Friday, September 30, 2011

The Trevor treasure chest...opening soon.

Anyone who has ever read Neil's blog owes a small token of gratitude to Mister Trevor Valle.
Trevor is the one who, years ago, bought the domain and held it for Neil until which time he was ready to take it over.
For decades, Trevor has accumulated other Neil-related treasures, and here he is telling you why he is now in a position that he has to sell some of them off.
In the next week, I will be posting many of them for Trevor, over on ebay, things that just can't be found anymore, things that a real value can't be hung upon. Neil may even add to some of the descriptions, (if he has the time!) because some of these things even I have never seen....

meanwhile, I am putting the SuperCabal tees on sale for October! taking ten bucks right off the top for this handsome 100% cotton tee. I have girly sizes and all unisex sizes available--
here's Trevor modelling one (and holding a vintage silkscreened print from the Neil/CBLDF Last Angel tour ---yes, this is one of the treasures to come!)

Trev & last angel print

so...Help Trevor out, be generous and know that these artifacts he's unearthing will not see the light of day again any time soon. I put up a donation button as well, that will go straight into Trevor's paypal account, if you just want to help him out. Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Robot carnival ride: REAL STEEL

The REAL STEEL screening was packed, we were almost shut out. But! we prevailed and were sent in to our seats with our free popcorn (oh meow!) just before the film started.

Basing on the Richard Matheson story, "Steel", director Shawn Levy uses gorgeous driving scenes to drop us into a near future with hints of things to come, (fantastic holographic phones) but also a recent, very relatable past of glitter-dust carnivals and junk yard fights.
I was in the movie from the first Ferris wheel shot.
Hugh Jackman, that terrifically crusty Wolverine, showed us who we are meant to believe he is right away, tripping over his empty Bud bottles in his robot-like transport vehicle, trying to charge the local kids for photos with his 'bot.

This film is not just boxing robots (Noisy Boy, may be the best robot name ever)-- it's got a wildly beating heart. I do hope that the marketing campaign of big shiny metal objects pummeling eachother doesn't mask the true father & son relationship story. Even if it does, it will be a word-of-mouth sleeper hit.

Dakota Goyo as Max is a show stopper, as a rule I am pained (often extremely pained) by child actors, I really believed this young actor. He won me over, the cliff scene is better than it had to be...and yes, i want more robot dancing please.

Karl Yune (younger brother of Rick, a damn good-looking family) was perfectly cast as hardball/high roller Tak Mashido. The Kardashianesque Russian Barbie doll was a bold move, as well... and who was that Will Smith look-alike, he stole all his scenes...
I never did get around to watching Lost, but was charmed by E. Lilly, who did a fine job with her mostly thankless role of girl-on-standby.

The Danny Elfman soundtrack (Eminem! BBoys! Foos!) brings it home, people all around me were tearing up (including my 6'6" hulk of a tough-guy husband)...and at the end, cheers rang wide throughout the packed house.

I bought it all, and it did what I want my movies to do for me, yank me out of my daily reality and put me somewhere else for two hours...somewhere else better.
Bravo Mr. Murphy & Mlle. Susan Montford, you got a contender!
film comes out October 7th...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

two tours and a Neil visit...

September, you mad, mad month,
I have been running to stand still.
Did the Kills tour,
it was a mini-run, up and down the west coast.
...much like what Neil and AFP are about to do come Halloween time, check out their Kickstarter project HERE.

Straight from that tour, i flew east to do the big metal show at Yankee Stadium...I posted photos over at FurryTiger road blog...

the day after I flew back from New York, Neil arrived for a whirlwind LA trip.
He had wall-to-wall meetings, all very exciting things in the future of our author.

Pop Tart Gallery had a showing of Allan Amato's beautiful Illuminate series, shining a light on the true nature of Parkinson's.


Neil, Kevin Smith, Fairuza Balk, Terry Gilliam, Grant Morrison and more, all giving their time to this worthy cause.
Find out more here.



Neil takes a moment to sign Allan's gorgeous giclee print of the American Gods book jacket author shot.

I have only 25 of these available, and that is it, signed by both Neil and Allan. Fine art available for a very reasonable price....

Get yours here.

Neil took me to a sushi bar that had the best sign outside...


we had a breakfast with Trevor, Trevor who has long been in the Sandman universe, and who has recently hit some troubled times. I know he will weather the course, but he is going to be selling some of his most amazing treasure trove of Neil historical memorabilia...stay tuned for more info on that...his homework is to photograph and archive what he has.


we parked under the big Kermit, see Ghosty looking so very sweet and little.

I just got a new shipment of print tubes, which miss Selina Kyle oversees...


meanwhile...I feel Halloween in the air...

this new sticker will come with any Neverwear purchase until Halloween...


now we are off to a press screening of the new Hugh Jackman fighting robot film REAL STEEL...thank you, mister Murphy!