January 2021

Inking Gil Kane’s Green Lantern

This is a bit of a reblog from when I first did this inking, back in 2018. (Legacy blog content; not currently online!) I was pleased with how it came out, but this time I thought I’d add the other versions for comparison. My source for Gil’s pencils was Kevin Nowlan’s blog (this post specifically). I really like Kevin’s work but I wanted to try my own spin—which I think came out somewhere between Gil himself and Ralph Reese.

Anyhow, more recently, I found a version actually inked by Gil, too! So that’s an extra interest factor—there are four versions of this piece to look at here! Lemme know what you think!! 🙂

In order: Gil Kane’s pencils; Gil Kane’s own inks; Kevin Nowlan’s inks; my inks.

Green Lantern Gallery cover pencils

Green Lantern Gallery cover GK inks

Green Lantern Gallery cover inks

Gil Kane's Green Lantern Inked by Me

2020 Viewing

I may write in more detail about some of the stuff I watched last year—undecided. But meanwhile, here’s a list of all the vintage episodic TV digested during those long 2020 months of deadly viruses and government scum placing everyone under house arrest.

(And, of course, there is much vintage episodic TV being digested during the unfolding long 2021 months of deadly viruses and government scum placing everyone under house arrest… but more on that later.)

2020 complete viewings…

Hawaii Five-O seasons 1-12 (DVD)
The Twilight Zone seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray)
Night Gallery seasons 1-3 (DVD)
The Outer Limits seasons 1-2 (DVD)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents seasons 1-4 (DVD)
Peaky Blinders series 3 (Blu-ray) (token non-vintage item!)
The Abbott & Costello Show seasons 1-2 (download)
Adventures of Superman seasons 1-4 (DVD)

And much less completely…

Dragnet various 1950s episodes (DVD)
Doctor Who various Hartnell & McCoy episodes (DVD)
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans season 1 various episodes (DVD)

Quite a few films were viewed too, but perhaps most notably, the original James Bond films from Dr No through to Live and Let Die, on Blu-ray. Sadly, the great one, Sean Connery, passed away halfway through this… he had a good innings, but he’ll be missed (and had been missed from the screens since 2003).

More ramblings & viewing lists soon! (Maybe.)

2021

It’s been a while. After a flurry of activity on here back in August, following a blog reboot that I thought might spark my mind a bit, it kinda went dead. I’ve had that sort of on-off relationship with blogging for a long time, especially since social media started consuming everything like a hyperactive malignancy. The Internet—which IMO has always been a questionable means of communication—has really taken a dark turn in the last decade… whatever fun was once to be had (frankly, not a lot), it’s pretty much gone.

It remains a useful tool in some ways, but the more the Powers-That-Be try to push us into an all-digital existence, the less and less I want to depend on it. Simply put, it’s gotten to be too much. It has not made a healthy impression on people or society. Quite the opposite. The impact is disheartening.

And then, of course, there’s the endless, ubiquitous COVID rubbish. Whatever the nature of the sickness, it can’t be doubted by anyone who chooses to use their brain that it’s provided a number of people with a means to grab more power and influence. Individuals such as Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab—these are truly horrible people. I couldn’t possibly hold them in lower regard. So I haven’t been feeling good about any of this. Has anyone? But I don’t want to talk about it very much. It gets politicised in ways that I find asinine and depressing. Believe me, I have no use whatsoever for mainstream political notions at this point. It’s laughable and meaningless.

I do wonder how history will record all of this—assuming history as we know it survives at all.

Still. I’ve done a spring-clean and a bit of a redesign. So maybe I’ll try to write on here a bit more again. I need to revamp the Portfolio content soon. It could be more effectively presented. Overall, I think the new look is more ‘modern’ (even if the concept growingly makes me shudder).

Question: should I make the ‘legacy’ blog content available again?! I do have about 20 years of on-off blog content now, but have kept much of it offline in recent years. I don’t know. There’s a lot of rubbish in there—but it’s also two decades of my life, for better or worse. I’m thinking it over.

See ya soon! Probably!