Wednesday, May 20, 2015

David Letterman's Farewell To Late Night

David Letterman's show ends tonight. Apparently, Bill Murray's was his last guest last night. So, Dave must be planning on doing something more or less different for the final episode. I honestly haven't watched David Letterman regularly in some time. But, I remember watching him when I was a kid. He had some crazy segments on his show. I remember segments on Late Night with David Letterman. I remember segments like Big Bud Melman. There were segments with Chris Elliott. One I seem to remember involved someone putting a basket full of bees over him. Viewer mail was a cool segment, especially when Dave rubbed his chin, leading to a flashback sequence. My favorite interview was with Michael Keaton for the Batman movie in 1989. At the time, when they showed a clip from the movie, I was confused as to why the Joker looked the way he looked. Vicki Vale had just splashed water on his face before the clip, rinsing off some of his makeup that make him look more or less normal. I think I was in fourth or fifth grade when David Letterman moved to CBS and had his new show, The Late Show with David Letterman. I think I continued to watch for awhile but I stopped at some point, only occasionally watching from then on.

Dave's final episode of his show airs tonight. I plan on watching it. After that, I suppose he retires from doing talk shows. I might do some kind of tribute artwork to David Letterman soon. I wonder if he's going to retire from entertainment altogether, or if it's just talk shows he's retiring from. In any case, late night won't be the same without him. Stephen Colbert will have some really big shoes to fill. Tonight is the end of an era. David Letterman, in my opinion, is one of the two greatest talk show hosts ever. Johnny Carson is of course the other one. Going into retirement from late night, Dave will leave a great legacy as one of the legends of late night.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My Thoughts On Simon Pegg On Sci-Fi And Comic Book Movies

This is sort of an art-related thing, and besides, I'm having trouble posting on Tumblr. Simon Pegg recently commented on sci-fi and comic book movies (warning: there is some strong language in the article at that link). He's got the right to his own opinion, but I disagree with him. I think sci-fi films can be thought provoking. I think even movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron have intelligent things to say if you really look at them. I think those movies probably just don't get as much credit as they deserve because people still have the misguided belief that comic book stuff is still just for kids.

If you look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, it shows what can happen when man tries to play God. Tony Stark creates Ultron and all heck breaks loose. Also, the movie is about working together as a team. There's the romance between Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff. The twins, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, are evidence of the tragedy that comes from war.

The Dark Knight trilogy was indeed a sophisticated series of comic book movies. It was great. Some people look for thought provoking films, but in my opinion it's more about escapism and entertainment. You can have thought provoking films, but I think they also need to be entertaining. I think the Dark Knight trilogy was both of those things, as are other comic book films. But, in my opinion, thought provoking or not, if it's not entertaining than it doesn't seem worth watching.

I think sci-fi movies, comic book movies, all of those types of movie, deserve more credit. Those genre movies are entertaining, and some of them, if not all, have something to say.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How to Draw a Kangaroo and Joey (Step By Step) By Christopher Hart

I like watching videos like this on YouTube sometimes. I think, especially for an artist like me, it's inspiring to see other artists at work drawing or painting, or whatever. I like to see how they start the artwork, and build it up from there. It's really interesting.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review - Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron is epically awesome! James Spader gave Ultron a lot of personality. As far as "the twins," the Maximoff siblings, it makes sense now why they joined Ultron against the Avengers, and it wasn't his personality. Their tragic past brings them into conflict with the Avengers. I thought it was cool that Jim Rhodes and Sam Wilson are in the movie. They have substantial parts in it. The romance between Bruce Banner and Natasha Roma...noff was pretty interesting. There was lots of action throughout the movie. There was lots of Hulk! I think the way the action was choreographed in this movie and the previous one is brilliant and exciting. I think it's on a much bigger scale in this new one. It was great to see The Vision introduced in this movie. Paul Bettany did a great job of bringing him to life. Ultron is a tough villain who keeps coming at the Avengers. All in all, it's an action packed movie with some touching moments, some humor, some drama. and great story. And it's got Nick Fury! Avengers: Age of Ultron is even better than the first Avengers movie!

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Merry Merry Month Of May

It's May 1st. Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters today! It's the start of a new month, and I got to change my Doctor Who calendar to Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor.

Bat-Blog has blogged some cool promo art for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They show good looks at Batman and Superman's suits. Some time ago, I submitted pictures of a Joker pumpkin I painted to Bat-Blog. I submitted it for a post on their blog. If  you submit something Batman related, they might post it, and they did with my Joker pumpkin pictures. Bat-Blog is a  great blog!

There's been a lot of news about comic book movies and TV shows lately. So, it's a good time to be a fan of that stuff, which I am.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Happy National Superhero Day!

I didn't even know this existed until Steve Cardenas (Rocky on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) posted about it on Facebook. It's a good thing I've been watching some superhero shows today. I watched an episode of Daredevil earlier today. A couple hours ago, I watched the newest episode of The Flash. Maybe I'll read a comic book before the night is over. Well, happy National Superhero Day!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Leto's Joker Look In Suicide Squad Revealed By Ayer On Twitter - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News (Updated

I might consider sketching that picture sometime. It's an interesting take on the Joker. I think I might have to wait till I see more of him to get a better idea of what he's like though. You can check out the picture of Jared Leto as the Joker at the link below.

Leto's Joker Look In Suicide Squad Revealed By Ayer On Twitter - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

Update: Apparently, from another article I read, that's not exactly going to be Jared Leto's Joker look. He won't have all those tattoos. Whether the rest of his look in that picture will be his look in the film seems uncertain. They didn't really specify as far as I could tell. On another topic, I  found out with this blog post how long a blog title can be on here. It wouldn't let me put the close parenthesis on there after "(Update."