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Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Afternoon Cartoon- Mickey's trailer

I've decided that this week's edition of the FAC would be a double feature.

From 1938.

Good weekend!

Friday Afternoon Cartoon- Donald Applecore

I saw this while camping with my family at Travel Village in Valencia California in the late 1970's.

From 1952.

"Who's you're friend?"


Enjoy the weekend!

Servant Prime sculpture

Here's a few photos of a small sculpture that was done of my stupid character Servant Prime from my stupid comic book Hieroglyph and also my stupid novel Warhead.

Thanks to Joe K for doing this and attempting to take my career way more seriously than I do.

Everything is stupid today because I had a small breakfast and I'm easily affected by my food intake.

I could totally go for an Egg McMuffin right now! I know it's a heart attack wrapped in wax paper, but it's good for the soul if not the heart.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Check this out!

Hieroglyph (and Warhead) pyramid

In Hieroglyph, a comic book I created for Dark Horse Comics in 1999, these ruins are called the Great Pyramid, and it's the setting in a scene set three thousand years later in Warhead. The scene is under the city in the novel, and the pyramid has been unearthed in the story.

I'm an admirer of Frank Herbert and JRR Tolkein's abilities to create their massive, imaginative worlds with rich histories, and in a very meager, humble way, am trying to emulate that in in my own stupid way by connecting my lame comic book with my silly novel.

I had toast with jelly for breakfast.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

History of the future: evolving bug thing

I guess this is sketch 39, lol

Monsters from Outer limits

I don't wanna hear any 'those monsters look like they're made out of rubber' comments:

Outer Limts theme

This MIGHT be the coolest TV show in the 1960's. I wrote MIGHT because I don't wanna get any nominations for Star Trek or Twilight Zone, my daughter's favorite.

X2 Danger Room

The X-Men sequel was a lot of fun to work on. The first film had done really well and FOx was anxious to get the sequel (and the money) rolling. I have a color version of this somewhere, I'll have to dig it up.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Buck Rogers!

I don't know what you were doing in the late 1970's, but I was watching this baby:

A footnote. In 1987 when Buck was launched into space, I was nearly through Art Center College of Design, lol.


If you think this guy is cool then go away.

Who cares about dinosaurs?

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Friday afternoon Cartoon: Feed the Kitty

From 1953. Created by Chuck Jones.

Four Horsemen storyboards- Part three

Again, if you're a kid, maybe you should check with your parents or loved ones before you look at this post. There's a few gruesome things here that aren't for kids.

Okay, here we go:

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ray Harryhausen is God (sorry Mom!)

I've been one of Ray's fans since I can remember. His movies, his monsters and his art made me love stop motion films. Ray's films, like 20 million Miles to Earth, The Sinbad trilogy, Valley of Gwangi (I had a valley of Gwangi coloring book when I was a kid), First Men in the Moon, Jason and the Argonauts, Beast from 20, 000 Fathoms!  I loooovvveeddd those movies as a kid, and a great deal of what I do today is because of his films.

Above is a clip that features another one of my heroes, Phil Tippett, who animated the Tauntauns and Imperial Walkers in Empire Strikes Back (I swear if you don't know what those characters are, gettaoudahere!!!) talking about Ray with Harry Knowles, the host and creator of Tippet animated the greatest dragon I've even seen, no disrespect to Ray's dragon in Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, the spectacular Vermithrax Perjorative from Dragonslayer, which somehow bored my son to tears a few years ago.


Here's a few scenes from Ray's work:

OMG this battle from Golden Voyage of Sinbad blew my mind in the good ol' Winnetka Drive-in theater in the early 1970's.

My son was very young when he saw Talos look down at Hercules(and the camera) in Jason and the Argonauts, and he simply hopped off the couch and got the heck outta there!!!
He was very young and there was no HALO to play back then.
Although HALO is pretty cool.

Gwangi fights an elephant in an empty arena in turn of the century Mexico and punched my imagination in the neck as a kid.

Jason fights a bunch of skeletons, and I want you to think about the fact that Ray had to animate each skeleton individually and keep track of each skeleton's moment from frame to frame!

A pretty cool scene from Beast from 20,000 fathoms...

Okay, there you go. 

I'm gonna end this post with an image.


I'll give you a hint: They're NOT Ray Harryhausen's characters.

Have a nice day:)

Four Horsemen Storyboards- part two

So, here's some more boards from the videogame I worked on a few years ago. Now what you're going to see below are panels done for the animatic for the gameplay, I believe. So that's why some panels are just figures or backgrounds. Those pieces are then assembled into the animatic that tells the story in the form of a quicktime video to better understand the flow of the game itself.

There's kids that follow this blog, and I should say that this game is kinda intense so you should show this post to your parents before you look at it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Trailers for Movies you should see: Seven Samurai

Released in 1954 by Toho studios. Farmers struggling to survive persistent raids by bandits hire a group of Samurai to guard their village. Directed by Akira Kurosawa, one of my favorite directors, this is simply one of the greatest films ever made, and directly inspired The Magnificent Seven, an American western that I like despite the fact that it so closely emulates Kurosawa's masterpiece.

Starring the uber-cool Toshiro Mifune, who was Clint Eastwood before Eastwood was Eastwood, and Takashi Shimura as the master swordsman/sensei/ronin who guides his charges through an impossible situation. This film has been used as a model of philosophy in business, and is a must-see for any movie buff.

Treat yourself tonight and watch this magnificent film.

"Please stop posting storyboard panels!"


From '9'.

Mummy of the Day (returns!)

Look in your darkened closet tonight. I'll be there.