I won’t be able to stream any art tonight because I’ve got other plans. Actually, I haven’t been able to shoot anything this week since it’s been so busy, but I do have a new shirt up at Shark Robot. Little known fact, Tony Stark is a Master Chef! Shirt is on pre-order until November 18. If enough get ordered, it goes in to production!
Readers Laurie Lachapelle Dave Caceres sent me the soul crushing news that Warner Bros. has officially greenlit their ill-conceived live action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. They’re going in with a $90 million budget which seems a bit light considering that this is probably an effects show. And just in case you thought they were going to have a change of heart and cast some Asian actors, Garrett Hedlund is up for the part of Kaneda. You may remember Garrett as Sam in TRON: Legacy.
Now if they change the names to fit the setting, Keneda becomes Ken or some shit, Tetsuo become Tim or something, and Kei becomes… uh… Kay, and they get a little Asian boy to be Akira, maybe I won’t hate this fucker as much. I mean, I’ll still hate the fact that they’re doing it. But if you’re going to white wash something, white wash it right.
But even if we ignore the ethnic cleansing of the cast, the reported script that got producers excited about this shit in the first place sounds so far removed from the original source material, they might as well make a whole new film. Which is why I call this shitty thing Steve.
Bleh. So I expect we’ll get some cast announcements before the year’s up. At least we’ll get some funny tumblr posts out of this.
I’m not sure what the RSA is but this animated adaptation of Dan Pink’s RSA talk about motivation is really inspiring. Thinking about his points in the context of comicking really brings to light a couple of things:
- Very few people get into comics because of the monetary reward.
- Even the most successful and passionate comickers would probably be creating comics if there was no money involved.
- For those of us who do comics, it’s the work that matters the most.
- Still, it would be nice to make enough to not have to worry about the money.
There’s more to ponder and think about, but those are the first four major thoughts that came to mind after watching this. Take a gander and let me know how you think this applies to comickers and the arts in general.
Dave Anderson of Spandexless posted an interesting discussion about perceptions of minorities and how they shape minority characters in popular media. He makes some really insightful points that beautifully articulate some things that I’ve had trouble putting in to words. Check out the piece and join the discussion over at Spandexless.
I tried to livestream last night but technology and the weather conspired against me. So I recorded a non-streaming session and uploaded the timelapse of what I was planning on sketching. Also messing with a new coloring style which I may or may not continue to pursue.
There’s no audio so please provide your own tasty jams.