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Parking Space 94

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I stopped at VONS grocery to pick up a couple of things. As I was returning to my car, a Elvis Costello glasses wearing, Wolverine mutton chopped hipster with his skinny jeaned girlfriend walked past my beat up old Toyota and said

"What a piece of junk."

I wasn't offended, it is. I just smiled saying "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts."

He looked awkward and embarrassed realizing I was the owner, but played along. "Made a lot of special modifications yourself, did you?"

I nodded proudly. "She'll make point five past the speed limit."

"Can you outrun Imperial cruisers?"

"Yep, not the local bulk cruisers mind you, the big Corellian ships!"

The hipster's girlfriend looked confused and said  "What the hell are you guys talking about?"

While I Slacked, Others Created

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Over the years I've shared numerous idea sketches for Halloween props that I've yet to make for my yard, but a few of them have been brought to life by others for their displays. I always hope my stuff is liked and maybe inspire, but seeing literal interpretations is beyond flattering.

Yard haunter Thomas Cass created my Sidewalk of Sinister Snares idea. He's posted details on Hauntforum.

Another Hauntforum member BeaconSamurai not only brought my British banker/butler like zombie sketch to life but actually made him animatronic tipping his bowler wearing skull.

Hauntspace forum member Jeremy Drach made a Kraken Xing sign inspired by one of my Para Abnormal cartoons for his fun Pirate themed Halloween yard. It perfectly complimented a great prop ship he created being overrun by tentacles.

Thank you guys, wonderful work all!

The Future

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Physical props and set dressing may never be needed again.

Invasion of the Immense Insects

Friday, February 27, 2015

Over the weekend, we visited the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden. I thought it was just going to be a pleasant (maybe a bit boring) afternoon looking at flowers, but was surprised to discover giant wooden insects had invaded! These wonderful sculptures by artist David Rogers were on display, installed here and there, throughout the acres of trails.

It gave the hike a bit of 50s monster movie suspense never knowing when one would turn up around a corner.


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