Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, September 18, 2009


Snazzy website on the way for the new animated film, which is generating nice interest. I think it deserves it, but I don't deserve any credit. When working with source material as truly visionary and amazing as Last Man on Earth, one is working with the pop culture equivalent of an early Shakespeare play. Thus, it is a question of not ruining it too badly in translation rather than taking credit when standing on the shoulders of giants. :)

Anyway, website soon!

Remain in light,


460 Message to my brother

I am in the dark literally, and receiving but not sending at present due to a ridiculously tough 10 HD monster and getting robbed on the treasure type. The guidance offered earlier today was heartening and this weekend will see me exploring my local library. The flags will be flying, albeit at half mast, but next week sees an entirely different configuration of stars. As soon as that new horoscope is fulfilled packed lunches are in order as part of my new health kick!

I can't really recommend 4th edition D&D, too long and boring. The good book is still 2nd edition imo. :)

45 67 81 19 45 108 17 23 27

The lucky numbers that aren't, dib dabbers wishful thinking.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Departments of Shits and Giggles:

Because it's a cool thing to do, because it's fun and because I can, a short film set in the continuity of LAST MAN ON EARTH ANIMATED will appear in an upcoming volume of HORROR VAULT, an unrated horror series coming out of Denmark.


My addition to the series is called SPLITSVILLE and depicts somewhat graphically a sad episode in the past life of Robert Morgan.

People who grab this as well as the full version of LAST MAN ON EARTH ANIMATED can put them in the same storyline, people into the more psychological and poetic stuff in the feature don't have to, people who like gore etc. may only ever see the featureshort in HORROR VAULT.

But at least now you know. And as we know...

Knowing's half the battle.

The other half being red and blue lasers.


Friday, September 11, 2009


Well why DO this? Why take a public domain film, whether one likes it or not, and in some respects cannibalise it?

How to answer this question. Simply is best I think.

I personally have always loved LAST MAN ON EARTH, and have resented it being ignored by both critics and consumers in favour of later more colourful performances. This love for LAST MAN has often led me back to it for inspiration, and sometimes I watched my copy of it purely to enjoy the performance of Vincent Price in what I feel is his finest rendition. His acting in LAST MAN is wonderful to watch. Certainly since he shares the screen with no one for long stretches it is a little of the dream of all screen actors, and probably all actors of every stripe, to go solo and let it rip.

My desire to experiment with machinima and related media led me to want to reimagine certain stories, which I thought could be well translated into the 3d graphics world. I was delighted to find small but active machinima communities online and then very disappointed when I saw how much copout was going on- people were doing short and not very good parodies, rather than push the envelope. I guess the approach of the amateur and professional is going to be different in most cases, but that was honestly a disappointent to me. And I began to think in opposite terms. Rather than adding to a growing smear of substandard parodies why not go for melodrama?

There are original scripts on the slate, to be sure, and adaptations of novellas and my own past novels. However I also wanted to see if the disgusting craze for unnecessary remakes that the studios are indulging in could be diverted, even if only in mockbuster terms, to something more valid, more entertaining and fundamentally more satisfying.