The highly anticipated sequel to the film “Guardians of the Galaxy” arrives in theaters this year, but you may not know that one of the co-creators of the comic-book team, writer Arnold Drake (1924-2007), was at one time a University of Missouri student. Drake came to the college under unusual circumstances though. Continue reading
This last month the Columbia Public Library had a comics and graphic novels display up at the library, but they also were giving out blank comic templates for people to draw on and turn back in for the library to display. The panel above is from a comic I drew and turned in for display (click on the panel to see the full comic). I also did a panel on a midmococo jam that we turned in as well.
On August 20th I’m going to be at a Comic Slam program for teens at the Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City, Missouri. The program is from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. I’m going to give a presentation about comic jams and then we’ll try to create some various comic jams.
Director Darius Marder talks about his film Loot at the Macklanburg Theatre.
This year I was a volunteer for the local True/False film fest, which just took place last weekend. I was on the screening committee, so a few months ago I watched a bunch of documentary movies and gave them a critical eye. I spent a fair amount of time brushing up my writing skills by writing summaries of all the films I watched. Most of the films I screened didn’t make it into the fest, so I ended up watching way too many films during the fest last weekend.
My favorite film that I saw at the fest was Loot. It was a great movie to watch with an audience; funny, poignant, and unpredictable. To top it off, the Q & A afterward with the director was just as interesting as the movie.
This is a drawing I’ve done featuring Mr. Moon, the mascot of our local new year celebration called First Night Columbia. This year, local artist Dennis Murphy (the creator of Mr. Moon), asked some grade school kids to draw up some hat designs for Mr. Moon’s head. The designs were only on display for last night’s celebration, but I am one of several local artists who is writing up some feedback to give the kids at a later date. I thought I’d draw this image to go with my write up. Check out the Columbia Tribune story for more about the project.