Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bill Plympton and Julia Ann on Their Upcoming Issue of Penthouse at NYCC 2014

All photography and video shot & edited by BAS Photography & Design

Two legends have teamed up for an upcoming issue of Penthouse magazine: artist, animator, graphic designer, and filmmaker Bill Plympton and gorgeous MILF porn star Julia Ann. I got talk to both of them about this exciting and innovative project at New York Comic Con on Sat. Oct. 11, 2014. 

This is the free poster that they were signing and handing out at Comic Con to promote the issue.
Both were so friendly and professional, and as such were a complete pleasure to conduct this interview with!

Friday, October 24, 2014

NYCC 2014- Sat Pt. 1


Saturday is always the biggest, busiest, and most packed day at NYCC. Being that this was THE most packed Comic Con, yet, that dear readers and friends, says a lot about just how many people there were in Javits Center! As such, I am once again breaking coverage of it into two parts. As the picture above, of an awesome Harley Quinn that managed to stick out in a sea of Harleys, represents there was a ton of cosplay to be enjoyed. And, as one would imagine on a Sat, the amount of it was enormous.  Here the first half of some of my favorites that I saw on that day:
OMFG how AWESOME (yes, I used that word on purpose, if you saw the highly enjoyable Lego Movie, you will get it) is this Lego Batman?! It's easily in my top 10 best cosplay of the con.
Another one in my top ten has to be this Agt. Smith and Trinity of The Matrix. Tell me that they do not look perfect!!
OK, so I say this a lot, but I really do LOVE Game of Thrones cosplay, especially when done by hotties!
Snake Plisken was a genuine badass cosplay! The dude is also a big Carpenter fan, as he has a Michael Myers tat. He also liked the Halloween baseball tee that I was wearing.
 Deadpool is headless thanks to a Sub-Zero!
I gotta say the Mortal Kombat group cosplay was pretty badass and lent itself to cool pics and poses.

 Apparently there is some crossover with Sailor Moon that I wasn't informed of! Or I am guessing neither were any of you! Just kidding!
 More Game of Thrones! Yay!!!
 Uhm, wow. Just wow!!
 Sexy Rocket Racoon!
This is a really badass Agent Venom, a character I have become a fan of thanks to the current The Thunderbolts comic. I know he's no longer on that team, but you get my drift. I love that Spidey was walking right passed him, BTW.
 I choose you sexy Polyvore!
It is a known fact that Deadpool gets all the hotties.

Now, hows about we hit some booths? After all, I spent a good portion of my time at them.
 What do you think I was telling ET, here?

Usually around this time of year the last thing I wanna do is think about Christmas, or the holidays in general. I mean it's Oct, for crissakes, so it should be Halloween, only, please! But, even I have to admit the Xmas ornaments and decorations that were on display at the Kurt S. Adler booth were freaking epic! There are so many awesome franchises like The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc that they do. I would LOVE to have a bunch of these in my house at the holidays. And, who knows maybe one of these days, I will!

 I think the Star Wars nutcrackers are some of the coolest things that I have ever seen!
Game of Thrones! Do you think that if I have this in my house one of the hotties doing GoT cosplay will come over?
 Of course, there has to be Hello Kitty stuff!
 THIS is the way a Christmas tree should look like!

There was a booth that promoted the Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 game that came out on the 14th of this month from Bandai Namco. As such this adorable little mascot was there! It's Inky! This guy was just too freakin cute! He bobbled up and down and bought much joy and smiles to the con!

This is the beautiful Farrah of Tread Water. My God is she gorgeous or what?! Those eyes!! Those lips! *swoon*

As I said in the earlier post, that would do, I went back to the Troma booth to get my blu-ray of Return to Nuke Em High Vol. 1 signed by Catherine Corcoran and Asta Paredes. At the moment I got there only Asta was there. I would end up getting Catherine to sign it, a little later in the day. But, more on that in part two! But, as a bonus I got to meet Mark Quinette who played Michelangelo, AKA the Cretin who keeps saying "Oh snap!" in the movie. He's a really cool and friendly dude in person.

NYCC 2014- Fri, Pt. 2

NYCC 2014- Friday, Pt. 1

NYCC 2014- Thurs 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Doro 30th Anniversary Show NYC 10/20/14

This past Thurs, I got to attend the 30th Anniversary concert of the metal queen Doro Pesch at Gramercy Theatre. I won tickets for it just a few days before via the site. This would actually be my second time seeing her perform, and the fact that it was an anniversary show chock full of special guests had me really pumped to see one of my personal favorite metal musicians, ever!

The first act I actually got to see was the last band to perform right before the queen and her band would rock the fucking house, and it was Flames of Fury. They are a New York City female-fronted, old-school metal group. I actually saw them last year, when they opened up for Doro and Sister Sin at B.B. Kings. They are a really kick ass band, with a lively and beautiful front-woman in the sexy form for of Angelica Vargas. The really embody what heavy metal music is, and their love for this type of music is really evident and true from their hearts. They put on a great show and were an awesome warm-up for Doro.

But, then it was time for the reason that we were all there, metal's one true queen: Doro!! I been Doro (and of her former band Warlock) for ages. It's amazing to think that not only is she still rocking hard for thirty fucking years, but that she still does so well! She's still beautiful and stays in great shape. But, most importantly still carries and flies the flag for metal music loud and proud.

And, the fact of the matter is that she still puts on one hell of show. She's an amazing front-woman with one hell of voice and a ton of energy. She is also very humble and sweet and has real love for her fans, and, we, in turn, adore her right back. Backed by her talented and ass-kicking band, many of whom have been with her for many years, they rank as one of the best live old-school bands, around.

At this show, it being an anniversary celebration, the band played for two hours plus!! They played many classics from both her Warlock era material and her solo stuff, like "True as Steel, "Fight for Rock", "Unholy Love", "Fur Immer", as well as modern rockers like the blistering "Revenge". As a celebration for all these years rocking us hard, many other musicians joined her onstage, including Bobby Blitz of Overkill. She also played two kick ass covers, her AMAZING version of Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law" and Dio's "Egypt (The Chains Are On)", with she dedicated to the late/ great Ronnie James Dio and closed off this killer show off with. I had an amazing time, as one would have at a Doro show. But, most of all I was happy to be at this very special show. Here is to 30 more years of great music from our metal queen!! All hail, Doro Pesch!!

 Bobby Blitz of fucking Overkill!!!!!
 Drum solo time!

 Guests galore join the queen to play a kick rendition of the Warlock classic "All We Are".