Sunday, April 29, 2012

Avengers Assemble!

This review is SPOILER FREE it's my initial thoughts and not indepth.

Last week I managed to see the Avengers film just a small perk sometimes of living abroad.
It was Awesome! Probably one of my favorite Superhero movies ever and one I would love to see again in a heartbeat. I have made no secret of the fact I hate the DC movies they are really crap I mean all of them. I am not a fan of The Dark Knight unlike so many other people to me it Sucked the Joy right out of the Cinema and what comic book movies should be about. Comic Movies should be fun, enjoyable and odd laugh out loud banter. Thats where The Avengers ticked all the right boxes for me.

I am trying to keep this spoiler free, but since this is a Joss Whedon film there is to be expected death. And there is also joy in the Comic Book elements I felt as though I had been transported back to my youth where I was an Avid Avengers fan. So much so that I got all the single hero issues just to see what was going on in their own universe within a universe.
In the 90's I collected Captain America, Thor, IronMan and Hulk. So to see all these people come together in a real fashion and work together is something to truly behold. The Threat is there Loki and His Mysterious Alien allies. Something to which is greater enhanced by the obligatory end of main credit sequence mini epilogue. Something that banged me for six and I mean banged many fans who were in the theatre didnt process the meaning it took me a second 'Who is THAT!'OMFG.
Now to the characters All do an amazing Job, of course Tony Stark takes a major role while the others are slightly off in the background. This is understandable since not only did IronMan begin this new Franchise the one we always wanted but it's the MAJOR star. The Stand out of the Minor characters was Hulk namely Bruce Banner who we await with exasperated breath for that forgone conclusion of Transformation. You may disagree but Hulk does not work well in his own movies in a team environment however you love him much more with surrounding character fearful of what could happen when the Big Guy comes out.
While Thor, Cap, Black Widow and Hawkeye do what they do and we wait for their next movies.
Now the Stinker Character award goes too, Nick Fury I'm sorry I've never been a fan of Samual Jackson he is just Samual Jackson and he is not needed in this film However since their are no Aftican American in this film he has to be in it doesnt he. That said Don Cheadle War Machine character would have fit the bill perfectly and can you imagine two Iron Suits kicking Ass?

Well that's it for now on what my initial thoughts are on this movie. Whedon did a good job of preserving the essence of the comics which all we could really ask for right?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Melbourne Supanova 2012

I decided to go to Supanova Melbourne this year, for one last roll of the dice. I've always thought Armageddon was Better for an Australian Convention but in recent years they have been quite CRAP(except for the Doctor Who guests). Their Security has left ALOT to be desired and I really am considering not returning this year. But Supanova actually arose to be a much better look around now they have moved to a bigger Venue. Saying that their Greatest failure has been the Location of the Venue previously the only way to travel to it has been by Tram and let me tell you last year the tram was so heavy with geeks it refused to move. I'd joke about that but its 100% true. They even had to get Tram security to remove everyone off the Tram so it could start. But I Digress This year They added Train Services which was 200% better and more convenient.

This will be my Final trip to Melbourne for this year I think and so I bought a few things to inspire my room and imagination. I had set myself the goal to find 'Naughty and Nice the Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm' It was their I hit a snag, everywhere I visited to ask they had no copies I mean Anywhere. You can't even buy it Online SOLD OUT even that faithful friend Amazon has no Stock. So I went around Supanova asking if they had it, No, No, No. Until I got a yes from Alternate Worlds store guy there was one problem it was not at the convention but in their public store. Crap!! he gave me his card and I walked away. After some shopping I decided to look at the card (they had another store only two suburbs away from where I was staying) I gave the store number a call........

ME: 'Hi Yeah I'm after this book by Bruce Timm'........

Alternate Worlds Rob: 'Oh yeah I sold the last one YESTERDAY!!'

ME: 'Noooooooooooooo' WHIMPER

AWROB: 'Are you Crying?'

ME: 'Sniff' No.

AWROB: 'Wait actually I have two Listed here at different prices I must have sold the cheaper Soft Cover yesterday We only have the Limited hardcover left and its ($$$$$$)

ME: ............. (Wakes Up!)

AWROB: Hello?

 ME: I'll Take It!!

This has to be the most Expensive book I have EVER bought. I Still can't believe I paid that much but a few factors convinced me it was the right thing to do being almost at the end of my Melbourne Trip I am returning home in 3 more days, I've been through ALOT of crazy stuff in the past few months and also I dont want to own/wait for a second printing of the softcover. Ahem, However when I die I am going to be Buried with this Book nobody else is going to OWN it even when I'm Dead. So Don't ask if you can have it you'll have to dig me up and take it from my strong boney flesh rotting eaten hands and then I'll haunt you if you did that.

Oh and I also picked up Modern Masters Mike Allred, Indian Jones Mini-Bust & a Conscience with an Umbrella.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Devil in De-Tail

Was looking forward to seeing my friend Angie this Month, not going to happen now. So heres her Birthday Present she likes to refer to herself as a devil and has wanted me to design it as such. But because of the negative feedback I get from Women on the web in that they feel I give them a 'RawDeal' I've been hesitant to do so as to recieve some more unwarranted Tongue Lashings, This was Asked for by Angie so no complaining.. I'm going to be taking a break from drawing women for awhile however so expect new stuff coming thats not girl related.

In Related news I watched 'The Smurfs' movie and am still recovering.

I also got to meet a fan of my work recently in Melbourne who's bought my T-Shirts since I began making them 3 Years Ago!! Nice Lady, I like people who make time for others. Not enough of it in my opinion, Until Next Time!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Under the Sea

Ok I can say I'm not very proud of this one. But I'll own it.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Snow White

 Here's some Snow White artwork.

What a Nightmare today was, I'm in Melbourne for the Easter Holidays with extended family. I had heard last week of an Impending Clearance Sale that Dick Smith Electronics was having Australia Wide Luckily Melbourne is Full of these stores. While not the Best place to buy Video Games it occasionally has the odd 'Bargain' thats worth getting. So I head in the day before the big sale to just look around and see what the Local Area Store had in stock that they would need to get rid of and it would seem alot of people had the same idea. I thought to myself this Sale is going to Physically Hurt. So I decided to leave Early the next morning and walk getting there 1/2 an hour before Store Opening. Atleast 100 people were lined outside and I knew this was NOT going to end well. When the Doors Finally Kicked Open there was a clamper for the back of the store (where everything was kept). I took one look and thought No Way!!

So I was there for a $100 XBOX360 4gb Console and I can tell you it wasn't going to happen, People when they want something desperatly enough act like Hungry Zombified Hordes. And so I decided the easiest thing to do was to go to the front Counter and find a Shop Assistant. I had noticed that they had the Modern Warfare Limited Edition marked down from $499 to $299 in a glass cabinet and had opted for that (when you put into account a Console, Game, Hard Drive and Controllers its still very reasonable and so that was my decision and its stuff I would have had to have bought anyway.) And to me it was a Bargain.

As I left the store I looked back at the throngs of people scraping for every little cheap Gaming Console, Game and Accessory they could get. When they saw my carrying of an Xbox I was almost set upon. I had to get out of there and fast. I left adrenaline was at an all time high I had narrowly missed being involved in the Rush.

There's been alot of bad stuff on the Internet said about the way the sale was Handled by Dick Smith staff (The Frenzy only began when a Leaked document of the upcoming sale hit the Internet, who is not going to notice a $20 DSi) but some even saying that most of the items that were a part of the sale weren't there to begin with but that the sales assistants had put them away prior to this sale starting for themselves and ebay. I saw no evidence of this, but then again I couldnt see any of the items due to the shear number of people who had hoped for a bargain so maybe they just didnt have any to begin with. I'll never know what I do know is that I got an Xbox360 was out in 5 minutes and I wont be trying for anything like that again. Also before you complain about the fact I spent money and am supposed to never have any money what I did spend was my saving for this easter trip and you know what I DESERVE this!!.

In other news If you know my Facebook page lately you would have seen I was in a recent Dog Attack and my dog Billie who was already waiting on an operation was Hurt as well. We are waiting for him to heal before going forward with his more dangerous Operation. So this will give me time to resave up for it. Hoping to meet with friends while in Melbourne along with posting more artwork so Stay Tuned Folks.