Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dallas Museum of Art Screening

We had a great screening today at the Dallas Museum of Art. Afterward we had a discussion with what I consider to be my own personal "Justice League" of comic book commentators:

(from left to right) Scott Hinze (host of Fanboy Radio), James O'Barr (creator, The Crow), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo), comic book historian Weldon Adams, Todd Kent (me) director of Comic Book Literacy, Ethan Nahté (writer/filmmaker), James Disco (Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan) and Ben Dunn (Ninja High School)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Magic Rocks with The Thing

There's nothing like a wholesome, educational activity to help slow down the inevitable onset of insanity that comes from being snowed in for over a week. And since I don't have "Vincent Price's Egg Magic" handy we'll go with the other old standby: Magic Rocks!

Since our usual geologist is unavailable we'll need the help of another rock expert. And who is more intimately familiar with colorful rocks than our old pal The Thing from the Fantastic Four?

So first we're going to remove the contents of the package which include our tiny little display tank, small bag of colorful rocks and a big ol' bag of eye irritating "magic solution."

We mix the solution (I totally got a ton of it in my eye) with water and you know what comes next:

And like any super fun activity, there is plenty of waiting...

Over an hour later:

And another hour (actually a little over an hour):

Over two hours later:

2 - 3 hours later:

Over twelve hours (What? I got sleepy) later:

So what did we learn here? Anyone?

Well, at the very least I don't think you're supposed to put the little rocks so close to the front of the display tank or you'll get the big ugly wall of "magic" that we see on the left side of the tank. Like most scientific experiments we learned more from failure than success.

Other than that...I don't know. Feel free to give it a try yourself though:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Austin Screening

We'll be screening Saturday March 5th at 4:00 at the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo in Austin, TX.

Immediately after the screening there will be a Q&A session with myself and James O'Barr (The Crow) who appears in the film.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Time to head to the Watchtower Kitchen!

While tooling around the interwebs one day I stumbled across this recipe for Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. I'm not sure why it struck such a cord with me but since I had both free time and excessive nervous energy (probably due to a few upcoming local screenings of the film), I felt like I had to make them happen.

If you'd like to play along at home, you don't necessarily have to use the recipe from above and you don't have to use Star Trek Oreos but of course it would be better if you did.

The quick version of the recipe: Just completely envelope your Oreos with your cookie dough:

When I baked mine they came out with a "fried egg" look but that was okay because...

Check it out! The greatest kind of food: something stuffed with something else!

So I give the recipe a thumbs up but I realize there are some Oreo purists that would find this kind of thing sacrilegious: