Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Howard M. Shum Awards

Alas, the only year-end list that matters. Onto the awards!

Best Film - “Midnight in Paris” Written and directed by Woody Allen. This is a magical film which tells one to live for the moment and that the so called “Golden Age” of art and culture are different for everyone and may not be as grand as we think.

Best Director - Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist” Only a great artist would have the boldness to make a silent film in the modern era that is also a tribute to the films of that time. Michel does it masterfully with his beautiful visuals and storytelling.

Actor - Jean Dujardin, “The Artist” If we can tell how you are feeling without any dialogue, that is good film acting. Dujardin is also great in the "OSS 117” films.

Supporting Actor - Albert Brooks “Drive” Brooks can be more than just funny. Recognize.

Actress - Felicity Jones, “Like Crazy” The movie does not work and would be super boring if you don’t care about her character. Since she improvised her part, all credit goes to her.

Supporting Actress - Shailene Woodley “The Descendants” Shai holds up to George Clooney. She’s going to be a movie star.

Screenplay - “The Skin I Live In” by Agustín Almodóvar & Pedro Almodóvar, based on the novel by Thierry Jonquet. Of all of Almodóvar’s movies, this one is by the far his craziest and I mean that in a good way.

Cinematographer - Robert Richardson “Hugo” This guy can shoot any type of movie and have it be beautiful and fit whatever mood it is supposed to give.

Underrated Film - “Sucker Punch” Directed by Zack Snyder. Written by Zack Snyder & Steve Shibuya. All you haters will come to your senses one day. This is an amazing looking film with some of the best action scenes ever in cinema. The story is also deeper than people want to give credit.

Television Show Drama “Breaking Bad” Not only is this the best TV show of the year, it’s also the best TV show ever! Strong writing by Vince Gilligan and his staff and superb acting by Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito and the rest of the cast. No other TV show is even close to being this great. No other TV show even tries to be this good.

Television Show Comedy “The Inbetweeners” This BBC America show about high school losers is crazy funny.

Quarterback - Peyton Manning. Look at the Indianapolis Colts’ record without Peyton. Look at the Patriots' record without Tom Brady. ‘Nuff said.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Felicity Jones

I saw "Like Crazy" tonight. It has a great performance by Felicity Jones. Here is a drawing I did of her.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Artist - Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo

I saw Michel Hazanavicius’s "The Artist" tonight. It stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. It's an fantastic film set in Hollywood during the silent film era. It is beautifully shot and acted. Here are drawings I did of Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. I also enjoyed their work in Michel's "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies." If you like great movies, watch both of these.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Grace Helbig

Here is a drawing I did of Grace Helbig. She's the funniest person on G4's "Attack of the Show."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bald Bryan and Alison Rosen

Here is a drawing I did of Bald Bryan and Alison Rosen from the Adam Carolla Show. I like them, but I find it insane that someone paid them over $1,000.00 on eBay to cook dinner. Bald Bryan better do it topless for that kind of money.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Doutzen Kroes

Here is a new drawing I did of model Doutzen Kroes.

Check out Bobby Rubio's and my new art and photography blog Beautiful in L.A.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Emilia Clarke

Here is a drawing I did of actress Emilia Clarke when she's not in wig and costume for "Game of Thrones."

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Inbetweeners

It appears that I'm the only person in Los Angeles who watches The Inbetweeners. So I would like to thank BBC America for broadcasting the show just for me. Here is a drawing I did of Joe Thomas, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison, and James Buckley as Simon, Will, Neil and Jay. Watch the show. It's funny.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lindsay Ellingson

Here is a drawing I did of model Lindsay Ellingson based on a photo by Russell James.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lilly Robbins

Here is a drawing I did of former Miami Dolphins cheerleader Lilly Robbins. She was good on the "Louie" episode "Duckling."

Friday, September 09, 2011

Kate Upton

Here is a drawing I did of Kate Upton. My buddy Bobby Rubio and I started a new blog called the Gentlemen's Drawing Club. Each month we will draw a new girl. This month is Kate. Check it out here.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Harmony Moniz and Landon Swank

Here is a drawing I did of Harmony and her magician fiance Landon. Vote for Landon on America's Got Talent.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Riki Lindhome

Here is a drawing I did of actress Riki Lindhome. I like her podcast.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson is an amazing actress. I saw her in something last week that I can't write about because I signed a NDA, but she was fantastic in it. She's going to blow up. Here is a drawing I did of her.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Erin Heatherton

Here is a drawing I did of super cute model Erin Heatherton.

Check out my new online comic strip True Hollywood Adventures.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Mollie King - The Saturdays

I was watching "The Graham Norton Show" about a couple of weeks ago on BBC America. A British girl pop group was on. The one that stood out to me was Mollie King so I did this drawing of her.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Here are some photos I took at SDCC 2011.

Bobby Rubio, me, and Rad Sechrist.

Me and Kimberly Leemans.

Bobby and some girls he drew.

Bobby and Kimberly about to chow down.

Pierre Bernard and Laraine.

"Community" creator and writer Dan Harmon, me, and "Community" and "The Onion" writer Megan Ganz.

Some caricatures I did during the con.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brit Marling - Another Earth

Here is a drawing I did of writer-actress Brit Marling. Go watch her new movie "Another Earth." It's beautifully shot by co-writer and director Mike Cahill.

To those going to San Diego Comic-Con 2011, Rad Sechrist and I will be at my buddy Bobby Rubio's booth #1943. We will have copies of my new book "Fusillade" and other cool stuff.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Alison Rosen

While listening to the Adam Carolla Podcast, newsgirl Alison Rosen told a poop story that I had to put into comic strip form. It's all true. Listen to the podcast.

Click on the image to make bigger.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Candice Swanepoel

Here is a drawing I did of model Candice Swanepoel.

People of Los Angeles: Rad Sechrist and I will be signing copies of my new book Fusillade at Meltdown Comics this Wednesday July 13 from 6-8PM. My buddy Pierre Bernard ("Conan") will also be there. Come by and tell him how much you love his drawing of Martha Kent with huge boobs. Stay and watch TJ Miller do stand up at 8:30.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Flight of the Conchords

Here is a drawing I did of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords. It's too bad they got deported back to New Zealand. I blame their manager Murray.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Super 8

While watching "Super 8," I couldn't help but notice that all the main kids had distinct head shapes. I wonder if that played a part in J.J. Abrams casting them? Of course I had to make them into cartoons. Here are Zach Mills, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee, Riley Griffiths, and Gabriel Basso.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Doctor Who and Amy Pond

Here is a drawing I did of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as Doctor Who and Amy Pond.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Kate Upton

Here is a drawing I did of model Kate Upton. I believe it's the best drawing I have ever done.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Rebecca Pidgeon

Here is a drawing I did of amazing actress Rebecca Pidgeon. She's in one of my favorite films David Mamet's "Heist."

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Star Wars Galaxy 6

I did sketch cards for Topps' Star Wars Galaxy 6 set. These are the cards I get to keep. Send me an e-mail if you want to buy any.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kim Possible and Supergirl Commissions

Here are a bunch of commissions I did of Kim Possible vs. Shego, Supergirl, Wonder Girl, Deadpool, Kannen Doom, Bonnie, and Chewbacca.