Sunday, December 19, 2010

Comic Video Blog 3

So, here's the next one.
To make it more interesting, play the drinking game where you need to take a shot every time I touch my nose.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

A New Comic Blog Video 2

Yeah, this si the second part, so it's just as long and boring as the first part, if you watched that. And it full of inaccuracies, kind of. Anyway, I'll try make the next one better, though I have to admit, I kind of also like how much it sucks. You can make up your own mind.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

A New Comic Blog Video

Hey Folks, thought I'd try something like this for a while, a video blog about comics. It's pretty long and boring, so you may not care, but I'm going to keep trying and see how it goes.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Bangkok Knockout

I don't know if this film has a story or a plot, and I'm not sure I care. It would be nice if it had one, but I don't know if it's necessary.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Between Zach and Bruce

Zach Galifinakis. Bruce Willis. Between Two Ferns. I think I found my new favourite.



Am I the only one laughing at this?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Toy, New Post



This is a picture of me, taken at McDonalds, and uploaded at McDonalds, on my new MacBook. Pity the internet here is a bit slow, I was trying to download a program, but it kept timing out. Oh well.

True Grit

I Don't Know (Updated)

Just came across this painting, which is untitled and uncredited, so I don't know what to tell you. It took me about 30 seconds to realise what the subject matter was, and when I did, I knew I had to share it. I tried to do a google image search, but came up empty handed. So, nice job, unknown artist, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Update: I found out the artist's name. Dave Greco.



Do you recognise them?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Animal Pictures That Made Me Smile

Continuing to clear out images from the ol' Blog Folder. Hope at least one of them makes you smile. Vote in the comments section for your favourite.




Friday, September 3, 2010

The Train Wreck Continues

The devil is in the details.
So tried to get some detail into Tim's face to make it unmistakably Tim, and of course made look less like Tim. But it still looks interesting. The colours I brought in to try bring a clearer distinction between the face and the background, but I'm afraid it may have gone too far. We'll see.



I'm just kind of painting random images in this one, but hopefully random with design. We'll see where it leads. Definitely not finished.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Watterson Influence

Continuing to clear out the folder of images I like and wanted to share.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How Did The Dinosaurs Die?


I got a whole bunch of pictures piled up in my blog folder, so I'm just going to start putting all these up.
Hope some of them make you laugh or smile like they did make me.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Tyler Stout: "Let The Right One In" Poster

I came across this poster for "Let The Right One In", and loved it. It's by an artist named Tyler Stout, who seems to do a few of these kind of things. I've seen some of his past stuff, and particularly liked his "Iron Man 2" poster, so I've posted a few here for you to peruse if you like.
Visit his website.It's worth clicking on even just for the cool little flash(?) animation on the opening page.

Let The Right One In

Iron Man 2

Robocop

Inglorious Basterds

The Flight Of The Conchords

The Warriors

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Twitch Top Kills

Over at Twitch, they've started a new column celebrating the best kill shots in film, and their first one is a doozy.



Yeah, thank you India. I wish I could sit through a whole movie from you without getting frustrated, but at least you do produce great clips.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Today Is "Read Comics In Public Day", Apparently.


I found out too late. I was in public today, and I could've easily read comics while in public.
Now I have to wait a year.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Continuing Work In Progress

Painting continues to be fun, and I'm really quite pleased with what I'm producing, though I don't really think of it as painting, more sketching with acrylic paint. One day soon I hope to be bold and not cheap, and really lay the paint down thick, but it just doesn't seem to be my style.

\ This was a still life Clay set up, though no one seemed to like my painting as much as I did. I'd say this is a finished piece.

Was going to give Tim this as 21st present, probably still will, but I didn't put the energy into finishing it the next day when I came down sick and decided not to go to the party.

Fixed the upper lip problems I was having, put some white into her eyes, and kept trying to get the shading on her face right. Still not sure if it's finished, but it's closer.

Not pictured, but I put the red paint across the top of the Abe pic, and I think it's an improvement, but I still need to put more in, I think.

It takes two to paint. One to paint, the other to stand by with an axe to kill him before he spoils it.
-William Merritt Chase

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Some Thoughts On The Karen

So I went to the Intermission fundraising concert for CMS that my sister put on last night, and I had a pretty good time. If you weren't there, well I'm sure you didn't know about it or had something better to do, and if you were there, it was good to see you, and sorry i had to leave early, I would've liked to have chatted longer, but I really needed to get to bed.
So anyway, it was a good night, and sparked several thoughts in my head, one about the paucity of Australian culture, but I'll explore that on in another post one day (hopefully), but mostly about the Karen people. So while I don't actually have any point to make, or even coherence to my thoughts, I wanted to share them anyway. The rest is up to you to read or not, I've done my bit.
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I really liked the way white shirts designated a single woman and black a married woman in the traditional clothes represented in the yesterday section. While I can see how that might be considered restrictive and rather one sided, as men don't seem to have anything to distinguish them, it would make it very convenient for me. Jonny also had the suggestion they could embroider what church they go to on their shirt, to make it even easier for me to follow up on them.
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That rock song rocked. Dude shredding away like he was a youngster, though most of the group were probably over 40. What rocked most was the old guy who just oozed cool. The one on the left with blue acoustic guitar. Nothing fazed him, he looked like he's seen it all before. We ended up calling him the Karen Cucumber, as in, "Cool as a..." He'd look great in a Jonny To or John Woo film. I need to see if he has an agent, try get him in my next film.
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The next song, that was just great. Not the most professional performance, or even the poetic of lyrics, but what it did was a amazing. When we think of the Karen people,we tend to think of them in negative terms, as in a people undergoing a great suffering, and rightly so I'd say. There's no doubt they suffer great persecution, that they're a displaced people, but this song flipped our perceptions. It took those negative labels, and turned them on their head, giving the positive side of the story. What was also great about it was the ownership of it. The song basically broke down into "They say this about the Karen, but we are this instead." It challenged us in our perceptions, it said you may see us as this, but we see ourselves as something better. I'm pretty sure the girl singing it wrote it, and that's why it worked so well, it was just such an honest statement in song, all the more powerful for it. And to turn the worldly suffering into heavenly praise, to take the long view, and not focus on the temporal, it was good stuff. You see us as children of suffering, but we are children of God.
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Lets finish up with the last act, the young guy on some traditional stringed instrument. No idea what he was singing about, but it sounded great.
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I have to wonder though, have any of these guys seen "Rambo", and if they have, I wonder what they think about it?

Mickey Rourke And The Ghost Of "The Wild Bunch"

Coming Soon

Dance

Coming Soon

Things I Miss (updated)

Naka
Single women
Single friends
Sleeping in
The past
The future
Uncle Walt and the Rocketmen
Punk Floyd
Pink Floyd
The Koreans
Past bible study groups
Sleeping In
Living elsewhere
The feel of her breast on my leg as we lay on the floor listening to music
When we used to talk
The old Jackpot menu
Motivation
My sister (pick one)
Ox
Shinichi

Zoë Rae Quarterman

Friday, August 6, 2010

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Posters

I've been meaning to get this post up for about a week or so now, but anyway, we're here now, hey? I saw these posters and others over at one of my favourite blogs OMG Posters!, and really liked them. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is in Austin, and they often show cult and retro and classic films, as well as contemporary cinema, and it seems like they've got some kind of traveling festival thing going on (2010 Rolling Roadshow Tour), but who cares? Pretty Pictures!




Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Trailer For "Who Killed Captain Alex"

I think my favourite part is the child announcer, but it's all good.



"Lalalala, action! Lalalala, action!"

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Between Two Ferns: Steve Carrel

I know I've mentioned it before, but a new one is up, so if you like to laugh, and can handle the small amount of swearing, this is funny.
Well, I think so.
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifanikis

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Work In Progress

I'm pretty happy with these two, and they don't need much more work, but I don't think they're finished yet.


This one started out with very little shading, and was working really well, but then I lost it, so had to try save it by giving her face definition and shading, but the lip was in the wrong spot, so I have to fix that and try lost mustache she has.


This is pretty much done as well, but I think it needs a red band across the top, and just some minor adjustments in his face.
It feels good to be doing some painting, and stuff I'm happy with as well. Prices start at $4000.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Poster "Let Me In"

While I'm cautiously optimistic about this remake of the Swedish vampire film "Let The Right One In", or it could be argued, this adaption of the swedish vampire book, I have to admit I doubt it will be as good as "Let The Right One In", which is so good it ruined "Toy Story 3" for me because I watched it the night before "Toy Story", and how can you go to a toy cowboy and space ranger when you've seen the glory of child vampirism?
Anyway, this poster is pretty good, so there's hope. Let's keep an open mind, people.

Friday, July 23, 2010

TRON Trailer.

I don't actually care that much about TRON, I just wanted to scoop Brad.


Still, it looks ok.

The Reunion (Work In Progress)


This is a painting I did at Clay's the other night, or rather started. The female was meant to be larger and take up more of the canvas, and that was all it was meant to be, but instead it turned into this, which is a pretty uninteresting picture in my opinion, so I'm probably going to paint over it rather than continue with it, but at least this way you get to see it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Clarence Cuts A Tree

Ron Mueck At GOMA


So I finally got round to go seeing the Ron Mueck exhibition, as part of “The Weekend of Scott”, and thought I’d share my impressions, in case anyone cared.
Overall, I thought it was a bit neither here nor there. It’s a small exhibit, with only 12 pieces on display, but I guess that’s 12 more than I’d seen before, and it wasn’t expensive, so I can’t really complain about that. I guess the issue I had with it was, once you get past appreciating the technical skill involved, what’s left? I guess I could’ve joined the free tour, and listened to someone else tell me what I should think about it, but I guess I wasn’t in the mood for someone else’s opinions. But there were pieces I enjoyed, so let me share my thoughts on those.
The first piece I liked was the large bushy haired naked man on a chair. You turn the corner and there he is. When I first encountered him, he as surrounded by a crowd on the tour, and he rose from the middle of them, like he was reacting to being the centre of attention.



He looked uncomfortable under the scrutiny of so many strangers, and I think that’s why I liked this one, because it seemed like part of the environment, it seemed more real, it was telling it’s own story with the crowd of onlookers. That’s why the giant baby didn’t work for me, it’s just a giant baby, lying there. In another context, like a supermarket aisle or a park, where it would seem strange and alien, that would work better, but in a gallery situation, I’m just left with a big baby and telling me nothing.
I liked the old lady carrying the bunch of sticks, but don’t really have anything to say about her, or a photo. The small guy in the boat I thought was interesting, but only up to a point.


The guy on the wall floating on an inflatable bed thing, really impressed me with it’s lifelikeness. I think it was because of the sunglasses, we weren’t able to see his dead eyes, so he had more of the illusion of life.


I think the last one of the exhibit was the one I liked most. It was a picture made real, a frozen moment of a scene, taken from it’s context and put on display for us to view. A young black man lifts his shirt to reveal a wound, which we assume is a knife wound, or at least I did.


Once again, the technical skill on display is amazing, the sculpture so lifelike. But it’s because it’s this frozen moment that fires the imagination that makes it so appealing to me. There’s a story here, and we are left with only this clue to fill in the details.


I really would have liked to have seen his "Boy" sculpture, that was the first one of his I knew of, but oh well. There was also a half hour documentary playing which you can just go see separate to the exhibition which was interesting., detailing the production of his sculpture of an oversized pregnant woman. Really pregnant.

I apologise for the quality of the photos, but I just took them on my phone camera, so that's why they're not so great.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Recurring Nightmare: The Party

I have this recurring nightmare where I don't know anyone at the party, not even the person who invited me. It's like I'll get a call, "Come on round, we're having a party!", so I go on round, and I walk into the apartment or building or house, and you know how it is, there's people hanging around the entrance, but no one you recognise. So I push further into the house, it's dimly lit, with candles and fairy lights giving illumination, but not really showing anyone, all I see still are the faces of strangers. I keep going deeper into the house, passing strange rooms and walking down an ever ongoing corridor, passing hipsters and people who are cooler than me, but no one I know. I find the kitchen, an oasis of light, I look around, expecting to see whoever invited me, expecting to see you, or anyone, someone I know, but nothing. Strangers barely acknowledge my existence or return my by now frantic looks with their own impenetrable stares. I turn around to go back where I came from, to leave this party where I don't know you, but I can't see the door I came through, all I see is another door leading down another long eternal corridor. Then I wake up and confess that I just made it all up, and I've never actually had that dream, but now I'm afraid I will.
I think Spike Jonze should make a film of it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Inception Building Poster

I've been keeping quiet about Inception, choosing to focus on The Expendables and Predators, but this is also an upcoming film I'm quite excited about, and thought this poster was rather effective.


Picture originated at scifimania.com.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010