Our POW [Picture of the Week] this week is Sly and his crew from Oscar. Click on the photo to see a full-size version. – Craig
Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd is back and he’s brought Angelo “Snaps” Provolone with him!
Over the coming weeks/months I’ll be posting more of Mike’s sketch card commissions. My goal is to eventually get a card for every character Sly has played. We’re well on our way!
You can see more of Mike’s art at his Deviant Art site. Mike is available for commissions and his prices are very reasonable.
On September 19, 2014, IFC.com posted 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sylvester Stallone by Andy Hunsaker.
My guess is you’ll know every single one of the facts, but it is still worth a click-over for the Youtube video links. – Craig
Oscar is actually a family favorite around my household, and has become something we quote quite often in our daily conversation. Made in 1991, Oscar was directed by John Landis, known for his work on The Blues Brothers and Twilight Zone: The Movie. The film is a comedy set in a city during the 1920s, where gangsters were more glamorous and Angelo “Snaps” Provolone (Sylvester Stallone) was the king of them all. The story begins when Angelo promises his dying father that he’ll leave the life of a gangster and pursue and honest living as a banker and businessman. Having no experience in anything legitimate, a series of problems ensue as he tries to fulfill his father’s dying wish. This proves to be a difficult task with the police watching his tail, incapable of accepting his change in career, along with bankers to impress, and a wannabe son-in-law who is seeking the hand of his recently impregnated daughter. The dialogue moves fast, but if you can keep up then you will keep laughing; it is witty, fast-paced and highly entertaining. You will also get to see a young and brattyMarisa Tomei and an awkwardly eloquent elocutionist, played by Tim Curry.
- Demolition Man
- The Expendables
- Rocky IV
- Rocky V
- Rocky Balboa
- Grudge Match
- Expendables 2
This week we have Sly from Oscar by Thom Zahler. I was introduced to Thom at HeroesCon 2011 and to his art through his Love an Capes website. In addition to being an artist and writer, Thom is a great entertainer. He’s funny and does a better Shatner than the guy on the Priceline commercials.
That’s an autographed mini-poster for “Oscar” starring Sly Stallone. It’s autographed by John Landis, the director of, the very under-rated “Oscar” and so many other fan favorite films.
My pal, Alex surprised me with a package containing it and several other Stallone-related autographs that I’m going to post on the SZ over the coming weeks. Alex, as you’ve probably guessed is also known as LotofSly on the SZ message boards where he also serves as one of our moderators [and now has his own section Me &…]. Alex has met more celebrities than anyone else I know, and he somehow always manages to get photos with them. That’s in addition to being an all-around nice guy… and as nice as Alex is THAT has to be a full time job!
This week we have Sly from Oscar as our POW [Picture of the Week]. Click on the photo to see a fullsize version. – Craig