Daniel Pesina as Johnny Cage
Duchamp’s “Cage Descending A Staircase No. 2” - 1993
Sad, sad news. Panna Rittikrai, director of “Ong Bak” and “Ong Bak 2” as well as Tony Jaa’s mentor and the fight choreographer for aforementioned films and "The Protector," died yesterday at the age of 53.
Rittikrai didn’t just help reinvent Thai cinema; he reinvented action cinema in general. His choreography, as we as his stunt team single-handedly changed martial arts action in a time when the genre was on a pretty grm decline.
As well as directing and acting, he starred in a number of films too. Most notably, he was the chief bad guy in 2010’s “Bangkok Knockout.”
It’s so sad that a true icon has died at such a young age. I can’t help but feel like he had so much more to give. He was just so innovative and a landmark action director as for as stunts go.
Rittikrai died due to complications involving liver and kidney failure. Doctors also discovered that he had a brain tumor.
Rest in peace to a true modern legend and incredible talent.
I’ve been so inundated with requests for SEXCASTLE that I’m putting FIFTY up on my store. I won’t be putting any more up until after I’ve shipped out the last of my Kickstarter backers books.
I also put up 25 issues of my anthology comic NEVER SO SPECIAL which has FOUR never before seen Special Agent Toddler In A Man’s Body.
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, now is your chance pick this up. It is awesome, and at $20 you are literally stealing from Kyle.
What he said.
Vertigo Comics is doing a month of comics where the story starts on the cover itself. Which is a very cool idea, and has a genesis at DC going back to Carmine Infantino’s days as art director. I don’t have my copy of The Amazing World Of Carmine Infantino but I was able to recall he had wanted to experiment with that same concept and do it line wide back in 68 or so. The only one I believe that came out of this was May 1968’s Secret Six #1 (Shown above, along with a DC house ad hyping this) illustrated brilliantly by the late great Frank Springer.
This does have me curious though, is there any early examples of this? Specifically the cover of a comic technically being page one? Let me know comic historians!
UPDATED - the always rad Bully the LSB advised me of Gold Key’s Donald Duck series (1962) that did this same gimmick http://www.comics.org/series/1528/covers/
While I don’t want to be the voice of reason that buzzkills your art dreams, the fact is few people can make a full- time living in this business. Fewer still can sustain a long term career in the creative arts.
It’s hard to know when to let something go. Or when to keep pushing through.
Huh this is a popular topic lately ;) so yeah if you didn’t buy my post on this very issue, listen to Colleen
Okay, so since I don’t want to do a quiz or a “reblog this” type of give away, I think I’ve found the simplest way to do this.
If you’re interested in any of these DVD’s (for free), just “like” this post and I’ll do the rest.
Now, I can’t promise that just because you “like” this, you’ll get a DVD. I’m probably going to be horribly biased and give them away to people I’ve interacted with in the past or those that have showed a lot of interest in what I post.
And, of course, as I go down the list of people, the DVD’s will drop off so I apologize for the person I pick to get the last one. Then again, I also might have some people pick two. God, I’m really shit at this aren’t I?
Also…US only. Sorry to all of you that don’t live in this silly country.
- Wheels on Meals (bootleg)
- 10 Brothers of Shaolin (bootleg)
- The Magnificent Ruffians aka The Destroyers (bootleg)
- Duel to the Death
- The Barefoot Kid (bootleg)
- Reign of Assassins (bootleg)
- Treasure Hunters (bootleg)
- Above the Law
- Shaolin King Boxer
I already own all of these but I am sure a follower or two may be interested in this deal!
ALL NEW IQB! “WORLD’S BADDEST DUDES” - Based off of Fred Ray’s art for World’s Finest Comics #3. Artwork and concept by your pal Rusty Shackles.
Please check out all of the existing IQB’s via the updated look main site here, this image and ALL of the IQBs shown are available as prints here. Please tell your friends about this project, the more the merrier! Back Issue in 2 weeks! Thanks for playing, true believers!
twitter/facebook banner sleeve of the week - DEATH Scream Bloody Gore
I may not be the biggest Bruce Lee fanatic in the world, but I would have sacrificed my left nut to the flaming pulpit of Satan himself if it would have meant this film getting made.
Hey! Pal Kim from Malicious Cosplay stopped by to help hype my Batman Vengeance pic! Check her team out at http://www.facebook.com/MaliciousCosplay