Friday, December 12, 2014

The End

Hi. So. You've probably noticed that there haven't been any new Sketched Screenings posts. That's because I'm stopping it.

I've been frustrated with it for awhile. I've sort of hit a wall with the art I'm doing for it. I've been doing it for almost four years now, and I'm really proud of a lot of the posts I've done. Sketched Screenings was started because I liked talking about movies and I needed something to force me do sketches weekly and make me improve over time. And I think it's done that. I've come a long way with my art since the start of 2011, both in quality and in my ability to put out a decent product quickly. I mean, this was my first sketch for it:

WOAH. When I was starting out I was doing 1 pencil sketch per post, and now I can do 3 or 4 inked and colored illustrations per post. That's pretty great! And I'm even getting to a point where I like my style. And I would not have gotten there if it wasn't for posting Sketched Screenings every week.


I'm not happy with the stuff I'm drawing. Mostly the content. Sure it's fun when there's Godzilla or some big comics movie, but I'm tired of being stumped for ideas when an indie comedy or something that's just about people comes out. I tried moving to maybe a movie poster illustration for each but I don't have the time to do the kind of really thought out illustration that demands twice a week, especially when I'm also writing the reviews. Reviews can be fun, but I'm also not really going anywhere with them. It's been feeling more like a chore than a fun thing to do, and that's not great when it's something you're spending your free time doing and not getting paid for. I've been so frustrated that I decided to take a break from it in October to see if I missed it. And then I tried to come back to it and, well, I didn't. So I'm moving on. I'm going to find something new to do every week. Not that I'm not doing ANY art.

I'll still talk about movies and comics and TV and games on twitter if you really care what I think about the Big New Thing. And maybe if I really like something enough I'll post a review on my blog. Otherwise, if you like my art, you can read my bi-weekly webcomic, Dime-Store Noir, and follow my art on my blog, my website and my fancy new Art Tumblr. And if you REALLY like my art, you can buy something off my Etsy page, or ask for a commission, or support me through Patreon. That would be nice. It's the holidays and I do make custom greeting cards you know wink wink nudge nudge say no more.

Anyways, thank you so much for reading over the years. Thank you for following me, reblogging/retweeting/sharing my work and commenting on my articles. You've been a great audience and I hope you stick with me for whatever I do next. Thanks and so long for now!


Friday, September 12, 2014


It's an angry week I guess, because here's another TV SHOWS TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD YOU MONSTER list. But this time we’re talking about cartoons from DC in a special DC DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU WANT ANYMORE edition!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


It's time for another installment of TV SHOWS TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD YOU HEARTLESS MONSTERS. Today we have the THERE ARE CHILDREN WATCHING YOU HEARTLESS BASTARDS edition, featuring all Marvel cartoons!

Friday, September 5, 2014


Get out your snowmobiles and shotguns, we're reviewing Deadfall!

Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde), brother and sister, are fresh off a robbery when they get stuck in a horrible snowstorm and need to lay low. They set out in different directions. Liza meets a fresh-out-of-prison ex-boxer, Jay (Charlie Hunnam), while Addison has a much harder time. Can they escape to Canada before Sheriff Becker (Treat Williams) and his daughter, Deputy Hanna (Kate Mara) catch them?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dark City

Get out your rope and poker chips, we're reviewing Dark City!

Danny (Charlton Heston) and his gang are hard up on cash when they find an obvious mark and clean him out in a poker match. But then the gang finds out that the mark killed himself over the dishonor of losing someone else's money, and his brother ain't too happy. Suddenly, members of their group start turning up dead. Can they stop the killer before their luck runs out?

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Expendables 3

Get out your guns and knives and motorcycles, we're reviewing The Expendables 3!

After a mission goes wrong, Barney (Sylvestor Stallone) breaks up the team. He finds out an old member named Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) is still alive and has turned evil, and hires all new recruits to take him out. But then they all suck, so he brings back the old team to rescue the new team!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Get out your trench coats and bondage gear, we're reviewing Sin City: A Dame to Kill For!

Dwight(Josh Brolin) is trying his best to lead a clean life when former lover Ava(Eva Green) walks in and needs his help. Johnny(Joseph Gordon-Levitt) wants to win big at Senator Roark's(Powers Boothe) card game. Nancy(Jessica Alba) wants revenge on Roark for Hartigan's(Bruce Willis) death. You'll find all kinds of stories in Sin City.