Archive for August, 2009

Updates to the OTTER Database

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The OTTER database has been updated as well as the following individual text files –

NEW LOG –
Worlds Greatest Short Stories – Jim Beshires
Upper Room – Jim Beshires
Two Daffodils – Jim Beshires
Works Progress Administration Presents – Jim Beshires

REVISED LOGS –
Pat Novak For Hire – Ben Kibler
Bing Crosby – Kraft Music Hall (35-46) – Andrew Steinberg
Kraft Music Hall – Nelson Eddy – Andrew Steinberg
Ethel & Albert – Andrew Steinberg
Kraft Music Hall – 47-48 – Al Jolson – Andrew Steinberg
Inheritance – Andrew Steinberg
Aunt Jemima – Andrew Steinberg
Martin & Lewis – Andrew Steinberg
Jack Armstrong – Andrew Steinberg
This Is The Story – Andrew Steinberg
Adv of Ellery Queen – Andrew Steinberg
Ellery Queens’ Minute Mysteries – Andrew Steinberg
Fred Allen – Fred Allen Show – Andrew Steinberg
Fred Allen – Salad Bowl Revue – Kurt Schriever

OTHER –
Burns & Allen – Spelling – Andrew Steinberg
Anson Weeks Orchestra – Correct bad date – Andrew Steinberg
Big Town – Spelling – Andrew Steinberg
Romance – Correct bad date – Andrew Steinberg
Clyde Beatty Show – Add’l episode available – Andrew Steinberg
Crime Club – episode not available – Andrew Steinberg
Twenty Questions – Date Change – Kurt Schriever

New Magazines uploaded to the Magazine Archives

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Thanks to anonomyous for the following magazines
Hello Again v36 #1
” ” v36 #2
” ” V36 #3
” ” V36 #4
” ” V36 #5
” ” V36 #6
” ” V37 #01
” ” V37 #02
” ” V37 #03
” ” V37 #04
” ” V37 #05
” ” V38 #02
” ” V38 #03
” ” V38 #04
” ” V39 #02
” ” V39 #03
” ” V39 #04
” ” V39 #05
” ” V39 #06

Updates to the Magazine Archives

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Thanks to Al Girard for the following issues of Radio Guide –
Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 16, Mar 9, Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 27, May 11, May 18, May 25, Jun 1, and Dec 28.

New Scripts Added

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

52 new Gunsmoke scripts added today.

Nero Wolfe Design Upgraded

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Hey all –

Well, it’s been a few weeks since my last visit. I’d like to say I’ve enjoyed my sabbatical but I wound up with health-related issues instead. I’m still on the mend but definitely improving. And to celebrate my recovery I’ve upgraded another old design submission.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE was another very early design from when I was just learning Photoshop (as witnessed by the crude reverse and insert). I tweaked the cover and label a couple years ago but still have never been pleased with the result.

[My rule of thumb is if I'm ashamed to post it in my personal gallery then it needs to be fixed.]

For this upgade I’ve scrapped the entire submission and redesigned it from scratch. And Wolfe fans will be pleased to note I actually spelled Greenstreet’s first name right (can’t believe NOBODY ever wrote me about that!)

So without further ado here’s the new submission with my usual notes:

COVER — This is an example of what I call “splatter art” where I use a Hard Mix Blend on the layers to produce a quasi-painting look. I wanted something to evoke the 1930s/40s without competing with my eventual PETE KELLY’S BLUES revamp.

COVER REVERSE — This one I wanted a ghostly headshot look to evoke (of all things) VHS cover designs from the early 1980s. If Disney had done a 1950s Wolfe movie, I think the lobby art would’ve looked like this.

LABEL — I wanted at least one image where Wolfe looked like he was thinking. Although Greenstreet looks a bit like a painting, that’s an actual photo from ACROSS THE PACIFIC. A different experiment in colorization. The bookshelves, btw, were cloned from a much smaller portion and then layered.

TRAY INSERT — A great example of colorizing a b&w image (Greenstreet) to match a 4-color image (Goodwin). The tones, btw, were inspired by of all things by the cover art for THE PARENT TRAP Vault Disney edition. Go figure.

TRAY REVERSE — The usual design package. I’m still toying with where to place the host/announcer credit. That’s also the complete Archie Goodwin cast listing for the entire season.

That’s all for now. Coming this weekend should be a new (not a revised) ZERO HOUR serial. I’ve also starting upgrading THE AVENGERS and will probably do some tweaks on THE GREEN LAMA. Further out I plan to finish ARCH OBOLER’S PLAYS, PLAYS FOR AMERICANS (I’ve been sitting on a dynamite cover for several months now), revamp PETE KELLY and HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL, and create a design package for CRISIS.

And, of course, whatever else my Muse tells me.

In the meantime, as always, keep watching the skies!

Denny (HapWander)

OTTER Database Updated

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The OTTER database and the individual text files have been updated to include the following –

DELETE –
Play Ball – Kurt Schriever(dup log)
Starr Of Space – Ben Kibler (dup log)

REVISED LOGS –
Boston Blackie – Ben Kibler
McGarry And His Mouse – Ben Kibler
Time For Love – Ben Kibler
Chick Carter, Boy Detective – Ben Kibler
Captain Starr Of Space – Ben Kibler
Kraft Music Hall 36-46 Bing Crosby – Andrew Steinburg

OTHER –
Forcast – Speling – Andrew Steinberg
The Mysterious Traveler – episode not available – Andrew Steinberg
Archie Andrews – episode Not Available – Andrew Steinberg
Romance – Spelling – Andrew Steinberg
Whistler – episode not available – Andrew Steinberg