I’ve made jokes about Nicolas Cage’s hair in the past, but I like coming up with different excuses for it. I kind of like the idea that his weird bird’s nest look is kind of beyond his control. Like everyone THINKS he’s balding, but he’s really got this fantastic follicle action going on upstairs…

Have you guys seen any of the trailers or production photos from Bangkok Dangerous? I really can’t figure out what’s going on with the hairstyle choices, Nic. This comic was *this close* to being titled “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR HEAD, NICHOLAS CAGE?” but it was too long.

I know Cage is supposed to be a hitman in Bangkok Dangerous and these kinds of unsavory characters aren’t the most fashionable. But Cage looks like an internet predator more than he does a cold-blooded hitman.

Nicolas Cage, Bangkok Dangerous, internet predator

Just… ugh. No.

Hey, so long as I’m in an image posting mood, I thought I would share with you guys another custom sketch I did in support of the donation drive.

Gordon McAlpin, Multiplex, smash, Wanted, donation drive

This one is for my good friend Gordon McAlpin from Multiplex. He was actually the first person to donate to the cause, so you’d think I would have gotten around to this sooner. But, like I’ve said before, I want to try to make these as nice as possible.

In case you don’t recognize the reference, Gordon is smashing a mailbox with Tom cheering him on as a sequel of sorts to this comic for Wanted.

Anyway, I’m really happy with how this turned out and I wanted to share it with you.

Sidebar… Gordon has a really great hand-drawn story arc going on right now over at Multiplex, so you should really check it out. I think sometimes people take Gordon’s talent for granted because he does his comic in Illustrator and they assume it’s all copy and paste. They overlook the fact that Gordon has to create all of those characters and environments entirely in the computer. But the also overlook what an excellent artist he is in more traditional mediums. So check it out, okay?

Anyway, back to the donations and the sketches… I haven’t talked much about the donation drive because, frankly… I’m just trying to get caught up on the donations that have already been sent in. I’ve been in touch with almost everyone and I’m trying to work on the art every night. But I feel like if I keep pushing it on you, one – it’s going to be a turn off or two – I’m going to have more work than I can handle.

As you can tell from the graph, we’re pretty close to meeting our goal, so I’m not to worried about the money situation. The data has already been recovered and is back in my hands. I’m just dealing with the fallout of the expense but am more worried about making good on my promises.

It might take me a while, but I WILL get your art to you! Hang tough!

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got today. No big plans this weekend, thank goodness. I bought The Muppets Take Manhattan for Cami last week on her birthday, so I think we’re going to try and watch that at some point. I’m looking forward to it!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I’ll see you here on Monday!

↓ Transcript
Man, Bangkok Dangerous looks bad.

How can you be sure?

Like a lousy poker player, Nic Cage has an obvious “tell” whenever he’s in a bad movie.

The more ridiculous his hair looks, the worse the movie will be!

I want to play poker with Nicolas Cage!

I’ll see your fifty and raise you one hundred!