Posts tagged “barsoom

Lots of Stuffs/ERB collection.

img_3117-1I was over at friends house a few days ago, touring his amazing/insane collection of toys and stuff. Lot’s and lots of toys. I think his goal is to have All The Toys. He has what I’d call ( now that I know ) The Ante Room which is amazing as it is, the Secret Room of Everything truly lives up the name I just made up for it. His collection leans heavily on Marvel Characters, Star Wars and too many other franchises to even start naming. It is truly a thing of wonder. (more…)


Playing with paint and Dejah.

There’s a real difference between my painted ‘realism’ and more my more art take on things. The realism takes a lot lot longer, and it’s like brushing a cat, just when you think you have it all, you’re nowhere near done.guide-to-mega-coverdone1

I’ve always appreciated a more painterly approach, but it’s not something I do easily. Way back I could be pretty blown away by how ‘real’ a painting looked, and in some ways have been straddling that and ‘reality’ ever since. My interest in ‘high realism’ has waned greatly in the digital age. A couple of recent projects unleashed my freak in some unexpected ways. Trying to recapture that and bottle it, making it part of my usable tool kit lead me here. Spending time on a drawing didn’t make sense when I really just wanted to colour. So, since I had a printed version of this beautiful sketch of Dejah Thoris by Iain McCaig I decided to play with that. And that’s why I’m showing it here. I feel that I did what set out to do, set up a workflow that plays to my strengths instead of against them. My thanks to Mr. McCaig for making the experiment so pleasurable and easy. Now back to the drawing board, my own, drawing board 😉   – Jeff 


Thuvia of Mars: the Movie

Thuvia of Mars poster SMAs always, there’s an ongoing debate between the Reboot John Carter and the Sequels Only crowds. I’d love to see Stanton’s Gods and Warlord of Mars movies. Maybe I’d finally get a Woola toy too. I strongly suspect that
the trilogy as whole would stand as a major accomplishment and success as opposed to John Carter on its own. That the shuffling of the pieces that Stanton has shown with John Carter wouldn’t be such an issue with a complete trilogy. Anyways, that’s not happening tomorrow and neither is a reboot, that we know of.

Abraham Sherman, a long time hardcore Barsoomian who has written and excellent ‘Princess of Mars’ screenplay (on spec) has had some things to say about the reboot/sequel thing that is good reading. You should check them out at Back to Barsoom and The John Carter Files.

My toss into the fray, separate of my wanting MORE is to suggest a step to the side with a film adaptation of Thuvia, Maid of Mars. Thuvia stands at the post trilogy point (more…)


Barsoom by Three

20120307-105848.jpgZoinks ! It’s been three years ?! And I’m still all hung up on it… Oh, well, you ( or me anyways ) don’t really stop loving something you love. (more…)


John has a new hair cut.

Other than the new ‘do’ I’m looking forward to a longer story. I’ll still be sticking to getting a trade edition of the series in the long run, but I think I’ll give this one a try.  http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/01/08/enemy-enemy-friend-robert-place-napton-talks-john-carter-special/

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More Carter Comics !

Enough of my bitching about crazily priced books that I can’t have, as someone said once, ” I still live !” And I have new John Carter covers to show you. So far I’m quite impressed with all the covers. The first is my favourite and the rendering on the second is excellent. They all get points for not being porny too ! – Jeff

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Martian League round 2 – updated

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Feb 9/15  The Martian Legion – Jeff let’s it go….. I have a few online conversations and and Bob Zeuschner’s review  to help me along. I no longer have a need to fork out for even the $200.00 edition. If a nice $25-$50 edition ever shows up I’ll get one for sure. Baptists on Barsoom kinda broke that it for me.

This Martian League thing still bothers me this morning. Yea it’s all wrapped around the fact that I want it and that I really can’t justify $200 on it. My wife bought me the Guardians of Galaxy art book for Christmas. It was $56 Canadian, 330 pages full color, a truly excellent movie art book. Yea I know it’s different economics, but you know what I’m thinking.

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My most sincere regrets to The Martian Legion.


Catching up and ‘are we in the future again?’

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I’ve really got some catching up to do, not only here but everywhere. There’s less John Carter of Mars news than there was, other than the new comics. Hopefully that will change again with a reboot or something. Between Christmas, my having my gallbladder removed ( I do not miss it ) more ‘out of the house’ work hours that usual and being creatively busier than usual, I’m floundering I admit. It’s time for some list making or I’m done for. (more…)


White apes and white apes.

I picked up the second of the John Carter comics, it’s one of my favorite John Carter covers ever. I really like the Marvel style logo, overall color, action and the movie style white ape. It also reminded me of Marvel’s issue 2 as well.

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John Carter World of Mars, Barsoom, that Pizza Joint down the Way and those Staring Guys in the Back of the Comic Shop #4

– because the title just wasn’t long enough.  New covers for Vol 4 shipping February, 2015.

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Ah, clever……

– or, ” I see what you did here.” Not just one but three covers – it makes sense, I often draw figures separately too. Coming Nov 5   Dynamite “John Carter Warlord of Mars” 


Repost of a Repost of -There and back again: Repost of my John Carter LA adventure

In response to the recent return of John Carter rights to ERB inc it seemed appropriate to return to the that giddy first viewing – Jeff 

( First posted Published on: Mar 16, 2012 @ 9:17 )

Or – where the hell is Jeff ? Well, Jeff went to California to see John Carter and pogo around ECOF (Edgar Rice Burroughs fan con ) with his Barsoomian posse. A good time was had. After the ECOF my family and I stayed in LA and played for the rest of the week. So that’s where Jeff has been. Above you can see the wondrous swag hoisted upon us by the ECOF team as well some cool items from Disney that were handed out after the movie.

I arrived mid-day on the friday and seemed to be popular because I had pre-sold copies of my Strange Worlds books that people wanted me deliver to them. (more…)


Sort of More on John Carter’s release.

More of it showing up in all the geek outlets counts. I do like the news getting attention.

http://collider.com/john-carter-reboot-disney/

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Time to shake things up a bit.

Thuvia of Mars croppedYou can see that I have a new banner cannibalized from my own Thuvia of Mars painting. It’s an indication of my feeling that it’s time to shake things up bit.  Barsoomia.org came about during the looooong road to the John Carter of Mars movie. Now that it’s happened, and so many of us are saying ‘please sir, may we have some more ?’ I feel the need to broaden my window. We still live. Dynamite has their new and approved ‘John Carter Warlord of Mars, Calots and Comics and’ – I’m losing track, it’s a really long title but I am looking forward to it. There are the comic strips through edgarriceburroughs.com and perhaps, if Disney releases the reins on the movie rights, more John Carter on screen. I’d really like that. But Barsoom isn’t the only world, and ERB isn’t the only one to write Sword and Planet stories. (more…)


The one of many John Carter of Mars that never were : Conran Speaks !

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http://www.jcomreader.blogspot.ca/ has caught this new interview wth Kerry Conran about Sky Captain and his John Carter of Mars movie. The full thing is over on Digital Spy.  I love a lot about

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There and back again


Or – where the hell is Jeff ? Well, Jeff went to California to see John Carter and pogo around ECOF (Edgar Rice Burroughs fan con ) with his Barsoomian posse. A good time was had. After the ECOF my family and I stayed in LA and played for the rest of the week. So that’s where Jeff has been. Above you can see the wondrous swag hoisted upon us by the ECOF team as well some cool items from Disney that were handed out after the movie.

I arrived mid-day on the friday and seemed to be popular because I had pre-sold copies of my Strange Worlds books that people wanted me deliver to them. (more…)


Andrew Stanton Talks Storytelling on TED