Lemmy; Ghostbusters chatter

Lemmy Koopa is named after the iconic frontman of metal rockers Motörhead. Apparently, most of the Koopalings are named after famous musicians, from Beethoven to Roy Orbison. The more the you know… Also, in my research for this 24×24″ collage (comics, magazines, a movie ticket to the new Ghostbusters movie*), I learned that the seven Koopalings (Lemmy, […]

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Ghostbusters: Winston

Acrylic on 14×11 canvas. The second of four Ghostbusters portraits I’m painting for the Asbury Park Comicon… (minutes pass with no sight of the link I hoped to find…) Apparently, I never posted the first Ghostbusters portrait either. Here’s Ray Stantz: I hope to finish Egon and Peter in the next week or so. Anyway, […]

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Twinkies Fun Facts

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Hostess, the company responsible for famous snacks like Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, Sno Balls, Mini Muffins and my personal fave, Fruit Pies, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Citing the economy and ballooning expenses for pension and medical benefits, the Indianapolis-born “bakery” hopes to restructure union […]

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The 2011 Year-End List: Comics

So many great comics in 2011, it was hard to narrow them down to ten series. I’ve got to give honorable mentions to Hellboy (that includes BPRD), Witchfinder, Warren Ellis’ Secret Avengers, Wolverine and the X-Men, The New 52 versions of Batman, Justice League, The Dark Knight, All-Star Western and Demon Knights, and New Mutants. […]

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Week Links: October 16, 2001

RUNNING & DRIVE-ING As you read this, I am in Columbus, OH, running my third marathon in a quest to run a 26.2 mile race in all fifty states (to be interspersed with races in the Canadian provinces as well). The goal is under three hours. Columbus Marathon Like I said on Friday, I’m hooked […]

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