Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here's a little gallery to make your Halloween go with a scream.

Methane Studios ghoulish new Halloween poster for The Alamo Drafthouse.

Doublenaut's "All The Colours of the Dark".

Paul Conrad's Mr. Hyde from the Rankin/Bass classic Mad Monster Party.

The Bride, from Jude 'Grimbo' Beers' 13 Nights of Halloween.
via Drawn!

The eerie ghost light of modern Halloween permeates Chris Ware's latest cover for The New Yorker.

Fabulous B-Movie inspired posters for Monsters vs. Aliens by Nate Wragg.

To round things of here's a selection of spooky Jack Kirby covers for the horror anthology Black Magic.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Dave Gaskarth

Stylish vector print promotion by Dave Gaskarth for Birmingham's premier film festival, Flatpack.

Ashley Wood

Fabulous covers by Ashley Wood for IDW's comic prequels to the new Astro Boy movie (nice trailer).

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Florian Bertmer

Gorgeous giclee print by Florian Bertmer. Lone Wolves is available from Friday 30th from ShirtsAndDestroy.

Sean Phillips

Wraparound cover art by Sean Phillips for Criminal: The Sinners #5.

Deathray #17

It's the half term holidays which means a little arts & crafts to keep my daughter occupied. Here's my collage from today. All bits and pieces taken from Deathray magazine #17 Feb/Mar 09.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Rafael Grampá

Killer pin-up portrait of Mike Allred's Madman by Rafael Grampá.

Will Staehle

Will Staehle covers the latest from Michael Chabon.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Music Videos inspired by Film Posters

Dean & Britta - Knives from Bavaria (Sonic Souvenirs mix).
Directed by Richard Agerbeek. Editor/Effects by Lisa Kwon.

End - A Girl Called Touble. Artwork by Valerie Lisyansky.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Javier Olivares

Evocative and atmospheric illustrations for a collective book of Edgar Allen Poe tales by Javier Olivares. Check out Javier's blog for a wonderfully unique version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde here.

Scott Hansen

Cover art for Scott Hansen's latest 12" vinyl release under the name of Tycho.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Bob Pepper

This morning I was listening to an audiobook of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and looking for classic sheep covers for a Philip K. Dick gallery. Over at Flickr, I discovered above cover scan posted by Josh Burggraf. "What a coincidence", I thought, as Josh is a rather talented American artist who has contributed a number of illustrations to Kirby-Vision.

Josh's had also posted twenty-one other covers by the same artist: Bob Pepper. I wasn't familiar with the name and decided to investigate further via Google. Disappointingly, information was scarce but I did find these rather nice scans of his covers for Michael Moorecock's Legends at the End of Time and Harlan Ellison's Ellison Wonderland.

It was only when I found this short article at Feuilleton did I glean any info about Bob's thirty year career. In that time Bob became well known for his book and album covers and for creating the artwork to the Dark Tower and Dragonmaster games, but his most famous work is perhaps this little beauty...

...which of course contains the track, Maybe the People Would be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale, after which this humble blog is named. Oh, Internet, what circles you weave.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Allan Sanders

Brighton based illustrator Allan Sanders salutes the world of international espionage.

Dylan Mulvaney

Inventive combination of colour, form and image by Dylan Mulvaney for Manhattan Magazine.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

I Met The Walrus

I Met The Walrus is based on 14-year-old Jerry Levitan's interview with John Lennon in a Toronto hotel room in 1969. Thirty-eight years later, Jerry, along with director Josh Raskin, illustrator James Braithwaite and animator Alex Kurina, produced this wonderfully inventive short animated film, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2008.

Gig Posters

Here's my top five new arrivals from the past week at Gig posters.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

A Patchwork of Flesh

Paul Cooper has posted my tribute to Ken Reid's Frankie-Stien, along with my daughter Eden's SpongeBob Frankenpants, at his wonderful blog, A Patchwork of Flesh. It was fun sitting with Eden on a rainy afternoon and doing some colouring in, but I prefer the original pencil and inked versions.