And Over Here...

I’m very busy playing tour guide, this week, so...

In the meantime...

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The Tick vs. HIM (epilogue) or "TEAM!"

If you will recall a past post wherein I talked about a sketch that was done for a “fan” of The Tick, drawn by me, and HIM, drawn by Ben Edlund, creator of The Tick. When I wrote that post, I never expected “the Fan” to ever read it, but I had hoped he would and thus I would be able to get a copy of that sketch to post here.

As fate would have it, “the Fan” is in fact Michael Reed Thureson. Somehow, he found my site and read the story and was kind enough to write to me and send a photo of the HIM/Tick sketch. As soon as I saw his name in my inbox, I remembered exactly who Michael is.

So a personal thanks to Michael for sending me the picture of the sketch. I will update the old blog entry to include your name and the photo.

And here is the sketch...

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-Steve

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CRUNCH TIME (again)!!!

Crunch Time comes but once a month and this past week, including today, is that glorious time when I have little time for anything but work. I should be free after Monday and then I will have something fun to post courtesy of a Mr. Michael Reed Thureson. I’ll make that post on Tuesday, for sure.

In the meantime...

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The Best Teacher in the Whole World

Who is that? Well, I have to drop all false modesty for a moment and declare the winner to be ME!

From the art files was dug out a drawing I had done for a student while I was teaching English to children, part-time for kicks. When is was discovered that I could draw in one particular class, one of the students, a boy named Karl, started asking me to draw him a Marvel Hero, every week, because he’d started watching the Marvel movies and he liked them a lot. I’d give the students some work to do after teaching the lesson for the week and while they were busy, I’d draw a character for Karl. Well, Eventually, the other students wanted a drawing and I’m an old softy so I did them.

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I did a drawing of some cats for Abby and that led to a request from Victoria for a drawing with 21 cats. An interesting request to be sure. Enjoying a challenge, I got cracking. The end result is the drawing (above) of 21 cats worshiping a McDonalds hashbrown (And why not? They are delish!). I forget why hashbrowns were such an important topic for that class, but they were. I think one of the kids may have brought McDonalds to class, one day, and I scolded them for it by saying, “You brought food to eat in class? You bought breakfast from McDonalds to eat in class and you didn’t buy me a hashbrown? Shame on you! Next week, if you stop there, buy me a hashbrown”, and I gave her some money. I believe she showed up the following week with food and an extra hashbrown to earn the brownie points. Anyway, that’s why there is a giant hashbrown in the picture.

Now, why was I the best teacher in the whole world?

1) Even I think, in hindsight, that I did a nice drawing for the student. Nicer than I would have thought I’d have done.

2) I let them eat in class. My only rule was, “If you are going to eat in class, don’t hide it under the table: food belongs on the table.” I;d then take whatever food they were eating, put it atop the table and let them eat while I continued with the lesson.

My wisdom is endless.

-Steve

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In the Meantime...

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I Don't Believe In You

I just finished typing the first draft for my next short film...

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I’ll let this simmer for a bit before I come back to it for revisions/re-writes/second draft. Generally, I find a short gap of time between drafts allows for material to sink or swim. The things that work and the things that need to be fixed become pretty obvious once allowing time to force oneself to take a step back. I won’t shoot this film until the winter anyway, so I have plenty of time to make the script what I want it to be. If I’m lucky, I’ll come back to it and like it just fine, more or less.

So, I can now call today “a day” since I did something productive. Oh, I could do even more, but I have to start a new Babar storyboard, tomorrow, so it seems like a good idea to enjoy the rest of the day playing.

-Steve
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Some Production Art

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I finished my last storyboard and had some time to make a piece of production art for STAIRS & STARES. This will serve as a general promo all purpose art piece used when promoting the film in festivals. It also happens to be the art for the DVD menu.

-Steve
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