Friday, December 21, 2007

Season's Greetings

Hello all - May you have a very Merry Christmas and a booty-filled New Year.

Christmas Special #1 - Flashback: All I wanted for Christmas... in 1983...

My Dad made me the Ice Planet Hoth out of Plaster on a huge piece of chipboard
- I freakin' loved it. (images via

Christmas Special #2 - Flashback: Ok, so for the modern child The ViewMaster doesn't move or talk, they aren't Japanese, nor do they have any sort of Gameboy-style application but by god I loved my sets including: Road Runner, The Land of the Lost, Spiderman and more...Nothing takes me back to that feeling of childhood wonder faster than the click and the turn of the wheel.

Image Via Here

And finally - here's a great article about the discovery and restoration of the original Rankin Bass Puppets from Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer .


Thursday, December 13, 2007

The one about the Wizard's Finger, Indy 4 and being a Corp Jester

Re-post of the ad I did last year which has now rolled over - yay!

Long time between posts again - apologies.

First up - a recent trip to Sydney for a corporate job and a birthday visit bought me in contact with friends and improvisers from far and wide and I saw the IA Cranston Cup Grand Final which was a hoot. Wizard's Finger won the night in a spectacular show of physical and verbal dexterity (and some natty ties)... but all the teams showed off their prowess onstage - much laughter from the audience reminding me again what a great theatre the Enmore is when it's full of happy punters.

I've had a few auditions recently and I'm still waiting to hear back about an ad shooting next
week (would be nice to get) otherwise I'm plying my wares on the corporate circuit at the moment. From the Regent Ballroom to the MCG, to the Fed square, businessmen and women have enjoyed me after entree and before mains...

The Illustrator in me is feeling very rusty at the moment - I have done a few design projects for friends:

...but I haven't sat down with a pen in hand for what seems like years... time to just sketch methinks.

Ok so here's the fanboy in me sneaking out again. Looks great but boy - he's looking beat now isn't he?

Have been watching:
30 Rock
Green Wing
What's New Pussycat?
Rankin Bass specials

Listening to:
The Octopus Project
Sufjan Stevens
Mod Jazz
Christmas music (the kids insist...well, all right just one more cd)
Rodney Hunter
Pee Wee Herman
Special mixed CDs brewed in collusion...

I predict another entry before Christmas... but just in case... Merry Christmas everyone.