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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A New Thing

Just last Saturday, I went to a collectibles show. It's called Frank & Son Collectible Show. Wow, lotsa stuff there, f'sure. Now, I knew that these statues existed, but I couldn't pass up the price. Now its got me hooked, in a small way.

As you can see, I bought the "R. Crumb's Little Big Ass Statue Bonanza Keep on Truckin', No. 5 of 5", #279 of 2,000. I think it looks pretty cool. Looks like a nice quality item. For a limited edition, I'd expect nothing less.

I've gotta admit, though. Comparing it to the original drawing, its kinda weird to see it in color and in 3D. The head doesn't look quite right.

Now that I've got "No. 5 of 5", I'm going to be keeping my eyes out for the rest of the series...

Of course, I'm also going to be keeping my eye out for the "Catholic School Girl", too.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Much Better Show

Far out, right on, and outta sight!
Sir Real's Underground Comix Classix show for March, 2007 is now up and ready for viewers. And despite what that Cherry Poptart cover, that's not what its about. This month is featuring Captain Guts, by Larry Welz.

I had some real fun with the show this time. I've converted my 'library' into a mini video studio. I've got my laptop "prompter" sitting in front of the vidi-cam. You can also see my 500 watt halogen light with its homemade 8½"x11" diffuser.

This is a shot from the camera-side looking towards my backdrop. I've come a little farther than my original "pink screen" that I used to use.

I've also conquered the problem I was having with lighting the backdrop. Here you can see my fluorescent shop light positioned at the bottom of the blue-screen. It make a big improvement when working in chroma-key.

Now on to figuring out what to do for next month...