The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and The Women Who Love Them

It’s pretty well established that The Joker is one of my favorite characters of all time, so I was thrilled when the great Dr. Travis Langley asked me to contribute to another volume in his ‘pop culture psychology’ series on The Clown Prince of Crime! It’s a great book with some really compelling essays and examinations of the psychological building blocks of The Joker’s origins, history and mythology. Dr. Langley and his stable of kick- ass contributors, (and no, I don’t mean me- shut up), have really outdone themselves. Pick up your copy here!

Let’s put a smile on that face!

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Collider.com's The Jedi Council!

I had an absolute blast as a guest on The Jedi Council for Collider.com! Many thanks to the fine folks at Collider.com and especially to the hosts: John Rocha and Ken Napzok, who treated me like gold and couldn’t have been more gracious or accommodating! It went up on YouTube on August 8th… check it out!

(Update: Not only did I have a great time, but all the commenters have actually been super cool and supportive! Thanks guys and gals! Sweetheart Star Wars fans- on YouTube no less… who knew?)

Charity Star Wars eBay art auction to help fellow artist Conny Valentina!!!

(UPDATE II: Everything sold out! Thanks so much everybody!)

(UPDATE: 7/1/19: Hey everybody- I sold about half the pieces and have re-listed what’s still available in the links below…)

Hey there boys and girls, I’m reaching out to you guys because a fellow artist could really use some help.

Her name is Conny Valentina and she recently lost everything, (her home, her cats and a huge, near-priceless art collection), in a terrible fire in her native Australia

I don’t know Conny personally, but I do know a bit about losing everything and having to start over from scratch- and it f’ing sucks… it’s not an experience I would wish on anyone, (much less a fellow artist), so I wanted to do something to help:

My first big art job after I loved to LA was designing statues, toys and mini busts for Gentle Giant Ltd. I designed most of their Star Wars line from ‘04 to ‘06. I recently found a cache of the original art/design sheets I did for many of those pieces. They’re all in pencil, which is kind of a big deal for me because not long after that, I went all-digital and never looked back.

I decided to put many of the originals on eBay to raise some cash for Conny. I could sure use your help getting the word out to get some eyes, and bids, on these auctions…

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960438393 (4-LOM Bust)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960438537 (Luke Skywalker Bust Up)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960438847 (Max Reebo Bust)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960438897 (C-3PO Bust)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960439003 (Sandtrooper Bust)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960439057 (Snaggletooth Bust A)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960439132 (Imperial Guard Statue)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960439195 (Dengar Bust)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960439336 (Pando Baba/ Walrus Man Bust)

There is also a GoFundMe set up for Conny as well:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-conny-valentina-rebuild?teamInvite=irpnRZgQuNhommK9FIjhnuMvyyDqw2WceP747SIHK9R8nyqnqPQWI5ZJDb9tXx3k

Let’s help get Conny back on her feet, ya maniacs!

Design sheet for a Sandtrooper bust

Design sheet for a Sandtrooper bust

Design sheet for the Luke Skywalker Bust Up toy

Design sheet for the Luke Skywalker Bust Up toy

Pando Baba (Walrusman) Bust Up toy design

Pando Baba (Walrusman) Bust Up toy design

4-LOM mini bust design

4-LOM mini bust design

Roger's Exes Present: F*U* Roger! A kickass UCB Sketch Comedy Show!

I've been studying at UCB/Upright Citizen's Brigade pretty intensely for a while now. I'm part of a really fantastic group of writers and actors and we're doing an hour long sketch show called, "Roger's Exes Present: F.U. Roger!", on Wednesday, May22nd at 6:30 at the UCB Theater on Franklin, here in lovely Los Angeles!

I know it's a 'school night', but it's gonna be a great show! I'd love to see some of you guys there!

(Update: The show was amazing! A huge shout out to everyone who came out! I’d also like to give a big thanks to my fellow writers: Andy Erickson, Russell Williams, James Dunn and Maryna Kariuk… as well as the group of insanely talented actors who brought all our sketches to life: Jesse McIntosh, Kyle McCormick, Lucia Fasano, Ryan Harvey Pearcy, Laura Hartley and Kenny M. Davis!!! Each and every one of you was amazing- you guys absolutely KILLED it! And a enormous shout out to our director/teacher/mentor/zookeeper, the great Adam McCabe!!!)

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Fuck You Roger!!!!

Fuck You Roger!!!!

The Sable Corsair is at the top of the list in Dorkside's "Star Wars Fan Films: A Comprhensive List"!

This was a nice surprise… The Sable Corsair got a really nice shout out today from Dorkside! Our little ‘Star Wars film that could’ was at the top of their comprehensive list of Star Wars fan films:

Award Winners

The Sable Corsair (2016)

Smugglers and bounty hunters fighting in a desert with a lightsaber to boot; need I say more about The Sable Corsair; which could be mistaken for a deleted scene out of A New Hope. Closely identifying with the opening movies of each Star Wars trilogy (with some punchy dialogue as well), this Audience Choice Award winner is a great starter movie for those looking to dabble in the fan film world.

Thanks so much you guys!

Rise of the Superheroes Documentary...

Last year, I was interviewed for a documentary called, “Rise of the Superheroes”, about comics mythology becoming such a huge part of mainstream entertainment and pop culture.

It was just released! Here’s where to watch:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/rise-of-the-superhe…/id1415223270

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Superheroes-Tom-O…/…/B07GFHJ7ZK/

Google Play: https://play.google.com/…/…/details/Rise_of_the_Superheroes…

Xbox: https://www.microsoft.com/…/rise-of-the-super…/8d6kgwxn27nf…

Vudu: https://www.vudu.com/…/detai…/Rise-of-the-Superheroes/971713

Fandango Now: https://www.fandangonow.com/…/MMV42BDC513FACDBF31AC4BF48D15…

Vimeo On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/riseofthesuperheroes

Thanks so much to Tom O’Dell and Prism Films for including me!

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Good Morning California!

I am very happy to announce that "Good Morning California!", the debut EP from my band, The Dark Holidays, will finally be released on Friday, August 12th, 2016!

It will be available at most every digital music hub: iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, etc... but if you buy it from my BandCamp page, (http://thedarkholidays.bandcamp.com), you'll get a digital lyric book, some cool pics and an extra song

Wow, what a crazy day: Part Two

As if the Star Wars news wasn't enough, I woke up to discover that, for some strange reason, an obscure post I put up on my website about my involvement with Sam Raimi's unfinished version Spider-Man 4 totally blew up online today, (have no idea why, but I'll take it):

http://io9.gizmodo.com/spider-man-4-storyboards-reveal-icon…

http://www.cinemablend.com/…/Spider-Man-4-Would-Have-Featur…

http://collider.com/spider-man-4-villains-concept-art/

Wow, what a crazy day: Part One

So, I can finally share that The Sable Corsair was picked as a finalist for the Star Wars Fan Film awards! After all the craziness of the past few months, we can finally share it with you guys! Please do us the honor of taking a few minutes to check out the link at StarWars.com and vote for The Sable Corsair!

http://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-film-awards

A huge thank you to everyone who's already voted and helped spread the word, as well as to my partners in crime: my charming and oh-so- handsome co-director, Mr. Nick Finch, my castmates: Alex Lynn WardChris FinchJeff ShoemakeAmerica Young and the members of The Route 66 Patrol of the 501st Legion!

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: The Sable Corsair

 

Ok boys and girls... here's the deal: J.J Abrams and LucasFilm recently announced a Star Wars Fan Film Contest. Me and mi hermanos, Chris and Nick Finch, thought it represented a great opportunity for us to finally put all our creative eggs in one basket and do a film of our own. The fact that it's Star Wars, and that we're all huge fans, just makes the prospect that much more fun and exciting! It's called "The Sable Corsair", which is the name of the ship in the film. In keeping with the DIY spirit of the original film, we want to use practical effects and real, epic locations, (one of the actual locations used in some of the Star Wars features...), we have a great story and script, really amazing people who have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help, and a wealth of creative talent and hutzpah... what we don't have is- gulp- money. Moolah. Scratch. Sheckles, son- as in we ain't got none.

We're talent rich, but cash poor... but that's where you might just be able to help. We've launched a "GoFundMe' campaign to raise some money in order to pull off this crazy, epic idea. The link's below. Check out the video and some of the production art. Everything and anything helps. If you don't have cash, that's fine; just help us get the word out. Thanks so much for your kind attention. I think I can safely speak for the fabulous Finch brothers when I tell you it means the world to all of us.

May the force be with you!

https://www.gofundme.com/starwarsff



New swag at Stan Lee's ComicKaze convention- Halloween 2015!

I am super excited that I'm going to be opening a virtual storefront soon with the wonderful folks at www.Threadless.com. I've put some of the designs I've gotten together in the 'New Stuff'. I'll post many more over the next few weeks.

I'm doing a very limited rollout this weekend, (Halloween '15), at Stan Lee's ComicKaze convention here in lovely Los Angeles. If you're in LA, come by Artist's Alley and say hello... I'm at table #K05!

5 Truths and a Lie show on 12/14/14!

Hey there boys & girls,

I am super excited to be one of the storytellers at the ‘5 Truths and a Lie’ storytelling show in Venice on Sun, 12/14 at 8pm.

Here’s the specifics:

Sunday, December 14th @ 8pm

G2 Gallery

1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd

Venice, CA 90291

(310) 452-2842

 (Parking is on the street or in pay lots)

http://www.theg2gallery.com/

 Admission is a $10 donation or $5 and a bottle of wine and there will be snacks.

A WORD ABOUT PARKING: If you’ve not been to the Abbot Kinney area in Venice before, it’s full of great restaurants and lots of hipsters with silly mustaches and ironic t-shirts.  So parking in this trendy little spot can be a challenge. Not a “climbing Mt. Everest” challenge, but you may have to look around a little bit. Luckily most of the surrounding residential streets DO NOT have permit parking. 

 New to the show?

Check out at our website and podcast at

 www.fivetruthsandalie.com

or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/T68STG

If any of you guys are local to LA, get your tickets and come to the show! It's going to be a blast!