A bunch of kids in costume line up for a Halloween roller skating party in 1930s Detroit. I like the creativity of the Bigfoot Baseball Bandit in the lower right.
Scan from Skate Crazy: Amazing Graphics from the Golden Age of Roller Skating.
Remember Witch’s Night Out, a Canadian-animated Halloween TV special starring Gilda Radner as a witch? It used to air on the Disney Channel in the US? Well, I’ve attempted to use my meager audio-editing skills to make a clean version of “Witch Magic”, the intro/outro song from the special. Enjoy!
I got my approval letter from the Hasbro/Shapeways SuperFanArt project. I’ve been approved for 11 designs thus far, which you can see in the SuperFanArt section of my Shapeways Store, here.
It’s basically a limited license through which designers can make 3d printable art and accessories for Hasbro properties with Hasbro’s permission, in exchange for a cut of the profits.
Three of the designs (Jackpot and Sideswipe’s action master guns in 5mm and a 5mm SixShot in gun mode) are shown above. Click the link for more.
Congratulations, Trent! Now we just need to brainstorm random gizmos. Surely someone would want to buy a 3mm/5mm compatible Megatron Evil Brain Impulse in 3D, right?
"Firemen have axes! Heatwave, use the axe you aren’t carrying that won’t show up again for the entire book!"
I kid, I kid.
Front, spine, and rear cover to 1961’s Alfred Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful. Art by Fred Banbery.
Outlanders received a one-shot OVA in 1986, which was dubbed for U.S. release around 1993… and then dubbed again in 2005, creating the uncommon instance of an anime where you can hear the male lead as either Agumon from Digimon or FUNimation Son Goku. Sadly, the OVA rushes through its story a little too quickly (apparently compressing +/- four of eight volumes of manga into 52 minutes), a journey that isn’t helped by both dubs missing a plotpoint or two in the language transition. Depending on your tastes, the vintage OVA-brand ultraviolence at the start and casual nudity throughout might be turnoffs as well. Still, Outlanders features a few brilliantly animated sequences, and the orchestral score is genuinely outstanding, so… really reserved recommendation, I guess? Wait, the ending resolution doesn’t make a lot of sense, either. Maybe I should just hunt down the score and the original comics…
(Speaking of, it turns out that writer/artist Manabe seems to create almost nothing but porn these days, including some works that star his old characters. That’s… huh.)