Monday, September 15, 2014

Things that make you feel LEGIT

The photo above is of my friend and her sweet new baby girl.  The painting hanging on the wall was painted by me.  This photo seriously makes me feel legit.  

I remember always being completely amazed at artwork as a small child. To see another human being being in any way moved by something I created is intensely inspiring.

It makes me want to make so much art I might explode.  

You know what else makes me feel legit?  People that want me to paint them something.  I have two commissions right now and that really feels good.  It's been a while.

All of this stuff together as well as having a relaxed and positive day job make me very hopeful for the future.

Who knows?  This art thing might work out afterall.  

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Mother of Dragons

Working on a Game of Thrones piece now.  I've had some pretty nasty medical issues going on.  Getting stuck with needles almost ever other week and they still haven't found a definite answer.  I wanted to have it completed by now.  Hopefully all this medical nonsense will be cleared up soon and I can really jump into the painting.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Godzilla is still King of the Monsters

Godzilla roared into theaters this weekend and I was more than eager to see this attempt by Americans to make the King of Monsters come to life. 

 I was forced into sitting through the last attempt.  I'm not kidding.  Someone bought my ticket and when I tried to get up and leave I was held down on both sides of my seat.  Ugh.  It was awful.

This time around I was very satisfied with my movie experience.  A true popcorn movie that held true to the source material and even managed to get me to tear up at the end.

The plot was simple and nothing fancy and the acting good for what it was.  Godzilla was a little heavier looking than I expected, but it wasn't distracting.  The final monster battle was everything I hoped for.

Probably my only complaint was his roar.  It was close, but lacked a little something.  Still, it only bothered me because I absolutely love Toho Godzilla's roar.

So, if you love cheesy monster films or like Godzilla at all, you're more than likely gonna have fun going to see this one.

Oh, and keep an eye out for the homage to Mothra.  

Friday, May 02, 2014


Let's not let Godzilla take away all the fanfare from Gamera on his upcoming 50th Anniversary.  Gamera is getting a movie in 2015!  If you aren't familiar with Gamera, he's a giant mutated turtle that protects Japan.

The original Gamera was produced and released in 1965 by Toho Studios.

If you aren't real familiar with Gamera, but want to know more, you're in luck!
Amazon has just released a great collection of Gamera on Blu-ray.

Gamera volume one is in it's native language of Japanese with English subtitles.  Personally, that's the way I prefer my films.  Even cheesy men in rubber suit monster films.  There's often a huge difference in the story line if it's dubbed in English.  

The first film included is the original 1965 Gamera.  Next is Gamera vs Buragon from 1966.  Then we have Gamera vs Gyaos from 1967 and finally, Gamera vs. Viras from 1968.

Now, I assume if you are still reading this, I don't have to explain to you what type of movies these are.  They're cheesy fun monster films with heart.  If you can't get past the idea of a giant mutated turtle, then don't waste your time here.  If you're a monster movie fan though, this is a must have collection for you!

The collection is $14.99 right now on

That's a monster of a deal!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Statue

Who's ready for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie?  I know I am!  While DC is hemming and hawing and being afraid of girls, Marvel has embraced a talking raccoon.  This movie looks like it is going to be a blast!

Kotobukiya has produced a great statue of the fearless mammal.

5 3/5 inches tall, Rocket Raccoon is standing on Groot's shoulder and ready for action.

Pre-order now for Fall delivery.  It will run you about $55.00

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Game of Thrones Coin

Now that I am all in for Game of Thrones, I can start searching and finding GOT collectibles for everyone to SQUEE! over.  The first one I've found that I really want is completely affordable and something you can keep in your pocket.  

A replica made in IRON of the coin handed to Arya by Jaqen H'ghar.
The coin of the Faceless Man.
It is 1 inch in diameter and weighs in at about 5 1/2 grams.

How much you ask?

$13.99 at Entertainment Earth and more or less around the net if you really do some searching.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life Sized Action Figure

It's finally happened.  It was only a matter of time.  The life-sized Kenner action figure.  Yep, a LIFE-SIZED version of those awesome 1977 Star Wars toys I loved so much as a kid.  Which one, you ask?  Unfortunately, it's Darth Vader.  Still, life-sized Kenner toys are cool.  Period.

Produced by Gentle Giant, this huge chunk of plastic will set you back about $2,600.00.

No, I'm not kidding.

Yes, that's insane.  Also, feel free to buy me one if you win the lotto.

You can pre-order now from Entertainment Earth or Gentle Giant.  I don't imagine Toys R Us will carry them.