Boss Blog of the Month: Nataliedee.com baby!

Boss [baws, bos]

-adjective
1. exemplifies a unique quality; awesome; incredible
2.   An expression from the mid 1950s, which fell from favor by the early 1960s….until now...

When I was introduced to Natalie Dee, I wanted to hug her. Granted, we were not formally introduced and to digress from creepy status, I can tell you one thing – she is a satirical comic genius who totally digs Wu Tang.

I bet you want to hug her now too.

Nataliedee.com has become my daily affirmations – not necessarily by definition. Through her comics she expresses her real life encounters, vulnerabilities, conversations and of course, her addiction to diet coke. Browsing through her unique art you may even think to yourself, “maybe I’m not the only one with a screw loose…there really is someone else who enjoys Turban Tuesday.”

And over the past couple of years, I have come to realize that her comics serve a dual purpose. Because Natalie Dee is seemingly well rounded, her comics come in handy for any and all human exchanges (use of comic’s impact is likely greater if you are at a loss for words). I have created real fictional instances below in hopes that you will recognize why Natalie Dee is so BOSS.

Are you in an altercation?

Instead of lying down like a coward in the fetal position, use this little gem.   Your nemesis will walk away out of mere confusion. This is also an ideal time to holler, “Booyah!”

Do you own a cat?

Me either. So if you find yourself surrounded by cat lovers in deep conversation about LOLz…attempt to relate.


Did your sister-in-law just get pregnant?

Nothing will express your excitement more than a rainbow.

Are you running late for work?

Turtles are slow’ how could your boss ever refute that one?

Are you awkward?

This one is great for the time you held the door open for a complete stranger and they proceeded to call you “awkward.” You turn-around and you show them awkward…

Not into politics?

There will never be a winner of a political debate held down the street at your local pub…until you prance in the door.

Enjoy the Moutain Dew/Nerd combo?

Dew the dew bra! That’s all I really have to say about this one.

Did you make a bad decision?

While explaining the situation to your parents, ease the mood with a cupcake. Hey, it could always be worse…

Overwhelmed by technology trends?

No need to worry your pretty little head about it. Reply to the office email about iPhone 4 discrepancies with this farcical treasure’ Nutella does wonders my friends.

Do you like adorable creatures?

When saying it in words won’t do you justice, this princess works for all occasions.

Want more Natalie Dee?

Like her on Facebook

Follow her on Twitter

Say hi to her friends over at Toothpaste for Dinner, Married to the Sea and Superpoop

Buy her prints on a T-shirt

Friday Fun Post: NERDS AND GEEKS ONLY.

Guys, do you know what today is? No, it is not just Friday, July 23rd. It is COMIC-CON!

For those not in the know (even though the title of this post specifically says for nerds and geeks only), San Diego Comic-Con kicked off yesterday. SDCC is the largest and most amazing comic convention and is the dream vacation for almost every nerd in the world.

The meat of the convention actually happens during Saturday and Sunday, though today is the big film festival, portfolio review, and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

No, I am NOT at the convention this year. I am simply too busy doing awesome things for awesome clients at the moment. However, I am keeping constant tabs on what is going on in the geek-o-sphere. For this edition of Friday Fun Post, I am providing a list of the best ways to keep track of the awesomesauce-ness of SDCC.

UGO.com
One of my personal favorite sources for the latest news.  Because of UGO, I heard the exciting news that there will be an Avatar sequel.   (I’m not talking about that movie with the smurfs.)

Comic Vine
One of the best sources for comic news is now one of the best sources for Comic-Con news.   They feature a feed of their Twitter accounts with real-time updates and there are forums to jump into when the news feed slows or takes a break between sessions. I am in love with them.

IGN
Looks like big boy IGN is doing a full-court press on the convention. They have their news split up so that you can find what your main interest is and go after it. This is a rad feed for anyone who is not super geeky but is interested in what is going on.

GameSpot
You have got to give props to GameSpot’s coverage of the gaming side of SDCC. They are doing interviews, posting trailers, and they even have a live camera feed. If you love the PS3 over the Xbox 360, then you can filter the updates based on your platform preference.

Topless Robot
Rob is the man behind Topless Robot and he has decided to blog about his adventure at SDCC in his typical snarky fashion.   For a guy running his own blog, he is actually providing more useful information than WIRED.

ScreenRant
If you are more interested into the movie/film side of what’s taking place at Comic-Con, ScreenRant is doing an excellent job of posting news and trailers at rapid fire. Bust out the snacks and watch enough videos to waste your day.

G4
G4 is actually filming live from SDCC, so get your fill this weekend. But, if you don’t have cable or if you won’t be in front of a television, definitely check out their online live feed of what is going on at the different panels.

If following websites is a little overwhelming, make sure you use the power of   searching Twitter.   Or, even better, follow SDCC updates on Tumblr:

  1. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/SDCC
  2. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/comic-con

My final recommendation is the one and only YouTube where screenings, trailers, previews, interviews, and everything else is up for watching:   Comic-Con on Youtube.

That’s the list of awesome I have for you kids today. Before I take off, I want to leave you all with a gift. That’s right, a breakdown/preview of the new animated amazingness of Young Justice:

(Oh, and I would like to brag that I got see “Batman: Under the Red Hood” before it’s release and yes, I will in fact be seeing an advance screening of   “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”)