Friday, May 6, 2011

If It Were Animated: Pulp Fiction Sketch Cards

Jules Winnfield
Vincent Vega

What if Quentin Tarantino's 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction were an animated series? Wouldn't that be awesome? I envision an episodic series follwing the adventures of Jules Winnfield (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (voice of John Travolta) as they do various "jobs" for their boss Marcellus Wallace (voice of Ving Rhames). They could meet all the characters from the movie, and maybe run into other Tarantino favorites like Mr. Pink and Mia Wallace's twin sister Beatrix Kiddo. I have too much free time.

Anyway, these sketch cards (watercolor on bristol) show how I'm picturing Jules and Vincent.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's Thorsday!

Like most of geekdom, I'm fairly psyched about the Thor movie from Marvel, which opens tomorrow. So I dashed off this quick sketch of the Odinson himself.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May The 4th Be With You (Or "Oh, yeah, I have a blog don't I?")

Yep, it's been a ridiculously long time since I posted anything new. Lots of reasons for that, but none of them interesting. I plan on trying to go back to updating more often. Fingers crossed.

Anyhoo, today is May 4th, or Star Wars Day as it's known in geekdom, and I didn't really have anything good on hand, so I whipped up this quick Darth Maul sketch card with some markers. Happy Star Wars Day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Jenny Everywhere Vs. The Wolf-Men Of The S.S.

They issued one of their weekly challenges over at Whitechapel. It was a simple one: Present your interpretation of public domain character Jenny Everywhere. For some reason, this is the image that sprang into my head and I present it here for your amusement.

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yeah, There's No Way This Is Not Going To Suck

I love me some Joss Whedon.  You know, the genius behind such cult television classics as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse? As well as Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog and the feature film Serenity? The guy who's currently directing what promises to be the biggest comic-book movie of all time, The Avengers? Yeah, him.

Well, turns out Warner Bros. is gearing up to bring Buffy back, and this time it'll be on the big screen! Awesome, right? Wrong. Turns out the upcoming film won't be a continuation of the TV series, but a *shudder* reboot. Worse still, the project is going forward without any involvement from Joss whatsoever.

You may recall that Buffy got it's start as an amusing but forgettable 1992 film starring Kristy Swanson. That film was based on an original screenplay by Joss, who created the core concept. But when he sold the script, he sold the rights to the intellectual property. These things happen when you're a relatively unknown screenwriter. Unfortunately, that allows the producers of the original film to attempt to reboot the franchise without Whedon in a naked attempt to cash in on the Twilight-fueled vampire craze. Ugh. I want no part of it. Without Joss it isn't Buffy. Period. Just my opinion, of course, but I'm not alone.

Anyway, the above piece was inspired by a recent blog post by the great Brian Lynch. For I, too, am with JoJo.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

For All The Nerd Girls...

One of my daily online destinations is the awesome Topless Robot, and that's where I first heard about Katie Goldman, a little girl who was teased for bringing a Star Wars water bottle to school. Her mom, a blogger for Chicago Now tells the whole story here, but basically Katie was reduced to tears because some boys told her that she couldn't love Star Wars because it wasn't for girls. Seriously.

Now, I don't have kids, and normally this type of story would have me shaking my head in disbelief and then moving on with my day. But something about Katie's story touched me. Maybe it's because I'm a lifelong Star Wars nerd and I see her as one of the tribe. Maybe it's because my girlfriend (whose name is Katie) is a sweet, beautiful geek girl whom I love to pieces. I don't know, but I wanted to do some small thing to show my nerd solidarity.

So this is for Katie Goldman, and for every other nerd girl who ever got teased or bullied for loving something that other people didn't understand. Let your geek flags fly.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

If It Were Animated: The Opie & Anthony Show

From L-R: Gregg "Opie" Hughes, Anthony Cumia and Lil' Jimmy ("Yimmy") Norton.
 I’m a big fan of Opie and Anthony, and especially Jimmy Norton. I was listening to the show the other day and this just popped into my head. There’s a lot of great O&A animation on YouTube, but since I lack the know-how to create animation of my own I’ll just settle for using my animated-style characters as a banner for the show. If I WAS going to do an O&A animation, this is what it would look like. Enjoy.

This is fanart and is not for profit.