Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Marc Basile

Frequent Kirby-Vision contributor Marc Basile now has his own blog. It's always a joy to find a new KV submission from Marc. He has a fantastic sense of colour and design and I'm thrilled at the prospect of him posting new work.
Be sure to also check out Tim Miner's interview with Marc over at Marvel SmartAss!

Latest Projects

For shame, I haven't posted anything here for over a week, so let's catch up on some recently completed projects shall we.

A couple of weeks ago I featured a selection of re-designed Superman covers from Warren Ellis' Whitechapel forum. I love these kind of projects but rarely find the time to contribute. But when I found out that the next challenge was to re-design 2000AD #1 I just had to chip in. Here's what I came up with:

Although I'm pleased with the general look of the typography and the metallic finish, the fact that I failed to come up with a decent central image somewhat lets the side down. You can see the some of the more successful entries here.
As I was putting it together I was reminded of this 2000AD cover by Brendan McCarthy. I believe it accompanied an Alan Moore future shock which was a Hitchhikers Guide parody. It's amusing to see that 1981's vision of the future still comes with play/record buttons.
The following week's challenge was to re-design Amazing Fantasy#15. When it comes to something as iconic as Spider-Man's debut, you've got you work cut out not to refer to it in someway. The book's title immediately suggested a 1950's pulp magazine style, an idea that seemed to be popular amongst the other entries. The Pulp Fiction Flickr pool proved invaluable when it came to reference. As you can see below I pieced the artwork together from various sources.
Getting involved with the Whitechapel challenges forced me to sideline my submission to Brendan Tobin and Pedro Delgado's, March MODOK Madness, a month-long celebration of the much ridiculed Jack Kirby creation. I'd actually started this back in February and had been puttering about with it for nearly a month before a sedate Sunday afternoon allowed me to complete it before April set in.

And finally, I created this montage to celebrate the first Anniversary of Kirby-Vision. It features just some of the fabulous artists who have submitted work to the blog. It was another race against time to get it finished and I eventually posted it three days later than the actual date, but I won't tell anybody if you don't.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Matt Brooker

Matt Brooker, A.K.A. D'Israeli, posts an enlightening step by step guide to the digital process behind his latest Stickleback cover for 2000 AD here.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

"Why, it was old man Whitmore all along!"

Michael Blaine Myers Jr.'s marvelous character designs for a Lost animated series. Check out Michael's Behance profile for more.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Brian Bolland

Brian Bolland's cover for Jack of Fables #46. Now that's what I call a Bad Librarian!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Sebastien Tellier

I could say that Petra Mrkyz and Fancois Moriceau's new video for Look, by Sebastien Tellier, was cracking... but that would just be crude.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Pam Wishbow

Damn it, Jim! Pam Wishbow's curvaceous Star Trek ladies are too darn irresistible not to post.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Justin Skeesuck

Justin Skeesuck's lovely retro fashion prints were influenced by matchbox labels from the 50's and 60's and are available from Floyd and Mavis.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Whitechapel Superman Challenge

Over at the Whitechapel boards, Warren Ellis recently laid down the gauntlet to re-imagine the first issue of Superman. Here's a sample of some of best. Be sure to check out the rest here.

Friday, 5 March 2010

I've been Interviewed

A fake house ad for a fake Jack Kirby comic which I created for an interview about Kirby-Vision for Tim Miner's Marvel Smartass! blog. Read all about it here.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Jamie Hewlett

Excuse for posting Jamie Hewlett artwork #1:
Hear the new Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, a week before it's release at NPR.

Excuse for posting Jamie Hewlett artwork #2:
See the video for Stylo, directed by Hewlett & starring Bruce Willis on YouTube.

Excuse for posting Jamie Hewlett artwork #3: