Sunday, April 21, 2013

Harry Shearer taken off KCRW

Not animation related, not directly, but it's kind of a slap in the face to have Harry Shearer knocked off the air. 2013 has been a year of shake ups, as far as my usual routine is concerned. The podcasts are still available of Le Show, but it's an isolating feeling to listen to it alone. It's nice to know other people are listening too. He didn't even get a chance to say good bye.

Somewhere, Mister Burns is smiling. "Excellent."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Flamingo Waitress as Green Lantern

Okay, she does have a secret identity. I read too many comics, I guess. Quick sketch colored in Photoshop.

And she's keeping her skates. She just had to replace those yellow wheels with white ones. True fans will understand why;)

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Bad Guy

Monday was a rough day. News about the attack in Boston, and just finding out about the white ribbon campaign just leaves me more staggered about life, and what our responsibilities are toward each other.

Conflict is a part of life. But we have to decide on how big the repercussions will be if we lash out. Individuals and governments can lash out blindly, or they can proceed in a destructive manner with some high degrees of premeditation. To me, it's how big of a mess do we leave behind for someone else.

Here we go again. As a storyteller, I'm still fascinated by the cute character in jeopardy. Good stories need bad guys, and we get a thrill watching them carry out their dirty deeds. As long as they are confined to a screen, or on the pages of a book or comic. We even had the "noble villain" in Leader Desslok from Starblazers. They see themselves as the heroes.

I liked the ironic twist to the villain Darla Dimple in "Cats don't Dance".

L.B. Mammoth: Ah, the recipe for a Darla Dimple movie. Begin with one part adorable character in jeopardy.
[inside the soundstage, Darla has tied up Pudge]

It takes only one, or a handful of crazed or enraged people to blow us all to Hell. Stopping their plots takes work, time and insight. But I don't want a police state either. I want to trust people. I don't have a good answer. And we always seem to have the time, people and resources to bust heads afterwards.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Van Eaton Galleries "THE HB SHOW”

Hoo-Ha! Saturday morning becomes Saturday night for grownups, and kids of all ages.
It was fun! Saw a few familiar faces, I think the show was a success. But my head is exploding right now. Have a good night folks.

(Art copyright Gris Grimly)

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

My blog was devalued again

I'll have to stick with Google Analytics. The regular blogger stats keep sending Animation Re-creation down to the bottom. I'm only getting webcrawlers and junk sites looking at the blog these days...

It's true I've gotten away from posting computer art. I've been trying to post useful info about the industry shakeups. Trying to post useful links. Trying to make this blog something useful to society.

Some good news?