Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Here's a couple of this blog's major themes overlapping nicely.

Well, if you know your rock'n'roll, it was inevitable really.

Simon Fraser's Tom Baker

Simon Fraser has, in his own way, already left an indelible mark on the canon of DOCTOR WHO (his character design for 2000AD's Nikolai Dante was ripped off something rotten for TORCHWOOD's Captain John Hart).


Sounds like quite a deal.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Been caught soliciting: Marvel, April 2011.

Hey, it's Guy Davis taking a swing at the increasingly legendary Groot/Rocket Raccoon dream team.

(via CBR)

Fancy owning either of these fine lookin' sets of STAR WARS posters?

Well, first you've got to win a lottery, and have the guts of a monkey going spare.  Head over to Tyler Stout's blog for details.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Roxie Vizcarra

I do like to keep my readers updated in the corner of the internet we'll call "Paul Pope as a genre".  Just as Kirby begat a nation of copyists within his own lifetime, Pope seems destined for the same fate. 

Next up is Roxie Vizcarra, who's work I saw linked to today on Drawn.  Here's her blog, and here's her website.  I like how she's listed some other Pope-influenced artists in her sidebar, but not the man himself.  That should throw off the hounds.  No-one will ever figure it out.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Big plug for Brad Collins.

Okay folks, this saga is old news for those following me on Twitter, but my sister bought me a lovely print of Tom Baker by Brad Collins for Christmas.  I was quite touched by this, not least because Brad included such a lovely note with the item. I came home late on Christmas night, put it rather slovenly on my couch along with my other presents, and then went out again on Boxing Day.  I returned to my house around eleven that night to find a burst pipe in my attic showering half of my house with hot water, including, yes, the couch with all my presents on it.  Bugger.

Anyway, here's a before and after:

Tom, clean and dry.
Tom, drenched.

Anyway, when I contacted Brad to ask if I could buy a replacement, he volunteered to send me one for free.  What an absolute sweetheart.  Such loveliness deserves some robust plugging, so here's a link to Brad's Etsy shop, please buy lots of his lovely stuff.  And here's his blog.  And here's his Facebook page.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Buy my guitar pedal.

Hey, it didn't shift before Christmas, so I'm trying again. It's a beauty, it'll change your life: buy my all-original 1989 Sansamp pedal. 'Cus baby needs new shoes.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Ben Templesmith's eleventh Doctor

Ben Templesmith, who previously did a dashed decent Dave Tennant, turns his brush towards Matt Smith, and gets his wacky elastic physicality just right.

(via the always-cracking Ancient And Forever)

Friday, January 07, 2011

My Influence Map

I love these things, but stayed away from doing one before 'cus, hey, I'm a blogger not a cartoonist.  But after a gentle little nudge from Dan Haycocks on Twitter yesterday, I've finally got around to it.  Easier than I thought, though I could have kept on going and added dozens more people/things/snacks.

Meanwhile, the Influence Maps of every proper artist who ever lived can be found collated here.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I wonder...

...if I finally post a link to the latest Particle Fiction, will David Wynne stop dropping hints and leave me alone?

Shaky Kane - Unravelled.

Shaky Kane - Unravelled from Temporal Anomaly on Vimeo.

Crazy bugger. Or, to be more precise, good to see he's as crazy as I always hoped he would be.

(via Kenny Penman's Twitter feed)

Sunday, January 02, 2011

A quick tour of PJ Holden's studio.

It's basically a cry for help. "Clean me!"

Dr Or toasts THE FUTURE!

I think it's Edmund Bagwell's way of wishing us a happy new year.

From the L.A. Times: Mike Mignola on Hollywood, Jack Kirby and one strange night in Prague

Just saw this. Dodgy coding, but I'll let it stand.