Showing posts from February, 2014

The Star Spangled Man

When they announced a Captain America movie I was pretty skeptical to say the least. I actually remember those two 1970's television movies with Reb Brown as a Californian Captain America. Pretty bad stuff. And so was that 80's version with Matt Salinger! Complete with rubber ears!! If you don't know what I am talking about, go Google them. So my nervousness was assuaged when Joe Johnston was tapped to direct it. Loving The Rocketeer I knew that Cap was in good hands and he didn't disappoint. I thought it was a fun and mostly faithful adaptation and they presented us with making a guy wearing a flag actually believable. No small feat. If I were to complain about anything (and I am. That was the cue.), is that there were no references to Joe Simon or Jack Kirby anywhere in the movie. And Stan Lee made a cameo. Seriously?? It could have been so simple. The antique shop that fronted the lab where Steve Rogers became Captain America could have been called Simon & Kirby…


...or "You Can't Take the Sky from Me". Several months ago I posted about a Captain Mal painting and how I initially painted it and then how it was revised. So now it is revised again. This time by adding a new background and the entire cast of the show. It's very much a challenge to incorporate so many portraits into a single piece and within the parameters of what I can get printed. After much deliberation and sketching, I came upon this idea which I think also really keeps the spirit of the show. Torn parchment and outer space! A classic combo like chocolate and peanut butter. Mmmmmm.......peanut butter......

Keeping up with the Joneses!

Well one of them at least. I have always been a HUGE Indiana Jones fan! Fair warning, I am about to ramble. Way back when Raiders was first released to theaters, my mom, brother and I were visiting Florida from New Jersey. Mom had a close friend who had children around the same ages as my brother and I so it was cool as we all got along well. So one night we kids decide to go out to the movies on our own. The older kids decide to get some beer and then go see a Cheech and Chong movie. We, of course, could not tell our parents that we snuck into an R-rated movie so we had to lie about what movie we went to. We actually bought tickets to Raiders of the Lost Ark so we used that as our cover. Nobody knew anything about the movie and to avoid talking about it, we all said it was not very good and that we didn't like it. This came to really burn me when it turned out to be a huge hit like Star Wars and then I just had to go see it for real. Don't lie kids. It can cost you from seein…

Packing for Wizard World New Orleans!!

Just dropped off my stuff to be packed into the vehicle we are taking to New Orleans! If you are in the area, please stop by and say "hi"! Please be forward as I am a shy individual. Should be a fun show!

Peter Capaldi IS The Doctor!!

I always get a little worried when a new Doctor is announced. And excited. It's the nature of the show. I must admit that I was a bit concerned when Peter Capaldi was announced as the successor to Matt Smith and I fully admit that it was his age that initially caught me off guard. I think I just always had a tendency towards younger Doctors as Peter Davison was my first. I was won over tho. Plus I never quite understood why so many people were vocal about his age being a factor and many of the same people loved when Paul McGann re-appeared as the Doctor in the minisode before the 50th anniversary. He is only one year younger than Capaldi. Well enough about that. I did say that I was won over and then I was even more keen on the new Doctor when his costume was revealed. I like it. I like it a lot! Some have compared it to a "less frilly Pertwee". I can agree with that. I am anxiously awaiting the new episodes like all the whovians out there and I hate that it is such a lo…