November 2014 Blog Posts

The Evolution of Eddie's Dude Shinobi Poster

Dude Shinobi Satan Ninja 198X

So in-between working extra shifts and having turkey-centric events with friends and family, Jessica's been working on detailing the posters in Eddie's basement room. She recently finished reworking Eddie's Dude Shinobi poster, but this isn't the first time she's redone it.

Back in 2008, she drew the first half-dozen pages of what was originally going to be a short prologue to the comic until we decided to expand it into a full issue. The pages were a lot rougher back then. Here's what the original poster looked like:

Duke Shinobi Poster

You can see that the character's name was originally Duke Shinobi and he had blond hair. However, a couple people we showed the page to understandably assumed he was meant to be a Duke Nukem parody. That wasn't our intent at all, so we knew we had to make some changes.

Here's the second version of the poster:

Dude Shinobi Poster

And finally, here's the poster in its current, most radical form:

Dude Shinobi Poster Updated

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News Update & He-Man Commercials

He-Man Masters of the Universe Toys

Bummer alert! There's not gonna be a page posted this weekend, as this week is bursting with extra work shifts and family events. We'll still post some badass art from Jessica this Saturday, but the next page will have to wait until December 6. Bummer alert over.

And now it's time for me to talk to you about He-Man.

One of my earliest memories is playing on a big dirt pile outside my house with my Man-E-Faces toy. Masters of the Universe bedsheets served as my nightly shield against the monsters of the dark. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is the very first franchise I can remember being a big fan of.

This past year, Jessica and I have watched a bunch of episodes from the orignal He-Man cartoon. Holy shit can that show be awesomely retarded. But I'm not talking about the cartoon today. Nor the Dolph Lundgren movie. We'll save those for another time.

Today, it's all about the toys. Er, the toy commercials, actually. I had a pretty decent collection of Masters of the Universe toys (including Castle Greyskull and Snake Mountain), but upon watching this collection of Masters of the Universe toy commercials, I feel fucking robbed. How did I ever make it through my childhood without a Land Shark? Or Moss Man?! Fuck!

This is my Thanksgiving gift to all of you:

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Movie Review - Deadly Friend [1986]

Deadly Friend logo 1986

Deadly Friend, directed by horror icon Wes Craven, is a really fucking weird movie.

Warning: Lots of spoilers ahead.

It's about a teen genius who moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and his silly yellow robot, BB.

BB & Paul Deadly Friend 1986

Teen Genius soon discovers that he has the good fortune to live next door to the busty chick who played Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the original movie (who was only 16 at the time this was filmed). 

Deadly Friend 1986 Sam, Paul & BB

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