Friday, January 22, 2010

MUSIC: Gorillaz return from new secret base...

Plastic Beach.
The new album from the GORILLAZ is set to launch on 3/8/10!!

The new single has dropped, and much more, at the website.

There's videos, news, pirate radio broadcasts, and of course the whole new "plastic beach" theme!

Aside from the cool music, Gorillaz feature one of the biggest comic artists in the world, Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl), who, never has any shortage of inspiration for this guy here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Adult Swim calendars now available!

My artwork included in the 2010 Adult Swim calendar, which featured comic style takes on the AS shows, and featured my fan art for Molotov Coqtiz from Venture Brothers, is now available in the Adult Swim online store HERE

Check out the previous post for a look at the artwork and pics of the calendar HERE

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 convention schedule

Just confirmed another show for 2010, so thought I'd post the shows I'll be at so far this year...

Emerald City Comicon (Seattle, WA) 3/13-3/14
Wondercon (San Francisco, CA) 4/2-4/4
Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con (Anaheim, CA) 4/16-4/18
Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix, AZ) 5/27-5/30

Space just opened up at Wondercon, so I'm glad to get back in there.
This is the first Wizard Anaheim, and I'm skeptical, but it works out well for me, so I'm doing it.
And this will also be my first time at the Phoenix show, which I've heard good things about... although I wish it was a 2 day show, and not the crazy 4 day schedule that they've got.

I'm also still trying to worm my way into San Diego/Comic-Con, and have applied for New York Comic Con, so we'll see.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Meanwhile at the Movies... Yomato?!?

Could us children of the 80's that were fortunate enough to be enchanted by a little Japanese anime called Star Blazers (in the states) be lucky enough to get a live action version in the 21st century?!?!

It appears so...

Star Blazers and the Leiji Matsumoto style were HUGE influences on me... right as indie comics were exploding, and books like Cerebus were broadening my mind, anime was the forbidden fruit... it was so cool, yet mostly inaccessible in the states at the time.

Anyway, outside the artistic inspirations, the epic cosmic storyline of Star Blazers, full of space ships (most prominently, and most awesomely, a reconditioned battleship), fighters, robots, and aliens was sweet sweet candy to my pre-pubescent mind!

Robotech may have been cooler when it came out, but Derek Wildstar, and the Yamoto's journey to deep within the Gamilion empire left a far more lasting impression.

Looks like there's a movie website HERE