Anti-Rant #1 : Scooby-Doo : Mystery Inc.

So this week I decided to draw up a more sexy version of Amelia. I don't usually do any pin-up type stuff with my characters so I thought it would be fun.
My last couple of posts have been rants so I thought I would do something a little different this week. Everybody complains about things. We all love to talk about what bugs us. Today I'm taking a break from that and introducing the worlds first Anti-Rant! An Anti-Rant by my definition, is the praising of something that is awesome and should be appreciated for its awesomeness. This weeks Anti-Rant concerns the brand new Scooby-Doo show from Cartoon Network called, Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. Scooby has been around for quite some time and certainly has some staying power since he's still getting new revamps! I'd like to praise Cartoon networking for continuing to keep the character contemporary. I think the new look of the show is very current while still paying homage to the psychedelic flair of the original. Moreover, the most impressive part to me is that the network also features games and other media on its website exploring multimedia presentation. Its a very cool age to be a kid! CN, has created a killer interactive game on the site that is updated every week and features a brand new mystery and villain. That's definitely innovation, and dedication. What a neat way to provide entertainment on multiple fronts. Way to go CN! Keep up the awesome work! If you're a Scooby fan, you should definitely check it out over on Cartoon Network's site!

Old Timers Day - No School Like The Old School

Posting a little early this week as I'll be gone this weekend off to NYC where I'll be taking in not one, but two Yankee games. The first game is a really special one as its Old Timers Day. What's that you ask? Well, the Yankees having so much history have the unique opportunity to put together a game featuring beloved players of the past. Its a great time for the fans and a wonderful way to keep the retired Yanks in the spotlight, and in the family. Its a very special ritual and one that I feel sets an important example.
Today's media is flavor-of-the-minute. Crazes come and go faster than one can blink. American Idol, no wait Top Chef, no wait Justin Bieber...Oy! Who can keep track of it all? And what does this do for tradition, retrospection, and appreciation? I'm not saying theres anything wrong with staying current, but there's something to be said for appreciating the things, people, and places of the past. And that's exactly what Old Timer's Day is all about. I will say I think its a shame when people refer to things that are only a year old as old news. Like last years hits have somehow become pre-jurassic over the course of 365 days. What a shame! I feel like todays media breeds a certain lack of respect and appreciation for what's come before. People today don't care about what happened even a few short years ago, its all about the now. If its not new, it doesn't matter. What kind of way is that to be?
When I was still at SCAD learning about some of the old school artists from the early days of comics, I didn't always get it either. Sometimes I wondered why these guys were important. What did they have to do with the styles of today? Everything. You can't go forward without looking back. And lets face it, the media doesn't exactly promote looking back. So I'll be toasting the old school this weekend! And maybe you can take some time as well, to look back and reflect on some of the amazing people, and times that have given way to the things you dig right now.

Cannon Strike!

Hello all!
This week has been a pretty productive one. I'm already up to page six on Air-Heart's second story. Outside of that I've been working a lot and have been pretty tired as a result. None-the-less I've been plugging away as best as I can. The pages are coming out good and I definitely see the progress I've made having done the first story. Its amazing how much you progress with every dozen pages you draw.
This week Cammy of Street Fighter fame graces the blog with her presence. I haven't drawn a SF character in years, and since I recently purchased SSFIV recently, I thought I'd give it a fresh go. In the past Ryu has been my favorite character to play but Cammy has become a surprise favorite for me this time around. I feel like she and Amelia would have a lot to talk about being that both are strong female police/agent types.
That's about all for now folks. Catch up next week.

Movie Magic...A Thing Of The Past?

Now, I can honestly say I have almost never gotten on my proverbial soap box here on the blog before. I've always tried to focus on my work rather than my opinions but, I've had something on my mind for a bit that I feel compelled to share. Those of you who know me well know that I love going to the movies, or rather, I used to.
Unfortunately it seems that its reached a point where people can't even have the common courtesy to allow others to watch a movie in peace. Texting, talking, standing, and feet on the back of my seat have simply caused me to reach the end of my rope. Of course I stood up for myself from time to time, asking people to be quiet, even going as far to bother management when things were out of hand, however, that's a waste of energy. I've simply come to the conclusion that its time for me to give up the theater.
Now some of you might say that that's letting the other guys win, but really if I stay home and watch my movie in peace without causing a fight with someone in the theater, who wins? Everyone. They can go to the movies and talk, and I can stay home, watch in peace, and not waste my money trying to watch a movie while simultaneously having to hear why Pete and Kaity broke up this month.
Its sad to me that movie goers seem to have such lack of respect for others these days, but at least for now, I'll get peace of mind by staying at home. Sure, I might have to wait a little longer for new releases but, for me its worth it. And so I say adieu to the theater, I shall always think back on you fondly. As for my readers, I hope you can forgive me for ranting a bit here on the site, but I needed to get it out there. I appreciate your time. Also to add just a little color to this weeks image, it features Amelia, Lenny, and Joey dealing with a "movie jerk."