2002 Interview at the Star Wars Artists' Guild

22 January 2010 | Hisham | | Star Wars

Interviews with the staff illustrators were some of the contents that we planned as the original Star Wars Artists' Guild was being developed. The current incarnation of the site does not have the old interviews, which were fun and had a running gag of people hiding behind curtains throughout.

Here is a copy of the interview that Derek Jones did with me, which was the second interview to be featured on SWAG:


Greedo Goes To Duro

20 January 2010 | Hisham | | Artwork, Comics, Star Wars

Greedo, he goes to Duro!Back in late 2001-early 2002 when I was really down and out, one of the things I tried was sending samples of sequential comic art to comic companies. I never really followed up on them, but one of the things I came up with was the pencilling of an eight-page original unscripted Star Wars story entitled "Greedo Goes To Duro". It was something that could have easily made for an issue of the now-discontinued Star Wars Tales anthology from Dark Horse Comics. But it wasn't.

This week, I found photocopies of the pages I did after I went digging under the bed. Seriously, it was deep in a folder under many folders in a dust-layered box under the bed. When I found it, I too had become heavily encrusted with ancient dust, dust bunnies, dust pangolins and dust capybaras.

Here it is presented in the Gallery for your amusement / ridicule. Apologies for the scan quality of page 4. I can't find the originals for scanning.

Note: Since the Gallery uses Light Box pop-up feature, you will be able to either (1) see the full-sized image javascript pop-up or (2) the intermediate image which displays the text desciption on each entry page. Click on the intermediate image if you want to see the full-sized pop-ups, or if you want to read the text description, navigate the entry pages using the left or right arrow buttons on the toolbar above the intermediate image.


Even The Exhibits Mooned Me (With D6 Stats)

18 January 2010 | Hisham | | Family Pics, Role Playing Games

The obligatory pose at the entrance
Muzium Negara focuses primarily on the cultural history of this magical fantasy realm currently known to the world as "Malaysia", although some natural history of the land is touched upon. Outside, we were greeted by a number of old train exhibits. In other words, there were more trains here than any one time I'm at the LRT station waiting for a train to arrive.

The rock is not cooking
Irfan poses by the Inscription Stone of Terengganu, unearthed at Kuala Berang at the turn of the 20th century. 700 years old, it's evidence that Islam thrived in that region at the early 14th century.


An Awesome Trip To The National Museum!

17 January 2010 | Hisham | | Recent News

I haven't been to the Muzium Negara this century. So we thought we'd take a drive there with Irfan who has requested a visit there for several weeks now.

Unfortunately someone (well, two humans) made an illegal u-turn at a stoplight, causing the column of cars behind them to brake immediately. It was no problem for us, really. I braked on time. However, the guy behind us did not.


Blizzard! And Allie Plays in the Snow

08 January 2010 | sila | | Family Pics

First big snowfall of 2010 today. We had some snow in December but since Allie had strep and all we decided not to expose her to the cold. But now she is better and we had four inches of snow on the ground and more falling from the sky, we decided to go out and have some fun!

We bundled her up in her snowsuit:

Happy little eskimo