It's no secret that I love vintage items from the 50's and 60's, so when a 1954 Motorola television popped up on Craigslist, I pounced on it, not knowing what I would actually do with it. The TV did not work and there was no way I would ever feel safe leaving the thing plugged in for an extended period of time. After almost a year of having to work around this immobile behemoth … [Read more...] about How I repurposed a vintage TV console into a functional cabinet
TV & Movies
Mondo is releasing this awesome new Night of the Living Dead poster by Gary Pullin sometime today. It's been a while since I have been really excited about a poster release, but this one is sooo good -- and it even glows in the dark! Unfortunately, this poster will be a limited release and not a timed release like Mondo has been doing for some of the more popular movies, so it … [Read more...] about Night of the Living Dead poster by Gary Pullin
I have NO IDEA what I just watched but it was pretty cool. I fired up Netflix and watched Gantz:O only because I saw Dex from AEIOU and Sometimes Why had given it a positive review. The movie plays like a video game on a Japanese acid trip, with some seriously freaky monsters. I'm not going to try to describe the plot because I'm still trying to figure it out -- you will … [Read more...] about Gantz:O — Some serious eye candy
If you know me, you know I'm pretty excited about the fact that we're getting a new King Kong movie. This one is especially exciting because it strays from the traditional New York storyline, and takes place on Kong's home turf, Skull Island. The posters that have been released so far have been pretty amazing... This Japanese poster was just released, and is one the … [Read more...] about All hail the king! Kong Skull Island posters
There have been a lot of shows for collectors, some good, some not so much. The latest offering is from Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Pop Culture Quest just released its first episode and it is FANTASTIC! This is exactly the kind of show I have been waiting for -- a show by passionate collectors talking about pop culture collectibles -- there is no pandering here, or … [Read more...] about This is the show you’ve been looking for: Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest
The Original Promotional Movie Poster Painting for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial sold for $394,000 at Heritage Auctions. The art was produced by esteemed movie poster artist John Alvin, who used his daughter's hand as a model and taking inspiration from Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. This iconic painting was used on the initial release poster in 1982, and has been used to … [Read more...] about Original E.T. movie poster art sells for $394,000!
There's no question that the market for movie art posters has grown to monumental proportions, and Mondo, the granddaddy of them all, is still going strong. With weekly releases, there are plenty of gems in the mix (and some huge misses). I thought it would be fun to go through the Mondo poster archive and choose my top ten favorite posters that have come out of Austin over the … [Read more...] about Top 10 Mondo movie posters
During a visit to a used bookstore recently, I stumbled across a copy of Mark Kistler's Draw Squad and a flood of long lost memories came bursting to the surface. If you're like me, when you were a kid, Mark Kistler was the Man. I couldn't wait to get sick so I could stay home from school and watch his show, The Secret City. A quick Google search revealed that Mark Kistler is … [Read more...] about Draw, draw, draw. Practice every day.