Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I bought the very cool Album titled Monkey Business by ill Harmonics this week~ love it!
I was given a sweet new Tee by Kallusive called Gorilla Tactics (mine is a Black/Gold version).
The very odd Speed Racer movie came from Netflix this week... Chim Chim!
It was really weird... everywhere I turned this week~ MONKEYS!
What does that have to do with anything?
Or maybe you'll see monkeys in something I'm doing... one of these days, anyway.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
In today's Sunday Record, maybe the biggest newspaper in Northern New Jersey, Mecha Manga Bible Heroes got a beautiful 2 page spread. You can go here and read it for yourself...
Today's image is of the Southen cuisine classic Shoo Fly Pie from Lancaster's Kitchen Kettle, and can be bought here...
The ironic thing about me listening to this song on this particular day, is that I found out that there would be some new things on the horizon concerning KING!, but that they won't be in the stage where we can even talk about them publically until at least early 2009. While knowing good things are coming is a great thing, it's like hearing news of Christmas in July... Time indeed will appear to crawl.
2009 is shaping up to be a big year for Daniel and I.
In the meantime, rock out to Bowie
Thursday, October 16, 2008
No Blood For Oil
That is why it's always good to have many sets of eyes looking over the final product; Quite often, something that seems fine & is perfectly logical within that creative cocoon is percieved in a totally different way from the reader who picks it up with no knowledge other than the work before him...
In a recent podcast review of Mecha Manga Bible Heroes, there was a controversy about the picture shown above. One of the reviewers, seeing the liquid pouring out of the Goliath Robot said he thought it was blood. The other review said he thought is was oil...
The truth is- that liquid should be coolant, like in a car, and should have that day-glo greenish tinge to it... In fact- if you take a close look at the green wires coming from the other spots near David's feet, you can get an idea as to what color SHOULD have been used on that liquid.
How did it happen that it's red & therefore may look to some like blood?
If you look at the overall color scheme of the robot, it's skin is all blacks and dark purples, and the accent colors are all red. The red in the liquid was dropped in to match the other robot colors, forgetting the fact that it should be another color because red liquid in that context looks like blood. It wasn't the colorist's fault, because from a visual standpoint it does flow with everything else on the page, and the direction he was given on that was very unclear.
In this case, what happened was~ because the color didn't stand out as being odd given the color scheme of the rest of the images on the page, nobody noticed until the book was printed.
Does it really matter, however?
Well- our take on Goliath's beheading is FAR less gruesome than the actual Bible text.
Not only did David cut off Goliath's head, he took it and was STILL carrying it around with him some days later when he meets King Saul...
If it does matter to YOU, though, I can honestly say there is no blood in Mecha Manga Bible Heroes.
But no blood.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
(Guinea) Pigs In Space!
Today I saw on Google that the guys over at CrossFeed News were nice enough to follow up their very kind mention of Mecha Manga Bible Heroes with a very nice review. They give it a fair shake & really seemed to enjoy it. Check it out here or go to iTunes & download it... You have to go into the broadcast to 00.57.35 before it kicks into the review, but it's kind of a fun show so check the rest of it out anyway...
Saturday, October 11, 2008
If the listening to the podcast moves you to check out Mecha Manga Bible Heroes, hop on over to Deepershopping.com. The book is on sale for LESS than cover price here.
How can you go wrong?
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Under The Knife
Tomorrow, I will be doing yet another interview for the podcast of Spirit Blade Productions in Arizona which you can check it out here...
Today's image is "David slaying Goliath" by Peter Paul Rubens...
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Secret Agent Man
Sunday, October 05, 2008
And Now For Something Completely Different...
For those of you that want to know more about Josh & his art, you can go to his website here.
Trust me- he's going to be on to big things...
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Invasion Of The Podcast People, Pt. 1
Case in point: this.
It's a podcast video that does a nice piece about Mecha Manga Bible Heroes.
We will be mentioned on a few podcasts in the near future, so stay tuned...
Today's image is the cover from the new Jeff Slemons comic. No point to showing it- it's just freakin cool.