I am sure at least some of you are familiar with Kevin Smith, director of movies like Clerks, Mallrats, and Dogma. I like his work and from what I’ve seen and heard, he seems like a cool, down-to-earth type of guy.
He’s had a website for a while now where he would occasionally make a post on a messageboard telling his fans what he was up to. Smith has finally made the leap to a more formal blog and it’s been a treat to read. He’s an interesting subject to begin with, but he posts so frequently, it’s hard not to get hooked.
While his life would be blog-worthy normally, the blog has recently taken on a local Vancouver flavour. Smith is in town shooting Catch and Release, in a rare take as an actor instead of a director. He drove his entire family up from California for the shoot and most of his blog for the month of May is about working in good old Van-city. You may not know it, but Smith actually lived in Vancouver for six months many years ago as a student at VFS. In one blog entry, he drives his wife around the old neighbourhood showing her where he used to hang out.
From reading his blog, you get the feeling Smith is still a regular dude. He writes about going to Safeway to pick up peanut butter and London Drugs to buy a fan. Could you imagine Jennifer Lopez doing that? No way. In one entry, he writes about taking his daughter Harley to Denny’s for the first time. Which Denny’s? The one on Broadway near the Toy’R’Us. I think it’s pretty cool that Smith isn’t above just being a regular dad taking his kid for greasy breakfast.
I think Smith is still in town for a few days yet, but he strangely hasn’t posted to his blog for a few days now. If you think you’ve seen Kevin Smith in town, that very well maybe him. His posts in Vancouver start here. Have a read.