Sunday, May 28, 2006

Some New Art Stuff

I went shopping at Michael's today for some new art supplies. I purchased a ringbound sketchbook to carry around and a larger sketchpad for bigger projects. I hope that the little tote-book will let me practice more than I do now. I also bought 2 of those blue pencils that don't show up on a scan of a picture. I can use those to start my digital art.

My husband just created a new deviantArt site for his photography, if anyone would like to see his photos. He really likes wildlife and sunsets:

Friday, May 26, 2006

Teen Titans #36

WOW! This was a great issue. I think I've read the words off the pages already. There is a lot going on. Questions are popping out of my head all the time as I wonder what is happening.

The Chief -- just, wow. Not what I expected. Of course, I have very little knowledge of the Doom Patrol outside of that I've seen in the pages of the Titans. My first experience with the Chief (when it wasn't a flashback) was in Titans #32 when the DP's memories got restored by Superboy's Reality Shaking Punches. I thought, "Wow, this is a Professor-X kind of guy that could help Raven out with her changing powers." I had no idea he was such a control freak! I got goosebumps when I read the conversation between the Chief and Rita as they operated on Kid Devil. Brrrrrrr! Now I'm thinking, "Keep him FAR AWAY from Raven!"

There is some kind of mind manipulation going on here. I have heard speculations by others on the forums that Mento's helmet may be involved in it. Steve is convinced that he needs to keep it on, that's for sure. I'm inclined to agree with that guess. Gar may not be as completely into the cult of personality as the others, but I think there's some influence there. (Personally, I think the Chief may have been responsible for BB's dreams that led him to seek out the DP in #32. There's no evidence of that, but I found it interesting that Chief claimed to have the same dreams.)

I can't wait for the next one!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Good News on Raven Mini

Thanks to my good friend DeTroyes for giving me the following link. It's an interview with Marv Wolfman about the Raven mini-series that he is writing:

Wolfman Interview

This makes me happy. I think this mini-series is a good way to "bridge the gap" between Marv's original vision of Raven and Geoff John's vision of the character. I think it will give us a lot of that off-panel "slice of life" that we die-hard Raven fans have been chomping at the bit for. I am really looking forward to this mini-series.

I'm also making additions to my "Beast Boy" playlist on my MP3 player. These are songs that have either some kind of animal theme OR remind me of Beast Boy's personality. Here are the songs that I have so far:

"Animal" by Def Leppard

"A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis

"Beast of Burden" by The Rolling Stones

"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran

"Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees ( I can just imagine Gar strutting down the street to this)

"Generic Blues" by Weird Al (He has to have a Weird Al song. )

I'm looking for other songs. Any suggestions?

Friday, May 19, 2006

Still in Beta...Closer

I am receiving my edited files back and am making corrections. Soon!

And Teen Titans #36 is due out next week!

I have seen the cover for #39 (see Tony Daniel's link on this page), and I love it! It is good to see Raven on a cover again. I am excited to see what happens next.

I was feeling depressed about the whole BB/Rae breakup that was revealed in #34. I have decided that I'm just going to treat it as a mystery for now. We don't know why they broke up. We don't know if they actually did break up. It could all be a ruse of some sort. I'm just going to sit back and see how it all unfolds in "52" and in issues of "Teen Titans".

I hope that "Nadir" cheers everyone up, too.