Today we bring you our interview with THE MAN himself, Darryl Banks!
Our BossMonkey sits down with Darryl at the 2016 Gem City Comic Con to talk about how Mr. Banks got into drawing comic books, and some of the inspiration behind his most famous creation, the Green Lantern Kyle Rayner (Troy’s favorite Green Lantern)!
“At first, I was extremely nervous and shy!” Troy says about the interview. “But after we got started, and Darryl was telling me about how he fanboy’s out over meeting his favorite artists, it helped me realize that he was a fan just like me. Only he created Kyle Rayner.”
We must also apologize about the audio quality of this episode. Shortly after the interview started recording, one of the mics on our Tascam went out. We hope that does not take anything away from the enjoyment of this awesome interview!
Off and on, I have spent 4 years trying to track down any information on the popcorn maker that Alan Bradley used in the “popcorn scene” in TRON from 1982. It seems like an odd thing to want, but, hey, who doesn’t like popcorn! Especially if it’s from TRON!
4 days prior to this entry, I found it! I did a Google image search (just for grins) and found a side by side image comparison of a screen cap from TRON, and what appeared to be THE same style of popcorn maker! Turns out that someone from the TRON I/O forum had figured out not only the brand, but the exact model number!
It is a Wear-Ever popcorn Pumper model 72000!
I found a few on ebay ranging between $20-$40. I found one with the box and hit buy it now! I wanted the box because in the scene, you can see the popcorn maker’s box the desk next to the popcorn maker itself.
When I was getting ready to open the shipping box, I had the idea of doing my very first unboxing video!
AND IT WORKS!
Tonight, Mrs. Uncommon geek and I are going to make some Alan Bradley style popcorn and watch TRON!