Friday, September 28, 2007

The Cocteau Beauty and The Beast may be a big Influence on my Werelion

I hope everyone has seen this movie. I know Buncakes prefers the Disney version

(I took down the scarey photo of myself.)

here you go jeff
click the title link. It takes you to my other blog where the scarey photo now resides

Mike Vogel is rumored to be Captain Kirk

Aint it Cool News posted this. That dude from Cloverfield may be the new Kirk.

Another pretty boy punk.

But he aint no SHAT! bias is showing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


This is how I'm feeling at the moment.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pandora and the Music Genome Project

This has nothing to do with comics or art or movies, but it's cool. This web site will play songs and music based on your musical tastes. You create various "stations" by telling it a particular song or artist that you like, such as "Sting" or "George Gershwin" or "Blue Suede Shoes" and it starts playing songs that are musically similar to your choice.

It doesn't necessarily play the song you request; just things it thinks you will like based on an analysis of your taste. Each time you get to say "Yes, I like that song" or "No, I don't like that one." The more you give it feedback, the better it gets at guessing what kind of music you like. It's a great way to learn about musicians that you may never heard of, but who are playing stuff you want to hear.

Maybe someday they will be able to do this with movies so you won't have to spend $12.00 to find out you've wasted your evening.


whipped up a quick sketch as a warm up and did the best version/vision of my WereLion notion to date.

I'm reading a book called Blood Meridian. Anyone else read it? It will be Ridley Scott's next movie. It may be the sort of influence of Blade Runner or Alien but on a Western. EXTREMELY violent. Based on real events of a group commonly called the Glanton Gang. They were basically werewolves as far as murderous behavior went.

Friday, September 21, 2007


Okay, so I'm up to date on the whole Cloverfield thing... quite the viral marketing campaign. At first it all seemed pretty cool but the more I read about it there seems to be only one consistent fact to know about it... it's all POV of someone's damn video camera. Who's great idea is it to shoot a giant monster movie through the point of view of a hand held camera. So we will spend half the movie being teased with poor glimpses of the monster (which didn't work so well in the American Godzilla movie) and we will spend way too much time hearing about all of the problems of a handful of young New Yorkers.

Like the Transformers movie, this movie will be hung up on underdeveloped young person characters who we will never care about, and probably spend very little time with the monster... and lets face it, the monster is why we will want to go to see this movie in the first place. If this is the same production group we have to thank for I have for the next Star Trek movie (which, I'm lead to beleive, focuses on young versions of Kirk and Spock) then I have even lower expectations than I did before.

On a totally different subject, can someone please take the computers away from Robert Zemeckis! My God, why would you hire a cast like that for Beowulf and not shoot them on a blue screen?! The man must be stopped!

Okay, my rant is over. On the up side, I've really been enjoying the Animation Podcast! Thanks for pointing that out to us, Jeff!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gotta love those Japanese

Seeing how I had my wallet stolen on that first trip I can understand the reverse situation. But the Japanese love to make their points entertaining. LMAO on this even with the irony.

Here's something you don't see everyday.

From Japan 1933.

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast ye landlubbers and bilge rats! Today be "Talk Like a Pirate Day!" Smartly gather ye quills and parchment and post yer salty scribbles or the captain of this vessel,"The Flying Dorfman" will give you a taste of the cap'n's daughter!! Drink up, me hearties! And call whatever you’re drinking grog if you want to. If some prissy pedant purses his lips and protests the word grog can only be used if drinking rum and water, not the Singapore Sling you’re holding, keelhaul him! Arrrrrr!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Airport Sketches

Went to Oakland for a Pixar trip Monday. Sketches done at the airport

Native Space Samurai

Little Tuesday sketch brush pen style. The title says it all.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Along the Same Lines...

Here's a link to a web site that talks about a cheap 3-D "printer". They use the term "printing" which confuses me a little bit; I guess it "outputs" an actual plastic prototype of your 3-D model for about a dollar per cubic inch - maximum size 5x5x5 inches. So for a mere $125 you could produce a 5x5x5 inch plastic cube! Or maybe a 5 inch diameter sphere! Or maybe something better...

Ellis, I thought of you when I saw this.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Model it in 3D, build it in paper...

Here's a site with software that can take your 3D model and textures and make them into a pattern that you can print out, cut out and paste together! Cool!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Random Sketch

Check out Jeff's Robot Blog if you haven't lately. Some fun stuff

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New D-War trailer

There's a new trailer for D-Wars (Dragon Wars)
It looks like a lot of fun to me!

Godzilla Hates Cats

Cover Browser

Cover Browser

Check this out! Browse through comics(no content) by the cover art! Wow, I flipped through a couple and I remember covers I hadn't seen it 30 years!!

Little Archie Scans On My Blog

Check out my EBAY detective work. Finding an old favorite story from when I was 10 or 11 years old. Buying it 44 years later on Ebay, scanning it and sharing it witth the world.
Click the headline to go to my BLOG

Monday, September 10, 2007

Little Archie. Classic Story by Bob Bolling

Thanks to --John Robinson
for setting me on the path to finding the right comic on ebay. He knew exactly which comic I was referring to. He has a great web site offering history on one of the better comic artists of that era Bob Bolling. Click below for a link to that page of history and John's web sites.


Sharing My Ebay Swag

I'll publish the rest of this Little Archie Comic tomorrow. The back story is I was about 11 years old and I thought this was the most imaginative exciting story I had ever read in comic book form. It's incredible to look at it now and realize the incredible amount of projection I had done to make this seem like such a grand adventure.

Forbidden Lego

Click the title to go to the article page.

Oh Krayonzilla's Gonna Love This One....

Let the comments fly!!!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

From Heavy Iron's Blog

I think I'm the victim twice. The profile one is just scarey. I kind of like the full front angle one.

Marty's in there as well.

Straight from the Pen

No frills doodles.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Ray Harryhausen Podcast Interview

A friend of mine at Disney has his own podcast where he interviews mostly animation artists. Ray Harryhausen was there to give a talk and Clay approached him to do an interview. Gold I tell you! Gold!!! It's funny that since Clay is younger then us old men, his first Harryhausen movie was "Clash of the Titans!!" Ha hahahah! (uh oh, gotta go change my Depends)

Harryhausen Interview

You can go here if you want to listen to any of the other great interviews:

Animtion Podcast by Clay Kaytis

Hand Written Interviews With Comic Artists

The Interviews

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

More Wendling

Link is here

Don't know if this link has been featured here before, but I do know Wendling is admired 'round these parts.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


My family went to the Highland Games in Pleasanton this weekend. These sketches are some of the folks I remember seeing there. It was sort of like comic con... a whole lot of folks wearing outfits that they wouldn't be caught dead in any other time.

We also saw Tom M. and Patty this weekend! We had a great visit! Next we will be seeing Ronnie in Oct! Whoo Hoo!