The photo above is just one of 13 shots of Sly taken in LA posted at Zimbio on December 9, 2011.
The piece above was drawn by Jeff Johnson at last year’s Heroes Con. Jeff is one of the founding fathers of Drink and Draw [along with Rev. Dave Johnson and Dan Panosian]. When I asked him to autograph my hardcover Drink and Draw, Volume 2, I also asked Jeff about doing a Stallone piece for my collection. Jeff was up for it and chose Cobra. He then proceeded to kill it with this sketch.
Hopefully, Jeff will be up for another Stallone piece in the future.
On December 03, 2011, Complex.com posted The 10 Best Pop Culture Homages to the “Rocky” Steps Scenes. I’m really happy with the homage in the #1 spot.
Sage Stallone, Bob Murawski and their company Grindhouse films is mentioned in this December 2, 2011 article at TG Daily
On December 01, 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek posted a piece by Katie Linsell titled, Movember Raises Record with Help from Stallone, Gervais, Craig. Here are some tidbits from the article…
- Movember, a global campaign that had men growing moustaches in November to raise awareness and money for male cancer charities, said it had a record fund-raising year…
- Actors Sylvester Stallone, Daniel Craig, David Spade, and Stephen Fry as well as comedian Ricky Gervais, Formula One driver Jenson Button and soccer player Peter Crouch helped widen the campaign’s appeal.
On November 30, 2011, ArtInfo.com posted that Sylvester Stallone showed up in Miami Beach in the form of a 1980 celebrity-portrait screenprint by Andy Warhol.
Want to see behind the scenes on Rocky: The Musical? Sure, you do and you can thanks to the fine folks at Broadway World.com.
Ryan is still running an unbelievable sale [where you get a free sketch with every purchase. That’s right. Buy Volume 1 of his sketchbook for five bucks and get a free sketch. Same if you buy Volume 2 or the Icarus Convention Issue].
Thanks to Ryan! – Craig
The December 2, 2011 issue of Entertainment Weekly has a cover story called, “Stars’ Worst Movies.” Sly makes the list with “Eye See You” and here’s what they say…
* Sylvester Stallone *
Eye See You (2002)
Costarring: Tom Berenger and Charles Dutton
Tagline: “Survival is a killer.”
Originally titled D-Tox back when it still had hopes of a wide release, this sluggish stockpile of stale serial-killer cliches spent three years in limbo before eking out a blink-and-you’ll-miss it theatrical run. Sly plays an FBI agent haunted by the murder of his girlfriend with a power-drill and is sent to a remote clinic for post-traumatic stress disorder. As a blizzard rolls in, one patient starts offing his fellow inmates, and it’s up to you-know-who to save the day. The punny title refers to the killer’s calling card – in one case he writes the letters “ICU”inside his victim’s eyelids.
Most Embarrassing Moment: Never one to let a double entendre go to waste, Stallone impales the killer on a spike while uttering, “I see you. You see… this?”
I’d have thought they would have selected “Stop or My Mom Will Shoot” or “Rhinestone.” I guess those would have been too easy. – Craig
I scanned the photo above from the latest issue of Previews which is a catalog available through comic shops. If you’re interested in one of the action figures, I’d put in an order soon.