So recently got back from seeing Captain America 2 not too long ago. Gotta say it was a fantastic follow up to both the first movie AND the Avengers. Kept me on my seat from the beginning all the way to the end PLUS the 2 extra goodies as the credits were rolling. Also the critics were wrong about how Black Widow was distracting eye candy. She had as much of an important role as with Captain America, even showing more of her past. Go see it ASAP.
But seeing how Marvel yet again made another great hit and looking forward to the upcoming X-men and Guardians of the Galaxy, my thoughts also have been set on DC and Hanna-Barbera. Ever since Disney brought Marvel into their umbrella, they’ve changed like never before. Marvel, now with the help of the Mouse, have managed to not only promote the familars being Spider-Man and the X-men but now have been tapping into the not-so-popular and even the most OBSCURE which now are being well-received by the public like never before. Even Disney is on a roll making Mickey Mouse himself relevant again thanks to the brand new Disney shorts by Paul Rudish.
Whereas DC/HB can’t managed to do the same if their names aren’t Batman, Scooby-Doo, and Tom and Jerry. Disappointed that seeing Green Lantern TAS, Mystery Inc. and Young Justice going off so soon, I just wonder why can’t they do the same. There are so man IPs in DC and Hanna-Barbera’s library that you can tap into. As much as I’m anxious for one day seeing Plastic-Man finally getting his own cartoon series, I would love to see a reboot of BirdMan, Space Ghost, The Impossibles and above all Blue Falcon and Dynomutt!
Or correct me if I’m wrong, wasn’t one of the pilots and shorts shown on DC Universe that scored the highest amounts of votes just happen to be Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld? Ya know, the fantasy adventure series that has been going on since the 80s.
I’m just tossing it out there. While Cartoon Network alone has been taking new risks with the new shows such as Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence, why can’t DC have the same confidence with Amethyst and the other DC heroes? Maybe the failures of the Thundercats reboot just didn’t bring the interest of Fantasy adventure to the next generation or maybe DC’s recent decisions have brought quite the sting to the audience? Who knows…
As much as I love Batman, would love to see Amethyst and the others get the same love and care as the Dark Knight himself.
Man what a great little festival this turned out to be. Always a good time going to a festival supporting the smaller artists with such amazing creativity. Totally surprised that the attendance has doubled this year, making quite a crowd besides the huge charlie brown balloon hovering above the festival inside. Managed to buy some great stuff over there including Scott C.’s Amazing Everything. Also recommend checking out Rob Kirby’s Tablegeddon for those who have partake in tabling at a convention of any sort, big or small.
Afterwards, I just hung out with my dear older sister running around in new york, witnessing a public pillow fight in Washington Square, and hung out in Central Park. Overall, a good weekend.
It’s been a while since I’ve done any sort of life drawing and luckily yesterday in NYC was the monthly Dare2Draw session. Basically the organization hosts 4 hours of comic book fun for anybody with a passion of drawing mostly starting out doing life drawing with models that are costumed and may wield props half the time. They vary a bit since they start off with 1 minute poses, then boost it up to 5 and then one full 10 minute pose. Also the guest speaker turned out to be Cliff Chiang, currently working for DC comics especially known for his work on the New 52 Wonder Woman series. Besides the life drawing and the lecture there is the “Quick Draw” contest. For 30 minutes you have to draw, ink and maybe color something based on the month’s theme which in this case was pirates. Carefully selected by the staff and guest speaker winners of said contest can win over $100 worth of art supplies including box set of copic markers, drawing pads, ink brushes, etc. all wrapped up in a nice package plus exclusive autographed work from the guest speaker.
Overall, I had a fun time doing it. Can’t wait till next month.
Recently been playing alot of Metal Slug 3 on steam. It’s still enjoyable now as it was in the arcades when I was a kid. Though the only downside to the Steam version is the lack of the console exclusive mini games like “Fat Island” and “Board the Mothership”. Otherwise great to pick up and even play with a friend online.