WHAT'S ON MY BRAIN
NOVEMBER 13, 2008
Hope you’re having a great week! Sorry that I missed you last week—was getting through the latest issue, publishers note, etc., and got behind.
Going to keep things lighter this week, thought I’d share a few bits and pieces of personal stuff just for fun!
After living in the Northampton, Massachusetts for a good chunk of my life—love the Valley area—but having spent the next biggest chunk mostly living and working in Los Angeles, I came to the realization that LA really is going to be my home for a good long while—and have decided to sell the Northampton Townhouse I have called “home” for so many years. Not the best time to sell I suppose, but it has been on the market for a few months now and I’m in no hurry—but I thought you guys might like to see where I lived and worked through many years of work on the TMNT’s, and many more issues of Heavy Metal Magazine.
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|Although work takes up all of the week (and some weekend nights) my biggest joys are spending my mornings with Shane and Peter, and pretty much the whole weekend with Shane, Peter, and Pam doing all the fun things normal families do! Here’s a bunch of fun photos from the Queen Mary/Star Trek exhibit, Easter madness, goofing around in the studio, and generally being juice drinking, jello eating wackos! Cool beans!|
And lastly, as I was digging around and lining up a bunch of future “What’s On” editions, I found a ton of “lost” stuff I thought you’d like to see—and pretty much will only see here. This one is exceptionally cool, as it related to my old pal James O’Barr’s “The Crow” which we published at Tundra/Kitchen Sink for a while. As the story goes, Joe Pearson and I were pitching Heavy Metal Animated films for a while in Hollywood, and one of the slate of six we wanted to do was a version of “The Crow.” The series didn’t find a home, but our first project with Image—(The TMNT animation movie guys, and before we got to do “Highlander”)—was going to be a version of “The Crow” with Mad House Animation (who we did “Highlander” with).
Unfortunately, we couldn’t work out all the deal points we’d hoped to get the film green lit—but Mad House/Kawajari did an animation test (while I can’t show you)—and these are some of the character designs they produced. Pretty killer stuff—we were all really bummed it didn’t happen as it was our dream to restore the character to more of James’ original vision. Maybe someday…