Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Timon Never Looked Better

Gabriel and I were well satisfied by the breath of stories we told in 12 issues of Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm and our two PotA miniseries, but I still miss thinking and writing about "our" characters now that the series has concluded. So just imagine my pleasure at seeing Timon, the outcast chimpanzee-turned-radical-cult-leader brought to "life" by the talented Mr. Michael Kostka as a 1/6 scale custom model! Everything is there just as in the comic: his cobbled together book of inspirational sayings (where I finally had the chance to sneak an e.e. cummings quote into a script), his decorative eyepatch echoing the one his hero Aleron wore, and even his serious expression. After all, Timon is a bit of a tortured soul. I should mention that the original look for Timon (before the eyepatch) was designed by Marc Laming when he first appeared in Exile on the Planet of the Apes.

Well, don't take my word for it. Check out these great photos and see for yourself. Thanks so much, Michael, for sending these my way!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Where I'll Be at SDCC - Or CCI:SD if You Prefer

One of my favorite con sketches ever - Fizzgig by Dave Wachter
Another Comic-Con is almost upon us. Time itself is out of control! It can't be a whole year since the last one, can it?

Since I can't actually stop time I should probably mention where I'll be at this year's giant show. Gabriel and I are only going to be there Friday and maybe a little bit of Saturday, but Friday is going to be a loooong day. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 10 AM - Room 7AB
Star Wars: Here and Now

"What is the current state of Star Wars comics? Join Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley and Star Warscreators Carlos D'AndaCorinna BechkoGabriel HardmanDoug WheatleyGabe EltaebTom TaylorZack Giallongo, and others for the lowdown on what's up, what's coming up, and why you should be reading!"

Friday, 1-2 PM - Dark Horse Booth
Star Wars Legacy signing

Friday, 4 PM - Room 23ABC
Four Colors of Fear: Horror in Comics Past and Present

"Throughout comics' storied history, horror has been an important part of the medium. In 2012 Dark Horse released its most ambitious horror publishing slate to date. Now, Dark Horse unveils a whole slate of new titles guaranteed to have you running for the covers! Join Dark Horse horror line editor Scott Allie, along with Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash/Ex Sanguine), Paul Tobin (Colder),Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Station to Station), and others, for an exciting look at this year's most promising thrills and chills!"

Gabriel will be at all three of these events too, and two others besides:

Friday, 4:30 PM - Room 24ABC
Motion Picture and Television Illustrators of the Art Director's Guild

"Illustrators and storyboard artists use their skills and imaginations to develop the transcendent visuals of the big screen, be it adventures on distant worlds or life in earthly hovels. Moderator Tim Burgard (White House Down, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) talks to illustrators Donna Cline (Bones), Gabe Hardman(Inception), Patrick Rodriguez (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), and Peter Rubin (Man of Steel)."

Friday, 5:45-6:45 - Sails Pavilion, Autograph Area
Motion Picture and Television Illustrators of the Art Director's Guild Signing

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