Friday, October 14, 2011
Comic Artist/Writer Frank Miller talked and signed his new HOLY TERROR graphic novel in New York City tonight at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. Miller took questions that mostly centered around his reaction to 9/11 and how his original Batman vs. Al Qaeda story transformed into his new character, "The Fixer." He said his inspiration was Jack Kirby's Captain America taking on Adolf Hitler. Miller also said that he expected the completion of the SIN CITY 2 script to be soon and production to begin in Spring '12. He is thinking of doing more SIN CITY books but has nothing definite planned yet.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
DO WHAT THOU WILT... It's Aleister Crowley's birthday today! Celebrate and read MOONCHILD or DIARY OF A DRUG FIEND- both excellent works of twisted fiction! There is also a recent and awesome U.K. collection of short fiction (mostly horror) available from Amazon, THE DRUG & OTHER STORIES (http://www.amazon.com/Other-Stories-Tales-Mystery-Supernatural/dp/1840226382/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318436745&sr=8-1). I'm currently half-way through reading a new biography of The Beast by Tobias Churton that attempts to revise and elevate Crowley reputation as an artist, an enlightened thinker and magician. So far so good! (http://www.amazon.com/Aleister-Crowley-Biography-Spiritual-Revolutionary/dp/1780280122/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318436880&sr=1-2)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
(Pictured: David Hess, Ruggero Deodato, Lee Demarbre)The last time I saw David Hess was at last year's Rock And Shock convention in Worcester, MA. I produced an exclusive blu-ray extra for the Shriek Show release of Lee Demarbre's SMASH CUT.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I met Charles Napier once in the mid-90's at the American Film Market and saw him at a few conventions. I still have a script of he wrote laying around somewhere. I think it was a hillbilly horror film. With so many memorable roles, his most awesome line of dialog for me is from THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) when he threatens Jake and Elwood saying, "You're gonna look awful funny eating corn on the cob with no f#$%ing teeth!"