His influences were Bob Dylan, Jackson Pollack, Elvis Presley, Superman comic books, beatniks, jazz, Jack Kerouac, and the old school creators of cartooning and animation. This, coupled with the time periods he lived through, gave Ralph Bakshi the perfect storm of a foundation for his beliefs and the perfect medium to tell his stories.Declassify >
Continuing on the path set forth in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and starting from the ending point in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is exactly what we have come to expect from Peter Jackson.
Added bits from The Silmarillion and other Tolkien texts, as well as, some additions by Jackson’s team of writers make up the second leg of The Hobbit Trilogy.Declassify >
I am always amazed at the talent found on DeviantArt. The brushstrokes, a correctly placed pixel, the click of a camera at the right moment, the correct light, cartoon irony, serenity and humor. It’s all in my feed thanks, in no small part, to the talented artists and photographers that make up my watch-list.Declassify >
This edition features quite the range of artistic styles from digital art, lithograph, photography, pop art and macabre painting. It also covers themes from animated television and movies, music and parody. Without further ado here are July’s small oddities.Declassify >
I recently came across the this little thing on Facebook called “15 games in 15 minutes.”
The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. 15 games you’ve played that will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what games my friends choose.Declassify >