Wednesday, June 28, 2006
The filming of the third Spider-Man movie continues!
The set moves from New York, Ohio and back to NYC. This time for a visit to Broadway! Take a look at these images Courtesy of The NY Times. Peter Parker (Spidey) has an aspiring actress for a girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson. Peter takes in the show and if look closely at the last image on the bottom, you can see that Jersey Boys is playing across the street! How cool is that?
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
I just finished watching a cooking show on FOX television and I am convinced that it's the best show in the world. Hell's kitchen is a reality show about a Master Chef who yells at a bunch of wannabe chefs. That's it! About twelve men and women work at the head guys restaurant and after 3 episodes, the restaurant has had to close early! The wannabes can't seem to work as a team and it takes 2 hours for an appetizer. Shocking! I have eaten in my fair share of restaurants and this show gives me an overdone, super-dramatic peek inside the turgid underworld of competitive sous-chefs!
The head guy does a lot of yelling and the contestants make a lot of mistakes. I recommend the show! Hell's Kitchen on FOX. Sundays at 9;00
Sunday, June 18, 2006
This entry is a response to Allen! He asked if I could post a sample of some storyboard work that I have done. Most companies frown upon their ideas being shown in public, So I won't tell you what company this was drawn for or what they are trying to sell. This is an example of the type of work an Advertising agency would accept (and pay for) from a freelance artist. I used a light pencil, then did the half tones in Nuetral Grey Marker. I finished in brush and pen. Sometimes I might get a script, but I spoke with an advertising copywriter for this one and he let me do my thing. All the communication was done on the phone and I sent him E-mails with the artwork at all stages of the job.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The somewhat famous Model Janice Dickinson has opened up her home to InTouch Magazine. She has decorated her home and is obviously proud of it. And why not? She's got some nice comicbook reproductions on the wall! I recognize a Superman Annual cover Drawn by Gil Kane, flanked by two Lichenstein copies. Bold, yet approachable design!
Monday, June 12, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
I read the latest issue of GQ Magazine and came across a fashion photo shoot of Motley Crue drummer and infamous lover, Tommy Lee. He runs around in very fashionable outfits and leaps among the flora and fauna. What caught my attention was what he did by the pool! He reads comics! In the photo here, he's reading a Captain America book written by the Late Mark Gruenwald and penciled by Rik Levins (if memory serves me right). I knew Mark back when and he was into Werewolves. At one point the Cap book was overrun with Werewolves!
Anyway, All of the books that Tommy has with him were printed before 1996. Take a close look at the books on the ground. Are you a geek like me and can you identify who wrote and penciled those books?
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Sixteen years ago, I was a young man trying to make a living drawing comics. I was on staff at Marvel Comics working for John Romita and one of the ways I made ends meet was to ink backgrounds for anyone who needed help. I was just starting to learn the fine points of comicbook inking and doing backgrounds for professionals was a great way to learn! Along the way I worked with many excellent artists. One name that stands out is Joe Sinnott. I was able to see how the long time inker of The Fantastic Four gave The Thing his trademark look. What does a background Inker do? He or she inks everything but the figures. Like cars and buildings. It saves time for the inker!
I did the backgrounds on FF issue 310. Joe had a regular guy working for him, but for whatever reason, he needed somebody fast and John Romita gave him my name. I really enjoyed working with him and I hope to see him at a convention where I can tell him how much I appreciate him.
I am posting scans of the issue I worked on! If you look closely, you'll see a guy in a cell that I inked. It's a very bad inking job.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
The latest issue of Los Angeles Magazine has some very disturbing images of your favorite Super-Heroes. It's a special Hollywood issue and it puts a spotlight on the neighborhood revival and it's people. If you were to visit Manns Chinese Theatre, you would see people in costume and you could have your photo taken with them. No different than any comic con I guess. The disturbing part is that they show the same guy in some dopey, everyday routine, but with his costume on! Ugh! Do I really want to see some guy in a saggy Spider-Man suit do his saggy Spidey laundry?
Well... I bought the magazine. So I guess I do!