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THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2: (FULL SEQUENCE) OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN THEATRICAL TEASER

Posted on 05 September 2011 by TH3 No08

I still haven’t sat through the entire first Human Centipede film but I know what it’s about and we interviewed the stars of the film last fall at Austin Comic-Con so I’m kind of interested to see where they go with the upcoming sequel. Here’s a look at the Australian “teaser” trailer whose whole purpose is to tell you how terrible what you will see in this movie is and show peoples disgusted reactions to the film. That doesn’t seem like the best way to sell a film but if you want to weed out the people with weak stomachs from your audience before you even start then this may be the way to go.

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Artist of the Week Jen Bryan

Posted on 11 April 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin recently. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Jen Bryan is an Austin based artist/designer who creates custom jewelry and belt buckles to fit any need you might have. Jen loves to create custom pieces so contact her at www.lucybluestudio.com to speak with here and find out what kind of cool stuff she can make for you or just to check out some of her cool designs.

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Brawn #3 packs a punch…

Posted on 05 April 2011 by TH3 No08

Let’s face it, there are a million different comics out there. Sometimes the only way you’re gonna find out if something is good or not is if someone walks up to you and hands you a comic and says “Here, read this and tell me what you think”. That’s pretty much what happened with “Brawn” when we met writer Anthony Rezendes for an interview at Staple here in Austin recently and surprise, it’s actually pretty good.

“Brawn” is story of a dock worker named Sam who

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Artist of the Week: Anthony Rezendes

Posted on 04 April 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin recently. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Featured this week is artist and writer Anthony Rezendes of Cranium Comics. Cranium Comics describes themselves as an independent publishing entity that challenges traditional comic conventions with intelligent and sophisticated storytelling. They create titles that combine thought provoking writing, creative and gritty artwork, and a constantly questioning perception of good & evil. Anthony’s work includes Brawn, a comic about an everyman hero type who wakes up with a metal arm and legs, available here, and

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Local Heroes: About Time review

Posted on 29 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Time travel can be tricky. There are very few people who “kinda” understand it, it’s the type of subject that you either get it or you don’t. After reading Local Heroes: About Time, I’m pretty sure that Keith Quinn has a firm grasp on the subject as his latest book takes a look at the trials and tribulations of sidekick in training “Squire” and his adventures after accidentily time traveling and having to face the consequences of what his actions have unraveled.

Local Heroes is a sold bit of indy comic writing. Like I said before, dealing with time travel can be tricky but Keith Quinn handles it well. Throughout Local Heroes, Quinn adeptly layers story lines, building to a greater conclusion without committing the cardinal sin of not answering the questions raised in previous strips. He also does a great job of creating interesting characters marked in the tradition of classic super heroes yet still allows them to have a fresh new spin. The lead character “Squire” is a refreshing take on the classic boy wonder. He has been raised in the shadows of super heroes, growing up at Heroes Incorporated and training with UNION, but he still struggles to find an identity among the heroes that have surrounded him over the years. It’s not easy growing up and to have that portrayed in a comic character is not something you see every day.

The art is also very good. The cover is color, the interior in black and white but don’t let the b&w scare you away. The characters are well drawn and consistent throughout and the backgrounds are detailed, always giving you a good sense of where the comic is taking place.

The only real complaint I would have have regarding this comic is the amount of dialogue that often takes place. At times it can become quite “talky” leading to frames that are a bit cluttered with all the speech balloons. It’s understandable considering the amount of information that was required to get a handle on what was going on, but condensing a bit of dialogue here and there may go a long way in streamlining the flow of the comic and keeping the interest level up.

Overall a very good comic especially considering it is a collection of weekly strips. It could easily have become disjointed since it is a collection but they all play together nicely and come together to tell an interesting story. It’s certainly worth taking the time to check out and supporting a local artist who is putting out quality work.

Local Heroes: About Time is a collection of

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Monday Artist of the Day: Brad West

Posted on 28 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Brad West is an Austin based costume/clothing designer specializing in comic book, sci-fi and fantasy wear for conventions, parties and themed events. The costumes they create as well as wear to comic events and conventions are some of the most well designed and creative work you will see. You can always pick them out of a crowd because there is usually a large group of people surrounding the asking for pictures or to find out where they got their costumes. For more info on Brad West visit www.outrageousoutfits.com and order your outfit for comic-con today and enjoy the interview below…

Bio via his companies facebook.

We are an Austin TX based costume/clothing designer specializing in comic book, sci-fi and fantasy wear for conventions, parties and themed events. Doing our part to keep Austin weird. We have a skilled network of tailors, prop makers and fabrication artist proficient in a wide range of costume component development. What ever you can imagine we can create.

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Friday Artist of the Day: Paul Maybury

Posted on 25 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Paul is an Austin based artist and writer whose work has been featured by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, Ubisoft, Metro, Image, Criterion and Mirage Studios. You can find his work in book stores everywhere or for more info visit paulmaybury.com. You can also read his original webcomic Party Bear for free here. So make sure you check out his stuff and support artist who are out there doing good work. I’d recommend Strange Tales #2: Little Lies. Classic art style, good stories, Definitly worth checking out…

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Wednesday Artist of the Day: Keith Quinn

Posted on 23 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Keith Quinn is a comic artist and writer who produces the book “Local Heroes”. You can find out more info on Keith and his comic at www.localheroes.us. So check out his site, buy his books, and enjoy the interview below we recently did with Keith.

From his site…

About Keith: Keith Quinn is the creator of the Local Heroes comic strip (writing, drawing, lettering), logos, and web site. Keith was also the co-creator of A Girl and Her Wookiee, a bi-weekly comic strip that ran from June 4, 2001 through December 24, 2002 at SWG Stratics. If you’d like to see more of his work, check out his online portfolio.

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Monday Artist Of The Day: Seth Caplan

Posted on 21 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.
Today’s artist of the day is writer and producer Seth Caplan. Seth has produced a ton of movies including “Teenage Dirtbag”, “Flatland”, and the upcoming “You, Me and the Circus”. Enjoy our interview where we discuss the recently released graphic novel “Throne of Secrets” as well as tons of other upcoming projects and check out his bio below.

Seth Caplan is a Chicago born award-winning filmmaker who has worked for production companies in New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam. Seth co-founded Enspire Learning, where he produced e-learning courses for Harvard Business School and the Department of Education. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. from the American Film Institute. Caplan’s thesis film “Duncan Removed” was honored with a student Emmy and was nominated for a Student Academy Award. His next project, “FLATLAND: THE MOVIE,” is an animated film featuring the voices of Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, and Tony Hale.

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Thursday Artist Of The Day: Monica Gallagher

Posted on 17 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Monica Gallagher is a talented comic writer and artist that just happens to be a super nice lady. She also makes awesome horror heroine portraits. You can check out her work and find more info about her at www.eatyourlipstick.com.
See her super long bio from her website below the interview we did with her at Staple…

Monica Gallagher is a graphic designer during the daylight hours and a comicker at night. While an animation major in college, Monica first tiptoed onto the comics scene with her webcomic Gods & Undergrads, following the awkward adventures of a girl transitioning into college life while simultaneously discovering her connection to Greek gods. Once her eyes had been opened to the online comics scene, Monica couldn’t help herself and continued to produce more work.

A short stint in amateur modeling led Monica to create both an autobiographical story dealing with her struggles with self-esteem (titled Boobage) and a fictional series dealing with a professional model who works part-time as an assassin (titled Lipstick & Malice). In 2010, she chronicled her experiences modeling in her autobio When I Was A Mall Model. Luckily, Monica emerged from modeling with both her boobs and her criminal record intact. She then discovered something else to become obsessed with and inspired by — Roller Derby. Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five is the result of her inspiration — a weekly webcomic that combines the superhero side of being a rollergirl with the Clark Kent side of working a day job. Monica just completed her first season as a member of the Junkyard Dolls, one of the four teams of lovely ladies of the Charm City Roller Girls. Sadly, she’s currently on a break from derby at the moment due to time constraints, but you better believe she’s still out there skating!

Recently, Monica contributed to Oni Press’s Roller Derby Anthology JAM! Tales from the World of Roller Derby which was released on June 23, 2010. She is currently working on illustrating a full-length graphic novel for Oni.

Monica continues to create short stories, contribute to anthologies, and tackle illustration work from her home in Baltimore, where she lives with her boyfriend and their dueling cats. Check out her blog for the latest dirt – you never know where she’ll pop up next!

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Tuesday Artist Of The Day: Space Gun Studios

Posted on 15 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Today’s artist of the day is Space Gun Studios. Space Gun Studio is a Dallas based creative arts studio looking to build a diverse range of creative offerings in both interactive media and print. You can find their work at space-gun.com

From their facebook page…

Space-Gun is a creative arts studio based out of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Studio members consist of Jake Ekiss, Vinh-Luan Luu, Paul Milligan and Matthew Warlick. Though we have a diverse range of creative offerings in both interactive media and print, our main focus lies with comic books.

Here at Space-Gun Studios, we eat, sleep, and breathe comics. With an expanding library under our creative belts, we set out everyday to create a diverse range of titles and concepts from our own creative impulses and experiences. We use various social medias to promote our books and are looking forward into the digital frontier of development, promotion, and distribution.

While Space-Gun’s primary goal is the creation of new creative properties, we also provide our artistic services on a contract basis. All told the studio boasts more than ten years of cumulative experience in multimedia/print design, illustration, copywriting, and sequential storytelling (comics). Space-Gun aims to be a haven of cool art, wicked ideas, slick design and phat rhymes.



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Monday Artist of the Day:Austin Rogers

Posted on 14 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to

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Hobo With A Shotgun the game coming to your Iphone…

Posted on 11 March 2011 by TH3 No08

This from Wired

All you Hobo fans waiting breathlessly for the movie to hit theatres are about to get a little taste of whats to come. Hobo With A Shotgun the game is coming to Ipad, Iphone, and Ipad touch. Debuting in all it’s 8 bit glory, theHobo With a Shotgun game resulted from a partnership of Eisener, indie gamemakers Perfect Dork Studios and Powerhouse Animation Studios, and Mondo

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Friday Artist Of The Day: Yehudi Mercado

Posted on 11 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work. Up today is Yehudi Mercado.

Yehudi is an award winning animator, writer and director. He began his non pizza delivery driver career in the video game industry where he was recognized as one of the

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The Noob News Artist Of The Day: Kennon James

Posted on 08 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work. Up first is Kennon James. You can find some of his work at mohagencomic.com andwww.kennonjames.blogspot.com. Check back tomorrow for the next featured artist…

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App Junkie Knows More Than You!

Posted on 02 February 2011 by @brihannajoi

Qrank for iPhone
By: Ricochet Labs
Price: FREE!

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