May.13.13 at 08:15 pm

Click above for the album's official site

Majora's Mask was another of my favorite N64 games as a kid. People seem to have very mixed opinions on the title, but the overwhelming sense of unease and despair really got to me. The soundtrack was a big part of conveying that mood, from the sorrowful giants' theme to the way Clocktown's theme grew more desperate over time.

So I was pretty damn excited when I found out about this remix album, which recreates some of the more iconic music from the game with a more modern and orchestral sound. Terrible Fate is probably my favorite, with its incorporation of the song of healing and that damn mask salesman's creepy laugh. But I love the whole album, and it's really brought me back to how it felt to play this game as a kid.

It's also FREE! Though if you can, this guy definitely deserves support.
It's just the first of a planned series, and I can't friggin' wait for the next installment. Maybe it'll come sooner if he gets enough funding? But regardless, Time's End is a great product by itself.

Terrible faaaaaaaaate~
May.06.13 at 10:55 am


Neil Voss is a mysterious and illusive creature.
Back in 1997, a game called Tetrisphere was released for the N64. While the word "tetris" doesn't generally intimate badassness, this game was basically the coolest thing ever to me as a kid. Not only was it a fun puzzle game, but it had a kind of dark and ambient mood. Also there were robots. But most importantly, its music was the flippin' best. Tracks like Manic Drum Mix and Phony stayed in my head for years until I finally found a game rip. (And of course, track 4 of KB is named for Phony).
This soundtrack is still one of my favorite albums to work to. I never get bored of rocking out to it, and it's just perfect for keeping me pumped without distracting me with lyrics.

Later I discovered that Voss also did the soundtrack for the New Tetris, another N64 game which I never played. turns out its music is also awesome.

Ever since then, I've seen occasional hints of his continued existence on the internet. He popped up in the credits of a PATV episode and I just about shit myself. He was also present on an OK GO remix album! But if you go to, you're greeted with nothing but an epileptic seizure. What exactly is this guy up to?? Does he still make any albums, or just mysterious small projects on the side? Is there any venue for informing him of how much he influenced you as a youth?? I just don't know! But I know I'll continue to keep an eye out for anything he might get up to in the future.

Apr.29.13 at 10:31 pm
I want to start a regular Monday blog post where I share some of the music that I love, because I've got SO MUCH music that I love and it demands to be shared!
It seemed reasonable to start with a soundtrack that Steffi was actually listening to back in Track 3 of the comic, as a bit of trivia!

Back in high school German class, we watched an interesting movie called Lola Rennt (called Run, Lola, Run in America). The movie is pretty great, and is basically about the butterfly effect and parallel realities.
But what really gripped me at the time was the music. The eponymous Lola spends almost the entire movie on the run, and the soundtrack matches the pace with driving techno. The lyrics are often more of a chant than singing, and... y'know what, I'm not very good at talking about music. It's just awesome.

Unfortunately, it seems impossible to buy the soundtrack digitally (though you can find old CDs on Amazon), so I just... went ahead and stuck the whole thing on Tindeck. For your earholes.

Track 9 is the one Steffi's listening to on that page, and is probably my favorite (though that's a tough call since I love the whole thing)
Mar.12.13 at 06:38 pm
Heya guys!
As I mentioned in the last comic's post, KB is going back to twice a week this week!
But since the Trenches(which I draw) and Table Titans(which I color) run on Tue/Thu, I've decided for the sake of sanity to run KB on WED/FRI instead. So there will be a new KB tomorrow! Followed by another on the fries.
Thanks for your patience everyone, and I'm excited to be picking the pace back up!
Feb.22.13 at 07:09 pm
Heya guys! Once again, I will be exhibiting in the artist alley at Emerald City Comiccon this year! If you'll be in Seattle between March 1st and 3rd, come see me at F-10!
The con floor is friggin' huge this year, so here is a helpful guide to finding me:

I'll have Volumes 1 and 2, along with original art, posters, and buttons! I also take commissions, so if you've ever wanted an original drawing of something specific it's a great time to get one!

ECCC is always one of my favorite shows, so I'm super excited to be attending once again! I'm also in the charity art book Monsters and Dames this year with this piece:

So be sure to pick up a copy from the official ECCC booth if you're there, and feel free to come by and have my sign my page if you'd like!

After the week following the con, I should have enough time to move KB back up to twice a week :) Thanks so much to everyone for your patience and understanding, and I look forward to seeing some of you in Seattle!

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