Thursday, June 30, 2011

Maple Leafs in Port Perry

I'm not entirely sure what all the details are - but the annual fishing tournament hosted on Lake Scugog is on again tomorrow, and as I understand it, some Maple Leafs (and former Maple Leafs) will be there.

Therefor, I will be there, too - and I will try and take pictures, on the condition that nothing I have breaks or has the check engine light come on and give me shit about the $500 knock sensors and expensive wiring to the engine harness.

...grumble...

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Tomb of the Undead update: Stretch my legs

I wrapped up the latest scene and posted the final page on the weekend. You can find the link here. When I talked earlier about it getting ready to pick up and really get going, this was the scene I had in mind. I've sketched out a few pages of the next scene to figure out what I'm going to do there - but nothing's finalized yet.

Dr. Casey Miller and Evelyn rent a car and head out to intercept Dr. Howard Bolam from meeting with the mysterious archaeologist Ian Escutcheon who sent them the relic of Lazarus in Stretch my legs.
Here are some production updates from earlier you could check out, too:
more coming
Working for Clues, and writing a grpahic novel (yeah, I can't spell)
Powers Supergroup on tv, Tits & clits in the news and Batman funding a graphic novel
Super Dinosaur moves down the Corridor to the Popularity Papers
Popularity Papers, zombie-comedies in India, and advice on writing solo
Hope you like it

Friday, June 24, 2011

not finished, but desperate for an update

I have two new pages up for the latest scene for Tomb of the Undead.

I have had a lot of difficulty making time to work on the comic - but I was glad to be able to get some done last night.

Hope you like 'em.

Click here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Who will be the new Leafs?

Looking forward to the next exciting part of the NHL season, (during the off-season) when we get to see which players the GMs will select in the entry draft.

This year is especially interesting because we'll find out if Burke will make a move to move up in the draft, which he says he'd like to do, but we'll see if he's able to do it. If he wants in the top 5 of the draft, he'd have to move picks. Realistically, for picks or prospects, I don't think anyone in the Top 5 are really interested in trading any players.

(though it's being reported that Ryan Smyth wants to be traded back to Edmonton - would Edmonton give up the first overall pick to have Smyth back? ???)

The NHL has a neat post about the top players drafted in each position in the first round, which is certainly worth a skim.

But it exposes quite the conundrum for the Maple Leafs, and here's why. The Leafs have the 25th and 30th overall selections. The best choice that was ever made at the 25th spot was .... Mark Howe. Brendan Morrow is the runner up, with Greg Nemisz (whom I've personally interviewed when he drafted as a youngster before joining the Spitfires).

At 30th overall the greatest player ever drafted was ... Randy Carlyle, followed by runner-up Patrice Brisebois.

Yikes. The odds of a great draft choice is pretty low, which is greatly unfortunate.

For the record, today - the Maple Leafs fired the greatest nose in hockey, and Keith Acton, which ... is probably overdue. If the head coach isn't getting canned, it's likely that somebody should be fired after three consecutive awful (though hopeful) seasons.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Important anniversaries

As my wife and I are in Windsor to witness the marriage of a couple friends - it reminds me also that today is a very important anniversary.

On June 11, 1993 (18 years ago) one of the most important films of its generation was release.


Jurassic Park was the modern day Star Wars, changing how special effects were done, and the lengths by which a film would go to make what occured on the screen as believable as possible.

Plus, it reinvigorated interest and enthusiasm in dinosaurs for a long while. Two years after the movie's release, the popularity of the film and its villains (the Veliciraptors) the newest NBA team at the time, in Toronto, named their franchise in the film's honour.

You can tell that it wasn't Toronto's love of the species, Velociraptor, but they specifically used Jurassic Park's nic-name for the animal, to many creationists' displeasure. (Also see: Wizards)

So here's to Jurassic Park. My anniversary with Jurassic Park is June 13 when Jesse Moriarty (not sure what name he's using these days) saw it with my dad. I remember being so scared by the beginning when the technicians were mauled by a raptor and Muldoon ordered everyone to "shoot heeerr." Very cool.

My dad snored through the movie.

It was still cool.

(I'm disappointed Google hasn't made a special name-plate for Jurassic Park today)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Porch x 2

The forecast said rainy periods throughout Sunday - so when I saw the sun coming up this morning, I got out first thing and started reading on the porch to be opportunistic about the weather. Turns out it's well past 12:30 and it's still awesome out! This is awesome.

I've got sunscreen on and the laptop rigged to be outside and I'm loving it. I don't always get a sunny day on the weekend, I don't always get to enjoy sunny days when they are on the weekend, and I wasn't even expecting good weather today to begin with.

A true surprise, and a welcomed one.

My only hope is everyone's had a chance to enjoy it, too.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Just a little escape

I've finally finished the latest scene for Tomb of the Undead

Check it out - there's a new scene for the Tomb of the Undead, Just a little escape, for you to check out. Six pages long, which was partly why it took so long to complete - but admittedly, I haven't been spending as much time on it lately.

Evelyn and Dr. Miller disembark their flight to face whatever consequences Dr. Starkwood has put in place for them in Just a little escape. Other posts you might be interested in about graphic novels:
Hope you like it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

baseball

It's cool being back into ball season. My only issue's been I've had a really inconvenient sore muscle that acts up whenever I run - which is only when I'm playing baseball. It's really sore, like a bad muscular rip on the top of left leg. I don't know exactly what muscle it is, but it really sucks.

yesterday was no exception, it felt really sore after my first at bat, which is too bad. Incidentally, it was a triple, which was cool. That was two consecutive triples in a row, after a lead-off triple in the game before.

so far we've got two wins and one loss, all close games, which is great, considering rumour has it the ball club got thumped every game last year. My wife and i are making a big difference on the team, I think. The league is totally different from leagues we've played in before, but that's ok, too.

I'm still getting used to the batting, the pitching and the way the ball moves around ( I think it's a really soft core ball, it dips after you hit it, losing velocity faster than my dad loses his pants after a long day at work).

It's good to be playing again, and if last week is any indication, it looks like our offense is picking up. A few players seemed to be missing their pitches and having trouble getting around on the ball, but last night the bats came alive a bit more, which is great.

Here's hoping for a great long season!