Hi-powered Action!

I'm back online, in the mix, working the magic, gleaming the cube - the new computer has arrived and I'm finally able to get into the blog again. Have a bunch of cool stuff to share in the next few weeks, so stay tuned and stop by towards the end of teh weekend for the first of it. In the meantime, I have to fix up the new machine, get all the nodes right and read the patterns. Terror-central will be busy in the next few weeks, so drop me a line whenever you can.

Oh, and one last thing before the weekend: SEE SIN CITY!!



Computer Inactive

Coming from Long Island: The computer at terror central has been down for about 2 weeks now. just ordered a new Dell to sink my cashflow into. should be back on line and reporting in on a semi-daily basis again by next weekend. in the meantime, go see "Sin City" this weekend, no matter what you think is good for you. See it, you bastard, or I'll send Marv over to your place!


thought I would post a few covers from the original run of V. These are classics by artist David Lloyd. Enjoy . . . this is from Warrior #11 . . .

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and from Warrior #19 . . .

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Vehement Victorian Vengeance

click the title above to be linked to the official movie website for the classic Alan Moore and David Lloyd comic: V for Vendetta.

one of the most subversive comic works by Moore and groundbreaking in many ways, V is the story of a not too-distant future in London where fascism rules and freedom is non-existent. one man, however, is ready to rock the boat and blowing up Parliment is only the beginning.

one of the most striking innovations of the series was Moore's total non-use of thought captions. long the standard crutch for writers to give readers the "inside view" of their characters, the trend of abolishing thought captions is common now. But in the early 80s when Moore/Lloyd started V at the English anthology, Warrior, it was innovative, daring, and I would imagine, a serious writer's challenge. hell, I can't write a six page script without at least a page or two of internal exposition by my hero!

anyway, Joel Silver and the Wachowski Bros. are behind this one, so I would hope that they don't fuck it up. unfortunately, Moore's previously brilliant work has been slaughtered and shat upon on the silver screen (see, or rather don't see, the movies From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, or the abominable Swamp Thing movies from the 80s!)

england prevails.


Friday Night Work Out

This is a work in progress that I am working on, probably for a poster for my brother's band. Anyway, I started with a color paletter - I wanted blues and browns. Then I hunted for a while online and found this owl image. Once I got the owl how I wanted him, I took a cue from the color of the eyes and made the "x-ray eyes" effect. I will probably use the sights for the info for the band and whatnot. Or I may change that . . . who knows? But the owl is in. I think he is just right. more later. . .

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