Happy Halloween all! Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year! I always love throwing on a mask and being creative with costumes. So this is the final Scary piece of art for October! With the stockpile crew, we did a jam piece created, layed out and colored by Jesse Munoz. I did “The Thing” here’s my original inks and the finished piece.
Halloween is just a day away! I am excited to get my costume on and hand out candy in my new neighborhood! For Halloween, here is a Walking Dead piece of art. Everyone’s favorite samurai sword wielding, zombie beheading badass, Michonne! Done with pen and ink, and then colored digitally.
Hey all, I decided to color the 4 slashers in! They are all on the same artboard and I colored them with Copic Sketch markers. Thanks for following along all month with me as I had a blast!
If you are interested in owning this 11 x 17″ original piece of art, send me a message.
Tony Sedani giving you 1 more slasher! Yeah it is tongue in cheek. Yeah it’s corny. But the original Child’s Play was creepy as shit! The good guy doll’s similar appearance to “My Buddy” was all too much. I wouldn’t say Chucky is as badass and legendary as the previous 4 in my list, but god damn it if I was gonna draw ghostface before Chucky. I still dig the original flick, but the sequels all became parodies of it. I did see the newest one from last year, and it had potential but ended up not delivering in the last act.
I’m trying real hard to be the shepard… It’s the Number One movie on my top 50 list!
Pulp Fiction (1994)
My favorite movie, Quentin Tarantino’s opus. He struck gold in his sophomore effort if you ask me. I don’t need to defend why this is my favorite movie, if you have seen it then you know why. Quentin brought us a fresh take on storytelling, that now yes has been exhausted, but at the time doing out of order sequences that let us know what we needed to at the time was brilliant. It’s fun to go back and figure out what came before what, and find plot threads between all of the stories going on. I also loved how he opened each chapter with a title, making each sequence feel like it’s own short story. The characters of Jules, Vincent, Butch, Mia, Marsellus, Ringo and The WOLF were all just brilliant and well performed. It would be very hard for me to pick my favorite sequence in this film, but I would probably have to say the final scene in the diner which I depicted here in my sketch. Where a bad guy crosses another bad guy. The dialogue in this scene is just so tangible I could touch it. Seeing a BMF take a righteous path over killing him is such a great direction that you don’t expect.
So yes, Pulp Fiction, I have seen this movie about 100 times, and I will never tire of it. I have had it in my collection since 1996 on VHS and it always will be.
Thanks for going on this countdown from #50 to #1, I’m Casey Cas- I mean, I’m Tony Sedani, see you next time when I countdown my top 10 TV SHOWS!
Hey everyone! Welcome to another Rander filled week! Issue 4 is now available in my online store at http://www.sedani.storenvy.com at New England Comics on comixology.com and will be available at Rhode Island Comic Con this coming weekend! The reception has been good on issue #4, and people are already asking for issue 5. I am going to take a little break to write and work on a collected book of Return to Rander and come back in 2015 with some new stuff. As for new stuff this week, I wanted to share with you an awesome piece of physical fan art of The Lone Savior from Return to Rander! Done with Perler Beads by Glenn a fellow gamer at NEC. He is very talented with these pieces he does. Follow his creations over on twitter @callowbrodie.
Please come by my booth at Rhode Island Con in Providence this weekend, I will have issues for sale, art for sale, prints for sale. Take care!
THE #2 MOVIE ON THE LIST IS HERE! AND TO NO ONE’S SURPRISE…
Yes, my second favorite movie is clerks. Go ahead say what you will, but this movie has heart and soul behind it. It has a voice, a true voice that I was on the same level as. I first saw this movie very young in 1996 when my friend Pete borrowed a copy from his brother. This may have increased my vulgar vocabulary by years in advance, but we loved it. As I got older, I related to things in it that were going on with me. Dealing with annoying customers, girlfriends, people not having common sense. This movie pulls no punches in calling out all the jackesses that piss us off on a daily basis. I liked parts of clerks 2, but felt it was missing that hard edge that made this one so real and fresh. I do however look forward to clerks 3 and seeing all these great characters come back.
Here is one of my all time favs. Norman Bates. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece classic Psycho must have been quite a thing to experience in it’s day. I love the twist of Norman actually dressing as his mother and doing the killings. It reminds me of a good twilight zone episode or something. Check this classic out if you ever do. I cannot, however, vouch for the sequels as I have never given them a watch.
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!
Yes, this list is very predictable, I know! Tony here again with another legendary slasher killer. We got Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm St. series. I wouldn’t say I am a huge fan of this series, but definitely the original film for sure. Something about Freddy sticks with you, and creeps you out. The original classic should always be on a Halloween playlist for anyone during October. You can see Fred Krueger in 3-D in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991). After the 3-D version I posted the original inked version.
Take the red pill…
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix really was the bridge between the 1990’s practical effect action movie, and the 2000’s CGI fest. When I first saw this in the theatre, I was blown away. The marketing was really clever asking all who watched the trailer “what is the matrix” it was one of the first movies to have a website http://www.whatisthematrix.com. And once seeing it, the super fast choreography, the gun play, the mind bending premise, the bullet time. It was all new and exciting. Agent Smith was probably my favorite part about The Matrix. And then came Reloaded and Revolutions. Unfortunately the sequels left me wanting the blue pill, ignorance really is bliss in that case.
Hey doods, I created a new online store for your perusal. A few things about it…
Part 1- Return to Rander #4 is up for preorder!
Part 2- Return to Rander #1-3 are super cheap right now!
Part 3- Discount code “MATADOR” for an insider discount!
Part 4- I added a new commission option if you want artwork for me!
Check it out at sedani.storenvy.com
I got some awesome news this Sunday! It’s done! Yep, those are wrapped up issues of Return to Rander #4 ready to be ripped open and read. Now we just have to wait a few weeks till Halloween to purchase!
Alright Alright Aliriiiight… number 7…
Dazed and Confused (1993)
I was only about 12 when I first saw Dazed and Confused. My friend Peter had a copy from his brother, and we would watch this every weekend that I visited. We yearned to be growing up in the 70’s as depicted in this film. The cars, the clothes, THE MUSIC. We liked this film so much, we constantly quoted it, and even made a fan film that mimicked all of our favorite scenes. This film has so much nostalgia for me that sometimes I think I actually lived the scenes. Dazed features some of our biggest stars right now like Ben Affleck and Matthew Mcconaughey. I also love that the whole film takes place within just one day. Check it out if you haven’t!