Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I got a new program for the iPhone. It's a better painting program. It's quite nice. I still have to work on it a bit, but this is the first thing I was tossing together with it. Not bad for finger painting. The hand needs a little help.

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A Real American Her-DOH!

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Lost Promo Pics!!

Looks like they're really rolling with those product placements and merchandising to offset production costs.

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More Disaster

Heroes & Tron for your pleasure.

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This one we chucked cause it doesn't have the full line, still like it though.

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The winner.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Book's Done

Family, if you're reading this, which I know you don't because well, you don't know this exists then don't worry, you have one coming. Sorry to ruin x-mas, but... for anyone else interested in peeking at it.. go ahead.
By Paul & Sabine Hogan

Friday, December 05, 2008

Ahhhh It's a disaster!!!

Hey, the internet is flooded with people overreacting about just about everything. On io9 it's about films, especially remakes, adaptations, and sequels to beloved source material. There is a tendancy for commenters, and occasionaly editors all over the webs to put forth Chicken Little cries of terror, so rather than fight with these people about letting work stand on it's own, or at least waiting to see it before shitting all over it, my buddy Plague and I devised the It's a Disaster image concept. Just post one of these on a comment board devoted to the appropriate forthcoming cinematic "Train Wreck" to hopefully put everything in perspective. I also like the fun quick/sketch design job I did on these.

For JJ Abrams Star Trek Reboot:
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For Watchmen:
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For Terminator:Salvation :
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For The Day The Earth Stood Still:
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So, got laid off. Sucks because of the money, though I can't say its entirely for the worst. I've spent the last few days finishing a bunch of creative projects that I didn't have the time, nor inspiration to complete since I've started them. I've also put together a new reel. It needs some tweaking, but I have a someone who needs to see it today so it is what it is for now. Over the next couple days I'll start putting up things that I've done for your enjoyment. For now, here is the reel.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Hey, I'm gonna try and draw more. I've fallen out of it and dangit if I'm not half bad at it and I'm starting to like computer sketching so I'll try and do more, and then post what I do here. Much of this comes from trying to use constructive downtime at work/lunch becaue the net is too slow to browse here.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Decision 08 just got tougher.

Hrmmm, Barack's energy plan vs. Greenzo?

Wedding stuff to come. never fear.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Once more... With feeling. And make that feeling anger please

So last week on the sites that I frequent, the buzz was all about a new Hulk trailer. They called it the Hulk "Awaken" Trailer. Now, what it turned out to be was another lack luster blah, Hulk ad with Ed Norton looking anxious, and CG Green Ed Norton running around for a splash wreckin shit. Everyone was all atwitter because it referenced the old TV show. Whatever. Cool I guess. But for me, I saw the word "Awaken" with the Hulk and mistakenly got excited that it was going to be a trailer for the Hulk that used the most Brutal fictional cartoon band EVAR, Dethklok.

I was wrong.

So I said, fuck it and did it myself. How ya like them apples.. them, greeen apples. Basically I broke down the trailers I could get a hold of and built them back up to match Dethklok's Awaken. It took a little more editing than you would think. Then I needed to fill more time so I said oooh, I can use Into the Water, which is my favorite song. It worked quite nicely. Then I tossed in some graphics that I really should've spent more time on (I like my Man, Nature, Science bit, feel free to nik that Universal) and sent it out to hopefully get more people excited for this film. Ultimately its really a 1st or 2nd draft, but what the hell, its the internet who friggin cares.

Sabine, who I dont think had much interest in seeing it before, now wants to see it. So it's worked for one person. Thats a start. Please to enjoy...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Just do it. I did.

Yeah it's a lot of money... but that Tax reimbursement's gotta go somewhere. Do it for Dubbya.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Palpatine for President: Or my new reason for Hating the Sequels.

Lately I have been wasting far, far too much time on a newish Gawker site called io9. io9 exists in that perfect not to hot, not too cold bowl of online porridge. Dealing with the wonderful world of Sci-Fi it never gets bogged down with the scandals and punditry of real news and the entertainment world, and it does it all with a sense of pride, fun and understanding deserving of good, old school nerds. Best of all, it is a bit lighter on the snark. They also have the usual area for me to voice my elegant opinion because I love the sound of my own voice.

Recently on the site, in this election year, there have been several polls dealing with Science Fiction and real world politics. Who's facist regime would you live under, what villain would make the best president, and so on. Understandably Star Wars rears its pretty head regularly, being somewhat of a gold standard in the world of SciFi. It has gotten me thinking. Senator, now Emperor Palpatine's Empire may have been the best of several evils.

When I was a child you could get no cooler than Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo. These 3 with grit, determination, and a wonderful invisible power called the force defeated a nasty horrible faceless villain hell bent on destruction and limitless power. Our hero Luke's journey was that much more difficult because Darth Vader (spoiler alert), the cold emotionless villain, was his father. He had to save and sacrifice his own blood for the good of the universe. Amazing. It even had Ewoks, who I will never apologize for because they are awesome. If you hate them, you hate them because they are small and cute. So you might as well hate other small and cute things like puppies, Dunnys and Little People. Hating little people is like hating black people ergo.. if you hate Ewoks, you're a racist shit.

Where was I? Ah yes. All of this wonder existed in a glorious universe conjured up by Lucas from his vast knowledge of mythology and literary archtypes. Taking cues from Joseph Campbell each character from R2D2 to Nien Numb existed to fill a specific purpose in his re-imagining of a time tested tale. We knew Luke was good simply because he was our main character, we knew Darth Vader was bad because he wore black (and choked people). We knew Han was a trustworthy rogue because he wore a vest. Knowing these simple unspoken truths made this a tale that sank into the public's heart for 20 years and never left. I only had trouble with the word Rebel. I didn't understand how they could be Rebels, and be good, when in all the states right below me in MD, rebel meant "people who fought the north and wanted slaves". Then I grew up. My love for the films never swayed, but the story changed, and it got me thinking... The Jedi had to go.

Now before I go on I don't want anybody bringing in arguments and plot points from the god-damn expanded universe. Star Wars begins and ends with the moving image. Yeah, that means that to me "Life Day" holds more sway than "The Sith Era" or "KOTOR". If it didn't happen on a screen that I couldn't contol... it didn't happen as far as I'm concerned.

The problem came with the prequels. Lucas began to take his mythology and explain it. Political posturing, midiclorians, trade disagreements, senate hearings. They had Terrence bloody Stamp as the leader of the Senate!!! How could that be boring?! Then we learned more, a lot more, about the Jedi. So what had been a group of cool noble laser sword weilding knights slaughtered by an evil force became a political organization of freelance soldiers imposing their religious will on the universe at war with another political force. This got the ball rolling in my head. What did the Empire do that was so bad?

V had Lizards rounding up innocent civilians and podding them for food. The Fremen in Dune are hunted for being natives to a priceless planet. Enemy Mine, slaves, At no point in the original trilogy does the empire attack someone that didn't have it coming. Oh sure, there was Aalderan. They were a peaceful planet... A peaceful planet harboring rebel fugitives and who's princess was a Rebel leader. Right or wrong, you gotta expect some blowback from that.

Where were the concentration camps? Where was the persecution? Look at Mos Eisley! The place is worse than Reno! Gin joints, hookers, fights, people of all walks of life milling about. Does the Empire care? Nope they just want the plans for their Floating Planet Smasher that they'll use to scare people into what? Paying the proper trade guild fees? Fine, here's 5 credits go blow up another planet.
And how do they go about getting the plans? Casually asking motorists. The next time you're at a traffic stop nonchalantly wave your hand and say "You don't need to search my car." See what happens. And we don't even live in a totalitarian regime.

Just take a look at it in terms of today's politics. Let's say there was a party of fight happy, organized religious nutbags ready to go anywhere and attack or invade anyone to prove that their way of thinking was the right one, would you vote for them? Or, would you vote for the other guy. The weird old guy in the hood with his shiney helmeted half robot VP who just wants a little of your money for taxes.
What about WAR "Emperor"? Not a problem we'll take care of any and all conflicts and not a single one of your sons or daughters has to die because with the taxes you are paying... Clone army... done. Not only that, but I'm guessing any political party that is cool with that level of cloning is gonna have absolutely no problem with stem-cell research.

What about Hoth, Yavin, Endor.. Those are battles buddy! Maybe they wouldn't keep trying to crush your rebellion if you weren't always trying to blow up their Not-a-moons.

And who would you want for a leader? The guy who rose through the ranks, learned his trade, built his forces and allegiances over time... Or the hick son of a lifelong politician who finally crawled his way out of the boondocks, not going to the academy, finding religion a couple decades into his life and going on a crazy crusade with a crotchety old man at his side to ruin all the hard work the government had done balancing budgets, establishing good relations with other planets and bringing all people under a united banner.

I wish I didn't think these things, but I do. All it would've taken was for Lucas to show one Gungan gas chamber, some propaganda posters in Coruscant calling for people to out their Jedish neighbors, innocents getting plucked up by the 501st and never seen again, but he didn't. He built the world as he wanted us to see it. Hell, do you know anyone other than crazed warlords who use children soldiers?! Nope. But there were the younglings ready to roll with their rat tails and light sabers. Twisted.

So this November... Vote for Palpatine. And George Lucas...stop fucking explaining everything, you're sucking all the fun out of it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Been A While

Hey everyone. A couple big things...
1. I turned my lovely girlfriend into my lovely fiancee.

2. I have a steady Job as a Senior Designer for a media company. We worked in Vegas doing the Keynote for Bill Gates at CES. It was very very tiring. Here are pics.

3. I did #1 in Holland over the Holidays... here are those pics...

4. We just bought a massive TV thanks to our friend Corey. Pics to come of that, but take my word that I'm glad Blu-Ray is winning. Holy crap is it awesome.

5. Thanks to the recently released sketch I solved the Madeline McCann case.

More to come soon. Maybe even some more Slander Panda. I've been busy, sorry :(