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Music for Bats [Nov. 23rd, 2011|05:18 pm]
Ming Doyle
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Hey pals, I am such a huge, huge fan of this musical project that I am going to post about it. At length. It's seriously worth a quick, casual listen, and it's downright delicious for people who are into backstory.

An album of music inspired by Batman,
his acquaintances, loves, and foes

by Maiden Names

♪ Listen to and/or purchase Alexa and Mark’s Batman-inspired album, Blackout Shades, at the Maiden Names’ Bandcamp!

♪ Learn about Alexa's inspirations and thoughts on the Dark Knight in a special installment of the Make Believers podcast!

♪ Watch the Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow music video, directed by my boyfriend Neil Cicierega, at yoursuffering.com or below:

This is a project that's been over a year in the making. Alexa is a talented visual artist as well as a gifted songwriter and singer, who happens to have an abiding interest in the cast of characters who populate Gotham.

Here's a track listing, along with who/what the songs are about:

1. Love Your Enemy (Joker)
2. American Hero (Two-Face)
3. Your Suffering (Scarecrow)
4. Stop Bleeding (Batman)
5. Blackout Shades (Alfred)
6. Come Down to Earth (Poison Ivy)
7. Eyeblack (Bruce Wayne)
8. I'm Your Bitch (Harley Quinn)
9. No Slack (Catwoman)
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Makeup and Make Believers [Mar. 16th, 2011|07:53 pm]
Ming Doyle
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Two things! First, I went off the wall bonkers for the special edition Wonder Woman themed makeup line by MAC Cosmetics, featuring product art by the amazing Mike Allred of Madman fame. So bonkers, in fact, that I felt compelled to show off my purchases and demonstrate my favorite look from the collection. Silly, I am aware! But all in great fun. I am a fan.

Second, I've started a podcast with my good friend and occasional cosplay cohort, Alexa Rose! If you're a fan of art, esoteric minutiae, ghost stories, hijinks, and all other manner of bizarre topics, please give Make Believers a listen!

*** Make Believers is also on iTunes, if that's how you prefer to catch your podcasts. :)
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NYCC '09 à la ming. [Feb. 12th, 2009|02:11 pm]
Ming Doyle
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[Current Music |brian eno - the big ship]

hey, who wants to see some comic books and people in crazy outfits?

watch out! here's a super duper image heavy recap of my time at the new york comic con!Collapse )

for more precious moments, check out my only slightly more comprehensive facebook album of the event!

thanks to everyone who took the time to speak with me and hang out, however briefly. my only regret about this con was that i wasn't able to meet up with more of the amazing people i know were in attendance. next year i promise to sprout an extra pair of mutant gams with which to track you all down more efficiently.
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hourly comic day 2009! [Feb. 2nd, 2009|02:05 am]
Ming Doyle
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[Current Music |david bowie - always crashing in the same car]

this year i tried my hand at hourly comic day for the first time and i think it's safe to say that i definitely bit off more than i could ever hope to chew. still, it was good practice and pretty fun.

featuring guest semi-appearances by brandon bird, alexa rose, trapezzoid and oxboxer!

comics! hourly comics here, some for every hour! extra image intensity!Collapse )
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GETCHER T-SHIRTS! [Sep. 9th, 2008|10:07 am]
Ming Doyle
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[Current Music |jethro tull - it's breaking me up]

★ as some of you may know, mr. brandon bird is undeniably a painter of great might, but did you know that he is also a fashionisto of the highest order? in fact, mr. bird is so hip to style that he even offers his own line of the finest quality couture t-shirts for sale online and enjoyment in real life!

it has been my great pleasure and boundlessly elegant privilege to both model and own a selection of said pieces in the past, and i really can't stress enough how much every gal (or fella!) oughtta have a birdtee or three in the old dresser drawer.

but don't just take my word for it. come see the timeless beauty of birdtees for yourself!Collapse )

and as a special treat, here's a photograph that mr. neil cicierega took of me wearing that last t-shirt way back when we were in 1937.Collapse )

★ on an unrelated note, i've recently acquired a paid account, and with it the ability to upload up to 105 icons. alas, i've uploaded but 7! if you have any favorite places to find fun icons, please do share the wealth. i can't make 98 more icons all on my own. i just can't!

★ and lastly, my darling friend lex has started up a deviantart account. if you like harry potter or the dark knight, you might be interested in keeping an eye on it. :)
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all conned out. [Apr. 25th, 2008|03:04 pm]
Ming Doyle
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man. the last few weeks have been pretty stressful and busy for me, but one really bright spot was visiting my pal alexa and playing some of the most intense dress-up of my life with her at nerd prom '08. she also took most of these photos since my memory card crapped out at the last second. thanks, lex! me hate you the worst.

on friday we were death & delirium from the sandman.Collapse )

on saturday we were the world's worstest, bizzara & batzarra!Collapse )

and of course there were many other strange and wonderful sights to behold.Collapse )

sunday we dressed like normal people and had a perfectly lovely time.

...and that's a con!

edit: ah, and how could i forget! on saturday we got to meet sean murphy and dustin nguyen and lurk around them in the artists' alley for a bit. they both took the time to look at my portfolio and say generally encouraging things despite the bevy of fanpeople fighting for their attention and merchandise. two deeply talented guys, and about as nice as they get!
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bat-ming and mountain man. [Dec. 8th, 2007|07:03 pm]
Ming Doyle
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as a reward for coming in second in project: rooftop's second fights, flights & tights contest, mike maihack drew an amazing picture of ming-batgirl for me! i am vengeance's girl friday, whoo!

and here's a silly gmail IM convo i had with brandon earlier tonight;

the legend of tom welling.Collapse )
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new art! [Sep. 19th, 2007|06:05 pm]
Ming Doyle
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[Current Music |brian eno - taking tiger mountain]

some sci-fi villain sketches based on my pal lex, who as her name suggests would make quite a great fictional science-villain.

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