Werewolf Wednesday Digest – May 2012, Part 1

It’s been a few weeks since my last celebration of Werewolf Wednesday, but when I woke up in my Boston hotel room this morning, I had this inspirational image by Tandye in my inbox, so I knew the time was right. Being married to a talented artist who loves werewolves as much as I do is what you might call “an optimal scenario” (and she’s available for commissions on DA & FA). Now that Tandye’s set things in motion, let’s do this.

I’m playing MacGuffin’s Curse (a game you might remember from a prior post) by Brawsome. I’ll wait until I’m a few more hours into it before I do a review post about it, but it’s the most fun I’ve had in a point & click game since Quest For Glory. The artwork and music are delightful, and the writing has me laughing out loud. It’s available for iOS, OS X and Windows for $5, I think you should go buy it.

Artist Robert DiFiore has created an 11-page journal comic about the results of an unexpected encounter in the woods. It’s called There Wolf, which will make Mel Brooks fans smile. Lovely Prismacolor artwork, and I like the Wolfman-influenced werewolf design.

Among the main characters of Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania is a werewolf named Wayne, voiced by Steve Buscemi. Here’s the trailer, in which Wayne is visible for 0.75 seconds (in the sauna). Apparently he’s at the hotel with his whole family. “Werewolf family with Steve Buscemi as the dad” is a sentence that just about balances out the misery implied by “Adam Sandler as Dracula”.

Anathema. Lunatic Fringe. Jack and Diane. Lesbian werewolves are A Thing, but maybe Jack and Diane isn’t the best thing – at least, not for people who’ve been led to expect actual werewolves in the movie, lesbian or otherwise. Bradley Rust Gray’s film screened at the Tribeca Film Festival to mixed reviews, at least from “professional” reviewers. I haven’t seen the film myself, but the reviews make it seem like it’s short on werewolves and long on kludgey romance and ruined Japanese food. Then again, it currently has an audience rating of 70% on Rotten Tomatoes, so WHO KNOWS. If you saw it, I’d love to know what you thought.

Scooby-Doo and the Werewolf is a new Scooby-Doo iPad app that will delight you while your child clamours to play Angry Birds Space. It’s no Reluctant Werewolf (if that wasn’t a childhood favourite of yours, get out), but 1) werewolves, 2) Velma Dinkley, and 3) Velma Dinkley. Yessssss.

My pal Jason sent me a nifty Listverse article about 10 Real Life Werewolves. All your old favourites are there, but there are few I’d never heard of before, too. A well-curated and nicely illustrated list. Thanks, Jason!

And last but not least, The Foxloft has got three exclusive werewolf t-shirt designs you may want to check out – two by Kyhot, and one by Cara Mitten. All three are terrific, but Cara’s “White Werewolf” has an especially classic design that will appeal to fans of horror werewolves and those that prefer a more tribal aesthetic.

This concludes Werewolf Wednesday! I’m going to go look at pictures of Velma now.