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Brief Jamie Hewlett interview

I loved this. Thanks to @yusaku777 for sharing this with me on the Twitters.

I wonder how many people of my generation started drawing because of Star Wars? Myself, I started drawing by tracing E. H. Shepard’s Winnie the Pooh from the classic books. But I first drew a comic — of sorts — when I saw clips of Star Wars on a TV in a store as a little kid. I was probably 5 or 6? It must have been around the re-release before Empire Strikes Back came out.

Since I couldn’t just fire up the internet and stream the actual movie or rent a DVD like you little fuckers these days, I started drawing my own space opera along the lines of what I imagined Star Wars would be like. It had a hero wielding a laser swords against armies of stick figure baddies with eyeballs for heads, and weird two-dimensional creatures named We and Wo (pronounced Wah) that looked sort of like trilobytes, I guess?

Anyway. Back to work.

Trailer Watch: Movie 43 red band trailer

I’m usually a little nervous about anthology movies, but how can you go wrong with this trailer —

— and with this cast (Johnny Knoxville, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Seann William Scott, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Kate Bosworth, Kate Winslet, Terrence Howard, Liev Schreiber, Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Patrick Warburton, Josh Duhamel, Jason Sudeikis, Chloe Grace Moretz, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jack McBrayer, Kieran Culkin and Chris Pratt) and these directors —Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk and… uh, Brett Ratner. Can’t win ‘em all, right? Maybe his bit will be good, though. Who the hell knows?

Anyway, January 25, 2013. Be there.

(via Comedy Central and Coming Soon)