Shel Dorf has died. It's no exaggeration to say that his work, and love, has made me the fan, of comics andeveryotherdamnthing, i am today. If you go to mega-media-cons like DragonCon or of course Comic-Con, this guy started it. And here in Michigan. A nice memorial is found here, thanks Brian Kelly!
This has been a difficult week for me. Film buff that i am, i can't really ignore all the Watchmen hoopla, and because i love the book i don't want to, AND because i love the book, i feel i must try. Not going to see the movie, rereading the book instead. So here comes Slashfood with this cupcake photo. It would be prety fun to decorate these sweet babies. Check out the original blog, Cupcakes Take The Cake, for yet another Watchmen cake.
i'm w00ting my own horn because i helped do this. Check out the Mego Museum Board, where Dr. Strange überfan Howard Hallis has posted photos of the custom Eternity figure, an eighteen month project he just completed. i made the costumes with amazing cotton celestial prints Howard located, but discovered in the process that there is a damn good reason superheroes and vast cosmic entities usually wear spandex. The 13 inch Lex Luthor figure used for the custom was extremely musclebound, with tiny wrists and ankles and a wasp waist. In order to get any degree if fit, the entire inseam of the outfit had to be velcroed. But the two fabrics and the reversible cape and cowl make him able to recede into the cape, or move into focus, as you can see in the photos. HH's father-in-law, Michael Blair, did the fine custom paint job.
And the packaging, which pulls the illusion off, is the real deal. My favorite bit is the back of the box, with all the other Dr. Strange related toys we deeply wish we could have, including other Strange-related customs and the Defendersmobile. Yesterday it was decided that i completely love the Living Tribunal custom, and must make one myself. Hey, i don't even have to sew clothes!
Thanks again, Howard, for the chance to warp time and space!
The coolest thing for me about Branwyn's article is the fantastic "Rocket Scientist of Satan!" comic book cover by friend of Clea's Cave and Dr. Strange superfan Howard Hallis. You can see this 2003 lenticular digital collage amusingly animated here. Prepare to wander his website for a while... and do not miss The Picture Of Everything.