Sunday, October 30, 2005
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Ok then. I have been losing sleep trying to figure out the best way for me to get to NYC next month. I will elaborate. I am planning a trip to The Big Apple on the same weekend as the New York Marathon! That means no hotel rooms for under 400 dollars a night. I do have friends in the area, but with what I'm planning to do in the city, It would be best to stay in Manhattan. My biggest problem was finding a hotel room, and I finally went to Priceline.com for a solution. I managed to get a place to stay after all the nonsense and worry. There is more to this story, but that will have to wait until next time.
Friday, October 21, 2005
I am searching for a hotel room for a visit to NYC in November. I did not know until a few days ago that the NYC Marathon will happen on that same weekend. Now, when I lived in New York way back when, I loved watching the runners pass thru Greenpoint, Brooklyn into Queens. How cool! When I called to check the price of a hotel room, my happy memory turned black. $650.00 per night! Can you imagine the cost for a 3-day weekend? I could try calling a few friends but that would mean an outer borough commute. Whew! I don't know what I'll do.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons put a book out called 'Give me Liberty' years ago thru Dark Horse Comics. I had a chance to re-read the four issues I bought way back when and it struck me to how much it influenced me. I never realized it until now. Miller created a female character that struggled with poverty and corrupt authority. He put her in situations that forced her to be resourceful and powerful. He never let romance or sentiment stop Martha Washington from her goal. Like I said, I never knew how much Frank Millers book influenced my own work. Thanks Frank.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
I wanted to visit the comic shop today to buy the new books. I could not find the time, darn it! What books do I enjoy? Sea of Red because of Rick Remenders' writing and the excellent Dwyer and Salgood art. Fables from DC, and recently Jack Cross from DC. I love a book that makes great artwork a priority. I'm always open to new books from any company, so when I visit the shop I take my time.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Today I activated my new SIRIUS radio. I am happy because I can enjoy hours of Hair bands! Poison! LA GUNS! Ugly Kid Joe! They have fallen into a stereotype, but all those 80s bands were looking for the perfect pop song like bands today. Some songs are like classic standards now. Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi? Panama by Van Halen? Brilliant! One downside is that my antenna reception stinks. I will think up a solution in between songs.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
I have been reading "The Essential Ghost Rider" from Marvel comics and really getting into it. I have a soft spot for really bad comics from the 70's and 80's. Books like Luke Cage, Daredevil (before Frank Miller) and of course, Ghost Rider! I read the good books as well, but I felt like if only they would let me draw the bad books, sales would skyrocket! Anyway, I'm posting a Ghost Rider drawing from first sketch to final inks. Till next time!