Thursday, May 27, 2010


Despite its shortcomings, IRON MAN 2 is one helluva good time. It may not have the most polished delivery in terms of story, but it has some fun action scenes. Scarlett Johansson suits up in IRON MAN 2 as Black Widow (although, like Whiplash, she's never referred to by her comic book handle.) but quickly establishes herself as a physical force to be reckoned with. Got the itch to do a piece with the Black Widow and surprised myself with TWO designs instead of one!


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In Development... MIGHTY MOUSE!

This may be old news to some, but according to the LA Times, the classic Terrytoons character Mighty Mouse is apparently poised to make a triumphant return sometime in the next couple of years, with Paramount currently developing a “reboot” of the animated series for the big screen.

The property seems like it could be a gold mine, considering the popularity of both superhero flicks and family-oriented live-action / CG hybrid comedies. As the article points out, however, both the original 1940s Mighty Mouse comic and the Ralph Bakshi late ’80s cartoon revamp were satirical and somewhat subversive, and it'd be cool to see them go in THAT direction with the film. Unfortunately, I think the ultimate goal will be to recreate the success of movies like "Alvin and the Chipmunks" instead.

It’s not clear yet if they’re considering some hybrid live/animation like Alvin and the Chipmunks, or a movie in full CGI... but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be in 3D…!!!