All-Star Superman

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I saw Man of Steel last weekend and really liked it. Sure, there were inconsistencies in the story, and things that were just too convenient or silly to ever “really” happen… and maybe a little over the top with the violence and destruction (but maybe not. That’s what happens when two Kroptonians throw down). All-in-all I thought they did a fantastic job.

Its pretty clear not everyone likes this movie, and maybe with good reason. Mark Waid, one of my favorite comic and sometimes Superman writer, hated it. I can understand why, but I never liked Superman for the same reasons he did.

Even though I do have a soft spot for Superman, I am usually one of those people who thinks he is just too powerful to be interesting. But when he is duking it out with someone like Darkseid, fighting along side the New Gods, battling Braniac or General Zod… well that kind of stuff just can’t be beat. But I love that cosmic stuff, and prefer a good sci-fi story over almost any other kind. To me, that’s what a good comic and movie need to deliver.

I don’t read a lot of Superman comics, but I have read a few that I really like. One of my favorites is All Star Superman, written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quietly. There are a total of 12 issues in this series, and each one has a fun and nostalgic feel to them and is clearly a nod to the silver age of comics. That isn’t a bad thing at all. If you’re like me, that 50 & 60s Silver-Age comic goofiness is often a bit of a turn-off. But in All-Star Superman, with the way it is handled, I enjoyed it.

This comic was made into an animated movie not too long ago. I still prefer the comic, but the movie isn’t bad at all. Check that out too: amazon.com | All-Star Superman

Other Superman comics you might want to check out would include Mark Waid’s Superman: Birthright and John Byrne‘s Superman: The Man of Steel.

Bye Bye Birdie

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I plan on drawing more of these birds, but probably won’t post anymore for a while. I really like ’em, so check it out!

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Angels, Demons & Animals

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Todd Powelson’s Angels, Demon’s and Animals opens June 11 – July 27 at the Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery 

I wanted to put up one last post reminding ya’all to come out to my show at the UAA Main Street Gallery. I’m very proud and extremely happy with how its come together. The show will be up until July 27th, but if you come to the reception on Gallery Stroll this next Friday, June 21 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, you’ll also meet one of the HawkWatch International bird handlers and a rehabilitated education raptor. Plus, I’ll be there too!

The Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery is located at 127 South Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 5:00 p.m. Angels, Demons and Animals is the second to last show that will be hung in this gallery. In September, the gallery will be dismantled to make way for the new Broadway Theater.

Todd Powelson | Angels, Demons & Animals
Reception – Friday, June 21, 2013 | 6pm-9pm
UAA Main Street Gallery, 127 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, UT

www.hawkwatch.org
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www.toddpowelson.com

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HawkWatch International Benefit Poster

HawkWatch International Benefit Poster

HawkWatch International Benefit Poster

Todd Powelson’s Angels, Demon’s and Animals opens June 11 at the Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery 

I love seeing birds. I spend a lot of time looking up, hoping to glimpse my spirit animals, ravens and falcons. I’m exhibiting a new show dedicated to these feathered friends that opens Tuesday, June 11. The show runs through July 27th and celebrates everything fierce and frail about birds, as well as attempting to link humanity back to its animal roots.

I’ve created a drawing of a hawk using Adobe Ideas on the iPad that will be for sale for $19.00 at the UAA Main Street Gallery, the Urban Arts Gallery and Frisch vegan restaurant in Salt Lake. All of the proceeds from the poster will be donated to the nonprofit, HawkWatch International. I’ve partnered with HawkWatch, and the organizations bird handlers will bring a rehabilitated education raptor to interact with the public at my show’s reception on June 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery is located at 127 South Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 5:00 p.m. Angels, Demons and Animals is the second to last show that will be hung in this gallery. In September, the gallery will be dismantled to make way for the new Broadway Theater.

Todd Powelson | Angels, Demons & Animals
Reception – Friday, June 21, 2013 | 6pm-9pm
UAA Main Street Gallery, 127 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, UT

www.hawkwatch.org
www.utaharts.org
www.toddpowelson.com

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SLC Pride!

Batman Pride!

Wow, time rushes by… It is Pride weekend here in Salt Lake once again. Time for Batman to come out and show the love!

Have a great weekend 🙂

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