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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Greatest team ever? Showtime Lakers

Jammal Wilkes, Kareeem-Abdul Jabbar, Byron Scott and the Magic man.

Ten years.
Eight finals
Five titles against some of the greatest teams ever from the East.

Perhaps the greatest run for any professional sports team I've ever seen.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My favorite scene from Karate Kid

1984 was a great year, thirty years ago, lol, because Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Ghostbusters and the Karate Kid were released that summer. It's a little dated, and Mr. Miyagi's character is at times handled a little on the clumsy side, but I love this movie and this is my favorite scene from that film.

Age of Reptiles the Journey #3 cover for sale!

Hi everyone,

Selling the original cover to the Journey Issue #3 for a very reasonable price.
Here's the link:

Ebay AOR cover 3 Ricardo Delgado original art

Monday, July 21, 2014

Matrix storyboards behind Neo as the sentinels close in

Nice scanning, dummy.

Harryhausen clip- 20 million miles to Earth: Ymir awakens

This is one of my favorite Harryhausen films. A spaceship from Venus crashes on earth and the alien that comes out and grows into a huge monster is so cool! He's kinda like Kong where he's an innocent animal that is killed at the end.

Wonderful animation by Harryhausen, like in this scene.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ray Harryhausen clip: It came from beneath the sea

As a kid, thought the idea of a gigantic octopus attacking the Golden Gate bridge was pretty cool, and always liked this movie, which was filmed in black and white but re-colorized recently.

RIP James Garner

Well, as all five of you know I'm a major fan of The Rockford Files and of James Garner, who passed away last night at 86. He's also in the Great Escape, one of my son's favorite films. Thanks for everything, Jim :)

Man, this guy could drive a car too. Here's his classic J-Turn:


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ray Harryhuasen sequences: First Men in the Moon

I'm gonna try and post a different Ray Harryhausen sequence every day this week.

This is from a pretty cool movie called First Men 'in' the Moon, set in Victorian England, and features some pretty cool animation like this giant caterpillar.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stanley Meyer's The Deerhunter: Cavatina

In a very rare moment of class on this blog, here is an absolutely beautiful piece of guitar.

Just listen, only five minutes. Not going to hurt you.

A little culture is good for everyone :)

Hieroglyph- The Plant thing

From my dumb comic book, Hieroglyph.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Before Star Wars and Indiana Jones...

...there was Sinbad, for me. As a kid, I saw these films in Drive-in theaters with my family, and I was enthralled. Featuring the stop-motion animation of Ray Harryhausen, these films were adventure films ahead of their time, and the last one, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, came out in 1977. You can see in that film when you compare it to Star Wars (1977) that filmmaking was taking a big step forward, but these films are great for young kids and families to enjoy even today:

This is 7th Voyage of Sinbad, made in 1958, and the twenty-year distance between this and the other two films is apparent. This feels like an older film, magical though it was to me when I saw it as a re-issue after the second Sinbad film was released. Awesome, awesome score, and the best Cyclops I've ever seen.

Golden Voyage of Sinbad was released in 1974, I believe, and it really impressed me, especially the amazing stop-motion sequence of the six-armed statue of Kali. It wove the themes of destiny, fate, good and evil well, and was shot in Spain.

Here's one of the sequences with Kali.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger was released in '77, and I was really excited to see it because I was really into Sabertooths because of a recent trip to the La Brea Tar Pits with my class at school, and of course the artwork of the magnificent Charles R. Knight. His painting of the LA Tar Pits really impressed me as a kid, so when I saw the sabertooth in this movie run around I was entranced!
I was thirteen when Eye of the Tiger came out, and these three films have always reminded me of being a little kid and watching Sinbad fight monsters at a drive-in theater.

Anyway, there you go.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sorry, Mr. Robben!

I didn't mean to call you Picard, Mr. Robben!
Good luck in the semis.

Matrix Storyboards- Sentinels draw near

Now that Costa Rica's been eliminated from the World Cup, we can back to the usual business of showing lame drawings on this blog :)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

I'm sorry Mr. Robben!

I didn't mean to say you look like Captain Picard, Sir. Maybe a nice day at the beach is in order?

Enjoy your day, sir, but not too much.

Costa Rica V Netherlands!

The Dutch look tough to beat, but that's why they play the games! You never know!

Crossing my fingers...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014