Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I wish I had something to say
something worth hearing
I wish I had someone to tell it to
someone to take care of me
I wish I had a sketchbook
filled with silly drawings
that only make sense to me
I wish I had an artistic flair
(I´m afraid I don´t have one)
Sometimes I come across things like this
and I have no one to share it with
my loneliness has left me
and my emptyness doesn´t care
The world is filled with great things
I wish I could be one of them.
I came across this great illustrator called Paul Madonna who makes incredibly beautiful sketches and strips. I would love to be able to do something like this, to have a reason to do it.
For more on this great artist visit his site: http://www.paulmadonna.com/
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This past weekend I got to watch CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, and let me tell you that this is a significant improvement over Cap´s last foray into the silver screen.
The movie has a lot of exposition pieces and whatnot because it is, of course, an origin movie. Most of the origin movies suck because they waste too much time telling us (fans) stuff we already know about characters we already are familiar with. Maybe for the casual movie goer that´s fine, to me it gets kind of boring. Even so, this movie takes a small step away from that path. If by now you haven´t figured it out yet this is supposed to become a piece of a bigger picture, this is another one of the pieces that will form the puzzle known as THE AVENGERS.
Right of the bat we are facing the discovery of the frozen body of Steve Rogers, and from then on we go on a journey back in time to see how the super soldier Project came about. That to me was pretty cool. Then it turns into a WWII movie with a touch of Sci-Fi, all in all a smart and well handled combo. One thing that I will defend this movie for its because it doesn´t take itself too seriously. I don´t mean by this that the movie is ridiculous or camp or anything like that, what I say here is that it relays a bit more on the fantasy that fuels the comic instead of becoming too grounded like the Batman films by Chris Nolan. For once it´s actually fun to watch what´s going on on screen without thinking too much about that what you are basically watching it´s a single guy taking on an army of nazis with just a shield. I dig that.
The movie is filled with winks to the reader and the Cap conoisseur, I even came up with the Little doddles of how many times and how they manage to reinterpret the whole “man & shield” idea. Thor was a very good movie about gods, this is about a soldier becoming a man out of time, if this helps to set the tone for the avengers in any way, I think we are in the clear. Also, this one was a lot better that Green Lantern, which I´m sure looked really neat on 3-D and what have you, but as a movie, it blows.
Chris Evans has now turned into some sort of household name for movies based on comic books, and even when he was pretty cool as the Human Torch in both FF movies I don´t see him putting too much into poor old Steve Rogers here. He just fits the role, let´s see what happens when Joss Whedon pairs him up with Robert Downey jr as Tony Stark in The Avengers.
My advice: go watch it, bring a bucket of pop corn and a large soda and prepare to have some nice 100 mins. Or so.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Acá pueden leer un montón de interesantísimas entrevistas con muchos autores de comics de habla hispana. La premisa es que hay que responder las 30 preguntas, que son iguales para todo el mundo y a lo sumo enviar alguna que otra foto o ilustración para acompañar.
Yo caí en éste sitio gracias al blog de MACO, y al leer la entrevista de ella y otras varias más de las que adornan el sitio me vi entusiasmado y las respondí yo también.
Sigan al conejo blanco (o al link por falta del mismo) y vean que tan profundo es el hoyo del conejo.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
El año pasado me mandé un experimento durante las vacaciones de Julio. Al estar encerrado en el cine todo el día a merced de la misma película la mente (o lo que queda de ella) tiende a divagar e irse de paseo a cualquier lado. Así surgieron las infames "Theater sessions" del 2010, un comic de unas 15 páginas que casi nadie leyó. Ahora mi subconciente y mi aburrimiento se juntan nuevamente para traerles estas pequeñas boludeces que han de ser nuevamente ignoradas por el proletariado.
even though no one cares--
--more to come.
even though no one cares--
--more to come.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Hace no se cuanto que estoy esperando ver éste documental. Acá no se ha podido ver en cines, no se sabe cuando va a salir en DVD y debe ser la única película en el mundo que no está en Taringa. PARA CUANDO?!?
Cualquier info o data al respecto será bien apreciada.
Mientras tanto me sigo colgando leyendo Macanudo. Otro vicio historietístico que le debo a la gran Señorita Leona. Dama incomparable que supo introducirme al mundo de Asterix y Mafalda. Gracias Marian!