Thursday, August 23, 2012

Steampunk Batman

With the new Batman film riding a theatrical high, now's a good time to highlight artwork by artists that have imagined the Dark Knight if he lived in the 1800's...(and some Batgirl as well - equal time, after all)
Make your way to The Steampunk Hallway!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Overhaul complete!

Welcome! I'm a writer, but have taken a couple days off of writing to re-do my website. My novel (soon to be self-published) has undergone so many changes that this site needed to reflect that as well. The novel, long entitled "Mortar & Pestle", is now the first in a series that will encompass a much larger scope. It's called "The Advent World Chronicles", with Book 1 entitled "The Nightmare Plague". Click on the link above to begin exploring! My plan is to start including a new chapter every week until it's published. If any artists out there want to maybe design the book cover, let me know! (Or if you're a comic book artist and want to collaborate on my other project "Tempesttt", contact me)

Advent: defn: The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important.

Friday, August 3, 2012

My Last Negative Rant, I Promise (at least for the foreseeable future)

I know I was rough on the Spider-man movie. Sorry. I'll try to be more upbeat...after this.

The Hobbit will be out this December, and Peter Jackson with New Line Cinema have just announced that it will now be a 3-parter.
I should be excited, but I'm scratching my head.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy were the very definition of epic, and The Hobbit was meant to be a nice, fun prequel to "warm-up" to the world of Middle-Earth (I don't know if that was ever Tolkien's intention, but that's how it feels in retrospect). Of all Tolkien's works, The Hobbit is my favorite, just for that reason; a wonderfully succinct story that succeeded in creating an entire world in less than 300 pages. Not many High Fantasy novels can claim that distinction. Then why must it be dragged out into 3 complete films?
I grumbled a little when they told us it would be 2 parts, but now it will cost me between $25 and $30 to see this book brought to the screen.
And I'm not going for it.
Yep, instead of now feeling like they needed 2 movies to do the book justice and be true to the subject matter (which was okay), it now feels like they want to pump the paying public for every dollar they can. They crossed the line from honoring a great literary writer and his work to pure commercialism.
Don't misunderstand me - I hope it's great, I hope it's true to the book. But now I will wait for the DVD release so I can watch the whole thing at once. My family will probably disown me.