Monday, January 10, 2011

Six Million Dollar FUN!!

So the entire collection of "The Six Million Dollar Man" is finally available on DVD. Too bad it costs about $250.00 and can only be bought as the set and only online at Time Life. This was my favorite show when I was a kid and I still love the opening intro. I remember having a few of the comics also but since they were published by Charleton, they were hard to find in North Jersey for some reason. I still have the action figure on my shelf and spent more hours than I could count playing with him. He was not the best toy on the market, but he was bionic for crying out loud!! I can tell you that the one item I never got and always asked for, was the Six Million Dollar Man lunch box. I never got any lunch box actually.

When I was graduating college, I painted a Six Million Dollar Man painting. I liked it then but not so much now. I do remember that I felt like I succeeded in some respect as a fellow student just stopped in his tracks when he saw it and told me how much he liked it and how many memories it stirred. It may not be a great work of art but it struck an emotional cord and isn't that what we strive for with any mark we make? I thought so.

So here is a bevy of Bionic treats. I wound up making two different compositions of my new drawing and am sharing the progression again as well.






I often wonder how much Steve Austin would cost today. If you are like me, you might get a kick out of reading this article for CNN Money back in 2008.





Here is a shot taken with my iPhone last night of one of my toy shelves in my office at home. There is Col. Austin, proudly displayed next to Spider-Man and Slinky!






Visit my Red Bubble store to purchase items with this art.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hot Run




My friend and neighbor wrote his first book and thought enough of me to ask me to do the cover. I like working with Tim, he is creative and positive and makes the work seem easy. He is self-publishing his tome thru Amazon right now. It it available for a Kindle and will be available in actual print very soon. You can follow Tim on his blog at:

http://www.hotrunthenovel.com/


You can order the book thru Amazon.com here:

Hot Run on Amazon

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year MacBean!!



A friend sent me a picture he had taken off the internet as a joke. He thought it was funny that a giant statue in Canada had "PINTO" written right across its hat. I actually thought it was funny as well and I got a kick out of the fact that he was a giant pinto bean. A little research showed that his name is in fact, Pinto MacBean and he is the official mascot of Bow Island, Canada. It's even listed on the Wikipedia page! I thought it would be fun to do my take on the guy. I only made a few tweaks to the design or colors. I lost his nose and made the eyes like the M&M characters. His hand and feet now "float", taking a page from Veggie Tales, and his belt is now brown as well. I think he is still pretty much the same.