R.E.M. Graphic Novel Progress Report

Zsombor is penciled and inked up to page 042.  The book is a beast, coming in  between 180-200.

Not only am I amazed each time he turns in work, but I’m astounded with how efficiently he works.  Between Karol and I we have more than a fair share of notes.  And he turns them around in no time.  And they are always dead-on.

Check out one of my favorite recent pages…

Bulderlyns Finishes Pencils for Issue #3

Although it will be released as a full graphic novel, Bulderlyns will also be broken down into issues for the digital release.  And that is how we’re breaking up the artwork.  As of today, we are penciled up to Page 083, or the end of Issue #3.  There will be six issues total.

The book is looking awesome, although I guess every creator believes that about their book.  Pencils are by Polish artist Igor Wolski.  Inks and lettering are being done by Pawel Sambor.  And colors are by Dmitry Dubrovin.

Here is one of my favorite pages from this set:

Top 5 Traditional Animated Films

This list is purely for Traditional 2D Animation.

  • Princess Mononoke
  • Aladdin
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • Ghost in the Shell

Honorable Mention

  • Lion King
  • Pinocchio
  • The Iron Giant
  • Beavis and Butthead Do America
  • An American Tail
  • Dumbo
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut 

Special Mention for The Land Before Time, written by my screenwriting professor (and one of the best teachers I’ve ever had) at USC Stu Krieger.


Top 5 Dystopias

A dystopia, in my opinion, is a world that is set up to be a utopia, but is actually the opposite – or becomes the opposite.  There are some rules for such a dystopia.  In it, there should be a vision of society that could be chaotic because of no control or grim/bleak because of oppressive control.  I’ve ruled out any movies set in space.  Zombie movies count for the purposes of this list.

Top 5

Honorable Mention

  • Dark City
  • Battle Royale
  • 28 Days Later
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Children of Men
  • District 13
  • Total Recall
  • The Running Man
  • Metropolis
  • Rollerball
  • Gattaca
  • THX 1138
  • District 9
  • Escape from NY
  • V for Vendetta
  • They Live

Top 5 Up-and-Coming Actors and Actresses (2012)

In determining this list I had a few considerations to keep in mind.  Age was definitely a factor as I tried to stay under 30, even if they are someone who is just breaking onto scene.  Also, this is not a list of best actors and actresses under 30. They can’t be too established (so there is no Jennifer Lawrence).  Elizabeth Olsen certainly turned heads in Martha Marcy May Marlene, but I don’t know if she’s on the public’s lips just yet.

Honorable Mention

Top 5 Bicycle Scenes

Just to be clear, this is the top 5 bicycle scenes from films, not the top 5 movies about bikes (or involving bikes).

  • Rad – Bicycle Boogie (and pretty much every scene in the film)
  • Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – Race through Warner Bros back lot
  • E.T. – flying across they sky
  • Better Off Dead – Race Down the Mountain, aka I want my two dollars
  • Goonies – Brand races down hill on a little girl’s bike

Honorable Mention

  • Karate Kid – I hate this stupid bike
  • Cinema Paradiso – Racing to get the film delivered
  • Wizard of Oz – Miss Gulch flying past the flying house
  • BMX Bandits – BMX’ing down waterslide
  • The Bicycle Thief – The ending