Archive for November, 2008

Unveiling The New Enterprise

November 11, 2008

It seems as if Entertainment Weekly has the inside scoop with all things related to J.J. Abram’s new Star Trek movie due out next May. Over at their Pop Watch Blog they’re offering up an exclusive first look at all new U.S.S. Enterprise. I know the look of the Enterprise is bound to generate a plethora of debates among the Star Trek united — but, I for one, am digging it. I feel that it definitely retains the “classic look” of the original Enterprise, while at the same time upgrading her to today’s standards while remaining a bit retro sixties-kitschy. Can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

enterprise579_l-440

Advertisements

Pirat Tales: Legeond of the Cat O’ Nine Tails Out This Week

November 10, 2008

This Wednesday, November 12th, the first issue of Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails — created and written by yours truly, and published by IDW sets sail. Check with your local comic book retailer. Thanks for the support.

pirat_tales_1_cover_shadow

We’re Number Eight! We’re Number Eight!

November 8, 2008

I’m a little late with this post, but I just wanted to thank everyone that supported Skullgoyle during last month’s competition at Zuda. The competition was tough and made up with some high quality comics. Overall, I feel it was a worthwhile experience — as well as a worthwhile experiment with my first real true venture into the world of web comics.

We started the competition in ninth place after the first week of voting, and then settled into eighth place for the duration of the competition after the second week of voting. There was a lot of great support from friends and comic fans, and it was all greatly appreciated. Many readers knew exactly what we were gunning for I felt that I accomplished what I originally set out to achieve — win or lose.

A big thanks to my collaborator, artist Daniel Thollin who did a fantastic job with the script that I gave him. I fell he really nailed the mood and established all of the points I was hoping to achieve with what was essentially an introduction or set up for a much longer series of adventures with Victoria Valentine and her guardian — the Skullgoyle. Daniel was great to work with, and had we won, I feel it would’ve been a breeze to continue our Skullgoyle partnership and produce a weekly Skullgoyle serial. I hope to work with Daniel again, if not more Skullgoyle, then something else. In fact, we’ve already dipped our toes into the collaborative waters of another project. We’ll see.

Also, Stephen Lindsay did a great job with the lettering. In writing the script I had some specific lettering. Stephen had no problems handling the requests for tweaks here and there — and in the end, nailed exactly what I was looking for.

Hopefully Skullgoyle will once again soar and roar — somewhere, someplace, and in one form or another. Until then… Thanks again for the support.

skullgoyle_roooaaarrrrr

Obama’s Victory

November 5, 2008

obama_victory_usa_election_1

Well, Skullgoyle didn’t garnish enough votes to win last month’s Zuda competition, but Barack Obama did deservingly win last night’s election to become the first African American President Elect in United States’ history. Obama’s acceptance speech seemed a bit somber than his recent campaign speeches, yet it still rang with optimism for the country’s future — and I believe that’ll help make baseball, hot dogs and apple pie all that much better, as well as the other issues our country faces.

It feels good to wake up on the winning side after a major election. Good enough to make a post (albeit a short one) after a long absence from the blog.