Monday, March 31, 2008


Waiting for the movie

Doodling whilst waiting to see The Orphange.
This happy image in no way relates to the film which is as chilling a film you could wish to see.

Scanner busted, so this is a photo

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Greatest title sequence that never was

After a discussion about the great title sequences of shows from yesteryear.
I realised that this was one of the greatest marriages of graphic design and music.

The Bishop from Monty Python ep17 and a bit of true genius. One of those occasions where the parody is as good, if not better, than the original. See also Bitches Ain't Shit by Ben Folds
The graphics are by Terry Gilliam. The tune that defines the word rollicking, so driving, chaotic and brassy it almost collapses in on itself, is Superformance by David Lindup and His Orchestra. Huge thanks to Ocho from the CAB forums for fixing me up with a tune itself)

Not long now

Oh yes. Just about a week to go before the Doctor returns.

By the way. If the BBC is reading, and still looking for a David Tennant replacement....

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Gemini Viking

Well, there was this artist jam on Millarworld - somone writes adescription of a character, someone draws it. So the phrase Gemini Viking was mentioned and it had the same resonance as when I'm teasing my collegues about the game Rainbow Six (sounds camp, not cool like Black Water).
Anyway, Gemini Viking

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Clint junglist

There are a few o these french re-dubs around. Possibly done by someone or something called MOZINOR.
Anyway, some dont need translation. If only the whole film was like that

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Philip Jones Griffiths RIP

A welsh photographer who produced some stunning images of global conflict.
I've been getting into photography again and saw Jones work a while back. It did everything a photographer in that situation should produce – arresting images so arresting you can look at them for an age, yet so powerful you never forget just what hellish situation they are depicting. They make you think

Being there to capture that image. Take this one from the US invasion of Grenada

A kid and his football innocently playing while seemingly being stalked by a US tank. Innocent yet sinister. Obvious yet open to many interpretations

His most famous work was from Vietnam and you are urged to seek out his book Vietnam Inc. Pictures that are as gorgeous as they are horrifying. Badly wounded civilians given body tags. There are also pictures that just show the day to day life of a GI.

He also returned a few years back to produce Vietnam At Peace to document just how the country had changed
More info here

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Angry footballer

This was for a piece about footballer's protests.
Interesting where this has got to. Goal celebrations with a message. It's one thing when Robbie Fowler lifted his jersey to reveal a tshirt branded with his support of Liverpool Dockers – possibly the most noble goal celebration ever, better than snorting the goal-line.
But Tim Cahll cuffs sign is all about his imprisoned brother.
Its not quite up there with Paulo DiCanio's fascist salute for sheer insanity, Not exactly politicised like thos players who wave Iraeli or Palestinian flags at international matches. Nor is it as innocently stupid as Gazza inciting the catholic Celtic supporters with his potentially incendiary Protestant pipe celebration in 98. Innocent because someone told him to do it, and not aware of the associations went and insulted not jus Celtic supporters, but the iRA too.

So Cahill's handcuffs. They were a sign for his older brother, currently serving 6 six years for violent assault, an assault that left the victim partially blinded in one eye. Cahill claims its just to show his brother he's thinking of him. Aw, bless. Dont why he just cant tell him later rather than upset the family and friends of the victim with a gesture that some how glorifies his brother.
Doesn't really help that part of the celebretion also included Cahill running to the corner flag and punching it several times. Do you see why people have gotten upset Tim?

In other news....Kinda liked the illustration. This is different to the published version what with the special black back. Special I tells ya.

Bad result

this photoillustration was created entirely from images of butterflys.
To go with a story about this artist who kills creatures and makes art pieces from them. What a nice woman. I'm sure she's making a highly valid statement.

EIther way, a quarter page illustration was reduced drastically in size.
Not pleased, so here is a clearer version

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