Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gettin' My Geek On...

...with Kylan & Dawn Toles of The GeekWatchOne Podcast. They were good enough to invite me to chat with them for a bit about Dillon, Bass Reeves, Buckaroo Banzai, Movies, Comic Books and other subjects geekerly and you can listen to everything we talked about right HERE


Monday, June 19, 2017

Wha Hoppen?

If you came here looking for "Blood & Ink" you might have noticed it's no longer here and the name of this blog is now FERGUSON, INC.

Why the name change? you ask. No real reason. But I've been making some changes lately in my writing career and I felt that along with those changes, a change in the name of this blog should go along with it. That's all. Nothing dramatic or earth-shaking. I've been using the "Blood & Ink" name for about seven or eight years now and I simply felt that one of the ways to illustrate my shift in my attitude toward my writing was to change the name of the blog as well.

The content isn't going to change, tho. I'm still going to be updating you on my latest projects. I'd like to get into the direction of New Pulp a little more...where it's been, where I think it's going...where I think it should go so look for a few more think pieces from me along those lines. You'll still be getting the "Kickin' The Willy Bobo" interviews as they're always a lot of fun to do. I'm trying to interview more women writers of Speculative Fiction and New Pulp so if you have any suggestions as to who I should be interviewing, please let me know, okay?

What else? I think that's it. As always you can contact me via email: DerrickFerguson@gmail.com. I've got a Facebook group Usimi Dero where I spend a lot of my online time hanging out with a really cool and classy buncha creative folks.

If you like movies then you can bounce on over to The Ferguson Theater and check out my movie reviews. I've been a little lax in reviewing lately but only because I've been working overtime on a couple of Dillon projects; the DILLON ANNUAL VOLUME 1 and THE RETURN OF THE SPECIALISTS. And speaking of the global instigator be sure and keep your eye on his own blog  to keep up with what's going on with him.

And over at my Patreon page you can get monthly installments of the two serials currently running; "Dillon and The Prophecy of Fire" and "Diamondback: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time." And beginning in September there will be a third serial; "The Mask of Cimeries" which is going to be my attempt at telling a Shakespearean horror/crime story set in Denbrook.

That enough for you? It'll have to be. I have to get back to work. Thanks for your time and kind attention. Laters!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

50 New Pulp Movies To Get You Started


So after stirring up more than enough trouble with my “50 New Pulp Books To Get You Started” why then would I go ahead and go ahead and dive into making up a list of New Pulp movies? And how can there be New Pulp movies in the first place when New Pulp has been barely recognized as a genre in the first place?
Simple: I think there should be a way for people unfamiliar with what I and a whole bunch of other writers/editors/like-minded creative folks term “The New Pulp Movement” should be able to get into the genre and movies are a terrific way of doing that. First of all, what is New Pulp? Broken down to the simplest of elements it is fiction written in the mold and sensibilities of the style of Classic Pulp of the 1930s and 40s. Linear storytelling, creative use of words and phrasing, larger than life characters but with the added layer of modern perceptiveness and sensitivity.
Take CONGO, for instance. One of the movies on my list. It's a movie that has a lost city in Africa containing a fortune in diamonds guarded by killer gorillas, a Great White Hunter (played by a black man) a gorilla who can talk to human using sign language and enough cliifhangers to give Indiana Jones the vapors. Many of the elements of that movie wouldn't have been out of place in an adventure movie of the 1930s but it's told in modern times, using modern technology and with modern characters but still evokes that sense of adventure and wonderment all of us who love Pulp so much hunger for.
For a long time now I've been noticing that there are movies that I feel would fit into the category of New Pulp. These are movies that usually straddle genres. Take into account that Pulp both Classic and New can encompass many other genres such as science fiction, horror, western, crime, romance, martial arts and thriller. Take BUCKAROO BANZAI for instance. Is it science fiction, action adventure, satire? Yes. It's all of those things and for my money because it has all of those elements and so many more as well, to me it qualifies as a New Pulp Movie.
But I've run off at the mouth more than enough. You came to read the list, not to hear me pontificate. So here it is for better or for worse 50 NEW PULP MOVIES TO GET YOU STARTED:



ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER
ACTION JACKSON
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
CONGO
DARK CITY
DISTRICT 13/BRICK MANSIONS
DJANGO UNCHAINED
FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE
GOLDEN NEEDLES
GYMKATA
HAMMETT
HELL OR HIGH WATER
HUDSON HAWK
IN LIKE FLINT & OUR MAN FLINT
INTO THE NIGHT
JOHN WICK I & II
JUPITER ASCENDING
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
LONE WOLF MCQUADE
MIDNIGHT RUN
PLANET TERROR
QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER
REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
SERENITY (and the parent TV show "Firefly")
SHOOT 'EM UP
SKY CAPTAIN & THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
SILVERADO
STAR WARS
SUGAR HILL
SUNSET
THE A-TEAM (both movie and televison series. And yes, I'm cheating a bit here. Shut up. It's my list.)
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI IN THE EIGHTH DIMENSION
THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU (LTD)
THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (especially the second one)
THE EXPENDABLES (Don't argue with me on this one. You'll lose.)
THE FAST & THE FURIOUS (the whole franchise in general but the last five movies definitely)
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
THE LAST DRAGON
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU
THE KILLER
THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS
THE MUMMY (1999...the Brendan Fraser one. The good one)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
THE PROFESSIONALS
THE WARRIORS
THE WRATH OF GOD
THE ZERO EFFECT
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA





Gettin' My Geek On...

...with Kylan & Dawn Toles of The GeekWatchOne Podcast. They were good enough to invite me to chat with them for a bit about Dillon, Bas...