Friday, January 04, 2008

Angora Napkin: Finished!

Here it is : almost two years of my life in a nice, neat little 11X14 stack. Started in March 2006 and completed January 2008.

Yep, there it is. Hooray for me! Now I have the ever-so-much-fun-job of scanning all the pages (twice) and then going back and adding the spot colour.

I had a lot of fun bringing these characters to life finally. Angora Napkin has been kicking around in binders since 1997 when it was created as an idea for an animated series. I can't wait to get the technical bit done and get the finished book out to the world!
"Yeah that's great and all dad, but have you seen my monkey?"

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Ring in the New Year with AVP-R!

Just look at that! Wow! Classic rubber suits and all! And filmed in BC, so all the Aliens are Canadian!

I went to see this fine film last night with my pal Pat and I admit I enjoyed it. It was by no means a good movie (much better the the previous AVP at least) but anyone who knows me is aware of my fanboy addiction to the Alien franchise.

I've been waiting for a bunch of Aliens to get loose on Earth and just go about killing everything in sight and someone finally made that movie. It had a lot (maybe even too much) of homage to past Aliens and Predator movies in the music, sound and visuals. Lots of James Cameron bits in there for sure. At least they go it right for the most part, even the Predator looked and acted like the original instead of some bulky football player.

Still, it had many dumb points as you can imagine but at least there was no sign of The Newborn (Curse you Joss Whedon!).

Eh, what can I say? I'm an unabashed fanboy at times.