Bloody Pulp

Been reading a few of the web-comics over at Zuda recently, and impressed with the stories this month I decided to sign up and vote.

The deal is that the beginning of 10 comics is put up every month, and depending on the votes, the winner continues to be serialized.

I quite want The Adventures of Mr. Simian to win, but as it’s ranked number 9 it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, so I’ve voted for the better of the top few, Bloody Pulp, and just hope it beats out the other main contender Rockstar.

Rockstar is kinda fun and well drawn, but it’s just nowhere near as compelling and interesting as Bloody Pulp, so go on, as a favour to me, click the image below, sign up and vote so I can get to read the rest of the story, you know you want to.

Bloody Pulp

Heath Ledger – Joker

Do not adjust your eyes, it actually is a toy and not the real thing!

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Produced by a company called Hot Toys and the head sculpted by one of their in-house sculptors called Yulli it’s one of the best sculpt likenesses I’ve seen of any person (and I’ve seen a few pretty damn good ones), I just wish I knew what she’d been drinking to get the sculpting super-powers.

Frank Miller – Batman

Since making those posts about the Tony Cipriano HVATV episodes a while back there have been many sculptors and pieces of work I’ve meant to mention and have just kept forgetting.

Seeing pics today of this finished Frank Miller ‘The Dark Knight Returns‘ Batman sculpt, by a guy called Thiago Provin reminded me.

As a big fan of the graphic novel I can’t help but be impressed with how well he’s managed to bring this to life, adding an extra dimension of realism, but without detracting from the original design. Click on his name or the pic to see bigger pics.

The Dark Knight Returns - Thiago Provin

As a way of making up for all the times I’ve missed mentioning great sculpts in the past I’ve added a new ‘Sculptors’ section to the links on the right, and will be adding more as I remember who I’ve missed off (and updating the Tony Cipriano one when I find one that works!).

The Watchmen

I missed The Watchmen on opening weekend due to illness, but having now seen it I’m glad I didn’t have to wait too long.

As a huge fan of the graphic novel (isn’t everyone?) I was a bit worried as to how it was going to turn out, especially hearing how the ending was going to be a little different and sections missing etc, but considering how close some sections were, and the changes not being as bad as I hoped (along with a really great job by the cast) I can live with it.

Lets just hope all of those cool extras on youtube etc are all going to be included on the dvd!

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Dr. Horrible – The Sculpt

I’ll assume anyone reading this knows who Dr. Horrible is (and if you don’t shame on you, either download it on iTunes immediately or if you’re in the US it’s out on DVD, and most certainly pay the official site a visit).

Either way, as I’ve finally started to try my hand at sculpting again I thought a sculpt of the Doc would be quite fun (I’ll also be making a Captain Hammer at some point too). Here’s how far I’ve gotten so far, most advanced sculpt I’ve attempted yet, and I think it nearly looks like him, but not sure how much better I’ll be able to make it. Will hopefully get around to making a full figure (or even action figure if I’m feeling brave) at some point.

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Ray LaMontagne

Finally done something post-worthy that I actually remembered long enough to write about!

I’ve been a fan of Ray LaMontagne since seeing him on an episode of Jools Holland a few years back, and on the 12th February, I got to go see him live in concert in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. It’s a great venue, especially when your wife buys tickets the morning of release to ensure you get a good seat nice and close to the stage to enjoy a really good gig.

A nice surprise for the night though was the support act, I’d never heard of her, but am now a proud owner of her album, and I suggest if you get the chance to go see Priscilla Ahn live then you do it, as I don’t think the album gets across quite how funny and talented she is on stage (gotta be impressed with a girl harmonising with herself twice during the same song after having to clear her throat at the start because of the head cold she’s suffering from), especially as ‘The Boob Song’ isn’t on her album!

Go to this link to hear the story behind the song, and then watch this version without the story but better sound.

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I know I’ve not posted for absolutely ages and so I expect no-one will even read this or be affected by it, but the site might be down on and off whilst I upgrade WordPress.