Monday, May 31, 2010

Quotes of Legend - George Lucas

George Lucas sent this congratulatory letter to the producers of Lost: "Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don't tell anyone ... but when 'Star Wars' first came out, I didn't know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you've planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories -- let's call them homages -- and you've got a series."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quotes of Legend - Woody Allen

74-year-old Woody Allen on getting older: "I find it a lousy deal. You don't get smarter, you don't get wiser, you don't get more mellow, you don't get more kindly. Nothing really happens. Your back hurts more, you get more indigestion, your eyesight isn't as good, you need a hearing aid. It's a bad business getting older, and I would advise you not to do it."

Courtesy of Reuters.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

John Bourg 1931 - 2010

A good man. I wish our paths had crossed more often and I am grateful for the times we shared.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Frank Frazetta 1928 - 2010

Today marked the passing of a true legendary talent, Frank Frazetta. An illustrator extraordinaire who made an impact on nearly every aspect of media - comics, novels, magazines, movies, television, and fine art. His style was unmistakable, unforgettable, and inspirational. Here are a few of my personal favorite pieces. For more, I suggest checking out his Famous Funnies Buck Rogers covers I posted on the Invisible Scarlet O'Neil blog, and a variety of awesome imagery on display at the Golden Age Comic Book Stories blog.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Quotes of Legend - Happy Mother's Day!

After watching her grandson Dallas Braden pitch a perfect game on Mother's Day, Peggy Lindsey had these words for the New York Yankee third baseman who publicly criticized the Oakland A's pitcher last week:
"Stick it, A-Rod."