6/20/15

Star Fox



Started my Saturday morning with a random and completely gut-busting conversation about Star Fox with a 20-year old. All characters imitated, all bases covered. What a weird IP. I love that Slippy's cry for help can connect generations, and that the +Nintendo +The Jim Henson Company puppet skit has already become part of the legend. It's a beautiful thing.

Also: https://goo.gl/cQkAhJ

6/13/15

4/21/15

Zuzu's



A few weeks back my wife and I stopped at +Billy Corgan's tea house late one Friday night. It's neat by day, but after 9 PM on a Friday or Saturday it has an atmosphere all its own, one that I can't quite describe. Nostalgic, lonely, mysterious, and warm, all rolled into one.

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4/20/15

4/19/15

3/23/15

3/13/15

The Rocketeer



Mike Mignola, 1994

3/1/15

2/27/15

Doug Chiang's Jedi



I've always loved how Doug Chiang depicted the Jedi his way in the concept art he produced for Episodes I & II, even after their look had been established as something much more tame.

Though I've never seen this painting labeled, my understanding is that the figure in the foreground is Obi-wan, and the figure in the background is either Dooku or Anakin. I like to think it's the latter, decked out in a black jumpsuit that foreshadows Luke's outfit in ROTJ. The remaining combatant is cropped out to the right.

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12/28/14

Late Jurassic



Gerhard Boeggemann

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12/25/14

Wounded Plesiosaur



The Tree of Life (2011)