I have such a huge respect for dreammakers. These are the folks that use their imagination, hard work and ingenuity to take us away from this world. Those who give us an escape, spark our imaginations and give us a precious and important chance to travel fictional worlds.
Ray Harryhausen is among those who have inspired and transported many to fictional worlds where creatures of fantasy are as real or you or me.
For me, the definitive Ray Harryhausen experience will always be Jason and the Argonauts. An absolute favorite of my childhood. Whenever it came on TV on a Saturday afternoon movie showcase my brother and I would watch. My absolute favorite scene being the battle with the skeleton warriors.
On a recent trip to Austin for Fantastic Fest I came across Horsepower Farm on South Lamar. It was worth the stop to check out all the awesome bikes they had for sale. The guys were friendly as well, so the next time your in Austin or if you live there and are looking for something with two wheels you should stop by!
Hey Ghouls and Gals!! I hope everyone had a great Halloween this year! As part of my festivities I attended Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank California. This was the first “Son of” event and equally as fun as the normal Monsterpalooza. But don’t take my word for it, just look at the pictures below!
Hey Ghouls and Gals!! Gavin Hignight, creator and writer of MOTOR CITY has a new novel! THE FREAK TABLE is now available in stores. The book is available for most eReaders like Kindle, Nook, iPad, SonyReader as well as others! A print version is available at Amazon.com and at Indie bookstores, and a limited edition signed/stamped/numbered version is available from my website.
The fiction coming-of-age novel is based on many real experiences I had growing up in the post-punk, pre-alternative, skateboard scene in Denver in the late 80s and early 90s.
For many who were there, it is a time that has not been documented. A story of an entire counterculture that has not been told. I wrote it for everyone who was there. But I also wrote it for those who want to be transported into a world and underground culture they may have never known existed.
It’s interesting that Andy Griffith passed away so close to the 4th of July. I can’t think of an icon who was more of an All-American celebrity in all the right ways. Mayberry, the squad car, Opee, Barney, Aunt Bee, Andy Griffith through the magic of syndication was a face of Americana to many. I liked knowing he was out there somewhere doing his thing. Sad to hear of his passing. RIP “Ang”
One of my favorite roles for Andy Griffith… a smooth talking criminal and con man in Hawaii Five 0
Happy Memorial Day Everyone! I hope this day finds you reflective and happy for everything you have!
Speaking of reflective… how about looking at the past. Don’t have a time machine? No problem. Just visit Ruddy’s 1930s General Store Museum in Palm Springs California. For a mere 95 cent donation you can step through their doorway and back in time!
A fantastic collection of REAL items from the 1930s and before. I can’t recommend this place enough if you are living it up in Palm Springs.
Here are some pictures, there is so much in this place I can’t do it justice… but hope you enjoy ghouls and gals!
I wondered if this gentleman on the display was FDR?
I’ve got the medicine you need…
I wish Pepsi still came packaged like this!
Chesterfield didn’t only sponsor the Gunsmoke Radio Program, it also helps your tennis game.
I hope everyone is doing FANTASTIC! I just returned from Wondercon!!! Sharing a table in the artist alley with artists Rob Burroughs and Meaghan O’Keefe I sold Motor City Volume 1 along with a new limited T-Shirt, which you can get your claws on by emailing email@example.com, just let me know if you’d like one, and what size, 15 bucks + 2 for shipping (includes a copy of Motor City Volume 1!)
Wondercon was pretty fun. The first time it was in Anaheim… I wonder if it will return? Seemed like a success, it was for us at least!
Just a side note on all things 133rd, if you are wondering about a volume 2 coming out, just want you to know its written. Actually Volume 2 is written and Volume 3 is penciled out. It’s just a matter of when we can do it, not if.
I’ve been so excited to show this off! One of my favorite monster toys of all time! The Remco Mini Monster Playcase from 1981. This was a carrying case and playset for the super cool Universal Mini Monster figures.
Monster figures at their best! 3 3/4 in size, fantastic sculpts and paint, they even had versions that had glow in the dark skin! A must for any monster collector. Figures like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, Wolfman and The Creature!
The playcase was constructed of cardboard and cheap vacuum sealed plastic so not many have survived all these years, but if you look hard enough you can find one and sometimes even at a good price! Even though the materials this case are made from are inexpensive the thought that went into it was top notch! It’s one of the funnest pieces out there. Great art, fun gimmicks and a nice home for your Mini Monsters.
For even more monster goodness on the Remco Mini Monsters and their playcase, head over to Plaidstallions, they have original ads as well as original catalog images!