Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ancient Relics from Outer Space

I love it.






Saturday, December 21, 2013

It's official: CruZader bar code & ISBN #

I feel like a proud papa. My first bar code and UPC code.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, Tank - TX 4ever

One of my fondest Turkey Day memories is when I was living in Killeen, with no where to go for Thanksgiving. You and Angela took me in and brought me to her family's house. I remember meeting at your apartment and looking at the Texas flag on your porch in the low winter sun - it's as if the Earth stood still for that moment. It is eternalized in my mind and a memory I will cherish forever. I'm still thankful for you and all you did for me as I grew into manhood so many miles away from everything and everyone I knew. I'm grateful to have known you and hope we can drink a holiday beer together again someday, in this lifetime or the next. Your friend,
Omar

Sent from my secret superhero HQ phone

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CruZader: the action figure


Great work by Viet Huynh on the custom figure, molding and painting. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CruZader graphic novel page 5

The hero prepares to meet his cantankerous pilot for the first time. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I saw Batkid in SF

It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I left my heart in Gotham City that day. His little arm in the air inspired me and the crowd in a super heroic way that can't be expressed in words. Nuff said. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Guess Who?

My homework assignment from iVersity.


Saturday, November 02, 2013

Final hours of CruZader on Kickstarter

Only a few hours left to pledge: http://kck.st/15I5bUI Thanks for any and all support. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

CruZader interview on DJ Grandpa podcast

Here is a podcast interview with DJ Grandpa - I come on at the 32-minute mark to discuss the #CruZader legend and lore: http://tinyurl.com/kz8bme7

You can also go directly to www.djgrandpa.com. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Birthday to me

My favorite restaurant/brewery/beer. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cover art for the CruZader graphic novel revealed!

Art by the legendary Paul Gulacy. Absolutely stunning. 'Nuff said. 



#PaulGulacy #CruZader #Kickstarter 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hot new CruZader pages

If this was a movie, these pages would've been considered re-shoots. I have to hold a couple of them back due to the surprise/spoiler factor, but here are a few. Man, I love making comics.




Monday, September 02, 2013

The CruZader #1 cover, old school from the rare print of issue #1, 2008


Here is what started it all 5 years ago. In 2014, I hope to blow this up with a successful launch of The CruZader as a graphic novel - 140-pages of action, conspiracy, romance and religion (and maybe the requisite sex, drugs and rock n' roll that entertainment needs to have these days). Thanks for staying loyal, true believers!

#TheCruZader

The original CruZader pitch video from back in 2008



Hope it still embeds.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oaktown, baby.

I love this too much not to re-post. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Summertime Sadness

There is something so haunting about this artist and her performance. The production design is stunning. The damaged film look is like a snuff film, and then there is a random zombie in there somewhere. It is punk, it is indie, it is pop. Whatever it is, I am totally mesmerized. Enjoy, true believers.



#SumertimeSadness


Saturday, August 03, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cap's shield is blue now? WTF?

I get the uniform changes, but the shield should never change. What say you, true believers?


#marvel #wintersoldier #captainamerica

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy 4th of July, True Believers

Enjoy your freedoms ... and a hot dog + an apple pie from your neighborhood Safeway. 

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

My Michigan Wolverines shined in the NCAA Tournament

I AM SO PROUD. THIS WAS THE BEST COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME I'VE EVER SEEN:

ATLANTA -- In the emotional locker-room moments Monday after his team lost 82-76 to Louisville in the national championship game, Michigan coach John Beilein had one message for his team: Do not hang your heads.
So the Wolverines held their chins up as they discussed their defeat -- only to show off red-rimmed eyes.
"We're so proud of what we accomplished," junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. said. "But it hurts to come so close."
[+] EnlargeMichael ''Spike'' Albrecht
Spike Albrecht rocked the Georgia Dome in the first half Monday.
This young, fourth-seeded team -- whose players now admit they even doubted themselves at times when they finished 5-5 over the last 10 games of the regular season -- performed better than when it held the No. 1 ranking earlier this season. Thanks to an inspired (and inspiring) effort by freshman reserve point guard Spike Albrecht (a career-high 17 points), the Wolverines held as much as a 12-point lead in the first half.
And even after Louisville rallied, Wooden Award-winning ball handler Trey Burke, back in the game in the second half after early foul trouble, kept trying to push them into position to prevail.
"We knew, in this game, it was going to come down to who played better defense," freshman Glenn Robinson III said. "And in the second half, [Louisville] did."
The turning point came with 5:09 left. Michigan was trailing by three points when Burke made an incredible block on Cardinals point guard Peyton Siva ... only to be whistled for a foul.
"I thought I had all ball and timed it up pretty good," Burke said. "Unfortunately, you know, it didn't go that way."
Siva made two free throws, beginning a 9-2 run that culminated in a Luke Hancock 3-pointer. It was too much for Michigan to totally overcome, with Louisville hitting the boards harder (11-1 on offensive rebounds in the second half) and forcing more Wolverines turnovers (seven of 12 came after halftime).
"It could have been momentum," Burke said of the foul that should not have been. "If it was a no-call, we could have gotten possession. We can't go back on that now; Louisville deserved it."
By playing with focus and fearlessness, though, the Wolverines -- who lost three of four in early February, followed by a perplexing defeat at Penn State later in the month -- proved they deserved to be here, too. With the Fab Five members of Michigan's '93 Final Four team cheering from the crowd Monday, they shot 52.1 percent, got 24 points from Burke and made things tough for the Cardinals, whose last loss occurred in early February.
"They are," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said of Michigan, "a great basketball team."
With the potential to be even better.
"This team, with the players we have and the type of relationships we have -- and everything we learned this season -- this team can definitely be back in this [championship game] situation next year," Burke said. "I'm not guaranteeing anything, but with the talent we have, this team is capable of making another run."
[+] EnlargeTim Hardaway Jr.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is among the UM players who must soon decide between the NBA or college.
Depending, that is, on who returns.
Burke, Hardaway, Robinson and freshman forward Mitch McGary all said they have not decided whether they will leave early for the NBA or return to Michigan next season. With emotions still raw after the loss, they said they would need some time to mull their options.
"We accomplished a lot of things nobody probably thought we would do," Robinson said. "We lost this championship game by a couple of possessions, but we fought until the end."
Beilein said Monday's aftermath marked the most emotional postgame locker room he has ever faced. Several of the starters addressed the team, both thanking and praising the squad for how far it advanced.
There was pride. But there also were tears.
"I think this season was very successful," freshman guard Nik Stauskas said. "Three or four weeks ago, I don't think anyone thought we would get to this point. I think everyone was writing us off in the first or second round.
"[Coach] said we shouldn't hang our heads, and he's right."

Sunday, March 31, 2013

DAFT PUNK: Random Access Memories



I knew I was not imagining a new Daft Punk album! I saw this ad during Saturday Night Live, randomly and without explanation. Classic Daft Punk marketing! Can't wait to see what the robotic fellows drop this May with the new CD "Random Access Memories."

#DaftPunk

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Spider-Man movie costume

Looks a lot like the old Toby Maguire version, but with bigger, whiter eyes. I'm down with it.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty delivers on Oscar hype.



This movie awesome. I felt intellectually aroused from start to finish. It is a taught political thriller that makes Showtime's Homeland look like a cartoon. Nicely done by Director Katherine Bigelow. Jessica Chastain deserves on Oscar for her performance.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!

I wish you all the best, true believers. Big things coming for the CruZader comic book in 2013.

Sent from my iPhone