Thursday, December 30, 2010

Literary LOST by Sarah Clarke Stuart

I had a nice surprise waiting in the mailbox for me yesterday.
I didn't expect to receive this book until sometime in January.

The description of the book from 
"This is an accessible exploration of the cult TV show "Lost", looking particularly at its fascinating use of novels, plays, stories, and other literary texts. From the moment that Watership Down made its appearance on screen in season one, speculation about "Lost"'s literary allusions has played an important role in the larger discussion of the show. Fans and critics alike have noted the many references, from biblical passages and children's stories to science fiction and classic novels. "Literary Lost" teases out the critical significance of these featured books, demonstrating how literature has served to enhance the meaning of the show. It provides a fuller understanding of "Lost" and reveals how television can be used as a tool for stimulating a deeper interest in literary texts. The first chapter features an exhaustive list of '"Lost" books', including the show's predecessor texts. Subsequent chapters are arranged thematically, covering topics from free will and the nature of time to parenthood and group dynamics. From Lewis Carroll's creations, which appear as recurring images and themes throughout, to Slaughterhouse-Five's lessons on the nature of time, "Literary Lost" will help readers unravel the show's novelistic plot while celebrating its astonishing layers and nuances of text."

Literary LOST will be a useful addition to my epic LOST rewatch.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas to Me

I couldn't let the holiday season pass without gifting myself with something LOST-related.
This Bad Robot maquette from 
is a limited edition of only 1000 worldwide.

Bad Robot ships December 28th, 
and I'll update this post when it arrives.
It will make a wonderful additional to my LOST collection.
(and I know I will say "Bad Robot" every time I walk past it.)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

May everyone find their Constant this holiday season....

I had my 15th rewatch of "The Constant" 
last night on Christmas Eve.
Viewing "The Constant" has become one my my most
anticipated (and tearful) holiday traditions.
Epic romance gets me every time.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

LA X by GideonSlife

LA X is the subject of this 12" x 16" print by 
GideonSlife. My print is #16/25.
I haven't had an opportunity to frame it yet.

It's still living in my portfolio.

Dr. Linus by GideonSlife

"Sideways" reality Ben aka Dr. Linus 
is the subject of this 12" x 16" print by 
GideonSlife. My print is #12/25.
I haven't had an opportunity to frame it yet.

It's still living in my portfolio.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Kate and Claire" by Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor's "Kate and Claire" was the seventh release in DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear, Series II.

Sadly, my print #470/500 is still unframed, 
and living in my portfolio.
The final print in The LOST Underground Art Project, Part II
was Olly Moss's "LOST".
It can be seen here in earlier post.
My print is #189/500.

"Jin and Sun" by Tara McPherson

"Jin and Sun" by Tara McPherson was the sixth limited edition screen print released in
DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear, Series II.
My print is #10/500 and is currently being framed. 
I'll update this post when I retrieve it.
This print is absolutely stunning. It has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Jacob and the Man in Black" by Jeff Soto

Jeff Soto is the artist of the fifth release in DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear, Series II.
The print is titled "Jacob and the Man in Black".
My print is #417/500.

From Jeff Soto's blog:
"I had the episode "Across the Sea". The big thing that stood out was Jacob and MIB's mother, Claudia being brutally murdered by "Mother". Cracked her skull with a rock, and stole her babies. MIB and Jacob were created out of Claudia's death."

"The Candidate Cave" by Guy Burwell

The fourth print in DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear, Series II 
was "The Candidate Cave" by Guy Burwell.

My print is #318/550.

"today is the first time I've ever come back" by Daniel Danger

"today is the first time I've ever come back" by Daniel Danger is commonly referred to as the "Black Rock". It was the third release in DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear, Series II. (The second print in the series, Desmond by Jeff Boyes, has been framed and can be seen here.) My print of the Black Rock is #24/500.

Not Penny's Boat by Little Friends of Printmaking

I had hoped to wait to post pictures of many of my LOST prints until I had them framed. But I am way behind in the framing department. This print is titled "Not Penny's Boat" by Little Friends of Printmaking. It was the first print released in DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear, Series II. My print is #273/500.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

LOST iPhone case

My friend Tara sent me this awesome hard case for my iPhone.
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LOST Caricature by Mike Leuszler

This original caricature drawing of Ben, Locke, Jack and Hurley
was done by artist Mike Leuszler.
It was done with pen and ink on Bristol board, and measures 14"x11".
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Autograph - Zack Ward

Zack Ward played Marc Silverman, Jack's best man
in the Season One Episode, "Do No Harm".

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Requesting Autographs

I have been inspired by the amazing collection of LOST autographs amassed by Mark of
My mission is to acquire the autograph of everyone who has appeared on LOST (or at least make the attempt). As I began my Journey Through the LOST Encyclopedia, I was dismayed to discover how many of the secondary character and guest star autographs were missing from my collection.

I have managed to acquire signed photos of all of the primary cast of LOST. So I have been spending a lot of time lately writing to to secondary cast members and guest stars, requesting autographs. Mark has been very helpful in directing me to databases of contact addresses, and providing great suggestions to ensure success.

This is a very time consuming project. Each request is a hand written letter, and I am including screen capture photos from LOST in each envelope for the actors to sign, along with a SASE. I am also in the process of buying a lot of trading cards that contain the guest star signatures from their appearances on other shows. I'll be posting photos here and at
if/when I receive responses.

Autograph - Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams portrayed himself, playing the role of Mr. LaShade
in the Season 3 episode, Expose'.
This is a 2007 Donruss Americana Private signings card.
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Autograph - Reiko Aylesworth

I recently also acquired this autographed photo of
Reiko Aylesworth.
Ms. Aylesworth portrayed Amy Goodspeed in Season 5.
Amy Goodspeed was the wife of Horace Goodspeed and the mother of Ethan (Rom).
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Autograph - William Atherton

The mailman just delivered this 8"x10" photo, signed by William Atherton.
Mr. Atherton portrayed Principal Reynolds in the Season 6 episode "Dr.Linus".
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Matchbox Dharma Van

I found this Matchbox VW bus that will be perfect replica
of the Dharma soon as I figure out a way to
fabricate a Dharma logo for the front of the van.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Alex Craft - "See You In Another Life, Brotha"

This painting is very special to me. It was done by my son Alex.
Alex was inspired by drMikey's LOST portraits and decided
to attempt a Desmond painting in a similar style as a gift to me.
The painting is titled "See You In Another Life, Brotha".
It measures 16"x20" and is #1 of 3.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

drMikey - "That's Me. Hardcore."

Last, but certainly not least, is the portrait of Jack.
It is titled "That's Me. Hardcore."

It was a toss-up as to whether Jack or Sawyer was framed first.
Sawyer won the "eeny meeny minie moe" decision.

My painting is #5/5. It is the only one of the six paintings from drMikey that had a different issue number.

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