Monday, January 29, 2007

oh and another thing...

Just to prove it's not all gloom and blah blah, poor me blah...look what I found:

From imdb:

Tarzan Goes Beatnik (1952)

Directed by
Cy Endfield

Writing credits
Cyril Hume
Hans Jacoby

Genre: Action / Adventure (more)

Plot Summary: Tarzan goes to New York to rescue Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, who has been captured by an evil ex-Nazi animal experimenter. There, he teams up with Jane, a cab driver and a beatnik poet daughter of an ex-cop private eye, who help Tarzan free Zandra and her friends. "Now Tarzan make Sound Poem!"


Lex Barker …Tarzan

Doroththy Hart …Jane

Charles Korvin …Prof. Karl Von Schmidt

Roddy McDowell …Coffee shop beatnik #1


-edited for spurious reasons -

So far...

Q: Dream or Reality?

I am standing on a huge stage painted white, I am tired and groggy after doing nothing for 10 hours, I have a microphone in my hand standing next to me is Australian Idol Guy Mutto - next to him is Jazz legend James Morrison - we are singing the Easybeats classic "Friday on my Mind" - I am out of tune and pretending to be a bogan. In another 10 hours my image will be on a huge screen projected out to 1500 people - I am wearing an open Hawaiian shirt and a fake chest - I can't take my eyes off the erect rubber nipple that is jutting out at the bottom of the screen. I have a thin bead of sweat across my forehead as I am about to go live with no rehearsal.

A: Welcome to my life.

I have been using Illustrator to mock up some ideas for a new children's book. Slowly I am starting to acclimatise myself to it's quirks and intricacies. I am a big fan of the flat vector stuff...

A bonus:

I realised I don't draw many pictures of myself in a chipper mood. So like a weird reverse Dorian Grey here's me looking happy.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy New Year 2007

Image courtesy of

I hope you had a great new year - I myself threw caution to the wind and went into the city. After finding a neat car park in Little Lonsdale St I joined the sea of humanity that was surging towards Flinders Street god - what a mix of people. Mostly scary I must admit - huge gangs of roving male teenagers all sporting the sucked mango or neo-mullet look and with hunger for booze and flesh - 20 something’s squeezed into cocktail dresses, high heels and Bacardi breezers - harassed grandparents - screaming kids - lost tourists - two people on bikes (now rendered useless), a women with a broken leg being pushed in a wheelchair (in a crowded street - ouch) - street hawkers selling 10 cent glow sticks for $5 and loving it - three certified insane people - small packs of policemen and women looking strained and three Chinese princesses handing out flyers.

Many hours later....I had:

Seen the 9.30pm fireworks from a relatively deserted Arts Centre forecourt
Spilt a drink on Judy from Sydney who I had just met
Waited 20 mins at a bar for drink
Had two dances before the band quit
Took photos for a table full of strangers
Watched the fireworks from the balcony of the Blue Diamond club (well...what we could see...some spurts off the top of a very phallic Casino building...a touch anticlimactic)

Smoked a cigar
Felt trashed at Eurotrash
Met some lovely French folks , one of whom was a logistics coordinator for Barbie (the doll)
Wandered the streets of Melbourne feeling like an observer, sidestepping vomit and trying not to get into any fights.
Stopped off in Brunswick Street to eat one of the garlickiest Souvlakis ever known to man

ahhhhhh another new year gone in a classy fashion....

Some good nerdy fan news to start the year with:

In a long-awaited announcement from Lucasfilm, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg revealed that the fourth instalment of INDIANA JONES would begin production in June 2007. Harrison Ford returns in his role as the daring Dr. Jones for the new adventure. The film will be produced by Lucasfilm Ltd., directed by Spielberg and released by Paramount Pictures throughout the world in May 2008. The screenplay has been written by David Koepp.

Indiana Jones In Search of a Pair of Tight Fitting Slacks

Image courtesy of the Indy Experience

Spielberg said, "George, Harrison and I are all very excited. We feel that the script was well worth the wait. We hope it delivers everything you'd expect from our history with Indiana Jones."

The film will be produced by Frank Marshall, with Lucas and Kathy Kennedy as exec producers. "Working with Steven, Frank, Kathy and the INDY crew is like working with family," adds Lucas, who just served as grand marshal of the Rose Parade. "These films are such great fun to make. I'm looking forward to reuniting with the team and starting this new journey."

Ford commented, "I'm delighted to be back in business with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit but I know the hat will."

The movie will be shot on undisclosed locations around the world, as well as in the U.S., including L.A.

(As grabbed from the AWN newsletter.)

Here’s to a better 2007 folks.