Evil Dead:pool! Hail to the king baby

After a fun weekend of watching all 3 Evil dead movies, I got inspired.

I’ve always wanted to paint an oil painting of Deadpool but always seem to lack time. This time around, there was so stopping me, I worked mainly at evening/night time. There has been very little sleep the last 3 days! I think it was all worth the effort and present to you know.

Evil Dead:pool! Hail to the king baby! (featuring Outlaw)


There are still some minor adjustments to do, but this is the jiff of it! I hope you enjoyed the painting process ūüėÄ


Talking to Carlo Barberi

Anjo Banjo: How did you start all of this, like some people like my self see a drawing and say to them self , I want to do that.

Carlo Barberi: Yes, pretty much like that, ever since when I was a kid, my mother told me that I just took the table and just paint at the
table, so since i was a I’d, I just went to do that.

Anjo Banjo:There is this picture in one of the Deadpool with an arrow through his head, do you know who drew that particular picture? It’s hilarious!

Carlo Barberi: I think Paco Medina was the one to draw that particular issue, I think I drew the next one or something like that.
Well it’s those kind of things, always, when it comes to Deadpool. I have to draw those kinda things always in Deadpool and they are really really fun to do those.

Anjo Banjo: I love Deadpool, what do you think about him breaking the fourth wall?

Carlo Barberi: It’s awesome! You kinda relate to the character when that happens, you know you understand that he sees you so it’s a lot of fun.
I’m really happy working on that in Deadpool.

Anjo Banjo: Which one is your favorite character to draw?

Carlo Barberi: I have a bunch but I really like Deadpool, Superman, Batman, Spider-man, so I think that I have to stop right there. It’s pretty much all I like to draw. (Laughs)

Anjo Banjo: Some artist draw Deadpool differently with some more de formed and other less, how deformed is your Deadpool?

Carlo Barberi: Not that deformed, maybe because I like the character, maybe that’s why mine is not so deformed. I pretty much just draw scars
and little bumps here and there but when you really look when I draw Deadpool without a mask you can see that he was handsome at some point, you know?

Anjo Banjo: Would you say will he ever be able to join the other X-men? You know he is back an forth. He is evil but he does the right thing.

Carlo Barberi: I don’t think he will be able to get the X-men he is to unstable to be an X-man and they have a big flag, you know they are the good guys and
everybody hates them, just imagine about Deadpool doing something stupid there.

Anjo Banjo: Like making million of pancakes for breakfast.

Carlo Barberi: Exactly. (Laughs)

Anjo Banjo: Tell me something about your equipment, how do you start from an idea to a finished product?

Carlo Barberi: Well I just imagine the, well I am gonna talk about pages. I got a script I just read what’s on the page and I imagine what the page is gonna look like and I just go from there I just start drawing. I just go from pencil to do the sketches and then the cells, then go to directly to pencil.

Anjo Banjo: If you look at the old Marvel comics they started with even squares and then came Japanese influence and opened up full pages and like that what inspired you to do the new way of drawing?

Carlo Barberi:¬†When I was a kid I actually my first attempt on braking the page I saw McFarlane, Tod McFarlane. I just went nuts on that kinda thing. I remember John Romita, Jack Kirby, you know all that stuff but I thought that comics went that way and I want to draw comics but when I saw McFarlane I just like, ‚Äėmy god you can do that in a comic book page?‚Äô¬† So, that‚Äôs pretty much it, it‚Äôs my influence and how to brake a page, pretty much started with Tod McFarlane.

Thank you Carlo for a fun talk! It is always a great experience to get into the mind of such great artists.

I still hope that one day the X-men will accept Deadpool into their ranks, because they need a little bit more ‚Äúcrazy‚ÄĚ and less sappy emo boy scout bordedom like¬†Cyclops!

I mean come on.

Everytime ¬†Jean goes missing, he turns into an Emo girls dream! They need Deadpool, at least he doesn‚Äôt break down when he ‚Äúkind of‚ÄĚ kills someone.

Only time will tell ‚Äúand writers‚ÄĚ where Deadpool will end up, one thing is for sure, there will be Taco‚Äôs involved.


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Wizard World Comic Convention Day 1

It was a long trip from Neenah, Wisconsin to Chicago today. Mabion and I woke up early. We packed our bags the night before because we knew we would forget something if we didn’t. It’s one of those “pre event jitters” that almost have you paralyzed. I will honestly say that I was very nervous, still am a little bit.

There are so many to talk to and so much to see. I want to do my best in terms of delivering a coverage that will be both intriguing and fun! Because that is why we do these things.

We arrived a bit later in the day, about half an hour late to Chicago then anticipated. We¬†literally¬†threw our bags into the room, grabbed what we¬†considered¬†important and made our way to the event. Woe me did I realize that I forgot my recording¬†equipment. So we ended up using our cellphone. There was no time for food or a much needed nap. I started to feel sleep deprived but hoped that it wouldn’t show.

Despite being tired and hungry, the excitement was overwhelming. Once I started to see people who were walking and carrying their comic book collections to be signed, my heart jumped with glee.

“These are my people!”¬†We got our press passes without any delays and the PR person, mr Jerry Milani, was kind enough to answer any questions we might have. Rest to say we felt very much welcomed! Now Then! Off to the floor and some fun pictures!

I was looking for a Deadpool, which has since a while back, been one of my favorite Marvel heroes(?). I love his sense of humor and the insanity that makes him a fantastic character. Face it, you can do anything involving him and it will always make the story more interesting.

It doesn’t matter that he is¬†absolutely¬†hideous. All that matters is that his insanity makes me feel quite normal. This Deadpool is the only one I’ve found so far. He is a bit on the thin side but it was still a great representation of the costume. Now some pictures will appear¬†blurry, we¬†apologize¬†about that. We are not sure¬†what¬†is up with our camera, we will have it taken care of by tomorrow.

This Deadpool unfortunately ran away before we were able to ask  him to pose for a picture. I think I was busy tending to something else and my photographer Mabion, was making sure to stay close . Like a real life superhero (insert, awwwwwwww here).

What is a Comic book¬†convention without our friendly¬†neighbor¬†hood comic book guys?¬†These fine gentle men were quick to¬†assist¬†in Mabions eternal search of comics that leave an empty gaping space in his massive collection. Honestly, everyone were so friendly and so¬†accommodating. The atmosphere in itself was intoxicating. There was one little¬†cosplayer (I think that is the term)¬†in particular that caught my attention. A little girl dressed up as Captain America. She was¬†absolutely¬†adorable. We have many artist and authors that we hope to interview the upcoming days. Today was mostly spent looking around and familiarizing ourselves with who everyone was and were we could find them. We didn’t expect anyone to be signing anything today. Boy were we wrong. Entirely caught of guard, we met¬†Peter S. Beagle¬†( The author of “The last unicorn”) and his wonderfully charming Lackey¬†Connor Cochran. We have an entire interview for you guys that we will post as soon as we’ve finished writing it.

Also there was the one guy you really do not want to piss off, the Hulk himself, Mr Lou Ferrigno, who graciously gave us a smile as we took his picture. He was signing autographs while talking to his fans and by the looks of it, having a great time!

It is always wonderful to see him on these events. It’s like a familiar face. I met him the first time during the Sci fi exhibit in Malmo, Sweden. ¬†Further down in the signing isle was a cute looking girl called¬†Bonnie Piesse¬†(Actress –¬†Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones). We were able to snap a picture of her pretty smile. She looked so young. It is perplexing that you can see someone in a film and they seem so adult and so grown up, yet when you see them in person, they are so tiny and young looking. The way she looked, I¬†would’ve¬†guessed she is about the same age as my youngest baby sister.

We carried on with our little adventure to find more wonderful people in the artist/author section. There were so many talents that is was hard to figure out who to talk to first. It’s a really good thing we have several days left so we might be able to get a decent amount of people to talk too.

One person we did manage to talk to was Onrie Kompan. Author of Yi soon shin. He gracefully signed his comic for us and posed for a picture. I am looking forward to reading his work tonight.

At least if I ever manage to finish all the writings that I like to do. One thing I’ve noticed a lot at this years Comic con, is the increasing popularity of Zombies! Come on! Really?! Zombies are one of my greatest fears. I cannot stand them and they make my palms sweat. I know that they are not real, but I tend to have an overactive¬†imagination. When I was a child, I was exposed to Resident evil and it left me with a Zombie phobia that I have to deal with till this day! I mean, comeon. Zombies singing and dancing? All I imagine is the solo song going¬†“UUURGHHHHH RYUUUU UURGHH brain braaaaaiiin uuurgh”.

Whether I like it or not, I am sure that it will be a hit. After all, it seems that everyone likes Zombies. There is no escape for me. All I can do is find a Zombie fort and hide till the end of days. Very nice guys though, I wish them nothing but the best.

Another interesting thing we saw during this event is super hero balloon animals! Amazing right? They made a life size Captain America out of balloons! I was told that it took them 2 hours to make and they weren’t even done yet! Kudos to their¬†persistence! I could never do anything like that. I’ll just stick with nice old fashion pen and paper.¬†

There is also something about balloons that make my teeth hurt. I don’t really know why. To me it’s like nails on a chalkboard. That is why it is even more admirable to see someone doing this.

You can see the enthusiasm in this photograph and the life size Captain America in the background.

It is experiences like this that makes the entire experience pleasurable.

There are so many more photos we’d like to share with you and so much more words we want to give to you. It is however, getting very late. Mabion and I are way past our bedtime. We will continue writing tomorrow and sharing our experiences with you. So you can partake in this event from the comfort of your home. Hopefully we will be able to bring you as much of the experience as we can.

Till tomorrow, expect more wonders!


Very tired and very worn, but extremely happy!

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