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Characters, Creatures Concepts – Limited Edition 2011 Paperback

Characters, Creatures Concepts – Limited Edition 2011 Paperback

By pedi in Blog on September 20, 2011

I released this book during the 2011 summer to help launch the JGG exhibit of my works. The paperback is a large printed collection with 78 pages & several hundred illustrations and paintings of Characters, Creatures & Concepts – all by yours truly… published by PedramsPress Only $24.95 + shipping and handling! Visit this link and click on the banner up top to purchase your copy via PayPal before this limited edition is GONE! TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/characters-creatures-concepts-limited-edition-2011-perfect-bound-paperback-roughly-40-remaining/

One of my FAVORITE places on the planet…

One of my FAVORITE places on the planet…

By pedi in Blog on September 20, 2011

… my studio TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/one-of-my-favorite-places-on-the-planet/

ourvaluedcustomers: Regarding the WALKING DEAD…

ourvaluedcustomers: Regarding the WALKING DEAD…

By xaraan in Blog on September 20, 2011

ourvaluedcustomers: Regarding the WALKING DEAD… Authors: xaraan Read more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10443164453


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Why should we care about the number of female creators?

Why should we care about the number of female creators?

By xaraan in Blog on September 20, 2011

Why should we care about the number of female creators?: Poster Punchy asks for opinions on whether readers should really care about how many female creators are working in the comic book industry: This is kinda/sorta spinning off from my thread about not giving a fuck about Batgirl, as it’s about women in comics. But it’s different in some ways too.Lately I’ve noticed that some of the bigger comics news websites have been banging the drum about women in comics and making a big noise about the number of women working as writers and artists for Marvel and DC. Comics Alliance (whose editor is a woman, so she does have some stake in it) has had several features on women in comics, and the perceived sexism of the Big Two. BleedingCool of course paid that annoying Batgirl cosplayer to go to another Con and ask questions about the number of women working at DC to Didio. There was loads of controversy about that ‘Womanthology’. The big sites are treating this like it’s a big deal.But is it really? I personally don’t care about the sex of a comics creator. Dan Didio got a lot of flak online when his response to the Batgirl cosplayer was ‘what do these numbers mean to you?’ but I think he was right to ask that, what do those numbers mean to the reader? Why does it matter what percentage of creators are women? Surely it only matters what percentage of the creators are good?I’ve read work from loads of female creators, and I like some of them, and dislike others, I personally think Gail Simone is a bad writer, but it’s nothing to do with her gender. I think Kelly-Sue DeConnick kicked ass on the Osborn mini-series, but it’s nothing to do with her gender. Becky Cloonan is one of my favourite artists of all time, but it’s nothing to do with her gender. I think that for people to demand a certain percentage of creators to be a certain demographic is just ridiculous. How many Marvel and DC writers are black? Nobody cares about that. I only found out Eric Wallace was black like last week. How many are gay? Nobody cares either.Why is the number of women such a big deal to some people? I can understand female fans wanting more representation, but you don’t have to be a woman to write good female characters. And why are male fans so angry about it too? And the fact is unavoidable that comics has generally been a majority-male pursuit, and there aren’t that many female writers out there. If DC were forced to have certain percentage of writers be women, they’d have to recall hated creators like Devin Grayson and nobody wants that. Of course the idea is to get more female readers into comics, but you don’t need women writers to do that, I imagine Bendis’ Alias and Spider-Woman can get as many female fans on board as Marjorie Liu’s X-23. And which will be better, Bryan Miller’s Batgirl or Simone’s?In the end, I think this is just another extension of the fact that we as fans are too close to the industry and know too much. Nobody knows what percentage of women work on movies, nobody gave Community or Parks and Recreation extra-praise because they had more female writers than male writers because the industry was bigger and had some space from it’s fan-base and so there was less entitlement.So my question to you is, do you care about the number of women creators? Should I care? Am I sexist for not caring? Visit the thread and share your opinions and answers.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10443148944

deviantart: Lady Two-Face 3 by ~VirtualGirl6654

deviantart: Lady Two-Face 3 by ~VirtualGirl6654

By xaraan in Blog on September 20, 2011

deviantart: Lady Two-Face 3 by ~VirtualGirl6654 Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10443098203

Ball-Point Pen Felt Tip Post-it Doodles – OVER 300!

Ball-Point Pen Felt Tip Post-it Doodles – OVER 300!

By pedi in Blog on September 20, 2011

A few years back, I was lead cg fur artist on the infamous “Coke Zero: Unbelievable” commercial… and during extremely long render times, I started doodling characters and creatures on 1″x2″ post-its with a bic ball-point pen. Over the years since, I’ve drawn and collected roughly 200 of these doodles in 1×2, and another 100 or so in 3×3 post-its, with felt tip sharpies. Here’re a few: TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/ball-point-pen-felt-tip-post-it-doodles/

I don’t know much about photography…

I don’t know much about photography…

By pedi in Blog on September 20, 2011

… but I do enjoy taking photos of people, animals and abstracts with my Nikon D3100… here are a few, and many more can be viewed at my gallery: www.redrumphoto.com TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/i-dont-know-much-about-photography/

CLOWNS, CLOWNS, CLOWNS!!!

CLOWNS, CLOWNS, CLOWNS!!!

By pedi in Blog on September 19, 2011

I don’t know what it is with me and clowns lately, but between my short film “Disgruntled Clown,” my live art with the 4 clowns at Petra Gallerie, and my big exhibit with several paintings of clowns and over 300 illustrations at the James Gray Gallery in Santa Monica this past July/August… I’m starting to wonder what’s next?! Check out the photo of my art below, taken at my studio before they were framed for the exhibit… and take a look at the photos of my framed art from the exhibit along with hundreds of my other illustrations and paintings, and upcoming exhibits and events info at http://shows.pedrams.com TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/clowns-clowns-clowns/

Joe Reitman is a handsome man…

Joe Reitman is a handsome man…

By pedi in Blog on September 19, 2011

But an even sexxxier clown! Check Joe out as “Salvatore T. Baalz” in promo photos from my upcoming short film, “Disgruntled Clown” – currently in post production. You can see several more sexy high resolution photos of Joe, aka “Salty Clown” along with updates and more info soon to come at http://www.disgruntled-clown.com TweetAuthors: pediRead more http://pedrams.me/wp/2011/09/joe-reitman-is-a-handsome-man/

The Outhouse Pirate Podcast - Ep.70

The Outhouse Pirate Podcast - Ep.70

By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

Tune in as the Outhousers talk about the latest batch of comics hitting the shelves: The New 52 comics coming out from DC, The Fear Itself event and launch of new Ultimate Spider-Man from Marvel and tons of other comics talk.  They also talk the release of the Thor DVD, Star Wars Blue-Ray release and more. Launch The Outhouse Pirate Podcast Ep.70 on TalkshoeAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10412338385

Book Review of Kevin Hearne’s “Hexed”, Book...

Book Review of Kevin Hearne’s “Hexed”, Book...

By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

Book Review of Kevin Hearne’s “Hexed”, Book Two of the Iron Druid ChroniclesAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10411547524

Outhouse Artist Feature: DairyDead From the Official Outhouse...

Outhouse Artist Feature: DairyDead From the Official Outhouse...

By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

Outhouse Artist Feature: DairyDead From the Official Outhouse ART ThreadAuthors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10411070153

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By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10407090061


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Outhousers talk Comics - Week of 9/14/11

Outhousers talk Comics - Week of 9/14/11

By xaraan in Blog on September 19, 2011

New Avengers #16 “Heh, those first 2 pages were basically a big ‘fuck you’ from Bendis to those whiny internet trolls who can’t get over Wolverine and Spider-Man and others being Avengers.” - Punchy “You know what would really be a big “fuck you” to Bendis haters? Actually writing a good Avengers comic.” - Mike Mercury “The whole celebrity interview format that the comic is in sucks.” - Hab “There were parts of this issue I loved and parts that I really didn’t like. I enjoyed seeing Daredevil rescue Squirrel Girl and the Cage baby. The action sequences during thoise portions made this issue. I wasn’t a fan of the oral history of the Avengers parts though.” - Stephen Day “It’s just boring and wordy for the sake of being wordy.” - Frag It “I liked DD and the stuff they had him doing, I liked the idea of the FU to the haters of the new avengers members and all that; but thought it was pretty weak having to break the third wall in order to get the point across” - xaraan Fear Itself #6 “Fraction finally reminded me why i absolyutely loved his writing no less than just a year ago. by FAR the best issue of this event…” - Chap22 “Captain America facing up to Odin was fucking cool, as was Thor getting some new armour and Tony jumping into the molten iron. Lots of the big, widescreen moments you want in a crossover, but also character-driven smaller scenes like Spider-Man’s reunion with Aunt May.” - Punchy “I really enjoyed this issue. Lots of cool moments.” - Frag It “This was by far the best issue of the series. Too bad it took six issues for it to happen.” - DeadFett “This is the “best issue”? … - Amoebas Batwoman #1 “I thought this was a very solid ‘#1’ for Batwoman. Great artwork, the story and new case looks interesting.” - Timbales “…this character that has been around for less than ten years feels like an old friend coming back for another visit. This is a definite keeper to the new 52.” - Starlord “Great comic, I really loved it.” - Royal Nonesuch Daredevil #3 “If you’re not reading it, you should be.” - Starlord Deathstroke #1 “As bad as the new Suicide Squad got, it still managed to stay above Deathstroke.” - fieldy snuts “I know I said I was going to read all of them, but do I really have to read this one?” - Mike Mercury “I liked Deathstroke #1. It wasn’t the best DCnU book by a long shot, but it was WAY better than Hawk & Dove.” - Comic-Doctor “I look back at the 15 minutes I spent reading Deathstroke #1 and I weep because I could have better spent that time doing anything other than reading Deathstroke #1.” - Amoebas Readers can also vote on Moment of the Week, Cover of the Week and Comic of the Week for 9/14/11 at the Outhouse.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/10406941679

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

By David Bird in Blog on September 19, 2011

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)Directed by Kerry Conran, Starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina JolieWell, my plan to use Monday mornings to watch movies, now that my kid is in school on my day off is not going well. It’s a Pro-D day. A Pro-Day? They’ve only been in school two weeks! I had planned on watching my VHS copy of Una Pura Formalità or renting 13 Assassins, but it turns out my video is in Calgary—long story—and 13 Assassins is exactly the sort of movie I had to wait until for kid was in school to watch in the first place.So this week: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Friends have been telling my I’d love this since it first came out seven years ago, but for some reason I never got around to watching it. It is 1939 and the evil Dr. Totenkopf’s robot army is attacking the great cities of the world. Who is he and why is he doing this? With the nation’s military resources stretched thin, Joe Sullivan, the Sky Captain and leader of the Flying Legion, is sent out to find the answers. He is joined by the-intrepid-and-spunky-girl-reporter Polly Perkins and aided by Commander Francesca "Franky" Cook and Dexter “Dex” Dearborn.World of Tomorrow got a lot of press when it was released, because its sets, locales, and many of the extras are entirely computer generated. It uses a sepia-like colouring to mask the dull flatness many human-CGI films seem to have, but there are times when that flatness is there anyway. It even seems to affect the actors in many scenes, who come across too quiet and subdued in a movie that turns the action up to 11 almost from the beginning.The movie draws heavily from 40s Science Fiction and movie serials; so much so that I’ve made a mental note to count the number of big action sequences the next time I see it. Classic serials had twelve to fifteen parts, with a big scene in each one. The action takes us from New York, to the Legion’s base, to Nepal (a nod to Indiana Jones?), to Totenkopf’s island fortress. Along the way he meets up with a character obviously styled after Marvel’s Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jolie’s “Franky” Cook. In spite of being played as an English woman, she is the eye-patch wearing commander of an aerial flying platform. She even uses a jet pack.It’s a fun movie, but never really an engaging one. Conran, who also wrote the script and spent years trying to get it from his computer to the big screen, seems more interested in the process than the characterization. Finishing it I want to dig out my old Fleischer Superman cartoons, but if you’re not into the geeky nostalgia that it invokes, I doubt this movie will interest you much.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

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