Monday, May 29, 2006

The Photographer: the Site

The site of "the Photographer" is up and running.Extra goodies like deleted scenes, alternate takes and cast interviews await those of you fortunate enough to speak fluent Greek! (I always wanted to say that).Do check it out from time to time, as it will be frequently updated.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Partners in Crime

I always found the thought fascinating: Whenever an artist gets the "ewwww,gross!" response for his subject matter,the "blame" lies equally to both the artist and the viewer.Whenever a mind reads "guts,blood,gore,slime,slit wrists,fingernails extracted",you-name-it, all the artist did was take some pens, markers, watercolors and pencils and scribble some lines on paper.It doesn't even matter if it looks realistic: a shaky, black $ white sketch pretty much yields the same effect.The mind of the reader goes to "suspension of disbelief" mode, and a whole series of experiences past,present,real,imagined or traumatic are called in to do the dirty work of transforming the few lines in a nice, complete "ewwww, gross!" experience.
Thanx, guys! Remind me to pay you a modest sum for your efforts ;-)

"Take My Breath Away"

It was just a matter of time before something like this happened.
After almost three decades of aerial dogfights on a daily basis meant to test the opponent's weak spots,today's collision and destruction of a Greek and a Turkish fighter can be considered a statistical certainty of an accident "waiting to happen".
The local version of "Top Gun" has already resulted in numerous other deaths of overworked pilots flying undermaintenanced deathtraps.I hope both goverments feel proud in their continuous efforts to take under control another few miles of a deep blue sea which, as the saying goes, after all "belongs to its fish".

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Photographer

In less than half a month, it will at last be in the bookstores.The "Photographer", the Athenian hero created by Antonis Vavayiannis will hit the selves despite my efforts to ruin him through bad artwork and missing deadlines.A website will soon be online which will be full of extra goodies like "deleted scenes","bloopers" and "behind the scenes footage".
Hope you enjoy it as much as i did!

(The notorious Turtleman,the Photographer's arch-nemesis is once again defeated by our hero's superior knowledge of framing and shooting techniques)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

When Keychains Go Wild