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  1. Wow. that cover art looksreally nice!
  2. Thanks for the kind words No "Country for Old Men" eland!
  3. Thanks! I typically ink traditionally, particularly when it comes to comic stuff (just can't let that go). But I do digital stuff often enough. I may scan in a pencil sketch then take it into Illustrator-- especially if I'm doing something "commercial" where I know there'll be arbitrary last minute changes...
  4. Did this a few months back... still high from seeing my art in the collection. Thanks again, Tim!
  5. Cool pics, guys! The Con didn't seem as big as I'd anticipated, I suspect that's due to coming on the heels of San Diego...? Anyway, cool stuff. Very Cool.
  6. Any noteworthy status updates on the upcoming BAD PLANET II?
  7. Anyone who has photos, post them please? I'd have loved to have gone-- but I didn't anticipate tickets selling out so soon... I'm planning on going to the one in Longbeach, though.
  8. Just picked up my copy today and the quality is... amazing; the book is just beautiful. The first surprise was the size (8.5x11 inches and deserving every last on of 'em). The quality of the paper is second to none; the ink saturation is perfect and the colour really pops without being garish or "resting" on top of the paper stock. I would have loved to have seen the art bled or the book cut narrower-- but I understand that it would mean extensive retouching on certain pages or the added cost of the additional cut etc., so I'll get over it. :-) Considering that the book is only $19.95 and all the extra goodies you get (scripts, promo art, sketch gallery, pinups, 3-D glasses etc.), I fully expect this book to sell briskly. I would consider it a solid value at $25.95 or $29.95. This is really the best presentation for this type of story, where you have the whole work (or first volume) collected in this manner... the material is very accessible. My hats of to Grant Goleash as well, Grant's work really establishes a mood that (I think) embodies the tone of the concept perfectly. An artist in his own right; it's an honor to have him. Dave Kendall's work look REALLY good, the increased size does him justice. Okay, I'm done!
  9. Picked up the latest copy of Previews and saw the pic of the Raw Studios founding fathers, so I had to pick it up. It's good to see the collection together and on its way, I think that the story, presented in this manner, is the best way to showcase this type of work. From what I've seen: I love the design of the book, Tim. Although I have to admit. I would have LOVED to see the front and back cover art inverted. As much as I like Gogos art, your portrayal of the protagonist is just...beyond epic; that art should be a poster. Last point, at $19.95 the product is an incredible value (especially considering you and Tom have opted to include the 3-D component). Cheers!!!
  10. The remodeled Snakeyes does indeed look interesting. However, I think that had they gone the "costume" route, it would probably require that Jackman and the other actors also dress up... Unless, Deadpool would function as some sort of protagonist in the film.
  11. The first shot in the series looks like the Civil War... Baby Storm looks cute, but I'm kinda concerned that they're trying to do too much; adding too many characters. In my opinion, Wolverine is such a rich character at the core, I'm reticent to say that I would even want to see any other mutants in the flick if it's done correctly... just seems to dilute the relevance of it...(imo). In that group shot, Jackman looks incredible. I think he embodies Wolverine in that shot, the face, the physique is totally ripped. I can forgive him for being a foot taller than the canucklehead. Also, didn't Rob Liefeld create Deadpool? or Greg Capullo? Just curious... About the title: X-Men Origins: Wolverine The structure suggest there will be other flicks... I'm wondering what other X-Man character can carry a film? Professor X? Scott and Jean? yaawwnnn....
  12. Who's seen the new "motion poster" for this film? Great way to promote a project. ...and Tim, don't tell me you can't see Bad Planet in this.
  13. One of the first serious art books I ever bought was Three Generations of Wyeth back in '88. Drove my car off the road in '93/'94 looking for Chads Ford PA. Very admirable career, the mans spirit lives on.
  14. "PHILADELPHIA – Artist Andrew Wyeth, who portrayed the hidden melancholy of the people and landscapes of Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley and coastal Maine in works such as "Christina's World," died early Friday. He was 91. Wyeth died in his sleep at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Chadds Ford, according to Hillary Holland, a spokeswoman for the Brandywine River Museum. The son of famed painter and book illustrator N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth gained wealth, acclaim and tremendous popularity. But he chafed under criticism from some experts who regarded him as a facile realist, not an artist but merely an illustrator. "The world has lost one of the greatest artists of all time," George A. Weymouth, a friend of Wyeth's who is chairman of the board of the Brandywine Conservancy, said in a statement. A Wyeth retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2006 drew more than 175,000 visitors in 15 1/2 weeks, the highest-ever attendance at the museum for a living artist. The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, a converted 19th-century grist mill, includes hundreds of works by three generations of Wyeths."
  15. You know, that review was so good I almost want to buy the book just to deride it. It's a shame that this wasn't a video blog, the author (of the review) seems utterly charming. That would be a kewl shirt, too. One thing I will say, the art and production values don't look bad at all.
  16. Oh! and one more stupid suggestion. The books won't be available for the con- so, have a stack of little tickets that folks can put there name and e-mail on. When the books come in, you pass those tickets along to Joe P. and he'll move those books for you after the fact. Tell the folks that you'll sign em for and additional (blank) dollars. scenario!
  17. Well, I'm assuming that Joe (Pruett) is doing business with the Koreans because they quoted you guys a broader margin than any of the stateside printers. Let's hope the final product is what you're expecting and the quality eclipses cost. Tim, when I'm leafing through your book, I don't want to see NO black ink on my fingers and I don't want to be able to deface the art with finger smudges! Joe J., I hope that when I'm around town with your book in tow that the pages don't start falling out in convenient 16 page chunks like a (bad hair weave). Also, don't let me see a "ghost" image of the art on the opposite page, neither. Otherwise... I'm just going to take it and shut up! But seriously, we all know that eventually we'll get our editions, but it's a DAMN shame that you gents won't have product for the con. Not to rub it in— but you guys are going to lose a few grand each (easy). How the hell am I suppose to support the cause? At least tell me I can buy a RAW t-shirt or something? Okay, before my witty barbs begin to sting o'ermuch, let me just say, I'm only hoping for nothing but the best and if you catch wind of any customs delays... cut and run and get your f*cking money back!!! :lol:
  18. Hey, when is the Bad Planet collection scheduled (or tentatively planned) to be released? Found the answer!
  19. Yes. I agree with those sentiments. I had no problem with Cruise's performance (although a bit curious that he chose not to speak with a German accent) or anyone's in this film. The pace of the film was even and I thought the editing was tight. But you know, now that I'm thinking of it— this movie really didn't call for a Tom Cruise level actor. Stauffenberg's role could have been played by a Viggo Mortensen and been just as good. I have no problem with Cruise, but I think a lot of folks get the impression that they're going to get a Mission: Impossible or Jerry McGuire type delivery (something that is personality driven). Again, no problem, just an observation...
  20. No worries big guy. As long as the quality (production values) are exactly what you expect them to be, we'll happily wait. In a few years, when you're steadily selling 50k copies a year in bookstores and online— you won't be worried about any of these little hiccups...
  21. Saw the film last night and thought I'd share a few observations. As this film is based/inspired by a historical truth it should come as no surprise to anyone that these people did not succeed in killing Hitler; however, one of the aspects of the film I was curious about was how they would develop the film when the "payoff" is common knowledge? Would this be a Titanic type experience or... *SPOILERS (sort of)* One of the primary flaws in the strategy of these conspirators is that no one is willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the assassination. Everyone wants a role/position in the post-Hitler Germany and their ambition forces a relatively simple matter (considering that everyone has such close proximity to Der Fuhrer throughout the film) into an inordinately complex one. The film puts a great deal of energy into the discussion of the plan as to how this operation will be carried out and it becomes a bit laughable when it has already been established that—A:they will fail and B: at any one of several instances throughout the film someone could put a bullet in Adolf's head. But no one wants to risk confronting the matter directly due to an aggrandized sense of self-preservation. Ironically, they all lose their lives anyway. The brightest point of the film (in my opinion) was this idea that although the war has gone badly and many Germans feel betrayed by the Nazi party and the SS, these men wanted to show the world that Hitlers Germany was not the only Germany— that the people and spirit of Germany was not wholly reflected in the Nazi party. That idea was worth exploring a bit more and I think that if they'd played up this idea (that good men must stand in confrontation to evil), the characters would have been able to garner greater sympathy from the viewing audience. Effectively making the impotence of their plan secondary to the admirable spirit of confronting evil. But because there was so much focus on the conspiracy itself, which failed primarily due to incompetence on the part of Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) and his fellow conspirators as well as a general cowardice to do what must be done (self-sacrifice) on the part of all these Generals and officers who regularly send other men to their deaths. I was a bit frustrated at the end. Everyone actions were self-serving (as they had all wanted to play an integral role in a post-Hitler treaty with the allies and ideally have leadership roles after the fact). Everyone wanted to be a 'hero' that saves Germany but no one wants to get their hands too dirty in achieving that goal. So because their behavior isn't consistent with the ideals they claim to be fighting for and the conspiracy itself suffers for that lack of real integrity, I found myself feeling nothing for these men when the SS puts bullets in them. The visuals of Nazi Germany are always breathtaking from an artistic perspective, the design motifs and aesthetics of Hitlers Germany have always been so beautiful in their power and presentation. I've always felt that Nazi had the most visually arresting uniforms and iconography.
  22. Thanks for the thread management Tim, I was a bit surprised when I didn't see one already (I need to look harder next time). I have nothing but good things to say about the film. The theme is novel and intriguing. In dealing with the premise, the film doesn't try to be ridiculously fanciful or overbearingly scientific. The supporting characters (of which there were many) are smoothly introduced and sprinkled throughout the film with care. The digital effects were well-managed and meshed well with the rest of the film. At no time did I feel like,"Oh, this guy's probably acting against green-screen and is over-compensating..." I have to admit, I was anticipating Pitt "blossoming" into the chick-magnet we know him as today but some of his best moments in the film were as a codgerly old (young) man. There were a lot of quiet, thoughtful moments in the film that I found pleasantly reassuring. There were a few big moments but I don't feel it was attempting to be Forest Gump or anything like that. I found myself thinking about life (and how we as humans live our lives) but at no time did the film even remotely come across as preachy or message-oriented (imo). It left you to interpret that on your own. Anyway, it was a solid flick overall and I think it'll win an Oscar either for best effects, best adaptation, best supporting role (Tilda Swinton, whom I adore), or maybe best actress (Cate Blanchette). Although I really enjoyed Pitt in this role, I wouldn't give him Best Actor primarily because he's someone many of the other actors "play off" of. But then I'm not on the committee either. lol
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