Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Living in New York during September 11th changed my life. From my tiny apartment in the city I had a view of the World Trade Center Towers through my studio window about a mile away. I would marvel at the immensity of these buildings and the fact that they were built in the 1970's. I had just moved from Los Angeles, so there was nothing even close to that size.


From this window I could see everything. From the moment of impact on, nothing would be the same. The whole thing seemed surreal and for the first few days following this horrific event, I tried volunteering, giving blood and even set up an emergency contact website for people in the ground zero zone. After a few days of watching the horror on television I decided to paint, and give something back.


I was an artist on a mission. I didn't have a lot of money to donate so I decided to create a series of paintings celebrating America and what it stands for while mourning the loss of so many people. The paintings that I punched out were nothing like I've ever done before. Basically they were Americana with a modern twist.


I began with an even theme of 13 paintings symbolizing the original 13 colonies that formed America in the beginning. Eventually I would auction all the work and donate the money to charity as a way to give back. Below are those paintings.


Allegiance


Amber Waves of Grain


American Made


Angel of Mercy


Ascending Doves


Empty Beds


Fall


Liberty


Majestic Guardian


Memorial


Salt of the Earth


Unity


Weeping Giant


Wednesday, October 11, 2017


You have to love the BR poster right under an all seeing eye. Kind of fitting really.

If you have been following this site in anyway, you will know that I am a huge fan of Blade Runner. I saw the original in the theater in 1982. I know, that makes me not so youngish. However, my graphic novel was wholly inspired by this world and I have written multiple things about BR over the years.


I had to see it on opening day, there was just no way around it. But, that just didn't work out with Comic Con here and all of that. I originally intended to see it in NYC, the tickets were $30 for a regular screening and nearly sold out. 


So I waited and decided to watch it elsewhere.


I arrived a little early for an 11:30 matinĂ©e, and to my surprise I was the only one in the theater up until 5 minutes before show time and then it was only me and two others. "Damn", I thought hasn't anybody every heard of Blade Runner? It's only the most amazing Sci-Fi noir film every made. I guess not, because it felt like a private screening. 

Bottom line is, it's great. Everything about it pays homage to the original and then some. The only thing I do recommend is to watch all of the little clips leading up to it here, and re-watch the Final Cut before you go see the new one. It will reconnect you with everything that is unfolding.

My former roommate and I have watched Blade Runner countless times, and pretty much every version that was made. All in all, I think I have seen the original more than 500 times. No kidding! It's borderline obsession, no wait... It is an obsession. But I will not give a review, you have to see it for yourself. Instead, I will give you my former roommates review below.

I am including this awesome BR 2049 poster from the Netherlands instead of the US version because it is freaking cool.

WALLACE - Blade Runner: 2049 review

" I thought they did an excellent job with keeping the tone of the original. Expanding on that universe. Looks like another sequel might be in the works from the ending. Damn was it gorgeous. As pretty as it was, it didn't look that different from the first. "

" You know how a sequel or prequel will look different because of modern film making techniques. The Star Wars prequels looked better than the originals. Even though they were set before those movies, that’s always bugged me. Bottom line, I liked it, might see it again. Wonder if I’ll see it enough to know the lines like the first one. "

~ D. Wallace (HUGE BR FAN)

Want more? I pretty much agree with this non-spoiler review below.


Go see it!


Thursday, August 24, 2017


It's been a while since I posted actual panel drawings that were in Volume 1 of the graphic novel


Check them out here with the high contrast black and white.




Thursday, October 22, 2015


Let's just start with today. This is how my day started, thrust in the middle of NYC TV magic.


It's simple really, just follow the signs. Wait, wha ...? I haven't had enough coffee to comprehend this yet.


Follow the yellow brick road.


Tell tale signs are straight ahead.


Oh, yes there it is.

I've had an amazing summer, I hope you have too. Over the next few weeks I will fill in all of the blanks from  my activities, to new Prisoner of the Mind issues and finally NYC Comic-con, and alot of good things to come. It seems that my auto-posts to my blog haven't been working so I will do it manually. They seemed to post fine to my Instagram and Twitter feed, but what can go wrong will go wrong. So hang in there and you'll see.









Wednesday, May 20, 2015


What the...


It's gonna be a rough night in Gotham!


What if?


Prisoner of the Mind Issue Number 4 coming to Comixology this month.


Coming soon...