Sunday 21 March 2010

You Are Your Enemy get over it and stop puncturing your own tyres -

Hello again - it's been a FULL-ON NERVESHREDDINGLY HORRENDOUS two weeks since last I updated - and the break has been a very fruitful one. It's all art so I won't bother with the colour-coding as life just isn't worth commenting on. Sorry - it's just not. All dull dissertation work and severe anxiety - about as interesting as Slash's guitarwork.

TALKING ABOUT overrated instrumentalists, why don't you indulge yourselves (if you haven't already) by investigated critically acclaimed new 15-minute album by Dan Shandy and the Shambling Dandies? They've been working hard at it all week and it certainly is a spiffing record - you can pick it up FREE by clicking on this sentence. It's free. I've heard tantalising rumours that they're planning a sequel WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR. Aren't we lucky pups?
Here is an image of what can only be described as a tribute to both Sword in the Stone (which is a good film, despite what my girlfriend would say) and like, those kind of storybook comics that you'd get in the forties that would always be a real PAIN to read. However, often I remember getting quite into them when I could be bothered to read, and they always seemed to be about time travel which is a bonus. The bigger picture is here - and it was part of a larger contest with FeralGargantua (naturally) which can be seen here.

What you see above is the third miraculous page of the first miraculous part of my on-going 'Crabcake' saga. I'm getting the fourth coloured as we speak and it should be good. I must do something with my hands, otherwise they'll be out the door and cutting down trees in minutes AND THEY PROVIDE OXYGEN DAMMIT. The full version (which has links to the first two pages) can be seen at this link right here.
Finally what you see is not a test - it's genuinely Dermot Mulligan of the revolutionary duo Mulligan & O'Hare as well as Det Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson temporarily relieved from association with ironic slapstick comedies. Oh no, there goes Tokyo. Go go David Soul. The full thing is visible here - and the amazing Ralf "dunwich7" Kahlert of Feralgargantua fame produced a stunning Hardy/Batman image that is BEYOND REPROACH

There - that's it. Over the course of the blog I've decided it'll be far more productive to do these blogs every other week - so I will see you on the 4th of April and you can catch up with my goings on between then on:

O - x

Sunday 7 March 2010

Shining in the Light

...yet I can't go out in it. It's either this or essays - and I'm inclined towards this at the moment.

I'm also going to use the first half of this post to plug ALL THE BLOGS I FOLLOW, because

a - it's a nice way of wasting time
b - it's a nice way

Chris Weston - One of the most talented British artists currently working, does tons of commercialwork and occasionally produces knock-out little strips for 2000ad.
D'Blog of D'Israeli - Easily my favourite artist in 2000ad - his work on the War of the Worlds graphic novel never fails to UTTERLY DESTROY MY BRAIN.
Dave Taylor - Producer of incredibly psychedelic Moebius-styled artwork for a weekly comic I'm sure you could probably guess by now.
Dylan Teague's Drawing Board - Some of the finest 'straight' art you'll ever see. "HOW DOES HE GET IT SO CLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAN?" You will find yourself crying.
Have Pencil, Will Scribble - The art of Rufus Dayglo, the mad comic-fan turned super-stylish Hewlett successor on Tank Girl. Inspirational.
Kev Lev's Blog - Kevin Levell, a Bryan Talbot/D'israeli-style talent who I'm watching so I can go "Yeah I was there" when HE SUDDENLY GETS MASSIVE.
Leigh Gallagher - Newish fella who got popular after his co-creation of the 'Defoe' character, pages are stuffed with mad detail - it freaks me out.

Bob's Blog - Glorious cyncism from two of the most beautiful hands to have ever graced the surface of the Earth.
I Am Dead and Made of Heat - The not-at-all up-to-date and potentially never-visited blog of the superlative surrealist artist Mr GhostPockets - his Deviantart is herreee
In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni - The bitter hateful rantings of a cuddly kitten of an archaeologist; Mr Alex Sotheran.
Paulk Chops - The witty warblings of Paul, a Northern thrashfiend in a cinema in Canada?! Alright then.
Wizard Joe's BLOLg - The monthly observations of one of the minds behind Dan Shandy and the Shambling Dandies. Although he hasn't updated in two months. HE'S A BUSY MAN.
Words - The speech patterns of former RockSoc head, Northern Oak vocalist, grindcore veteran and all-round lovely man Martin Collins.

2000ad Covers Uncovered - a regular look at the artists behind each cover of the glorious 2000ad. What else do you need? ...CELERY?!
Judge Minty Fan Film - A 2000ad fan film?! OKAY THEN LOL

Right - enough of that rampant pluggery. I have managed to squeeze out one chunk of art this week - which you can see just below these words.
It's for the 'Medieval Lincoln' contest where anachronistic historical characters roam the highways of time. This in large as well as other, much better, entries can be seen at Feral Gargantua - there's an Aztec Churchill, a caveman Shakespeare and MANY MEDIEVAL LINCOLNS.

Additionally I did a radio show featurin' many a funky sixties tune yesterday, which ye can listen to over at this web address that is behind these words.

...Right *sigh* I've delayed this essay long enough; NOW FOR SOME TOAST!!

See you on the frivolous fourteenth!