Tuesday, November 23, 2004


Many months ago I had posted info about BATTLE ANGEL ALITA and said that she seemed to be like Silla from Entropy Gate. Now I read this from Darworlds.com

NEXT CAMERON PROJECT: The DARK HORIZONS website reports that James Cameron’s next project is entitled BATTLE ANGEL ALITA. “He's been scripting it for several years, the lead character will be a total CGI-character and that he's implementing some new 3D cameras that he's used on his ALIENS OF THE DEEP (documentary). It's estimated to take a year and a half to complete but no time-tables or casting has yet happened.”

Monday, November 22, 2004


The first comissioned book cover is done and sent off to the publisher. Every time I design a new cover for someone else it gives me ideas for my own cover. Obviously when my book gets published there will be a new design. The chances that I would be asked to design my own cover is slim...it would be really interesting to see what some other artist would do with my book cover.

Saturday, November 20, 2004


The first book cover is almost finished. I sent it off to the publisher and she sent it to the author. Both loved it and it was only about 80% finished. The title of the book is MINDLING - Encounters within Inner Space. Hopefully I'll have permission to post these various book covers on the web site...

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Special thanks to my brother (ken) for redoing my blog! You can finally leave comments again. Its been a while since last I blogged so lets get caught up.

The book is edited, the querry letter written, the outline finished and the synopsis is almost ready to be sent out. Kristi has been finding literary agents that will accept first time authors. She has found quite a few and we are psyched.

The Entropy Gate Web Site redux will go up next week because we will be including it in the packet that we'll be sending out. Look for it next friday!

I have been commissioned to create some book covers for a publishing company and a few weeks ago I was at a party where I did about 50 caricatures in a little over four hours. Other than that I've just been sketching a lot.

Saw the teaser for STAR WARS. PSYCHED!!! Saw The Incredibles...a 10 if there ever was one. What a fantastic ride. It was nice taking the boys to a 'family' film that was truely a FAMILY film. The sly little winks and inuendo of the Shrek films has always bothered me. The Incredibles was clean and entertaining!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

STAR WARS revisited part 2

I have talked to so many people that say the "new" Star Wars movies don't live up to the classics. Usually these are 'kids' who weren't even born during the release of "A New Hope". When you look at the first SW film it seems amazing because it had never really been done before. I remember thinking that it was the fastest moving movie I had ever seen. But then Raiders of the Lost Ark came out and that seemed even faster. But if you look at either film now, they both move rather slowly compared to any current fast paced movie. So George is now competing with current movies as well as the classic Star Wars movies and the preconceived notion of how wonderful the originals were...(and they were wonderful). Sure the dialog in the current films might seem a bit cheesy at times, but remember, a certain future Jedi once whined, "But I was going to go into Toshi Station to pick up some power converters."

What George has managed to do is create a series of fun movies (and he even admits himself that some of the fans try to make these films deeper than they are) that I can watch with my kids. Little, if no cursing. Comic book-like action/violence (come on the Road Runner and Tom and Jerry were far more violent than any Star Wars movie). And no sex...though every so often George likes to flash skin...ST 2 had a deleted scene with Amadalia showing more torso than she did in the 'gladiator' fight. ST 6 (redo) had more skin (blue green and white) showing in Jabba's entertainment hall than Princess Leah showed in her slave garb...

My only concern about episode 3 is that it could be quite dark and violent...not that I mind, but my boys might have to wait a few years.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

STAR WARS...revisited part 1

When I was ten, my father took me to see Star Wars at the local theater. It had been playing for some time and the hype was explosive! I recall waiting in line (something I had not done, ever, while waiting to see a movie) outside of the theater. The opening scene fulfilled my excitement...

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...


then the opening crawl...the rebel blockade runner, the star destroyer, all of it...it all changed my life...

I decided right then and there that I would make something creative and cool with my life!

Star Wars changed me...

flash forward to present...

I bought the box set...or I should say, my fantastic wife, KRISTI, bought it for me, and I felt a youthful excitement all over again.

all of those dreams and ideas have come back in a flood of creative excitement! It is unlike anything I have ever experienced...
I am ready to plunge into my childhood dreams!

Thank you George...

part 2 coming soon...

Monday, September 20, 2004

I got sick last week...

What a week. I woke up Monday morning with a sore throat...it continued down hill from there.

Needless to say I got very little editing done. Good news is, I have less than 30 pages to go.

Re: the web site...as some have asked...the money just isn't there in the budget yet. I know it's not that much, but anyone with kids will understand how a budget can be tight. Hopefully soon it will be up.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Less than 50!

I have less than fifty pages of corrections to complete and EG - Journey will be ready to send to the final editor! Next week I start sending out letters to publishing houses. I was getting discouraged for a while there, but what was interesting was hearing that Robert Ludlum didn't write his first novel until he was forty. I'm only 37...there is still time.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

What a weird day...

I woke up this morning to the sound of my wife calling me from downstairs. She was frantic and when I finally made it to the living room she was crying. Seems the local boys who have been skulking about our neighborhood vandalizing cars and stealing radios and CD players got my wife's car.

This has very little to do with Entropy Gate...in fact...it has nothing to do with it except for the fact that I would really like to toss the BOZOS through the "Gate" and see them rot on the other side...

I know, not very Christian of me, but come on, they actually stole my 6 year olds' "Veggie Tales Rocks" CD...

I tell ya, someone is going to pay...big time!

Sunday, September 05, 2004

1. Star Trek influences
2. Star Wars worries
3. Two Samurai
4. and a prayer request.

1. M. L. Rigdon (friend and fellow author) gave me some great advice. For those of you who have read EG - Journey, you may have noticed that Chen seems to be competing with Captain Kirk for dangerous stunts...M pointed out to me that most commanders would not be doing that. They would send out their underlings to dispatch the bad guys and so forth. I always knew that Chen was doing these dangerous things to compete with her "legendary father", but no one else on board the ORCA seemed that worried about her actions. I have inserted two new sections where Derek Shelby confronts Chen on her actions and she tries to defend herself.
(spoiler alert)
It makes far more sense, then, that Derek would insist he go to the mystery QUANTUS ship that has been following them.

2. I've been bouncing around on the net reading various reports re: Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith. I found some interesting photos of a badly burned Anakin that were rather graphic...this, however, was not my worry. There seems to be an awful lot of chatter about the Wookies in this movie. My biggest complaint about Return of the Jedi (which originally was titled Revenge of the Jedi) was the fact that teddy bears helped wipe out the Empire. I really hope that G.L. has abandonded the "cute-factor" for this movie. If we have wookies swinging through trees, howling like Tarzan as they dispatch the bad guys, well, that would be about as dumb as "Greedo shooting first"...oh wait...that did happen...

3. Saw THE LAST SAMURAI. Loved it! Top notch. Read THE SAMURAI by Shusaku Endo. Loved it! Read also SILENCE, by Endo. Fantastic books!

4. Say a prayer for my Uncle Jerry and his family in Florida. U. J. has left comments on my blog many times so some of you may know who I'm talking about.

Monday, August 30, 2004


We were driving through the country on our way to drop off the boys last Saturday in Decatur when Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" - "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" (performed by the OPERA BABES) blared out of the CD player in the car. What followed was an inspiring 3 minutes of fantastic mental images that played out like previews for a movie...the movie? ENTROPY GATE - BEYOND. It was so cool...I closed my eyes and listened to the music (for those of you who have no idea what music I'm talking about, it's the music they used in Exaliber and and almost every sword movie since. But what was amazing was that I saw scenes unfolding in my mind as if I were sitting in a theater watching the previews.

I am going to be published! Failure is not an option!

Friday, August 27, 2004

Found some bizzare and yet styrangely interesting images here...http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/journal.asp...

Also, Entropy Gate - Journey is almost finished (with the re-re-re-re-re-editing). Probably about a week and a half away. I'm looking for five volunteers to read (or if you've already read it) re-read it. I can't send hard copy, but I will email the manuscript to you if you promise feed back.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Rain and entropy and other stuff...

This whole rain thing has become rather interesting for me...several people have left comments re. their enjoyment of rain. Perhaps there is a group of people out there that truly are happiest when clouds blot out the sun and rain falls. It is interesting to think about. The news people always refer to bad weather as the sort that includes rain...maybe some of us think of "six days of sun" as too much...maybe that's okay to call six days of sun, "bad weather"...regardless, my first "novel" LIGHTS IN THE SHADOWS had rain every day (okay, I stole the idea from SE7EN-though not intentionally) until the last day - the climax - when the bad guys get their just deserts and suddenly the sun is out. Okay...I'm rambling.

Tomorrow I'll have something better...more interesting to say...promise.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

hey, sorry about the AOL, site with the SCREAM thiefs...here's what's up...someone stole the scream and the Madona (both by Edvard Munch) from a gallery in Oslo...crazy, man!

Now, with regards to Entropy Gate stuff...I've actually got a painting in the studio that I'm proud of (as of late I have been painting pets, lighthouses and landscapes...for cash...) This, however, is actually art. It is really coming together and I'll have a set of images when the EG website is up and running...stay tuned...

Monday, August 23, 2004

And then there's this...

Some stole the SCREAM!

okay...the new stupid banner is covering the top of my blog site title...any clues as to how to remedy this?

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Rain and more...

I recieved a lot of private (aka annon) feedback from people regarding my obsession with rain. I'm curious to know if people are sending annon. posts or if there is once again trouble at blogspot central...anyway, I'm working like crazy to get EG - Journey edited, but what amazes me is how one person can just suck the creativity out of you...

prayers and encouragement accepted here!

Friday, August 20, 2004


Okay, what's going on with me? Ever since I can remember I've always liked storms. As a child I use to watch storms with my dog Mindy. I enjoyed rowing our small boat on my paren't pond during high winds and thunderous cloud bursts. I even bought a CD of rain storms anout eight years ago. When I didn't have a TV after college, my most entertaining evenings were those spent in my small, one room apartment watching thurderstorms. So...it seems I have this thing for storms...One of my favorite scenes in Babylon 5 is when Sheridan is telling Dellen that as a young man in the academy he couldn't sleep until his father sprayed water on the roof from a hose so that it sounded like rain...my Entropy Gate stories have a great deal of rain in them as well, especially Entropy Gate - Beyond...

During my last year at work I found that I was depressed most of the time...on those rare ocassions when it rained I actually was able to come up out of my depression...now, strangely, it seems like extended periods of sunshine depress me.

Yeah, I know, weirdo! Or maybe not. Thoughts? Input? Suggestions?

Monday, August 16, 2004

Redesign almost done...

The redesign of my web site (you'll recall I lost the original redesign when my brief case was stolen from the University) is almsot complete. Just a few areas to tweek and it's good to go. I'm still looking for a less expensive way to get it going, however. I guess $30.00 / a month isn't horrible, but I think there should be a better way...ideas? suggestions?

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

STAR WARS EP. III photos...

YIKES! This could really rock! Check it out at


It is amazing how little a masters in art matters...I just got hired to teach some classes and my masters degree keeps me only slightly above McDonalds wages. Should have been an engineer!!!

Ps. Yo, Peter Parker...when you post such eloquence, don't make it private...I agreed with your assessment.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Delays, delays, delays...

Several things are keeping me from getting the EG web site up...number one is cash...which could be here soon...number two is the theft of my briefcase from the University of Saint Francis. Someone walked off with it and my disks that had the EG web site. NICE! I'm reworking it and hope to be able to get it going soon. Editing is delayed! Art work is delayed! But God has a plan...just wondering what it is...

Wednesday, August 04, 2004


Okay...some time ago I had a casting call for Entropy Gate if it were to be made into a movie...I just saw an image of Jane Balder (you who are of my age might recall her as the alien lizard DIANE in the mini series V). She would be perfect as Senator Grace Monical.

Also, for Michael...(I've always struggled with who could play him)...but how about the actor who played Wesley in the ANGEL series...

hmmm...for some odd reason I can't seem to create a link...I really don't like the "new and improved" blogger...

so, if you have no idea who Wesley is, check out a few of the episodes from Angel, season 2 and 3 or for a look see go to http://marysue.altervista.org/wesleywhindamprice.htm

gonna work on that link thingy...

Saturday, July 24, 2004


Still editing...
Jake has finished Vow of the Sword part three and it is great! What started out as a one and a half page idea has turned into over 100 pages of black and white graphic novel coolness. As soon as the web site is up again, it will be there.

Now, about the web site...I'm not to pleased with the idea of spending 30 bucks a month for my site...any better deals out there?

Also, I have two models lined up for digital posters of Darkness Aftermath...should be exciting...more on that later.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Entropy in society...

I heard Entropy described to me once like this...if you throw a deck of cards into the air, they scatter and fly about and land in random areas, not in any systematic order. Michael Mooron is such a case. In his movies he has thrown a deck of cards in the air and they are landing. As they land, the masses (both intellectual and cow-like who desperately wish that all conservatives, Christians and gun owners would simply dissolve) see where the falling cards land as some sort of ordered, planned, factual event (chaos perceived as order...lie perceived as truth). Since his movies and books are comprised of exaggerations, falsehoods, outright lies and immature whining, and yet are presented and viewed as fact, the public is being fed a sort of chaos that they perceive as order. They so desperately want to believe that everything Moore says is true that they dismiss even the most obvious errors and lies and thus are engaged in what I believe is social entropy.

For a great article debunking Moore's Bowling mockumentary, go here.
A few quick updates...

Job - Looks like I'm still working with the JESTERS theater program...a few other jobs are slowly creeping my way as well...

Writing - Behind schedule...way behind!

Art - I'm happy with a lot of what I've been working on, however, I have recently come across a deal that is rather easy, though time consuling, and will pay well...drawing people's pets! I will NOT be posting images of those.

more soon...

Thursday, July 08, 2004

so...where is the new and improved web site?

Several things have happened that have kept me from getting the new site up and running...though technically I did say it would launch in July...not July 1...first off is money...it's tight right now! Second, the University cleaned out my office and my files! Fortunately they backed everything up and I now have my images for the web site...third, is money...fourth is time and fith is money...but fear not...I believe that the job situation will improve by tuesday!

As far as my writing goes, I am editing (still) Entropy Gate - Journey (what a long freakin' book) and I'm working on Darkness Aftermath. Got lots of new artwork too...which, btw, I sold two paintings recently!Also, I have designed a book cover for M. L. Rigdon's new novel "Beyond the Dark Moutains"...hopefully I'll get that image up soon.

Friday, July 02, 2004


I decided (for the fans) and for my own sanity, to create a time line of the Entropy Gate stories and spinoffs...

ENTROPY GATE BEYOND - 2186 (march)
ENTROPY GATE Sisterhood of the Techno Tango 2187

ps. the web site is almost ready...

Monday, June 21, 2004


Yes, after quitting my job, I have been so inspire to create art work and write, it makes me realize how unhealthy my job really was. Entropy Gate - Darkness Aftermath is rockin'! I have about ten new drawings that will be posted on the relaunched website in July...they are all based on characters and settings in the D.A. universe. For the first time in my writing-life I am creating a stroy based entirely on the drawings that I am producing. Usually I produce drawings and paintings of characters and locations in the story to help me understand the 'look' of the person or scene. Now, however, I am writing totally on the drawings that I am producing...it is a fantastic feeling and I'm totally pumped. That on top of the fact that I am about five days from copmpleting the final edit of Entropy Gate - Journey! Just about ready to hit the real world with it and start looking for an agent! WHOO HOO!

Wednesday, June 09, 2004




Entropy Gate
Darkness Aftermath

Chapter one

Rain falls. It falls and falls and crashes through the rafters. It eats away at the streets and sidewalks. It gouges the ground with an unrelenting fervor.
Rain falls every day. Each and every day the thunder crashes and the clouds spew out their innards. It just never stops. No. That isn’t true. I’m twenty-nine years old. In my entire life I have experienced two days without rain. Now granted, it wasn’t two full days. It was three hours the first day. Strangely enough, it was on my eleventh birthday. And then it stopped for an hour on my sixteenth birthday.
Rain falls. And those two days of respite, I could not enjoy the sun. I felt a strange warmth on my skin, but there was nothing to see. I am blind. We all are. Marrick, Delt, Father, all of us. Every single one of us on this world is without sight. Delt says that the radiation caused our blindness. Father says its God’s wrath because of who we are.
Rain falls and we can’t even see it. I have never seen color or light or rain. I am told, by the elders, that rain falls from clouds. Clouds are in the sky, which is somewhere above me. But how high, I can only guess. Seven generations have lived here. Here, of course, is Home.
I’m going to miss Delt.
And Marrick.
And Father.
And the rest. I’ll miss them all.
As I walked through the deep mud of the central street today, I came across a body. I felt his face, his hands, his clothes. It was Delt. I am certain.
They’re dead. All of them. I hope to be able to explain why they died. Why so many died at my hands. Why it all had to happen. And I hope and pray that God will find it in his heart to forgive me. I tried to do what was right, but in the end, it came down to the sword. It came down to the blades. I tried to save them, but I failed.
Rain falls. It falls and washes the blood from my hands.
My name, as it was given, is Sister Gwyn. I am told that the title of Sister was given to holy women on Earth. I have no knowledge of Earth or of true holiness. What I did was not an act of God, but an act of survival.
Rain falls and I realize that I have rarely known the feeling of dryness. Except in my heart. My heart is dry. Dry now that it has all ended.
Rain falls, but it can not wash away my guilt.
This is the darkness aftermath and I am the survivor…

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

I did it...turned in my resignation...I already have three possibilities and an interview tomorrow...GOD ROCKS! However, that doesn't mean you should stop praying.

And in Entropy Gate news...

The Website IS getting relaunched in July! Hopefully Jake will be done with part 3 of Vow...

Also, I have a lot of new paintings from Darkness Aftermath chapter on of ICON!

Friday, June 04, 2004

Update...'bout time...

Here's what's been going on in the Entropy Gate world...I've been re-editing, as you no-doubt know...but I've also been in my studio every night for the past gazillion evenings (starting at 10:00 pm after the last of the family crashes) working on two shows...show number one is at the Firefly (a small coffee shop with a few good areas to show some smaller works) and the Mocha Room (my fave haunt in Decatur...my fifth show there). Firefly (coffee shop, not the Joss Wheadon show) has four landscape paintings and six Entropy Gate images (plus a drawing of my wife). The EG stuff is from two spin-off stories...Asylum and Sisterhood of the Technotango...

WHAT? You might ask...well, as of July, the Entropy Gate web site should be up and running and all should be made clear...

Mocha room hosts (gasp) flowers...freakin' irises! Yes, I sold out. The lovely and wonderful Kristi seduced me into painting irises...I only pray that they sell...

And now...the good stuff...

I hope to launch new things in July when the web site comes back on line...

1. Jake's third chapter in the Vow of the Sword series
2. More EG artwork
3. Entropy Gate - Icons (more about that later)
4. Entropy Gate - DARKNESS AFTERMATH...now this I am pumped about...I have a lot of new artwork based on this spin off...I can't wait til July to reveal it...but I must...anyone requesting info or images might just be lucky enough to get a special delivery!


Tuesday, April 20, 2004

I think that T must return to the classics and read more Asimov...I'd like to see how far the movie I ROBOT deviates from the book...the movie looks great and I recall reading part of the book back in high school...

Tonight I'll post some edits!

Friday, April 16, 2004

Some one stop him...Solo shot first!

Just got this from the Dark Worlds web site re: Lucas and the no-longer "original" Star Wars trilogy...

The new release will not include the three films as they were originally released in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, but will instead feature the revised versions Lucas released to theaters in the ‘90s, featuring substantially altered effects shots as well as a certain amount of narrative tinkering. These versions were met with mixed response by the fan community (scenes that had been in the original features for decades were now gone), but they proved an enormous success at the box office. In fact, there are rumors that the DVDs will feature further revisions of the revisions from the ’97 release.

let's hope the rumors prove false...

Also, in EG news...I've been getting a lot of editing done and am very happy with the new feel of the story. It reads better, faster and seems a lot tighter. Should be posting a before and after soon.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Last words on the Passion...for now at least...

I really do need to get back to the purpose of this blog which is to update people on the status of all things Entropy Gate(ish)...but first, one last comment about the movies and then the update. First off, thanks Uncle Jerry for the input! Second, let me print a quote from our news paper last week..."Mel Gibson isn't the only one with a religious film this season. Mickey Mouse has one, too. Touchstone Picture's long-awaited "The Alamo" hits neighborhood theaters today." Isn't anyone concerned about the anti-Hispanic riots that are sure to be spawned by this violent film? The newspaper article alone shows the brave (Billy Bob Thorton) Davy Crocket fighting a faceless, no doubt, stereotypical Mexican soldier.

Okay...that feels better.

ps. I do plan to see Alamo and have heard it's quite good.

Now, on to EG stuff. We got hit hard tax wise from the book! So, any chance of EG 2 being self-published is slim to none. But, fear not, those of you who have been begging to read the second installment. Plans are in the works to aid you!

Re-re-re-(whatever)-re-editing of EG-Journey is going well and it really seems like it should be a much tighter book. I am quite excited about the way it's progressing and am thinking about posting two sections (one pre-re-re-re-re-editing and one post re-re...well, you get the idea).

The seven-chapter-short story Entropy Gate ICONS will be completed soon as will the sound track. If all goes as planned we hope to have the web site back up in a few months.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

The Passion...part two...or, it's about time I blogged.

No excuses...let's get into it.

Violence. Yes, it was very violent. Should it have been? I think so. From an artists point of view I have seen so many paintings of Jesus on the Cross where he looks so unhurt as to be comfortable. Was it too much though? No. Did I flinch? YES! (the only scene I couldn't watch was the nailing of the feet) Yet, what was amazing was that at the point where I felt it was almost too much, the scene would change and we'd see Christ washing the deciples feet or his sermon on the mount. The scene changes came at just the right moment.

(interestingly enough, it is the first R rated movie my mother has ever seen...)

Several people have complained that it was too violent, yet Kill Bill and a number of other films are drenched in blood and guts and violence...what stood out to me was the fact that all of this violence was directed at one man...and everyone was guilty.

I think that had the violence been toned down, there would have been less impact...which, uh, is sort of stating the obvious.

I think the real problem I had with the violence in the film was how certain people reacted to it.

Case in point, one of the talk radio guys was griping about the R rating and said that since he had seen "Silence of the Lambs" he swore off R rated movies...yet, he said that he made an exception when it came to "Schindler's List" because that was "an important movie".

I think that "the Passion" is important, yet I still have a hard time refering to it as a movie. I see movies to be entertained...even if it is an informative movie, I still sit there and watch for interesting camera moves, special effects, sound tracks, etc... Not so with Passion... it felt like an event, a meditation. Perhaps upon second viewing or when I see it on DVD my opinions will change...

Monday, March 08, 2004

Passion and such...

So...I've been away from blogging for a while and I've hardly visited any other blogs...

The Jesters have performed their two shows at the university and we're getting ready for the big show at the Embassy...I'll blog about that later. What I really want to talk about is something I have been excited about and mentioning and defending for a year now...

The Passion!

I finally saw it last week...last Wed. actually and there are several issues that I want address...1) the Mel Gibson hates Jews charge 2) the violence 3) the criticism and 4) the movie as a meditation

First off (and I pointed this out many times) most of the charges that the movie would promote hatred of Jews came from people who had not yet seen the movie. When I left the theater I felt no anger towards Jews...in fact, the only ones I felt anger towards were the Roman soldiers who flogged and tortured Jesus. I actually came away from the movie with the feeling that the priests who were demanding the death of Jesus were feeling that he was truly a threat to their belief in God and and their way of worship. I felt a sympathy for them (spoiler alert...though a very small one). At the end, when the curtain in the temple was ripped, one of the high priests broke down and cried...now, was that because of the curtain ripping and the temple being damaged...or...was it because he realized what had truly happened...

To say that the movie should not be seen because it would create hatred of Jews would be like saying that "Saving Private Ryan" should not be shown because it would generate hatred of Germans or that "Last of the Mohicans" should not be shown because it would generate hatred of French and Indians (native Americans for the PC crowd). Recently at our local Art House Movie Theater, there was a movie called "The Sisters of..." well, the name escapes me, but here's the run down. It was a "true-story" movie about nuns in Ireland abusing young girls. Perhaps this film, which was praised by local college profs and critics, should not be seen due to the fact that it might generate hatred towards nuns.

When you break it down, I believe it comes to this...1. Mel Gibson made an incredible film that depicts the final events in Jesus' life prior to his crucifixion from a christian standpoint...unlike "Last Temptation of Christ". 2. The movie has ticked off a lot of non-Christians (and regrettably some Christians as well) and they do not want to see it become a hit (sorry...too late). 3. People don't want the movie seen because there is TRUTH to learned, discussed or meditated on. 4. If you hate Jews, this movie won't incite you to kill any because you probably won't waste your time watching it in the first place.

next blog...Violence and Blood...Should Christians see an R rated movie?

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Maybe some good Star Wars news here...

Just found this regarding the next installment...

Monday, February 09, 2004

So why haven't I blogged lately?

Life has been rather chaotic lately and probably will be until the end of March. I'll be shutting down the ENTROPY GATE web site at the end of Feb. due to my chaotic schedule and the cost of keeping it up. I'll probably revamp it all and re-launch the site this summer. I will maintain the blog and try to blog more regularly.

Thursday, January 22, 2004


I am displaying art in two locations this month...the MOCHA ROOM in DECATUR, IN. and ARTLINK in down town FORT WAYNE, IN. The landscapes are at the Mocha Room (where I had a sale 3 days into the show) while two of my Entropy Gate peices are at the Art Link Gallery. Much to my surprise, I recived a check in the mail this morning. One of the EG works sold! Wahoo!

Thursday, January 15, 2004

So whatever happened to Entropy Gate - Beyond?

It's still there...or here...or whereever...but it is alive and kicking...I know, I know, I had said that it would be ready in Dec. 2003...well, that was before my job description EXPANDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Regardless, I am working towards re-editing EG-Journey and that will be quite the task. But what about all of us who are dying to know what happened to Michael, Silla, Mitchum and Derek? Hold fast...I'm working on a way you can get BEYOND without buying the book...be calm, wait...check out the recent artwork on the main web page...

Warner Home Video has announced the specs for the upcoming release of THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS DVD. The concluding film in the MATRIX trilogy will arrive in stores on April 6 as a two-disc set retailing for $29.95. It will be available in both fullscreen and widescreen anamorphic versions.

Among the bonus features:

* An English Dolby Digital 5.1 track, a Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo track and a French Dolby Digital 5.1 track. There will also be English, Spanish and French subtitles.

* Seven feaurettes ranging from looks at the film’s CGI work to its fight scenes.

* A look at upcoming THE MATRIX ONLINE video game.

* 3D timeline for the entire MATRIX saga, including the films, THE ANIMATRIX and the ENTER THE MATRIX video game.

* Stills, trailers and DVD-ROM features.

(from DarkWorlds)

Looks good!

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Vacation is over...

And though it was theoretically four weeks long, the contract stated that we were to return on the 2nd. However, I was already back and had spent the first week of the vacation painting backdrops for someone else's musical...Smokey Joe's Cafe.

Consequently, due to the backdrops and some last minute student registration I had to do, I did not get my drawing to the level I wanted it to be at. We had to have the work into the gallery by 5:00 on Thursday...I got there right at 10 till. Needless to say, some people (who shall remain nameless) were given extensions and were allowed to bring their art work in at a much later date...hmmm...

Anyway, there is a beginning sketch called ICON on the sketchbook page of the gallery. I'll post an image of the finished piece along with an explanation later this week.

Friday, January 09, 2004

My wife just sent me this...very cool!

Tuesday, January 06, 2004


Jake has completed part 2 of VOW OF THE SWORD. It's quite amazing. Check it out here.

As always, thanks to Ken for posting everything and maintaining the site. Hopefully I'll get my act together and finish the last four pages of LAB BORN part 2.

I'll also have more in the scetchbook page and the album and short story pages should be finished soon.