Happy Monster-Loving New Year!

Posted by Cliff Robertson on Saturday, January 16, 2010

Welcome!  I’ve been getting a lot of new visitors to this site and I want to extend a hardy hand shake!  One reason that new visitors have been directed to the site is that I’ve been posting my videos to every file sharing site that I can find!  The one with the most traffic (is NOT Youtube) is Metacafe.  I got more hits in one hour than I did on Youtube in two months!  Also I’ve been calling myself the “Proprietor of Monster Menagerie” whenever I’ve made a comment on other sites and it seems to have worked.  

 

I had my second letter published in Scary Monsters Magazine!  Okay, so there was one typo –but that may have been my fault!  If you’ve never read Scary Monsters: Check it out!!  You can get it at Barnes & Noble, Boarders & most newsstands (they can’t be found at comic book stores anymore) –or check them out on-line: www.scarymonstersmag.com.  Tell Dennis Druktenis that I sent you (that’s Cliff Proprietor of www.monstermenagerie.com)!

 

Speaking of promoting my site: I’ve been handing out my business cards (it has the Mummy, Dracula and The Wolf Man on them) and I’ve been getting this reaction: I’ve seen this before!!

Okay, they might have been mistaken, but that’s what they are saying.  I wanted to have that look to my site and to my business cards:  the familiarity of old-school monsters and to include the cool font of Matisse (sorry Mac users you can’t see that font.  You’ll see it in a default font, like Arial).  So, to hear that it looks familiar is a complement!

DVR this: I found Monster Makers (2003) on the Hallmark channel.  This is a Hallmark original movie.  It’s a kid’s movie and it’s very low budget.  The plot is weak –so why watch it?  Linda Blair plays a mom; Adam Baldwin (My Bodyguard -1980) plays a sheriff & George Kennedy plays an old movie producer with a bunch of movie props in his basement (sort’a like a Forest J Ackerman).  There’s something there for little, little monster kids and some parts are for the older kids, like the character Ver-Man: a hobo who turns into a Were-rat at the smell of trash; there’s a living mannequin who collects real body parts to make himself human.

Download this: (Radio on the web).  NPR’s news game show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me (yeah, that’s the name) had guest star Lucy Lawless –Xena: Warrior Princess!  Download the 1/09/2010 show at www.npr.org.   

Lucy answers the question that bothered most of us: What was up with the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle?  Radio at its finest.

And speaking of Xena, its producer (Sam Raimi) and director of Spiderman 1,2 &3: Sony and Marvel has announced that Spiderman 4 will not have its old cast of the tree films –but they will put Peter Parker back into high school!  Retuning to his “roots” as they are saying.  Sam Raimi will not direct it.  Might as well go direct to DVD as far as I’m concerned!  I’ve also read that they are looking to re-boot the Fantastic Four!  Maybe when the rights to all of the films runs out for to all of the studios (Fox, Paramount & Sony) maybe Disney will bring some kind of consistency to the mix –I just hope that Disney will lower the price of a Marvel comic (four bucks??!!).

 

Happy Monster-Loving New Year!

Cliff

Proprietor of www.monstermenagerie.com



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Happy Monster-Loving New Year!

Posted by Cliff Robertson on Saturday, January 16, 2010

Welcome!  I’ve been getting a lot of new visitors to this site and I want to extend a hardy hand shake!  One reason that new visitors have been directed to the site is that I’ve been posting my videos to every file sharing site that I can find!  The one with the most traffic (is NOT Youtube) is Metacafe.  I got more hits in one hour than I did on Youtube in two months!  Also I’ve been calling myself the “Proprietor of Monster Menagerie” whenever I’ve made a comment on other sites and it seems to have worked.  

 

I had my second letter published in Scary Monsters Magazine!  Okay, so there was one typo –but that may have been my fault!  If you’ve never read Scary Monsters: Check it out!!  You can get it at Barnes & Noble, Boarders & most newsstands (they can’t be found at comic book stores anymore) –or check them out on-line: www.scarymonstersmag.com.  Tell Dennis Druktenis that I sent you (that’s Cliff Proprietor of www.monstermenagerie.com)!

 

Speaking of promoting my site: I’ve been handing out my business cards (it has the Mummy, Dracula and The Wolf Man on them) and I’ve been getting this reaction: I’ve seen this before!!

Okay, they might have been mistaken, but that’s what they are saying.  I wanted to have that look to my site and to my business cards:  the familiarity of old-school monsters and to include the cool font of Matisse (sorry Mac users you can’t see that font.  You’ll see it in a default font, like Arial).  So, to hear that it looks familiar is a complement!

DVR this: I found Monster Makers (2003) on the Hallmark channel.  This is a Hallmark original movie.  It’s a kid’s movie and it’s very low budget.  The plot is weak –so why watch it?  Linda Blair plays a mom; Adam Baldwin (My Bodyguard -1980) plays a sheriff & George Kennedy plays an old movie producer with a bunch of movie props in his basement (sort’a like a Forest J Ackerman).  There’s something there for little, little monster kids and some parts are for the older kids, like the character Ver-Man: a hobo who turns into a Were-rat at the smell of trash; there’s a living mannequin who collects real body parts to make himself human.

Download this: (Radio on the web).  NPR’s news game show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me (yeah, that’s the name) had guest star Lucy Lawless –Xena: Warrior Princess!  Download the 1/09/2010 show at www.npr.org.   

Lucy answers the question that bothered most of us: What was up with the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle?  Radio at its finest.

And speaking of Xena, its producer (Sam Raimi) and director of Spiderman 1,2 &3: Sony and Marvel has announced that Spiderman 4 will not have its old cast of the tree films –but they will put Peter Parker back into high school!  Retuning to his “roots” as they are saying.  Sam Raimi will not direct it.  Might as well go direct to DVD as far as I’m concerned!  I’ve also read that they are looking to re-boot the Fantastic Four!  Maybe when the rights to all of the films runs out for to all of the studios (Fox, Paramount & Sony) maybe Disney will bring some kind of consistency to the mix –I just hope that Disney will lower the price of a Marvel comic (four bucks??!!).

 

Happy Monster-Loving New Year!

Cliff

Proprietor of www.monstermenagerie.com



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Monster Menagerie


Cliff Robertson I'm a cartoonist who has many interest namely old time monsters and scary fun. I made this website to share creepy-fun stuff.
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