Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Fastest Man on No Legs!

Here's a great article about Oscar Pistorius, a disabled runner who just might become the first disabled athlete to compete at the Olympics:

Fastest Man on No Legs

I tend to whine about my knees after a long jog. He kind of puts that all into perspective.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Pandemonium Premier

I just got back home from the premier of Pandemonium, my first feature length film! We had a sold out crowd at the Opera Plaza Theater of San Francisco. It was a total blast. Several of my coworkers were able to make it (thanks Romeo, Brendon, Jen, and Bill!), as well as my roommate Jane and friend Wes. The movie was very well received and we raised over $1,200 for my castmate Roman, who is riding in this year's AIDS Lifecycle.

I'm on such a high. Before tonight I was miffed that we didn't make it into Frameline this year. But we still pulled off an amazing screening. And I'm very happy with the way it became a fundraising event.

The icing on the cake came in the form of two emails waiting for me at home. One was from Steve Dorsey of the Dorsey Film Group in San Jose. I worked with him on "Date No. 2," an entry in last year's San Francisco 48 Film Project, and he invited me to join them for this year's competition. The second email was from "Las Vegas Thomas", another fan of Hidden Frontier. He's working on his own indie sci-fi project and offered me a role. Summer is here!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Work it!

This made my day. It's like Paris is Burning meets Rize!

"That's too much dippin' for me!"

Monday, May 22, 2006

Making a Comic Book, Part 4

The website is slowly coming together. Originally I was going to pay my web-guru friend Justin to take care of building the site. But I decided to try my hand at it, since I really should do my best to learn more html.

The homepage for the comic book marks the first time I've used tables in html. I happened to find a great tutorial site, which made all the difference. I'll probably need Justin's help later for all the bells and whistles, but it's good to know I can at least generate a barebones page on my own. I know that eventually I'll need to learn more CSS code, but I'm sticking to tables for the majority of the site, since I don't want to worry about cross-platform/browser version discrepencies.

(I'm still in the process of completing all of the links.)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Making a Comic Book, Part 3

Here's a very rough draft of the comic book's homepage that I made after receiving the latest batch of concept art from Brian. I'm not sure how he does it. Between work and DJ'ing, Brian's still able to pump out quite a lot of art in a short period of time. I'm reminded almost daily how very lucky I am to have him onboard. My friend Justin will be helping me with the website, so that we're ready for the advertising push this summer.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Making a Comic Book, Part 2

We're still hammering out the details, but it looks like my friends and I are going to shift gears. Rather than the stash of fiction we accumulated over the years as the round robin fiction group, we'll have a new team with new storylines.

Here's an early look at the conceptual artwork for "Pride High." It's set in the fictional west coast metropolis of Pacific City, CA. The story centers around the adventures of several teen heroes and the ruckus they cause by starting a gay-straight alliance at their superpowered high school. The first issue deals with the first day of the new school year, so we're hoping to release it at the end of August.

Kid Mischief

Kid Olympus


Chip Cheetah


Monday, May 08, 2006

Maternal Instinct

It's amazing what mothers are willing to take on to defend their young.

Cougar defending her cub from a Grizzly!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Making a Comic Book, Part 1

Despite some setbacks (our original name "P.R.I.S.M." and alternate name "P.R.I.D.E." are both already trademarked), we still moving forward. We're tentatively naming the team "Affinity" to symbolize the familial aspect of the group. It's also an homage to the affinity group concept as a tool for social justice and reform. We're currently finalizing the look for each of the main characters. Brian's been quite busy sketching the heroes, including this one of Verdant:

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