Saturday, September 2, 2017

Original Comic Art Wish List

Just starting to get into collecting original comic art. I have some pretty cool pieces that I love and cherish but the pages below are the cream of the crop for me. No, I don't want all of them... that's just greedy and plus there's no way I could display them all. I just want one or two to be able to hang up in my office for inspiration and as a reminder of my childhood.

If you happen to know where I can go to purchase any of these please let me know. Thanks!

Uncanny X-Men #258 Page 18
This page is my favorite from Jim Lee's run on the Uncanny X-Men. It features my two favorite characters going toe to toe but it also captures more about Psylocke in a single page than other writers are able to capture in an entire run. It has everything... Psylocke's own description of her power. Her ability to defeat you with her mind but actually preferring to go hand to hand. In the first panel you've got Wolverine standing over Psylocke with his claws out ready to go to work and the page finishes with Psylocke victorious using her psy-blade to finish him off with the words "I make you forever mine." Simply marvelous!

X-Men #1 Cover B

This cover means the world to me. The gatefold is cool but it was this particular cover that opened the door for me to comic books and reading. I've written a mockumentary all about my young self and this issue right here.

X-Men #2 Page 8
So, I've already gone over my favorite Uncanny X-Men page from Jim Lee's run but this would have to be my favorite from his adjectiveless X-Men run. This page has the best looking shot of Psylocke using her psy-blade ever. If you can think of a better instance then I'd love for you to share it with me. It doesn't stop there though... she's using the blade on the greatest X-Men villain of all time. The page also features a nice shot of Rogue as well as another awesome shot of Psylocke priming her power for use. Just spectacular all around!

X-Men #7 Page 12
It's no secret by now that I am a huge Psylocke and Jim Lee fan and the first panel of this page is one of the best drawn images of Psylocke by any artist to date. The panels below are just absurd to me though. Here she is primed and ready to take on the big bad Omega Red and then a mere two panels later she's chopped in the back of the head and knocked unconscious by some regular dude. **Insert "C'MON MAN" meme here***

X-Men Annual #1 Cover

The other X-Men cover on this list holds a lot of sentimental value to me but this one is superior in every single way. If I had to choose between one or the other then it would be this one. Favorite artist and favorite team. Every character in a dynamic pose. #Grail!!

Amazing Spider-Man #1 Hip-Hop Variant

I don't know if I love art, comics, or Hip-Hop more but with this cover I don't even have to decide. An homage to A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders album which is one of the best albums of all time. Plus there's a ton of Spidey's best friends right there in the shot... Silk, Shocker, Black Cat, and James Jonah James just to name a few. Gotta love it.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Super Soul Bros.

If there's one thing I love in this world it's video game music. So imagine the excitement I felt as I'm walking through the halls of E3 and hear a live band playing some classic tunes from the old Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis days. Not just any old band... no, this band was the Super Soul Bros.

After being treated to sounds from Earthbound and Sonic The Hedgehog the band took a quick break and talked to a few members of the audience. I made my way to the pianist and asked if I could share some videos that I recorded and he was more than happy to oblige. After a couple of follow up emails the band is also allowing me to use their music on a few upcoming art videos. Sweet!

Here's a little taste of their musical skills in the form of Chrono's Theme. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out their website to hear more of their hits and to purchase some tracks.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Top 10 Overwatch Memes

The game of this generation is quickly approaching its one year anniversary so what better way to celebrate than to gather the very best memes all in one place. Right? Let's go!

[10] I'm a sucker for Deez Nuts jokes so let me just get this one out of the way.

[9] Welp, time to move...

[8] We've all been guilty of this from time to time.

[7] Let's see you get past this. *TRIGGERED*

[6] This! Especially when you're on one of those bad teams.

[5] Another one of those moments when it's time to go...

[4] When you get hit with "HAMMER DOWN!"

[3] LOL! So accurate.

[2] Never give up hope...

[1] And of course...

But wait... there's more. Don't think I forgot about all you Hanzo Mains out there...