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Friday, April 27, 2012

RUN, ROBIN...!!

...To the BATMOBILE...!!


FLEE THE MONSTERS!!


...And check THIS site out! You can buy a Brand New custom-built replica of the BATMOBILE from the 60's TV show! How cool is THAT...?!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

IMPORTANT Safety Tip!

IMPORTANT Safety Tip!

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NO JAYWALKING...!
And don't mouth off to the guy you ran out in front of....!!
That's GOTTA hurt!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The GRIMM Truth

NBC's "GRIMM" an entertaining update...!

Alright. I'll admit it. NBC's "GRIMM" has become my 'can't miss' TV show. I enjoy the premise. I like the acting and the characters. The stories-- which center around a descendant of the fabled "Grimms" who deals with a world inhabited by creatures of legend and lore-- are updated fables involving a different, modernized take in each episode.
Detective Burkhardt (a 'GRIMM'-- slayer of monsters) and his oblivious partner investigate a crime scene.... seemingly unaware that they have an audience....

The main character, who is the only one who can see these shape-shifters and storybook characters for what they really are, is aided by his friend-- a 'Bludbaten'. This is a nice twist and helps with continuity, explaining each episode the legend behind the 'adversary-of-the-week'.

I believe it has become my current 'favorite' show, now that both of my previous favorites-- "SMALLVILLE" and "CHUCK" --are now gone.

Now, ABC has their OWN thing going on with "ONCE UPON A TIME", a show that I haven't been watching regularly and need to catch up on. It comes on opposite other shows I try to watch (HBO's "Game of Thrones" and FOX's "FAMILY GUY"), but have been busy and travelling and such. 
This LOOKS to be a variation on Bill Willingham's "FABLES" graphic comics series from Vertigo
I HIGHLY recommend you check those out.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Seth McFarlane's "FLINTSTONES" Delayed



Well, it seems as if the creator of "FAMILY GUY" and "American Dad" is a little too busy to devote his full attention to the announced "FLINTSTONES" project.


Read the full article HERE .

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Disney Announces "Maleficent" Release

Another "Evil Queen" movie from Disney, updating one of their Animated Classics into a live-action special-effects-laden big-budget feature. Read about it HERE .

This is joining the previously-announced "SNOW WHITE and the HUNTSMAN" from Paramount and starring Charlize Theiron as the Evil Queen, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) as Snow White, and Chris Hemsworth ("THOR") as the Huntsman.
Oh-- and the previously-released "Mirror, Mirror" starring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen. This movie was produced by Relativity Media in conjunction with.... too many to list.

Monday, April 9, 2012

New Doodle

As I sit here, waiting for ink to dry on a commission (I know... 'old school'...!), I cranked out a doodle.
Don't know who he's preparing to fight, but he DOES look formidable.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Painter of Light" THOMAS KINCAID Dies

Say what you will, but the man was talented, prolific, AND HE MADE A FORTUNE!
Read the article HERE

GLEN KEANE Leaves DISNEY

Longtime DISNEY Animator GLEN KEANE (Son of BIL KEANE- creator of 'Family Circus') announced while I was in Burbank that he is leaving The DISNEY Studios 'to pursue other interests'...!



Read the entire article HERE
...And his entire letter HERE

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Back to the Ol' Drawing Board.....

 Well, after a brief visit out to LA-LA-Land to visit and connect, I am back in my chair-- both at the drawing table and the computer. Mardi Gras is calling, and I must finish in order to accept other commissions.
 Oddly enough, I had been slow and had received no responses to my solicitations for piecework. The day I was leaving for Burbank, I received an offer for a caricature commission. I politely declined, citing my looming departure. I also received an offer for a one-day caricature job, for which I was unavailable.
 The REAL kicker came when, after I had arrived out West, I received an inquiry about a FOUR-DAY GIG ON A CRUISE SHIP, banking SERIOUS bucks!! Of course, it was the same weekend I was away, so I was unavailable for this job, as well.
Frustrating.

But I DID get to see CONAN.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CONAN O'BRIEN!

My sister, Gwen, and I attended the taping of Conan O'Brien's "CONAN" this afternoon on The Warner Brothers Studios lot.
CONAN on tbs.
VERY funny.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Trip to DisneyTOON Studios!

Recently I made a trip out to L.A. to visit with my sister and her kids and to re-connect with Dan Povenmire of Phineas & Ferb fame. We toured the studio, watched an editing session, and sat in on an actual pitch meeting with the writers, animators & producers. Fascinating stuff...!!
L-R: Me, Jonah, Dan Povenmire & Hannah

My sister Gwen, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, me

Here I am, posing with Dan's "EMMY" for Phineas & Ferb.

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