Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pin-Up of the Day- Admiral Ackbar!

Admiral Ackbar by Taylor Lymbery
There have been many who have made the joke of "it's a trap" from Ackbar's famous line in Return of the Jedi, but I'm more of a "repel" / "magnitude" joke kind of guy. Example: You can't repel artwork of this magnitude! Ok, that was just plain silly. Admiral Ackbar is one of those characters in Return of the Jedi that just sparked my imagination as a kid. He's incredible looking! He's a squid/fish man! I still to this day have my Admiral Ackbar action figurine from 1983. He has some red crayon staining from times when he had been struck with imaginary blaster fire. What can I say, I saw a bunch of violent movies as a kid. If he didn't have blood, the believability just wasn't there. I was a special child. I saw the new Star Wars Vintage Collection Admiral Ackbar not too long ago, and he looks fantastic! He is definitely one of those characters I would add to my Vintage Collection wall, especially if I could get the card signed by Tim Rose who played Ackbar! Maybe I'll pick one up, just in case he shows up at a future Fan Days Convention. Hey, a boy can dream can't he?! 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. I'll be there with a ton of new work to sell, a new issue of Xenex the Bug Man and new posters. So I'll see you there!

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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