Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What's New at Vorvip Productions

Vorvip's second feature, OMADOX, is now on line!

The Omadox Helium Corporation is facing a schism. Filmmaker Thomas Spoon, documenting the looming dissolution of the hallowed company, uncovers ever more baffling secrets and lies. Also, fish.

OMADOX was shot with a Flip camera, and features John Fleck (WATERWORLD), Janet Housden (DESPERATE TEENAGE LOVEDOLLS), Teddy Quinn (THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN), and the Vorvip Repertory Company. Watch for a special unbilled cameo appearance by Edward Lucas White.

Omadox - A film by James Noel - (2014) from James Noel on Vimeo.

Also, COORDINATED FILM, a 38 minute streamliner, filmed on audiocassette tapes with a Fisher-Price PXL-2000.

Coordinated Film from James Noel on Vimeo.

Also, a teaser trailer for Vorvip Production's fourth full-length feature, 13 MYSTERIES, now in production.

13 Mysteries - Teaser Trailer 2 from James Noel on Vimeo.

Janet Housden and Carrie McNinch in VREM. Trailer:

Vrem - Official Trailer #1 from James Noel on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Amazing Ebert

I was just leafing through Amazing Stories, Vol. 30, No. 6, June, 1956, and found a letter from Roger Ebert of Urbana, Illinois. Roger writes:

"Dear Mr. Browne:
  The 30th Anniversary issue of AMAZING STORIES was superlative. The artwork was masterful, the predictions spellbinding, the stories themselves classics, and the overall issue the finest ever published by you..."

The issue Roger refers to would be that of April, 1956, which features "John Jones's Dollar" by Harry Stephen Keeler! Apparently Roger read it, granted it a place among the classics, enjoyed the masterful Visaphone illustration, and was spellbound by the predicted rise of the Psycho-Erg, all at the age of 13.

Read the story, if you haven't:


Oh, and here's the story Roger didn't like so much:


[Thank you, Clark, for the pulp magazines!]

And here's another letter to "Amazing Stories," from August, 1957, discovered by Ian Schoenherr!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lipstick Traces

From NHF #4. You'll want to read the other 30 pages.

Quidvis recte factum, quamvis humile, praeclarum.

I don't think I've posted these two gags.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Great War Fluff

No publisher is interested in Mr. Kitty Fluff and his friends (I can't imagine why not!) so maybe I'll just post a page here from time to time.