ANDY FISH is a comic book artist, writer, painter, pop culture archaeologist and film historian. He has written and drawn numerous How To Art Books, Graphic Novels, Screenplays and Comic Books.
He lectures on art related subjects and even has a painting in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington DC.
This blog will attempt to focus on all manner of art, film and pop culture but don't hold much hope that it will stay focused.
He lives 40 miles outside of Boston MA with his stunning artist wife Veronica Lane Fish.
Monday, March 2, 2015
The Phantom continues in the Columbia Pictures Serial from 1943- and last week's Sherlock Holmes was such a hit I pulled another one out of the vault. Basil Rathbone is a lot of people's ideas of the perfect Holmes-- get lost Cumberbatch-- but I go with Jeremy Brett as the best Holmes-- and here he is to prove it.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Very sad to hear of the passing of Leonard Nimoy.
Born in Boston, Nimoy made the move to Hollywood where he landed the role of science officer Spock in the classic Star Trek series from the 1960s. He spent the better part of a decade trying to distance himself from the character before finally embracing it with the big budget films.
Nimoy was also a photographer and artist.
The new movies recast the series characters, and to me its like watching a bunch of kids playing dress up.
There will never be another Spock.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Last week I talked about how the PayPal thieves try to get your information. Take a look at this one. It's a message from FedEx telling me there was a problem delivering my package.
Now think it through-- these bad guys are trying to get us to click on things-- because that's how they get us with viruses and coding to grab our information.
That's the key here CLICK ON THINGS.
So I want you to heighten your own homeland security for a minute here and ask yourself this DO I NEED TO CLICK ON THIS each and everytime someone sends you something.
What's more-- it can come from a friend too-- because their email gets compromised. The suspicion to look for in that case is does it SOUND like the person you know writing to you.
A few years ago I had a friend traveling in the Mideast. She was traveling alone teaching. I hadn't heard from her in a while and got an email saying she was in trouble and needed $2,000 wired to her right away and that she would explain it when she got back.
The message came from her regular email (which was either Yahoo or Gmail). I was ready to send the money-- but instead I took the risk that if she was able to email me this once, she would be able to email me again-- so I contacted her-- NOT WITH REPLY, but closing this email and composing another.
Sure enough, her email had been hacked.
But back to the FedEx-- this looks moderately real and after all how often do we look closely at such an email.
Now I do 90% of all shopping online.
Why? Because I hate shopping.
So a missed package is a concern to me. They almost had me.
Lucky for me I run a program on my Mac called Sophos that alerts me when something doesn't look right and it stopped me from clicking the attachment.
A quick google search of FEDEX PARCEL DELIVERY EMAIL brought up countless links of people who WERE taken by this scam.
So don't let these horrible people get you-- be careful my friends!