Friday, June 29, 2007

Funny Face Commercials

My buddy Dave gave me an idea about seraching for Funny Face spots on YouTube. Here's what they got loaded up so order of appearance...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Big Deal

A while back I got an email from Dave Deal asking me if he could use an image of my "Van" model for his letterhead n such. I called him and we had a good chat and he thanked me for the use of the image by sending me these...

...signed on the acetate..

..and one signed on the box... to build


..and build it I will.

If I'm not mistaken, Dave told me that the art work for the zzzzz-28 was the first gauche painting he ever did. Pretty "flippin' sweet". As a kid, it had us guys staring longingly at the box.

Thanks Dave!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Resinating Roar

Check out the kick buttocks resin at Speed City Resin

Hell yeah!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

War Thread

OMG! Check out this thread on War Comics at Collectors
Joe Kubert in the HOW-OSE! Booya!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

True History of Superman

Here's an excelent post (as usual) over at Dial B for Blog about the true origins of Superman.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Mystery of the Green Hornet

I have many friends that are huge fans of the 1960's TV show, the Green Hornet.
My buddy Paul has spent many an hour and dollar trying to find all the episodes of this hip spin off of the Batman series. (In truth, Green Hornet is actually a spin off of the Lone Ranger)
April asked me about the release on DVD, so I did some hunting on the subject of why this classic show has not yet been released.
I knew that Fox had the rights to it (as they do the Batman series), but I couldn't figure out why...after practically everything in syndication is on DVD...why, Fox couldn't release this series. I mean, the 40th anniversary has come and gone, and all we have "officially" is this pastiche (which is the 74' theatrical).
After reading around I found out that the owner* of the Green Hornet franchise, George W. Trendle's estate, wouldn't allow Fox to release anything on DVD because of the rights which went south many years ago. It seems that Trendle never liked the "campy" connection with Batman, and was annoyed with Fox's treatment of "his" classic back in the 60's.
Trendle is gone, but his estate and heirs still won't budge on the releases. It comes down to money as usual, and isn't about the quality of the show. Fox has the product, but the Trendle estate owns the rights. People love the show, but some old fart can't loosen his grip...same old story.

(*Trendle only bought the scripts and produced radio shows from his station in Detroit back in the 30's. Fran Striker invented the characters for the Green Hornet, the Lone Ranger, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon. I think if any estate should recieve money from these creatons, it should be the artist himself.)
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