Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…

The Franchize Has an “Escape Plan” for Sly

Jerry Gaylord aka The Franchize returns with his take on Sly from Escape Plan.  

Jerry is one of my favorite sketch artists.  He always gives collectors more than they’re expecting and he is just plain good!

I highly recommend Jerry to all sketch collectors. He quickly responds to e-mails, his turnaround time is fast and he packages the art to ensure it arrives safely.

To check out more of Jerry’s art, head here. – Craig

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…

Ted Kotcheff Praises Sly at Recent “First Blood” Screening

 Ted Kotcheff and David Frison

Recently SZoner, David (Soop) Frison was able to attend a screening of FIRST BLOOD which was the last of three Ted Kotcheff movies presented between June 23rd and 25th at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, CA.

The opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the director was offered after the screening.

Among other anecdotes, Mr. Kotcheff had this nice thing to say about his main actor:

“As a filmmaker, Sylvester (as he likes to call him) has this thing on me that I don’t have; he really knows what the audience likes and dislikes. And so, the two major times Sylvester contributed to the success of this film, was when he said that Rambo should not kill any of the Reserve Army Men at the stand off by the cave (…) and, after all Rambo has been through during that horrible day (…), he should not die at the sheriff’s station.”


Famous artist Bill Pruitt also showed up and made Ted Kotcheff the gift of one of his paintings.



David (Soop) Frison
Actor and twice Sylvester Stallone’s movie poster body double.


Thanks to Soop for the update! – Craig

Otis Frampton and a Rhinestone Cowboy

Otis Frampton did his take on Sly from Rhinestone way back in 2009 when every Sunday [okay, ALMOST, every Sunday], Otis had a live UStream broadcast that he called the 7×7 Sunday.

Lucky fans could get a head sketch of ANY character drawn live by Otis on a 7X7 inch bristol board for 7 bucks postage paid. It was the best deal going.  Watching Otis drawing live and interacting with fans kept me up even if I wasn’t a sketch winner.

Good times!


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