Sunday, December 30, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Not to be Messed With
Another great piece, Bill. As always, thanks for sharing. - Craig
Let the Fun Begin!
Rambo @ Times Square
Burt Young Reflects
Young initially balked at the invitation to do the first sequel - "I didn't want to be part of an ensemble," he said - but eventually agreed. "It wasn't the money," he says. "It don't mean that much to me, I find a way to get by, and I find a way to blow it."
Will he see the new "Rambo" with Stallone when it opens Jan. 25?
"You know," he said, and this is why you have to love Burt Young, "I've never seen a 'Rambo.'"
Burt Young on Paulie, Rocky, and Sly:
"I first met Stallone, I was in the studio commissary, he comes to my table, he says, 'Mr. Young, I'm Sylvester Stallone, I wrote "Rocky." You gotta do a part, you gotta do a part.'
"I says, 'Shush, whaddaya doin'? Let me twist their arms [the producers] a little bit, lemme make a buck.' And he lit up. Turns out I was the highest-paid actor in the first one.
"Stallone wrote exquisitely; he wrote street prose. I think he saw me when he wrote it. Like Arthur Miller, he'd cut the commas off. You'd say, hey, he saying somethin' without the commas.
"Seventeen years after 'Rocky V,' we came back [for 'Rocky Balboa'], and it was pretty sentimental for me. Stallone was [...] Michelangelo painting the chapel. He wouldn't let anything alone. He was a force. It was touching."
For the full article click HERE. - Craig
Bruce, Piven and Sly
Sunday, December 16, 2007
...And Lookin' the Way You Do.
Here is a new painting I just completed. It's my first one from "First Blood". I am very pleased with how it turned out. This is a pivotal scene in the movie. It's exactly the moment that sets up the whole movie. He is making the decision right there to get in the car with Teasle. After that, of course, is pure classic Sly action. The title of this piece is "Wearing that flag on your jacket and lookin' the way you do......"
Bill - not only is it another great painting, but you did hit the EXACT moment when you can see Rambo deciding he's not going to be pushed again. Perfect! Thanks as always for sharing your talents with us! - Craig
Adam Shippee's Rambo
Here's a piece of Rambo art, but it is not colorized yet. I am trying to change the way I approach a drawing, and the way it looks. well, I hope you like it
I do, Adam and my guess is SZoners will as well! Thanks for sharing. - Craig
Rocky Gets Grand Visual Treatment
Thought you might like this, we did it to promote the release of Rocky Balboa and it was really popular with Rocky fans everywhere – including us! Best Regards,
Sly Saved Dolly
Click HERE to read the full report. - Craig
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Access Hollywood Interview
Two New Stallone Sites
John Rambo is Everywhere!
MTV on the John Rambo Bandwagon!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
SZ Exclusive: PH Opening Coverage
Official John Rambo Site Live
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Bill Pruitt Checks In
Thanks to Bill for sharing! - Craig
Sly, Druan and Mosley II
Sly, Duran and Mosley
The Stars Come Out
Punchy vs Butkus
Cool idea and great execution! Thanks to Paul for sharing it with us! - Craig
Sunday, November 18, 2007
USA Today Scores 1st Look
Rambo "realizes his entire existence has been for naught. Peace is an accident, war is natural. Old men start it, young men fight it, everybody in the middle dies, and nobody tells the truth. He says, 'You think God's going to make it all go away? What has he done and changed in the world? He has done nothing. We are an aggressive animal and will never be at peace.' That's how he feels."
For the full report click HERE. - Craig
Rocky Musical in Development
Already attached to the project are Tony Award winner Meehan who will adapt the musical (he also took on the writing chores for the musicals Annie, The Producers and ) along with the Tony Award-winning team of lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty.
Fans will be happy to know that "Gonna Fly Now," by Bill Conti, Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins [which was nominated for an Academy Award] - will be a part of the score! For complete details click HERE. - Craig
Frank Stallone a Surprise Hit
Stallone, a Grammy and Golden Globe-Nominated Artist, was asked last year to appear in the film as himself.
Frank goes on to say, "I had all but given up on the film business after almost 60 films. I wasn't getting any work and I couldn't find an agent and no one seemed to show any interest, so I rededicated myself to my music full time."
Stallone was nominated for Best Song for the Film "Staying Alive" and for best sound track for the same film.
Stallone was also highly considered for a Best Supporting Actor nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences for his role as Eddie The Bartender in "Barfly."
Frank continues, "I must say working on 'Fred Claus' was a delightful experience. I wish all film sets were as joyful."
Sly @ Planet Hollywood Opening
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Rocky, Bruce Lee, Tarzan and More
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sly Stallone has a "Death Wish"
Variety broke the big news of the day that Sylvester Stallone is in serious talks to direct and star in an updated version of "Death Wish."
Sly would take on the role made famous by Charles Bronson of an ordinary man who, after his wife and daughter are savagely attacked, becomes a vigilante. Michael Ferris and John Brancato, best known for their "Terminator 3" script are set to do the screenplay.
This is great news for Stallone fans around the world! - Craig
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Rocky Statue Contest
With the holidays quickly approaching, this contest couldn't come at a better time. Let family members know what you want now or consider the perfect gift for dad... heck, just buy one for yourself since you deserve it. Click HERE for ordering instructions.
Hopefully SZoners will take all three places! [And you know we'll post your pictures of you and your statue!]
Rocky Fan Art
Wow! What a nice piece of art! Thanks for sharing your talents with us, Gerardo. We hope to see more in the future. - Craig
New Stallone Fan Site
Sly and Fan
Friday, October 26, 2007
Rambo: Official Site Live
SZoner Meets Sly & Frank
About a week earlier Stephen got a picture with Frank Stallone when he performed in New York City.
Stephen sends out a big thank you to Frank and Sly and we send one to Stephen for sharing the photos! - Craig
Randy Martinez's Rambo
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Moreno Rambo Poster
Evan Bryce's Rambo
Recently Evan posted this cool black and white illo of Sly as Rambo. He later colored it.
You can see more of Evan's work in Negative Burn #6 from Desperado. Evan will also have a pinup in the Crimeland graphic novel coming in November. Of course you can also check out his site! - Craig
Rambo Fan Art
Thursday, October 18, 2007
1st Official Rambo Poster
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Rocky for the Holidays
I've stayed in contact with Mr. Schomberg and his wife since my interview with him [part two of the interview is here] for the SZ. I recently checked to make sure that statues are still available and they are! In fact, with the holidays coming up, they are expecting a surge in sales -- so I thought it would be a good time to get your order in SZoners!
Remember, if you've purchases a statue, I'd love to post a picture of you with it! - Craig
EW: The Things They Carried
Rocky Boxing Gloves The sleeper hit of 1976 and a surprise Best Picture winner, the underdog-palooka fable kick-started the career of writer-director-star Sylvester Stallone, launched a six-film franchise, and roused untold millions of couch potatoes with dreams of "Eye of the Tiger" glory. Stallone donated the gloves from "Rocky II" to the Smithsonian, but he wore these gloves in the first "Rocky", where he duked it out for 15 rounds with Apollo Creed. This pair clearly has a strong sentimental appeal for him - it has remained in his private collection for more than 30 years.
New Shippee Rambo Art
Sly Fan's Collection
SZoner Paul Winter is not only the owner of Winter Talent Agency [check out his site], but also a fan of Sylvester Stallone movies.
Paul sent in a photo of him with Frank Stallone, as well as some pictures from Paul's collection: glasses from Rocky Balboa, autographed gloves and a ring signed by Sly and all of his opponents from the Rocky movies!
Paul, thanks for sharing! - Craig
Hi Craig, Rob Hoskins here from Lexington, Ky. I recently visited the Hollywood Wax Museum in Gatlinburg Tennessee and here is what I found. Thought you'd like a look.
By the way, the site looks great! Keep Up The Good Work! - Rob
----- Thanks Rob! - Craig
SZoner @ AFI "Rocky" Screening
Hi Craig, Just wanted to write in and share my incredible experience at the AFI 40th Anniversary screening of Rocky. Sorry I could not provide some photos but they were restricted and security was very tight. If we were caught with a camera we would be ejected from the theater.
So after sitting in line for hours and finally getting into the theater lobby we were able to get our hands on a AFI 40th Anniversary collectors book. Finally as we all sat down in our designated seats a member of the AFI entered the room to tell us that all the Film Legends were in a theater for a photo shoot and that they would soon be coming in for the presentation. It was at this time he told us of the surprise guest who would introduce Mr Stallone....none other than Talia Shire. The crowd responded with cheers and applause.
Finally around 7:30pm Talia Shire entered the room to applause. She took the stand and talked about how while making the film they never really said it but they all thought they were making something special. After a few more words she introduced the man himself Sylvester Stallone. As Stallone emerged from the entrance the crowd stood up to give him a standing ovation. Stallone took stepped up to the podium and thanked everyone for coming. He shared a few stories from the production about how when they showed up for the Ice Rink scene that he was told all the extras were not available, he also told us about how Talia Shire had the flu and he knew when he went in for that first kiss he knew he'd be sick the next day but he was so lost in the moment that he just forgot everything and kissed her.
Stallone finished his speech and thanked everyone again as we applauded him. As he made his way out a gentleman ran out of his seat with a copy of Stallone's last book SLY MOVES. This caused several other people to jump from there seat with stuff to autograph. Stallone being the great guy he is stopped and signed everything that was put in front of him. I saw this as my chance, i got up from my seat and made my through the crowd. As I did this the theater started to lower the lights so that people would sit down. Right before he exited i was able to walk up to him. As i approached him he looked at my hands as if he expected me to have something for him to sign. I just stuck out my hand and said "I would just like shake your hand and thank you for coming." Sly shook my hand and thanked me.
The lights went down and we watched the film. This was one of the best film going experiences i have ever had. Second would be last year when thanks to StalloneZone I got to see Rocky Balboa a week before it was released in Tampa and if not for StalloneZone I would of not of known about the AFI screening. Thanks Craig and keep up the good work. Joshua Tapia
Thanks for the write-up Josh. What a cool experience! - Craig
Rambo: A Comparison and More
Friday, October 5, 2007
SZ Exclusive "John Rambo" Photo
Leinil Yu's Rambo
Thanks again to Kwan and Leinil!
Joe Bluhm's Stallone Art
Joe Bluhm is an illustrator and character designer who specializes in caricature. He's an amazing talent. I've been a fan of his work for some time now after discovering Joe's blog. Imagine my surprise when I discovered him set up at OrlandoCon. Joe is as nice as he is talented. Not only did he hit a home run with his take on Sly as Rocky [above], but followed up with the awesome Sly as Sly [below].
Now, Understand It
Sly @ AFI
Ron Salas' Jack Carter
Ron was at the recent OrlandoCon and I was fortunate enough to get on his sketch list. He can through with Jack Carter and I couldn't be happier. Post a comment on Ron's site if you're interested in a commission. His prices are right and his talent is obvious!
Monday, October 1, 2007
Sly is Superman by Alex Saviuk
Alex chose to draw Sly as Superman and I love the result. Alex is a big movie fan, and he knew that Sly had been in the running for the lead role. If you ever get to meet Alex ask him to SHOW you why that wouldn't have worked out so well!
Alex is available for commissions. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org -- tell him I sent ya! - Craig
Sly: Witnessed Myanmar Genocide
Sly goes on to say, "This is a hellhole beyond your wildest dreams... I witnessed the aftermath — survivors with legs cut off and all kinds of land mine injuries, maggot-infested wounds and ears cut off. We saw many elephants with blown off legs. We hear about Vietnam and Cambodia and this was more horrific."
Sly chose the location of Thailand and Myanmar [formerly known as Burma] for the location of his latest Rambo adventure because it had been identified as "the foremost area of human abuse on the planet". Sly made his feelings clear about the situation when he said, "The Burmese are beautiful people. It's the military I am portraying as cruel."
Sly is currently editing "John Rambo" for an early 2008 release. You can read the full article by clicking HERE. - Craig
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sly's First Fight
Planet Hollywood: Don't Call It a Comeback
Sly in Burma News
I’m a big Stallone Fan, I came across this and thought I’d e-mail you the link.
P.S. You do a great job with ‘StalloneZone’, keep up the good work!
Anwar, England, UK.
Thanks to Anwar for the heads-up! - Craig
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Rambo Support Group
It is for getting John Rambo to number one.
If all Rambo fans join the cause, we will shock the industry when the film is released.
Let your troops know.
New Fan Art
First Blood Celebration Art Contest
- Enter to win $200 cash prize
- Enter original artwork that depicts the character of "John Rambo” as featured in the film “First Blood”
- Submit to Destination Hope & Beyond Services by 5PM on Thursday, October 4th, 2007
- All 2D media forms eligible (for example pencil, ink, charcoal, watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel etc.). Mechanically produced or assisted artwork such as photographs or computer generated images will not be accepted. Minimum size 5” X 7”. Please do not frame entries.
- No entry fee.
- All entries become the property of Destination Hope & Beyond Services and will be exhibited during the “Rambo-First Blood” 25th Anniversary Event in Hope October 5th to 8th, 2007
- All entries must be accompanied by a signed release form.
- Minimum of 10 contestants or contest will be cancelled. Maximum of two entries per contestant.
- Judges decision is final.
- Entry forms & release forms available from the Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex located at 919 Water Avenue, Hope, B.C., V0X 1L0
Some Rocky Inspiration
"...constant flow of tourists who flocked to the statue of Rocky. Posing with Rocky Balboa was one of the primary attractions but not only did it seem that Rocky inspired people to pose, people ran up the stairs of the Museum of Art reenacting the scene in Rocky, and people would applaud and smile each time a group of people raced up the stairs. Some people were so enthused that they almost fell down the stairs!"
It's amazing how Rocky continues to inspire so many people worldwide. I love how the Rocky statue has become a "must see stop" for those who go to Philadelphia. For Ethan's full blog post, click HERE. - Craig
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Rambo Fan Art
More on the First Blood Celebration
Friday, October 5th - 7PM or so ... welcome evening for First Blood fans at the Silver Chalice Neighbourhood Pub featuring the premiere showing of the REEL PLACES documentary/travelogue of "First Blood". No cover charge. Must be 19 years old to gain admission. Introduction of the Rambo look-alike competitors - each Rambo look-alike competitor will receive a free ticket for the "First Blood" film screening on Saturday evening.
Saturday, October 6th - 10AM guided walking tour of "First Blood" filming locations within Hope. Starting location is the Hope Visitor Centre/Museum Complex at 919 Water Avenue. Admission to Museum by donation but no charge for walking tour. Must wear good walking shoes and be prepared for all kinds of weather - event proceeds rain or shine! (From 9AM to 10AM pre-bookings & pre-payments for a lunch at the Sheriff's Office can be made at the Visitor Centre & Museum Complex) Tour will include lunch stop at the "Sheriff's Office" where "First Blood" art competition entries will be displayed. Tour will conclude at the Visitor Centre/Museum Complex sometime in the afternoon.
Saturday, October 6th - 7PM doors open at the Hope Cinema for a special screening of the original "First Blood" film. At 7:30 PM anyone present that has stories or memories to share will be asked to speak at the microphone before the film begins. Rambo look-alike competitors will each be asked to voice one of the well known "Rambo" pieces of dialogue. The "Fan Favourite" and official first place winners of the Rambo look-alike competition to be announced & awards presented. Film begins once speakers & Rambo impersonators are finished. Cost per person is $8.00. Ticket will also include admission to the feature film (title unknown yet) being shown at Hope Cinema immediately after the conclusion of "First Blood".
Sunday, October 7th - 10AM Meet at the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park parking lot for a guided walk through "Chapman's Gorge". Parking fee is $3 per vehicle (bring coins for the parking ticket machine). Must wear good walking shoes and be prepared for all kinds of weather - event proceeds rain or shine! Those who want to continue on with the optional hike should bring a bag lunch. No charge to participate.
Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex
Destination Hope & Beyond Services
It looks to be like a lot of fun. If any SZoner is able to attend, we'd love to see photos and a report! - Craig
Hope Celebrates 25th Anniversary of First Blood
This came in the e-mail this week...
Hope Celebrates 25th Anniversary of First Blood
Over 25 years have passed since First Blood wrapped filming in Hope, British Columbia, Canada - but residents, local crew and Rambo enthusiasts agree it doesn't feel like a quarter century has passed. Back in 1981, British Columbia’s film industry was in itsinfancy when the Ministry of Tourism’s Film Promotion Office, helmed by Dianne Neufeld and Justis Greene, received a call from a production company interested in shooting First Blood, a $15 million action movie in B.C..
After scouting several different locations in BC, the producers found the exact look they had been searching for in the small town of Hope. Soon after, a crew of approximately 100 people (many of whom still work in the BC Film industry) began to transform the town of Hope into the birthplace of John Rambo. The Sheriff’s Office was constructed on the lawn of Hope’s District Hall, a gun shop and gas station were built and American flags, mailboxes, and US Army billboards were placed on downtown streets.
During the filming, the cast and crew had to deal with bitter cold, the theft of over 50 firearms needed for the movie, Stallone’s injuries and the escape of a wild boar on its way to set. Despite these challenges, First Blood, which was released on Friday October 22, 1982was a major box office success, earning a record breaking $14.8 million in the first 12 days of its release.
To mark the film’s 25th anniversary, the Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex (operated by Destination Hope & Beyond Services) is celebrating the occasion with a number of events and activities over the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, beginning October 5th. The anniversary celebration plans currently include a welcome reception at a Hope pub, the premiere of the REEL PLACES “First Blood” travelogue/documentary by Seattle’s Gas Light Alley Entertainment, film location tours, a Rambo look-a-like contest, an art competition, a pig roast dinner, and the publication of a souvenir “First Blood” booklet as a keepsake.
For further information, please contact: Inge Wilson, Manager-Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex Phone: 604-869-2021 or 1-866-HOPEVIC or E-mail:email@example.com
Sly Movie Memorbilia
Hi Craig, I just want to tell you what a great web site you have.
I am a movie memorabilia collector, and I collect Stallone stuff especially. I have a complete Sylvester Stallone outfit that he actually wore in the movie Daylight. It is complete with shirt, undershirt, pants, socks, and boots. I am sure you know the outfit. It is the one that he wears throughout the entire film. I have a bunch of photos with it. It came right from a Profiles in History auction, and has their tags. Profiles is one of the biggest auction houses in the world. I had the outfit on a mannequin with a Stallone mask. I just don't have the room anymore. I am asking $650.00 for it. I would also include all of the 8X10 photos, and the original movie with the box. I also have a Stallone face life cast that was made right from his head and neck for Cop land. I got that from Premiere Props, and it comes with their COA. I am asking $350 for that. Please let me know if you are interested, and if possible maybe you can list it on the Stallone Zone. I would be happy to give you 10% of the selling prices if you have somebody or can get me somebody to purchase. Thanks so much, Brett
If any SZoner is interested in purchasing Brett's items you can contact him at BackDoor07@aol.com. Feel free to ask for the 10% discount that he offered me, since I don't know Brett or the authenticity of his items [he says he has Certificates of Authenticity], I wouldn't feel comfortable accepting a commission on the sale. - Craig
Sly Presents Rocky
The American Film Institute today announced a historic public event to mark the institute's 40th anniversary. Target Presents AFI's 40th Anniversary is an event of unprecedented scale -- even for Hollywood. Eleven classic American films will screen on a single night, in a single location -- each with a live introduction by the film's legendary star or filmmaker.
The event will be held October 3 at ArcLight Hollywood. All film programs will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 19.
The films and artists that are confirmed to take part in this momentous occasion are:
Julie Andrews will present THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
Warren Beatty will present BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner will present WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... (1989)
Kirk Douglas will present SPARTACUS (1960)
Clint Eastwood will present UNFORGIVEN (1992)
Morgan Freeman will present THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
Tippi Hedren will present THE BIRDS (1963)
Angela Lansbury will present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)
George Lucas will present STAR WARS -- EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (1977)
Jack Nicholson will present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
Sylvester Stallone will present ROCKY (1976)
"What better way to celebrate 40 years of AFI than to bring together movie artists and movie-goers in the flickering light of these classic American films," stated Jean Picker Firstenberg, AFI's President and CEO. "We thank Target for their continued support of AFI, providing the opportunity to honor AFI's 40th Anniversary with an epic celebration worthy of America's national educational and cultural organization."
"We are thrilled to honor 40 great years of the American Film Institute by celebrating the magic and artistry of the silver screen," said Laura Sandall, director, events marketing and publicity, Target. "By building relationships with leading cultural organizations like AFI, Target is able to foster creativity, promote learning and build stronger communities."
Tickets to all screenings are $25 and can be purchased at AFI.com or in person at the ArcLight box office at 6360 W Sunset Boulevard (at Ivar) beginning Wednesday, September 19. Event tickets include free popcorn and soda for all guests. The first 100 guests to arrive in each theater will receive a free copy of the special commemorative AFI 40th Anniversary Tribute book.
What a great line up of films and presenters. Obviously "Rocky" would be THE one to attend, but it would also be cool to see Kirk Douglas present "Spartacus", Clint Eastwood show us "Unforgiven", or Jack Nicholson showcase "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". If any SZoner attends, please send in photos and a report! - Craig
John Rambo Returns on Jan. 25th
Sunday, September 9, 2007
New "John Rambo" Footage
"John Rambo" Fan Poster
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Legends Fan Art
Rocky by Michael Nigro
Rocky & Adrian UK Fan Art
Rocky Fan Art
UK Rambo Fan Art
Rocky Fan Art from Russia
Sunday, August 12, 2007
First Blood Celebration
Hey SZoners, This came in and I thought many of you would be interested...
They can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will fill them in on the details….
Destination Hope & Beyond Services
Hard to believe it's been 25 years! - Craig
First Blood Video Art
The current issue (August 2007) of Smithsonian magazine has got a cool write up on artist Takeshi Murata on page 37 and the connection to First Blood ...
NOT A HOLLYWOOD SEQUEL American video artist Takeshi Murata mutates footage from B-movies and action flicks, adding techno soundtracks to create hypnotic digital films (2006's Untitles ( Pink Dot) samples 1982's Rambo: First Blood). At the Hirshhorn through September 9. Here's a link the Pink Dot > http://youtube.com/watch?v=d87FaWdj3L0 Have a great one !
Thanks to Jazz for the tip! - Craig
Rambo Fan Art
Belgrade Rocky Statue
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Bill Pruitt Checks In
That's Diamond on the left and Bill on the right. Click HERE if you'd like a closer look at Bill's new Rambo painting! Thanks to Bill for sharing. Check out his site HERE. - Craig
"Behind the Scenes" from Russia
Sly by Adam Shippee
Stallone has created some of the most long-lasting and legendary characters in pop-culture history, from Rocky Balboa to John Rambo, to Lincoln Hawk, to Marion Cobretti, to Snaps Provolone, to Ray Tango, and more.
The Academy Award winner's turn as the underdog fighter from the mean streets of Philly immortalized him to millions. On Saturday, July 28th, the Cyclones will pay tribute to him in a number of ways:
The team will show a variety of Stallone-themed entertainment throughout the night.
Fans are invited to dress up as their favorite Stallone character, with the winning costume receiving a prize pack.
Anyone named "Sylvester" will be admitted to the ballpark at no charge.
In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the 1987 movie Over The Top (in which Stallone plays a struggling trucker competing in a Las Vegas Arm Wrestling Championship, and sporting a New York City Arm Wrestling T-shirt), the New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) will host over 100 men and women competing that day for the 25th Annual White Castle 'Kingsboro' Golden Arm Wrestling titles, featuring a championship match taking place on the dugout during that night's game!
Anyone who participates in the arm wrestling competition will receive a Cyclones ticket to that night's game. For more information on participating, contact Gene Camp at NYAWA@aol.com.
In addition to all the Sly festivities, the first 1,250 kids that night will receive Thunderstix!
It would have been cool to have been there for the festivities! - Craig
Sly and MGM Chairman
Friday, July 20, 2007
Ringo's Jack Carter
Mike was selling his latest sketch book and if you bought a copy, Mike threw in a head sketch for free! Talk about a great deal. I was worried that because Stallone isn't a character that Mike had drawn repeatedly, it might be more difficult and therefore he might decline my request. Boy, was I wrong. Mike proceeded to sketch it out in no time and like I said, he really captured the look and attitude of Sly as Jack Carter.
In my previous post, I suggested you check out Mike's Blog. I should have remembered to tell you about where you can buy Mike Wieringo original art. Now you have all the facts and links you need. Enjoy!
Mike did this drawing of Rocky Balboa for his blog [which I read daily and suggest you do as well]. Mike knew about my Stallone art collection and told me it was mine for the asking when I commented about it.
Check out Mike's Blog when you have some time to spend. You'll be amazed and impressed with the amount that he's posted [but his insightful comments will also be part of what brings you back]. - Craig
Rocky by Andy Smith
Balboa Band vs Red Elite
Here's what their press release says... At a combined weight of 1083 lbs., Balboa is a 6-man team of rock and roll warriors. With unfaltering determination, they play your favorite songs from the Rocky soundtracks. Songs included in the audio/visual spectacle will be "Eye of the Tiger", "Living in America", "No Easy Way Out", "Burning Heart", "Gonna Fly Now" and other training montage classics. The night of August 3rd, 2007 marks the band's live debut when they perform at The El Mocambo in Toronto, Ontario. Believe it or not, appearing with [against?] them is a band called The Red Elite [not Drago?].
Learn more about the Balboa Band at their myspace page. Any SZoners who can make the show should mention that they learned about it through the StalloneZone. Who knows, maybe they'll give you a break on the cover charge. - Craig