Friday, February 25, 2011

Exclusive Jessica Rabbit Artist Interview - Gary Martin

As a big fan of the Roger Rabbit comics, I was very excited to get in touch with Gary Martin, a freelance comic book inker and writer whose career spans over twenty years. He’s worked for all the major companies, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, and Disney - and on such titles as, Spider-man, Hulk, X-men, Batman, Star Wars, and Mickey Mouse. Gary is best known for his popular how-to books entitled, “The Art Of Comic Book Inking”, and his ink work with Steve Rude on the Moth and Nexus. Currently, Gary is writing an eight volume graphic novel series he created for Zondervan publishing called, “Son Of Samson”. Find out more about this talented artist, and why the Roger comic was cancelled.
Do you remember what inspired you to become an artist?

Gary Martin:
Comic books.

As a child, which Disney film did you like the most and why?

Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Except for the dancing crocodiles, it captured my imagination.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #29 - 15th Anniversary Watch

Some merchandise reviews come pretty easily to me. Others I put off doing for way too long. I don't know why I have held off reviewing the Roger and Jessica Rabbit 15th Anniversary watch/statue - it's a really nice item all around. After putting it off for months it's about time I take a look at one of the few Roger Rabbit 15th Anniversary items to be released.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Concept Artwork Being Sold

During the interview with concept artist David Russell, he told that he would soon be selling some of his collection of original concept art from the various movies he worked on - including Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Here is a peek at some more of his work that will be up for sale in the very near future, most likely on Romitaman Original Art. Please check our sites for news on what and when you can expect his artwork to be available.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Chocolate

Twitter user, Mousesteps, posted a photo of the Jessica Rabbit candy that was released earlier in the month called I'm not bad... I'm just DRAWN to chocolate. I'm not sure where it is available but it appears it is in Disney World from the other photos. There is a large image of Jessica Rabbit on the front with the title of the candy. It's a 4oz. box of dark chocolate min creams - naturally flavored of course.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Custom Jessica Rabbit Figures

There is a varying selection of Jessica Rabbit statues made available over the years, but there have not been very many dolls or action figures. The closest we got to that with Jessica is the Flexies figure from 1988 - and that was more of a fully bendable toy. Here is a wide photo assortment of Jessica Rabbit custom figures, dolls and statues I have collected over many years, from various websites. Check out some of the amazing work and ideas people have come up with for our favorite toon!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kathleen Turner on Broadway

According to The Digital Spy, actress Kathleen Turner (voice of Jessica Rabbit) will make her return to Broadway later this year after a five-year absence.

The Hollywood Reporter stated, Turner is set to play an ex-alcoholic nun in a show called High. The production is written by Matthew Lombardo and will be directed by Rob Ruggiero.

Turner has appeared in a number of Broadway shows throughout her career, having last starred in the 2005 production of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?.

The Digital Spy also writes: "Turner is also expected to reprise her iconic role as Jessica Rabbit in the forthcoming sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?."

High will premiere on Broadway on April 19.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #28 - Patty Cake Lounge Embroidered Shirt

One of the first Jessica Rabbit shirts to come out during the new resurgence in her popularity was the Patty Cake Lounge Embroidered Button-Down Shirt. Years after this release, there was another similar shirt released - however this shirt has a lot more detail and work put into it. Even though it was something new for Jessica fans, this great shirt eventually found its way to the sale rack.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pin Trading Event

Disney will be holding a special Pin Trading Event where you can trade and also buy brand new pins released that day. In honor of the Oscars, there will be gold statue pins of several characters (Winnie the Pooh, Tinker Bell, Chip, Dale, Stitch and Jessica Rabbit). Two other pins being released are Mickey's House and Jessica's House, showing the cartoon celebs in front of their own mansions. The event takes place on February 19th only at the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store in California. New Pins are being released at 6:30 AM and the event lasts until 9:30, while supplies last!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

February 3rd marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar year is represented by twelve different animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) rotated each year. 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. Let's help make 2011 the year of Jessica Rabbit!

Find out which animal you are according to the Chinese calendar: Chinese Zodiac