Monday, September 3, 2012

Sketch Card of the Day- Gwildor!

Gwildor Sketch Card by Taylor Lymbery
Our sketch card of the day is Gwildor! Gwildor is a character that was made specifically for the 1987 Cannon film, "Masters of the Universe". He is responsible for creating the Cosmic Key, a devise that brought He-Man and crew to Earth for a short while. He was portrayed by the actor Billy Barty. Even though this character is not an exact match, Gwildor is the Orko of the live action He-man world. I know he's not Orko, but he's a fun character to have in the universe! I love the movie and I'm a bit of an apologist for the film even though I take a lot of flack from my friends and family for liking the He-man movie. Now, this card is based more on the 1987 Mattel action figure, than the actual film appearance of Gwildor. There's not a lot of difference between the look of the two, except that the action figure is a little more colorful. The one big difference between the two is the cosmic key. The action figure's cosmic key is way, way off from how it looks in the movie. I can imagine that Mattel wanted to get the movie toys sculpted before the designs were finally approved. I believe that is not uncommon for toy companies to do. I am currently looking for a complete Gwildor action figure. There is not a lot of articulation with the toy, and his cosmic key can be considered kind of lame, but I have always wanted this him!  I guess the child in me is excited about this character because in 1987, he's responsible for bringing He-Man a little closer to home. You can also see this art piece here.

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!
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).

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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