A conversation with Ron English
On Art & Inspiration
In their second in an ongoing series of interviews with artists, Dudebox have just released a short film on Ron English.
Dudebox’s very own movie production department DBTV headed to Ron’s studio and explored his work space. The king of POPaganda gave them a very personal insight into what feeds his imagination, how he forms ideas and what inspires him to create.
After seeing the beautiful slow motion masterpiece that is the Gordon’s Gin advert. I thought a Droplet-based parody had to be made and with the help of my friends, here it is!
It involved 3 people standing on chairs, on the rooftop of Aardman, whilst I was on my knees and they poured fake ice, water and Droplets on my head whilst the order of sequence was shouted off camera! – All in all a great way to spend the night!
You can watch a behind the scene vid here, pretty sure the ice and droplets didn’t feel too good on Gavin‘s head but the end outcome is awesome :]
As if the previous trailers and tv spots for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World weren’t enough, they had to go and release this new international trailer. My geek gene has gone into overdrive as I’m sure yours will too.
The trailer features loads of new footage and more awesome sfx, gaming references and fight scenes. Now to go into hibernation until August 13th :] (trailer via TrailerAddict)
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera); a bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb. The 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz”, “Shaun of the Dead”) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
“Kick-Ass”, the action-adventure movie from Lionsgate and Matthew Vaughn, is a twisted high-octane adventure that redefines the “super hero” genre, based on the popular comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
Kick-Ass 1/12 scale 6” action figure from Mezco Toyz captures the essence of “Kick-Ass”; armed with two billy-clubs, and wearing signature suit and mask.
Hit-Girl, a.k.a. Mindy Mc Cready is an 11 year-old pig-tailing wearing waif with the fighting skills of a ninja. This little super hero proves she has some real kick- ass skills.
The 1/12 Scale action figure features Hit-Girl in her signature plaid skirt, purple wig and cape. Armed with a pair of butterfly knives, and her double Gitano bladed mindy stick.
A short video shot by GiantRobot head Honcho, Eric Nakamura from his visit to Japan’s Wonderfest with plenty of images of Otaku running to buy toys.
Pretty insane, then again I’m sure you would do the same thing once the mad rush begins; everyone gets a chance but why wait in line for hours :p
Keep an eye on your Qees because Jay222 is out and about and striking at will! Check out his latest video creation detailing the customization of TWO 16″ Qees. Jay shows off his amazing creativity and scary vision as he takes two unsuspecting innocent Qees, Pablo & Francisco, on a serious trip. Featuring special guest (kidnapper) Dj Qbert!
These two bad boys were customized exclusively for the upcoming WE AIN’T PLASTIC Qee Exhibit, October 2nd – being held in the hometown of Toy2R USA’s headquarters – Lincoln, Nebraska.
TOY2R announces the concepts that were originally seen during Toy Fair earlier this year are now available. In collaboration with Lionsgate, TOY2R has put together an “inspired by” assortment based on the look, theme and classic moments from Quentin Tarantino’s debut 1992 film, Reservoir Dogs.
In celebration of this milestone movie and in honor of Tarantino’s current box office hit, Inglourious Basterds, TOY2R is proud to release this Qee Collection. First up are the 2.5″ Qees – a 25pc blind box collection. From Mr. Black to Mr. White – the gang is all here!
Also available are Mr. Black, Mr. Brown, and Mr. White in 8″ Qee form. Window boxed and ready for display.
Nowâ€™s your chance! Enter the Mighty Monskey Series 2.5 Giveaway contest and you could be the very proud owner of seven freaking awesome toys!
Here are the rules. To enter, simply add a comment to this post @ AngryZenMaster. Be sure to include your real email when filling out the comment form. Comments will be collected until September 19, midnight EST. A random number generator will be used to pick the winner who will be announced September 20. One entry per person. Past winners, please sit this one out. Duplicate entries will be void.
Bob Silva and Jerry Frissen from Muttpop agreed to sit down with to tell us more about the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of “Luchadores 5.”
For anyone living under a rock, can you give us the low down of what Luchadores Five is all about? And what is lucha libre?
Bob Silva: The â€œLuchadores 5â€ is about five middle-aged men who wear Mexican Wrestling masks and protect their East L.A. turf from bad guys. Instead of gangs with guns and knives, the Luchadores5 world is inhabited with tiki warriors, werewolves, and French men. Unfortunately, all of their efforts go unappreciated by the family and friends that see them as overgrown nerds who run around like kids in costumes playing â€œCowboys & Indiansâ€.
Lucha Libre is a popular form of Mexican wrestling. Itâ€™s a huge inspiration for the cultural base and visual aesthetic of the heroes in the Luchadores5. Lucha Libre has a very devoted following in Mexico and a huge cult following throughout the entire world. It is best known for the beautiful masks many of the wrestlers wear and charismatic Lucha Libre superstars like El Santo and Blue Demon. What many people donâ€™t know is that it also has a strict code and familial heritage that parallels the Samuraiâ€™s Bushido.
When did you first decide that Luchadores Five should be a feature film?
BS: Jerryâ€™s the big granddaddy behind all things Luchadores 5, so letâ€™s hear from him!
Jerry Frissen: I wanted to do that from the beginning. While I was writing the first chapter of the LUCHADORES FIVE I thought a live action movie would perfectly translate the cheesy concept. I had trouble convincing people that live action would be better than an animation but we did it. (more…)