Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Kathy and I managed to run over to the Dayton Art Institute last weekend to check out the "Destino" exhibit. In case you're not aware of this, "Destino" was a project started by Walt Disney with Salvador Dali way back in the mid-40's but eventually shelved. Roy Disney discovered the project in the 90's and finished it. It was never officially released. It was nominated for an Academy Award as an animated short in 2003. I think I own the Academy Award Shorts DVD from that year but don't remember it. I'll need to dig it out and check. Anyway the entire thing (about 7 minutes) is up on youtube at
The exhibit consisted of the video running in a constant loop on a screen and about 12 screen prints of Dali's drawings which are part of the original story board. I would love to see Dali's story boards put together the way Miyazaki's were on the "Castle in the Sky" DVD. You can check out more info at
The museum also has some nice pieces on display as part of their permanent collection.
Next time: John Porcellino's "Map of MY Heart"
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I run SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo). You can view the SPACE blog entitled "Spaceguy 13" at http://www.backporchcomics.com/space.htm
Spaceguy 13 is primarily about SPACE. This blog will be about Back Porch Comics which is my small press comics imprint and any thing else I think may be the least bit interesting most of which will have to do with comics.
The latest Back Porch Comics news is the successful appearence at last weekends Mid-Ohio Con. Oh,Comics! #18 made it's debut there and sold pretty well. You can get a preview of it and ordering info at the BPC website if you're not already there. http://backporchcomics.com/back_porch_comics.htm
Also I participated on the Indie and Small Press Panel which was videoed by the Underground Video Network http://www.undergroundvideonetwork.com/
The audio portion of which is now up as a ComicRelated Podcast at http://comicrelated.com/news/3448/the-related-recap-155
From what I hear it may wind up on Cable Access here in Columbus. Luckily everybody else on the panel was younger and prettier than me.
In other news some of my work is up at the Crimson Cup in Clintonville with the "Comix from the Crypt" exhibit along with work by my Sunday Comix friends. More info at http://www.columbusarts.com/details.php?id=66682&type=e