Monday, May 12, 2008

New Address

We've moved HERE.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Last Blogger Post...(if all goes well!)

We have put our final touches to the "new & improved" version of our Muttpop Website. Our plan is to have one website that emcompasses all aspects of Muttpop including our blog, product news, and an online store. I'm sure there'll be some tweaks once it goes live...but our plan is to make that our new place for blog entries. So, if all goes according to plan, this will be my last post on Blogger.

Blogger, you have been a very dear friend. Thanks for the good times, man! To check out the latest on Muttpop (including our new blog) GO HERE.


Here's a peak at the front page of our new website (which goes live tomorrow):

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sarah Silverman On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Wow. She still has it.

I've been bummed...SUPER bummed with the first few episodes of the second season of the Sarah Silverman Show. There was only 1 bit in the entire season that was funny (the gay roommates high on medicinal marijuana schtick) that compared to the many moments of brilliance of the first season. The rest of it was utter crap.

I thought her "magic" was lost...but then she did this wonderful guest appearance on her long-time boyfriend's Talk Show. To truly appreciate her "song"...I've included Kimmel's nice recap of his "Matt Damon Joke". With or without it I think you'll appreciate her response.

The Matt Damon Joke:


Sarah's Appearance:

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

I Love Being A Laker Fan!

Now with the recent trade for Pau Gasol, it's safe to say that the Lakers have all the pieces to become one of the NBA's elite teams. It's exciting to see that we have so many excellent players whose skills and talents are both complimentary to each other and fit the triangle system Phil Jackson's offense is built around.

If Andrew Bynum comes back healthy this year, I expect no less than a trip to the Western Conference Finals (and a decent shot at making the Finals). I have a feeling that Kobe Bryant's goal is to get 4 more Championships (1 more than Jordan). We still need to win the first one...but if the Lakers can keep these guys together and healthy I think now's as good of a time as ever to make this insurmountable task a reality.

With a young team, a powerhouse of a starting lineup, and a deep talented bench...we're good to compete. I just hope we can find a way to have less injuries!

4-peat baby (yeah, that's crazy talk right now, but a fan can dream!).

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Don't Forget On Monday...

February 1st is payday...so you guys don't have ANY excuses! ;-)

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Major Minor's Majestic March

Man, that title is a mouthful! Major Minor's Majestic March is a new game for the Nintendo Wii from the same guys that created Parappa The Rapper and Um Jammer Lammy for the Playstation. Parappa is significant for introducing gamers to music based games...so for all of you "Guitar Hero" fans give thanks and praise to Parappa the Rapper. It is also highly regarded for it's funky character design...which looks a lot like the "house" style of character design that has developed in the Designer Toy Industry.

I'm a little sad to see that the characters are a bit more generic than characters from the Parappa universe...but it's impossible to pass judgement without seeing what the game is like. Supposedly you will use the Wiimote as a baton that will lead a musical band of instrument-wielding animals. It's still in the very early stages of development so I don't expect and game screens or gameplay videos for a few months.

It's exciting to see game developer Masaya Matsuura and artist Rodney Alan Greenblat working together. Their previous collaborations have been magical. As Parappa the Rapper was known for saying, "You Gotta Believe!".

Turnarounds for the revealed characters and more information on the game can be found at the WIRED BLOG.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Muttpop Site: February 6th, 2008

Exactly a week from today, we will debut our new Muttpop site. It'll be nice to finally have one site that features our regular blog postings, product information and development news, and an online store featuring some of our products. Be sure to share your thoughts on our "new and improved" site once it's live.

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Online only.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Zombies That Ate The World Animated Short

Aside from working on Muttpop Inc. with myself and writing the various comic book series in the Lucha Libre Comic Anthology, Jerry also writes a Horror/Comedy comic book series called "The Zombies That Ate The World" with cartoonist extraordinaire Guy Davis (best known for his work on Hellboy's B.P.R.D. and The Marquis). The comic book series was published in the US released Metal Hurlant Comic Magazine until Metal Hurlant's cancellation. It has also been released in graphic albums in France.

Many years ago, there was some interest in developing "Zombies" into an animated feature or television series. In an effort to garner interest in the project, a short animated film was made based on the first chapter of the story (as written by Jerry and drawn by Guy Davis).

The short does a decent job of capturing the inventive nature of Jerry's concept...but I don't feel it does a very good job of capturing the frantic energy of Davis' beautiful style and illustrations.

Either way, it's pretty cool to see Jerry and Guy's work translated to another medium! One of these days, we should think about doing some "Zombie" figures! :-)


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Monday, January 28, 2008

Evil Has Never Been This Smooth

The answer to "Break The Code":

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