Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Howard M. Shum Awards

What are the best in 2009? Read on.

Best Film - “Avatar” Written and directed by James Cameron. Not only is this is a visually mind-blowing film, but it is also well acted and written. Cameron takes the time to set up the wondrous alien world and the characters and by doing so we connect with them and the environment. The all cumulates into an amazing achievement.

Best Director - James Cameron, “Avatar” Cameron has no peer. He moved up the measuring stick for films in terms of visuals and imagination. He gave people a reason to go to the cinema.

Actor - Nicolas Cage, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” Cage takes a risk in his crazy over-the-top performance as a corrupt cop. He succeeds.

Actress - Michelle Monaghan. “Trucker” Michelle gives a great performance as a woman who doesn’t have the mindset to raise a kid.

Foreign Language Film - “The White Ribbon” Written and directed by Michael Heneke. Heneke brilliantly explores the roots of evil in a small German village right before World War I.

Screenplay - “Inglourious Basterds” by Quentin Tarantino. If the bulk of your movie is a bunch of people siting around and talking in a foreign language and it is still captivating, that’s got to be good writing and acting. I also like how Tarantino continues to ignore Hollywood screenwriting formula and take a novelistic approach to writing.

Cinematographer - Robert Richardson “Inglourious Basterds” This is also Tarantino’s visually best looking film. The shot of Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna in a red dress by a circular window is classic. The drawing here is of Mélanie.

Television Show Drama (tie) “Lost” and “Breaking Bad” Great writing and acting that takes chances and don’t rely on formula. The characters are affected by the situations they go through and don’t revert back to how there were as the show began like almost all other shows.

Television Show Comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” After all these years Larry David still has it. The show is hilarious and it was great seeing the cast of “Seinfeld” reunite. It was also interesting to see David’s creative process, albeit in a fictional way, of using incidents in his life for material.

TV Presenter - Alexa Chung “It’s On with Alexa Chung” I don’t why her show didn’t get renewed. Alexa is funny and managed to do goofy stuff on her show without being stupid.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009


Here are some drawings I did of Lance Reddick as Agent Broyles and John Noble and Jasika Nicole as Walter Bishop and Astrid from "Fringe." John Noble is an underrated actor. As Walter he can go from whacky to pathos in a snap of a finger and it comes off as sincere.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Doutzen Kroes

It seems like a good time for me to do another drawing of Doutzen Kroes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Edward and Bella

Here is a drawing I did of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Edward and Bella from "New Moon." No, I have not seen nor read "Twilight" or "New Moon." I saw the photo this is based in the L.A. Times last week and felt like drawing it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I enjoyed watching Orianthi shred her guitar in Michael Jackson's "This is It." I also like her new single "According to You." This is a drawing I did of her. Check out her music if you haven't already.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tom Ford

I saw "A Single Man" tonight. It's written and directed by Tom Ford, based on a book by Christopher Isherwood and stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. It's about a professor in the early 1960s who loses his longtime partner and contemplates suicide. Tom Ford is not only a great fashion designer, but he also has chops as a filmmaker. Check out his film.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Emily Blunt

Here's a drawing I did of Emily Blunt. Go watch her new film "The Young Victoria."

Friday, November 06, 2009

Bad Lieutenant

I saw "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" tonight. It's directed by the great Werner Herzog, written by William Finkelstein, and stars Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes. It's about a bad homicide detective trying to solve the murder of five people as madness happens around his life. Cage's good crazy over-the-top performance is a sight to behold. Herzog shows what a versatile filmmaker he is. It's a film worth watching.

Here is a drawing I did of Eva.

Monday, November 02, 2009

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

I saw "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" tonight. It's directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. It's visually gorgeous and imaginative. Tom Waits is great as the devil. Check it out.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Amber Heard

It would be really cool if Amber Heard starred in a film based on my comic book "Hyperkinetic" or one of my screenplays. If only I was represented by a powerful agency like WME. Wait a minute, I am represented by WME...

Here's a drawing I did of her.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vena Cava

This is a drawing I did of fashion designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Michelle Monaghan

Those of you who know me or regularly read my blog are aware that Shane Black's "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" is one of my favorite films. One big reason is Michelle Monaghan's awesome acting in it.

In her new movie "Trucker" (written and directed by James Mottern), Michelle gives an Academy Award winning performance. At times when there is no dialogue, the camera lingers on Michelle's face and you can feel her emotion. Only great actors can do that. Check out the movie.

Here is a drawing I did of Michelle from "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Zombieland and Batgirl (not related)

I saw "Zombieland" tonight. It's written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and directed by Ruben Fleischer. If you want to have a good time at the theater, go watch this movie. It's funny and clever with cool visual action. I like the interaction between Woody Harrelson's badass zombie killer character and Jesse Eisenberg's nerd sidekick character. Amber Heard has an excellent cameo in the movie though I'm sure most people will be talking about a hilarious surprise appearance by an A-list celebrity. Go watch it before people spoil it for you.

Here is a drawing of Batgirl I did.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Agyness Deyn

Here's a drawing I did of Agyness Deyn based on a photo by Steven Meisel.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Siobhan Dillon

Had it been up to me, I would have chosen Siobhan Dillon to win "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" but alas, the world has yet to succumb and do as I wish. Oh, well, here's her consolation prize, a drawing by me.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Emily DiDonato

Emily DiDonato is blowing up super quick in fashion. She is going to be huge. Here's a drawing I did of her.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Doutzen Kroes

The world screams for another drawing of Doutzen Kroes by me and I oblige. Okay, maybe it was just the voices in my head.

Monday, August 03, 2009

It's On With Alexa Chung

My favorite new TV show of the summer is "It's on with Alexa Chung." Alexa is pretty witty when she goes off script. Here's a drawing I did of her.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Taylor Swift

Here's a drawing of Taylor Swift that I did based on a photo. I don't think I quite nailed her likeness as I did in previous drawings, but other than that, I'm pleased with the drawing.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Li'l Katie

This drawing cracks me up every time I look at it. It might be only funny to Katelin and me though.

I saw (500) Days of Summer tonight. If you're looking for a good funny movie to see this weekend this is your flick. It's directed by Marc Webb and written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. It's about a guy who is obsessively in love with a girl and can't move on when she already has. This is a smart movie, so if you're an idiot go watch something else. With films such as "Brick," "The Lookout," and this one, Gordon-Levitt is one of the best young actors on my short list.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Megan Fox

Why is Megan Fox doing every other comic book movie except one based on one of my vast creations? I think the reason is because she shakes it like a ladder to the sun. Here's a drawing I did of her.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Emma Watson - Burberry

Here's a drawing I did of Emma Watson based on her ad for Burberry shot by Mario Testino.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Marvel Masterpieces III Artist Proofs

Here are my Marvel Masterpieces 3 Artist Proof Sketch Cards. E-mail me if you want to buy any.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Li'l Katelin

My friend Katelin was telling me about when she was a kid she had a big afro and once tried to befriend a squirrel. Her mom freaked and quickly put a stop to it. I, of course, decided to depict this incident in cartoon form. Now when Katelin becomes a serial killer you will know why.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

More Alexa Chung

Here's another drawing I did of British TV presenter and soon to be American TV presenter Alexa Chung. I think she's going to do well here as long as MTV lets her keep her whacky personality and doesn't try to change her.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bruce Campbell - "Jack of All Trades"

Here's a drawing I did of Bruce Campbell in his funny spy show "Jack of All Trades." Apparently I was the only person to ever watch it when it aired on TV. You can see episodes on

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Olivia Dunham - "Fringe"

Here's Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham in "Fringe." She's a good actress with a very expressive face.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Natasha Henstridge

Last week I had a meeting at Mosaic. In the reception area, I met actress Natasha Henstridge. She was nice and cool. Here's a drawing I did of Natasha based on a photo.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Krysten Ritter - "Breaking Bad"

Another current TV show I like a lot is "Breaking Bad." It has good writing and solid acting. Things actually happen to the characters and they don't necessarily go back to how they were when the episode begins like almost all of boring network TV. It doesn't go on formula. Here is a drawing one of the actresses on the show Krysten Ritter.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Land of the Lost

I saw an advance screening of "Land of the Lost" (written by Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas and directed by Brad Silberling) tonight. As a kid, I was aware of the show, but never watched it because if I was watching TV on Saturday morning it's going to be cartoons and not cheap live-action stuff. The movie which stars Will Ferrell, Danny McBride and Anna Friel is hilarious and adventurous.

Ferrell play a scientist with a crazy time warp theory who is made into a laughingstock by the evil TV news reader Matt Lauer. A young Cambridge educated scientist played by Anna Friel convinces Ferrell's character that his theory isn't whacked and he finishes his dimensional machine. They go to a cave (lead by tour guide Danny McBride) where the tachyon readings are strong and end up in another dimension where there are dinosaurs, lizard men, and monkey men.

I think this movie is aimed at kids, but there are a bunch of funny sex jokes that will go over their heads. I say this as a compliment, no one in film or TV plays a redneck jerk better than Danny McBride. It's a fun movie and worth watching.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Nikki - "Lost"

Here's Kiele Sanchez as Nikki from "Lost."

My favorite character from "Lost" is John Locke because he is a man of faith who believes he is special (and might be proven right).

My second favorite is Mr. Eko because he is too is a man of faith and also a badass ass kicker.

My next favorite is Nikki because Kiele Sanchez is by far the best looking cast member ever on "Lost." Yes, I'm easy that way.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Alexa Chung

Here's a drawing I did of super cute British TV presenter Alexa Chung.

Sunday, March 29, 2009