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So... I just turned 50, finally.
Thank you all for your birthday wishes. I'm not really into birthdays to be honest, you loose interest somewhere in your 30's. I'm one of the few people who likes aging, I enjoy the process of slowing down over the decades. I feel more balanced and content than I ever did as a youth. I'm looking forward to experiencing the fifties.

Meanwhile I have had my head down preparing reprints for two of my old comic stories.
The original Zooniverse series being one of them, Rex Vectar being the other (Rex was only published in Australia). I have also been working on a new Zooniverse series with all new art.

Teaching is not something I want to do, I'd much rather get on with my own projects. The the 5 day class was an experiment to see how teaching could be done over the internet should I decide to pursue it. Thank you to those who participated.
The 5 Day Class offer is now closed

I'd better get back to it, thank you for your support and comments. I'm glad DA has given me the chance to show a fraction of my hard work and connect me to the shows that I designed for. Plus it's been helpful for me to bitch about my experiences in Hollywood. Thank you for letting me get it off my chest.

Fil Barlow
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
i say this with all respect, your art is young and fresh and I just assumed you were a younger man lol. hearing that at 50 you're doing dope art is inspiring man, big ups. happy belated bday.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, art doesn't age I guess :)
Appreciate the support!
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MotorRoach Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I find your kind of work to be quite inspiring, considering for how long you've been into art designing and the such. Happy birthday.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Apparently when I was a toddler I drew while being wheeled around in the pram. Happy to share :)
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jackcrowder Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
We'll always be here to listen.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Much appreciated :)
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool. Beats the alternative.:sun::skull:
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's some bad heatstroke.
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha...context is everything!
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Meeting you here is one of the best experiences I got out of joining DA.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I really appreciate the opportunity to meet the people who grew up with my work. It's even more humbling to get such wonderful comments :)
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nighte-studios Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I should have got in on that class when I could have. Curse money worries, the price of age. >> Speaking of age, happy Birthday. Even if it's not a big deal. ;)
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah money and lack of it kinda sucks, but thank you for being interested. As for birthdays you loose count if you hang around long enough.
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Happy half a century my olde friend! just wanna let you know how much i love your work ;)
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Much appreciated. The love is mutual, I had a good laugh at your sculpts and the descriptions you gave them :)
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
thank you so much :)
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:iconhangmansfable:
HangmansFable Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
You are amazing sir!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, sir. I finally finished the two pieces I've been wanting to show you. [link]
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HangmansFable Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I saw them, and I am in stunned awe of how amazing they are, mind blown, just, I had to post about them on Face Book, its so cool to see them. You sir, are truly a man of vision.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well sorry Lucy took so long to finish.
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:iconhangmansfable:
HangmansFable Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
totally worth the wait!
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ah, the dreaded 5-0... I'm only about half way there myself... although there are days I feel like I'm 3x that x.x
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I hear ya.
Hang around long enough and age just creeps up on you, before you know it you'll be in your thirties.

My family kept reminding me that I'm half a century, half way to 100, I kept saying that it only works if I make it to 100, I've probably passed the halfway mark already.
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ain't that the truth :p

Btw, did you get my note?
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yes, and I've responded.
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:iconavancna:
avancna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought you were 39.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
No I'm an old fart. I was 39 in 2002, I worked on Tutenstein that year.
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:iconavancna:
avancna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah...
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mr-author Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I have started calling birthdays "Revolutionary Days." It gives them a new feeling. A feeling of POWER. You survived another cycle of the Earth all away around the sun. That's some epic badassedry.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha I like the pun!
I usually work through my birthdays, I barely notice them. I would have missed this one if my family didn't arrange something.
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mr-author Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Ah, yeah, I've always been that way. My family still has to call me up and remind me.
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