Monday, October 25, 2010

Guilty... of love!

Feeling vaguely guilty about being rude about the last couple of generations of 2000AD artists recently, thanks to Brian Unpronounceable-Surname. Anyway, here's a round-up of recent stuff by some current Toof artists I do like.

For starters, BL-acquaintance Leigh Gallagher recently went to see Simon Pegg at a book signing, and presented him with this SPACED-referencing sketch.

Boo Cook drew Hellboy for a tattoo-artist friend. Not as impressive as Ron Abernethy's actual Hellboy tattoo, but let's not quibble.

Simon Fraser returned to drawing Judge Cassandra Anderson for a private commission.

Dylan Teague keeps posting amazing sketches and commissions at his blog.

PJ "Texas" Holden has started updating his DeviantArt page.

...and this Artoon went up over at Strangeness Of... this morning.

What? Whaaat?

io9's "20 Heroic Librarians Who Save The World".

Pssst. Over here. Behind the Mills & Boons.

More Edmund Bagwell Indigo Prime 2.0.

Saw this over at CBR, in an interview with current Tharg, Matt Smith. Oi, Green Bonce - 'urry up and collect Cradlegrave, while yer at it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Withnail And I-ron Man.

I'm terribly fond of Laughing Indio's blog. His work has a great sense of transgression and absurdity that would make him a great fit at 2000AD, if only The Current Tharg had any discernible sense of his comic's heritage of publishing the work of bold stylists. Whoops, sorry, don't get me started, etc.

Just as the Comics Code Authority once banned Kev O'Neill purely for his mind-melting style rather than any actual breaking of their guidelines, Indio seems to have similarly offended the delicate souls at Blogger, who've hid his blog behind a content warning page. Good man, that.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Frank Quitely draws Nick Cave.

From the Hey, Oscar Wilde! - It's Clobberin' Time! offshoot Tumblr, Not Quite Clobberin'.  Lots of lovely stuff to see there, too.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Klams continue their serial killing with I WANT YOU TO WANT ME.

  I Want You To Want Me by Klams

"Shit on my old brown shoes"? Surely that can't be right? Also, being a slick modern rock act, there's a video, too.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Andrew Robinson heads down the Cavern.

The elusive Andrew Robinson has posted new art to his blog twice (!) in one night. Looks like he's working on a biography of Brian Epstein, called THE FIFTH BEATLE. He says he's 40 pages in to the 120 page project. Those of us still waiting for the next issue of DUSTY STAR may well go "yeah, right" at this point. But you go, girl! etc.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Matt Timson's Dirty Frank. Which is not an obscure and revolting sex act, but is in fact a digital painting.

The greatest two additions to the Judge Dredd canon of the last decade have probably been Andy Diggler and Jock's Lenny Zero, and Rob Williams' insane-but-sweet Wally Squad detective Dirty Frank from Low Life.  Just saw this on Twitter, loved it: Matt Timson paints Dirty Frank.  All similarities between Frank and Alan Moore remain entirely coincidental, obviously.  Alan Moore doesn't wear an eyepatch.