Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I LOVE the classic Universal Monsters and am thinking about doing something with those characters. Here's the first piece.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Sharks and Gorillas!

Last week was one of the best weeks ever! I went to a killer party last Saturday hosted by two of the coolest guys in the world (thanks Jeff and Darren!). On Sunday, I nerded out with some fellow monster enthusiasts and met a great new friend, Michael Roddy. Michael is the producer of the new JAWS documentary, The Shark is Still Working. This is, by far the most comprehensive documentary on one of my favorite films of all time. If you love JAWS or are just a film fan in general , PLEASE check it out. Trust me you'll love it.

Now after the sharks and monsters, you'd think I'd be in nerd overload. Well, you'd be wrong:) Thanks to Michael, I got to visit the legendary home of two of the sweetest people in the world, Bob and Kathy Burns. Bob has one of the most amazing collections of movie props ever. He has everything from Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon costume to the Queen alien head. However, the most amazing pieces in his collection are the original armatures for King King and Mighty Joe Young!!! As I approached the pedestal they were sitting on, Kathy started giving me instructions on how to HOLD them. When I looked at her stunned, she simply said," What's the point of having them if you can't PLAY with them. The photo above shows how I felt about this incredible honor.

While seeing the collection was cool, spending time with Bob and Kathy was even cooler!

After all of that, I capped the week off watching Star Trek with my mom and dad. Yep, this has pretty much been the best week ever!