Monday, December 28, 2009

Who would have thought making things Blue is so fun?

Was gonna give AVATAR a second chance, but then remembered that there are still 9 more movies I would rather see instead:



















And....



HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's Offical. I'm a Sellout

HOLY SPIRIT OF JESUS! "THE SPIRIT OF CONVICTION" PRINT SOLD OUT IN 5 HOURS! SO CRAZY.
THANK YOU EVERYONE. I WILL RETURN THE FAVOR SOMEDAY:)

"CONVICTION" Contest Answers Revealed:)

As promised, here are the correct answers to all of the contest questions according to the panel of ME:

1. "HOW MANY TIMES DOES "THE WINTER STALKER" SAY KATIE'S NAME?"
This one is easy. The answer is 7.

2. "HOW MANY TIMES DOES MY SIGNATURE "FACE" LOGO APPEAR IN THE ENTIRE VIDEO?"
This one was SEMI easy, depending on if you watched it on your phone or on a computer. The answer is 2. First, on the SNOWMAN's face in front of the cabin. Then blatantly at the end, burning up.







3. HOW MANY TIMES DOES THE WORD "KATIE" APPEAR ON SCREEN IN THE ENTIRE VIDEO?
This one was easy, all you had to do was watch it a couple times. Nothing hiding too much. The answer is 5. There was ONE additional time where it showed PART of Katie, as it said KAT. But KAT isn't KATIE, is it?:) BOOM!




4. "HOW MANY LOCKS DOES KATIE'S FRONT DOOR HAVE?"
This answer required you to notice 2 parts, and put them together in a little Memento-style way. The answer is THREE locks total. Here is how it is determined:


At 1:15 into the video, we see Santa's Blueprint of "Katie's Place". On his blueprint, it says "3 Locks. 1 Deadbolt". Now, that COULD mean 4 locks total. Or 3 Locks total and ONE is a deadbolt. But lets go backward for a minute...




At 0:09 into the video, Katie opens her front door and turns the light on for a split second, where we can see that YES, its 3 locks total, with one of them being a deadbolt.




5. "WHAT IS THE EXACT SECOND OF THE FILM THAT "BUNNYWITH" FIRST APPEARS ON SCREEN IN HIS CAMEO?"
This was the toughest one, apparently, as only a handful of people got it correct. Granted, you needed to pay CLOSE attention AND know that Bunnywith comes in various sizes. The answer is AT 0:44 into the video, Bunnywith Tentacles can be seen in the arms of Katie on her bed. I highlighted it here so you can see for yourself:)




Anyway, congrats to the ten winners. I had a lot of fun putting this together and Stephen Reedy and the whole crew did such an amazing job on this video I am stoked to be a part of it, and I think this whole video contest thing is something we would like to do a lot more. So be on the lookout for more videos and more fun:) Happy Holidays, everyone!

"SPIRIT OF CONVICTION" Regular Edition NOW AVAILABLE



'Tis the season to be.....more available??? WHY NOT!!?
ALL OF THE 10 ARTIST PRINTS FOR THE VARIANT "SPIRIT OF CONVICTION" PRINT HAVE BEEN WON AND ARE GONE....

HOWEVER.....
Just in time for Christmas, as of 2 minutes ago, (as many of you HAVE anticipated and correctly called me out on) I just released the REGULAR Numbered Edition of 50 over at THE ZEROFRIENDS WEBSTORE.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW & PURCHASE!


Direct link to purchase:
http://zerofriends.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28&products_id=260

The last colorway was an edition of 200 and sold out super quickly, so you may want to pounce on this like a christmas cheetah on a christmas elk.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS:)




"The Spirit Of Conviction"
By Alex Pardee.
Limited Edition Of 50.
17" x 22" Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet Cotton Rag.
Each print is hand signed and numbered by Alex Pardee.





This is a BRAND NEW Holiday-Inspired colorway of our fastest selling print in history ("Escaped Conviction")
This will only be available for a limited time and this is the ONLY additional colorway that we are releasing.

FINAL CONTEST QUESTION

To avoid you having to re-read any monotonous banter, here is today's (December 22) simple (or maybe not) and FINAL contest question:

WHAT IS THE EXACT SECOND OF THE FILM THAT "BUNNYWITH" FIRST APPEARS ON SCREEN IN HIS CAMEO?
*Don't know who/what BUNNYWITH is? Better do your research, yo!

If you missed the details of the contest, here they are again. Read CAREFULLY.

Contest Details:
WIN SOME SPIRIT OF CONVICTION!

As promised, here are the rules & details on how to win one of TEN "Spirit Of Conviction" Signed and Numbered Artist Proof Prints:

Each day, at 10 AM Pacific US Time, Starting December 18th, and ending December 22, I will propose a simple question that can only be answered by watching "THE WINTER STALKER" video that I put up yesterday. Didn't see it??? No problem, here it is right here:



Now, that was fun, right?
OK, so, follow these instructions CLOSELY:
1. I will ask ONE simple question about "The Winter Stalker" video each day. Each day the question will be different.
2. Watch the video, get the answer in your head.
3. Wait until as close as possible to the PACIFIC STANDARD time being 12:25:09 PM.
4. Send an email to ZEROFRIENDSCONTESTS@GMAIL.COM containing the following:
*THE FULL CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.
*YOUR FULL NAME
*YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS (failure to include things like zip codes or states will disqualify you)
5. Wait patiently. If you dont here from me by 3 PM Pacific time, you didnt win. BUT you can try again the next day.
Each day for 5 days there will be TWO winners per day. You can only WIN once, but you can enter each day.
How do I decide the winner: Easy. THE FIRST 2 CLOSEST PEOPLE TO SEND ME THE CORRECT ANSWER AS CLOSE TO 12:25:09 PM ON THE DOT WIN.
Each winner will receive ONE 17" x 22" Signed and numbered ARTIST PROOF Print of "THE SPIRIT OF CONVICTION".

Thank you everyone for playing! This was fun, let's do another one soon.
Here is the prize btw.

Monday, December 21, 2009

7 FILMS I WOULD HAVE RATHER SEEN INSTEAD OF AVATAR

I present....
Films I would have rather seen instead of AVATAR.















AND.....





HAPPY HOLIDAYS. KINDA.

Some fun facts about the contest

I hope everyone is having at least a little fun participating in the "Spirit Of Conviction" Contest and not being too frustrated. Here are some tips and some info about it on my end so you can have all the tools you need to try one last time tomorrow to win! Word.

1. DO NOT SEND YOUR EMAIL/ANSWER UNTIL AS CLOSE TO 12:25:09 PM STANDARD PACIFIC TIME.
2. Q: "How do I know what time your clock is set to?? I live somewhere where time is different or something!" It doesn't matter what time any of my personal clocks are set to. I am going by a timestamp on the email, as well as the actual universal time of the world. To see the actual constant PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, you can go to this link:

http://24timezones.com/world_directory/current_san_francisco_time.php

3. Q: "But like, my email sometimes doesn't send it right away and I don't know for sure because e-mail is invisible and kind of imaginary!" A: That is where the "CHANCE" and "LUCK" of contests come into play. You can send as many emails as you want to if you think that your one email will be at the wrong time.

4. Q: "I know I answered correctly and I sent it at the right time!? Why didn't I win!?" A: The contest is being received EXTREMELY well, and each day, more people enter the contest. To cue you in on our end, yesterday we received over 300 correct answers within seconds of the designated time. We are doing our best to select the winners that fit all of the criteria as closely as possible. Again, that's where a little LUCK needs to come into play:) Additionally, are you sure you answered correctly? Pay CLOSE attention to the film. I will post all of the answers when the contest is done. Some questions are simple. One or 2 were a little tougher.

5. Q: "AAAARGGHUUUGGG. I wannaaaa winnnnn." A:You have one more chance. Good luck, soldier.

CONTEST QUESTION #4! DAY 4!

ONLY 2 MORE CHANCES TO WIN!!!! GET ON IT!
To avoid you having to re-read any monotonous banter, here is today's (December 21) simple (or maybe not) contest question:
HOW MANY LOCKS DOES KATIE'S FRONT DOOR HAVE?

If you missed the details of the contest yesterday, here they are again. Read CAREFULLY.

Contest Details:
WIN SOME SPIRIT OF CONVICTION!

As promised, here are the rules & details on how to win one of TEN "Spirit Of Conviction" Signed and Numbered Artist Proof Prints:

Each day, at 10 AM Pacific US Time, Starting December 18th, and ending December 22, I will propose a simple question that can only be answered by watching "THE WINTER STALKER" video that I put up yesterday. Didn't see it??? No problem, here it is right here:



Now, that was fun, right?
OK, so, follow these instructions CLOSELY:
1. I will ask ONE simple question about "The Winter Stalker" video each day. Each day the question will be different.
2. Watch the video, get the answer in your head.
3. Wait until as close as possible to the PACIFIC STANDARD time being 12:25:09 PM.
4. Send an email to ZEROFRIENDSCONTESTS@GMAIL.COM containing the following:
*THE FULL CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.
*YOUR FULL NAME
*YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS (failure to include things like zip codes or states will disqualify you)
5. Wait patiently. If you dont here from me by 3 PM Pacific time, you didnt win. BUT you can try again the next day.
Each day for 5 days there will be TWO winners per day. You can only WIN once, but you can enter each day.
How do I decide the winner: Easy. THE FIRST 2 CLOSEST PEOPLE TO SEND ME THE CORRECT ANSWER AS CLOSE TO 12:25:09 PM ON THE DOT WIN.
Each winner will receive ONE 17" x 22" Signed and numbered ARTIST PROOF Print of "THE SPIRIT OF CONVICTION".

See ya tomorrow with the last question #5:)
Here is the prize btw.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

CONTEST QUESTION #3! DAY 3!

To avoid you having to re-read any monotonous banter, here is today's (December 20) simple (or maybe not) contest question:
HOW MANY TIMES DOES THE WORD "KATIE" APPEAR ON SCREEN IN THE ENTIRE VIDEO?

If you missed the details of the contest yesterday, here they are again. Read CAREFULLY.

Contest Details:
WIN SOME SPIRIT OF CONVICTION!

As promised, here are the rules & details on how to win one of TEN "Spirit Of Conviction" Signed and Numbered Artist Proof Prints:

Each day, at 10 AM Pacific US Time, Starting December 18th, and ending December 22, I will propose a simple question that can only be answered by watching "THE WINTER STALKER" video that I put up yesterday. Didn't see it??? No problem, here it is right here:



Now, that was fun, right?
OK, so, follow these instructions CLOSELY:
1. I will ask ONE simple question about "The Winter Stalker" video each day. Each day the question will be different.
2. Watch the video, get the answer in your head.
3. Wait until as close as possible to the PACIFIC STANDARD time being 12:25:09 PM.
4. Send an email to ZEROFRIENDSCONTESTS@GMAIL.COM containing the following:
*THE FULL CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.
*YOUR FULL NAME
*YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS (failure to include things like zip codes or states will disqualify you)
5. Wait patiently. If you dont here from me by 3 PM Pacific time, you didnt win. BUT you can try again the next day.
Each day for 5 days there will be TWO winners per day. You can only WIN once, but you can enter each day.
How do I decide the winner: Easy. THE FIRST 2 CLOSEST PEOPLE TO SEND ME THE CORRECT ANSWER AS CLOSE TO 12:25:09 PM ON THE DOT WIN.
Each winner will receive ONE 17" x 22" Signed and numbered ARTIST PROOF Print of "THE SPIRIT OF CONVICTION".

See ya tomorrow with question #3:)
Here is the prize btw.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

CONTEST QUESTION #2!

To avoid you having to re-read any monotonous banter, here is today's (December 19) simple (or maybe not) contest question:
How many times does my signature "face" logo appear in the ENTIRE video?
This logo:




If you missed the details of the contest yesterday, here they are again. Read CAREFULLY. And here is a cool photo of the whole diorama that the amazing DAVE CORRIEA built from scratch in my studio. More pics soon:)





Contest Details:
WIN SOME SPIRIT OF CONVICTION!

As promised, here are the rules & details on how to win one of TEN "Spirit Of Conviction" Signed and Numbered Artist Proof Prints:

Each day, at 10 AM Pacific US Time, Starting today, December 18th, I will propose a simple question that can only be answered by watching "THE WINTER STALKER" video that I put up yesterday. Didn't see it??? No problem, here it is right here:



Now, that was fun, right?
OK, so, follow these instructions CLOSELY:
1. I will ask ONE simple question about "The Winter Stalker" video each day. Each day the question will be different.
2. Watch the video, get the answer in your head.
3. Wait until as close as possible to the PACIFIC STANDARD time being 12:25:09 PM.
4. Send an email to ZEROFRIENDSCONTESTS@GMAIL.COM containing the following:
*THE FULL CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.
*YOUR FULL NAME
*YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS (failure to include things like zip codes or states will disqualify you)
5. Wait patiently. If you dont here from me by 3 PM Pacific time, you didnt win. BUT you can try again the next day.
Each day for 5 days there will be TWO winners per day. You can only WIN once, but you can enter each day.
How do I decide the winner: Easy. THE FIRST 2 CLOSEST PEOPLE TO SEND ME THE CORRECT ANSWER AS CLOSE TO 12:25:09 PM ON THE DOT WIN.
Each winner will receive ONE 17" x 22" Signed and numbered ARTIST PROOF Print of "THE SPIRIT OF CONVICTION".

See ya tomorrow with question #3:)
Here is the prize btw.

Secret AVATARD Documents Uncovered



SERIOUSLY, THIS MIGHT BE CONSIDERED SPOILER-IFIC. FYI.

After a decade in the making, today was a milestone day for that dude that blew up the Titanic. That's right. A film so revolutionary that it began production on the most powerful computer of 1999, the Nintendo 64, and eventually evolved, migrated to, and was completed on the newest most powerful computer of 2009, a computer. Today, December something, 2009, Jame's Cameron's AVATAR was released into the whole universe, both in theaters with 3 dimensions as well as theaters with only 2. Jame's had mentioned throughout the years that he was going to invent a theater with 4 dimensions to show AVATAR, but Fandango didn't have any available, so perhaps Jame's lied. Not to worry.




Though I was not involved in much of the decade-long production of Cameron's AVATAR, I WAS lucky enough to be included on the very first creative meeting with a small team of creative meeters, Jame's included, where I got to watch in awe as Jame's and his team of creators began to brainstorm about what would eventually become AVATAR, the new Nintendo 64 game for theaters! It is amazing to think back to that first meeting and then get to witness it all come to life finally today in a theater with 3 dimensions. I was embargoed until now, but as AVATAR releases it's 64 bits into theaters all over today, I can finally share this transcript of what I got to witness almost 10 years ago in a small office that hovered above the Malibu coast on a liquid-alloy cloud from the future.




Exec #3: Hey there, Jame's, thanks for having us. It's a Titanic pleasure...ummm...sorry 'bout that. Bad joke.
Jame's: I made that movie.
Exec #2. That's what we are here about, Jame's. We heard you had a new idea for a film, we would love to hear about it.
Jame's: I've got several ideas. But this world you call Earth doesn't have the capabilities to cater to my imagination. What if we waited?
Exec #3: Waited for what?
Jame's: The present to catch up to the future.
Exec #5: Is that possible?
Jame's: Anything is possible in the future.
Exec #1: Well, let's pretend that you DID want to start making a movie. What would you like to make?
Jame's: I've been working on an idea. I think it's incredible. Let me show you. It speaks for itself.
(Jame's then pulled out a state of the art laptop with Windows 98 and something he called an "Air Phone", opened the screen, and turned around the computer to face us.)
Exec #2: What's this? You have your idea on your computer?
Jame's: Just watch.
(About 4 minutes pass)
Exec #3: Jame's? Are we missing something?
Jame's: Keep watching.
(2 more minutes pass by and then a screen saver kicks on showing slow panning shots of a mountain scene with a waterfall and some birds. it then changes photos to a bright teal underwater terrain scene with some fish floating by.)
Jame's: It's beautiful, isn't it.
Exec #1: What's beautiful? The mountains? You want to make a mountain adventure movie? An underwater movie?
Jame's: No. I want to make THAT movie, based on THAT video game.
Exec #4: Umm...thats a screen saver.
Jame's: YES! That's the movie I want to make. ScreenSaver: The Movie. It will be beautiful.
Exec #2: I'm not sure we understand.
Jame's: What's not to understand. Sure the technology isn't there yet. But we will wait. We will---
Exec #5: What TECHNOLOGY is it that isn't---
Jame's: I will invent it!
(The execs all quitely whispered to each other while a close up panning shot of a parrot nibbling his feathers graced the screen of the laptop)
Exec #3: Ok, so...I think we understand. So where do we go from here. What else are you thinking about this film?
(Jame's tosses a small hard cartridge on the table and it slides and hits one of the elbows of Exec #4, he picks it up)
Jame's: You know what that is?
Exec #4: The SMURF video game for the Colecovision?
Jame's: Yah....that game's cool.
Exec #1: Oh, ok, nice. You want to make a Smurf movie? That's a great property, I think you'll make a great adaptation.



Jame's: No, no. LOOK at it. Do you see?
Exec #2: See what?
Jame's: The BLUE. The blue is COOL. I want that.
Exec #1: So, you want a blue guy in a screensaver as a movie?
Jame's: No. Not ONE blue guy. A ton. A smurf-load of blue. Cool. Remember Trapper Keepers? Where the unicorns lived with the planets and pink trees?
Exec #5: Oh yah! I remember those.
Jame's: I want to live there.



Exec #1: Ummm...I think we are getting off topic. Let's get back to this movie. Anything else in this world along with the Smurfs?
Jame's: Tall ones.
Exec #5: Beg your pardon?
Jame's: TALL Smurfs. It's cooler.
Exec #5: OK, anything along with the tall smurfs? Like maybe horses, or dragons?
Jame's: YES! BOTH OF THEM! Horses AND Dragons! But we have to add 2 to everything because it's a fantasy.
Exec #1: What do you mean, add 2 because it's a fantasy?
Jame's: In my fantasies, everything has TWO more of something. Like, your horses have 4 legs. Mine have 6. Your Dragons have 2 wings. Mine have 4. Your dogs have 2 eyes. Mine have 4. I'm 2 BETTER than you, so my fantasies are 2 better also.
Exec #4: I get it. So like, 2 propellers on the helicopters?
Jame's: I like this guy! YES! And DOUBLE blades on the propellers!
Exec #2: COOL!
Exec #1: Wait, what should these tall smurfs look like?
Jame's: Just like us, but taller, and more like cat-smurfs.
Exec #2: Taller usses? Cats? Who on earth is gonna design something like that?
Jame's: My nephew is cheap. We can get him.
Exec #3: Your nephew is a concept artist?
Jame's: No, he's a chef, but I'm in charge. Besides, how bad can they be. It's simple. Taller smurf-cat-humans. Done.



Exec #5: Let's see, who should we get for this new fun film?? Leonardo again? Depp?
Jame's: No! We need RETARDS!
Exec #2: Huh?
Jame's: That Giovanni Ribisi kid! He was a retard in that retard movie, right?
Exec #1: Oh, yah, the Other Sister. That was amazing. Good call.
Jame's: And that retarded kid from Dodgeball!
Exec #3: I don't think there was a retarded kid in----
Jame's: The TALL ONE. And OOOHHH, Michelle Rodriguez!
Exec #2: PERFECT! She's just ALWAYS retarded! This sounds like a great movie!
Jame's: It's gotta be in 3-D.
Exec #5: What? No one likes 3-D. It's 1999! 3-D is so 1987!
Jame's: They WILL! In the future they'll like it. I'll invent it.
Exec #1: 3-D already exists. And no one cares.
Jame's: IMAGINE. Wearing glasses so you can see the subtitles FLOATING in the theater.
Exec #4: You want JUST the subtitles in 3-D?
Jame's: Yes! It will be revolutionary. No one has seen an alien font HOVER. Oh and can we SINK something?? Something BIG?
Exec #1: Sink something? Umm..Like a boat?
Jame's: NO! This is the future. Like maybe a tree?!
Exec #5: You want to sink a tree? How?
Jame's: Iceberg's work. Let's do that. We'll get a drunk guy to drive the tree.
Exec #2: Let's not use an iceberg. We don't want to pigeon hole you.
Jame's: Your'e right. Ok, it will just fall then. HUGELY. Cool?
Exec #2: This is starting to sound expensive.
Jame's: SILENCE!
(Jame's then pointed to a closet and Robert Patrick in a cop uniform ran over and stabbed Exec #2 in the throat with a metal arm and then retreated back into the closet)
Jame's: I can afford it.
Exec #1: OK, well, ahem...umm..I like it! Let's start hashing out a name and a better concept.
Jame's: DONE. Wait. What do you call those little pictures that people use when they chat on AOL?
Exec #4: Oh, ummm...
Jame's: You know, those things on message boards. They use them on that X-Box thing too.
Exec #1: Oh, they are called AVATARS, they are false and corny representations of the users.
Jame's: YES! AVATAR!!! That's what it's called!
Exec #3: Jame's, I don't mean to sound negative, but avatar's are one of the worst aspects of the internet.
Jame's: Then let's make it the worst part of going to the movies too!!!!
Exec #1: Umm...I'm not sure that's the best id----
Jame's: SILENCE ALL OF YOU!!!! I'll see you in ten years!
(Jame's then disappeared in a cloud of liquid metal and Billy Zane emerged and escorted us all out through the magic elevator back to the Los Angeles earth. I was not included in any more creative meetings. But alas, it was an amazing experience. Go see AVATAR and send Jame's my love.

Friday, December 18, 2009

WIN SOME SPIRIT OF CONVICTION!

As promised, here are the rules & details on how to win one of TEN "Spirit Of Conviction" Signed and Numbered Artist Proof Prints:

Each day, at 10 AM Pacific US Time, Starting today, December 18th, I will propose a simple question that can only be answered by watching "THE WINTER STALKER" video that I put up yesterday. Didn't see it??? No problem, here it is right here:



Now, that was fun, right?
OK, so, follow these instructions CLOSELY:
1. I will ask ONE simple question about "The Winter Stalker" video each day. Each day the question will be different.
2. Watch the video, get the answer in your head.
3. Wait until as close as possible to the PACIFIC STANDARD time being 12:25:09 PM.
4. Send an email to ZEROFRIENDSCONTESTS@GMAIL.COM containing the following:
*THE FULL CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.
*YOUR FULL NAME
*YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS (failure to include things like zip codes or states will disqualify you)
5. Wait patiently. If you dont here from me by 3 PM Pacific time, you didnt win. BUT you can try again the next day.
Each day for 5 days there will be TWO winners per day. You can only WIN once, but you can enter each day.
How do I decide the winner: Easy. THE FIRST 2 CLOSEST PEOPLE TO SEND ME THE CORRECT ANSWER AS CLOSE TO 12:25:09 PM ON THE DOT WIN.
Each winner will receive ONE 17" x 22" Signed and numbered ARTIST PROOF Print of "THE SPIRIT OF CONVICTION".


TODAY'S QUESTION (DECEMBER 18TH):
HOW MANY TIMES DOES "THE WINTER STALKER" SAY KATIE'S NAME?
Good luck:)

See ya tomorrow with question #2:)
Here is the prize btw.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT, NEW FILM, CONTEST, AND BAM!!!

"Hello, Katie...Did you know I've been...watching you?"

I know I promised you all something, so, therefore, the chase is being cut to. NOW. I know I said noon. But I got anxious. And besides, though I can't be sure, it's probably noon somewhere.

Here are detailed instructions/orders for your eyes, ears and brain:

Step 1:
WATCH THIS BRAND NEW 2-MINUTE SHORT ROMANTIC FILM, TITLED "THE WINTER STALKER", THAT I PRODUCED WITH AWESOME WRITER/DIRECTOR STEPHEN REEDY:

"The Winter Stalker" By Stephen Reedy & Alex Pardee from ZerofriendsFilms on Vimeo.



Direct link to film on Vimeo:
http://www.vimeo.com/8234515
Direct link to film on YouTube if you are on your phone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2EK6iYqsuE

Step 2:

Digitally pass this film around to everyone you love like Tommy Wisseau's football. Warning: I will be able to tell if you did NAWWT pass it around. And I might like you less. Probably not, but maybe.

Step 3: Watch it again. And this time PAY ATTENTION. "Well, golly. Why? Is there going to be a darn quiz or somethin'?" YES, Beaver, there is. In fact, there are going to be FIVE QUIZZES. Over the next 5 days.

Step 4: Come back here TOMORROW, FRIDAY, December 18th, @ 10 AM (Pacific US Standard Time) and learn about a 5-Times-In-A-Lifetime Contest that revolves around this insanely awesome film. If you can't make it tomorrow, come the following day. That's right, over the next FIVE (5) DAYS you will have a new chance to win ONE OF THESE:



Yep, your suspicions were correct! I am releasing 10 ARTIST PROOFS of a BRAND NEW COLORWAY of the Escaped Conviction Print. The Artist Proofs for this new colorway are now called "The Spirit Of Conviction" and there are only TEN (10) ARTIST PROOFS BEING RELEASED. Over the next 5 days, by coming back to this blog, or following me on Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/alexpardee ), etc, you will learn how to try to WIN ONE OF THE 10 Signed and Numbered ARTIST PROOFS (A.P's) of "The Spirit Of Conviction"! Being one of the TEN WINNERS is the ONLY way to get your hands on one of these new Artist Proof X-Mas Colorway prints. So please, come back. Meanwhile, study "The Winter Stalker"!

See ya tomorrow:)





THANK YOU FROM DIRECTOR STEPHEN REEDY & I

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Spirit of Xmas Announcement

I didn't feel like writing a blog, but I still wanted to inform you of something in a completely non-awkward personal video. Semi-enjoy!





Direct link to video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSPxwr5dIQA

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The LOCKENESS MONSTER @ GALLERY 1988



Yes, my Losties, the above image is a painting I just created, called "The Lockeness Monster", depicting John Locke from my favorite television show, LOST, and his violent bare man-hands bringing recent murderous holiday joy to a genetically engineered, and probably super smart shark created by the Dharma Initiative. "Why in the Swan did you choose to draw something that never happened on that show, Alex? You are stupid" is something I am sure you may be saying right about now. "Oh, Con-trare, Moan Frair" I say in respone to you. (I would have spelled that in correct French spelling but, according to LOST, no one can understand French which is why that signal went unanswered for 17 years or something.)
The scene above DID actually happen, but was deemed too bloody to ever air on television. And it was one of my favorite scenes from Season 2. As pretty much one of the creators of LOST, don't you think I would know that?! Sheesh.
Anyway, what? "Why in Jacob's name did I draw a LOST-related drawing in the first place?" is what you are asking now? Well, duh, I think it's pretty obvious. It was for this SUPER SECRET "LOST" THEMED ART SHOW AT GALLERY 1988 IN LA that is opening secretly TONIGHT, DECEMBER 15! That's right. I said it. Get on it. Here's the official INFO for the opening TONIGHT!




"Ronie Midfew Arts and DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com are proud to announce the LOST Underground Art Project, an art show at Gallery1988:LA celebrating one of the greatest television programs of all-time. This event, opening December 15th from 7-10 PM will mark the first time that all 16 prints, released and SOLD OUT over the past 3 months at DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com, will be seen in one room! In addition to the prints, over 20 artists will be creating original LOST-inspired paintings and sculptures (all available for purchase!) to commemorate the event. These artists are:


Alex Pardee - Ben Strawn - Carlos Ramos - Chris Ryniak - Dan Lydersen -
Dan May - Danielle Buerli - Edwin Ushiro - Eric Fortune - Jeff McMillan -
Jeremy Asher Lynch - Julian Callos - Ken Garduno - Kirk Demarais -
Lauren Gregg - Leontine Greenberg - Luke Berliner - Mark Bodnar - Mark Brown - Martin Wittfooth -
Misha (from the mind of Paul Scheer) - Ralph Cosentino - Scott Campbell - Wade Schin - 64 Colors - Brent Nolasco -
Dave Pressler - Jason Limon - Jeremiah Ketner - Jesse Hernandez - Jon Burgerman - KaNo -
Leah Palmer - Lunabee - Motorbot - Nathan Spoor - Nemo - Pocketwookie - Reactor 88 - Scribe


This night will also have MANY surprises. You might want to line up early for this one."

I actually heard that there were already people lined up last night! Crazy. If i didnt have pneumonia I would be there for sure (more on that later....)

Here is comedian Paul Scheer announcing the secret show in front of Greg Simkins beautiful art.



Second to last, one of my good friends and fellow LOST art-contributor, Jeff McMillan, showed me a glimpse of HIS HUGE BEAUTIFUL piece for the show.



Damn, looks like he did my SECOND favorite scene, where they all inhaled the Black Smoke and all of their heads grew gigantically out of the mountains and they all accused each other of owning a VW bus but no one really KNEW who owned it. A secret i hope they finally reveal in the last season!

And lastly, though I figured you knew this already if you watched the show, but if not, I got to live a dream a couple of years ago as I actually did a brief acting stint on the show playing a mysterious voodoo-loving baseball player named Mr Eko who got trapped on the island after fellow teammate Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn threw a screwball and broke Eko's magic voodoo teleportation lamp. Getting a chance to act alongside such great people as The Stepfather and a guy from Party Of 5 that was the best 6 months of my life. I miss you guys<3




In closing. Go to the show. I wish i could. But in case you cant tell by this perfectly linear and to the point post, I'm heavily medicated. Word.