Writer/artist Phil Hester has been on a mission since midnight yesterday morning to complete 97 sketches in honor of Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday with the proceeds supporting The Hero Initiative.
Rock on, Phil!!
Incredible work, and for such a worthy cause!
In Hero Illustrated #9 or #10, there was note within the contents about Jack Kirby’s death. It read something like this:
"Jack Kirby Passed Away This Month. No Funeral Services Will Be Held As We Plan To Bring Him Back In A Later Issue."
At the time…
Reposted for the sheer awesomeness, and because today is Jack Kirby’s birthday and no fan of sci-fi or comics should underestimate the influence his work has had on the genres!
While Legos aren’t exactly uncut diamonds (they’re not nearly as portable), as far as untraceable commodities go, they’re almost as good. Thieves can sell unopened Lego sets, which are very difficult to track, almost immediately online for as much or more than the retail price. And if they sit on them for a while, it gets even better, because many of the bigger sets rapidly appreciate in value—at a rate much faster than inflation. In other words, they’re money in the bank.
Last week’s back-to-back busts underscore what appears to be a growing awareness among criminals of Legos’ street value. Over the last couple of years, professional thieves and opportunists around the world have turned the Danish building blocks into fat stacks of Benjamins. They’ve included Silicon Valley executives, criminal masterminds in Florida, Oklahoma conmen and even drug dealers in Amsterdam, who have started accepting Lego toys as payment.
Some go for the toy stores, others rob the delivery trucks. Earlier this year, a suspected band of crooks in Australia brandished angle grinders and crowbars to pilfer at least $30,000 in Legos from four different retailers. In England, bandits in Watford Gap and West Yorkshire pulled off Lego truck heists to the tune of $87,000 and $67,000.
Lex is by far one of the greatest make up artists on YouTube, seriously, her work is just perfect in every way agh
This is strangely trippy!
The first pack of the two adds Link, cat-suit Peach and tanooki-suit Mario, as well as four vehicles and eight tracks. It will be available in November of this year.
Pack 2, available in May 2015, adds Animal Crossing’s Villager, Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the skeletal Dry Bowser, four vehicles and eight tracks.
I am so ready for more tracks on Mario Kart 8! Here’s hoping DLC keeps this game going for a long time coming!
I haven’t seen Lilo and Stitch yet, but I really want to now…
reblogging for the fact that he challenged two world leaders and a world icon and made them also plant a tree
The new Cold War.
Very sad news, and given his involvement with the arts in my home town, a blow for everyone. My thoughts go out to his family.
CEMENT ECLIPSES @ CHIAPAS MEXICO
Artist Isaac Cordal (tumblr / facebook) - “With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being”.
Very clever. I keep thinking Grim Fandango.
If you’re weary of the internet’s non-stop Chris Pratt lovefest, you’ll find no solace this week. Pratt once again proved himself in the role of Male Jennifer Lawrence when he visited a children’s hospital Wednesday, wearing his Star-Lord outfit from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Why is he so awesome?
Nice to see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul back together for something.
Well!! Some of you may or may not have seen some Transformers on the front cover of the recently revealed September PREVIEWS! I was so humbled and excited to be asked to work on it, I hope you enjoy how it turned out! I was really stoked to finally get to draw Megatron and Drift…
Sarah Stone is fast becoming my new favourite artist, and after enjoying the Windblade miniseries so much, I hope we can see more of her art soon!
For best results, sync it up with the Vanilla Ice song.
The Pop! Vinyl Figures line is probably my second plastic crack weakness right now (After LEGO) and now they’ve gone announced their new Firefly lineup… And this is only the first series people! Good lord my wallet is in trouble…