Friday, August 25, 2006

more SOLO #12 art

Brendan's work has always been loaded with pop references, with The Beatles looming the largest in the McCarthy/Ewins/Milligan rock pantheon. The inside cover of STRANGE DAYS #1 rather spells this out with the sublime Lennon-Avoida. John Lennon, in Sgt Pepper regalia, avoids being assasinated by a star-spangled cowboy, with Lee Harvey Oswald, bedecked in Mickey Mouse ears, taking the bullet instead, while Paradax and Johnny Nemo look on (below). Here's a new page from SOLO #12 (left) that could be seen as something of a belated sequel to that work. Damn those crafty Blue Meanies!


Plus more subtle Bowie referencing: in the bottom right corner - "Live til your rebirth and do what you will"? I think that's a lyric from After All, on THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD. During Dave's Crowley phase, obviously.

3 comments:

Richard said...

Superb interview, Mark. I'm now looking forward to this issue even more than I was before, which doesn't seem possible. Cheers.

Mark said...

Cheers, Richard - and good to see you leave a comment finally!

Richard said...

Hey, I called Johnnie Walker a twat in July. I'm posting, I'm posting! :)