Archive for June, 2009

Yves Chaland

Posted in Books, Graphics, Inspiration with tags on June 20, 2009 by eddie

The great Belgian artist now has an official website.  It’s all in French, but there’s a great pictorial listing of all Chaland’s published work.

Though Chaland died in 1990 aged only 33, he left a vast and amazing body of work.  Here is his take on the classic ‘Spirou’ cartoon

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Why we British grew up so twisted…

Posted in Inspiration with tags , on June 18, 2009 by eddie

FrankiesteingobstopperMy mum used to buy me one of these comics everyday when I was a kid.  My favorite characters were the grotesque ones done by Ken Reid (above).

Ken was one of Manchester’s finest and drew characters like ‘Facheache‘, ‘Jasper The Grasper’ and ‘Hugh Fowler’  (THIS is both demented and hilarious.  Fowler has one emotion and expression; HATE!)

I also loved Leo Baxendale’s stuff too, especially as he drew mainly spotty, obnoxious school kids.  ‘The Swots & The Blots’ was my favorite

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More at Peter Gray’s great English comic site

Endsville Storyboard Panels

Posted in New projects, Storyboards & Layouts with tags , on June 17, 2009 by eddie

 

John Q. Law (Endsville)

John Q. Law (Endsville)

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Endsville is our custom-culture project that has been kicking around for a while (the usual story; network development deal/development stalls/we wait 3 years to get the property back) and we’re finally working on a storyboard for a pilot episode ‘The Roadkill That Wouldn’t die’

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(Panels drawn in Flash, to be imported into Storyboard Pro)

Fred Perry+Vespa=

Posted in Inspiration, Uncategorized with tags , on June 17, 2009 by eddie

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Ok I have a BIG birthday coming up this year (no I am not turning 21 – add a few decades!).  Maybe I can dream that someone will buy me this.  I have a green Fred Perry shirt that will match it perfectly!

More info here

Tilt-shift!

Posted in Inspiration on June 16, 2009 by lili

Tilt-shift photography (aka – ‘the art of making locations & people look like miniature toy sets’ ) is always a wonder to look at.

First stop, BARCELONA

…EAST SIDE of LOS ANGELES

And this one is awesome -> Tilt-shift images of TOKYO, in a calendar by Uniqlo with music by Fantastic Plastic Machine.

In Keith’s “Lucha Kitchen”

Posted in Los Campeones on June 14, 2009 by lili

I love my new portable Creative Vado HD camera . I can hook this up directly to my computer’s USB port for download; or directly to my HDTV for viewing on a big screen. So cool. I have been shooting all kinds of crap, and enjoying too that I can easily grab stills from the recorded video.

Here we go, a recent Vado shoot. By no means *high-quality video* but it was fun to do. Edited by Eddie.
Subject: Directors & Writer’s Greeting and Intro to Los Campeones De La Lucha Libre
Location: Keith Rainville‘s lucha kitchen – LOOK AT ALL THAT STUFF!

This intro video will be shown at MuMeson (Sydney, Australia) for the premiere of Los Campeones.

We will update this blog everyday.

Posted in Graphics, Inspiration on June 12, 2009 by lili

With Twitter and Facebook taking over my life these days, I pay less attention to blogs.  But sometimes a random tweet can lead you to wonderful things and wonderful blogs.

By Kevin Dart

by House Industries, Girard-inspired

Via grain edit, a site that “is focused on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s and contemporary designers that draw inspiration from that time period”  (check out the fabulous interviews with Kevin Dart, House Industries etc.!)  I found a blog about Cuban Posters.

How awesome are these –

by Oliva 1968

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by Alfredo Rostgard

by Alfredo Rostgaard 1971

It’s a shame that this Cuban Poster blog hasn’t been updated since 2008.

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