I have a wonderful treat for you. I was able to interview the creative mind behind ninjaink, Timothy Lim. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I do.
1. Who are you and where are you from?
I’m Timothy Lim, from the Natural State of Arkansas.
2. I just love your style! When did you discover your art style?
That’s a difficult question to answer. I am a self-taught artist, so I spent a lot of my early years just studying artists that I liked and trying to create flawed facsimiles of their style. I’m really amazed when people can blindly spot my art, because it’s something that even I’m unaware of! I continue to study artists that I like, and each time I learn a new trick or technique.
3. By looking at your art, I would say you have read comics so, what is your favorite title?
Believe it or not, I am not currently reading comics regularly. I like comic book heroes and their movies, but it’s a lot of time and money to invest into the books themselves – I pick up trade paperbacks occasionally, but only on a good recommendation. I was a really huge Spider-Man fan in high school, and in a way still am.
4. What inspired you to do the Star Scream?
I love Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”: it’s probably my favorite painting. I was looking at a small figurine that I have and the thought just came to me one day as I pondered how I could do a Transformers project.
I am sad to say that today we lost a true master of his craft. Ralph McQuarrie passed today, 3/3/12, at his home. Ralph brought the visions of George Lucas to life when he created his masterpieces for Star Wars. The best way I know to celebrate Ralph's life is by sharing some of his work.
You will be missed Mr. McQuarrie, may the Force guide you on your next journey.
Today I would like to review the animated film, Doom starring the Justice League from DC Comics. First of all let me say I am a big fan of the animated movies from DC Comics, but this was not my favorite film that they have released recently. Don't get me wrong, it was a decent film and the animation as well as voices were astonishing, but when I think of the Legion of Doom I think of Bizarro, Grundy, and Sinestro. I understand that they were trying to have villains for the team members they showed, but if you are going to have Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern, you need to have Sinestro as his nemesis in the Legion. I am not a big fan of Cyborg being in the league but it really did fit for the film. I would have love to seen Aquaman though.
All in all the film is worth a viewing.I do not want to give the story away so I will not go into detail of the plot. I will say however, the Green Lantern effects and Bane scenes were great! I give this film a strong 7 out of 10. Like I said earlier, it is not my favorite DC animated film, but it is good none the less.