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After purchasing the DVD of the original 1944 Captain America serial from Amazon, I discovered that the packaging on it was completely slipshod and bootleg-looking. I decided to take a crack at making one more befitting an official release in what little spare time I have.

So, like the DVD I used the poster to the first chapter of the serial for the main cover. I selected three stills from the serial for the back, used a Captain America font for the side and back titles, and filled in everything else as needed.

If you like it and have also purchased or were planning to purchase this DVD, feel free to print this thing out and slip it into your case. It will look much better on your shelf, I promise you that.
This is a banner for my blog Saturday Mornings Forever. It will go up during a special theme month focusing on Japanese programs that were imported, translated or altered and shown on American Saturday morning television.

This was a matter of finding a sufficient Japanese-esque background that wasn't too specific. I was looking for something looking like Tokyo, but ended up using a futuristic building near some blossoms. I then took a character from each represented series, dropped in some Japanese font and characters, and done. Also added a gradient to my logo to have it resemble the Japanese flag.
For my blog, Saturday Mornings Forever, I ran a space show-themed month in December of 2015 in celebration of the new STAR WARS movie. 

For each theme month, I do a little introductory entry to explain the theme, and, if I'm far enough ahead in my work, what shows I plan on covering. I really wanted to do a Star Wars crawl for my intro, but was unable to find a way to do one in an animated way in the time and with the resources I had.

So, static it was! I took great care to find the correct fonts for the Star Wars title and the crawl seen at the beginning of every movie. I fashioned my site's logo into the new "The Force Awakens" style and used Photoshop's perspective tool to alter the body text appropriately. Since it's static, I couldn't do it to the same angle as in the movies, rather it looks closer to the recap pages in Marvel's current Star Wars books. I rounded it all off with a starry background I found via Google.

Came out pretty nice, I think.
A little banner celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future. Since I deal mostly in Saturday morning fare, I used the animated series' logo to adorn the top of my personal Facebook page.

30 years later, we've finally caught up to Marty and Doc in the time machine. Where's my damn hoverboard?! The background I made using a stock cloud image and then modified the color balance and lighting to make it better match the opening of Part II.
A banner for my Facebook group Saturday Mornings Forever, featuring Back to the Future: The Animated Series.

In time for the 30th anniversary, this was made possible by the upcoming release of the series on DVD where I was able to finally take a workable logo. I made the series' dates on an image of the time readout, and added a cloudy background reminiscent of the beginning to Part II (which I achieved by manipulating color balances and lighting).


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Originally starting out as an artist/writer, Chris graduated to strictly writing due to a decreasing amount of free time and the discovery he was just better at it. Though he had been making comics of some kind for most of his life, his first foray into comics came in 2005 when he joined the staff of the Spider-Man fan site Spiderfan as a reviewer. Colleague Robert J. Sodaro then introduced him to the Comicbook Artists Guild in 2006, a national networking organization that brings creators of all levels together.

Chris' first publication break came with CAG's 7th anthology issue. Then-president Keith J. Murphey approached Chris about finishing off the origin of the group's mascot, Commander CAG, as well as adapting a story he submitted to fit a character Murphey co-created for an earlier issue.

In 2007, Chris joined the online blog dedicated to books, Estella's Revenge, as their comic writer and reviewer. He also joined with 215ink and did advanced reviews for several indy comics, as well as weekly reviews of the week's new releases.

In 2008, Chris' first editorial credit came into play when he was invited by Phil Clark to be part of Iconic, CAG's all-ages anthology focusing on historic and public domain characters. Chris also ended up writing a unifying Grandpa bumper story conceived with Murphey for the book. Sodaro helped Chris fulfill a life-long dream of working for Marvel by recommending him for writing duties on Marvel's new Official Index series; on which several Spiderfan staffers also worked. Chris was asked to audition to be the replacement writing on Guild Works Productions' Hell's Blood series by creator Hector Rodriguez. He ended up co-writing the second issue with Liam Webb due to both their submissions being coincidentally similar.

In 2009, Chris became the publication coordinator for CAG and proceeded to head up the next issue of Iconic, their first prose anthology Worlds Beyond, and the return of their regular anthology series with a new name and format. Chris was also made editor-in-chief of the reorganized GWP, now called Guild Works Publications, and is helping to oversee their pin-up book Best Shots, their zombie anthology Worst Case Scenario: Outbreak, and Hell's Blood, of which he will also continue to write.

Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Favourite genre of music: Freestyle & 80s
Favourite style of art: Old-school superhero
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: One that works
Many of those following my page, or who have visited frequently, have seen in the last 2 years I have posted a number of banners involving various Saturday morning TV shows. These banners, changed out every week, are meant to adorn not only my personal Facebook page, but my Facebook group Saturday Mornings Forever where I try to get people reminiscing about a formerly magical day when all we had to worry about was what cereal to eat while watching TV.

A year after starting my Facebook group, I decided to try and turn the concept into a book. Sure, there have been books that chronicle every TV show ever made, or every cartoon ever made, or even tried to pretend they were about Saturday morning television while actually being a sermon on the decline of quality on TV, but, as far as I've seen, never really been a book DEDICATED strictly to Saturday morning programming.

But, here I am, plugging away at these entries for a good year and making very slow progress. See, I love special features. I love the background of things. So, my entries are not only about the show, but as much information BEHIND the show as I can find. So, there's a lot of research involved. And then I love episode guides, so finding ones I can cultivate from as well as accurate airdates is also a bit more research. As such, I tried to speed up the process by working with shows with low episode counts. As progress gets made, I get antsy about showing off what I've done to the world. After much deliberation and some advice, I found a solution to that:

A blog.

That's right, to build up interest in my eventual book as well as get some immediate feedback on what I've been doing, I've started an official SMF blog. Updated regularly every Saturday, I discuss the TV shows and anything else I can think of related to Saturday morning. So, if you're a Saturday morning lover as well (especially if you've been liking my various banners), head on over and check out my blog. And feel free to submit any feedback...all is welcome!


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FelixToonimeFanX360 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Hi, guy. My name is FelixToonimeFanX360!
I've already watched you, because I like too Saturday Morning Cartoon!^^
Can you do a Saturday Morning Forever banner for my favorite show: "Twisted Tales of Felix The Cat"?
WOLVERINE25TH Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
It's on my TO DO list. Since I began the SMF blog my focus has been more on that than making the banners, but I do whip up a banner as I get to a particular show for the Facebook editions.

Unfortunately, Felix isn't scheduled for this year, but if I have extra time I'll see what I can cobble together.
FelixToonimeFanX360 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
I understand.
Toongod Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
You should do a Saturday Mornings Forever banner for Pee-Wee's Playhouse
WOLVERINE25TH Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
It's coming. These banners are done randomly on the basis of A) what pops into my head, B) the availability of decent images to work from, and C) how much time I have to dedicate to making images decent if they don't already exist.
RobertDanielRyan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks for watching my old DA account smilemadeofsun, I have a current one that I made about a year ago, please feel free to add me on here as well! Thanks again!!

will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for watching!
albieart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thanks for all the favs, Chris.
TheriaRose Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Please come see my scribble contest entery. It is called DragonHunrgy
John-Curtis-Ryan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Thank you for the watch on my new account! :)
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