Cut me some slack. I’ve got a baby. I just got married. We’re closing on a house. It’s the summer. I just got a cortizone shot blasted into my wrist. (That last bit makes me feel like a pro athlete.)
I painted this Adam West Batman for my dad for Father’s Day (and more important than this post, I actually got it to him on time). It resides in his sweet man cave, usurping the 800″ projector screen as the showpiece that ties the room together.
I don’t need to rehash my love for the Adam West-era Batman, or as its more recently known as, Batman ’66. But it never hurts to never forget the gummi portraits I did of the cast a couple years ago. (A COUPLE YEARS AGO???? Jesus, where does the time go?)
Kinda like my Muppet portrait series, I plan on painting all the heroes and villains from this legendary show. No timetable for completion, although once we’re settled and the baby is a little more self-sufficient (ie wipes own ass), I’ll finally have a little studio with some space to work a bunch of stuff at once. Here’s the Joker I completed a couple months ago.
In other news, it was 19 years ago today that the New Jersey Devils won their first Stanley Cup. I was there. Section 124. Row 24. Seat 4. Probably the first great night of my life. The first of many.
Philosophical loner trying to find his place in a strange universe while attempting to make it back to his simple life at home? It’s like Samurai Jack… but less effective.
It took me a few episodes to get into Silver Surfer, because its hardly anything like Marvel’s other 90s programs, such as hyphenated wunderkinds Spider-Man and X-Men, or even the mostly-crappy Iron Man and Fantastic Four from the Marvel Action Hour. I’m sure there’s a correlation between that and why the show only lasted one 13-episode season.
I visited my parents a few weeks ago, and while I was going through some stuff, I noticed I had paint there, so I thought I’d use the time to get going on a new Muppet. My pallette was limited, but yellow, green, red and white would be all I really needed for someone like Elmo. Continue reading MUPPET MONDAY: Elmo
Patrick Warburton has gone on record to say how clueless FOX was for not renewing this series. Even though its very different from the cartoon (and in turn, more like the original comic) thanks in part to legalities over character rights (American Maid and Die Fledermaus are Captian Liberty and Batmanuel in this series), this live action version of the big blue galoot’s exploits is GREAT, and it’s only nine half-hour episodes. You can plow through it in a day. Here’s one stand-out line from each episode.
The Tick asserts his dominance over a coffee machine: “Armless bandit… Empty your bladder of that bitter black urine men call coffee! It has its price and its price has been paid! Java devil, you are now my bitch.” Continue reading TV THURSDAY: The Tick (Season 1; 2001)