Friday, October 30, 2009

Incredible Art!

I would soooo kill to have these on my wall! Via ThemThangs!

Things You Can't Un-See Part 6!

SWEET CHRISTMAS! You know what's sorely missing from this country? A sense of SHAME!

Ash + Zombie Wolverine = GEEKGASM!!!

I'm So Hungry, I Could Eat My Own Hand!

OMG - I love meatloaf; I'll have to make this! View the recipe at NotMartha. Thanks Timmy!

Hey - I Went to This Wedding, but he was a Lawyer!

Now THIS is an Awesome Halloween Costume!

From TheChive comes this photoset of a woman being transformed into a comic-book drawing (or a Lichtenstein painting). Effing BRILLIANT!

The Today Show's Star Wars Homage...

The Today Show had their annual Halloween episode today, and this year's theme was Star Wars! Matt Lauer dressed up as Luke Skywalker, Al Roker as Han Solo, Ann Curry as Darth Vader, Kathy Lee Gifford as C3PO, Hoda Kotb as Yoda (I thought it was funny, too), and Meredith Vierra as Princess Leia. They also played a ridiculously easy game of "Jedi Jeopardy" that was funny to watch.

Songs That Get Stuck in My Head!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I Finally Figured Out How to Get a Ringtone!

I know, I'm a slow learner. This is what I hear everytime my phone rings!

EPIC Ironman Painting!

Via BronzeAge (again)


And now so are YOU! Via BronzeAge!

"Bitter" - Table of One, Please....

"Why don't you just go back to your house on WHORE ISLAND!" ThaChive!

Yet Another Vintage Halloween Ad!

You just can't beat BRACH's Candy Corn! Via MostlyForbiddenZone!

Creepy Old Photos...

"Psst... see that guy over there? you should go stab him in the face!"

Little Creepy Riding Hood?

If these kids rang my bell on Halloween night, I'm heading out the back door. Quickly.

I don't think I even want to know!

The only thing more terrifying than a clown, is a MIDGET clown!

What the Hell is this? a pig costume? If I saw a kid like this walking towards me, I'm crossing the street.

From Black & WTF, comes this collection of old photos that make me very uncomfortable.

"The World" Loves 3-D Monster!

Ketsy Pierre & Jean Lebrun run a great blog out of New Jersey called "The World", that features the latest trends in music, fashion, art, technology, social issues, and now; ME! Or more specifically, my art. Anyway, he's a great guy, and has some unique insight, so go check 'em out!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another One For All My Graphic Design Peeps Out There!

Great Stop-Motion Flintstones Short!

Screen Novelties created this retro-iffic Flintstones short for Cartoon Network a few years ago, and has decided to post it on their site due to numerous requests. Via Boing-Boing.

I Can't WAIT To See This!!!

Although I'm still not sure if it's supposed to be a documentary or an actual movie? Either way, it looks pretty good!
I have done extensive research on the subject of U.F.O.'s and aliens in college, and have even interviewed military personnel who were unbelievably candid off-record! Some of the things that I learned are downright scary! Everyone thinks that it would be so cool to come face-to-face with a creature from another world, but when you are presented with the sudden reality of something that is so unreal, your mind has trouble accepting such a thing. I don't discuss this in public because there is definitely a stigma attached with it, and I give kudos to any public official who has the guts to risk their careers and reputations by publicly discussing such things. What do you guys think about it?

New Swag!

My 12" vinyl Raydeen came in the mail yesterday from MonsterLandToys, and I couldn't be more pleased! The figure has good articulation, a face shield that can be opened or closed, stands firm w/ no wobbles, and has vibrant paint. Also, the staff at Monsterland were quick to ackowledge my payment, ship my item, and provide tracking information. I've really been on a vinyl robot kick lately, and this is my favorite piece thus far. Also, it was on sale for $23, which I felt was a very good price, considering what most 12" vinyl figures are selling for these days.

New Chris Ware Comic in The New Yorker....

Chis Ware is a genius. I always liked his art, but I had never read any of the stories until my ex-boss; who is a HUGE fan, got me his "Jimmy Corrigan" book a couple of years ago for Christmas. I couldn't put it down! Ware has a way of making the mundane into the spectacular, and his simple, unassuming art style is the perfect underscore for the subject matter. If you've never read any of his stuff, I highly recommend that you do!

His new, four-page comic for the New Yorker is no exception - the art is excellent & the story sublime. I especially love the cover w/ the parents on Halloween night with their noses in their i-Phones!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Scooby Doo Meets The Zombie Apocalypse....

From Dr. Monster comes this gritty and realistic portrayal of Scooby-Doo and Velma as the sole survivors of "Mystery Inc." (notice the R.I.P.: F/S/D on the van) in a world over-run with the undead. DAYUM! Velma's got it goin' on! Via Boing-Boing.

From My Collection; Great Horror Comic Book Covers!

Today's grisly cover comes from the highly controversial "Tales From The Crypt" #38, Oct-Nov 1953, by the dainty Jack Davis.

Does Anyone Remember "The Drak Pack?"

I remember seeing an ad for this in one of my comics back in 79' or 80' as being a new cartoon that was supposed to premiere that Fall on CBS, but for whatever reason, our CBS affiliate didn't pick it up, and I remember being absolutely crushed! Oh well, mayber one day it'll be on DVD.

KISS on The Tom Snyder Show: Halloween 1979

This is a hilarious interview from 1979 in which Ace & Peter seem a little tipsy, and Gene gets annoyed.

Chris Farley, DirecTV, and The Future of Film: Ethical Dilema?

I saw this DirecTV ad posted on Yahoo this morning that follows their ongoing & popular formula of having actors from popular movies reprising their roles and then directly engaging the audience to sell satellite dishes. I'll admit, I've thought they were quite clever and entertaining - especially the one featuring Sigourney Weaver as Ripley from "Aliens".

But this one featuring David Spade reprising his role from one of my favorite comedies; "Tommy Boy" in which he is interacting with, as well as insulting Chris Farley during his iconic "fat guy in a little coat" routine, seems to have gotten people a bit riled up, accusing DirecTV of poor taste, among other things.

It's an interesting ethical dilemma; I was just saying to my wife after seeing a commercial for the upcoming Jim Carrey CGI-fest, "A Christmas Carol", in which I predicted that soon, the CGI will be so realistic that it will be almost impossible to tell it apart from reality, and the next big thing in film will be deceased actors returning to the big screen in leading roles opposite some of today's biggest stars. What - you don't think a romantic comedy with Brad Pitt & Marilyn Monroe would sell tickets? And who among you wouldn't love to see Bela Lugosi reprise his role as Count Dracula once more?

But I digress...back to the present; I'll admit, seeing a beloved dead actor returning to the screen in a thirty second commercial, or a full-length film leaves me with a conflicted feeling. I do think that using a dead person's image to sell ANYTHING is tacky and tasteless, unless they left explicit instructions in their will as to the use of their image which would allow such usage. And even if the day ever comes when deceased celebrities will return to the big screen, would they have willingly appeared in a film that their "estate" has chosen for them? Who knows? Should there be seances with entertainment lawyers having a medium channel the dead film star and sign the necessary contracts? (HEY - I smell a new reality show!)

Now even though I think that there is an ethical line being crossed, I have to be honest and admit that I got a bit of a thrill seeing David Spade & Chris Farley interacting again, and I would probably be the first in line to see the one, true Count Dracula rise from the grave once more. What do you guys think?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ain't That a Bitch?


This is the ORIGINAL model of the ship figurehead created by Ray Harryhausen for "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad", and it's up for auction at Ebay. From the description;
The original stop-motion movie monster appeared in the 1974 film 'The Golden Voyage of Sinbad,' and was created by Ray Harryhausen, who inspired a generation of filmmakers and special effects wizards. After being brought to life by the villainous wizard Koura, this 8 foot tall, wooden femme fatale causes general mayham, smashing Sinbad's ship, killing a crew member, and making off with charts vital to his voyage. Cast in rubber from the same mold in which the original model was made, and hand painted by Ray Harryhausen, it was given to the current owner as a gift on his birth. It measures 14 1/4 inches high on a 1 inch high wood base (affixed there by Ray), and 9 inches across from hand to hand. It has no moving parts, and is not malleable or very flexible. This is not a limited edition. It's the only one."

I would LOVE to add this to my personal collection as this is one of my all-time favorite monster movies, but with the bidding at $20,000, I think I'll have to pass. Via SuperPunch

Only Typesetters and Graphic Designers Will Get This...

Halloween 1895...

I don't know about you, but I think costumes were creepier back then. Via Black&WTF.

Great Mash-ups!

Artist Ryan Dunlavey has done many news strip comic/comic book character mashups for Wizard magazine over the years, and he has showcased some of his best pieces on his website. Really funy stuff! Via Neatorama.