Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pin-up of the day- Bib Fortuna!

Bib Fortuna by Taylor Lymbery
I'm taking a little break in the Masters of the Universe sketch cards to do some pre- Fan Days Convention art work. Today's piece is Bib Fortuna! So here's the low down. Bib is a Twi'lek from Ryloth. He is the majordomo to Jabba the Hutt. He makes appearances in the Star Wars movies, "The Phantom Menace" and "Return of the Jedi". In the expanded universe, Bib Fortuna was kicked out of the Twi'lek society for exporting a weak spice called Ryll. From there, he had various jobs smuggling spice before he landed a job with Jabba the Hutt. In the service of Jabba, Bib would prey on other members of his society, forcing some into slavery in the palace. There is a lot more info on wookiepedia if you want to read up on Bib Fortuna. There is a great short story called, "Best Birthday Ever" in the fourth volume of Star Wars Tales of Bib "Oltxalt" Fortuna (as name appears on his license in the short story) procuring the Rancor! It's a funny story. As far as action figures, Bib Fortuna has been made several times throughout the continuing Star Wars action figure lines. I am waiting to see when they will put out a Fortuna in the Vintage Collection which would be nice. When that one comes out, I will try to procure a nice sample on card. My favorite Bib action Figure is the original Kenner Return of the Jedi vintage action figure.  I had one of theses growing up. His head broke off, so I just wrapped his tentacles around his body. I then lost his staff, cloak, and body armor. I still held on to him. I just recently replaced my Bib Fortuna with a complete one that I got at the Dallas Vintage Toy Store. I will use my broken Bib for customizing. You can also see this art piece here.

Just a quick update: I did go ahead and purchase a table for the Fan Days Convention in October. So I will be there (given that I don't have another mishap).

There's been an update to the store tabs on both Xenex the Bug Man, and this site. All of the print on demand issues, cafepress stores and commissions info will be under the new store tab on both this site and the Xenex the Bug Man site. Hopefully this page makes shopping a bit easier. Go and check it out! 

I just updated the Xenex the Bug Man website with rather grand news that the long awaited issue 4 is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

Now, you mighty be asking what this Marvin Dog media is. I've got answers. I had been working with a good friend of mine, Jeff McGee, before I got sick on designing logos and banners for a podcast that I am on and logos and banners of podcasts that other friends are on. I have listened to all of the shows so far and they are great! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) That show is called Talking toys with Taylor and Jeff. The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! Again, the shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

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