Posts Tagged ‘MCU’

Week two-fifty-seven of Operation Graphite – theme: Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Well, hello there. I’ve been absent for quite some time. I really doubt anyone has noticed. This past spring was a tough time, work picked up and I got pretty burnt out.

I had previously hinted about my plans for ending phase one of this project. With only a few more weeks to go, I broke my streak and ended up abandoning it all.

The plan is still to wind things down, and even though I did complete my goal of publishing consistently for five years, I didn’t have the nice neat cap to end things with. My current plan is to wrap things up by the end of the year.

This particular post was initially meant to go up when Guardians Part 2 hit theaters. Now it is even months past the blu ray release. At least I made it before Part 3 comes out.

Shock – Drax and Gamora

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The theme selected for week two-fifty-seven of Operation Graphite will be: Guardians of the Galaxy.

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The first Guardians of the Galaxy was the equivalent of Marvel throwing a Hail Mary pass even though they were still ahead, 34-3. Oh my god, I just made a sports reference. What is wrong with me? A property no one knew became one of the biggest Marvel hits, and one of the funnest, most beloved comic book movies to date. There have been better comic book movies, and certainly much worse, but there are few ensembles that quite match the Guardians for providing a fun, action packed, sci-fi adventure. I’m super pumped for Volume 2.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Guardians of the Galaxy.

The theme selected for week two-twenty-five of Operation Graphite will be: Captain America.

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The Fourth of July is approaching, and what is more American than Captain America. Probably a bunch of things, but I have the mind of a twelve year old, and want to draw comic book characters.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Captain America.

All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 7.1.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 7.2.16

Week one-ninety-seven of Operation Graphite – theme: S.H.I.E.L.D.Shock - Grant Ward Agent of Hydra

While the theme was open to any usage of the Marvel universe intelligence agency, I definitely had the TV show in mind. The first season was a little shaky, but so few shows are really great in their first season. I’m glad the show got some time to grow. The characters that once annoyed me are now fantastic, the stories are wider better, and the over all mythology of espionage side of the Marvel verse is building to something pretty cool. I realized that Hydra is starting to remind me of Wolfram & Hart from Angel. Just give those Whedon boys time, the first season might suck, but it will get better.

Shock – Grant Ward: Agent of Hydra

The theme selected for week one-nintey-seven of Operation Graphite will be: S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Every intelligence organization needs a snazzy acronym. The simple three letter ones are quick and succinct: KGB, CIA, MI6. However, to really get some extra milage, you need your quasi militaristic spy force have an acronym that also describes what they are offering.

Marvel’s agency of spycraft and homeland protection is The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, also known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Before the television program, and the Marvel cinematic universe there were comics dating back to the 60’s. After fighting in WWII, a much more melanin deficient Nick Fury led the intelligence organization during the cold war. In the Marvel films, S.H.I.E.L.D. and agent Phil Coulson have been there from the beginning. Now the Agents have their own show, and still find themselves pitted against their oldest adversary.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: S.H.I.E.L.D.

All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 12.14.15. Submissions will be published the weekend of 12.12.15