Last week I got into a groove. I was brainstorming ideas on what to do with Greedo for my next custom, and I was hit with inspiration after inspiration. I knew I wanted it to take place in a bar. I started playing with Greedo maybe hopping around on one foot after having shot his other. That might have worked, but I decided it was a bit too campy. I was sure I wanted to work in some sort of klutz factor though.
Then I thought - maybe he can be falling into the back of some buff angry dude, so you'll know he's about to get throttled. Not bad... but then the idea evolved into something brilliant. After that, everything fell into place. I penciled like mad and laid down this entire scene in one sitting. All I have left to do is fill out the background.
Bonus points to whoever can pick out the Easter Eggs!
In one week, May the 4th (Star Wars Day) will be upon us once again. I know the Disney Store will have exclusives available as well as Lego, but it still hasn’t been declared the national holiday it so rightfully deserves. No theaters in my area will be playing any of the SW films, I’m actually going to see "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" on that Wed as a local theater has been showing each of the Indy films since last week. I’m planning on being at my local Disney store before it opens next Wed to be sure to be able to get all the exclusives they have to offer. Anybody else planning the same? Then we have to wait until all the way at the end of September for Force Friday, but that’s still over 4 months away. Oh the things we Star Wars fans have to find to occupy our time between releases of each new Star Wars film. I think C-3PO said it best…"This is Madness!!!"
Another funky C-3PO bootleg - this one from Malaysia
I've been on a pretty decent modern bootleg kick this last year. Modern boots are a blast because they can be spectacularly goofy AND I don't need to take out a second mortgage to afford them. In fact, I scored this one for $15 shipped from Kuala Lumpur. I can't ...
We all knew it had to happen sooner or later, but last week was the last week that "The Force Awakens" played at a theater near me. I was hoping it could last one more week as then they could say it had been in the theaters for just over four months, but with it already out on DVD and Blu-Ray for over a week, it just wasn’t meant to be. So my final count of seeing it in the theaters is…30! Quite an accomplishment if I do say so myself. I went to the last showing at 8:00 pm at the AMC Barrington 30 last Thursday. So I can actually say I saw the film on its first showing, and now also its last. Was quite surprised there were @ 10 of us in the theater for that screening, not bad for a film that’s been out for over 100 days. I guess the Force is still strong in it. As of writing this, we have 240 days until "Rogue One", then the travels to the theater 2-3 times a week start all over again. Here’s hoping for another relatively mild winter in Chicagoland!
Hopefully by now everyone has seen the new trailer for "Rogue One". Personally, I started tearing up the first time I watched it, as well as the second, third times etc… but does it have the capability to become the best Star Wars film ever? I’ll say this much, it’s ...
You're probably familiar with the Walmart exclusive Connexions collectible trading disc game. They're these little plastic hexagons with Star Wars character stickers on them and bars on each side, and the game involves pairing up matching sides. And the way it was designed, putting together a complete set would be ...
Hey guys - so I drew the winners for the 15th Anniversary contest. The contest went great, and we had a lot of participation. However, I ran into trouble contacting one of the winners. He had his Facebook set up so you can't send friend requests, you can only follow him. I tried sending a message to him through Facebook, but it went into the Spam box since we're not friends. And as you know, you don't get alerted to Spam messages.
After two days with no response, I looked dude up on Google, and found him on Twitter. But I don't have a Twitter account. So I had to log in to my wife's account, and since they don't follow each other I couldn't just send him a private message. I had to tweet at him. After a few hours, he responded and I was able to direct him to the Spam box on Facebook. Still, that was like 3 days of trying to contact him, which has delayed my notifications of other winners. So you still might be a winner! Hopefully you'll know sometime today.
You know the drill by now. It is the appointed time. This is the appointed place. And here is the appointed offering:
The run this time was thirteen. Lucky thirteen. Thirteen because that's how many bubbles I had available for Snaggletooth. I considered going with "standard" numbers, but with all the demand these things are generating, why toss away an opportunity to get an extra into the hands of a fan?
If you'd like to purchase a Snaggletooth, you're unfortunately too late. Assuming everyone pays like they say they will, the Snaggletooths have sold out.
Thank you to all the fans out there who supported my latest artistic endeavor!!