June 2007

The folks over at kb24.com (Kobe Bryant’s Official Website) noted my sketch of Kobe in the “Your Kobe Creations” forum. Thanks!

Ringside For Youth Program
I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Ringside For Youth Event at the Aberdeen Pavilion featuring special guest Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Being a big Hagler fan, I was thrilled to have the chance to meet him. As usual, click on the photos for a larger version.

Marvin and Paul

He was very gracious and signed a sketch I did of him. I gave him a copy to keep.

Marvin Sketch

In addition, he signed my April 22, 1985 Sports Illustrated that covered the classic Hagler-Hearns bout on April 15 that year. One of the great boxing matches of all time. It can be seen on YouTube.

SI April 22, 1985

This was a tremendous event benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. My complete album of pictures and memorabilia can be found here.

I saw “Star Wars” in the summer of 1977 and distinctly remember that it didn’t have any “Episode IV” heading on the opening crawl. I was happy to see my memory was correct upon the release of the original version (not the Special Edition) on DVD last year. Of course, I have only gone on to see “Star Wars” hundreds of times at the theatre, on video, and on DVD.

Here is my rendition of the Han and Chewie publicity still to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of “Star Wars” on May 25th, 1977. Click on the image for a large version or visit the gallery.

Han and Chewie