Category Archives: Stuff Joe Likes

The Fabulous Flea Market of Streaming Channels

As I’ve said before, when I am sketching, I like to have noise in the background which is sometimes music but it’s usually the TV tuned to something that doesn’t require my strict attention. Trashy television shows and B movies … Continue reading

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Everything is Better Than Star Wars

Star Wars clobbered me over the head with its bombastic musical score, fantastic sound design and revolutionary optical effects. I was dazzled as were millions of other kids in the Summer of 1977. It was like a new religion — … Continue reading

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Everything is Better Than Star Wars

Olivia Newton John in Xanadu (1980)

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Everything is Better than Star Wars

This is a scan of an insert from the DVD package of Shock Waves a movie originally released the same year as Star Wars which also starred Peter Cushing. Star Wars was a huge success and it did change the … Continue reading

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Getting in that Halloween Spirit

If you’re burning the midnight oil working on a Halloween costume and want some background noise in the spirit of the season, here is nearly 12 hours of old time radio shows that will give you the creeps. These are … Continue reading

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Sofa Sketches and an Obscure Remake

I’ve been sitting on the sofa with a sketchbook in my lap trying out some of my new art materials and playing around with a few I forgot I had. I should be up at my desk in my studio, … Continue reading

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Jerry’s Artarama Haul

I recently received my first order from Jerry’s Artarama, and I have to admit that I ordered because the store’s name had “arama” in it’s title. I’m glad that I did. Their website is easy to use, and their prices … Continue reading

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Why I Stick With Physical Media

Pepe Le Pew — that’s why! Having heard that maladjusted moralists with way too much time on their hands have targeted the beloved cartoon character and are trying to ban him from future appearances as well as streaming platforms, I … Continue reading

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The Light at the Edge of the World

I’m falling out of love with streaming. I’ve grown weary of a number of television streaming options and have pruned them from my monthly expenses. The free, ad supported streaming platforms occasionally offer a pleasant surprise, but the barrage of … Continue reading

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We Are NOT Alone

My latest Halloween Head is a fellow with one hell of a commute. This visitor from another world is a vector illustration I whipped together in Affinity Designer.

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The Widow

My latest Halloween Head is more of a femme fatale rather than a monster. Illustrated by Joe Williams using the world’s greatest vector art program Affinity Designer on a well-worn 2010 Macbook at home and a battered 2008 Macbook at … Continue reading

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The Vector Chainsaw Massacre

Here is another Halloween Head I illustrated in the marvelous vector design application called Affinity Designer. I started this yesterday morning with a vague polygon shape for a face and a cog shape for hair. I wasn’t sure if it … Continue reading

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The Post-Apocalypse on $5 a Day

As Halloween approaches, I continue to watch some of the bottom-of-the-barrel horror films that I used to watch on UHF television way back when. Movies like this were usually presented by a horror host and constantly interrupted by commercials for … Continue reading

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Halloween Screenings Continue

Amazon Prime is the gift that keeps giving this Halloween season with an incredible selection of low-budget but beloved (by me) horror and science fiction films. I just watched Earth VS The Spider which I haven’t seen since the late … Continue reading

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