Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
I was gonna try and be clever and conceptual, you know - a firefighter, Muhammed Ali, Rosa Parks - any of whom would have been great, but I went the sorta obvious route. This is admittedly what first comes to mind when I think of a superhero. Too many DC comics as a kid to override that set of synapses. And while we're on the subject of good ol' Superman, can I see a show of hands please: Who else out there HATED "Superman Returns"? Okay, perhaps HATED is too strong and judgemental a word . . . who else DESPISED LOATHED DETESTED (were) SICKENED (by) "Superman Returns"? Um, other than me?
Monday, January 15, 2007
Like my old pal Lincoln, Frankenstein's Monster is iconic. And always tons of fun to draw. I can't resist the big lug, as this sampling from various sketchbooks will attest. He just keeps popping into my brain (also admittedly abnormal). My hat will be forever tipped to Daniel Davis over at Steam Crow Press (http://steamcrow.com/) for combining the two icons to create his "Lincolnstein" graphic. Brilliant. Check out his line of fine products.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
After having dipped in and out of SpikeTV's latest "007 Days of Xmas" Bond-fest, and especially after being blown away (out of my seat thank you Jesus blown away) by Daniel Craig and Casino Royale, it's really finally official: Roger Moore was the worst. There's just too much evidence, from listening to him pronounce villain's names like "Scaramanger" and "Katanger", to gaping at him as James Bond wearing a goddam clown costume to seeing his puny head crushed in the gigantic hand of "Jaws" - okay that was actually pretty funny - to his parade of D list leading ladies (Britt Ecklund? Lois Chiles? Tanya Roberts?) oh there's so much more. Even his Bond-trademark through the gun barrel attempt was stiff and unconvincing! I think the most damning piece of evidence was simply the slightly terrified expression that always came over his face whenever he was called upon to perform any action sequence. And that hair . . .