Someone out there became rich when they discovered if you take any character and turn it into a small rubber duck, people will buy it. That was the philosophy the Tubbz line was founded on, and they have duckified such beloved IPs as Dungeons & Dragons, Power Rangers, Metal Gear Solid, Jurassic Park, My Hero Academia and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now they turn their practice toward video game demigods, starship captains and pop song obsessed trolls.
Star Trek: Voyager
My newest interview subject, John Bruno, is an accomplished visual effects artist. He’s helped to create some of the most memorable images of the last few decades of blockbuster cinema in projects ranging from Ghostbusters and the first two Poltergeist films to Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Batman Returns to Avatar and the Twilight films. He’s even won an Oscar, taking home the Best Visual Effects Oscar for The Abyss. I spoke to John Bruno recently about his long and diverse career, and we put this together over the course of two phone calls. I hope you all enjoy getting to know this amazing talent.
I first came across Nichole McAuley when I saw she was going to be a guest at The Hollywood Show, a popular autograph convention based in California. Although I didn’t buy her autograph, I was fascinated by reading her biography on the site. With stints as a dancer, a model, a singer, an actress and a make-up artist, I knew she must have some interesting stories to tell, and she shared them with me on September 5th. I hope you all enjoy getting to meet her.