Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Batman & Robin

Arnold Schwarzenegger as a villain in a Batman film?
That's fucking distracting.
No wonder Batman & Robin is considered one of the worst films ever.

Actually, I take that back.
I blame the bat nipples.

Picture from Topless Robot

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Starring Dogs


An excerpt from The Dogway Melody (1930)


Big Dog House 1/2


Big Dog House 2/2


A dog milking a goat

Ahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! *eunie rolls on the floor laughing*
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!! Ahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

(1 year later...)

I feel bad for those dogs now.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Sad Panda


Photo by dis_cover_y
When I was in Flushing, New York, there were local "iconic" figures (short term for CRAZY PERSON) that everyone knew such as the "Nickel Man" and the "Flushing Pimp".

If you don't know who they are, then you aren't from Queens Borough or New York. People will assume that you are a FOB ("Fresh off the boat"), a Twinkie (A yellow bread with white cream inside. Indicates an Oriental Asian who acts like a white person. Flushing is a city full of Oriental Asians. Another term is "Banana." Twinkies tend to live in rich neighbourhood located in Long Island or in New Jersey ), or a clueless tourist from another country.

Then there is "Sad Panda," a mysterious man in a panda suit walking around Manhattan. No one knows who he is except for the fact that he looks very sad in a Panda suit.

I forgot how much I miss New York.

Only in America:

Photo from Gothamist

Photo from Gothamist

Photo from Gothamist

Photo from Gothamist

Photo from Pandas, Pandas Everywhere

Photo from Pandas, Pandas Everywhere

Photo from nycDan

Video by missalix

Friday, 27 March 2009

Turkish TV Show



At first, I thought it was some kind of show where politicians discuss about current worldwide situations. When I watched how the guy freaked out, I couldn't stop laughing BECAUSE I thought he was a politician who got angry during the argument. Yeah, imagination runs wild if you don't know the language.

This is a man who thinks he can fly and see into the future. He "proves" it on a live television show.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Pride and Prejudice...and ZOMBIES!!!!

My perfect birthday gift this year:


Inside Sample:
A heroine we can all look up to. She can kick your ass.

After looking at the sample image, I feel the need to get this book.

I hope the film version comes out soon!!! I am so excited!!!

Source: Amazon

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Watchmen



I watched the Watchmen on Tuesday at the IMAX theatre.
I've read the graphic novel already, so I had great expectations for the film.


Photo: New York Magazine

However, I was disappointed. Very very very disappointed.
In the end, the Watchmen turns out to be a typical Hollywood film.

Three long hours felt like five hours.

The film had all the good stuff: special effects, talented actors/actresses, amazing costume designs, and a moderately good plot.

...but the makers tried to put so much stuff into the film that they've completely lost track.

The first half of the film was great. After that, it felt like the director was saying something like, "Ah, fuck it. Let's just get it over with." It felt rushed. Yeah, The Watchmen is a graphic novel and it may be impossible to put everything together into one film... but come on, Ghost World anyone? Road to Perdition? American Splendor???? A History of Violence???? Persepolis??????????

The things I didn't like about the film (Warning- some spoilers):

+Sex scenes between Daniel Dreiberg (Nite Owl) and Laurie Jupiter (Silk Spectre), totally unnecessary. No one wants to see that shit on IMAX, at least not for me.

"Oh, Grow up Eun!"

Photo: Unreality Magazine
+Doctor Manhattan's wang was totally distracting. When he was talking, I was staring at his peen.
+Sally Jupiter (the first Silk Spectre) tells her daughter Laurie that she was ashamed of the fact that Laurie's father is The Comedian. However, Sally claims that she never hated The Comedian because "he gave me you (Laurie)." Bitch please, you are in love with him. And dammit, put down that alcohol already, woman! Aren't you supposed to be 65 years old?
+Walter Kovacs (Rorschach) breaks and ties inmate's hand. The inmate's boss, Big Figure tells him that he is "in his way of getting his revenge" on Kovacs, so he tells the other minion to cut his arms. The blood literally SPLASHES all over the wall for waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long.
The scene was like...
-close up on Kovacs' face and then...
-the inmate screaming, "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh" and then...
-more close up on Kovacs' face and then....
-Blood splashing on the wall and then...
-More screaming. More blood splashing... and then...
-Blood splashing
-Blood splashing
-....Blood splashing
Big figure runs away in fear when one of his minions gets electrocuted by Kovacs. Which is more disturbing, death by cutting person's arms or death by electrocution????


Photo: Celebrity Hot Dump
+Jeffrey Dean Morgan portrays the role of Edward Blake/The Comedian. Why didn't I like it? He made me hot and bothered when he was abusing women. It's so wrong. Why is he so dreamy?
+Somehow the characters in the film always figure out the password to some one's computer or a file.
Next time I try to figure out the password of my brother's computer, I shall look around the room and randomly type what I see:
"hmmm, I see a bunny doll on his desk... and a zombie video game CD right next to it... His password must be... ZOMBIEBUNNIES1994!"
*password denied... computer explodes*
+When Rorschach was talking, I thought I was watching Sin City.

Overall, I liked the film. It was entertaining and all but I can't say it's the greatest graphic novel film ever made. Maybe it's because The Watchmen (graphic novel) is a masterpiece, and you can't remake what's already perfect.

I'm assuming the director knew that already.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Extreme Shepherding



These extreme sheep herders take sheep herding extremely seriously. They take an extreme approach into herding by making them do extreme formations and lighting up their sheep with extreme Christmas lights.

EXTREMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! HELLZ YEAHHHHH!!!!!!!

P.S. - Say no to animal abuse, kids

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Please Say Something



"Set in the distant future, this is the story of a troubled relationship between an abusive Mouse and his wife, an intensely emotional cat."

Source: David OReilly

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Kris Kuksi


"Deadly Sins" by Kris Kuksi

"Deadly Sins" (in detail) by Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi is one of my favourite artists of all time. I admire all his works especially his sculptures. They are disturbing and eerie, which earned him the name, "The Master of Grotesque." Every figure in his sculptures signifies and symbolises the dark side of human nature like greed, violence, and materialism. His works look so delicate and beautiful, but they have the power to make us realise the corruption of human society today.


"A New Divinity" by Kris Kuksi

"A New Divinity" (in detail) by Kris Kuksi


"The Arrival" (in detail) by Kris Kuksi

"The Arrival" (in detail) by Kris Kuksi

Source: Kris Kuksi

Friday, 20 March 2009

Eat your veggies!



"Sweet Dreams" by Kirsten Lepore
Music by Kirsten, Chelsea, and Megan Lepore

Sweet and simple.
I love the materials that she used in the film.
Such a great story line as well.
All the characters' body movements were so expressive.
No words were said, but the message was direct: Be a healthy nudist!

Source: Kirsten Lepore, Blog

Monday, 16 March 2009

Daniela Edburg

Series of photographs depicting women being murdered/attacked by consumer goods:

"Muerte por algodón de dulce"


"Muerte por pastel"


"Muerte por Salvavidas"


"Muerte por Oreos"


"Muerte por Slim Fast"

Source:
Daniela Edburg, Flickr

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Erik Johansson















Source: Erik Johansson

Saturday, 14 March 2009

FILM FILM FILM

A Russian animation about the film industry.
...So that's how the films are made! Haha =D
Brilliant!



Friday, 13 March 2009

Imaginary Lines

Title: Imaginary Lines (not the official music video)

Animation by: Bejnamin & Stefan Ramirez
Song: Albegra by A Camp.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Soup

Joel McHale tells you about the latest pop-culture (in America mostly) news on The Soup. I only watched E! channel back in New York just for his show.

My favourites:









Source: Watch the Soup on E!, The Soup Blog

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Ken Wong

Ken Wong is a freelance artist, illustrator, and a designer in Hong Kong.
His inspiration? Gustav Klimt, Mike Mignola, Moebius, etc.

I can definitely see Gustav influence on this one:

Blue (2005)


Two Set Out In Dark Waters (2005)


Sanctuary I (2008)


Sanctuary II (2008)


Dreamfish (2006)


After The Rain (2001)

3D Design:



Winter (2007)

Source: Ken Wong

Sunday, 8 March 2009

FOOD FIGHT



Clever, Brilliant, and AMAZING.

From the creator of Food Fight: "An abridged history of American-centric warfare, from WWII to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict.

- The food in this film was consumed either by myself or my dog after shooting. None of the cast went to waste.
- The software used was photoshop and after effects.
- The film took me 3 months to do.
- Although it seems like stop motion, most of it was stop motion created within After effects, using keyframe animation. I am basically moving the food around within the the program, frame by frame, which is the same as traditional stop motion, only it's digital. "

Source: Break Down of the Battles, Break Down of the Food

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Ivan Brunetti


Valentine's Day cover


'... art school fuckwad?'


'Blessed are the meek...'


'Hubba Fucking Hubba...'


'Just show us how to get pornography ...'

Ivan Brunetti's covers taboo related topics with humour like cannibalism, pedophilia, murder, religion, and so on. Some might be offended by the content of his comics, but I don't. I find his comics very humorous, especially the ones which he complains how miserable he is.
I mean, you can't cry like a baby how depressed you are because of your past, actions, or situations. Why not laugh about your suffering to get it over with and move on, no?
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"Ivan Brunetti specializes in an idiom that appears to be merely obsessed with scatology and self-deprecation, but which reveals, in a backhanded way, the artist's great sensitivity and intellect. Brunetti works in an eclectic and organic style, switching from Hello Kitty-like graphics to extreme realism." - Fantagraphocs Books

"After reading your comic book, I had the overall impression that maybe I wasn’t such a bad guy overall." – Chris Ware

"I enjoyed watching you suffer — keep on whining!" – Art Spiegelman

"A sense of humor as black as ink...a darkly funny, intensely personal, uncompromisingly nihilistic comic book." – The Chicago Reader

"Brunetti’s self-loathing and seething disgust is so unrelenting that it begs a simple question: What the hell is wrong with this guy?" – SPIN

"Lighten up, dude." – R. Crumb

Source: Comic Art Collective, Ivan Brunetti Wiki

Friday, 6 March 2009

Eyewitness News



Respects to Molly and her family.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Borderline Racist 1960's Jell-O Ad



This isn't even "borderline." It IS racist.
What, did Westerners think that Chinese people weren't "advanced" or "modernised" to use the spoon? It's as if Chinese people didn't even know how to use kitchen utensils other than chopsticks. China has such a long history (and Chinese people are proud of it and they should be!). Didn't the Westerners know that they were using wooden spoons when Chinese people were using beautifully patterned ceramic spoons for more than thousand years????

Spoon was invented independently by many civilisations but the advertisement clearly states that "great Western invention" is a "spoon."

I find this commercial very offensive.

This is why I encourage people to read and learn about history.

I wish I could shove my fist into the narrator's throat every time he mentions that the baby and the mother are Chinese.

"Famous western delicacy" my ass. Eat my shit.

P.S. - Jell-O is made up of unhealthy chemicals and additives. I used to eat Jell-O a lot though... with my chopsticks! Beat that! =P

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Leong Wan Kok

Leong Wan Kok is a Malaysian illustrator who "has been working in the line of computer graphics for 10 years in various productions covering comic, concept design, 2d animation and games. (~Josef Lee)"


His artworks are quite dark and disturbing, but funny at the same time.


In the future, I hope to publish my own comics just like him. He has various series of comics, and I can tell from the content of his website that he is very hardworking.


I love how he uses colour in his illustrations. Colourful yet dark, his illustrations work well together with the colours.


His sketches are quite detailed, which makes me wonder if he already knew what he wanted to draw even before he even lifted his pencil. I need to work on my character development, and I feel like I learned a lot from him just by looking at his sketches.


His sculptures are amazing as well. It's like his characters had come to life.


He experiments with different range of media, and he is skillful at whatever he does. He turned his illustration into sculptures, 2D animations, 3D modeling, and so on. He motivates me to do so much more than just drawing!

His website is very informative. He's not one of those "I-am-an-artist-who-keeps-everything-secret." He photographs how he produces his works, which is really helpful.

Source: 1000Tentacles, 1000Tantacles Blog