Like tears in the rain comes the first of my top 3…
Blade Runner (1982)
Here it is, my top 3 favorite flicks, and to start it off is yet another Harrison Ford performance, and yet another Ridley Scott film. I wouldn’t say I am a fan of Ridley Scott, but I sure do highly enjoy a select few of his movies. This being one of them. This movie has everything going for it. A great lead character Deckard. A great futuristic world with practical effects. A great story about robots (replicants) looking just like us, and not knowing who they are. I also love the mystery thread that makes us wonder if Deckard is a replicant or not, and it is never directly answered. The 80’s synthesized soundtrack ads so much to the tone and is in regular rotation in my studio for drawing. Plain and simple, they just don’t make movies like this anymore. Brilliant! And don’t make a sequel Scott, stop ruining your masterpieces.
With all of the Halloween and movie posts I have been doing, I can’t let Rander get lost in October!
So here is one last image from issue #4 to get you pumped!
And, since things finished ahead of schedule, Rander Issue #4 will be available 1 week early! This Wednesday the 22nd it will be in New England Comics and in my online store for sale! I will also have plenty of copies at Rhode Island Comic Con on November 1 & 2. The first 50 issues to sell through my online store or at conventions will receive a free 6 x 11 map of the five points! Get on it!
Tony here to give you a frightful villain. Leatherface of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. The original is by far the scariest movie in my opinion. Watch it on VHS to maintain the gritty feeling. Something about Leatherface just being a normal overweight dude who likes to chop people up is just chilling. You can find Leatherface in 3-D in Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2011). After the 3D art you can see my original inks underneath.
thats, like, your opinion man… Here’s #4 of 50!
The Big Lebowski (1998)
You either love it, or hate it. Obviously, I am in the love it group. Coen Brothers knocked it out of the park with the “dude” character. The cast is just top notch and the characters are so memorable, Walter, Jesus, Donny, Mr. Lebowski, The Dude. Everything Jeff Bridges does in this film is a riot. All of the little details, including paying for his milk with a check, saying obviously you aren’t a golfer when he asks what the bowling ball is, and when he finds out what was drawn on the pad of paper when talking to Jackie Treehorn. And to end the movie with the hilarious scene of spreading Donny’s ashes. It’s all gold I tell ya!
Welcome back to Stocktober 3-D. Tony here again giving you another iconic Slasher! Jason Vorhees! I love the Friday the 13th flicks. I would highly recommend parts 3-D, 4 & 6. I love the different takes on his look in each movie by the respective directors. You can see Jason in 3-D in Friday the 13th Part 3-D (1982). Again, after the 3D version is the standard inks so you can see the piece in it’s original form.
Welcome back to Sunday in Rander folks! A few things!
Return to Rander 4 is up for preorder in my new online store! It will ship on October 26th. The first 50 people to buy RR#4 will recieve a Map of the Five Points as I posted a month ago. Also, next week RR#4 will be on comixology digitally if you prefer to read comics on your tablet. And RR#4 will be in comic shops in the boston area on Wednesday Oct 28th. Thanks again for the support and see you next week! I leave you with a panel from the new issue…
ONE POINT TWENTY ONE GIGAWATTS!
Back to the Future (1985)
This was the first movie I have ever seen in the theatre. True Story. My mother tells me that she wanted to see this, and brought me along at the young age of 3 1/2 years. She said I was glued to the screen and didn’t look away or make a fuss once. I have since seen this movie about 100 times. The funny thing about Back to the Future, is that it appeals to all ages, but the older you get, the more you understand and pick up on. There are still things I find that I missed such as the Mall being Lone Pine Mall and no longer Twin Pine after Marty destroys one of the pine trees in 1955. I still prefer this over the sequels, as the plot of the original is much more clear, concise, and heavy. “Is there something wrong with Earth’s gravitational pull in 1985″? I decided to depict a fun scene when Marty tries to scare George into asking Loraine to the dance by pretending he is an alien. This film is my happy place!