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I am the everyday guy who makes the most out of his everyday situations. My motto, "Live. Breathe. Create." I'm of Filipino / Irish / German descent... mixed child... mestizo... whose often mistaken to be Puerto Rican... latino... I am a writer / poet / artist / photographer / producer / actor... etc etcetera... aka one creative brotha... You can look me up by doing a google search for "Patrick Strange" or "patrickstrange".

Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve Plans

Well, its new years eve... time to party!  What are your plans?  Share your stories and pics!  Here is what Ebony & I will be doing...



Have you been contemplating your New Year's resolutions yet? We hope one of them is having pulse-pounding merriment and creating an electrifying new "social self." Why? Because you will have exactly these things in the early hours of 2007! Professionals in the City is delighted to invite you to a rousing New Year's Eve party to jump-start those resolutions! This will be the Social Experience of the 21st Century! Your 2007 Social Experience includes:

*6 Hour Open Bar From 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.*
*3 Hour Sumptuous Buffet From 9 p.m. until 12 midnight*
*12:30 a.m. Bagel Breakfast*
* Themed Party Areas *
* Multiple Dance Floors *
* The Hottest Party DJ's! *
* Live Performers*
* Different Color Bracelets for Singles and Couples *
* Captivating Social Activities *
* Salsa Dance Lesson for Singles and Couples *
* Four Minute Dating for Singles *
* Lock and Key Party for Singles *
* Caricaturists, Magicians, and Speakers *
* Live Performances by the Best Madonna Impersonator in the Industry *
* Huge Midnight Celebration with Champagne Toast and Confetti Explosion *
* Late Night 1 a.m. Comedy Show by hilarious headliner comedian Will Marfori *


This knock-out party is like no other and never lets up! We have arranged something for everyone; you just cannot help having a great time and feeling wistful when the night is over and New Year's Day dawns on a brand-new you! For full details on the Washington Plaza Hotel, visit the Washington Plaza's website at www.washingtonplazahotel.com

Our Themed Rooms Include:

The Reality Check Rooms leave no room for shyness! YOU are the center of attention in these rooms! Here's your chance to be social and meet other party-goers during our Four Minute Dating activities and during our Lock and Key parties. Learn more about yourself by having your fortune told, by having your caricature sketched, or by creating a New Year's resolution on our "Stick-to-it" Resolution wall. Learn to be a better you by hearing some of our speakers motivate you for 2007. For our single attendees, when you get home in the wee hours of the morning, use our online system to contact "mutual matches" from among other party guests (and our different colored bracelets for singles and couples make it easy to know who is single and who is not)! Maybe your New Year's resolution will be fulfilled after all!

The Entertainment Hall,our largest ballroom, showcases the high life of the 80's. Watch the best Madonna impersonator in the industry (who has been featured on Oprah, Jay Leno and CNN) entertain and amaze you with her talents. Dance to the funky beats and rhythms of the music all of us cannot seem to get enough of. Learn to line dance; the most fun you can have on the dance floor with your friends. Laugh your way into the New Year with headliner comedian Will Marfori at his 1 a.m. late-night comedy show; he will leave you with an incurable case of the giggles!

Club Gen X,our second largest ballroom, celebrates the most recent years of the millennium with a large dance floor and the city's best DJ playing all your favorite retro, Top 40, and dance hits! Illuminated techno-lighting and concentrated sound amplification provides a sensational high-energy atmosphere! Join us for an introductory Salsa lesson in here, too!

The Ambient Lounge is a smooth-move place of flirtation where your belly dancer will seduce your senses as you relax on the couches, enjoy bar and coffee service, and have a bird's eye view of the party crowd strolling from room to room!


Spicy baby shrimp salad
In blue corn tart shells

Beef Wellington
Mushroom duxelle and cream sherry sauce

Sesame seed crusted chicken skewers
Teriyaki ginger sauce

Tomato olive brochette
Feta cheese and garlic toasted ciabatta

Bacon wrapped sea scallops
Maple orange glaze

Selections of domestic and imported cheese

Fresh seasonal fruit and wild berries

Baked Brie in fillo
Almond and pear

Assortment of miniature pastries and tarts

Hotel Rooms:

Professionals in the City has arranged a specially discounted New Year's Rate of $109 per room single or double occupancy plus tax. The guestrooms feature 3 p.m. check-in and wireless high-speed internet access. Hotel services and facilities include room service, same day valet service, exercise facility, gift shop, personal computer service area, on-site garage parking, and concierge service. To reserve a hotel room, call the Washington Plaza directly at 202-842-1300 or 800-424-1140 and ask for the Reservations Office, the group number is #5993.

This is a walk-around style event.

Exact event details subject to slight modification.

Suggested Attire: Black Tie Optional

Please contact us for group rates.
When: Sunday, December 31 from 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM.

Where: Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Closest Metro is McPherson Square on the Blue and Orange Lines.

Driving Directions

Price: $199.00 Price subject to increase at any time.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Check me out in the short film - "The Pursuit"

Okay... here's a rough edit (currently in post production) of one of the short films I did recently entitled, "The Pursuit". I played the lead as James Garrett.

The story: A Christian college student named James encounters an agnostic young woman named Renee at a Christian house party and becomes infatuated with her, driving him to try and persuade her to become a Christian so she could be his girlfriend. As James seeks to encounter Renee several times after their initial meeting, James presents Renee with different Christian principles to challenge Renee's beliefs, who in return challenges James' faith with her responses, but the unexpected cost of James' pursuit causes him to give up his endeavor, and he chooses to leave Renee up to her own devices. Some time after their first encounter, they run into each other again at the same nightclub, but Renee surprises James by telling him that he inadvertently made her a believer, while James surprises Renee with the news that he is now agnostic.

More pics, cast info and more on the website: http://www.freewebs.com/thepursuitmovie/

"The Pursuit" - The Rough Edit (Currently in post production)

The Holiday Art Show

Hello all,

Well, since I had to get some images over to my local newspaper for the news article biography on me (Thursday, December 21 2006 in the Potomac News & Manassas Journal Messenger - www.potomacnews.com)... I might as well share these images with you all as well... some old, some new or never-before-seen... check it out and holla at ya boy:

Blood of Onyx Poster - Art by Jerry Gaylord

Blood of Onyx Pin-up - Art by Servant G

Blood of Onyx Pin-up - Art by Shane Koch

Blood of Onyx Pin-up - Art by Blackstar & Benito

The Who'Whats?! Pin-up - Art by Adam Frizzel

The Who'Whats?! Pg.6 from story in More Fund Comics Trade Paperback - Art by Adam Frizzel

Time Dollars # 1 Front Cover - Art by Pop Mhan

Time Dollars # 1 Back Cover - Art by Jerry Gaylord

Time Dollars # 1 Pg. 3 - Art by Jerry Gaylord & David Newbold

Blood of Onyx, Time Dollars and The Who'Whats?! are TM and (C) of Patrick Strange and Temple Far East Entertainment. Blood of Onyx, Time Dollars and The Who'Whats?! are written and created by Patrick Strange.

Alright... here are some never before seen production art pieces from the planned Time Dollars #2 that never saw print and a glimpse into the story of the upcoming Mr. Washington graphic novel.... tell me what you think... artwork by Arkady Roytman and Adam Frizzel...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Female actors/models needed! VA/MD/DC area!

A graduate film student friend of mine is in desperate need of two female actresses and/or models for a short film project for her class. The film piece is essentially a couple walking along the park, enjoying the day and then as they sit down they get into a fight. The girlfriend walks away leaving the guy in the park. Later, a different female walks by and is attracted to the guy. They make eye contact and the guy perks up. That's it. Short & sweet... simple work. The plan is to shoot on Thursday - Oct. 26th between 3-5PM. Participants will need to arrive at 2:30. The location will be at Meridian Hill Park in Washington DC. Compensation for your time is $50.00 and a DVD copy for your actor reel. If interested, shoot me an e-mail at patrickstrange@gmail.com with your headshot and/or recent pic and resume (if available). Thank you for your time and assistance!

Patrick Michael Strange
patrickstrange@gmail.com / IMDB Site: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2397098/

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Declaration of Peace Protest - Documentary Film Questions

Hello all,

I am currently assisting produce & interviewing protestors for a film documentary with Nathaniel Paluga of the T & B Institute (Motion Pictures & Press). Portions of the film will be made available on www.declarationofpeace.org, www.youtube.com, www.myspace.com and other venues & websites to be announced. The purpose of this post is to call on you all (my family, friends and general public) for questions that you all would like me to ask the protestors/govt. officials/etc. in regards to the current state of affairs of our country and its dealing with the Iraq situation. We are hoping to cover both sides of the issue and invite anyone & everyone to share their view whether they are for or against the President and the occupation of Iraq. The filming started today and will continue until next Thursday, September 28th. If you are in the VA/MD/DC area and would like to express your views/opinions to me on camera and are able to come into downtown DC where we are shooting, send me an e-mail at patrickstrange@gmail.com to arrange a time. Thank you for your time and I appreciate your assistance.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

FILM - Declaration of Peace Protest

To all my fam & friends and to anyone whom would like to speak out about the current state of affairs of our country:

The Declaration of Peace


Starting tomorrow, I will be assisting Nathaniel Paluga and the T & B Institute (Motion Pictures & Press) in filming the Declaration of Peace Protest for a film documentary from September 21st to the 28th in Washington DC.  From September 21-28, just days before Congress adjourns for the fall elections, Declaration signers will take action – and support a comprehensive peace process – by taking part in nonviolent action, marches, rallies, demonstrations, interfaith services, candlelight vigils and other creative ways to declare peace at the U.S. Capitol and in cities and towns across the country.

Sign the Declaration of Peace


If you are planning on attending the protest and would like to have your voice heard on film, then contact me at patrickstrange@gmail.com.

Film footage from the 9-11-2006 demonstrations on YouTube.com:



The Declaration of Peace:

Take Action to End the US War and Occupation in Iraq!

The Declaration of Peace is a nationwide campaign to establish by September 21, 2006 a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq, including:

  • a prompt timetable for withdrawal of troops and closure of bases
  • a peace process for security, reconstruction, and reconciliation
  • and the shift of funding for war to meeting human needs.

If this plan for peace is not created and activated by Congress by September 21, the International Day of Peace, Declaration signers across the U.S. will engage in nonviolent action in Washington, D.C. and in communities throughout the nation.

The Declaration of Peace

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Comic art for sale on eBay!

Hello all,
I have a bunch of auctions on eBay... a few ending today... here’s your chance to get some original one-of-a-kind artwork! Your support helps support my studio's creative goals! Thanks for looking and bidding!

Artwork on sale from artists: Patrick Strange, David Dandorf, Ed Benes, Jon Toledo, Joe Bennett, Shane Koch, Sunny Lee, Jaye Paul, John Buscema, Sabastian Van Esch, Kurt Krol, Jerry "JAG" Gaylord, Ed McGuinness of Artxilla Studios, Tom Mandrake...

Check it out: http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=thestrangeworld

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Imagine That

Check out a talented artist I met at Baltimore Comicon 2006... John Broglia!

Click here: Imagine That

Friday, August 25, 2006

What to do...

Well, I've created a blog here at www.blogger.com... will I do anything with it? We'll see...