Monday, November 12, 2007

CAPS Banquet for Stan Lee Nov. 11, 2007

My brother Doug and I were lucky enough to join CAPS after being recommended by our good friend (and legendary artist) Stan Sakai (who is always inspiring to talk too)! A terrific banquet and presentation in honor of Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-man, The Hulk, Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, X-Men, and too many more to list!) took place at the Porter Valley Country Club last night. The event was set-up for CAPS by Stephen Silver and his lovely wife Heidi, who did a fantastic job making a wonderful evening for everyone. Stan Lee was great, talking with everyone, taking photos, signing autographs and just being the incredibly entertaining personality that he is. We also got to meet June Foray, the well-known voice talent behind such classic voices as Granny and Witch Hazel from the Warner Brothers theatrical cartoons, and Rocky the Squirrel and Natasha from the Bullwinkle series! I flew down from Northern California for the event, and it more than exceeded my expectations... I highly recommend joining the CAPS organization if you can no matter where you live, you will be greatly inspired!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ape Escape & Mike's Unnatural Love of Fedoras

Ape Escape is going great, and the whole team has a lot of fun joking around! Karl Toerge (head of storyboard) and Kevin Kolde (producer/owner Project 51 Studios)especially love to harass me about my love of Fedoras (see two post-its drawings by Karl, one of me, and one of the monkeys dressed as me). I made the fake "Sinatra" album cover (above)to send to them as a prank before heading down for the 2nd recording session. --Mike