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IDW Gives Everyone Their Own Comic Book!!

Posted by Spat on April 28, 2011 in Comics, Reviews |

Ok, they didn’t really do that.  But, with an ever expanding library of titles, it does seem like IDW is releasing new titles every week.  Their newest?

Suicide Girls

Suicide Girls Issue 1

Suicide Girls Issue 1

 

This week, the Suicide girls released the first of a 4 issue mini series for IDW.

If you don’t know who or what the Suicide Girls are, you apparently haven’t been out much.

They’re a regular at Cons all over the US and around the world, they’ve published their own books (2 of them, with lots of pictures!), some videos (generally found on late night SkineMax), t-shirts, a hugely popular website, some apps, and now a comic!

So, what is a Suicide Girl?

On the surface, it’s just a group of hot girls with piercings and tattoos who like to show it off!

But underneath that, they’re all about empowerment of women and the expression of self without judgement.

They also take their clothes off a lot.

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Review – Mafia 2

Posted by Spat on April 27, 2011 in Reviews, Video Games |

So, I just wrapped up the single player run of Mafia 2 for the PS3.

Mafia 2

Mafia 2

I originally got the game for free as a “thank you” for helping put together the release party for it back in August. But the version they sent was for the XBox, and it took me forever to convince someone at GameStop to let me swap it out for a PS3 version (thanks, Stuart!).

So, months after everyone else got their hands on the world of Vito, Joey and Mafia 2, I finally got to play!

Initially I thought I had figured out the game before I ever even popped it in the machine.  I was sure it was basically GTA4, but set in the 1940′s.

 

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Review – Fast Five

Posted by Spat on April 25, 2011 in Movies, Reviews |

When I first got the invite to the press screening for “Fast Five“, I actually cringed a little.

I saw the original “The Fast and the Furious” back in the day, and felt that the characters and story arcs were sufficiently wrapped up in that film and that there was no need for a sequel…. let alone FOUR SEQUELS.

I had actually all but written the review for the film before the lights in the theater even finished dimming.

And I’m happy to say that my opinion going in was…..

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Going For Four Digits….

Posted by Spat on April 18, 2011 in Props, Rant |

My e-Bay store is now at 999 feedback!  Woo Hoo!

Who will be my 1,000th feedbacker?!?!

 

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Heading to I-Con!

Posted by Spat on April 15, 2011 in Conventions, Movies, Tutorials, TV |

This weekend I’ll be appearing at I-Con.  A Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Literature (and more) convention held at Stony Brook on Long Island.

On Saturday I’ll be hosting the Charity Auction, holding a Lifecasting Demo and emceeing the Masquerade Ball.

And on Sunday I’ll be holding a Fang Making Demo.

Check HERE for the full schedule with times and locations.

In addition to me being a guest at the con, there are a few guests at the show who are almost as famous as I am.  Among the other headliners are:

Thomas Jane (Punisher, Hung)

Julie Benz (Dexter, No Ordinary Family)

Nicki Clyne (BSG)

Denise Crosby (Star Trek)

Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers)

Dan Logan (Star Wars)

And a whole lot more!

 

Hope to see you there!

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How To – Make a “V” Appliance

Posted by Spat on April 12, 2011 in Cosplay, FX, Tutorials |

For my audition for Face Off Season 2 on SyFy, I needed to apply an appliance that I made, and I needed to apply it in under 15 minutes. It needed to make me into someone else, and after much debate, I decided to go for a half face torn open with lizard skin underneath. Basically, an homage to the TV series V, as well as an homage to Face Off, since half my Face would be…. well… Off.

I didn’t have a lot of time to make it, and it needed to be as simple as possible if I was going to be able to apply it in under 15 minutes.

I started off with a lifecast of myself from a few years back and some oil based clay.

If you don’t have a lifecast, you can use a mannequin head.

I sculpted the piece pretty quickly, the hardest part was getting the lizard scales aligned, but I think it came out pretty sweet!

Clay Sculpt

V Face Off Sculpt

 

Once I had it looking the way I wanted, built a small clay wall around the outer edge of the appliance to keep the plaster from getting everywhere.

The next step was to coat everything with Vaseline.  The Vaseline keeps the plaster mold that we’re about to pour from sticking to the plaster face, and makes sure the clay comes out of the mold more easily later.

As I was under the gun, I used whatever plaster I had laying around, which happened to be Plaster of Paris.  It’s not the best choice, but it will do in a pinch!  The optimal choices are Hydrocal or UltraCal.  But I didn’t have time to run out and get some.

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Ninja Squirrels Are On The Loose!!

Posted by Spat on April 9, 2011 in Rant |

I’m pretty sure that this is the squirrel that’s been invading my attic!!

 

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Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Come to Smallville!

Posted by Spat on April 7, 2011 in Comics, TV |

Looks like the 10th season of Smallville on the CW is the season they bring in everyone they possibly can from the DC Universe!

So far we’ve seen most of the Legion of Superheroes, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Braniac, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, Bizarro, Metallo, Doomsday, Toyman, Mxyzptlk, The Flash, The Wonder Twins, and many, many more.

Now they’re bringing in 2 new characters for an upcoming episode titled “Booster”.

Booster Gold

Booster Gold

Booster Gold!

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Review – Your Highness

Posted by Spat on April 5, 2011 in Movies, Rant, Reviews |

When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I assumed it would ultimately degrade into a 2 hour long, non-stop ramble of dick and fart jokes with a deep underscore of “Legalize It!”

Well, I saw a preview screening tonight and I can honestly say….

I was right.

I can sum this movie up in two words.

Horrible.

I know it’s one word, just say it really loud. Twice.
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How To – Blow Someone’s Brains Out

Posted by Spat on April 4, 2011 in FX, Tutorials |

A few years back I was interviewed by Indy Mogul’s Hollywood FX show.  If you haven’t seen it, here it is.  If you just want to see the brain splat, fast forward to 4:17:

 

To this day I still get e-mails from people asking for more detail on the rig I made to blow Erik’s brains out.

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