Monday, March 23, 2009

Swords & Wizardry Core Rules 2nd Printing

I finally received my copy of the S&W Core Rules in the mail today! It was definitely worth the wait! The binding is great quality, the art is great (in my somewhat biased opinion), and the changes are really great also. If you haven't picked up your copy yet, and you don' mind spending the money, check out the S&W Lulu shop.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Alien Factor

Don Dohler is known for great B-Horror movies. Almost all of them have an alien menace that lands on Earth and terrorizes a small community (usually located in Pennsylvania). My favorite of all time was his first movie, The Alien Factor!

I saw this on TBS back in 1984 (I was in 5th grade), I was so inspired by this movie that I based my 7th grade art project around it. I eventually bought it on DVD and have watched it over and over again! Now I love monsters, and for a low budget movie this one had 'em in spades! The monster design was awesome, and considering it was 1978 I would say it was somewhat ahead of it's time.

The acting wasn't great, but it had a decent story and I still give it two thumbs up!

I actually went to his website and found that Don Dohler had passed away in 2006. I expressed my love for his movies and my sorrow at his passing on his website. His son was kind enough to write me back, and let me know that he would've been flattered at doing an art project based on his creatures.

Mr. Dohler has left us with some decent b-movies such as Fiend, Nightbeast, Blood Massacre, Harvesters, Alien Factor 2, Stakes, Crawler, Vampire Sisters, and Dead Hunt. There was a documentary made about him too called Blood, Boobs, and Beast! Check 'em out if you get the chance!

Without giving too much of the plot away, here's a scene from The Alien Factor!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thee Shatners

Thee Shatners

They've been in my record player for about a week, and I just can't get enough of this album! If you love Star Trek inspired instrumental surf rock, then this is the platter for you! This was actually a side project of a surf/garage band known as the Ne'er Do Wells (and then they changed their name to the Hi-Fives).

With catchy tunes like Green Blooded Love, Beam Big Daddy, Beam, Klingon Boarding Party and Stronger Than Kirk, it'll have you Go-Go Dancing with Orion Slave girls in no time!!

Here's the label Planet Pimp Records:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Major Mayhem - Sending Commies To "The Worker's Paradise"...One Bullet At A Time

Bringing back the Cold War!

Well not really, but I wanted to draw some comics that would capture the feel of cold war era comics. I've always liked this era of fiction, whether it's James Bond, Captain America, The Executioner, The Destroyer...whatever. There were some great stories! I'll eventually get around to inking this, but I don't know if it will actually become a comic.

Gary Gygax...a year later.

It's been a whole year since he left us, seems kind of weird. Thanks for all the memories Gary!