Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Idea For A Retro-Style Stuck

Wow. It's been awhile since my last post. Truth be told, earning a living wage will always take priority over any of my personal indulgences. 

Anyway, here's my latest indulgence.

DIDVP, a specialist in fetish videos featuring glue and quicksand, has made regular appearances in these Sticky-Site.com forums---
Sticky-Site forum: Look what I found
Sticky-Site fourm: Crazy ideas
---Seeking feedback for its work and ideas for new projects.

Searching through the film and television archives of the late 1940s and early 1950s, I have yet to find a situation where a daffy but attractive woman, decked out in beautiful costume, gets her strappy high heels caught in something extremely sticky. 

It's the sort of predicament that might befall Marie Wilson, star of the My Friend Irma series.

Or Lucille Ball, of course.

So I sribbled together a set of storyboards.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Betty Brant Gets The Worst Wax Job Ever

Someone over at the Yahoo Group c3c (Comic/Cartoon Captives Correspondence Group) posted a message with a screen cap from  'Peril Of Parafino', an episode in the Sixties Spider Man cartoon series. The sender had fond memories of the scene where Betty Brant is stuck to a wall by a huge wax blob. That prompted me to trim down the video to the pertinent part and post it on YouTube.

Strictly an invention of the animators, the villainous Parafino never appeared in any of the Spider Man comic books. He was essentially a nutcase wax sculptor who hurled incredibly sticky gobs of wax at his victims.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Animated Video: Miss Vavoom - Stuck In A Closet

In exchange for a selection of comic books from my personal collection, a certain disgruntled animator created another Fanimation piece.  I dreamed up this scenario after grabbing a Droopy cartoon off the web.


Titled 'Droopy Law', from the 'Tom And Jerry Kids Show', the original episode showed the wolf hustling Miss Vavoom out of the courtroom and off screen, followed by an assortment of off-camera slapstick sound effects. When she later reappears, she is hopping frantically back into the courtroom, bound and gagged.

Having envisioned the wolf's improvised tactics for keeping Vavoom tucked out of sight, I had the animator create an new sequence, then edit it into the existing footage.

Presto! Click on the following link to see the video...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Double Stuck From A Silver Age Comic

From Tales Of The Unexpected No. 79, to be precise... a science fiction anthology put out by DC from 1956 to 1967.

The Space Ranger series featured a futuristic hero with a rather pointless secret identity, assisted by a blonde damsel and a shape-shifting alien who usually resembled a failed Muppet.

The first leg of their adventure finds them sinking in the spongy terrain of the planet Jupiter. (Their planet Jupiter, certainly not ours.)

Surviving that ordeal, they travel to a planet outside our solar system, where they're snared in sticky webs set up by the natives to foil intruders with Uni-Jet packs.
I could explain the rest of this goofy story, but that wouldn't be doing you any favors.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Damsel in a giant web - Cosmic Monsters

A thrilling premise... with a suspenseful soundtrack... marred by weak special effects.
Produced back in 1957, this low-budget British sci-fi film was done with an eye toward U.S. audiences. It was therefore logical for the Brits to cast Hollywood star Forrest Tucker in the role of a brilliant American scientist. 

No, I guess it really wasn't.

Released in England as 'The Strange World Of Planet X', the story involved a remote English lab where researchers kept messing with hyper-intensive magnetism.  They inadvertently create a breach in the Earth's natural magnetic field, allowing cosmic radiation to penetrate a forest full of insects. Faster than Forrest Tucker could say "imponderables", the little critters underwent a mutation that left them living large and hungry.

A real pity about the special effects in this segment.  Especially at the end, where the film projection of the spider was switched off and the rear screen was clearly visible.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Johnny Test's Mom Gets Stuck Outdoors

Yes, it's been a while since the last post.

But, to be honest, this kind of indulgence doesn't pay the rent.

Just before the new year, I paid a certain disgruntled animator a small commission to re-do a piece I , er, borrowed from YouTube. It was a Johnny Test segment that practically hollered for a stuck scenario with Johnny's mom in her 4 inch heels... the episode involving cyborg copies of Johnny and Dukey running amok.

Given YouTube's sensitivity to copyright issues, I decided to post the full clip to a personal web page... a sort of video attic...
Lila Test stuck on the porch steps. 

This is the same cartoonist who felt just a little burned when he enter Sticky Notes and Chick Magnet into video contests that turned bogus.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Foreign QSand Cartoon - Part 2

The exciting conclusion to the previous installment.

Which demonstrates the importance of carrying a stretchable lizard as a survival tool.

Imagine if it was the Geico Gecko---  "Tell you what... If  you stay calm and don't struggle, you may save a bundle on car insurance... AAAAIEEEE!  Christ!  My spine!"