I have returned from North of The Wall with a bag full of Canadian “money.” While I recharge my batteries, please to enjoy a few of the fancy sketches I did for the Calgarian Fancy Bastards.
Intense thanks to Keith for hosting me this weekend, driving me around Calgary and being a generally awesome dude. Additional thanks to the Blind Ferret crew for being my convention home base and taking care of business (every day/every way). Even further thanks to David and Wil for three straight nights of beer-fueled bro-down hangouts.
Now If you’ll excuse me, I need to go exchange all this ridiculous pastel, plastic currency for something I can actually spend. CANADIAN MONEY TRIVIA: All Canadian bills feature photos of actors who portrayed The Doctor in the classic Doctor Who series’ (Sylvester McCoy is on the $10), except for the $20 which features Hellen Mirren.
COMMENTERS: Speaking of The Sarlacc, which minor Star Wars character (from any movie, book or game) do you hope gets a starring role in the new Disney regime and why? If you say Jaxxon, I’m going to reunify all the little bits of Alderaan just so I can punch it to death again.
Tags: batman, boba fett, calgary expo, captain hammer, dr. horrible's sing-a-long blog, firefly, mal reynolds, robocop, sarlacc, sketch comics, star wars, unicornsRegarding the Batman one, I’ve always kind of thought a stage magician superhero could be kind of cool. A cross between Houdini and Batman, lots of sleight of hand, deception, things like that.
gratch · 111 weeks agoIt’s a little known fact that the design of Canadian money is based entirely around drinking. We color coded our money so that no matter how drunk you are you can still pay and receive change for your beer. Just hand the nice person behind the bar a purple bill and they’ll give you back a blue one and some coins. Frankly, I’ve always felt sorry for you Americans actually having to look at the numbers.
jiynx · 111 weeks agowe went ahead and developed these things called ‘credit cards’ and their successor design ‘debit cards’, which function as an electronic key-signature authorizing transfers of money from bank to vendor.
you don’t even need to carry any coins or bills around, either.When the alt text said “road trip through the Dune Sea”, I thought of a STAR WARS version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I suppose Han Solo and Chewie acted like that in their early smuggling days.
Stephen · 111 weeks agoFett & Sarlaac: We’re off on the Road to Mos Eisley!
Sarlaac: Your jetpack is chafing my hide! (Fett: Tell me about it)
Sarlaac: Whatever heroes we may face we haven’t any fear.
Fett: Sarlaac will digest them for the next one thousand years!
Fett & Sarlaac: We certainly do get arou-ou-ound!
Fett & Sarlaac: Like Luke and Ben Kenobi, we’re Mos Eisley bound!
HikingViking · 111 weeks agoI’d like to see Abrams focus the whole movie on a small group of Imperial Guards who go on a revenge mission to take out high-ranking rebels responsible for blowing up the Death Star. Kind of like Munich, in space.wouldn’t that be more Valkyrie in space since they would failThanks for the most excellent art Joel! When I had Nathan sign it he sat back a bit and said “Who drew this!!” I directed him to you. You’ve successfully helped me to pleasantly startle someone two years in row.
Come back next year so I can add to my growing collection (Am I allowed to call two a collection?) of celebrity signed art drawn by you.Oh you had him sign the “2 captains” drawing? Sweet! Post a pic if you can. I hope he dug it.
Mr.Torgue · 111 weeks agoKyle Katarn. Abrams may have to rent some explosions from Michael Bay to make it work though.
DH8 · 110 weeks agoI’m hoping the space marine on a unicorn is an obscure reference to the “X-Play Musical”!!