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  1. And for the record, that's not me on the cover of #3, although sometimes I wonder how different my life would be if it were.
  2. Are we going to see Tom O'Brien in a Rubies costume?
  3. Holy freakin' hell! I was about 10 or 11 when I got my free "Space Spinner" and didn't think comics could get any better until the following week when Judge Dredd premiered. I had every issue of 2000AD until I moved to the US in 1991, and I still have a bunch of Annuals and Megazines in my library. Seeing this is a furking dream come true.............
  4. I have been just too busy with work in the last couple of years to give Punisher-Art.com what it needed. When I noticed that I had passed the first anniversary of my "most recent update", and i received the invoice for the next year of hosting, well I figured it was time to fold. I still collect any art I find online and my "unlinked for upload later" folder is over 3 GB. If work slows down and I get to the point where I can dedicate a couple of hours here and there I may get the bug again, but not now. This week I had over 40 hours of meetings scheduled and that was before I even started my normal tasks. Too much for a regular day job!
  5. I stumbled into the Sims Custom Guitar Shop website, and looking through their custom finishes I found this: A bit chopped up, but you get the idea. Yours for $599 at Sims
  6. I got my copy yesterday and just had a chance to finish going through it. Seriously - anyone who even remotely enjoys Tim's work needs to own a copy of this book. As a fan, it's must have. There is so much work in there that I hadn't seen before, and the way the book is put together is just beautiful. I may be just a little biased but my favorite page has to be 164. Pretty thrilled by that, Tim!
  7. Too broke. If anyone has the chance to attend, do so. Dallas sci-fi expos are fun, relaxed, and well attended.
  8. Especially not if you got paid for it...............
  9. Marvel Knights issue 7 - 'Nuff Said. I think what came over as most obvious is that Lexi sort of gets it, but the movie was a mash-up of too many things, and nothing in particular. Earlier today I had an inspired rant that I wish I'd recorded because it included such things as Batman underoos, and who cares (or reports about) if hardcore Batman fans were whining about canon and motive when the audience for the $200m budget is 99.99% people who have never read a Batman comic but know that they see a shitload of merchandise in Wal-Mart. I liked the movie for what it was and the closest thing to my opinion is the 411mania.com review. I apologize unreservedly to all of the movie-makers and other film professionals on this board who know more than I do about these things, but I will be popping this in the DVD player and re-watching it more times than I watched the 2004 movie.
  10. It seems like Ebert's review basically says nothing. It also seems like everyone else reviewing the movie are more interested in how many movies they can compare it against, and how many directors' names they can drop. I liked the movie. I don't care what anyone says about "well in 1985's Circle of Blood" or other multi-decades long throwbacks to Spidey supporting appearances. That's not what this movie was about. This was a $35M rendition of some MAX, mixed with MK, mixed with some classic Jigsaw insanity. Professional movie reviewers probably don't have every issue, appearance, cameo, and bio publication in their basement. As far as I am concerned this movie was made for guys like me, and everyone else comparing it to Dark Knight, Spider-Man, X-Men and other big budget hero movies is missing the point by a mile. Sure, the movie is far from perfect, but as an over-the-top amalgam of the character's last 8 years, this works just fine. It was never supposed to be high art; the comic isn't, so why would anyone expect the movie to be anything other than a moving cartoon which so far seems to be it's highest accolade. As for Jigsaw's accent, he sounds exactly like my friend Ken who was born and raised in Brooklyn, and spent 15 years as an adult on Long Island. Probably the only thing I can agree with reviewers so far is that there can never be a "perfect" Punisher movie because everyone has different ideals of the character.
  11. Because that's how Tim drew him?
  12. Eric Muller from Germany sent these pics of his new tattoo to the Punisher Archives. I have seen a handful of tattoos based on Tim's work - a couple of Hellblazers, and a couple of Punishers, and I think this is the best of the bunch. It will be interesting to see how this holds up over time, but as fresh ink it's pretty spectacular.
  13. It's straight out of the comics - Punisher - Year One. issue #2. Frank turns to the bottle.
  14. I cast my vote for a certain cover artist known fairly well around these parts.
  15. Really? Which scene was the Seether song (Broken ?) in? I have watched the movie dozens of times, and apart from the Mark Collie song, and the Saints and Sinners scene, I don't recall anything other than Siliotto's orchestral score. Well, there's "Step Up" over the end credits, but other than that and La Donna e Mobile, I'm blanking on anything else other than the orchestral score being in the movie.
  16. The Velocity of Gary? I once reviewed that to some friends including the phrase "Private Pile macking on The Punisher" and that was all they needed to know.
  17. After following this thread for 147 pages this is my first direct response to you TL. The difference to me is that Tom grew up loving comics, and depending on which interview you read he may or may not have known the Punisher as a character before signing on to play the role. He brings (brought) a passion and dedication to the role, and then had strong expectations of continuing the franchise. But in the end, he's an actor, not in a position to fund his own movie, and the correct vehicle for his vision of P2 failed to materialize. Granted he's a very creative actor who apparently never stops thinking about his own vision. For better or for worse, that is Tom Jane. Ray Stevenson may never have read a comic book in his life, but from the interviews - and take away what you will - he felt strongly about this character once he was given the background. He hadn't spent 4 years trying to figure out how to get a sequel greenlighted. He signed on to play a role, spent about 40 days in training thinking "how would Frank Castle as I understand him play this scene" Beyond that it comes down to script and production. Those are beyond Ray's involvement. I don't see where one is intelligent and one represents the other direction. It's just two different people being put in the same frame of perception. Norse Sage - I've met Tom enough times to know that far from being as described in TL's quote, Tom is a man of incredible passion for a project, and would probably work for zero if he truly believed in it. Tim can confirm or correct this, but didn't he basically fund Bad Planet because he wanted to see that genre return to the comic rack? If you could see the enthusiasm Tom has for ANY project that floats his boat, you would want to bottle it and sell it. The man is a machine. At SDCC 2007 I had the privilege to see Tom talking with a couple of artists about the Lycan comic project, and it made me smile like an idiot. I had not seen that kind of borderline insane joy in a person's narrative since my son first saw Star Wars and spent an hour describing the movie to me.
  18. You know how it goes Tim. You can be the greatest person on the planet, but suck one kid's dick and that's all they'll ever remember you for.
  19. So basically there's nothing else opening Dec 5th. That list of 14 movies includes 6 different genres, but nothing else comic-booky. And as anyone who watches the daily infotainment shows will tell you (because that makes them experts) - comic book movies are big business, so if this is a comic book movie it must be AWESOME! I've read the last 135 pages of this thread with interest but have so far stayed quiet on Warzone. I'm open to anything, and I have enough to keep me busy until Dec 5th without having to speculate and make assumptions based on a few wildly un-credited Harry Knowles-isms. But I'm concerned at the negativism I'm seeing here. 14 weeks from now we'll know what LionsGate decided to go with. And on the afternoon of the 5th we can all whine about how great/crappy/cheesy the movie was. Right now, nobody knows what the final product is going to be. But the main character will have a skull on his chest, and beyond that it's just one in a bajillion revenge movies that everyone has seen before. Let's face it. The Punisher debuted in 1974. That year also gave us Death Wish, and for the last 34 years every revenge/vengeance movie has been compared to warmed-over Charles Bronson. It's too bad that Frank Castle is so easily categorized as a one dimensional revenge machine. THAT is what will kill this movie. As soon as Entertainment Tonight describes it as a "seen it before, run-of-the-mill revenge movie" it's over. Fifty-some thousand people read The Punisher on a monthly basis. To open at $15 million requires more than 30x that number to go see it. So you just know there has to be some compromise. 29/30 people who will see this movie have not bought a Punisher comic in the last 8 years. For myself, I'm pleased it got another chance to make it into the movie archive, whether or not it's huge, a flop, or straight to DVD. Just the opportunity to see my beloved Punisher on the screen again makes it happy time in my house. And TB knows how much I looooooves me some Punisher.
  20. How much of me did you you photoshop away? Flipped and skinnied I barely recognize myself!
  21. I sold my hair for a March of Dimes fundraiser on 3/15/08 - been bald for 5 months now. I'm enjoying it far more than trying to cover a bald spot the size of Rhode Island!! I also found this in my comic-con archives. 2003 was a good year for my hair!
  22. Would you want to meet this guy in a dark alley?
  23. This is the first year since 1999 that I am not at comic-con. Last year I just felt burned out by the whole thing and it wasn't fun any more. I looked into going this year, but even staying at the Hampton Inn near old town was around $300/night. Ridiculous. Anybody looking for a great artist's convention need look no further than Heroes Con in Charlotte. Tim - you should consider it some time!
  24. Yes please!! -------------------------------------------------- Limited Edition Punisher #60 signed and numbered giclee. Quantity (limit 2 per customer): _______1________ Payment (mark and "X" next to the appropriate entry): Option 1 Paypal - x Option 2. Personal Check - Shipping pref (mark and "X" next to the appropriate entry): Option 1 - ship flat (add $10-$15) - x Option 2 - Ship rolled (add $7.00) - ---------------------------------------------------
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