Wednesday, November 28, 2012

We interrupt this Bond.

I hate to do this. I really do but it looks as if I will have to put my James Bond series on a shelf for the time being. Turns out I have to really get going on another Star Trek pic to be done in time for MegaCon and I have to free up time as I have just committed to actually doing the art for a comic book. As a child I wanted to be a comic book artist and I even drew sample pages (I'll post them some day) and took them to conventions when I was in high school. Being the lazy individual that I am, I was not interested in drawing lamp posts and trees and such. I only really wanted to draw the characters. But I never lost my love for comics. So now I am about to dive headlong into the abyss as I was approached to contribute several pages of a graphic novel to raise money for charity. It's for cancer/hospice and that is something that my family had the unfortunate experience of dealing with earlier this year. It's also a Doctor Who themed book!! I am very nervous but very excited at the same time. I think I would be even more nervous (if that is possible) if I was getting paid so I think God had a hand in this. I'll keep you all posted as this progresses.

In the meantime, here are the three rough drawings of 007 to date all together to give the impression of where it is headed. Enjoy.






Monday, November 26, 2012

...and then there was Moore.

I grew up on Roger Moore as James Bond. My brother and I watched them on Sunday Night at the Movies and in the theater. I didn't even know that anyone else had ever played the part. "Sean Connery?? The old guy from Time Bandits???" His movies may have been a bit more corny but to a kid, who noticed?!



Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lazenby. George Lazenby.

I had never seen "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" until very recently. I was surprised that is was not as bad as I have heard pretty much my whole life. Following Connery could not have been easy and I am sure that people were more accepting of Roger Moore since the blow had already been softened that another actor could play 007. I wonder if this will be the only time that I draw George Lazenby?



Friday, November 16, 2012

Shaken. Not stirred.

Have you seen Skyfall yet?? I have not. Really hoping to soon as I have seen every Bond movie since "For Your Eyes Only" on the big screen. I would have seen "Moonraker" but I felt bad for my Mom, who drove my brother and I, along with our friend Guy, to the movies that afternoon. I didn't want her to sit alone so I went with her to watch the Barbara Streisand movie, "The Main Event".

Many, many posts ago, I blogged about "accidentally" doing a James Bond picture because my digital doodle looked (to me anyway) like Daniel Craig. I put it in the back of my mind that a series of all the Bond's would be fun. I guess it's all in the timing and I have found myself doodling away in my tiny sketchbook at lunch. I should probably bring some sort of reference to draw from tho.


Maybe I was drawing somebody else.



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One More Thing about Hurricane Who 3

I totally forgot to post the two best things I got from the convention!! I was going to just add them to the last post but I think they deserve a post of their own. Before I show those, I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Mr. Tony Lee!  His words of encouragement and praise about my work was enough to send me over the moon without a Tardis!!!

And now here they are! Me with Mr. Peter Davison, the 5th Doctor himself!!!




I more than likely have stated that he is MY Doctor. I got turned on to Doctor Who by a school friend and would watch it every night after supper. On cold, New Jersey winter nights, it was perfect television! Mom would sit and watch with me and she enjoyed it as well. She always would ask me about "the one with the celery" right up until she passed away. I know you are watching Mom!


I also managed to get one of my own postcards signed by Mr. Davison and was able to give him one as well. Awesome!


After the Hurricane Who: 3

Sorry that it's taken so long to post my pictures from the recent Hurricane Who event here in Orlando, but I have to point out that most of the pictures are not actually taken by me. My wife took the majority of them and I was waiting for her to plug her iPhone into the computer to get the pics. I gave up waiting last night and just did it myself. Sorry Hon.

We had a great time again and look forward to next year! We also had a great spot with a view of an incredible Tardis that simply brought everyone right in front of us for Mindy to take a picture. I managed to get in a few as well.

Retro Tardis!!

Modern Tardis that was right in front of us!



Mindy and the Tardis.


Joe!

My best companion.



Of course people love to dress up for the convention and here were just some of the ones we got to take pics of.
 
The Doctor (Chris) and his Tardis.
No. It really is his.
How Ood. Where's Paul?? He loves an Ood.

The Master and Doctor 8.









Even some cars dressed up!
Where is Scott???

Caitlin Blackwood (Young Amelia Pond)

Disney historian Jim Korkis and Mindy. I never knew there was a Disney/Who connection!

Writer extraordinaire, Tony Lee!!

Mr. Andrew Beech of the BBC letting me wear one of Tom Baker's actual scarves!!
Mr. Peter Davison (5th Doctor) in a Q & A.

A tee I sold that Peter Davison signed!!

Can you tell we are chewing?? Thanks Lew!