft and put them into context with the Family Circus. But there was one hilarious Family Circus comic posted anonymously in the comments section that really made me chuckle out loud. (See below.)


Stargate Atlantis on TV2 tonight

01 December 2005 | Hisham | | Misc Sci-Fi, TV
Stargate Atlantis is on TV2 Thurdsay nights at 9.00 pm. It started 2 weeks ago with the two-part pilot episode "The Rising".

Score one for sci-fi television on Malaysian TV. The last time a Stargate was on it was the fourth season of Stargate SG-1, probably 3 or 4 years ago on TV3, so I'm guessing anyone who has a passing interest in it would miss out on Daniel's ascendancy (and back), Jonas Quinn, Anubis, alliance with the Asgard, the new Earth warship Prometheus and the X-302 fighters, and the Battle of Antartica that led to the discovery of the Zero Point Module and the DHD coordinates that enabled the Cheyenne Mountain Stargate to open a wormhole to Stargate at the Ancient city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy.

Beware of Spoilers!