Saturday, January 27, 2007

Short Bus Creepiness

So dig this horror fans- the first officially released image from Micheal Dougherty's upcoming film Trick 'r Treat! A nice creepy image- who are these kids? what's wrong with them? why is that mask upside down? and why the fuck am I so disturbed by the blackness of the clown girl's eyes?
Ok, so I can give you the answer to the first two questions, but I'm not going to. It's just more fun that way. Mike's constructed a genuinely enjoyable Halloween-themed horror anthology- much in the vein of Creepshow and the early works of Carpenter- and one that should make any true horror fan giggle at the downright deviance of it. It's disturbing, but in a twistedly humorous way that should come as no surprise to anyone who knows Mike, and as a great surprise to anyone who longs for a bit of the old school flavor in their horror.
And for an added treat- here's a few of the boards that go along with this sequence...I'll be sure to put them all on the potfolio site (including some concept art) come October.

watching: Batman
listening to: Bright Eyes

Monday, January 08, 2007

Best Shirt....Ever.

That's right. It's a T-shirt bearing the logo of Buckaroo Banzai. After years of being a mere fan, I can now officially be counted among the ranks of the Blue Blaze Irregulars (I just learned that's what they are- I always thought it was the Blue Blazer Regulars, go figure). Thank you Moonstone, not only for bringing back my favorite pulp hero in comic form, but allowing me to walk aroung whistling the BB end theme with pride.
It's funny, you hear about movies achieving cult status, but I'd never found myself a fan of any "cult" films (I don't think Godzilla films really count). That was until I realized that The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is my favorite film of all time. No questions asked. I could watch it every day, once a day, for the rest of my days. And I don't feel at all ashamed to say I love this film, in fact, I love the looks I get when I put it at the top of my "top 5" list. Even better than Tron (which is at number 2).
I only wish I brought it up when I met New Jersey himself at the Pan's Labyrinth screening I went time. Jeff Goldblum seems to be everywhere.


Took me long enough, but I finally updated my portfolio page to include some samples of the work I did on the Monster House comic book as well as the full set of boards for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles teaser trailer....go, explore, we have all eternity to know your flesh.

watching: The Simpsons season 7
listening to: Wings