We’re Watching You

Friends, enemies and members of the press… We’re watching you. We’ve been doing it for years but now we’re ready to shake things up a bit.  How are we going to do this in 2018? The easy way, with money. We’re gonna make it rain on some damn good artists because we’re bored and great art entertains us. Especially when it’s art tailored to our unique and exquisite tastes.

Artist Soul Entertainment has undergone some severe re-branding since it’s launch and as a part of the renewed Artist Soul experience we’re focused less on producing in house and letting some other talent take the wheel. Remember how we keep telling you guys to ‘Keep us entertained’? Well now let poppa Apple educate you on how to keep us entertained.

Enrich, Enlighten, Entertain. You must, at minimum, do any one of these three things for us with your content and we will support it. That’s no guarantee of our support but if you can do one of these three things then you’re guaranteed to get our attention. Yes, that’s right folks, we’re looking to fund some projects in any way we can. We want to throw it up for some of the sickest artists we can find!

I’m out here looking and meeting some dope artists who aren’t exactly in need of representation but I do want to show them some love. In an effort to fulfill this goal we’re going to do our best to showcase commissioned artwork from talented artists/entertainers of multiple disciplines.

We don’t really have a standard for deciding who we want to support other than asking ourselves ‘Does it entertain us?’ . So don’t get offended if we don’t want to put our backing behind your friend who draws My Little Pony: Friendship is magic porn. The point of keeping us entertained is that it entertains us and that is the only standard we will follow for giving our support to anyone.

So in order to avoid confusion, for now you can consult my deviantart saved favorites for a fairly accurate idea of what I personally look for in the art I enjoy. I can’t speak for Cronus, Lionel or Solstice but they’ll be around with their shopping lists soon enough.

If you find you don’t like our tastes then obviously you’re running with the wrong crowd here at A-Soul but the rest of you are more than welcome to stay and let them know…Keep us entertained!

Far from dead, just sleeping

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So we have a new logo! Along with it we have merchandise! Check out some of the awesome gear we’re going to be putting out for you, our favorite 10 people in the world.
http://artistsoul.bigcartel.com/

Along with the new logo we would like to share with you all some of our campaign of the last 12 months.

We’ve been busy and in order to avoid the long winded speech that follows this I’m going to give you guys the tl;dr version.

We need money to pay some artists to help us animate our passion project. We’re not assholes so we’re not looking for volunteers to promise royalties to. We’re doing everything we can to get this project off the ground financially.  You can support us in one of four ways.  Thanks ahead of time!

1) Shop here, buy lots.  A link to our BigCartel store.

2) Like, share, subscribe to all of our channels/pages.

3) Donate directly to us here– The more exorbitant the donation the better we can make it.

4) Click this link for porn– This is real, we’re not lying to you. In order to make sure that our project is always in the black, Poison decided to sell his body on the internet. You can watch him do all kinds of filth or not, we just need you to click the link so that we can collect the royalties. Thanks Pornhub for being an indirect sponsor!

Otherwise, the tl;dr version is below this for those who want to read it all but the point is that even if we don’t get very much funding we’re still going to do this. Once there is enough money to keep the lights on and put a roof over the head of our only full time in-house artist then the show will go on.

Thanks for reading, keep us entertained!

Das Manifesto

Socially Aware Asshole

Of late people have become more socially aware. This is wonderful. People all around me are becoming aware of some of the injustices that we allow to carry on within our society on a daily basis. In our art, entertainment, politics and culture in general we’ve begun to audit ourselves in order to make sure that these injustices dont carry on. Too bad its also led to us becoming horribly afraid to go out and create art for the sake of self expression.

Now, I know im going to offend some people today but it was this post that made me just need to go off on some mother fuckers. I would like to direct your attention to the picture below.

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Something worth a read

Wassup people!
So it’s 9am where I am now and since most of you dont know me all too well I’ll inform you of the fact that I am absolutely not a morning person. Alas, I wont go into my morning woes and i’ll get right to the point of this article. The point of this is to inform you all of reading material some of us here (mostly myself) at A-Soul find worth reading. This isn’t a book review but an attempt to promote the works of authors we find interesting. This week we’re kicking off this new segment with a lovely little Korean manga or ‘Manwha’ that I have fallen in love with called ‘Girls of the Wilds’. Continue reading

Sexism in comic books and video games

Hello, I begged and pleaded with Poison in order for me to do this topic, and with much thought I decided to release this after he did his Comic Con, because I thought it to be fitting.

I will start with comic books, because I know comic books slightly better than I know video games, and specifically when I say comic books, I will mean the original American versions of comic books. Not saying that the other cultures do not have rampant raging sexism in their comic books (or manga, or whatever…), it is more so that I am more familiar with American pop culture and thus I shall be talking about American pop culture.

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An apology to all of you

As many of you have noticed in the past year my attention has shifted to focusing on art and improving my art. As such, the material we have delivered here has suffered a severe decrease in frequency. Needless to say that we have produced near nothing in the past year. I wish to apologize personally for that right now. On the other hand, I do wish to thank our lady Solstice for keeping the group alive with the occasional post. Everyone, a standing ovation for her hard work- Thank you.

It saddens me to think that this is the end of A-Soul and the entire operation we have built. It’s not the end. It’s far from the end. I wont be cliche and say something like ‘this is only the beginning’ and then leave the post at just that. I’m not that tasteless. I will say that I have a plan, I always have a plan and even if I’ve been silent for the past year you can be sure that I’m watching patiently and planning. I think it’s time to outline some of the plans I have for the future and let you all know whats going on in my corner of the world.  Continue reading