Adam Tisdale Designs

Adam Tisdale Designs

comics, video games, and other important things. Plus a lovely helping of Graphic Design and drawings and stuff. I probably would get more followers if I posted more naked men.

The new look of Adam Tisdale design 
I have decided to get my shit together and finish my portfolio.  Even though I am not actively looking for a new job, it is always good to have something up-to-date to show potential freelance clients.  So to mark the occasion, I have decided to once again rebrand myself.  Hopefully this lettermark will be current/cool enough to last longer than a year…I actually spent a decent amount of time focusing different concepts, sketching, and coloring the different ideas I had to find something that I think hold some longevity.  
Blerg, lemmee know what you think. 

The new look of Adam Tisdale design 

I have decided to get my shit together and finish my portfolio.  Even though I am not actively looking for a new job, it is always good to have something up-to-date to show potential freelance clients.  So to mark the occasion, I have decided to once again rebrand myself.  Hopefully this lettermark will be current/cool enough to last longer than a year…I actually spent a decent amount of time focusing different concepts, sketching, and coloring the different ideas I had to find something that I think hold some longevity.  

Blerg, lemmee know what you think. 

What’s your routine going to be?

Dietwise, my diet is staying pretty much the same for the first two meals of the day.  The biggest change will be dinner, where I will just be eating protein and veggies as opposed to the carbs I was eating before.  I am cutting my calories down to a deficit which I obviously haven’t been doing while bulking.  I guess I am going to avoid protein supplements as well, and stick with whole food sources, because I don’t need the macro buffer.

Exercisewise, I will be adding an hour of walking mid day to my routine, and doubling the cardio I do after work at the gym.  I had been spending about an hour on weights and half an hour of cardio so I am going to flop it  and spend more time on the track/doing sprints/etc.  I plan on lowering the weight I do and add more reps and sets, but I am so paranoid about losing strength, especially with me eating less protein in a day.   So I guess I will play that by ear.  

Boyfriend and I have been going on night walks now that it is nice out so that is a big help too.  I really find that for me to lose fat walking every day does so much more than just by high intensity cardio.  

I have actually put on a bit of muscle once I really sat down and reevaluated my macros/started packing my lunch, and this is the first cut I have done in a long while, so I am very curious about the results.   

So I am 24 now

In the last year I have:

  • Started working out 5-6 days a week
  • Started eating a lot cleaner 
  • Got my first big boy job working as a graphic designer for the international programs at the University of Iowa
  • Made several good new friends, and continued to date the hubba hubba man o mine without any major (or minor really) hiccups
  • And nearly finished watching Fringe (still in season 4).

as a result of these actions I have:

  • Lost 40lbs 
  • Went down two inches in waist size
  • Reduced my workplace stress to about zero
  • got to dedicate a bunch of time to improving and discovering my craft
  • Finally began the path to a better internal and external image of myself.  

Hopefully this year is just as productive. 

Hey Y’all, sorry I have been gone for a long while

But I have been entirely busy and stressed with work, and even more busy and stressed out with a long string of interviews, which has led me to this news alert.

I have gotten myself a new job!

Not only a job, but a big boy job with a salary and benefits and all.  I turned in my final paperwork today, and I am now officially the Graphic Designer of the International Program at the University of Iowa.  I only have eight days left at my current hellhole, and I couldn’t be more excited. 

It feels like I am finally becoming an adult, even though I have been out of school for over a year and a half. I get my own cubicle and my own big computer, and my own intern.  Hopefully this means I can keep my actual blog updated a lot more too.  Thanks for all of the positive vibes y’all be sending me, they finally paid off. 

Personal Business Cards Round Two.  

After some great feedback, I have reeled it in and made some much needed edits.  Here are the lovely results, with some added bonus colors.  

As always, critique is welcome and appreciated!

This is my new resume, which I think is much better than my last.  Can y’all proof read for me/hire me and give me work.

Thanks.
xoxox

This is my new resume, which I think is much better than my last.  Can y’all proof read for me/hire me and give me work.

Thanks.

xoxox

I am trying to quickly make my portfolio better so I can get jobs, but as I don’t have actual clients, I am just frantically trying to create pretty stuff.

Comics For Sale

colorlust:

So I finally got around to organizing all of my comics and sorting out what ones I am not really, truly in love with to sell to the masses of tumblr and the internet in general to save up some money to pay for my exciting, high risk lifestyle I currently dream of living.  

I may set up an ebay page sometime this week, but for now I am just keeping it loose.

All of the issue have been read once or twice, and will come bagged and boarded, and shipped whichever method you wanna get at.  If anyone is interested just send me a message and we shall do this first come basis.  Prices are negotiable, but I tried to keep them low, low, low for all of you lovelies.  

I want these comics to find a nice home that will treasure them, or at least read them twice.  And if you don’t want anything here, but could help by reblogging or anything of that sort, I would greatly appreciate it!  Tis the season for giving (and selling and money making)!

Fear Itself: fearsome four  1-4 $4.00
Fear Itself  1-7 $12.00
Heroes for Hire  1-12,SpI,.1$18.00
New Avengers 39-49 $13.00
Inhumans  1-5 $8.00
War of Kings Ascension  1-5 $8.00
War of Kings   1-6 $10.00
War of King Extras  SI, WWR, W1-2 $6.00
Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard  1-5 $7.00
Ultimate Avengers  1-6 $10.00
Ultimate Avengers 2 1-6 $10.00
Ultimate Avengers 3  1-6 $10.00
The Heroic Age: Age of Heroes  1-4 $4.00
Black Panther  39-41 $6.00
Secret Warriors  2-13 $10.00
Shadowland 1-5 $7.00
Hawkeye & Mockingbird 1-6 $6.00
Annihilators  1-4 $8.00
Agents of Atlas 1-5 $8.00
Atlas 1-5 $8.00
Siege Embedded 1-4 $5.00
Siege oneshots CA, ASM,Loki,FS $10.00
Gorilla-Man + The Uranian  1-3 $6.00
Agents of Atlas VS X1-2, A1,2,4 $8.00
Prelude to Schism 1-4 $8.00
Deadpool 16-18 $5.00
Very Random Wolverine Combo $10.00
Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates 1-6 $12.00
Dark Reign the List ASM,X, A, DD, DW  $9.00
Secret Invasion the Amazing Spider-man  1-3 $5.00
Jackpot 1-3 $6.00
The Return of Bruce Wayne  1-6 $12.00
Web of Spider-man  1-5 $7.00
Bat-girl 1-7 $9.00
Anti-venom New Ways to live 1-3 $4.00
Dark Reign: Mr. Negative 1-3 $4.00
Black Widow  1-5 $6.00
The Guild  1-3 $5.00
Nemesis  1-4 $6.00
Wolverine First Class 1-21 $10.00
Mighty Avengers 12-20 $12.00
Ender’s Game & Ender’s Shadow 1,2,3,5 & 1,2,3,4 $10.00
House of M: Civil War 1-4 $4.00
Nova 23-28,31-36 $17.00

Feel free to send a message if you have any questions or concerns!

UPDATE: I have returned home from the holiday travels and am back in business.  I think I have figured out the shipping business, so things will get moving this week!

Workout worked out

So I finally got my scheduling right to allow me to start working out with my coworker.  Aaaaaand he kicked my ass tonight.  He asked me, “you haven’t worked out for a couple years, right?” and I responded, “or ever?” Because my own and off again, run a few miles three times a year shenanigans don’t really qualify as working out.  

We only did free weights, and we did them in the big scary room at my school’s rec center, where everyone was so incredibly buff that I know they all just constantly judged me and my plops.  Where do people who aren’t in shape work out because everyone in this 5 level complex were very far out of my range of body. 

I know that everyone has to start somewhere, but the whole thing is very frustrating.  I just feel like I will never catch up, which makes me want to not even start and blah blah blah.  To top it off, I know my body will me immobile tomorrow, and I have to work open to close again.

So in conclusion, this post was supposed to show how excited I am to have someone training me, but quickly fell off that road and into the well of misery and self doubt…..

Comics For Sale

colorlust:

So I finally got around to organizing all of my comics and sorting out what ones I am not really, truly in love with to sell to the masses of tumblr and the internet in general to save up some money to pay for my exciting, high risk lifestyle I currently dream of living.  

I may set up an ebay page sometime this week, but for now I am just keeping it loose.

All of the issue have been read once or twice, and will come bagged and boarded, and shipped whichever method you wanna get at.  If anyone is interested just send me a message and we shall do this first come basis.  Prices are negotiable, but I tried to keep them low, low, low for all of you lovelies.  

I want these comics to find a nice home that will treasure them, or at least read them twice.  And if you don’t want anything here, but could help by reblogging or anything of that sort, I would greatly appreciate it!  Tis the season for giving (and selling and money making)!

Fear Itself: fearsome four  1-4 $4.00
Fear Itself  1-7 $12.00
Heroes for Hire  1-12,SpI,.1$18.00
New Avengers 39-49 $13.00
Inhumans  1-5 $8.00
War of Kings Ascension  1-5 $8.00
War of Kings   1-6 $10.00
War of King Extras  SI, WWR, W1-2 $6.00
Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard  1-5 $7.00
Ultimate Avengers  1-6 $10.00
Ultimate Avengers 2 1-6 $10.00
Ultimate Avengers 3  1-6 $10.00
The Heroic Age: Age of Heroes  1-4 $4.00
Ultimate Comics Spider-man  6-15 $10.00
Black Panther  39-41 $6.00
Secret Warriors  2-13 $10.00
Shadowland 1-5 $7.00
Hawkeye & Mockingbird 1-6 $6.00
Annihilators  1-4 $8.00
Agents of Atlas 1-5 $8.00
Atlas 1-5 $8.00
Siege Embedded 1-4 $5.00
Siege oneshots CA, ASM,Loki,FS $10.00
Gorilla-Man + The Uranian  1-3 $6.00
Agents of Atlas VS X1-2, A1,2,4 $8.00
Prelude to Schism 1-4 $8.00
Deadpool 16-18 $5.00
Very Random Wolverine Combo $10.00
Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates 1-6 $12.00
Dark Reign the List ASM,X, A, DD, DW  $9.00
Secret Invasion the Amazing Spider-man  1-3 $5.00
Jackpot 1-3 $6.00
The Return of Bruce Wayne  1-6 $12.00
Web of Spider-man  1-5 $7.00
Bat-girl 1-7 $9.00
Anti-venom New Ways to live 1-3 $4.00
Dark Reign: Mr. Negative 1-3 $4.00
Black Widow  1-5 $6.00
The Guild  1-3 $5.00
Ultimate Mystery  1-4 $4.00
Ultimate Enemy 1-4 $4.00
Ultimate Doom  1-4 $4.00
Nemesis  1-4 $6.00
Wolverine First Class 1-21 $10.00
Mighty Avengers 12-20 $12.00
Ender’s Game & Ender’s Shadow 1,2,3,5 & 1,2,3,4 $10.00
House of M: Civil War 1-4 $4.00
Nova 23-28,31-36 $17.00

Feel free to send a message if you have any questions or concerns!

Comics For Sale

So I finally got around to organizing all of my comics and sorting out what ones I am not really, truly in love with to sell to the masses of tumblr and the internet in general to save up some money to pay for my exciting, high risk lifestyle I currently dream of living.  

I may set up an ebay page sometime this week, but for now I am just keeping it loose.

All of the issue have been read once or twice, and will come bagged and boarded, and shipped whichever method you wanna get at.  If anyone is interested just send me a message and we shall do this first come basis.  Prices are negotiable, but I tried to keep them low, low, low for all of you lovelies.  

I want these comics to find a nice home that will treasure them, or at least read them twice.  And if you don’t want anything here, but could help by reblogging or anything of that sort, I would greatly appreciate it!  Tis the season for giving (and selling and money making)!

Fear Itself: fearsome four  1-4 $4.00
Fear Itself  1-7 $12.00
Heroes for Hire  1-12,SpI,.1$18.00
New Avengers 39-49 $13.00
Inhumans  1-5 $8.00
War of Kings Ascension  1-5 $8.00
War of Kings   1-6 $10.00
War of King Extras  SI, WWR, W1-2 $6.00
Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard  1-5 $7.00
Ultimate Avengers  1-6 $10.00
Ultimate Avengers 2 1-6 $10.00
Ultimate Avengers 3  1-6 $10.00
The Heroic Age: Age of Heroes  1-4 $4.00
Ultimate Comics Spider-man  6-15 $10.00
Black Panther  39-41 $6.00
Secret Warriors  2-13 $10.00
Shadowland 1-5 $7.00
Hawkeye & Mockingbird 1-6 $6.00
Annihilators  1-4 $8.00
Agents of Atlas 1-5 $8.00
Atlas 1-5 $8.00
Siege Embedded 1-4 $5.00
Siege oneshots CA, ASM,Loki,FS $10.00
Gorilla-Man + The Uranian  1-3 $6.00
Agents of Atlas VS X1-2, A1,2,4 $8.00
Prelude to Schism 1-4 $8.00
Deadpool 16-18 $5.00
Very Random Wolverine Combo $10.00
Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates 1-6 $12.00
Dark Reign the List ASM,X, A, DD, DW  $9.00
Secret Invasion the Amazing Spider-man  1-3 $5.00
Jackpot 1-3 $6.00
The Return of Bruce Wayne  1-6 $12.00
Web of Spider-man  1-5 $7.00
Bat-girl 1-7 $9.00
Anti-venom New Ways to live 1-3 $4.00
Dark Reign: Mr. Negative 1-3 $4.00
Black Widow  1-5 $6.00
The Guild  1-3 $5.00
Ultimate Mystery  1-4 $4.00
Ultimate Enemy 1-4 $4.00
Ultimate Doom  1-4 $4.00
Nemesis  1-4 $6.00
Wolverine First Class 1-21 $10.00
Mighty Avengers 12-20 $12.00
Ender’s Game & Ender’s Shadow 1,2,3,5 & 1,2,3,4 $10.00
House of M: Civil War 1-4 $4.00
Nova 23-28,31-36 $17.00

Feel free to send a message if you have any questions or concerns!

I am about to undertake the quest of

Organizing all of my comics.  I have neglected them since this semester began.  There is 100000 of them to sort.  Luckily, all of my finals are done, and I have 4 and a half seasons of Ally Mcbeal to watch.*

So by the end of the night, I may have hefty list of cheap comics for sale super cheap.  You all should bookmark my life and get excited.  As holiday time is almost upon us, cheap cheap comics are as always, great gift ideas for yourself and others.

*I am glad that I am having daily posts about Ally Mcbeal.  

So many things are coming

in the mail today.

I should be receiving:

  • Super Mario Land 3d
  • Sailor Moon Vol 2
  • Sailor V Vol2
  • Sexy wine colored corduroys
  • Sexy dark jeans 

AND on top of that, we are already 11 hours into Skyward Sword and have just gotten to the third temple in the desert. 

So I should be terribly exctied, the problem being, I have class and work until 8 tonight.  I leave in half an hour and won’t be home for 10 more to do these wonderful things.  Plus, I shouldn’t even be doing wonderful things, because there are three more weeks of school and I should be schooling.  And doing my Zelda art.

Hard life dude, hard life.  

Moving Day

So this Sunday was moving day.  I basically moved across the parking lot, back into the place I had lived the year before, so it wasn’t that terrible of a move physically.  However, our landlord decided that it was time this weekend to add central air to the apartment that all of our stuff needed to be moved out as.  The guy who was living in my room wasn’t moving out until Sunday morning, which wasn’t a big issue, but it just meant that I had to leave my bed room stuff over at the other apartment until he was gone.  It didn’t matter anyway because Cody had to work all morning, which meant I was doing it alone.

When my ex and I broke up, we had this long conversation (during the entirety of which I was bawling) about how we would still be very good friends and that our plans wouldn’t change; we would still help each other move, let each other borrow things, etc.etc.  This being my first breakup, I was completely unaware that these are the things that you tell a person so they stop crying and leave you the fuck alone.

I had asked him to help  me move on Friday, because I knew it was going to be me by myself.  He said he would probably be around, or some vague subtext about not really wanting to help, but I would take anything I could get at that point.  So that was fine.  Sunday came along and I woke up and helped Ben, Cody’s old roommate move all of his things out along with some help from his family.  We got it all cleaned out and were just waiting for our landlord to give him the go ahead, so I decided to ask my ex again whether he would be available to help me move.  

He didn’t respond for a while, but when he did he informed me that he wouldn’t be able to help all day because he was putting his new apartment in order, which obviously is something that needs to happen, but is something that can happen at times other than the time that you already agreed to help me move.  Still, this wasn’t the end of the world.  I just ended up taking 1000 trips back and forth carrying all of my furniture and clothes and got it all one other than my large two people furniture like beds and couches.  

Once Cody got back we finished that up and helped my other old roommate move some things.  We finished this at 8:00 pm.  Still no sign of my ex to help move or clean or anything. 

So we go back to our place, and as I am unpacking I realize that somehow I had lost my sheets over the year they were in storage, and we decided to hit up the local Target to get some new ones, but as it was Sunday they were only open until 9 so we had to rush on over if I wanted to have a bed that night.

As we were walking out, Brian appears out of the apartment walking towards us, seeing us get into my car, with this severely pissed off look on his face.  He asked us where we were going, to which I explained, and then he stormed off telling us to “have fun”.  Apparently after that, he went back and called my ex roommate to tell him that we were being “fucking ridiculous” and all around terrible.

I was anxious for the whole trip to the store trying to wrap my head around what I had done that was wrong, but all I could see was someone, who wasn’t happy that things weren’t happening exactly when they were convenient to them.

We got back less than an hour later, and he and his friends had already disappeared.  They had taken out the recycling, and had thrown away a few things, but Cody, Garrett, and I had to stay for a lot longer to clean everything that needed cleaning.  I asked him when he was coming back to help, and being the mature sir he is, he just didn’t respond.

But of course it is my fault.  I am the epitome of terrible things and woe.  I just feel like there has to be some weird projection going on, because it has been like this every time we interact.  I try head over heels to be accomadating, nice, and helpful regardless of what he is saying about me to others, and it all comes back to kick me in the ass.  I don’t even know what to do, but it seems that trying to form a friendship is not going to pan out.

And as sad as that makes me feel, my new life situations make me feel a ton better than I have in a long while.  The world is funny like that.