Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bild and Bubbla Magazine

Not too sure what type of magazine this is. My assumptions are that it could have been a general periodical from the Netherlands about the arts and this issue dated 1988 had an article on Don Martin.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don Martin calendars

Back in 1979 I was thrilled to see that MAD was finally coming out with an all Don Martin calendar. I already had a taste of some great vibrant pages of Don's work in both the 1977 & 1978 calendars so I couldn't wait to see an all Don Martin all color calendar. Well it was all Don Martin -yeahhh!!! But it wasn't in color - Boooo!!!
1979 marked the 1st year that the calendars started being printed in black and white until a couple were released in color in the '90's.
Well Don Martin fans should definitely get their hands on these two released in 1990 & 1988. Incidentally these came out while Don was doing work for CRACKED and blk & wht 2 pagers of the art from the calendars were included within the magazine's pages.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tom Feister to attend JOElanta 2011

Another talented addition to the guest list at JOElanta 2011 is Tom Feister who's worked for DC Direct, Cartoon Network, Marvel Comics and Darkhorse just to name a few. Among the many publications his art has appeared in is Gi Joe, Iron Man and The Avengers comics.

Larry Hama to attend JOElanta 2011

JOElanta is proud to announce that Larry Hama, who has been a prolific force in the comic book field for quite some time now will by our special guest at next year's show. Larry was a Marvel editor and writer for Gi Joe A Real American Hero and has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth man, The Ultimate Ninja and Elektra. He also created the character Bucky O'Hare which was developed into a comic book, toy line and TV show.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Vintage plastic still has that Adventuring spirit!

Who said Action Man didn't have as many adventures as GI Joe? This adventurer seems to have gotten more than his fair share on his way to Safari Base 11. This is actually my only surviving Action Man that I got back in '71 or '72. As you can see he has some play wear and a little blood added for realism courtesy of my bro who is 9 yrs younger than I and inherited my toys for a while until I snatched them all back!!!!
The bugs, if you haven't already guessed it are molted cicada skins that my daughter Sierra and I pulled off half a dozen trees in our yard. I got the idea from a real creepy show on the Discovery channel last year that was shot as if it were filmed by someone with a video camera who was able to film some outlandish creatures before they met their demise. One episode had a guy being bitten by a Komodo Dragon and then as the poison set in he became weaker and weaker until he was tracked down and eaten by the huge lizard. The one that inspired the photo shoot involved these huge centipedes that where like 3-4 feet long and how they killed a whole bunch of soldiers on some island in South America before some of them crawled onto a boat floating to who knows where? Could be your neck of the woods......

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Meet Parker Blackfoot

Introducing the latest addition to the ever popular Johnny West line of BEST OF THE WEST characters - Parker Blackfoot. Said to have Norwegian heritage, this "handsome" fellow was raised by his mother in her tribe of Waco Indians after his father perished in an unfortunate prune eating contest.
Our self described hero is seen here tracking Wild Turkey. We were under the assumption that he was referring to the bird but were later proved wrong once he awoke behind bars in Sheriff Garrett's jail cell after an all night drinking binge with his good friend Crazy Legs McPherson.
Always the colorful character, you be the judge of his play value....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Announcing Radio Cult to play at JOELANTA 2011

The JOElanta team is thrilled to announce that the world renowned band Radio Cult will be performing on Sat night March 19th at next years 11th annual JOElanta Action Figure and General Toy Show. Radio Cult are explosive on stage taking the audience through memorable performances of all your favorite tunes from 70's-today. I've seen them perform and I'm psyched! Are you ready to ROCK!!!!!
For more info on the band go to