Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Morrison could definitely handle the weird, imaginitive quirkiness required... but I'm not sure he can write the fun, light-heartedness that is Legion. I'll stop there before I full-on geek out.
Anyway, a Quitely Legion would rule.
"All credit for the killer dio goes to Reverend from The Hive.
One hell of a talented fellow and great to deal with."
Dov is abroad, he’s doing something in Europe. Finding himself. I don’t know. He would sometimes mention wanting to write a novel, “probably about my life”, so we’ll see. In the meanwhile, I’m going to put up pages from the current BenVsDov comic.
The work on this book both follows up and moves beyond our previous collaboration on “Dingleberry Blues” (http://benvsdov.com/dovs_comics/db_index.html). We plan on sticking to poop-themed titles until the ideas stop coming.
We’re going with a Cerebus-style production assembly on this one; that’s to say that Dov draws the figures and I handle the backgrounds. We’ve been drawing and writing together since elementary school and ‘TP&TP” is our most elaborate scheme to date.
A page a week!
–but I’ll give you three to start things off…
So I was given an opportunity to do a pitch piece for the new Alien prequel based off of a design H.R. Giger did for one of the previous Alien movies (which was not used).
This was not intended to be the actual design, nor was it used for the new Alien film. As for where we are with the whole process, who knows. But thought you guys would like to see.
I like the SLEEK BLACK look and semi-biomechanical feel (ie not Pumpkinhead). But there's still something about it that I don't love (remember, I'm quite picky). I think the overall design & shape reminds me too much of the creature design from ALIEN3, which I'm not a fan of. Maybe its the mouth/lips....
But I do dig Adonihs' markings on the shoulders and beneath the head dome. And the beforementioned sleekness adds a really nice feel to the Alien. It would look awesome in the darkness of space aboard a space vessel... or inside a Giger Hive. Anyway, its a huge improvement from the Resurrection and AVP versions.
I'm posting Ryan's email as well (hope you don't mind, Ryan) cause I like what he says:
Hi Jim,I'm a long time reader. I too share your love (and hates) of the alien franchises. I fell in love with the first two movies and ever since then it has been a slippery slope downward into the abyss of AVPR. I've sent your "hating the predalien" post to a number of friends who thought he was "cool". I hate the Pumpkinhead aliens with extra articulated legs. I hope we get back to the sleek, sexy aliens but I just don't know anymore. Fool me once, shame on you Fox. Fool me 5 or more times... and I'm a fool for spending money on your crappy movies.I just ran across this concept art piece on DeviantArt that the artist said was a pitch for the upcoming prequals. I am not excited about them in the least but it looks to be a return to the earlier alien design. Also it says it was rejected which means they are probably stocked up on Pumpkinheads at the moment. At any rate, I thought you may dig this.Keep up the alien posts!-Ryan
And hanks to Adonhis for sharing his design online!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 12” tall. Nothing has been overlooked. Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced blaster and is fully articulated! That’s not all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1980, Empire Strikes Back inspired blister card with a plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition convention exclusive!"This badboy is soooo sweeeeeet! It's a Star Wars Celebration V Exclusive, but I was able to score one from the Gentle Giant's Premier Guild Collector's Club Membership. I didn't buy the San Diego Comic Con STORMTROOPER exclusive, but couldn't pass this one up. And I might have to get the big HAMMERHEAD figure... and if they make it (please do!), a GONK DROID.
Click HERE for the other JimSmash "Alien Tattoo of the Day" posts!
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Here are some pictures!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Recommended G.Morrison: "Animal Man", "Doom Patrol", "Aztek", "All-Star Superman", "Final Crisis" and more.....
And if that's not enough to fill your Bat-Appetite, there's also these Bat-Related Titles: RED ROBIN, BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS, BIRDS OF PREY, AZRAEL and always few Bat-MiniSeries!