Monday, October 15, 2012

Pin-up of the Day- Wicket W. Warrick

Wicket Art by Taylor Lymbery
I know people who can not stand Ewoks. They just plain hate them. I'm not actually sure why. I believe some of the hatred comes from the fact that the Ewoks were originally supposed to be Wookies, but due to budgets issues, they decided to make Ewoks to save money on costumes. I believe that the rest of the dislike comes from the Ewoks cartoon, toy line, and made for TV movies. I've gone back and watched the Ewoks cartoon and movies and they are just plain terrible. They are not good. But, as far as Return of the Jedi, I'm actually ok with the Ewoks. They have a cute bear look about them, but if you take time to look at some of their costume pieces, you see bones and heads and spines. They are cute little  barbarian bear monsters and I'm cool with that display of clashing design! I don't know. I might be too much of an Ewok apologist. So here we have Wicket, or Wicket W. Warrick. Wicket was played by Warwick Davis. Wicket was one of the main Ewoks that you see the most in the Return of the Jedi film. He helps Leia and takes her to the Village, he also calls for reinforcements at the beginning of the ground battle for Endor. So he's very important for the plot of the movie. He's not my favorite Ewok. I hate to say it that way, but he's no Logray or Teebo. I think he needed a skull of his hat.  Kenner put an action figure of this character out in 1984. I never got one, but I am on the hunt. I can put him next to my Logray, the medicine Ewok.You can also see this art piece here


I do have a table for the Fan Days Convention on October 19-21. I'll be there with a lot of new work to sell, including two new pin-up girl posters, a new issue of Xenex the Bug Man and custom toys. Jeff will also be selling some Marvindog media merchandise! Stop by, say,"hi", and show your support. I'll see you there!

My Star Trek Tees are ready to be voted for! You'll have to create an account for welovefine or sign in to your account to vote but never mind that; go vote! I'll leave links for the shirts below their respective picture.

Cortical Stimulator design by Taylor Lymbery

 I could almost make a drinking game on how many times the mighty cortical stimulator has saved someone's life! Go see this design on here!

Oh, Chakotay! design by Taylor Lymbery
No one can melt Captain Janeway's heart away like this Maquis hunk, leaving Katherine only saying, "Oh, Chakotay!" Go see this design on here!

Child's Play design by Taylor Lymbery
It seems silly, but every kid that liked star trek that I knew, wanted an Enterprise to ride around on. It would've been awesome. Go see this design on here!

Space Anomaly design by Taylor Lymbery
There was one episode in the Voyager series where Neelix asked why Voyager had to go and inspect every anomaly it came across. Shortly after, the ship was trapped in a sub-space hole in a nebula; and then after that, about to be devoured by a living ion cloud monster; and then after that... You get the picture. Go see this design on here!

Tricorder Theatre
I've read that the scene in Generations where Data is using his tricorder as a puppet, is thought to be one of the worst jokes in the Star Trek universe. When I saw this scene in the theater, I laughed so hard I had soda shoot through my nostrils! Needless to say, I still find it kind of funny. Don't judge... Go see this design on 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!

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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