Friday, 31 May 2013

Largin' it #66

Fantastic Four #94 - "The Return of the Frightful Four" - January, 1970. 

One of my favourite FF stories. This is from a British B/W reprint that states on the cover, 'Also suitable for colouring and crayoning'. Sacrilege!!!
Script: Stan Lee
Pencils: Jack Kirby
Inks: Joe Sinnott
Letters: Sam Rosen

Thursday, 30 May 2013

The House of Kane!

As promised, a few photos from Monday's Bank holiday visit to Shaky Kane's Wishbone Studio

Above: Dalek I Love You! Shaky still finds time to relax from his gruelling art schedules.
Below: A rather well organised drawing desk reveals newly commissioned interpretations of classic Marvel characters that Shaky has recently been drawing.

Quality Control: Studio operative casts a beady eye over the computer colouring for Cowboys and Insects; the new classic from Hine and Kane, soon to be aired online in David Lloyd's Aces Weekly.


Below: An exclusive look at one of the panels from the strip itself.

Hanging above the desk: Shelves sporting the sort of items that Shaky draws his inspiration from.


Below: Another exclusive from Cowboys and Insects.

Erm... The refrigerator and a mainly vegetarian diet.

Maaan, this guy is so TIDY! A selection of Kane reading matter, guarded 24/7 by Wasp Girl.

... and a very bizarre take on the Silver Surfer. (I believe this is one of Kitty Pride's ornaments).

... and last but not least.  It's a Boy!!!


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Sketchy Character!

As a precursor to the many shots I took at Shaky Kane's Wishbone Studios on Monday, here's an exclusive Etch A Sketch self-portrait by the man himself! Below: an illustration from the forthcoming Cowboys and Insects series drawn by Shaky and written by David Hine; the team that brought you The Bulletproof Coffin. The series will be running soon in David Lloyd's Aces Weekly digital comic on this link. There are limited edition art prints of 'King of the Wild Frontier' available right now at Nakatomi Inc and each print comes with a 'Certificate of Reality' signed by Shaky.


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

"Run, you clever boy... and remember me."



I love the way they did this. Clara and the other Doctors... "I don't know where I am. I just know I'm running. Sometimes, it's like I've lived a thousand lives, in a thousand places... I'm born, I live, I die. And always, there's the Doctor. Always I'm running to save the Doctor, again and again and again. And he hardly ever hears me. But I've always been there. Right from the very beginning. Right from the day he started running."

From Tumblr


Back From Devon . . .

This is probably the longest break I've had from posting, but Michelle and I had to leave for Devon on Saturday morning, like... EARLY! No time to post anything and no decent internet connection while we were away. The good news is, that we dropped in on the house of Kane on the way back, so be prepared for new Shaky Kane art, photos and shenanigans asap!

Friday, 24 May 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

May 1965

From this month 48 years ago... LeRoy Neiman's famous Femlin, photographed by J.Barry O'Rourke, with art direction by Arthur Paul and Femlin Sculpture by Justin Fox, Jr.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Power Of Random!



I can always tell when William Orbit is up to something, because he disappears without trace for a few months, then suddenly he's back with some groundbreaking project or other; whether it be a new Strange Cargo album, or projects with any number of A-Listers. Madonna, Blur, All Saints, Katie Melua, you name 'em. Anyway, a small mysterious looking package popped through my letterbox the other day, which was crammed full of new music and video's that he's launching on his own YouTube channel tomorrow. He's been working with an enigmatic singer by the name of Triana Terry, he's got a new series called William Orbit's A to Z of Sound and there are new clips 6 days a week. Here are a couple of trailers that precede the launch, but check the channel out, subscribe and prepare yourself for sensory overload! It's called William Orbit World; It's New, it's Now, and it's Not Normal!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Great Mush Rush!

From my cupboard and from 31 years ago, 2000AD Prog #255 - 13th March 1982. Art: Ian Gibson. Colours: Tom Frame. Click on the  link for more.

Philip Bond Draws Doctor Who . . .

Another fine illustration by Philip Bond. Check out his other work on flickr.

The Name of the Doctor





Please let this be good!  UPDATE  . . . It was!


Friday, 17 May 2013

Image Duplicator Begins!

Massive Attack! Whaat? by Dave Gibbons in the entrance to Orbital.


Last night's Image Duplicator show at Orbital Comics in London was an absolute success, in fact I was enjoying myself so much I didn't take as many pictures as I normally would. A big up to Rian Hughes and Jason Atomic for organising such a great show; Mark Blamire for his superb quality prints and Dave Gibbons for taking the stage and signing everything he was presented with. Not forgetting the brilliant hosting capabilities of the Orbital Comics Crew.

Rian Hughes and Jason Atomic do their finest 'Ren & Stimpy' during the preparations.


Orbital's main man Karl Asaa being ironic!
Garry Leach turns up at the eleventh hour with his humongously brilliant Plop Art piece... still wet!
Dave Gibbons signing a massive pile of his Whaat? prints.
Michelle Amir's stylish 3D contribution parks itself next to her framed photograph.
Dave Gibbons still signing a massive pile of his Whaat? prints.
Coordinated fashion.
People.
Image Duplicators Assembled!

Left to Right: Exhibitors, Robin Barnard, Dave Gibbons, Karen Rubins, Garry Leach, Mark Stafford, Mark Blamire, Jason Atomic, Rian Hughes, David Leach, Fufu Frauenwahl, Strictly Kev, Michelle Amir, Loz Atkinson, Graeme Ross and er... me, taking the photo.
That's Rian's Copy.


For more photo's, check out fellow contributor, Strictly Kev's superb blog here. Or Rich Johnston's Bleeding Cool article, right here.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

1922 Kodachrome Film Test



Beautiful! Some of the earliest color motion picture film you will see. Thanks to Magda Knight at Mookychick for the heads up.

Infinity One

Shamelessly acquired from DJ Food's blog. Infinity One Paperback Cover Original Art, 1970. It's by Steranko, who else!

The Wolverine Trailer # 2

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

WHAAT? Counting Down . . .

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! - Whaat? by Dave Gibbons will be available as a signed and numbered edition up to the 16th May. Dave will also be signing copies at the "Image duplicator" launch night at Orbital comics. After this date the numbered edition and signed version of this print will no longer be available. 

All prints will be shipped and dispatched week commencing 20th May. You can buy this along with a whole selection of other pieces from the show at this Print Process link. Money raised from the sale of all prints will be donated to the Hero Initiative.

Image Duplicator badge by Rian Hughes.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Windows Of Paris #3

A few random shots of windows that caught my eye this week in Paris. First up, Sephora and their "Wonder Maman, La Fête des Super Mamans" and "Sublimitude" promotions.



Above: A beautifully conceived and executed window display at The House of Dior.

And lastly, looking like something from a Gerry Anderson tv show, a lone pair of silver boots in the window of the super-stylish Courrèges.


Saturday, 11 May 2013

Festival De Cannes

Having just returned from a trip to Paris, I'm posting a photo of the most striking poster that I saw during the 3 days that I was there. This years Cannes Film Festival poster features Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, photographed by Melville Shavelson during the shooting of film A New Kind of Love (1963). 

The Festival De Cannes posters are always special and here's a selection from the previous four years. From 2012, Marilyn Monroe by Otto L. Bettmann.

2011. Faye Dunaway by Jerry Schatzberg.

2010. Juliette Binoche by Brigitte Lacombe.

And lastly, my favourite from 2009 features Monica Vitti in a still from Michelangelo Antonioni's l’Avventura (1960).
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