-The big news was the announcement of Silicon
Valley Comic Con in 2016. Steve Wozniak is bringing this new convention to the
San Jose Convention Center on March 19th and 20th. It sounds like it's going to
be a big convention with a technology twist. I'm interested to see how this
turns out. It could be very cool with more tech stuff at a convention.
Silicon Valley Comic Con is
next year. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.
-Aside from the big sign for SVCC at Big Wow, there was a SVCC area with a bull ride, which
was more like a goblin
ride because the face kind of looked like Green Goblin. If someone rode the goblin long
enough they got a T-Shirt for next year's Silicon Valley Comic-Con. It will be
interesting to see who and what are all at next year's brand new show.
-Keith Tucker was a storyboard artist for a lot
of the cartoons you probably watched in the 80s and 90s. I unknowingly watched a
lot of shows he worked on when I was young so it was very cool to meet him. He
worked on one of my favorite cartoons ever, Exo Squad, so I asked him if he had
ever storyboarded anything after season 2's last episode (the one where planet
Chaos is taken by some weird space creature.) He said he didn't because they
hadn't started on season 3 yet when they were told the show got cancelled.
However, he also really wanted to know what would have happened, so it might
always be a mystery. Tucker said he would like to make books of his storyboards,
which would be incredibly awesome. This needs to happen, somehow.
Keith Tucker has probably
worked on your favorite cartoon.
-There were so many great artists this year like Dave Dorman, Jose Delbo,
Adam Hughes, Keith Tucker, Eric Basaldua, Neal Adams, Brent Anderson, Dan
Brereton, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Adam Hughes, Joe Linsner, Jin Steranko, and
many many more.
Jose Delbo has a long line
of great work including Transformers, Batman, Buck Rogers, ThunderCats,
Green Arrow, and so much more.
-The times I went past Adam Hughes' booth on
Saturday, his line didn't seem too bad. There were people constantly going up to
him, but it was a doable line where it didn't look like fans had to wait long.
On Sunday, however, the line seemed almost never ending whenever I went past. It
was like almost like everybody saved getting his autograph or a sketch until
-Artist Nick Bradshaw got sick. Oh no! He had a
sign saying he lost his voice.
Nick Bradshaw had a sign
warning fans of his highly contagious disease. Or he just lost his voice.
-IDW announced some of their new upcoming Artists
and Archive editions. I wasn't at the panel for the announcement, but they had
the books on display at their booth.
A few of IDW's Artist
-I saw the Year of the Goat Masterpiece Soundwave
at one of the dealer booths. Man, what an ugly ass deco. Does anyone actually think
How did this become a
finalized paint scheme?
-Writer and Producer William Wisher Jr. had a
couple panels where he talked about all the cool things he's done during his
career. I was able to attend the second panel so here are some of the
interesting things he had to say about the movies he's worked on.
-There was a World War II movie he was involved
with, but then Steven Spielberg wanted to make Saving Private Ryan, and since
Paramount doesn't want to make two WWII movies back-to-back, he was unable to
make his movie. There was another movie he was planning with James Cameron that
would have followed a crew on a tour of duty. Cameron wanted to do it, but then decided to
work on Avatar instead. And now that Cameron id basically dedicated to lots of
Avatars he doubts the movie will ever happen.
-He was working on a project about the CIA and the
CIA invited him to see "The Big Board." was able to see places normal people
can't get into.
-When he was doing Live Free and Die Hard, they
were using a part of Pasadena as part of DC. There was a big shootout scene, so
there were lots of guns. He
brought his gun to set and put it in a bag to have the armeror fix it. During
lunch, they had to walk to his truck and were carrying gun past the cops
protecting their block. Carrying lots of guns and were walked 4 - 5 blocks away
from their block, just walking around with guns in broad daylight. There were
lots of people around and the people were not worried about them. He discovered
that if you have a certain attitude you can just walk around with guns.
-If he had the capability to reboot a franchise
that has not been rebooted or was crappy. He couldn't think of a franchise, but thinks a updated Father Goose Starring George
Clooney and Marion Colitard would be a great movie. Hw wants to see a new cult
shoot-em-up, gritty in
the vein of Ronin.
-He was going to do more Terminator films with McG,
but the company the produced the films got into a lawsuit so they couldn't
continue. They had an idea of how to full circle the franchise back, but the new
company is doing their own thing. Many Terminator fans I know were expecting the
films to eventually circle back somehow. It's too bad we'll never get to see how
it would have turned out.
-There was going to be Spider-Man 4 with Toby
McGuire still as Spider-Man. In this one he would fight the Vulture. Sam Raimi
refused to do the movie in 3D so the studio canned Raimi and McGuire went with
-The Air Force gave him a call and other people who
worked on sci-fi action movies a program called 2020, to come up with ideas
about new technology
-A lot of people ask him what Bruce Willis is like and he just says
watch the Die Hard movies because he's John McClane without shooting people.
-His favorite shows on television were Sherlock and
Breaking Bad. Most of what he likes are not not NBC, ABC, or CBS. He really
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