Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sketchbook Project Special Edition 2012—Buster #sketchbookproject

I think I've been slacking a little getting these things posted.

Here's another image from my Sketchbook Project Special Edition sketchbook. It's of Buster, who my mom used to call our "Halloween Kitty."

According to legend, he was as evil as he looks here.

Friday, March 08, 2013

New Square Kat painting: April Fool

I've been working on a new painting (as the title implies), and it's of a Square Kat (also, as in above). He started out as a page in my Sketchbook Project Special Edition, but I'm thinking a lot of those little guys deserve better. So this one's getting himself a portrait done.

First off, here's the original sketch:

And here he is on his Sketchbook Project page:

These last three photos are in-progress shots. I think the background is pretty much finished, but everything else (his fur and clothes and stick boy) is just blocked in.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Patent & Trademark Agency LLC: Not a government agency

Got a letter from a business calling themselves the Patent & Trademark Agency LLC telling me my trademark was about to expire.

Be warned: These people are NOT affiliated with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (uspto.gov).

Their only work is to renew your trademark for you and charge you a whole lot more than if you did it yourself. According to the current fee schedule for trademarks through uspto.gov (the official government agency that handles patents and trademarks), an application for renewal should cost $400 (as of the date of this posting). The letter I received from the Patent & Trademark Agency LLC shows they will renew my trademark for $985, so they're pocketing $585.

Their address is 477 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor, New York City, NY 10022. Keep an eye out.

Here's a link I found while researching these people:


My notification letter looked identical to the one in the link above (but with my own information, of course).

Friday, March 01, 2013

Patrick Square Kat

My Square Kat painting for St. Patrick's Day is finished, and here he is:

Of course his name is Patrick.