Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Amanda Leigh as Victoria Albee in 'Pirates of Snake Island'

Received an e-mail of thanks (as did the rest of the cast and crew) from the producer of 'Pirates of Snake Island'. Which reminded me that I hadn't posted an update that the movie had wrapped production as of last Sunday. I don't know when exactly it's set for release on DVD, though I do remember a rumor that the plan was to get it out around the same time as that other pirate movie starring that Johnny Depp guy hits stores.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Surprisingly enough I had another letter published in Buffy (#4). Extra surprising due to the fact that I didn't write the thing. I double checked my outgoing gmail just to make sure that I wasn't losing my mind. Evidently I was not. Some kind of editorial mix-up I guess. So, I get credit for someone else's letter and my name in the book two months in a row. Boring news for you, but kind of kewl for me (though it's kind of a dull little bit of correspondence). There's probably some angry geek out there, fuming that proper credit was taken away from them and is currently in the midst of plotting revenge against me.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I starred in a Star Wars comic. Okay...I wasn't the star per-say, but I did play a very vital role in the story. I was the first person ever to be seen killed by the intergalactic bounty hunter Jango Fett.

You see, a friend of mine is a comic book artist. He found out the he got a gig drawing a
-Episode II comic, that would serve as a prologue to the character showing up in 'Attack of the Clones'. My immediate question was if I could be drawn into the thing. I have no shame. And it's very likely the closest I'll ever get to being in a Star Wars movie. He wasn't sure at first, as he didn't have the script yet. It could have been a story about a bunch of Droids and Jawa's for all he knew.

A little while later, he phoned and asked if I would like to be killed by Boba's dad. Yes. Yes I would. And that is how I got myself into real actual Star Wars continuity (those who don't count comics as canon can go straight to hell). Currently, the story has been re-released as part of Dark Horse Comics celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. So now I have another shot for the character to be noticed and turned into an action figure. Star Wars always gets toys made based on character's who were on screen for a third of a second, so why not one from a comic?

Friday, June 01, 2007

Mega Villains Light Explosion! Sounds like the title of a new Saturday morning, Pokemon-esque, Japanese cartoon. Actually, it was just the title of this picture when it was e-mailed over to me. A more finished version of a sketch that can be seen a few images below this here update. Think I might use it as the cover-page for the pitch for the show.