Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Me and Sports

I can't explain why I love sports when they've treated me as they have...
In high school --
I played football (Fall Season) two years... kind of... I was mostly utilized on special teams which is exactly how it sounds -- that's where the put the "special" players. Kickoff, kick returns, punts... Freshman year, in one sparkling display that apparently no one cared to watch or take note of, I caused and recovered a fumble taking out a QB on the option as a Defensive End. Senior year, the coach sent me in at nose and I was double-teamed. I came off the field laughing that they'd double-teamed me.

I played soccer (Fall Season) two years. They kept me on JV Junior year saying I'd get more time on the field than if I went to the Varsity team. They lied. Summer soccer was a lot more fun. We often showed up to games with less players than you are supposed to field so it was constant PT. I nearly scored a goal. I had a breakaway and was taken down from behind in the box (yeah, that sounds naughty). The opposing player got a red card, our team got a penalty kick, and my coach opted to have someone else take it. Thankfully, it was a friend and he scored.

I played basketball (Winter Season) two years. I think I won most improved player both years and yet I remember a distinct lack of playing time. Thankfully, because I scored in one of the two minutes I played, I had a very high listed PPM.

There's a comedian, I forget who so please annotate if you know, who said that on sports teams he was called "the minute man". He'd ask the coach, "Hey, can I play?" and the coach would say, "In a minute man." I was often in that club, the 40-40-40 club -- up by forty, down by forty, forty seconds left.

I shifted to being in the musical (Winter Season) because they generally won't bench you for no good reason. I got the lead twice -- once in Bye Bye Birdie and once in The King and I. I got so proud of my work I actually auditioned for a professional local production of The Sound of Music. Kicked ass at the audition. The director said they only had one more dude to see, but he had a great feeling about me. Got the call the next day that they went with the other dude because I "wasn't Aryan enough." Apparently, you can get benched in musicals.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

So that happened...

...and by that, I mean to say that we made a movie.

We didn't blog so much as we tweeted ( Our Twitter ) all the juicy bits and out of context quotes that we could muster. Feel free to hit me up for context.

Check us out on IMDB so that you can see the cast I became so enamored with.

We're currently in editorial. We will probably have a finished film before we have a trailer. I know that should be the natural order of things, but it rarely is in showbiz.

Monday, April 25, 2011

I've been neglecting you...

Oh, blogger, I've been neglecting you.
Though, in all fairness, I'm not sure that anyone actually reads you.

So today is our RND read-thru and I couldn't be more psyched.
We have assembled a cast that is so good it defies logic.
I'd say it's a testament to the script, but that seems a bit ego-y.
I think they just really like Lisa and me because we're the funnest peeps ever! (So much less ego-y)

Actual shooting is just around the corner and I know that will be done in a flash.
Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth and just trying to take snapshots of all the moments.

I'd love to tell a younger me, a creative and therefore picked on bit of a person... all the work, all the toil, all the rejection -- worth it.

More work, more toil and more rejection always on the horizon.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The transition from screen to page

Hello blog readers -- both of you.

My very first editorial job in comics (Li'l Depressed Boy from Image Comics) sees print today. I'm immensely proud of the work that went into bringing the book from webcomic, to self-produced to distributed by Image.

Please pick one up.

If your shop doesn't have one, please complain politely.

It will help us to keep putting this book out.

I would love anyone who picks it up to comment on this journal and let me know what you think.

The final page, the Little LDB, was written by yours truly.

Thank you for your support of creator owned comics!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

But the fourth time, oh that's grand

My fourth go-round with Little LDB
Been Caught Writing

I noticed in regular LDB scripts that the character seemed to do a bit of outdoor writing and this is the origin of that.

Hope you enjoy.

Currently, DORKS is still in post and Lisa and I are optimistic of our co-venture happening on the horizon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The third time is the charm

Today marks my third webcomic strip appearance as the writer of L'il Depressed Boy's younger incarnation Lil L'il Depressed Boy.

I'm immensely proud of it.

The creative work of artist Scott Arnold blows me away.
Struble, LDB's creator, brings us to colourful life.

Tonsils and Video Games

Please give it a look.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ok, secrecy probably not important

There's one, maybe two people who read this blog...
So this is the poster my crack team of exports came up with.
Alas, there's slim to no chance it will be used in any capacity, but that doesn't make me any less proud of the creation.