Thursday, October 22, 2015

Drive-Ins & Drawings with Karli

Commissions caricature
Karli in cartoon form
Karli Melder is a student animator and cartoonist who likes to draw whimsical doodles of people with front butts. I first found out about Karli on tsū but it wasn't until I happened to be reading some of her posts on Twitter and Tumblr that I realized she sometimes worked at a drive-in movie theater. Most of those posts were in the form of a doodle depicting her in her uniform and work environment. I thought that was very cool since there aren't many drive-ins around anymore. I messaged her on tsū and asked her if she would like to do a short interview about her work experience at a drive-in and she kindly accepted. Most of the questions were asked over a period of a couple of weeks.

At the time of my request, there was no drive-in theater in my area. Little did I know one would open up just weeks later not far from where I live. How cool and coincidental is that?

She was also nice enough to draw her version of the Movie Vigilante with herself, enjoying popcorn and a movie.

Enjoy the interview.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

JARHUMOR Interview

JARHUMOR interview
James A Roberson (JAR)
This is my follow-up interview with JARHUMOR creator and writer James A. Roberson (JAR), the self-proclaimed Ed Wood of cartoon humor. James and I share a lot of the same interests, specifically B-movies, so I thought it was only fitting to catch up on what he's been up to.

We discuss the change he's made to his webcomic, what he's been watching and the future of movies among other things.

Be sure to watch the videos and click on the links to visit his website and stores. I've posted links to all his social media profiles at the end of the interview so be sure to follow him on those to keep up to date on his work.

Please check out the first interview I did with him to see more JARHUMOR.


Here are 21 questions I posed to JARHUMOR and the interesting answers he provided.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

An Interview with Weird Paul

Paul Petroskey interview
Weird Paul with B.C Rich Warlock guitar
Originally calling himself "Off-the-Wall Paul", Paul Petroskey is a Pittsburgh area musician who started releasing his own music on cassette tapes in the mid-eighties as "Weird Paul".

When his family bought its first video camera, he began vlogging at a time when the internet didn't exist. Until YouTube, the only way to watch Paul's vlogs was on VHS tapes. Long before food reviews became a popular topic among YouTube video creators, Paul recorded his own McDonald's Breakfast Review in 1984. He was way ahead of the curve.

He was also making his own homemade horror movies, involving his whole family.

Now known as the "original vlogger", Paul continues to write and record songs (over 700 and counting) and perform live. He's even had a documentary movie made about him called Weird Paul: A Lo Fidelity Documentary that played at the Chicago Underground Film Festival and Leeds International Film Festival.

With hours of videotaped footage from his personal archives remaining to be seen, Weird Paul's channel is sure to be entertaining for some time to come.

I contacted Paul by email and asked if he would be interested in doing an interview with me. He generously agreed and patiently answered 25 questions I posed to him, which you can read below.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

"Manos Returns" T-Shirt Selfie Contest

Official T-shirt

Director Tonjia Atomic announces a selfie contest to promote her upcoming movie which is Manos Returns, the sequel to Manos: The Hands of Fate. It is being produced by Jackey Raye Neyman Jones who portrayed Debbie in the original film.

In case you're wondering, yes, Tom Neyman will be returning in the role of The Master. What a great way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Manos, which will be in 2016.

Manos must be served!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Silent Movie PSA

I often wonder if patrons were annoyed by people talking during a movie back in the silent film era. After all, you didn't need to listen to a silent movie. In early moving pictures (movies to you and me)you had to read the dialogue in what was called an intertitle. The only sound you usually heard was someone playing live piano music in the theater in sync to the action on screen.