last week and the weekend before was pretty busy around here. Personally I used the week to finish up my collab piece, and shake off the buzz from the BigApple Con. So heres my thoughts on a couple of things,
BigAppleCon was great. It was pretty damn awesome to meet such an amped up and excited group of NG fans. Catching that vibe was totally invigorating and helps me and Im sure alot of us to push forward.
The booth ran great I thanks to the awesome fans and artist and rallied by my side to make this possible. Everyone was who helped was really appreciated, and I just want to say it again, thanks. Nothing gets the point of a 'Site run by fans and artist' across better, than a booth run by fans and artists. Everything I feel about what went down, Luis already explained in his blog, I just want further state that this is exactly how I feel as well. Seriously. Thanks.
Also The booth looked pretty awesome and here's to hoping for a more impressive one the next time we do this.
Metal gear Collab is looking pretty awesome (pun intended). I sat through a bunch of submissions, and alot of them are actually funny.. Gasp! After my little rest up I finally sat down and finished my collab piece for the collection (I actually have two, but the first one is really just a simple gag).
As you can see from the pic, Fred just caught Snake stealing his Fruity Pebbles. Yes, It is as stupid as it sounds. I say if I added up the hours it took to complete this it would be around 2 and a half days.
so don't expected the hottest animation in the bunch, but you can definitely expect the dumbest. XP
Now that all my little side jobs are out of way, im gearing up to get ready to work on a big NG game with Tom once hes off castlecrashers. This doesnt mean I've forgotten about my Rise of P-bot cartoon. Its definitely coming along. Just a bit more, slowly. I also decided to make a game that coincides with the release of the cartoon, and that's being programmed by Frostedmuffins, the programmer for redbaron. So doing the art for the game and the movie at the same time cause a few hiccups here and there, but it is coming along.
This weekend I saw the new Hulk movie. All I can say is, Shit that was great. Originally I wasn't going to. A lot of bad press and negative hype almost doomed this movie in to a DVD rental for me. Then I realized that what I was doing was exactly the same thing that happens at NG , I was letting the opinions of a few elitists judge for me what is, and is not entertainment. Well fuck that, fuck them! I needed to see how bad this movie was for myself.
And I'm so glad I did.
In a nutshell the Hulk plays out like a mixture of "The Fugitive", "King Kong" and a dash of "American Werewolf in London," for good measure. All of this is interwoven with great dialogue, and at times even better acting. The movie really captures the destitute life of Bruce Banner, and the curse he bares. Something that the show did very well. (While on that subject, fans of the original show will definitely be in for a treat)
There aren't many action scenes, but the ones there are incredibly visceral and violent. The Introduction to each creature was done exceptional well, revealing only bits and pieces of anatomy using a documentary style of filming. Even without these sparse CG scenes the story is still strong enough to keep you interested in the characters. Granted there are a few silly moments towards the end, but if you never had a problem with the ridiculously cheesy microwave gun at the end of "Batman Begins", then you won't even flinch with these. The Hulk model still looks fake, but at least he isn't neon green like the first movie. I still believe if they simply kept the face real and kept the body CG this wouldn't be an issue. It worked great for Mr Hyde, but I'm sure the reasoning is that the far set eyes and monkey like nose of the Hulk is something that is iconic of the character and cant be realistically done with a human face.
It was excellent and I rank it up there with Ironman.