Thursday, November 22, 2007

This Thanksgiving, give thanks for your family and friends.
I am like 90% sure I've had this conversation.
Or not.

36504 words down. Be back soon, and Happy Thanksgiving! Read more!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Click through to all sizes to Booster-size!
I saw Booster at the Comic Book Shop last week, and hadn't bought one yet; but didn't buy him until I had this idea for a strip. Similarly, I'm looking for a She-Hulk now, and I'm hoping no bright ideas jump out at me for Masterpiece Starscream or Ronan the Accuser or something.

Booster and Beetle, like the rest of the toys in this one, are from the DC Direct line, and were nowhere near as poseable as Marvel Legends. And they didn't seem to be as good of actors as the smaller Total Justice/JLA figures, either. Weird.

The Canary's the oldest DC Direct figure in this one, and a bit preposed for them. The Alex Ross Justice one looked nice, but geez, if you get one, you're in for the lot. The Identity Crisis Black Canary...not to my taste, let's leave it at that.

For a while, that Martian Manhunter was one of the more expensive DC Direct figures, since he was a fan-favorite that hadn't been redone. Now there's several, and mine has a toothpick for a knee pin, since the Oldest broke J'onn's leg when he took him for show-and-tell.

I swear, Booster has this Rainn Wilson smirk.  Or my wife leaves those office DVD's running too much.

The paper's from a Tom Tomorrow strip. Captain Atom's from the Superman/Batman line, based on Ed McGuiness art; and with really stubby arms. And I'm still about 20,000 words from the end of Nanowrimo, so maybe another post next week, if I get ahead. Have a good Thanksgiving! Read more!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sigh. I actually had an entry all ready to go the other day, then I ended up in the ER. Passed out a couple times, including after the Cowboys game. Weird. They were really sure what caused it, although I got dizzy there for a second and they couldn't find my pulse, but it hasn't happened since, so I appear to be OK. I mention it just so if it happens again, I can see when it was.

Today's page is my shout-out for pack-in smaller figures, like Howard the Duck or a tiny Ant-man or Atom; versus build-a-figures, where you end up with three Annihilus parts held hostage against other figures you don't want.

Nanowrimo was going pretty good before this, now I'm down about 3200 words. My word count and everything are here, and I have to get back to work.
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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Out of office. Maybe.
Maybe magnetic eyes and mouth, like a Mr. Toaster-Head? I'd buy that.

From the back cover of Stray Toasters #3, art by Bill Sienkiewicz. One of my favorites of his work, I had a toaster for a number of years with little cardstock eyes and growly mouth, which was probably a fire hazard no matter how much I loved it or had to explain why my toaster was so angry.

Anyhoo...out of office, yesterday, which was pretty much just because I was watching movies (Hostel 2, then I let the Oldest watch the last half of Death Proof, which he thought was "Awesome!") but the posting is going to be spotty for a while.

I'm finally doing Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month, this year. It's something I've had in the back of my head since I started this blog, and I think I've improved my writing work ethic here: almost daily, even if it's shite, just to get something going. The point of the Nanowrimo is more quantity than obsessing over quality, and that's what I need to do to get the ball rolling. I think I have a pretty good idea, and the rudiments of a plot, so I just need to grind out at least a rough draft, to see if it goes anywhere.

So, I'm not going to be here every day for at least a month. I'll probably do some more toy comics, because I do enjoy making those; and even though I say I'll be out, I'll cave and have to do a post about Starriors or some damn thing. Thanks for coming by, and I'll see you soon.

Oh, and the novel? Survival action-horror. And, I say this as a challenge, it would be completely unfilmable as a movie. Couldn't be done. At least, not in America. Gotta go, though: I need about 2000 words to stay on pace... Read more!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Nightmare After Halloween
Angel told Morbius to get a 'wingman,' but he completely missed the point of that story.
I had to work like hell to get the weapons out of that coffin (it came with a McFarlane Terminator figure, and was a bit small even there) and then Dracula didn't even have the decency to fit in it. Undead bastard.

Getting hammered and being disappointed who you wake up with, well, that can be a learning experience. (Note I didn't say 'sobering' there.)

Waking up with someone with a friggin' face on their hand? Yeah, it would take a while to work through that one.

Also, I was dead positive that I had more vampire action figures, until I started looking. For some unknown reason, "sea monsters" outnumbered "vampires" almost two-to-one, and they only slightly beat both "Frankensteins" and "werewolves." About halfway through the pictures, I wished I had Cassidy from Preacher, then I remembered winning him on eBay and never getting him. Damn eBay.

Tomorrow: some news, both good and bad.
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