Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tomb of the Undead: Kodikas Galanos - Pages 165 - 166

The survivors of the slaughterhouse move on to stop the Sadducees in Kodikas Galanos.
 Check it out!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

99 Problems, including homework

The song "99 Problems" is likely about the math problems from his homework that have been laying unfinished for 20 years.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

(formerly) JP4's pre-annivesrary

When they released news that Jurassic Park IV was a certainty, and Universal Pictures set a release date, we put the date in our calendars. Today is the day, next year, that Jurassic Park IV should be making us wet our pants in pre-game excitement.

So they say:
In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal's beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise's storied history.

With news that the film is being "delayed," it falls among some of the Top 10 movies that need to "escape development hell"  - - but don't click the link, because it's not on the list (mostly videogame and 80s cartoon adaptations -- topped by Ghostbusters III).

10 Potentially Awesome Movies That Need To Escape From Development Hell 

On my personal list of films that HAVE TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC SOON is VelociPastor! Where are you VelociPastor?!

In any case, takes a best guess at what to expect IF we expect the film to be released in 2014.
So Jurassic Park 4 is still progressing, but from what we gather, it's still in the design phase. So I would not expect filming to start this month, but who knows. If Universal is still planning to release Jurassic Park 4 in 2014, then it's likely they will start filming at the latest, this July. But again, nothing for sure until we hear more updates. So, until then, keep an eye on this website and our social feeds, which you can find links to in the footer of this page - for the latest updates on Jurassic Park 4.

6 Ways Jurassic Park Is A Commentary On Hollywood
To save you the "clicking" they are:
  1. Dinosaurs represent special effects
  2. John Hammond represents visionary directors
  3. Ian Malcolm represents a level-headed producer
  4. Donald Gennaro represents studio executives
  5. Alan Grant and Ellie Satler represent old moviegoers
  6. Lex and Tim represent young moviegoers
Pretty boring, especially considering the dinosaurs only represent "special effects" and Chaos Theory doesn't play a role in any capacity. I'm POSITIVE Spielberg wasn't making a commentary on Hollywood when producing Jurassic Park 20 years ago.

Early Crichton novels to be released as e-books 
You will soon be able to toss aside the three obsolete paperback copies of Jurassic Park in your basement for the digital version which won't yellow or dog-ear while you read it. 

Actual "news" on the new film
Only other rumour out there I know anything about is that some girl, Bryce Dallas Howard, is expected to star in it. In other news, my countdown widget is just a meaningless timer for what could have been ......

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Learn to Speak Australian

I'm a fan of the "Learn to Speak Australian" advertizing campaign. This is also the 20th anniversary of Jurassic Park hitting theatres - - June 11, 1993. Twenty years ago, I had to wait two more days to watch it on June 13. The longest two days of my life.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

May 2013 is in the books

Welcome to June - - which means we can appreciate May for everything it was to us. Here's a recap if you missed anything last month! Here's a great recap of everything that went on, featuring 7 new Tomb pages, 4 new Capers, 4 more webcomics, and 2 behind-the-scenes posts on the creation of Tomb of the Undead. That's 15 pages of content, 2 pages of commentary and 1 ad (which hardly counts, but it was fun putting together) - - pretty good for the month of May.

I hope you're enjoying it!

Tomb of the Undead 

Beginning with Since When Did You Become a Martyr?, we went from page 154 to 160 in a hurry, finding our heroes at the lack of mercy of Dustin Mugabe, desperate to extract the information he desperately requires to serve his masters.

Dr. Casey Miller is forced to dig deeper into his inner resolve than ever before to save lives in Silence of the Lambs.

And of course, Miller is forced into action against a truly intimidating nemesis in Mugabe, in Saves the Day.

King St. Capers

I announced the coming of the Hot Tub to King St., inspired by true events.

Then the Capers took flight with the Fedora Excuse, featuring Mr. Minestrone's handywork and the opportunistic Surveyor.

Then Beard-o shows his myopic contempt for Mr. Minestrone's bad habits in You Smoke A Lot, having obviously never heard the expression: He without sin cast the first stone.

Then we jumped into the Hot Tub story arc, as in a completely random act, a Hot Tub simply drops into King St. in Someone Lose their Hot Tub?

And the Hot Tub mystery continues in Hot Tub in the Middle of the Street.

Spring Chickens

One of my favourites in the Spring Chickens webcomices so far has been Hoighty Toighty which was featured in early May.

Another highlight is Puss 'n Boots which shows how a story can deviate from its original narrative over generations of telling and retelling.

Fundraising Faux-Pas returns for its latest and infrequent installment of clever and disastrous fundraising strategies and ideas with Honorary Chair.

Lastly, my home-dadding experiences emerge in Green Eggs and Ham are Good .... But

Zombie Dinosaurs

My working space looked like this once - - now I'm at a converted
wet bar (complete with a faucet) and not a drafting table.

And if you're a fan of behind-the-scenes stuff and production notes on the writing of Tomb of the Undead, you can find more information on the writing and drafting of "Martyr" and "Silence" at this link, and more details on "Saves the Day" at this link.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Clear your schedules every Monday!

The longest running inside joke you'll never really identify with continues to beat the dead horse!! Tune in and laugh out loud when you "don't get it," and can't figure out "why does he keep doing this?"