Live Nude Girls!

I imagine I have your attention now. The nude in art is, according to art historians, an almost exclusively Western phenomenon. Ancient Greeks made statues celebrating the physical perfection of their male athletes, but artistic nudes go back even further to prehistoric times, or so the “Willendorf Venus” would suggest.

Red and White Blues

The Adventures of a Canadian Assistant Art Director So, yeah. This post is late. It should have gone live a week ago. But I’ve been busy. You see, I’m an illustrator, and one of my recent gigs has been providing illustrations for the new Amazing Stories Magazine. Yes, THAT Amazing

Geek collecting – What’s on your shelf?

Normally I try not to let the stuff I see on social media bother me too much (otherwise I’d angrily toss my computer into a dumpster). But a while back I saw two separate posts that have stuck with me, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them.

Frightful philosophy: Rethinking my assumptions about the horror genre

For many years, there were two film genres I didn’t want anything to do with: Westerns and horror. I was convinced these two genres had nothing to offer me personally as a film fan, and when someone would recommend a Western or a horror film to me, I’d try to

Spaceship Porn

I am unashamed of my love for the giant metal behemoths that travel between the stars. I like big ships and I cannot lie. When people think about science fiction the first thing they usually visualize are spaceships (or green skinned women in shiny bikinis, but that may just be

How to Cure Your Boredom: In 5 Ways or Less

It creeps into your life like a Josh Whedon character death that you never see coming. Boredom. We have all experienced it. I would wager a lot of you have really been bored here lately. Fret not dear readers, I am here to teach you How to Cure your boredom

The Dragon*Con Con Suite a Magical Place

Dragon*Con Goes Virtual is upon us my fellow geeks! The multi-media convention held in Atlanta Georgia during the labor day weekend typically draws a crowd of 80,000 plus attendees. It is a geek mecca. This year due to the global pandemic known as Covid-19, Dragon*Con is going virtual. Even though

Long live the king: Reflecting on the legacy of Chadwick Boseman

I always struggle with how to process celebrity deaths, because in some ways, my grief feels presumptuous. I may have liked and admired their work as a performer, but I know that the loss hurts far, far worse for that person’s friends and family. I didn’t know the celebrity personally,

How to Scratch The Twitch Itch

Attention! I have to Scratch The Twitch Itch. No, I don’t need to slather myself in calamine lotion because it’s not that kind of itch. This itch involves streaming and watching others stream on the platform known as Twitch. When you hear the name Twitch I bet you think of

Can we be Frank?

For artists of my generation the gold standard for fantasy art is Frank Frazetta. When we were kids back in the 1970’s our introduction to fantasy and science fiction came via paperback books that we would find usually on the spinner racks in our local drug store. Edgar Rice Burroughs,

#Release the “Insert Title of the Movie here” Cut

“It’s difficult to find a movie that feels true to itself. You feel the hand of Hollywood, the moviemaking by committee, on everything. ” Zack Snyder. Mr. Snyder certainly experienced the hard truth in his very words. On the eve of DCFandome, possibly a game changer event for Warner Brothers

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