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This week we have Jeremy Treece with his backing board packing quickie sketch.

Usually on Sunday mornings I update my StalloneZone site and then my blog and then my DA page and then my Comic Art Gallery.  Believe it or not, it is very relaxing... usually.

Today I was interrupted and forgot to come back and do my DA and Comic Art Gallery pages until now.  And it is bedtime.

So until next weekend...

best,

Craig
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: The Oscars in the other room
  • Reading: Upgunned by David Schow
  • Watching: My eyelids start to fall
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Nothing now..
  • Drinking: H2O
This week Jeremy Treece makes a return visit.

Not much else to say so until next weekend...

best,

Craig
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Morning sounds
  • Reading: Ready to start a new book...
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast soon...
  • Drinking: OJ
This week Jerry Gaylord is back.  I love his sketches.  Who wouldn't?

MegaCon is coming.  Soon...

best,

Craig
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Morning sounds
  • Reading: Saint Homicide by Jake Hinkson
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim\'s Diner
  • Drinking: Sugar Free Vanilla Iced Coffee
Drew Moss is back and this time he brought Rocky with him.

TV this week... Justified just keeps getting better and better.  It was already the best written show on tv.  The opening for the Olympics was boring and I'm not a fan of the Winter Olympics so I'm done with that.  The Walking Dead returns tonight.  I can't wait.

Our dryer just died... and the wife has been wanting a new washer.  I have a feeling someone is going shopping today.

Until next weekend...

best,

Craig
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Morning sounds
  • Reading: Thuglit Volume 4
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim\'s Diner soon.
  • Drinking: OJ
This week we have Jerry Gaylord and his take on Sly as Jack Carter.

It was a crazy busy work week (it seems like they all are any more), but a really nice weekend... with more hours to go.  Friday night was spent with my brothers and sisters for dinner at a nice Japanese joint.  Saturday, my sons [with one's fiance] took my wife to a nice lunch.  Then my wife and I went to see "Labor Day" [she liked it, I didn't but it was her day so...].  The evening was spent watching UFC prelims followed by "Tarantula" hosted by Svengoolie. And we have the Super Bowl today.

Life is good.
  • Listening to: Morning sounds
  • Reading: Thuglit Volume 4
  • Watching: Super Bowl!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim\'s Diner soon.
  • Drinking: OJ
Thomas Boatwright is back with his second Rocky watercolor to bookend the series.  What an excellent idea and execution!

Starting back in the late 70's my buddy John Beatty and I would go to Orlando Con every year.  For a few years it was the only comic show that we could get to.  So it was a big deal.  

We'd make plans for what we wanted to find there, the sketches we hoped to get, the artists we hoped to meet and the comics we would track down.  As the date of the show grew closer and closer, we'd talk about our plans with great excitement.  One of us coined the term, CON FEVER.  

MegaCon is approaching in a couple of months and Heroes shortly after that.  

I feel I'm starting to get CON FEVER.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: 70's Music
  • Reading: Thuglit Volume 4
  • Watching: UFC Live Fights tonight
  • Playing: Nada.
  • Eating: Lunch at Tim's Diner in a couple of hours.
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
This week we have Thomas Boatwright's return with a sweet Rocky & Adrian watercolor.  Wait until you see what Thomas has created for next week... a really nice companion piece/bookend.

I went to the Deland Comic and Toy Show last Sunday.  It was fun seeing Alex Saviuk, Shawn Surface, Steven Myers, Cliff and others.  If time hadn't run out [I promised my son we'd watch the playoffs] I would have stuck around and gotten a sketch from Shawn Surface.  He was up for it, but time ran out before I had to go.  I'm happy to see how much the show has grown and I look forward to the next one.

Well, we're down to San Fran vs Seattle and New England vs Denver.  These should be awesome games.  So until next weekend...

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Background noise
  • Reading: Deadfall by Robert Liparulo
  • Watching: NFL Playoffs
  • Playing: Nada.
  • Eating: Had a great breakfast at Tim's Diner.
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
This week we have Mitch Gerads' first appearance in my Stallone theme sketch collection.  Hopefully it won't be his last.

Weather has been crazy.  Yesterday it was cold, today it's warm and Tuesday it will be below freezing.  Wha-What?

The NFL playoffs have been crazy.  Loved seeing Indy come back like that yesterday.  Today I'll be pulling for the 49ers.

Next week is the Deland Comics and Collectibles Show.   cfcollectibles.com/?page_id=27   Give a shout out if you plan to attend.

Until next weekend!
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Background noise
  • Reading: Deadfall by Robert Liparulo
  • Watching: NFL Playoffs
  • Playing: Nada.
  • Eating: Had a great breakfast at Tim's Diner.
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
This week we have Scott Godlewski's second appearance.

It is so hard to believe, at least for me, that Christmas has come and gone.  Boom!  Just like that.  Soon it will be New Year's Eve.  I always enjoy this time of year.  I guess I'd better since it comes and goes so quickly.

There's a little comics and collectibles show in Deland, Florida on January 12th.  The guest list continues to get bigger and bigger, so I think it's about time I check it out.  cfcollectibles.com/?page_id=27   Give a shout out if you plan to attend.

Until Next Week...

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Background noise
  • Reading: Thuglit Volume 3
  • Watching: Bears vs Packers today. Go Bears!
  • Playing: Video Poker.
  • Eating: Nothing so far...
  • Drinking: Nothing so far...
Manny Aguilera makes his second, but not last, appearance in my Stallone Sketch Gallery.

It is hard to believe that Christmas is in just a few days... I'd better finish, er, get started with my shopping!

Until next weekend...

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Background noise
  • Reading: Thuglit Volume 3
  • Watching: Bears vs Eagles tonight. Go Bears!
  • Playing: Not much lately.
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim's Corner Diner Soon
  • Drinking: Nothing so far...
Manny Aguilera makes his first, but not last, appearance in my Stallone Sketch Gallery.

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas.  There's a chill to the air, and Christmas Break is coming.  Counting it down, baby!
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: Thuglit Volume 3
  • Watching: Survivor Finale Tonight
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim's Corner Diner Soon
  • Drinking: Sugar Free Vanilla Iced Coffee
This week Jerry Gaylord makes his fourth appearance in my Stallone Sketch Gallery!

Hey, if you're not watching Mob City by Frank Darabont on TNT, you're missing out.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: Hellboy: Odder Jobs
  • Watching: The month/year wind down...
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim's Corner Diner Soon
  • Drinking: Sugar Free Vanilla Iced Coffee
Jerry Gaylord is back for his third visit to my Stallone Sketch Gallery, but it won't be his last.

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.  I sure did.  Spent time visiting with family, getting some things done around the house and a bit of relaxing.  Back to work tomorrow.  

It was shocking and sad to hear about the death of Paul Walker.  Cherish each day, friends.  Cliche, but true.

Until next weekend...

  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown 12/4/76
  • Reading: Hellboy: Odder Jobs
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim's Corner Diner Soon
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd is back and he’s brought Sly and the cast of Demolition Man with him!  Mike often surprises me with his commissions.  Sometimes it is an extra character, placing Sly in a role you wouldn’t expect or upgrading a sketch card to include the entire major players.

Man, I am so ready for Thanksgiving and all that it brings.  Time off from work.  Catching up with family I don't see often enough.  Good food.  Down time to re-organize, re-energize, and re-prioritize.

My buddy, John Beatty used to do a Black Friday live U-stream where fans could order sketches and see them drawn live.  I believe Tom Hodges and Jon Riggle have as well.  Is anyone doing it this week?  I love watching, interacting with artists and fans and maybe getting some new art.  If you know of anyone sing out.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

best,

Craig
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: Thuglit Volume 2
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim's Corner Diner Soon
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
Jay Potts makes his second appearance in my Stallone Theme Sketch Gallery.

I'm looking forward to the new FOX series ALMOST HUMAN that premieres tonight.  It stars Karl Urban.  I'm hoping for good things...

We're about a week and a half out from Thanksgiving and I am ready.  The get-together with the family is a big part of it and no doubt, so it the turkey dinner, but honestly, I am looking forward to some extended down-time.

Until next week...


  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: Thuglit Volume 1
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim's Corner Diner Soon
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
This is Erin Humiston's first appearance in my Stallone Sketch Gallery.  It won't be his last.

Wish I could say more, but the Bears game has started.

Until Next Weekend!
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: The 10 Ounce Siesta by Norman Partridge
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim's Corner Diner Soon
  • Drinking: Sugar Free Vanilla Iced Coffee
This week Gerardo Moreno is back with his "Escape Plan" poster.

Last week I mentioned I was thinking of getting a Kindle of some sort.  I was leaning toward the Kindle Fire so I could check Tweets and e-mail.  I ended up going with a Kindle basic model.  I won't be able to Tweet or check e-mail from it, but that's not why I bought it.  I bought it to read books and it will do that just fine.  It will be interesting to see how I like the experience of reading books digitally.  I'm a real-book guy.  I hope I find the new experience ok.  Time will tell.

It's been too long since my last con... 

Until Next Weekend...

Craig
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: The Extinction Machine by Jonathon Maberry
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast at Tim's Corner Diner Soon
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
This week we have Mike Torrance back.  Mike is a buddy and has probably created more Stallone sketches over the years than anyone else.  This time we have his take on Sly from Expendables 2.

I've been considering getting a digital reader.  Never thought I'd say that, but so much of what I want to read lately is small press digital only.  I'm leaning towards a Kindle Fire so I can have one device for reading, e-mail, tweets and the internet.  I'd love to hear opinions and the Kindle Fire and other readers so I can make the best decision.  Any opinions?

Last weekend my wife and I went on a short cruise.  Three days to the Bahamas and we never left the ship.  Plenty of time to rest, reflect and absolutely no work, no computers, e-mail, etc.    It did wonders to clear my head.  Sometimes a break from everything is just what is needed.

Until next weekend,

Craig
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: The Extinction Machine by Jonathon Maberry
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Too much
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
Mike Torrance is back with another cool sketchcard!

The Walking Dead starts back up tonight and I am ready.  Isn't everyone?

I had a chance to see Gravity this weekend.  I expected it to be very good and it was better than expected.  Definitely not your typical Hollywood movie.  

See you in two weeks!
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: Starting a new book today... but which
  • Watching: Walking Dead tonight!
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Breakfast soon...
  • Drinking: OJ
Ray-Anthony Hieght makes his second appearance in my Stallone Gallery.  This time with his very cool take on Sly as Jack Carter.

The Breaking Bad finale was as near a perfect ending as I could imagine.

I Broke Bad this Thursday night with a cold.... a bad cold.  Made it through work on Friday, but I'm heading to the couch for the rest of this weekend... if all goes as planned.

Until Next Weekend...
  • Mood: Suffering
  • Listening to: Casey Kasem Countdown from the 70's
  • Reading: Joyland by Stephen King
  • Watching: Hopefully something...
  • Playing: Spades on my IPad
  • Eating: Maybe later...
  • Drinking: Diet Coke