One of the things I love about going to comic book conventions is meeting new artists… or at least artists that are new to me. When I was at MegaCon this year, I met Scott Quick.
Scott does the web strip Camden Bottoms. I took a look at Scott’s sketchbook and decided to see if he’d be interested in doing a Stallone sketch. He was. I ended up getting two. This is the second. I’ll post the first next week. In the mean time check out Scott’s Camden Bottoms!
Expendables 3 News for the Week…
The picture above is a detail from a much larger photo recently added to ComingSoon’s Expendables 3 photo gallery.
Here’s your Rocky Broadway News for the Week…
Elliott Fernandez makes his second, but not hopefully not last appearance in our Stallone Sketch Gallery with his take on Sly as Barney Ross.
You can see more of Elliott’s art here and here. If you want to keep up with Elliott’s latest, you can follow him on Twitter.
Earlier this week, I received the following e-mail:
Hi Mr. Zablo,
I’m Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, Producer of the Sequelcast, a podcast looking at movie franchises. I’d thought you and your StalloneZone readers would be interested in checking out the podcasts we did of the Rocky films this past month. We also covered the Rambo films a few years ago. The podcasts might contain brief moments of explicit language.
Here are the links:
Keep up the good work with StalloneZone. The Expendables 3 looks to have a mightier cast than the second. I’m just wondering where Barney’s goatee went in all the promo shots for the film.
Thanks Mat for the kind words and the links to the Stallone-related podcasts! – Craig
On April 9, 2014, Yahoo! Movies took a look at which actor had played the most sports roles in their piece Crowining Mr. Sports Movies by Brian Enk.
Had they counted each Rocky movie individually (as I think they should have) then Sly would have easily come in first. At any rate, here’s what the said about him…
—Sylvester Stallone: If we were to tally sports movies as a whole, including sequels, the Italian Stallion would be our champ, with six entries as boxer Rocky Balboa in the “Rocky” movies. Sly’s other sports movie credits include “Death Race 2000″ (1975), in which he played deadly cross country racer Machine Gun Joe Viterbo; “Paradise Alley” (1978), in which he played Cosmo Corboni, one of three brothers trying to play the wrestling game in 1940s NYC; “Victory” (1981), in which he played a soccer goalie for the Allied forces as they face off against a German team at a WWII prison camp; “Over the Top” (1986), the greatest arm-wrestling movie ever made; “Driven” (2001), in which he plays former CART champion and car racing mentor Joe Tanto; and “Grudge Match” (2013), in which he plays former boxing champ Henry “Razor” Sharp.
Today we have Sly as Rocky with Burgess Meredith as Mickey drawn by Shawn Surface. The scan doesn’t nearly come close to doing this piece justice — it doesn’t show all of the art and the contrast is off.
Shawn is an all-around nice guy and his art should be getting more attention. So why not check out his site and give him some love?
The Expendables 3 character posters were big news this week!