The Countess and I watched the Karl Urban Dredd Sunday.
I admire the film’s singular plot. There are no subplots. There is no romance. There is no unveiling of the face. He and Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) work their way up a locked-down building to arrest the drug kingpin, played by Lena Headey. That’s the film.
I know very little about Dredd as a comic, but I liked this.
I’m about to fly to Hawai’i, and I can’t decide if I should remove this from my messenger bag or not.
(I made this years ago when The Countess and I dressed as Kate and Jack from Lost for DragonCon).
Am I courting disaster or fending it off?
We really need a Law and Order: Special Kaiju Unit with The Detectives Kaidonovsky solving crimes committed by people-sized monsters causing trouble in a Russian city made up of different species.
Like Men in Black and Alien Nation with thick accents and coffee thick enough to spackle a tire. And the full-size Cherno Alpha is their cop car. They patrol their beat, squatting the jaeger occasionally to (literally) pick up suspects in their palms to shake them down for info as they pop their heads out of the top hatch.
Kaiju Stool Pigeon: So, which one of you is Sasha?
Sasha: The pretty one.
Kaiju Stool Pigeon: So neither of you.
Aleksis: [mumbles profanity in Russian, throws a lever]
Cherno Alpha throws him over its shoulder and also the horizon too maybe. The pilots climb back in and walk around the city for a better informant. The Mike Post theme cranks up.
This was the first drawing suggested by my four-year-old, and it was indirect. He was cleaning his room when he picked up a Harley figure and her hammer. He said “her hammer makes her like Thor.” This was just a few days after Marvel announced the new female Thor, and he has no idea about it, but the idea hit me like a firecracker.
When I got to sit in on a store signing (details here) with mattfractionblog and kellysue, I gave them thank-you sketches once they got a break. (Thanks also goes to flatbear for asking on my behalf. She didn’t have to, and they didn’t have to.)
I turned Kate Bishop and Jim Rockford into the Rockeye team-up we’ve all wanted, and I offered a tip of the hat from Ginny.
I sat on these for a while, but I had some folks ask about them so here they is.
He was the best goalie at the World Cup if you ask me.
Tim Howard stars new cover Adweek magazine
About Adweek: “our goal is to provide you inside stories on: creativity, client/agency relationships, successful global advertising strategies. Plus news of accounts in review, the best creative work, and new campaigns.”
Creative director: Nick Mrozowski
Editor: Michael Wolff
This is a fantastic cover.