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  • Eating: veggie sushi
  • Drinking: Diet Sunkist
Hey people!

I only post finished work on here, but for the past two years I've kept up a tumblr blog with way more stuff.  Head on over to TheLifeOfRyan.tumblr.com for shit like:

• Work-in-progress screenshots
• Graphics I make at work every day at The Onion
• Photos of me super hungover or doing other incriminating things

It's a goldmine of awesome!  See you there, dudes.

- Ryan
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  • Listening to: Moby - Porcelain
  • Eating: Steamed carrots
  • Drinking: Diet Sunkist
EDIT: Problem solved! Just received an email with an apology and a FedEx tracking number. Months of silence and then a complete turnaround less than a day after posting on DA? You guys must've done something right <3
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  • Watching: Watchmen
  • Eating: Pesto Macaroni
  • Drinking: Nyquil
I hate shit like this.  Long story short, I sent eight canvases down to Redefine Pop-Up Gallery in Orlando last February and they stole all of them.  The show was legit, and there was a contract involved, but Peter Van Flores, the slimy bastard of a curator, has avoided every call, tweet, facebook message, and email i've thrown at him over the past six months.  Bad publicity is the only way to stop people like this from doing it to artists like us, so here's their contact info for future reference. Be wary if they try to get in touch with you.

WEBSITE: www.RedefinePopUpGallery.com
EMAIL: redefinepopupgallery@gmail.com
CONTACT: Peter Van Flores III & Steve Parker
ADDRESS: 29 South Orange Avenue, Orlando FL 32801
PHONE: (407) 480-1148
(info from artslant.com)

Asshats.
HAY.  Just gave my website a massive facelift and added a ton of new goodies.  CHECK.  IT.  OUT.

That's all.  Love you guys <3
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  • Listening to: Modern Inventions - The Submarines
  • Reading: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Playing: Mario Party 3
  • Eating: Spicy tuna rolls, various chopstick splinters
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
Hey! Quick request, if you guys have a minute: I'm trying to win a camera for my dad as a father's day gift because he's a super cool guy.  If you vote for my pretty picture here (search for Ryan M alphabetically), let me know in the comments below and I'll draw a beautiful picture for one of you guys at random if I win.  READY SET GO!

Love you people, and thanks for helping me out <3

EDIT: YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST.  I TOTALLY WON.  Thanks for the votes and the compliments on my doofy ass smile haha.  I'll be messaging one of you later today asking what exactly you want drawn :]  Keep your eyes peeled!
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  • Reading: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Playing: Ninja Turtles 4; Turtles In Time
  • Drinking: Vitamin Water XXX
It's about damn time, right?  All eight paintings from my Greek Mythology: Transformed series are now available as SUPER high quality prints through deviantART.  The posters come in three sizes, printed on your choice of matte or glossy paper:

16x24: $29
20x30: $39
24x36: $49
VIEW PRINTS HERE


The prices may seem a bit steep, but that's honestly the best I can do with DA's printing costs.  They're huge and shiny, though!  SO BUY THEM.  BUY THEM ALL RIGHT NOW.  And obviously, I'll love you forever if you do <3

Thanks everyone,
Ryan
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  • Listening to: Professor Soap
  • Reading: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Watching: Indiana Jones 4
  • Playing: Pokémon Snap
  • Drinking: cheap wine
So, you guys should all come to New York City's west side this coming Wednesday for SVA's junior thesis show, Greek Mythology: Transformed, which features hundreds of pieces of illustration and comic art from some of the most talented people I know.  Most of you have already seen the work I've been doing over the last two semesters, but there's also a shit ton of incredible art there from my peers AND YOU GET TO SEE MY BEAUTIFUL FACE.  See that last part? That's the best part.  Here's the poster (that I did not draw): www.ryanmauskopf.com/hosting/m…

The gallery space is beautiful, the art is great, and you'll get to meet famous illustrators like Yuko Shimizu, Steve Brodner, and Thomas Woodruff.  What could be better?

Also, there are a few new Professor Soap tracks up.  That makes nine totally chill tracks in total, so give them a listen here and spread the word!
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Professor Soap
  • Watching: Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Drinking: cheap wine

THE BEST MUSIC YOU WILL EVER HEAR.

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 6, 2009, 2:25 PM


CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN

You can call me Professor Soap.  I've been working on a super laid back chillout album since the summer and I'd be thrilled if you could give it a listen.  Dim the shades, light up the hookah, and try not to float too far away.  Some of the tracks get pretty epic towards the end, so don't give in to your music ADD and switch too soon.  Trust me :]

Click the image above to visit my Myspace Music page, or go to Myspace.com/ProfessorSoap.  Don't be afraid to friend me!

Tell your friends!


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  • Listening to: Professor Soap

Ryan Mauskopf Will Draw Your Portrait For $19

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 23, 2009, 4:15 PM


That's right, an original hand-drawn portrait can be all yours for less than the price of roughly three boxes of strawberry Pop-Tarts.  It's simple!  Here's how to get yours:

1) Drop me an email at Mousekopf@gmail.com with the photo of you that you want to be drawn and your shipping address.

2) Send $19 plus $6 shipping via PayPal to Mousekopf@gmail.com.  Cash in the mail will work as well if you hide it in a birthday card or something.  I will ship internationally; I will also consolidate multiple orders and ship them in one envelope, so two or more orders will essentially ship for free.


And BAM!, in 7-10 days your mailman will PERSONALLY deliver your brand new beautiful portrait RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR!  Each drawing will be a ballpoint pen drawing on tinted acid-free 8.5x11 paper much like the samples below:


CLICK TO ENLARGE


These make great gifts and rags for accidental spills.  I will not be able to offer refunds due to the subjective nature of art in general, but I'll try my darnedest to make a delicious-looking drawing.  This is a limited-time offer, so hurry up!


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  • Listening to: Snake Eyes - David Holmes
  • Reading: The Call of Cthulu
  • Eating: bread and cheese

RYE-BREAD's Website!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 20, 2009, 11:02 AM
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Check out my new website!
(click below)


Lots of fun goodies you may not have seen yet :]  Cheers!

Ryan.



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  • Listening to: Batman Begins A Narrows Rescue
  • Reading: American Psycho
  • Eating: Ricecakes

Stalk me!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 14, 2009, 5:40 PM
If you feel like stalking me, here's my Tumblr blog!

I update every 24 hours, so it's a good way to keep track of my life on a daily basis :]


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  • Listening to: David Bowie-Queen Bitch
  • Watching: Top Chef
  • Eating: vanilla peanut butter m&amp;m cake!
  • Drinking: diet arizona iced tea

THE WORST GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVAR

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 4, 2008, 12:21 AM
THE WORST GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVAR:

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likeOMFGitsJONNY and i picked up a kit from Dylan's Candy Bar on our way back from dinner at Serendipity 3 (yes, the one from the movie!!) and we didn't do a very good job.  despite its immense suckitude, my roommate Audwee and i have been picking at it over the past couple of days (hence the missing bits of candy on the roof) and it's only a matter of time before it's gone.  om nom nom.
  anyone else getting into the holiday cheer?


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  • Listening to: The 1990's - You Made Me Like It
  • Watching: Top Chef
  • Eating: my shitty gingerbread house
  • Drinking: diet pepsi

Heartstrings

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 3, 2008, 9:44 PM

HEARSTRINGS
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my little cutiepie likeOMFGitsJONNY just put his design up on DesignByHumans and i thought it'd tell everyone in the whole wide world about it.  if you've got a heart, click below and vote!

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AND DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT TODAY!
...that's nearly as important :3




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  • Listening to: Wicked -- Thank Goodness
  • Eating: cereal!
  • Drinking: vitamin water. essence, i think?

Velma!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2008, 1:11 AM
VELMA!
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..jinkies!




had to wear this around times square tonight on my way to the party at madame toussauds.  they rented out the whole place for dancing!  it was freaking cold but totally worth it ^_^

happy halloween!


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  • Listening to: Wall*E - Define Dancing
  • Eating: a nasty salad from some 24-hour diner. ew.
  • Drinking: diet coke.

trannies, zombies, and barack obama

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 28, 2008, 9:07 PM
TRANNIES, ZOMBIES, AND BARACK OBAMA
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So likeOMFGitsJONNY, Audwee, and I carved pumpkins the other night and they came out pretty spiffy!  I managed to snap one photo before they started to grow lots of white fuzzy mold a few days later:

And next to the tranny and the frankenstein thing was Audrey's botched attempt at Barack Opumpkin:


Yeahhhh two days later we punched his face in because it got shriveled up and nasty.  I just wish I could have had the satisfaction of punching McCain instead ;]

So my school is having our halloween party at Madame Toussauds Wax Museum in Times Square on thursday night and it's gonna be faaawesome omg.  I'm dressing up as Velma from scooby doo because I've always wanted to wear a wig and a dress.  It's time to explore my feminine side ^_^  I just hope I don't get raped on the subway...

Anyway I'll post pictures after the party/after-party so you can stare at my beautiful, smooth legs as much as you want.  Ta-ta for now!




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  • Listening to: The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go
  • Playing: Mario Party Wii
  • Eating: Halloween sugar cookies! OM NOM NOM

Sock Puppets!!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 14, 2008, 12:59 AM
SOCK PUPPETS!!
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so Audwee and I had a little fun tonight with some socks, a few badly-applied googly eyes, and japanese pop music.  click the picture to watch!



and in case you were wondering, yes.  we are stoopid.


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  • Watching: Mirrors, illegally downloaded. and it sucked.
  • Eating: too much! tummy ache D:
  • Drinking: flat soda. ew.

turtles, jobs, and boys.

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 3, 2008, 11:20 AM
TURTLES, JOBS, AND BOYS
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So I said I'd let all of you know when something I did this summer is finally published, so here's the first of what I've found:

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via Varsity.com

Yeah... kinda lame haha.  Designing him was a total bitch because my boss was crazy and nitpicked every anatomical nuance of a french bulldog.  After drawing literally hundreds of dogs I angrily scrawled this on the computer and she was like OMG I LOVE IT *facepalm* Then I had to draw him in like a bujillion poses and animate him.  blarg.

Also, say hello to Morgan Freeman, my new lil' baby turtle!

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I bought him off the street in union square.  He's a little over an inch long lol.  Morgan Freeman's the replacement of our last pet, Christopher Walken, who sadly died last weekend because my roommate and I are lazy and never changed his water.  Drowning in your own poop... what a horrid way to die D:

I've also met a really cute boy and he's super nice <3  I'm drawing him something extra special right now, so I'll post that after I finish it.  I'm so essited!  In the meantime you can mosey on over to likeOMFGitsJONNY

ta ta for now
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  • Listening to: Ween - Roses Are Free
  • Eating: a subway veggie delight! om nom

What a crazy summer!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 1, 2008, 2:43 AM
Yeah, I know.  I've been gone for like, ever.

I got a job downtown in SoHo at an ad agency for a couple months.  I had a pretty fun time creating new campaigns for products like Clearasil, Gardasil, and Sunny D, and I got to meet lots of exciting people and go to lots of exciting places.  I was the only designer there, though, so I was entirely overworked and often felt like I was being taken advantage of, so I quit.  When the ads come out, I'll let you know which ones I did :]

My milk expired a couple of days ago and I really want cereal.  Maybe I'll go out to Rite Aid and buy some delicious lactic nourishment.  I find the concept of milk disgusting, though.  I mean, it's milk... from a cow.  I'd be a vegan, but being a vegetarian is hard enough.  Besides, what else would I pour on top of my honey bunches of oats?  They would fail to be a whole lotta yum, quite honestly.

Oh, Oh!  And I got new glasses, so I'll post pictures of those as soon as I shower.  Holy fuck, do I need a shower... It's like a hundred degrees in here and my shirt smells like fish.  And I haven't gone fishing...

Ta Ta for now.  Peace <3


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  • Listening to: The Devil Wears Prada' suite
  • Reading: Casino Royale

FAQ

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 1, 2008, 2:25 AM
A lot of you have been sending me notes, and I haven't had much time to answer.  I'm really really sorry!  I don't hate you, I promise.  That's why I'm putting my FAQ here, so you can know everything you need to know about me without legally being considered a stalker:

Q: WHERE DO YOU GO TO COLLEGE?  DO YOU LIKE IT?!
A: I go to SVA (School of Visual Arts) in Manhattan.  It's fantastic, but a little overpriced.

Q: I WANNA APPLY!  GOT ANY PORTFOLIO SUGGESTIONS?  DO YOU THINK I CAN GET IN?
A: Don't sweat it, pretty much everyone gets into SVA.  Try putting your best pieces into your portfolio, rather than focusing on variety and quantity.

Q: CAN I PUT ONE OF YOUR PIECES ON MY WEBSITE?
A: Sure, just don't forget to credit me!

Q: HOW DID YOU GET SO GOOD?
A: *Condescending giggle* Oh, sir, you flatter me!  Just be daring, and don't be afraid to try things that are totally out of your league.  You won't get anywhere by playing it safe!  Be patient and keep on working.

Q: WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU USE? WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR TEXTURES?
A: I use Photoshop CS3 and Painter X with a Wacom Intuos 2 9x12 tablet.  I tend to work from start to finish on the computer because I'm fickle and change things a lot so the undo button is my most valuable tool.  I get my textures from imageafter.com, although I'm trying to use them less now because they're kinda corny.  If you're going to prominently feature a texture, though, it's more artsy and original to just take a macro photo of something yourself.

That's about it!  If there are any other huge questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.

Peace <3

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  • Reading: Casino Royale
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