Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My gun

I finally won one of the Uberti 1851 Navys that I've been chasing for months now. Here is a picture. It'll probably arrive next week (from Texas, where else?).

Doug TenNapel talks about the process

And other stuff. Interesting 2-part interview, focusing on Flink.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Comic Con PRO!

I got my confirmation from Comic Con that I have been accepted as a Professional. This is excellent news, because besides letting me march around looking snooty, Amy and I get in free. You are required to submit proof of your professional status, so I sent in some recent illustration work I'd done (the Digital Bits t-shirts, Anthony's bearings, and the Fools poster), but I was worried that wouldn't be good enough.

"Heeeeeeeeeeeey brother."

Frankie and I got to meet Tony Hale a few months ago. He was a really cool guy. Frankie even drew his portrait and Tony asked if he could have it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Buyback poster

I drew this over the weekend for the Biola Bookstore, to advertise Buyback.

Amy and I helped out with Sockbaby 4 again this weekend. Fun times. I got covered in fake blood on Saturday. Sunday I got to dress up and be a frog man for a few shots. Unfortunately I didn't get my neck snapped by Ronnie Cordova. Maybe on Sockbaby 5 (if they shoot down here again, and they let me help out).

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sockbaby 4: The Shoot

Have you all seen Sockbaby? If yes, good. You're my kind of person. If no, go soak your head. Then watch it online. There are decent quality Quicktime files available for download on that site. You can also watch them on YouTube, but when you have Quicktime versions, why bother?

Ok, you've seen all three episodes now? Great, right? Awesome kung fu, great dialogue, wonderful characters. Written and directed by Doug TenNapel and the Westhavenbrook boys.

Well, they're back shooting a sequel, Sockbaby 4: The One with No Sockbaby (my title), and last weekend Amy and I got to help out with the shooting. It's shooting in Doug's backyard over three weekends. Amy was craft services and official set photographer for the weekend, and I was mostly Umbrella Boy, shading the actors, crew, shots, anything that needed to get out of the scorching 90 degree heat. I also helped build some props, cleaned some tools, struck some sets, and laughed at everything that was going on with the shoot. Doug got some Hollywood buddies to co-star in the movie this time, which was fun (big names, too!). When I'm allowed, I'll post a bunch of pictures that Amy took (or I'll show you next time I see you). The movie is tentatively planned to be released at Comic Con this summer, but nothing's in stone yet. They have to finish it first. But from what we saw just this weekend, it's going to be great. Really inventive and funny.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Lately I've been reading The Kite Runner; watching Michael Clayton, Godfather with the commentary, First Blood with the commentary, and lots of Looney Tunes cartoons (mostly Chuck Jones'); selling most of my DVDs in preparation for an HDTV and a Blu-Ray player; reading Blu-Ray reviews; loving my wife; running (2 miles, 3 times per week).

I also got to hang out with Tawney and Elizabeth one night, went skating once with Jordan, hung out with Ian, Frankie, Shane and Andrea for some Smash Brothers Brawl fun, and had the brothers over for Rubios and a dumb movie. Also watched the Biola Lacrosse team beat Pepperdine in sudden-death overtime, where my brother Ben got clocked in the face so bad his helmet bent and he had to get stitches for a gash under his eye (no penalty was called). Last night I shopped for HDTVs (at Costco and online). Oh yeah, Amy and I got to hang out with Doug TenNapel and some forum friends a few weeks back. Here's a picture (Lindsay didn't like how she looked, so she switched herself out):
Tonight Amy and I are going to the Prices for movie night!