Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rock a little, Feed a Lot!

The visit from Vince and Laurie ended with a bang! They had tickets for the Feeding America Concert at the LA Club Nokia. Last night was a star studded affair and we had top shelf, VIP tickets! Shawna and I started with dinner at Trader Vics with Vince and Laurie, then walked towards the red carpet. They would not let me walk it, but I did get some excellent video.There were a lot of stars at this event! I did not recognize the blond Katherine McFeea and all noticed how thin and tiny the celebrities were. If they are going to fight hunger, they should start with themselves! After we tired of the celebrity watching on the street, we went to the celebrity watching in the VIP room. A colorful room with free drinks and food. I took some photos but it's not cool to have a flashing camera in the VIP room!The show itself was excellent! Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow and Good Charlotte played. A lot of celebities spoke, including Alanis Morrisette and David Arquette. The entire night was meant to bring attention to ending hunger in America. It's a real problem and there are many local food banks that need our help. I am glad that I had a chance to rub elbows with a lot of exciting people and happy to share the word about Feeding America.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fun on the Weekend!

Hanging out with Vince and Steve.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friends in town

My friends vince and Laurie are in town and I spent most of the day with them. My GF and I hung out with them and we had dinner! What a fun Saturday!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sketch of To-Day!

Pen and Ink sketches done this morning.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Artwork for Crime Lovers!

I posted some layouts from a crime script last month. Here are the pencils!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Batman does his Banking!

As I dug through my files looking for my stock certificates, I found this old newspaper AD. I clipped it and saved it in 1986! I had not started work at Marvel, but I was of course into comics.
I liked the artwork by JL Garcia-Lopez and the idea that Batman and Robin could be shocked at such an amazing 6.77 percent rate! I know that comic characters sell everything from toothpaste to corn flakes, but I don't think that DC would allow Batman to push a savings account.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Marvel Stock

John Romita did this drawing for the MARVEL COMICS quarterly report for 1991. He did a lot of this type of work back then. Drawing a likeness for an executives birthday card or drawing Spidey for a slurpee cup or something. The initial offering for Marvel stock did not get get much respect on Wall Street, but there were those who knew better. I bought 20 shares of stock in 1991 and it split maybe 3 times. That was very cool! When Disney bought the House of Ideas earlier this month, I knew that now was a good time to sell. Here's a toast to the marriage of Marvel and Disney!

Monday, September 14, 2009

More Art!

I did some storyboard work over the weekend! I am posting some art.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Not so Friendly Ghost?

So I found out about a new series of Comic books featuring Casper, The friendly Ghost. It's new series that will include, Wendy the Witch and Hot Stuff! I remember these characters as fun and approachable. I get the impression that this new series will not be so much fun. Hot Stuff now has baggy pants and a wallet chain. Wendy looks like she could be in a 'Twilight' movie and sadly, Casper may not be as friendly as in past years.

I hope that the new authors interpretation does not include Casper spouting curse words, or Hot Stuff aiming a gun.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

More Art!

I have done more art for the 'In Progress...' Blog! It's such a cool blog to visit.Click here!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Storytelling Shorthand

Just like in comics, Film has a way of describing a character at a glance. Is he evil? Give him an eye patch. Use some kind of stereotype and you get the idea. I am posting a new kind of shorthand that I have noticed.
If you want the audience to know that the character is 'Really smart, but really kinda troubled...", put the character on campus under a hundred year old elm/oak tree. It worked with 'A beautiful mind' and it is used in the next Jessica Alba flick.