Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Screenings

Yeah, it has been 25 years since Marty McFly took that DeLorean back to the year 1955 for the first time. In honor of that, AMC theaters has two screenings of the movie on the big screen. Once on Oct. 23rd and once on Oct. 25th (the date Marty goes back in time). Here in San Francisco, the times are 12:30pm on Sat. the 23rd, and 7pm on Mon. the 25th, both at the AMC 1000 Van Ness theater. Not near SF? No problem, take a look at the site and see if a screening is happening near you:
Back To The Future 25th Anniversary Screenings

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hopefully this means he's taken up a hardcore drug addiction

Maybe Courtney Love can help Justin put his toe in the trigger of a shotgun too. And hopefully very soon.

SNL Plagarism Rumbling

So if anyone watched the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this past weekend, there were a few sketches that are causing quite a controversy in the comedy world. No, not because they're provocative...because they've been done before. Sort of. See the link and judge for yourself.

Tim and Eric tiny hat clip.

While I don't think the tiny hat clip was a ripoff, I DO think that the hair club skit was a blatant ripoff.

Unfortunately this wouldn't be the first time this has happened, and I don't think it will be the last, either.

Fox animation saddened me tonight...

[WARNING: Spoilers may be contained in this posting.]

Why? Well first off the Simpsons was a Lisa episode, and everyone knows a Lisa episode is going to be a downer. Lisa Simpson is the Tina Yothers of animation. Who is Tina Yothers? Remember a little show called Family Ties back in the 80's? Yothers was the youngest of the Keaton clan (until they brought in a younger kid to boost sagging ratings). Every time the episode revolved around her character, it was boring and depressing.

Anyway, I digress. The Simpsons episode was about having your dreams crushed, and their most depressing central message was that being an artist was a worthless and wasteful profession. Wow, way to start the season on a happy note, assholes.

Then The Cleavland Show was (again) giving up on your dreams to take an average job to support your family and mid-life crisis. Only once you find fame and money you should dump the people that helped you along the way. Yeah, I get the joke as a cliche and a parody of fame and fortune in the music industry, but after following that Simpsons episode it seemed a tad depressing.

Family Guy was an hour long murder mystery. Simple enough. Maybe I was just being a bit too sensitive.....wait a minute..... It turns out the murderer had killed because they were getting fired from an entertainment job for being too old (40), and being dumped by their lover for the same reason.

Damn, Fox. This stuff is supposed to be entertainment and make you laugh. Especially for season premieres. Instead you have quite a number of depressing subject matters that would make anyone watching want to slit their wrists after downing a bottle of sleeping pills while lying in a bathtub of water before dropping a plugged-in major appliance into the water with you. I mean really, lighten up a little.

Thankfully I had the new Venture Bros. on my DVR to cleanse my palate. They won't let me down....damn. Really? The subplot is about Dr. Venture having yet another mid-life crisis, AND admitting (to Hank no less) that Hank was so much like him that he felt sorry for the boy. *Sigh*

At least Hunter and Brock had some good stripper jokes to tell. Heh. "Her tits looked like two suicide notes stuffed in a glitter bra."

Well, that's all I've got. Didn't get the window display done this weekend because I ran into a few problems. Hopefully it will be up next weekend as long as 24 hour comic book day doesn't get in my way.

Off to bed.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Free Art

The City through artists’ eyes | San Francisco Examiner

Looking for something free to do in San Francisco? Well, the Public Library has 41 drawings of San Francisco on display on the 6th floor from now until Nov. 29th 2010. Sure, you'll have to wade through the bums to get in, but it is free. Take a peek at the article for more details.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Breach is clear, commence loading of ammunition

Hello, and welcome to my blog which may or may not get frequent updates. Essentially this is part vanity project, part whoring myself out for art jobs, and probably part therapy (I guess there go the art jobs!). Anyway, relax and enjoy.

First up, I thought I'd post the pictures from my last window display. This is currently up in the window at The Comic Outpost out on Ocean Ave. in San Francisco.

These little guys were hand drawn on 3/4" foamboard in the style of the comic book, cut out, painted with acrylic, and inked with a Sharpie marker. The hearts were done with window cling and acrylic paint. 

Currently I'm working on a new window display for another comic book related title. This title will be seen this fall as a tv series, and is probably the most anticipated series I've been looking forward to in a while. Hopefully I'll have that one done and up in the window by next weekend so I can share with you both the title and the artwork. So for now, I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I'll see you again soon.