Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Past!

After careful consideration, I am posting an old photo of me in costume! There are many embarrassing shots of me in any number of costumes, but this snapshot will not offend!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Last Days Of American Crime

A few months back, I posted some pencil samples from a forthcoming crime comic book. I got the script from a friend but I did not say the name of the book. Now the book has a 10 page preview out on the stands and I can compare my art to the final product.The book is called the Last days of American Crime published by Radical Comics and it was written by Rick Remender. I know Rick from way back and I was excited to read his script. I am assuming that the Radical Comics artist followed the same script, so I was interested to see his interpretation.The artist is Greg Tocchini and it looks like he did all of his art on computer. Our establishing shots are a little different but I think we both included all the storytelling the writer asked for. I have put my version next to his for comparison and critique. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Marvel Mania Restaurant!

More than 10 years ago, my friends and I went to a new restaurant fashioned after Marvel Comics characters. We were all former Marvel Comics Staffers and we wondered what this new place would look like. If Planet Hollywood could mine movie history, then this place could succeed! Right? Well, it didn't.
The eatery was at Universal City and I was able to bring my camera. Rob Tokar, Steve Buccellato, Marc Siry and myself shared studio space in Marina Del Rey and we all drove up together. We hung out with Dana Moreshead who was associated with the place somehow. I don't remember the details, but the event was kinda okay. Nice decor but the menu was too kitchy. Not for me. At least the photos survive!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Astro Boy Premere!

I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of the newest animated film, Astro Boy! I can't recommend the movie, but the after party really went all out! An open bar and really excellent food! Come to think of it, maybe I should just say the movie was great and I could get invited to more parties!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lion in the Street

I think this can be the drawing of the day.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tinkerbell has changed

The cute Disney character Tinkerbell has been made over. In the latest computer animated movie featuring Tinkerbell, she is wearing a warm weather outfit complete with hat and boots with pom poms. My problem with the new 'Tink' is that they've taken away so many things that made her so cute.
Tinkerbell was the only 'girl' in a tribe of rowdy boys and a direct contrast to Peter Pan. A cute, curvaceous fairy with ballet slippers and a jealous attitude! I am sure that her solo adventures will be popular, I am just disappointed that she had to look more like Peter Pan in order to have them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Storyboard work

Things were busy last week! Maybe the holiday season is upon us.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Home Improvement!

It's been a while since I called my Landlord, but I decided that it was time for him to fix the bathroom sink. I pay rent every month, so fix the sink!