Tuesday, March 27, 2007
okay, so that was a pretty interesting season finale of battlestar galactica (no spoilers in case you tivoed it) the other night (which leaves us with a LOT of questions)...but 2008?! damn. (that's long enough for me to forget most of the little stuff... heck, i can't remember most of the last season of the sopranos... or the shield, both of return real soon...)
thoroughly sad to see rome go, but it went out in style (man, once deadwood wraps up later this year after the sopranos, why keep hbo? bad enough i can't turn on one of the six(!) hbo channels without catching a star wars movie...)
watched the first episode of "this american life" on-line (over at the showtime site) and wish i was able to watch it every week (i love listening on npr), a strong first outing...
looks like i'll be getting through a good chunk of commissions soon, since work has slowed down... here's another one for hitoshi! (looking back through'm all, wonder woman is coming in third behind batman and batgirl as most requested... and well ahead of dazzler... and mento)
decided to go through the list of monthly (well, what should be monthly) comics i get at the local shop and really cut back... every week i bring home a handful of books and really only enjoy 1 or 2 (heck, most i get for the art these days...) ... after talking with a few folks (some who read this very blog...), i know i'm not the only one...
what im listening to as i type this... arcade fire - neon bible (after seeing 'm live at saturday night live last month - and not being overly impressed, i gotta say - i figured i'd try out the cd... and it's growing on me... gotta love emusic!)
Friday, March 23, 2007
here's a pin-up i did (with rico on colors) for the upcoming dark horse trade of the second "samurai: heaven and earth" series. ron marz and luke ross have a fantastic historic-action-adventure-love story here, and if you haven't read it... you should (the first trade is out now)...
ron had the brilliant idea of doing a pin-up trade for both the perhapanauts and samurai (and if you've seen luke's pin-up, clearly todd and i got the better end of that deal)...
man, i can't stop looking at the recent "drink and draw" book from image... i've always loved dave johnson's stuff as well as jeff johnson, but i was blown away by dan panosian's stuff (and i've spent a good long time checking out his sweet blog... http://urbnbarbarian.blogspot.com/)
so, season finale of battlestar is this weekend (and i imagine there's gonna be one helluva cliffhanger until next year)... and the finale of rome (it's a toss up which i liked more, this or deadwood... two of the best shows on hbo... or tv, for that matter)... and i certainly hope andy barker lasts longer than these 6 episodes, but i doubt it, which is a shame (last night's was pretty damn funny)
Monday, March 19, 2007
over the past 10 years or so, i've done a fair share of comic conventions... and more than a few sketches.
most folks are genuinely happy to get'm and are polite enough to not scoff when they see'm (after they leave the table, who knows)...
so, every now and then i happen to see a scan of a con sketch that makes me cringe... and wish i just stopped doing them (not all of'm are bad, mind you... but the ones that are just drive me crazy... i'd like to think other artists feel this way)... before the onslaught of on-line galleries and comic community sites, the only chance i'd have to see'm is when people bring the book back to another show to get another sketch (and usually after flipping through and being intimidated by all the other great sketches, i find my older efforts and think " well, at least i can try and do better this time")
so, when i saw an older batman/hellboy piece i did the other night, i just hadta go back and redo it for my own sanity.
oh, and had a great time at the new boston convention this weekend, and got a chance to see some old friends and new... and finally meet some folks who's work i dig (like scott wegener and nick dragotta)... and then had a fantastic time at a good friend's wedding that night (congrats again, joe and tina!)...
didn't catch battlestar yet... and stupid me, forgot to program the tivo for the new hellboy cartoon... d'oh! (realized almost halfway through and checked... turns out i only had the first one in the season pass...) but manoman, was rome good. (only one left... gah!)... rewatched andy barker and just loved the small moments that really made it work.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
meant to post wednesday afternoon at 1.59 and wish y'all a nerdy "happy pi day" (3/14 1.59 ) but got wrapped up and never got around to it (then blogger was acting up yesterady, so...) maybe next year.
here's yet another commission piece... figured it'd go with the new look torch as opposed to the classic (although i miss all those black lines for some reason... and his having hair just seems... off) at this rate, i'll have enough for 2 more canson sketchbooks in no time.
decided last minute to head up to the convention in boston this weekend, so if you're there swing by and say "hey!"
anybody catch "andy barker, p.i." last night? i really enjoyed it... we'll see if it has legs.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
... no, not that one from the 'haps, either. here's another recent commission... always glad it works out when i choose the right color canson paper to work on...
so, work is moving ahead, and commissions are moving along as well... things're good.
kinda wish this cold snap would break... or we'd at least get some snow to show for it.
there's a lull in tv for a few weeks (well, a slight lull anyway... we've still got new rome and battlestar (frak! didn't see that ending coming)... as well as 24 (here comes the rickster! i enjoyed his run on nypd, hope he lasts more than one episode)... and i can catch up on my dvds at some point (just started season 4 of penn and teller's bullsh*t with the boy scout episode... sums up my thoughts about scouts lately, which is a shame)
Thursday, March 1, 2007
had a great time at the show, sketching and talking with lots of fans and great folks like tad stones and david petersen (and meeting folks like ted mckeever, jon bogdanove, roy richardson and june brigman for the first time)...
if you read todd's blog (and why wouldn't you? http://perhapanauts.blogspot.com/ ) you've seen some of the pics we took ( love the reaction shots to the choopie butt cards... too bad we didn't get any of those rare "hmmmmph. not funny." reaction shots)... i'll try and post a few that i managed to take...
folks seemed to enjoy the perhapanauts (and seeing andrew's kick ass choopie sculpt in person) and want more... let's hope we get the opportunity to do'm...
had a great time watching saturday night live with rainn wilson (thanks again, scott! and sorry, kelly... d'oh!)
seems like i'm getting swamped with commission requests (now handled through serendipity art sales... thanks, bob!) but i'm getting back on track ... here's one (of a few) recent ones...
as far as tv goes, veronica mars goes on break on a high note - loved the last few episodes! prison break makes for a good 15 minute speed through on tivo these days while 24 continues to be a rollercoaster ride (as does heroes lately)... i wanted to really dislike the black donnelly's (since it's booted studio 60 from the schedule, but ended up enjoying it... the thursday comedy block is getting better and better (athough the office is tending to go for the outrageous behavior with michael and dwight at times, rather than just uncomfortably annoying)... rome is still amazing and lost gained some momentum back this week ...wow, good thing i work while watching tv...