Aug 112015
 

pixlogoForgive me for I have sinned…I went and paid money to see Pixels. And you know, it was not quite as bad as I was expecting.

Now to be fair, I was expecting to see a steaming pile of dog excrement, so the bar was a bit lower than normal. Let’s be honest, the reviews were brutal. But the plot was actually coherant and the movie was professionally made. The CGI worked well enough, the casting was good for the tone they were going for and all that. Disagree? Well, that’s easy enough when the plot is ridiculous. A movie this silly allows for a lot of leeway in casting.

Sure, Kevin James as the President of the US was a stretch, but so what.  I just kept telling myself he was elected by that party that will elect anyone and it just worked. Continue reading »

Aug 102015
 

jaxomWell, it’s convention season…again. And artist David Jaxon was practically giving away sketch commission to prepare…so Moby got a coupe of old favorites from the Silverwolf roster…Grips and Edge.

I really like David’s style, these should look great with some color. Please keep in mind these are convention sketches, not work for reproduction here, and so the line weights. I am not sure how many of these David was knocking out a day, or how long he took with them, but the idea was to do them quickly.

Normally, I would start with the Grips piece, but this Edge really came out well. Seriously well. If I were hiring, I’d sign him on this piece alone. I LOVE this Edge piece.

Edge by David Jaxom
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Jun 152015
 

Author Lawrence Block, a personal favorite here at Moby’s!, has posted to his website a short story:

unnamedA couple of months ago, a woman named Bianca emailed me from Germany. Could I write something around 700 words long for a New York guide book called 38 Hours? I could and I did, and they’ve just now sent me a copy of the book, with my effort printed, and with a terrific illustration on the page opposite. I wanted to give you a chance to read it—and, even better, to see the illustration, which you’ll be quick to see is an uncanny likeness of Our Favorite Felon. But it’s all too short and insignificant to sell you, so I figured I’d just print it here:

I don’t want to steal LB’s thunder, so you’ll have to go to his site to read the short story. While you’re there you might even sign up for his newsletter. It’s the best written newsletter in the business, I assure you. :)

And while you’re here, you might like to check out Moby’s! own interview with Mr. Block. Or not, could go either way, eh?

May 242015
 

Moby’s Digital Pick for Free Comic Book Day 2015 is…

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Pathways Issue #0 is now available for

download at dragonphoenixmedia.com

revised issue 0 covercolorPathways is a brand new miniseries from Dragon Phoenix Media that will lead into the upcoming ‘The Return of the Frontiersmen‘.

I’ve already reviewed a preview copy here on the site (you can see that review HERE), but it is always nice to see the finished product from a new company.

Again, I was surprised by the density of the story. I was expecting the usual origin stuff (after all it is a comic book) but Pathways really surprised me with the depth and range this opening issue covered. I said it pretty well the first time, so here’s the core of my previous review:

Moby was thinking this would be a simple superhero origin story, diluted by having to deal with an ensemble cast. But this zero issue was not that at all. By use of time distortions we get a glimpse of the past, and a taste of the future. Foes protecting heroes without their knowledge, and mixed allegiances.”

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