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Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Today was my son's 1st birthday! My wife and I said we weren't going to do anything big for his birthday. He has tons of new toys already, so we said NO toys. BUT, when I swung by the nearest Toys R Us and saw these new Curious George toys, I couldn't resist. I mean it's his FIRST birthday for Pete's sake. As I looked at the Curious George merch. on the shelf, I had a flash back of me holding my first rememberable bedtime toy. For me it was a Popeye plush with the plastic arms and head. I loved him to death and took him everywhere. There's always a signature toy that kids remember from their childhood. Who am I to deprive my son from his?.... At least that's the story I gave my wife when she gave me that "you bought that toy for yourself" look. Lets face it, the toy is really COOL. My family and I can't wait to go see the movie.

Oh! I forgot to mention that these wonderful toys were from Marvel toys. That's right. MARVEL. They've started their own toy company. Great start!

I really hope the animated movie does GREAT at the box office. I like CG animated movies as much as everybody else, but I can only hope that this traditionally animated feature will burst the over saturated CG bubble hitting theaters this year. Isn't it Ironic that this lone 2D character in a sea of 3D features dons the letters "CG" on his P-jays? Funny.

Even more cool news! Todd McFarlane Toys announces that they will be releasing Hanna Barbera figures this summer!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Super Chicken was produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott, the creators of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" and was one of the regular cartoons that ran with "George of the Jungle" on ABC TV on Saturday Mornings in the late '60s early '70s.

Henry Cabot Henhaus III, the richest chicken in the world, and an amateur scientist, would drink the Super Sauce that his trusty side-kick and butler, Fred, would mix up.
The Super Sauce would transform Henry into Super Chicken although it gave him no discernable powers.

I decided to paint this Thursdays throwback with acrylics on bristol board. I really loved the Super Chicken cartoon.

Also, here's a bonus pic from one of my sketchbooks.