Bob's ART du Jour

Hi, I'm Bob Eggleton and this is my painting and "life in general blog" but mostly paintings. Usually they're for sale. Anyway, if you like something contact me at and ENJOY!!

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Location: New England, United States

I am a Hugo award-winning fantasy/SF artist who works on both publishing projects and film concept work(such as Jimmy Neutron and most recently, The Ant Bully) but I have a passion for landscape work, small paintings and exploring the properties of paint. This blog will mostly showcase my "painting-for-the-day" as kind of a personal voyage. I'll also be inserting sketches,photos and ideas of projects I am working on, that I can, when I can, so look for those every so often(usually as paint is drying!)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Go Speed Racer, GO!!!

" Here he comes, here comes Speed Racer, he's a demon on wheels.....(can you remember the NEXT lyrics?Hmm? )". I love Speed Racer. I mean, who did not want The Mach 5 when they were a kid? I wanted it badly. I wanted a car with saws on the front and, hyper jacks to jump the car OVER other cars. I was an interesting kid. It played on Boston's Channel 56 on weekday afternoons around 3-3:30 pm. Endlessly. For years.
I saw the new film and LOVED it. They hit it perfectly right on the head as far as getting right the look of things, as they might in real life. Visually it's a knockout and you have to just check at the door any pretentions-just enjoy it.
Anyway he's me in a fanboy moment with Peter Fernandez, from about 7 years ago. Fernandez is a director, writer and actor who supervised the dubbing of the original anime from the late 60's. He, Corrine Orr, Jack Grimes and others all had these trademarked voices with which they could be heard not only on SPEED RACER, but other animations from Japan, and even some of the Godzilla movies(GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER, 1972 notably) and some of the westerns from Italy. Fernandez does a cameo as a race announcer in the start of the new film!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wachowski bros certainly put a lot of effort into making Speed Racer... the movie overall looked and felt like a cross between anime, a kaleidoscope, that Flintstones movie, a video game and the Dukes of Hazard

3:38 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Yup, I'd describe it as a wild ride whatever the case. To me and, this was not only me but four friends that went with us, we all liked it alot. Just total eye candy! Of course, I'm looking forward to Prince Caspian and especially, Indy 4.

4:11 PM  

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