well, i've said it before, i'm no artist.
well, i'm not much of an artist.
i still draw my christmas cards--which i will be posting here and there through much of the holiday season--and the occasional birthday card or t-shirt design. at shows there are always two or three people who think it's fun to get a sketch from a writer.
this is the first time though that i've been asked to do one for someone overseas. i received an e-mail way back in the beginning of the year from a tellos/perhapanauts fan in belgium requesting a sketch of serra and, after offering all the appropriate warnings, i agreed to do it when my schedule permitted. and, while it has been a pretty busy year, i finally got it finished the other day.
like all artists, i'm not happy with it and feel that i was very limited with colors (it's colored pencils and i couldn't find my good set anywhere. i think my nephew stole them.)
anyway, dominique, if you're reading this, it's finally done and on it's way. thanks so much for your patience.
tv is a ass.
yeah, we all have those shows that have been cancelled out from under us. we all complain and wonder why 'cause it was just so good! last year's writer's strike didn't help. for me, last year, it was journeyman. i loved the concept, the writing, the cast...but, like many shows these days, it was just never given a chance. the ratings come in and the show goes out and how are they actually rating these shows these days anyway?!? the nielsen polls are out with tivo and dvd. they're canceling everything good and leaving on such convoluted, forced, floundering dreck that hasn't had a solid storyline to follow in two years--i think you know who i'm talking about...
anyway, my latest casualty is my own worst enemy, a solid, well-written show featuring christian slater doing some of the best work of his career. it is smartly-written, compelling, and cancelled.
mark harris wrote a great column in last week's entertainment weekly outlining the vast wasteland that television is this season, and i agree whole-heartedly. what hurts me more is that they are getting rid of all the good stuff. who are these people?! and why do they hate intelligent shows so?
that said, i couldn't sleep the other night and caught a fairly new--and scary!--show on sci-fi the other night called cha$e. a game show of sorts, 10 contestants are let loose in a park with the objective of finding their way out, racking up dollar amounts for each minute they can stay in play. in play because they are being hunted by a cadre of black-suited, black-sunglassed, hugo weaving from the matrix looking agents that walk and run like robots. there are a couple of "outs" written into the game, but it is a great hour of suspense and you oughta check it out.
the answers to the
"five for friday"
name the five classic film stars
(and brian is so right, don't miss bill and...
...myrna loy in the thin man and the four wonderful sequels as well! they're terrific!)
frankenstein and the narrator of how the grinch stole christmas
whatever happened to baby jane and all about eve
edward g. robinson
little caesar and double indemnity
now go netflix a movie by any one of them--you'll be glad you did!
have a cool monday!
smell ya later!