So I went and saw the new James Bond movie today titled Skyfall. Seeing it today brought back a lot of fond memories from my early 20's for a lot of reasons. I have loved the James Bond franchise ever since my first introduction to it in the mid 90's with Goldeneye. I went and saw Goldeneye that day because my buddy Jack wanted to go see it and I had nothing better to do at the time. We were roommates then and went to a lot of movies together. I still haven't forgiven him for dragging me to go see Battlefield Earth. If I remember correctly we hauled it all the way to this dysfunctional theater in this massive yet strangely empty mall named Forrest Fair. This theatre had this really cool hallway with these blue neon bulbs and if you ran down the hall it looked like a retarded jump to hyperspace. I was vaguely familiar with what James Bond was about - lets just say I walked in to Goldeneye mildly skeptical and walked out a massive fan. Coincidently, my favorite band U2 or well at least half of U2 wrote the theme song to the opening credits and at around that same time I picked up the Goldeneye Nintendo 64 game which of course everyone had and was wildly successful. All of these things happened all at once, it was an assault from all sides...I was bitten...I was hooked for life.
That one singular game is by far responsible for more hours spent than pretty much anything else I have ever done. I cant even fathom how many hours were spent playing that game. That game NEVER got old and was at the time the best that video games had to offer and was the first time any one had experienced a true multiplayer shooter. My roommates and I lived in a double in the heart of the Oregon District in Dayton. Within two blocks of the hottest bars in town, it was about the best place for three young guys with no responsibilities to live. There were uncountable nights of stumbling home at 2 AM just to go home and play Bond Multiplayer against each other, and sometimes even people we just met stopped by to play a few. The amount of laughs and shared cursing was ridiculous. And looking back it's amazing that we never needed to replace any of the controllers because there were many that were chucked. We played one shot - one kill, no health. We were deadly, we all had our favorite levels and guns (Mine being Proximity Mines) and we knew EVERY map like the back of our hand. We easily could of competed in a high stakes tournament and won. It was serious. We had this house rule that was you can't shoot an unarmed man after he spawned and violations of that alone almost brought us to a few fistfights. Cooler heads prevailed though and fun was had by all. Good times indeed. Believe it or not we even translated Bond multiplayer into a outdoor rollerhockey version where we beat the shit out each other with these hockeyballs that left these welts all over us. We would literally fall over from laughter.I'd love to go back and do it all again just one more time.
I know only a few even bothered to read this but I just want to say what James Bond meant to me and I have two beloved idiots to thank for all of it. In closing I just want to say to Jack Ross & Zack Olds that you guys sucked and I was the best Bond player in the house, possibly ever.
Go see Skyfall, it's quite fantastic on many levels you will not be disappointed. The story is excellent, the villain's story is believable yet over the top yet fun just like you want. The locals are exotic with beautiful cinematography. But more importantly, Bond kicks more ass than ever and the ending sets the stage for a wonderful series of new films. I for one can't be more excited to be a 007 Fan.
First in a series of AMC themed pieces. This painting reflects the black and white of the Walking Dead comics. A color version will follow soon. This Painting was created for LTD Gallery's POP Show taking place on Nov 8th
Here is a peek into my AMC series. The first up is Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead. Original painting created for Ltd Gallery in Seattle and available for sale next week. Check back, more tomorrow.
I've ALWAYS wanted to do this but there was always something getting in the way. Either the store had one or two of the three or I just couldn't find them for whatever reason...BUT this year I found all 3 of them at a local Target and they were all a dollar off on sale from what they were priced at the grocery SO SCORE!!!
Much like the suicide fountain soda concoction, this was about what you'd expect. My initial thoughts were that the Frankenberry and the Boo Berry are too similar in taste to really distinguish one from the other when mixed together. The two of them together easily overpower the Count Chocula. Unfortunatly only little hints of chocolate come thru the mix. My quick recommendation: If you like sugary cereals and you have kids, go ahead and try it, it will blow their minds – otherwise enjoy them separately.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN Everyone!
Just received a really cool gift from my buddy Tim. It's a print from the current PLANET-PULP Tim Burton Show and features my favorite movie of all time. AND I got #1, how RAD is that! You can pick your very own Limited Edition print up right here... http://timothyandersonart.bigcartel.com/
I was quite thrilled to get an invite for Spoke Art's Wes Anderson Bad Dads 3 Show. I instantly knew the movie I needed to illustrate - The Fantastic Mr Fox. Joining me in this show will be a few gallery friends and fellow PLANET-PULP'ers like Michelle Coffee, Samuel Ho, Jason Liwag, James Gilleard, Dave Perillo and I just know I'm forgetting several others, (brainfart). Should be an incredible show so if you can't make it bookmark their site and be sure to check back when the gallery show images go live online.
A little about the show:
Spoke Art is proud to announce that we will again be returning with our annual Wes Anderson-tribute art show, Bad Dads. Following the breakthrough 2010 debut of the exhibition, Bad Dads has become an iconic and memorable art show with our yearly Halloween opening and costume party quickly becoming one of the must-do events in San Francisco every year.
6pm-10pm both nights, all ages, no cover
Show on view until November 24th, the gallery is open four days a week.
All remaining prints and original art will be made available for online purchase on October 29th.
816 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Mr. Fox Cussin' Fox
Oo-De-Lally Jayson Weidel
18: x 24" Giclee on Semi-Gloss Poster Print Paper
Signed and Numbered in an Edition Size of only 30
Artist Proofs Available