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How to Make an Axe Cop Costume for Cosplay

How to Make an Axe Cop Costume for Cosplay

Making high quality costumes for comic conventions can be tedious for non-cosplayers, so I decided to create a quick tutorial on how to make an Axe Cop costume.

Why 16-year old Jackson Laverman Made an Iron Man Suit

Why 16-year old Jackson Laverman Made an Iron Man Suit

There is a fantastic blog post titled “Why Make an Iron Man Suit? A 16-Year Old Artist’s Story…”¬†over at the website for the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. In the post, Jackson Leverman describes in great detail the process of pepakura and sculpting a suit for himself. Jackson originally planned to build a Halo suit but changed his mind after seeing an Iron Man 2 trailer.

Wil Wheaton Highlights Painter Joe Granski

Wil Wheaton Highlights Painter Joe Granski

We’ve previously written about ¬†Joe Granski’s work and interviewed him about his awesome paintings. We’re very glad to see that Joe is being noticed by people like Wil Wheaton. Congratulations Joe, we look forward to seeing more of your great work make it into pop culture. If you’re interested in seeing more of his paintings just check out Joe Granski’s stunning, but NSFW, portfolio.

NASA and Science Fiction Panel at East Tennessee State University

NASA and Science Fiction Panel at East Tennessee State University

I was invited to speak on the closing panel about NASA and science fiction at East Tennessee State University’s (ETSU) first ETSUcon. The talk was held on April 27, 2013 in Johnson City, Tennessee. I jumped at the opportunity to unofficially talk about the cool projects I’ve been working on the past few years.

Interview with Artist and Illustrator Joe Granski

Interview with Artist and Illustrator Joe Granski

From strippers and porn stars to protesters, cosplayers, and super heroes in the making, Joe Granski’s work gives a peek into sub-cultures outside of the mainstream.

Joe Granski is a painter and illustrator who is local to the DC area. His portraits explores the way people use images to present themselves and how those images are, in turn received by others. He has recently displayed his work at DC’s Artomatic.

Dennis, Matt, and I have known Joe for many years and now, he sits with the crew of Unified Pop Theory, Red Bull in hand, ruminating about the creative paths he has taken and what calls “artistic causality”. We found him to be a walking contradiction. Congenial with a bit of arrogance. Opinionated and at the same, a creative recluse. Listen to the interview…

This Star Wars Celebration VI Gallery Includes Stormtrooper Cosplay, Star Wars Masks, and Lightsaber Fights!

This Star Wars Celebration VI Gallery Includes Stormtrooper Cosplay, Star Wars Masks, and Lightsaber Fights!

Star Wars Celebration VI was held in Orlando, Florida from August 23 – August 26, 2012. Here’s my attempt at capturing a few photos from event.

NASA and Star Wars at SpaceUp Houston

NASA and Star Wars at SpaceUp Houston

I’ve experienced few things as cool as when these pictures were taken.

The 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming group, showed up to SpaceUp Houston and climbed on NASA’s Space Exploration Vehicle. I was amazed at the audience reaction, they commented on the similarities between NASA and Star Wars spacesuits and couldn’t stop talking about “what if” scenarios. Our relationship with space is often one with science fiction and film. In Houston, for a moment, fiction became reality and the possibilities became endless.