Over the weeks and months, I’m always drawing little things that have nothing to do with my job, but are still kind of fun to see anyway. So, this being my blog, I get to put anything on here I want, nyah!
First up…it was my brother’s fiftieth birthday last week, and I got him a card. Well, I never get ANYONE a card, it’s always so much cheaper to just draw one. Unless you count the fact that the time I take could be spent earning money to buy a card, and then they’re bloody expensive.
Either way, this is my brother’s B-Day card. It’s reproduced here online roughly size as. And it looks like him, more or less, you can check it out here…(though Brad thinks he has more hair than this. Dreaming, my brother.)
I had some correspondence to do with Joe Giella last week, and since Joe is still doing the MARY WORTH comic strip every day, I thought it would be fun to send him a sketch of his own character on the outside of the package, done in the Joe Giella style (it’s not a swipe, though, it’s just me “doing” Joe).
And finally, just a quick comment about the JONAH HEX movie.
Why did you make a Jonah Hex movie?
I’m actually a fan of the comic book (it’s been fairly wonderful for years, despite anemic sales), but it’s silly to pretend the character is much beloved or well remembered by a generation of movie-goers and comic fans. B-List would be a kind phrase. Certainly he’s not a big enough character to lure in large enough crowds back to the western genre, which has been clinically dead at the box office for decades. And from the looks of the AWFUL trailer, they’d added some pointless supernatural nonsense to the story, which meant it wasn’t even a real Jonah Hex movie. On paper this movie has nothing going for it, I’m afraid to say.
It opened last weekend to a box office return of five million. And that’s with some legitimate stars in it like Brolin, Malkovich, and the above pictured Megan Fox. And to be honest, that’s about the box office I expected from it.
It’s not that I mind anyone making a Jonah Hex movie in principle. (I’ll probably see this on video in a few months). It’s just that there are SO many DC movies to make BEFORE the Jonah Hex movie that it’s mind boggling. What is DC/Warner thinking this last decade? The iconic characters, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and others, all flop around in development and go nowhere, while they’re shelving these CASH COW characters for Constantine, and the Losers? Captain Marvel or Plastic Man movies are no where in sight, but there’s room on the schedule for STEEL and Jonah Hex?!?
No matter how truly excellent both STEEL and Jonah Hex might be, as pieces of auteur classic film making. They’re still no damn World’s Finest movie, if you catch my drift.
Meanwhile, Marvel is a machine. Spider-Man, X-Men, and Iron Man franchises all making A-List blockbuster movies, plus a fun set of B-List money makers like Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Kick Ass (closing in on a hundred million in world wide sales this week). All because they seem to be in the business of making entertainment for a mass audience, instead of whatever the hell DC/Warner is doing.
I’ve heard through my sources that the well know SCALPHUNTER film treatment that’s been drifting around Hollywood has just been green lighted, and the epic AIR WAVE movie trilogy that was shelved by New World twelve years ago is up and running again. As is the Sea Devils direct to youtube series. God Help Us.
Ah, there’s always the GREEN LANTERN film to come along and ruin my theory be being really good. Don’t hold your breath, though.
I have a theory about why there’s no Wonder Woman movie in production. Who could wear this costume as convincingly?
TY THE GUY OUT!