The Weekly Geek
Greetings, humans! Here's a short list of stuff I'm geeking out about this week:
Series I can't wait to watch: The Imagineering Story. The new Disney+ series goes behind the scenes of Disney parks, documenting the incredible engineering that goes into the rides and attractions. Just another reason Disney+ is earning every penny of my $6.99 monthly subscription. Click the link to watch the official trailer.
Documentary I'm watching: Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons. I'd actually never played D&D until last year, which is kind of incredible considering how big of a nerd I am. (Technically, it was a D&D-style game). But I've always loved the universe's art. Tony DiTerlizzi, the author of my fav series, the WondLa Trilogy, used to draw for D&D, so I watched the documentary as much for the art as to see if I could spot him. Check it out on Amazon Prime streaming.
What's in my Instagram feed: Inktober. In October 2009, artist Jake Parker created a challenge to improve his drawing skills, and since then Inktober has blown up. Anyone can participate by creating a themed ink drawing every day in October, and some of the artwork is incredible. Just search #inktober2019 to see some really awesome stuff. And speaking of Tony DiTerlizzi, he participates every year, and his D&D inspired Inktober stuff is crazy cool.
Who I'm name dropping: So in case I hadn't mentioned Tony enough, he replied to a comment I left on an Insta pic he posted and said he is hoping to have some big WondLa news by the end of the year. The movie was in development way back in like 2010 or something, and I'm hoping there's finally been a breakthrough. Go read the series now so you can say you liked it before it was a phenomenon.
That's it for this week!