Well I’ve always been a sucker for Sci Fi series… and most of the time this is due to the fact that several series have very impressive props !
Like big scary monsters or huge spacecrafts and so on ! Now there is a new Dr. Who series ( 9th and 10th doctor ) airing on the BBC and the person behind the design of a lot of props for this new series is Matthew Savage !
Some previews :
Currently listening to: Underworld – Jumbo ( Everything Everything (Retail) )
Technorati tags: Matthew Savage, Dr. Who, Sci Fi, BBC, Eye candy
Remember this ? Well Whimsy Press a high-design gift wrap company, has created a new wrapping that is very similar with the wall paintings 🙂 !
So if you want to surprise the family with a very nostalgic paper wrapping under the Christmas tree, just buy this one !!
Ooh so nice 😉
Currently listening to: Freaks – The Creeps ( Switch 4 – Cd2 )
Technorati tags: Gift wrapping, Christmas, Design, Eye Candy
Well if you follow my blog, you’ll know I like Jim Lee very much ! That’s why I follow his blog ( called Gelatometti )… but that blog isn’t being maintained by Jim alone. No, there are also other pencilers that contribute on this blog and that’s how I got in touch with AlÃ© Garza’s work !!
He has a wicked style that is very funny but still detailed ! When you see some of his drawings, you can immediately identify other things he has done !
There is one figure ( comic series ) that he has done, that I like the most… and that is his version of batgirl Cassandra Cain !
Much of his work is available on his msn group page, but he’ll post things on the Gelatometti blog too.
Update: Seems Ale started his own blog now !! Check it out here
A Cassandra preview :
Currently listening to: Boards Of Canada – Slow This Bird Down ( The Campfire Headphase )
Technorati tags: AlÃ© Garza, Batgirl, Cassandra Cain, Gelatometti, Comics, Eye Candy
Ok… in our small country there is a hype about this years ‘blog award of the year’ !
So bloggers do the best thing they can do and create their own award 🙂
So if you would, just make a vote for your 3 best Belgian blogs ! ( I’m from Belgium 🙂 )
Currently listening to: Moodlex feat. Joy – Just One Look ( Studio Brussel-De Maxx (Long P )
Technorati tags: Blogs, Awards, Belgium
Like I said earlier, my first encounter with comics/graphic novels was through the European format !
One of my big time favourites was the Metabarons saga ! In Europe this series has been illustrated by Juan Gimenez, who’s drawings had made a big impression on me
Now there is a conversion going on to create an American comic version of this European saga… and the artist who has been assigned for this is Travis Charest. Man they nailed it down very good to get the same look and feel ! But the comic look is more present, so a 10/10 for DC !
Update: the project name is the Dreamshifters and will come out through Humanoids’s publishing
To get more material from Travis, just take a look here and here. Some previews :
Currently listening to: Starflam – Soir de Deche ( Survivant )
Technorati tags: Travis Charest, Metabarons, Juan Giminez, Eye Candy
Ooh ok ok ! Still a LONG way to go from D to A ;)… But no worry thanks to some url linking this could go up !
Seen on some of my Blogroll items, it seems you can check your own Blog status here !
And guess what, I’m only a D ! What was to be expected hahaha
Ok carry on…
Currently listening to: Genesis – Throwing it all away ( Platinum Collection ) Technorati tags: Technorati, Blogs
As long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with cats ( just check my special set on Flickr ) ! I don’t really know why, but I just am… the way they move has some kind of mystique thing surrounded around them !
Also as long as I can remember, my parents always had a domestic cat in the house… but since I got married I haven’t adopted this habit in our own home. ( well the apartment is just a bit too small )
But now that we are moving into a a bigger place, I kindly sweet talked the misses into agreeing with getting ourselves a pet cat 🙂 !
But there is one big problem. I tend to have a ‘special’ flavor, I would love to own a British Shorthair… and this is due to the commercial branding following cat food producer brings 🙂 ! A British Blue would be ideal.
So not that we now actually bought one yet… I received following pictures in our mailbox yesterday !!!! ( Got myself an option on this little one 😉 but still have to swing by at the cattery to get a closer look )
Currently listening to: Everything But The Girl – Low Tide of the Night ( Temperamental )
Technorati tags: Cats, Cattery, British ShortHair, British Blue, Eye Candy
Well, like many others I got myself caught to perform reviews for money !! ( I always need money 😉 ) Note the small AdSense links at the side… ( not that that sort of thing works )
ReviewMe is a service that lets blogger review several things on different topics. This so to generate more visibility to the product at hand !!
And why not… I get a little bit of money, the product gets attention and ReviewMe just handles the red tape. ( and the payment I guess )
I’m hoping I can review some movies, because to be honest that would be the major thing I’m looking forward too. Or maybe some new gadgets would be fun also ! Other things, like a new washing product would be out of the question ofcourse. Or maybe not, I’ll have to check this with the misses ;).
Let’s see if this thing works out a bit. Because after registering, I noticed, my blog is not that high ranked on technorati… so I would only receive 20$ for the review ( not bad, but could be better ). What the heck, just wait ans see, so if you think your blog could handle this kind of reviews, just sign up.
Currently listening to: Antiloop – Sound (Album) ( At The Rebel’s Room )
Technorati tags: Sponsored, PayPal, ReviewMe, Money
My current favourite comic genre goes out to the American superhero style ( or anti-hero for that matter ).
But when I was a bit younger, I only read the European format ! One of my all time favourites is the comic STORM. A comic penciled by the artist Don Lawrence ( who sadly passed away on December 2003 ).
The Sci-Fi retro setting always got me hooked and damn that Ember is a hot looking female 😉 ! I think that Don Lawrence his drawings were the first that made me see that there are real artists that actually take their time to create little detailed paintings for us to behold !
For an overview of his work check out the official site. ( I wouldn’t mind having one or two replica’s hanging on my wall at home )
Currently listening to: De La Soul – Me Myself And I ( Studio Brussel-De Maxx (Long P )
Technorati tags: Eye Candy, Comics, Don Lawrance, Storm
Well… my blog is hosted with Weblogs, it’s a blog service that lets you do almost everything and they let you do it for FREE !
So that’s just great… even have my very own FTP account to upload themes, plugins and stuff. Only restriction is to use WordPress as blogging platform !
But the last couple of weeks, their database server has gone off and on… keeping my blog offline for several hours !! It seems that it is SPAM related and that the server has some kind of overload ( smells like a DOS to me ).
So just to let you know, I can’t help it that the blog is down, I hope you bare with me ( talking to the 3 people who read my blog now 😉 ).
Currently listening to: Royksopp – What Else Is There ( Royksopp’s Night Out )
Technorati tags: Blogs, DOS, WordPress, Offline