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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Some Movie Reviews

I have updated the site with the Cover art for our mini comic.

With all the crazy days off I’ve been able to go see several movies, so here’s what I thought of them:

 

King Kong

Peter Jackson once again does some great character development and over the top action sequences. However, the movie is 3 hours long when it could have easily been two. There were a few scenes that didn’t need to be there at all, many important scenes that ran way too long, and character development that was unnecessary and had no payoff.

Over all, I liked it, but I’d like to see a special addition on the DVD that, instead of extending the movie further, cuts it down appropriately. (Yeah, that’ll happen)

 

Fun With Dick and Jane

Jim Carrey once again mugs for the camera for a feature length picture. Ok, it had its moments, especially since the type of big business scandal that happens in the movie has happened several times in recent years, but the one thing I didn’t like about the movie was the lesson was only half learned by the end. It showed that the characters were happier now that they were spending more time as a family, but it glazed over the “money doesn’t buy happiness” theme that it seemed to have been shooting for.

 

Memoirs of a Geisha

An interesting look at Japanese culture in the pre-WWII era (and a little bit after). This is a very character driven story, and moves a bit slow in some areas. Overall it held my interest, though the ending was a little predictable. I haven’t read the book, but after seeing this I’m planning on it.

 

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Mini Comic Coming Soon

I have another thank you to send out, this time to The Comic Stop in the Everett mall. They have put copies of Issue 1 on their shelves. You guys rock!

 

Our mini comic, “The Map Incident”, is coming along nicely. The pages are done, and now the cover art is as well. I will be posting that on the main site later tonight. It’s a fun little story starring Lackey. I think you’ll like it.

 

Geoffio has some big changed for the website in the works. We aren’t sure when those will take effect, but the plan is to integrate everything into the site. This way the forum and the newsbox will both be part of the main site (and easy to maintain). We’re also hoping to have a way for people to leave feedback on the comic the way Drunk Duck used to let you (minus giving a “score”, which I always found a bit silly). This should also make updating the site really easy for us, which I’m looking forward to.

 

In unrelated to RPC news, Giollanté and the Micronians (http://www.Geoffio.com) are now able to practice on a regular basis, and things are progressing along nicely. We have a couple of “live” video’s that we may be putting on the band site soon. They aren’t perfect versions of the songs, but they were fun to do. We’re getting psyched about writing some new songs too, which the when and ifs will be posted as they happen.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Catching Up

I'm just getting over being sick, so there's a lot of stuff I'm behind on, like updating this news post/blog thing.

First off all:

I'd like to say a big thank you to Everett Comics & Cards for putting "Here There Be Robots" Issue 1 on the shevles.

We got in 150 copies of issue 1 just over a week ago, and we are already going to need to reorder so that we will be sure to have copies for Sakuracon and Emerald City Comicon. Once the cons are over and we take stock of how things are progressing, we will be setting up an online store so people can buy copies of the comic online.

In regards to this weeks update, you probably noticed it's page 4 and 5, since it's one of those nifty two page spreads. Jeremy is also interested in turning it into a poster, which will most likely be digitally colored by our good friend and fellow RPC'r Geoffio (though we haven't quite asked him yet).
You may have also heard that our friends at Drunk Druck have had bad times with their site, in that it died on them. Things are still trying to be situated for a book release, and we have let them know that they can still use our submission if they wish; However, we are planning on publishing those pages ourselves as a mini as well.
Because of these events, we're most likely going to take the copout of that technically this weeks update is 2 pages, since Jeremy is going to work on the cover art for the mini this week.

Good news about "Stupid on A Stick", the Stickguy collection that we were planning on printing a long time ago. Well ComiXpress is finally getting through there giant backlog of orders, so we'll actually have copies of that book in time for the cons as well. Good times.