Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Toyfair Pics

More pics of Secret Saturdays toys (from Toyfair) by the wonderful folks over at Cryptid Saturdays...

De Monsters

These short films featuring cute monsters interacting with real people in real settings are pretty awesome. The animators at Volstock Telefunken work on all sorts of other cool commercial animations in a variety of styles, too. Enjoy!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Nothing going on as far as I know in regards to my old cartoon show Tutenstein. The Discovery Network is in the midst of a major rebranding, and there's no way to predict where the Tutenstein cartoon will fit into the mix. In the meantime, here's a German site with a huge slew of images for those of you who liked the little Mummy Boy.

Beating Hearts

Seems like a good time to point out to all you broken-hearted creeps like me that St. Valentine wasn't only the Patron Saint of love, but also of bee keepers, epilepsy, fainting, and plague. I plan to celebrate St. Valentine's day tomorrow by eating honey until I pass out. Since tomorrow is also about the mating of birds... a la Chaucer's lines, "For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day, Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate."... I also recommend a viewing of Hitchcock's The Birds. Bah Humbug.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Saturdays Action Figures!!!

A nice photo gallery of Mattel's Secret Saturdays toys on display at the NY Comic Con. I notice some broken bits and paint errors on a few of these promo models... but the firesword looks perfect! More toys to come soon, including large figs of the main cast and the Cryptipedia. Thanks to Dex and Actionfigure.com!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lux Interior R.I.P.

The news appears to be true that Lux Interior, lead singer for The Cramps, has died. He was a truly 'cute creep', and I've been a huge fan for decades. When I was a rotten punk of a teenager my band The Stiffs were trying hard to bottle some of that amazing Cramps magic, but we should've known that nobody could touch the Cramps. Lux rocked it long and hard.