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Save it for Comic Con – Robot’s Root 12 June 2018

This Spider-Verse movie may be the best comic-related anything ever, film specific. I’m astonished at how good it FEELS. Also, i’m in it for the cop dad.

 

  • Doctor Doom looks less likely, meaning even more likely a wholesale transition to Marvel’s stable.
  • For this guy, the Hit-Girl and related properties have lost their luster, but Millar and Vaughn have plans for more. Meanwhile, there’s another Kingsman movie in the works (I’m OK with it I suppose) and a turn of last century prequel (that’s what caught my eye, obviously)…
  • How about a GoT prequel set millennia earlier? You got it. Add it to the flaming pile…
  • I’ve got a fever, and the only cure is more Predators in my Predator. I guess.
  • Geoff Johns is out, but is he down? He’s still writing Green Lantern Corps, and now rumor has it Jim lee is stepping up to try and right the DCEU ship.
  • Kidding looks A M A Z I N G.
  • Bad Times at the What i TOLE!
  • Here’s a summary of all the supposed DCEU films in development. It’s stir crazy.
  • I admit I kind of want to draw all these heroes killed in Incredibles 1… or already dead… or what have you. Capes, bots, etc.
  • A well-reasoned and thoughtful consideration to the question: Is is disrespectful to drive around a dead Autobot as a car?
  • Tran leaving social media was probably good for her mental health, but sucks for all of us. She was an awesome celeb to follow, and really loved Star Wars fandom, the same crew that ate her alive and then complained about the taste.
  • I don’t know why, but I like when supers costumes are damaged or modified, as if purpose built and then evolved as circumstances change. Like Captain America’s main suit transitioning to a ‘covert ops’ version, in turn basically debadged and worn down by the time Infinity War happens. Or, as we see in this pic of Janet Van Dyne, layered.
  • So stoked on the new Hellboy film. Mignola nails it.
  • These games continue to fascinate me, even as I have no time to play them. The societal evolution in the worlds and the mechanics that allow for it is good reading.
  • I haven’t even CRACKED Star Wars: Battlefront 2 yet, but the Han Solo packs look good.

Thats all for today… still decompressing from SFCC and preparing for Fandemic!

So Many Hubcaps – Robots Root 30 August 2017

 

Mondo is once again killing it. KILLING IT like fantasy San Francisco kills hubcaps, and the consistent quantity thereof…

 

Thus, it’s Robot’s Root!

  • Someone helpfully ran George RR Martin’s work through a neural network, and wrote Winds of Winter for him. It’s A M A Z I N G.
  • Blade of the Immortal excites me. Greatly.
  • Terry Pratchett requested that his unpublished work be destroyed upon his demise. Boy was it.
  • This title cracked me up, and click through and see that they are in fact 100% correct.
  • We haven’t recorded any commentary about Defenders for the podcast just yet, but it shouldn’t be a spoiler for you to see this photo of Misty Knight going forward. I’m pleased with the design resolution.
  • Simon Kinberg “doesn’t want Dark Phoenix to be too intergalactic” according to Total Film… which may or may not be true, but sounds right. Superfans are outraged, but where has Fox shown they could handle a spontaneously revealed sprawling space story? Just because James Gunn pulled it off doesn’t mean we would suddenly have anything that would make ANY sense in the context of the X-Men films…
  • New dark-look Luke looks rad. Buckles and straps have buckles and straps!
  • Supposedly SS2 is delayed until; a production date at least 2 years out, due to ‘schedule conflicts with Will Smith’ which is probably code for ‘we don’t know what we’re doing’ since WB/DC have been looking at multiple concepts for films in this corner of their semi-universe, some believe as a means to have these ideas leaked and see what fan response would be to them and letting the people sort it out.
  • Normally I sort of breeze through these listicles, but there were a few items in this one about Terminator films that interested me. Notably that Arnie gained weight and muscle to return to the exact dims, in T3, as he had 12 years earlier in T2; and that Loken, again in T3, had to lose weight for her role as the weird black metal Terminator NXTVCBDG or whatever it was.
  • Reading up on the post-GoT interwebs in all their sobbery, I was reminded of Dragonlance from my youth… and possibly yours.
  • I’m kind of interested in Johnny Depp’s produced adaptation of The Secret World. It doesn’t hurt that the key art looks like TRDL costuming a little bit.

Thats’ all for today. practice your trick muscle-car management until next time…

Robot-Kraken Podcast E036 – Game of Thrones S07 E05 and E06 Recaps

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Episode 36 – The three-headed dragon of Thom, Kris & Blake dive deep into the icy waters of episodes 5&6!

For show notes, time stamps and more, visit www.robot-kraken.com

ROBOT KRAKEN is a monthly podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

Robot-Kraken Podcast E035 – Game of Thrones E03/E04 Roundup

READY FOR SOME FIRE? I was not. Idaho is burning, with a large wildfire approaching the house, so Thom got together with our guest host Blake to pick up the pieces and assemble a wagon train full of gold, food and talk about the two newest episodes of Game Of Thrones! So sit back, or stand on a horse and listen to their take on episodes 3 and 4 – THE QUEEN’S JUSTICE and THE SPOILS OF WAR!

In these episodes we get Stark reunions, smart moves, war, military maneuvers, sea battles, banking talk, sassy old ladies and no knee-bending! Oh yeah, AND A GIANT DRAGON!

For those of our listeners that are NOT Game of Thrones fans, fear not – our regular massive episodes will still be coming, so you’ll still get your usual installments of geek news, reviews and art talk along with a few con reports and guests stars.

ROBOT KRAKEN is a MONTHLY podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

 

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

I Dreamt Music – Robots Root 5 July 2017

Sure, I posted this header because my man Deckard is demonstrating excellent taste in upholstery. But also, as of tomorrow, we only have to wait a nominal 3, I say 3, months until the new film’s release. That pleases me.

Thus and therefore, Robot’s Root!

  • If you watch Silicon Valley, and you should, one of the best parts is the opening sequence, which features a Sim City style narrative about the setting of the show. It’s changed from season to season (as the tech industry is literally SO volatile that companies come and go from prominence in between seasons) and this 7 minute video does an excellent breakdown, highlighting some cool easter eggs and references.
  • New Mutants: Rosario Dawson is out as Celia Reyes, and Alice Braga is in. I hope this is indicative of Dawson’s ongoing role in the Marvel Netflix universe of shows, as she’s 90% of their value.
  • Best X-Men: Dark Phoenix news thus far: Evan peters is confirmed to return as Quicksilver. It’s really all I need. More important than Jean Grey, in fact. Snap! Meanwhile, the buzz is that Magneto will be (shoehorned) into the Dark Phoenix storyline in a messianic style which means Acolytes and Genosha and everything that has bored me to tears about the X-Men comics of recent decades. So yay.
  • Patty Jenkins is apparently confirmed to direct WW2… which isn’t the foregone conclusion it SHOULD be… so that’s hopefully a true thing. Bonus GIF because Wonder Woman.
  • It’s early yet, but as an unapologetic True Detective fan, hearing that Mahershala Ali could join, and that a third season may still be moving forward are well-received bits of business.
  • What is this even: a six-part western anthology by the Coens… The Ballad of YES IM SOLD TAKE MAH MONEHS.
  • Here’s a relevant but not relevant diversion: new favorite brand-aware graffiti crime spree. I think it might be Torsten.
  • JAWS as viewed in an outdoor pool-based theater? NOPE.
  • I havent watched this yet, because I’m waiting for the new season of Preacher to end first, but when I do, I bet it’ll be spicy.
  • This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. For today! Shoen, a kimono wedding dress line…
  • Nicolas Cage as every character in GoT because of course.
  • Discussion regarding the Spidey suit, and where it moves from practical to CGI, and how rarely it does…

And finally, because it exists: FELT TARDIGRADE.

Storm of Toleyous – Robot’s Root 25 May 2017

A trailer for Game of Thrones seems superfluous at this point: everyone will be watching, unless they won’t, and those who won’t won’t be persuaded to watch. However, my personal resolve to not watch this trailer lasted precisely three brand-aware hours. And here’s a breakdown of details I’m not reading.

 

Lo, Robot’s Root!

  • Wait. WHUT. Barry Pepper forges his own weapons?
  • And there goes Doug Liman for Justlice League Dark…
  • Matt Reeves wants ALL THE VILLAINS. Hoenestly I do think this is the direction the new standalone Batman film should take: trapped in Arkham, with all of your enemies therein, now armed for bear. I’d love to see Joker pitting them all against Batman as he struggles to fight his way out and contain the threat.
  • Black Tom Cassidy could be the main villain in Deadpool2. He’s been cast, at any rate.
  • A Kris Anka illustrated Runaways reboot? I’m interested.
  • Josh Boon describes the New Mutants film as straight-up horror.
  • I know I’m not the only one that first thought (hope springs eternal) that Elizabeth Moss was cast as Typhoid Mary… from DAREDEVIL…
  • These Leibovitz photos of the Last Jedi stuff really fired me up. I love the baroque early 1900s gambling planet business. With space goats! But also Laura Linney has all the color!
  • Everything you wanted picked apart from the latest Homecoming trailer here. And here’s that trailer. But we have a Spanish quiz!
  • Finally, a TMNT pizza cookbook happened.

That’s all for now. Go grab your dragon eggs. It’s only fire.

Rad Metal Robots are Rad – 21 October 2016

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I keep forgetting to post my micro-review of the Disney Elite Edition K-2SO… so here we go: It’s 100% minimum awesome. I’m pleased I went with this one over the Black Series version. True die-cast (all except the hands) make this a weighty, satisfying hold. I don’t think i will be able to tolerate any droid figure ever again that isn’t metal. Love it. Guards the TRDL Groffice Studio.
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In other, far less compelling news, all of this:

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ITEM: You KNOW I love building rudimentary LEGO mechs. I’m always stockpiling specialty bricks I need for joints and what not. I’m always delighted to see new examples on the interwebs. This Overwatch-inspired model is cool because of the cockpit especially.
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ITEM: When I fantasize about buying another moto, it’s generally a cafe racer… but I have to say, Triumph’s new bobber style bike (called, oddly enough, the Bobber) looks SWEET.
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ITEM: Aquaman will be a ‘swashbuckling’ adventure film, a la Raiders, Romancing the Stone, etc. I can get behind that. We need a good solid LINEAR ADVENTURE MOVIE.
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ITEM: Easily build your own Batman anti-Superman helmet cowl! But actually whatever’s the opposite of easy. I’m struck, watching this, by how much the techniques employed are the same I used when painting lead miniatures. Some scratch-build work, base paint, darkwash, dry brush. I mean, it stands to reason, since I was doing all that while training for practical FX work, and the same techniques applied then as they do now. I was just sort of reminded of the distant past. Also, I love that he’s using the same LED technique I used on one of my bikes, though he ganged them together awesomely. He could have solved the discomfort by recessing them in the helmet foam. Anyway, great build video. Thanks Lung.
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ITEM: All of Kate McKinnon’s outtakes from Ghostbusters in one video. The best part is: she isn’t even TRYING. This is just how she thinks.
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ITEM: Lung sent this to me at some inappropriate hour. SCURRED.
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ITEM: This is a good fit: Miguel Sapochnick directing a new Sinbad film… given how amazing his Battle of the Bastards was on GoT…
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ITEM: I’ve been meaning to draw the Iron Giant ever since we watched the film with the kids for the first time last month (well, their first time)… then again, I’ve been meaning to draw, period. This maquette is pretty great.
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ITEM: I know I opined about this prior, but I’m still loving this poster art for Lost World or Lost World II or Lost World 23… whatever it is…

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ITEM: BTS images from SS keep showing scenes or elements I want to see more of, perhaps in the Extended We Swore We Wouldn’t Edition. Like this.

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ITEM: The concept art for Baron Zemo in costumed form, unused in Civil War, is actually pretty feasible. His mask could be a Sakovian special forces standard of some sort, I don’t know, purple for whatever reason. Anyway…

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And with that, lil’ armored Bats and I wish you a fond weekend full of verve and vigor!


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Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep 21 – The White Ravens – GAME OF THRONES Finale Recap

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The New Episode of ROBOT KRAKEN is out!
Episode 21! That means we are old enough to drink that sweet Unofficial Official Sponsor of Robot-Kraken – Kraken Rum! In addition to the Rum, we talk about the season finale of GAME OF THRONES, movie news, planned plundering and more Standard Nerd greatness you have come to expect from us!

Timestamps:

2min – Sucking The Monkey/Accents

9min – Shipyard

28min – NEWS

29min – Walk Of Fame

33min – Agatha Christie

36min – Spider-Man Costume

41min – Star Trek Fan Films

47min – GOT Seasons

53min – Break for Booze

55min – Planned Plundering

56min – Thom – Comics, etc

1:08 – Kris – Kickstarter

1:12 – Runaways Goofiness

1:14 – GAME OF THRONES

2:35 – Closing

 

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

iTunes –http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download –http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

Robot-Kraken Ep 20 – Buried in Bastards (GoT S06 E08-E09)

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The New Episode of ROBOT KRAKEN is out!
Episode 20! We discuss the newest two episodes of season six of GAME OF THRONES – Episodes 8 and 9 in a spoilery fashion! We also discuss beer,Anton Yelchin, new movie trailers, the Justice League rumors, video games and more on this giant sized episode!

‪#‎GameOfThrones‬ ‪#‎Podcast‬ ‪#‎PodernFamily‬

Time stamps:

2 min – sucking the monkey

5 min – clarifications and corrections

14 mins – THE SHIPYARD

26 mins – THE ROOT

27 mins – Anton Yelchin

30 mins – Jack Reacher

35 mins – Keeping Up with Joneseseses

38 mins – Justice League Rumors

45 mins – Westworld

47 mins – Zombie Game

51 mins – Game of Thrones

2hr 22mins – Planned Plundering

2hr 33mins – Closing & Outro

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

iTunes –http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download –http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

Robot-Kraken Ep 17 – White Walker Whirlwind! – GAME OF THRONES Recap/Review S06E05

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Kris and Thom discuss the newest episode of GAME OF THRONES – THE DOOR. We also shed a few tears, bandy about a few theories and talk a bit of nerdy news.

ROBOT KRAKEN is a semi regular podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com

iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – http://bit.ly/RoboDapper

Also, as noted in the podcast above, here’s the Marvel handbook entry on Grandmaster from my youth, for SCIENCE!

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