Pre-Cyberpunk Short Film, FIST by Gavin Hignight

 

Concrete World creator and writer Gavin Hignight has just launched a new short film online.  It’s a mix of science fiction, horror and animal rights. You can watch the film below.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FILM

Mark Smitt has just signed up for a five-day medical research study to make some quick cash… but will the following experiment not only be the end of his personal freedom… but his very life?

Starring JD Mendonca and David Dean Bottrell

Posted by on October 18th, 2014 No Comments

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Artshow Gallery Nucleus

I had the pleasure of attending Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeons Anniversary Art Show for Ninja Turtles 30th!!!

There was mutagen, pizza and good times!

Oh… and great art from numerous artists including current show creator Ciro Nieli.

Here are some pics!

Posted by on July 15th, 2014 No Comments

Guest Artist: Dorian Lopez for The Concrete World

Los Angeles based illustrator Dorian Lopez gives us his take on Paulie and Felix with this great pencil art! Stay tuned for more awesome art from Dorian for The Concrete World.

Posted by on June 22nd, 2014 No Comments

Concrete World on the Defective Geeks Podcast! Audio at its nerdiest.

James and myself are guests this week on the Defective Geeks Podcast!

It was super fun to hangout and talk about movies, comics, toys and general geekdom!

You can listen HERE!!

A big thanks to Dianne and Giselle for being the hostesses with the mostesses.

Posted by on June 9th, 2014 No Comments

Pre CYBERpunk, Shortfilm FIST, by Gavin Hignight is complete

Hello Everyone, in addition to writing comics and animation I have been playing with some live action projects this last year or so… which leads me to FIST.

FIST is… for lack of a better way to put it, Sci Fi, Horror and Animal Rights all wrapped up into one little short film.

We produced it this last year and its about to start making festival rounds. Like The Concrete World, it deals with the human price that can be paid due to the forwarding of technology for “human benefit”.

The film will also soon have an online premiere. Please stay tuned.

FIST on IMDB

Posted by on June 7th, 2014 No Comments

Liz Brizzi at Thinkspace Gallery, ADRIFT

It just so happens that one of my favorite artists working out of the Los Angeles art scene also happens to be a former coworker and friend. Liz Brizzi! Here are some images from her solo show at Thinkspace last night! I should really, really get a piece of her art before I can’t afford it! Hope these urban fantasy-scapes light your imagination as much as they do mine. Would love to work with her on something for The Concrete World one day.


LC from Thinkspace

Artist Liz Brizzi

Posted by on April 27th, 2014 No Comments

WONDERCON 2014 Anaheim California comics, cosplay and photos

Just got back from an awesome weekend at Wondercon. The Comic-Con that’s still for comic fans! Here are some photos from the weekend. Hope you enjoy!


Don’t mess with this Judge.


Even those protecting us within the walls need a lunch break.


Perfect.


These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.


Love this cosplay! You might recognize Rose Ivy Wallace from our live drawing night at Meltdown comics!


Our pal Black Canary


Love this! The photo doesn’t do it justice.


Maybe my favorite cosplay of the the event… The three loves of Indiana Jones.


Han shot first… obviously


Tanya Twins! Street Fighter cosplay at its best squared.


Our buddy Jonathan London from geekscape!


Titan!!


Our pals from Fanboy Comics! Had a good time visiting their booth.


Sailor Scouts!


So freaking awesome.


Like father, like son.


Captain America had an amazing army there!

Posted by on April 21st, 2014 No Comments

Congratulations Sci Fi Fest!!! May 2014

A big congrats to my friends over at Sci Fi Fest!! They just successfully raised the funds needed to produce their first annual science fiction one act play festival. I am really excited about this and hope to see some readers of The Concrete World when I myself am sitting in the audience.

For more info check out their official facebook page HERE.

Posted by on March 1st, 2014 No Comments

Goodbye Bunker! The weekly gathering of cyber, goth, industrial and underground has been deleted

Epic Last Night.
Das Bunker Los Angeles
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Posted by on February 2nd, 2014 No Comments

Attack On Titan soon to trample over your village or town

Over the last year at various comic-cons and conventions I attended I noticed something. A new cosplay, clearly from anime, those dressed had strange metal boxes attached to their hips and smart looking fantasy-like military uniforms.

Not soon after I began hearing the American fanboy groundswell of the title Attack On Titan. “This is the show you gotta watch!” “My favorite new anime” “I love Attack on Titan!”

Curious, I finally had the time to seek it out. And lucky for me the series is currently available on NETFLIX subtitled. Well, you can accuse me of binge-viewing as yesterday I watched the first four episodes back-to-back.

I must say, it wasn’t was I was expecting. Not sure what I was expecting. But whatever this was, by the end of the first episode it caught me off guard. Which is something I always like.

I’m eager to watch more, I probably will by the time you read this. I don’t want to say much about the content as you should be as surprised as I was upon viewing.

I will say that I envy the Anime pace and structure of storytelling. The subtlety and which this story is allowed to unfold and the depth it adds to the characters and the strange world… I wish we could tell stories, especially animated stories that way here in America.

Until then… I’ll enjoy an odd treasure like this every now and then when they break through.

You never know what is going to resonate with audiences and genre fans here. There’s no way to forecast it. Some properties just rise. This is definitely one of them.

Art from the manga-

Posted by on January 25th, 2014 No Comments