Friday, April 30, 2010

Manga Farming

Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawachi recently demonstrated his “Manga Farming” technique — which uses old manga as a growing medium for vegetables — by cultivating a crop of radish sprouts in an installation at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Test colour

This is a version of a younger Das from my comic UXB.

As this is is from a flashback sequence I wanted to pull back a little on spotting the blacks and keep it more in outline, allowing me to make it a little lighter in tone by working in the colour.

I had hoped that a friend was going to work up the colours, but sadly she got a little too busy to commit. It does however give me a chance to play around with photoshop and try to upgrade my skillset somewhat...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Most Dangerous Game

The only time I had heard mention of this movie was when it was referenced in the plot of David Fincher's brilliant Zodiac(2007)which I have blabbed about a few times before on the blog.

"I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal of all."
Quote from a decoded message sent by the Zodiac killer

This is one of the cryptograms that Zodiac included in his letters to the press which many believe is a direct reference to "The Most Dangerous Game," a short story (and 1932 film) about a mad Count who grows tired of hunting animals and begins to stalk human prey.

I was reminded of this movie by Igloo's latest post which you can view here (well worth the read) and saves me the trouble of reviewing it.

It stars Joel McCrea(Foreign Correspondent) Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong. It was made by a team including Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, the co-directors of King Kong (1933).

You can also watch it here:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dr Who?

The 11th you twat!

As my son wasn't feeling too great and decided to go to bed early I had to postpone our viewing of the latest incarnation of the Doctor (One of the few things we will sit and watch together- well that and Flight of the Conchords) I do have high hopes for the series now that Steven Moffat has taken the reins.

So until I do get to see it, here is a doodle of a young Stephen Fry/Morrissey/...Matt Smith.