Wednesday, May 30, 2007

KISS 4K Issue #1 on sale tomorrow!


Can you feel the anticipation?

And don't forget the webcomic which can be found here!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A still from my Directorial debut


How can anyone NOT want to see a film with a scene like this one in it? Such excitement! Such Science Fictional adventure!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

One of my all-time favorite comic books

The Bronze Age is over all the best era in comics history, I think, and the main reason is because of the level of experimentation that went on. The first generation to grow up with comics was writing a drawing their own stuff, with an eye toward shaking up the status quo and expanding the subject matter. Mainstream comics dealt with real-life, mainstream issues.

My own favorite of the characters to make their debut in the Bronze Age was "The Ochinaut" (Link NSFW!). This comic about a man who is shrunk down and injected into his own testicles was creative, fun, strange, and wildly imaginative. It's shocking to me, even now, that this comic was ever published, let alone had a successful 35-plus issue run.

Just how successful? The character was recognizable enough to be chosen for inclusion in a silly cross-company ad campaign involving sugary snack foods (if only for a single month), as evidenced by this page which I scanned from an old issue of Whitman's Solar Man of Something, from 1976:

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Speaking of my being BANNED BY YOUTUBE!:

There's this interesting article. YouTube is trying to position itself as a new gatekeeper, which strikes me as a bad idea-- won't we just gravitate to something else? Once YouTube becomes establishment, that's it. Kind of, in a way. Once it becomes establishment it makes scads and scads of money (it does that already), but it loses its cache. Or, maybe not. "Establishment" is the new "mainstream," after all. YouTube wants to protect itself, I understand that, especially when stuff like this is happening. But then, there's this. I started trying to make an important point, and this is what I ended up with. Sometimes I don't make sense.

Something funny

I was going through some old emails and found a couple of Bollywood movies I wrote subtitles for. That sentence isn't put together very well. Anyway, here, here, and here are three of them. I made a bunch of these-- at the time (about a year and a half ago) I thought this was HI-larious-- but they got worse as they went along.

I am working like mad on the latest script for Kiss 4K. It's difficult.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Senator Surprise images

Cover:




First page:


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Fourth page:



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Eighth page:



Ninth page:



Tenth page:



Ochinaut Hostess ad:

Banned By YouTube!

I have to wonder if it was a politically-motivated attack on my freedom of speech, or just another example of a private company deciding not to carry something because they consider it "pornographic"? Whatever, the trailer for my directorial debut, "Sperm! The Motion Picture," was removed from YouTube this week, for I believe they said violation of use. The producer of said film, Chris Gortz, got on the case as soon as we found out, contacted someone there who told him that they review clips that are "flagged," which our clip was a couple of months ago, I think, and if they don't like it for whatever reason, they kick it off. Well, they didn't like ours and kicked it. Now, if you do a search for "Ricky Sprague" on YouTube you get clips of the infamous professional wrestler, Ricky Sprague the Tsunami Kid, wrestling Casanova, a clip which I've already linked to on this blog, and to which I refuse to link again, out of prinicple. Boy, do I feel indignant. I can feel the blood in my veins slowing even as I write this. Damn, damn, damn.

Here is the (Not Safe For Work!) website for the movie where you cannot (temporarily, I promise) see the trailer, but you can play a fun video game and read some stupid stuff.

Now, of course, we'll be promoting the film as "banned by YouTube," if we ever get ourselves in gear and actually get it screened somewhere. Getting it shown in film festivals would certainly help ease the sting of having my freedom of speech violated. I know, I know, it's a private company, they're under no obligation to feature the trailer, it's not like the government is kicking in my door for showing it-- but don't you see that's actually WORSE??? I expect this kind of behavior from the government, but not from a private business like YouTube.

And here is an article I found that relates directly to my current situation. It's interesting, and not only because YouTube has wronged me.

Anyway, I wonder if Wal-Mart has a video sharing website?