Friday, May 23, 2008

Indiana Jones

"I always knew someday you'd come walking back through my door."

-I just never knew you'd be such a disappointment!

What the fuck HAPPENED!?! I can see where they were going with the introduction to this film however, it was just so bad! The amount of computer graphics honestly changed the entire world of Indiana Jones. I've tried to convince myself that the movie just took place in a different time era therefore a different look to the film... The sense of realism has been completely taken out of the equation. I'd like to see Indiana role around in the dirt once in a while. Be the adventurer you were in the past three films and not the contemporary actor doing his job on a sound stage with a green matted background and shiny lights all around.

By no means am I saying Harrison sucked!... He was great! All the actors were amazing!
As much as a hate the amount of cg in this movie, I will admit that it was not its flaw. I rather enjoyed the films middle very much; the jungle action sequence was highly entertaining!
The beginning and conclusion was extremely disappointing! Why? LACK OF STORY STRUCTURE!
New box office films such as Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3, Superman returns, and a few others, lack story structure. What happened to the flow of films? A film that draws you in, a film that you can follow from beginning to end and not feel as if it was too much or too little? Films today seem to bombard the audience with visuals and not give a damn for the good old art of 'visual' story telling.
Where is the character development? They had so much room for comedic character development just like in the last crusade. The relationships were set up so well but they screwed it up! Everything moved too fast. There was no 'adventure.' Only a feast of visual effects. This film could have been another 'Indiana Jones!'

I'd like to have hope but it honestly isn't there.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pinup number 2

Second pinup poster

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Calgary Comic Con!

Last week, the checkerpop gang went down to Calgary as exhibitors for Comic Con.

There we all are... besides Zola who photographed some amazing images including the one above!
Having a table with our works on show was amazing. Thank you to all who came by, all who browsed through checkerpop, all who bought prints... Even all who smiled at our art while walking by... I thank you! Your support is greatly appreciated.
The Con itself was amazing!
Can you tell how amazing comic con was!?! Bottom right is Zola with the amazing Doug Jones! Doug Jones... you are awsome!...

There is only one word to describe comic con!... Amazing!... Did I mention how amzing Doug Jones is?...

Pinup Girl

I've decided to do some pinup art work. This is hopefully the first out of many... Possibly some marvel girl pinups next?...