Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Let's hope I have better luck on the other coast...

So I discovered at 10pm that sometime today, my brand new camera broke (the screen shattered), so I made a mad dash to the only place open in NYC where I can buy another camera, the 24 hour Apple Store, and bought one of their last two cameras (I guess they are moving digital cameras out of the stores to make more room for iPhones) which luckily was a model below my new camera.

So my plan is to return the newest camera when I get back, and then try my damnedest to see if either the store where I bought the broken camera can help me out, or deal with the manufacturer directly.

Let's hope the rest of the trip works out better.

And on that note, I must remind all two of you that care, that I will be in San Diego at the annual geek-fest that is the San Diego Comic-Con, buying a bunch of junk, from Wednesday, July 25th until Sunday, July 29th. I'll be blogging, Flickring, and Twittering all weekend.


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Blurry Photos of My Room.

So now that you have seen my apartment, you might be wondering what my room looks like.


Well, you first see a postcard for Scott Pilgrim's next book that I got from Bryan Lee O'Malley at MoCCA last week taped to my door.


Once you enter you see my autographed posters for the first two MoCCA Art Festivals, and atop them, and Jim Rugg Afrodesiac print.


My first bookshelf, full of graphic novels and Muppet action figures.


Atop that are more original comic pages. From left to right: "The Sentry" by Jae Lee, "Ultimate Spider-Man" by Mark Bagley, and "Ex Machina" by Tony Harris.


Next to the Tony Harris page is "Spider-Man" by Darwyn Cooke and "New X-Men" by Frank Quietly.


Below those pages are two pages from my friend Matt Loux's first two graphic novels: "F-Stop" and "Sidescrollers". These are extra special to me, since they both feature my cameos in both books.


My bed. This is where the magic doesn't happen.


Across from my bed are two of the bonuses of working at a movie memorabilia shop for 6 years: an original "Spider-Man" World Trade Center teaser poster, and an original "The Apartment" one sheet.


Next to that is an Alex Ross Super Grover print..


...and my second book case.


To the right of the book case are comics that need to be filed at my parent's place...


And to the left are books that need to be read.


My favorite thing about my room: continue past the door and you come to my bathroom!


On the door to my bathroom is an original sketch from "Black Hole" that Charles Burns gave to me at MoCCA last year. For FREE!


Inside the bathroom is a Masters of the Universe poster that my father mounted onto a piece of wood and hung up in my childhood bedroom. I thought my parent's threw it out year's ago, but my mother found it while cleaning my grandmother's basement, so in my bathroom it went.


Also in the bathroom: miniposters for Superman Returns, Batman Begins, and an autographed photo of Gary Coleman.

More photos are up at my Flickr gallery.


Monday, July 02, 2007

Blurry Photos of My Apartment.

My roommates, Armando and John, and I took a trip out to Ikea this Saturday (and by took a trip out to Ikea, I mean made my little sister drive us there), where we purchased some frames and a display case. Now that we have this stuff, we finally feel like our apartment is decorated (Well, there is still a wall that John needs to pick out decoration for, but he has an Elvis poster all picked out). So, I decided to whip out my camera and get some photos taken. I'm not the happiest with the photos, but they'll do for now.


I stole that sign from a door at MSG after the Justin Timberlake concert.

So what awaits you inside?


Come on in!


When you first come in, you see my autographed photo of Mr. T, and my original page from Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life".


As you come in, you make a left, and you enter our dining/living room are, with the kitchen to the right, and Armando's room behind the couch.


This is our dining are. On the table is our makeshift centerpiece consisting of coloring books, crayons, a children's book, and and empty wine bottle. Y'know, the normal kindergarten stuff.

The three movie posters were chosen by us individually, with Armando going with "Coming to America", John with "Temple of Doom", and my choice, "Ferris Bueller". The New Frontier poster is a $7 DC Direct poster. In a nice frame, it looks as good as a $200 print.


My DVD collection. My roommates were nice enough to let me keep them out in the living room.


Atop the DVD shelves are vinyl figures of The Kaufman Brothers from "Adaptation," and my favorite kid's book, "There's A Monster At The End Of This Book."

Spoiler: It's Grover.


Next to the DVD case is the entertainment center, with the new display case next to it. On top of the TV is a photo of New York Yankees legend, Don Mattingly.


Underneath the TV are some of my favorite comic book collections, John's novels, Armando's DVDs, a PS2, and XBox, and a karaoke machine.

Yes, we have private karaoke parties. It's just me, Armando, and whoever walks past our apartment.


The new display case is sweet. Everything looks great in the there. I bought a light fixture for it that still needs to be installed. But once I do, it'll just be better.


Above the couch is a print of The Goonies done by animation artist Steve Silver that I got last year at the San Diego Comic-Con. On the couch are stuffed animal versions of Transformers.


Yes, stuffed animal Transformers.


Our fridge. It's where the food lives.


Across from the fridge, Armando decided to hang up two of his favorite albums.


Lionel Richie's self-titled masterpiece, and the soundtrack to the Menudo movie.

Yes, there was a Menudo movie. I had no idea either.


Down the hall is my room, on the left, and John's room on the right.


On the left hand side of the wall, I put up some of my favorite comic pages. First off is a hi-rez print of "All-Star Superman" #1. Since it's in a place where the door could hit it, I had to put up a page that wasn't framed. The door to the bathroom is next to that.


Inside the bathroom, John hung up his originally Loki sketch by Paolo Rivera.

Loki judges you while you pee.


On the other side of the bathroom door is my new "Bill & Ted" page by Evan Dorkin. Next to that is the circuit breakers, which I've decorated with new books I picked up from Todd Webb at MoCCA last week. They're little match book style books that have magnets on the back. They are filled with excerpts from his cartoon journal. Really awesome little books.


There's a page from the graphic novel adaptations of "The Baby-Sitter's Club" from my friend Raina Telgemeier. She said she thinks I got the best page, and I think I agree.


Next to that is a page I got from "Local" #2 by Ryan Kelly. I saw this page at MoCCA last year and passed. Luckily he still had it this year.


At the end of the hall, on the slice of wall in between my room and John's room is where I hung up my original David Mazzuchelli Batman head sketch. It might just be my favorite piece that I own.

More photos can be found at my Flickr gallery, including photos of my room, which I will write about next time.