|The Magic Sword for RiffTrax|
I am a graphic artist, I practice pretty much everything in the 2D world... illustration, tattooing, photography, graphic design, animation, painting.... Currently the graphic Artist for RiffTrax (formerly Mystery Science Theater 3000 aka MST3K)|
Twitter: twitter.com/TheJasonMartian - @TheJasonMartian
I view myself as this character on a cosmic journey through many lives, soaking up knowledge and wisdom... I amuse myself by drawing pictures, writing words, soaking in music and breathing nature. I'm into art (I am an artist), music (listening, playing and dancing), the outdoors (hiking, camping, mountain biking, etc.), poetry, film, enjoying good company and travel. I am an easy going guy who enjoys the simple things in life. I believe we are all here to learn and become better people... open mindedness is key!
I've done many things to pay my bills... retail sales (who hasn't right?), store display work, drawing caricatures, delivering flowers, bartending and working as a nanny, but it is my art that has kept me alive and passionate about life. I got my start doing it professionally before I graduated highschool and will do it in my death bed.
Current Residence: Bay Area
Favourite genre of music: I like most music. "Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together." -- Anais Nin
Favourite photographer: Kimbereley Campisano
Favourite style of art: I love good art.
MP3 player of choice: Any non-iTune
Shell of choice: My body
Wallpaper of choice: Skin
Skin of choice: My own
Personal Quote: It is sagacious to eschew obfuscation.
You NEED RiffTrax: The Night Dracula Saved The World w/Judd Hirsch this Halloween!
When you review the list of reasons that the Star Wars Holiday Special was such a colossal failure, very rarely does “Not enough Judd Hirsch” come up. “Contains no Judd Hirsch” was actually one of the few things critics cited as a positive for the SWHS. In fact, rumor has it that George Lucas got the entire special green-lit solely by pitching an hour of television that Judd Hirsch would not appear in.
So while The Night that Dracula Saved the World does not have Harvey Korman, or crappy animation, or an elderly wookie pleasuring itself, it does have Judd Hirsch. Please do not go into this special expecting not to see Judd Hirsch. You have been given fair warning. Judd Hirsch plays Dracula, who is facing a major dilemma: he’s played by Judd Hirsch. Also, The Witch is refusing to fly over the moon, something that is totally a thing that everyone associates with Halloween. If she doesn’t fly over the moon, Halloween will be cancelled (it was already on thin ice after a Halloween special starring Judd Hirsch aired.)
Fortunately for Dracula, he’s got a lineup of monsters to help him, none of whom are played by Judd Hirsch. If you’re on a box of seasonally available General Mills marshmallow cereal, you’re in this special: Frankenstein's monster, The Wolfman, The Mummy, even MST3K's own Brain Guy makes an inexplicable appearance. Together they must stop The Witch from doing the unthinkable and ruining Halloween, (though everyone probably would have blamed it on Judd Hirsch anyway.)
Thrill and chill at how low the standards were for winning an Emmy in the 70s! (Seriously. It won one.) The Night that Dracula Saved the World is probably the second worst holiday special of all time, but then again, see it and decide for yourself. At least the Star Wars Holiday Special had those funny old commercials. Happy Halloween!
If you missed it No Retreat No Surrender is now available from RiffTrax! Here's the art I painted for it.
An organized crime syndicate is attempting to muscle out all the karate dojos in the country with the aid of deadly Russian black belt, and it’s up to the new kid in town and his breakdancing sidekick to defeat them, if the local bully doesn’t stop him first!
Here is a test: at which point in the above sentence did you realize the film was a product of the 80s?
A. After “Karate Dojos”
B. After “Deadly Russian”
C. After “Breakdancing sidekick”
D. I actually thought it was a Sofia Coppola film from the late 2000s
If you answered A, B, or C, then congratulations! Your senses have been honed to detect the fine subtleties of 80s cheese and you are going to enjoy the hell out of No Retreat, No Surrender. “Borrowing” the jingoism of Rocky IV and pretty much everything else from The Karate Kid, it adds the baffling twist of having our hero learn karate from the ghost of Bruce Lee. It is the second most unrealistic thing in the movie after having Jean Claude Van Damme portray a Russian.
Co-starring other 80s staples such as the fat guy who is always eating (otherwise viewers might not have noticed that he is fat) and training montages that out-parody every training montage parody you’ve ever seen, No Retreat, No Surrenderwill get you so pumped up you’ll be tempted to forgive Van Damme for Street Fighter. All that’s missing is a ponytailed, toxic waste dumping millionaire to deem it: “Perfect…”
Get the riff at: www.rifftrax.com/no-retreat-no…