I wish that this could be a much longer post but I’m up against an extremely tight deadline for the ‘Blueberry Girl’ book. It seems that if I don’t turn in all the finished paintings by the 15th of this month then the release date will be moved to Spring of 2010. Yikes! That bit of information has added glowing wings to my hands and untold hours at the drawing board.
Anyway I wanted to thank everyone who came by my booth at the recent San Diego Comic Con and helped to make it such a successful event for me.
And very soon I’ll need to ask your help in saving my ‘Fairy Princess’ sculpture, but more on that later.
The Thursday night screening of Stardust ended in a standing ovation and then the premier in LA on Sunday night was a surreal event (at least for me). Here’s a shot of Neil and I. At the last moment I discovered that I didn’t have any button studs for my tux shirt or we would both be dressed to the nines.
Two days after arriving back home I hosted four additional screenings of the movie at the local Abingdon Cinemall. This event was produced through the good graces of the folks at Paramount, Steve Weston, who own the independent cinema and three very important regional, non-profit organizations: Appalachian Sustainable Development, The Washington County Library and the William King Regional Art Center. A good time was had by all.
I also want to encourage everyone to go and see the Stardust film, this Friday if you can. Take your friends and your friend’s friends. The more bodies that pack the theaters the better for all concerned. Its a really fun ride with lovely acting, a smart script that features equal elements of humor, romance, horror and adventure and some of the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen.