Friday, April 29, 2011
X-Men: First Class
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Thursday, April 28, 2011
PZ: What kind of art do you specialize in?
AF: I'm specialized in illustrations and comic books, I spend most of the time doing traditional techniques (ink, water color, pencil), but also digital technique.
PZ: Where did you learn?
AF: I have studied in two different schools, during one year in the artistic school "EESI" I specialized in comic books. During 3 years at the artistic school "ESAAT" I specialized in animation. But I especially have learned a lot thanks to people I met in these schools and my friend.
PZ: Do you have any big projects you are working on?
AF: I have lot of big projects, I am preparing a comic book ("chemin perdu" ) for ANKAMA, which will be published at end of 2012, after that I will work on illustration book for the collection "Metamorphose" (Le petit loup rouge") and after that I have two secret projects: also with Ankama and Metamorphose. I would also like to work on my student short movie "Mu" and prepare an exhibit. I want to try to carve wood, and make a short live movie, but I don't know when I could have the time to do that.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
PZ: You have a very impressive resume in comics. What was your most memorable experience in the industry?
PT: There are quite a few, but one of them got to be meeting Stan Winston and visiting the creature effects production house, when I was drawing his book for him. Getting lessons from Todd McFarlane is another!
PZ: Fans may recognize your work on Spawn for so many years and more recently your work in DC Comics. Do you draw your inspiration from any particular styles?
I love the majority form of comic mediums, Asian to American to European.. they all influence me a lot.
PZ: Do you any major projects coming up that you are allowed to talk about?
PT: For DC? Not really, sorry. Although I am working away slowly on my own book. Hopefully to be published someday
PZ: Lastly, if you were to host a meal with three fictional characters, who would they be and what would you serve?
PT: Kinda tough, never thought about it. Probably give Jiraya nude sushi?
Friday, April 22, 2011
This issue takes a slower pace than the last few. Mark retouches with all of his supporting characters in the aftermath of the war. The huge revelation at the end is something that completely surprised me. This was definitely something I didn't see coming in a mainstream comic book. Next issue: Dinosaurus! 4/5
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Geoff Johns delivers another exciting turn in the chapter of the Green Lanterns. The entire arc has been solid and ties in to all previous installments of Green Lantern. Doug Manke's art is once again as breathtaking as ever. 5/5
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Phamtom Zone has landed an exclusive interview with Tina Alexander from the online cartoon sensation: How It Should Have Ended! HISHE features cartoon shorts that poke fun of the illogical endings of some movies and adds a more realistic, and hilarious, solution to the plot.
Daniel and I work together daily on all aspects of the cartoons, but we also have a composer [Bryan English] and Tommy Watson is a huge help on the business side of things and a great resource when we are stumped creatively. HISHE is also made up of a team of great friends that help us with ideas and voices when we need it. Stephanie Fisher being our constant, and awesome, female lead. So there's about eight of us total. We couldn't do it without the help of our friends.
Phamtom Zone: Do you guys plan on doing anything else with HISHE other than the shorts? Maybe a feature length movie?
Phamtom Zone: What was your favorite HISHE?
Phamtom Zone: What movies can the fans look forward to in the future that HISHE will spoof?
Our Scream HISHE is already up on our website, but will debut on Youtube this Thursday if you want to embed it on your blog. Thanks for your interest in us, we really appreciate bloggers spreading the word!
Phamtom Zone: Thank you for the interview!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Here it is folks, an exclusive (albiet quick) interview with DC comics superstar, and the current artist for Batman: Streets of Gotham.
Phamtom Zone: When and how did you get your start in this business?
Dustin:I broke into comics the summer of 1999 through the DC/Wildstorm portfolio review lines, somewhere between the SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) and the Chicago one.
Phamtom Zone: Your work on the Batman titles have been amazing. Do you have any plans for major projects afterward?
Dustin: Thanks! And yes, this fall. We should be able to announce if not at least talk about it more around this year's major SDCC. It will still have Batman, of course.
Phamtom Zone: If you could host a meal with three superheroes, who would they be and what would you serve?
Dustin: Definitely be Dr. Doom, Bruce Banner, and The Flash ( Wally West one, not
the scientist), and I'd serve them nothing but ice cream.
Phamtom Zone: Thank you so much, sir!
Dustin: Thanks, Peter!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
I stumbled upon this live action Doug trailer a while back and it got me thinking. If someone could take the concept of Doug and make it into a movie, what other familiar children’s cartoons could be re-imagined into something a grown-up audience would watch?
Think of it as a cat and mouse thriller that spans across the globe. Waldo, a scientist wanted by the government, must evade not only his government but also the a secret society of men bent on utilizing his intellect for evil. They will stop at nothing to find him. The one person Waldo can trust is himself. Think Jason Bourne in a red and white striped sweater.
I’ve seen the original and it was incredibly good. There’s no way to top that, so let’s take the story in a different direction. A young boy is murdered a century ago. In the present, we have your typical teenager who just moved into town. He tries to make new friends, but something in the house he moved into won’t leave him alone. With the ghost of a young boy haunting him, the young man must solve a century old murder before times runs out.
The Magic School Bus
A group of kids go on a boring field trip and stray from the tour. They come across a gypsy. She offers them a field trip they will never forget if they all board her "Magic Bus." The children travel to many different worlds, realities, and time-lines that are both fantastical and horrifying. They soon realize that “Madame Frizzle” isn’t the lovable enchantress she made herself out to be, but rather a millennia old demon hungry to steal their souls.
Archie is your typical high school jock that can’t settle on a girl. On one hand, he has Betty who is cute, kind, smart, and in love with Archie since they were kids. On the other, there’s Veronica, who’s rich, exotic, beautiful, and has the power to wrap Archie around her pinky. Along with his best friend, Jughead (who has a bottomless stomach) and his arch nemesis, Reggie (so vain he keeps a mirror on him at all times.) Archie goes through the trails and tribulations of the world called high school. This is a coming of age story.