Friday, February 22, 2008
I did some sketch cards for Topps' Lord of the Rings: Masterpieces II set. These are the cards I'm getting back from them. All are available except for the Aragorn coronation, Arwen coronation, and Arwen and Aragorn kissings cards which are taken. Send me an e-mail if you want one of the others.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
“In Bruges” is a film about two Irish hitmen sent to Bruges, Belgium to await further orders. It’s my kind of movie. It doesn’t follow any formulas, the dialogue is cleaver and witty, and you don’t know what is going to happen next. It has a nice mixture of funny dark comedy and sad drama. Being fresh and original you would be correct in assuming this film is not a product of Hollywood. There is also a midget in the movie so you can’t ask for anything more. “In Bruges” is brilliantly written and directed by Martin McDonagh (you have to like a filmmaker who shows a character watching the beginning of “Touch of Evil” on TV just before he himself launches into a long continuous shot) and stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Here’s a drawing of my future leading lady and who also stars in “In Bruges” Clemence Poesy.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Every once in a while someone would ask me why I don't write a ongoing comic book. My mind doesn't think that way. I can only tell complete stories with beginnings, middles, and ends. Even apparent goofball type of stories of mine like Gun Fu and Fat Boy & Harvey have points to them where I'm attempting to say something beyond just entertainment. I don't understand the rationale of writing without a reason to the story and it being neverending (beyond the shallow aspects of it).
That's why I love a show like "Lost". It's intricately written with strong characters and big mysteries. And best of all, it doesn't seem like the writers are just winging it when writing the stories (like how "24" another show I like seems to be written). They have a plan and an ending and shoot for it.
Here's Terry O'Quinn as Locke. He was also in "Millennium," another great show which seemed to aim to tell a grand story, but was cancelled before its time.