Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mike Trim in Filmfax, Part 3 - War of the Worlds. Uuuullllaaaa!

The final part of The Future was FAB: The Art of Mike Trim appears in Filmfax issue 117, in stores now. Look for the Shat on the cover! Thanks to Mike Stein and James Wilson at Filmfax for serializing the book, and thanks to all of you who've been buying the magazine and book and enjoying them!

I'll be signing copies of The Future was FAB: The Art of Mike Trim at Wrath of Con in Panama City, Florida, May 30 - June 1. Here's the website for more info:
Hope to see you there!
Anthony Taylor

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It's a Cookbook!

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the Twilight Zone episode, "To Serve Man."
Based on a Damon Knight short story, the episode revolves around the arrival of seemingly benevolent aliens, who show up with the intention of serving mankind. Their leader, played by Richard Kiel, even carries around a book with the title "To Serve Man" proudly emblazoned on its cover in alien script.
Just as heroic Lloyd Bochner is about to board the alien's spaceship to take a trip to their home planet, his pal finishes translating the tome and and yells at him not to go; "It's a COOKBOOK!", she screams. Too late, the hatch closes and Bochner is trapped, on his way to the big stewpot in the sky.

I was lucky enough to get a table across the aisle from Richard Kiel as he signed photos and I signed copies of The Future Was FAB: The Art Of Mike Trim in the autograph room at Omega Con in Birmingham, Alabama, last weekend. He's a truly nice man, and a very good sport as evidenced by the photo below.

As always, click to enlarge the photos as needed.
Wow, he really makes the book look small! Thanks Richard, and thanks to all who stopped by to talk or buy a copy of the book at Omega Con. Hope to see you there again next year!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

"At all costs, save the World President!"

Yikes, sorry it's taken me so long to update the blog. Hope everyone had wonderful holidays and has fully recovered by now!

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This is an image that Mike's named "At all costs, save the World President!" Combining some of the vehicles Mike's most well known for designing, it's a commission piece for James Fielding, based on an earlier painting for another client. James saw the original on display at the Fanderson Sector 25 convention in October 2006 and fell in love with it. Who wouldn't?