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Cyborg Kitty

Instagram ‘Your Art Here’ Challenge

July 14, 2021

Just took part in a ‘Your Art Here’ Challenge on Instagram. Amazing illustrator Belle Dee (@belledee) provided the top half of a black cat and invited artists to finish the bottom half in their own style. I went for a cyborg cat design on the bottom with a porthole hatch to remove the dead mice….

Digital artworks using images from The British Library

July 3, 2021

Had some fun raiding the amazing British Library’s image collection which they have made available on Flickr. You can view the collection for yourself here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary They say of the collection: “The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The…

Ghanaian Handpainted Movie Posters

May 20, 2021

I became aware of the existence of these amazing handpainted Ghanaian movie posters, after seeing them collected in a fanzine in Gosh Comics, Soho. The backstory goes that with the emergence of VHS in Ghana in the late eighties, entrepreneurs would purchase a copy of a Hollywood action movie or the latest Bollywood release or…

Retro Comic Art Digital Collages

April 28, 2021

I’ve been having great fun, working on a personal project, experimenting making some digital collages using retro comic book art from the Comic Book + archive, a huge online repository of Golden and Silver Age comic books. You can check it out for yourself here: https://comicbookplus.com

Primal

May 28, 2020

I’ve been working my way through the ultra-violent animated TV series, Primal on All4 at the moment. Created and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who was responsible for the brilliant Samurai Jack, the series follows the unlikely friendship between a caveman, Spear, and a female Tyrannosaurus, Fang, after both suffer tragedies. Until the last episode it…

Sergio Pablos’ directorial debut, Klaus

December 20, 2019

Just watched the beautifully animated Santa origin story, Klaus, on Netflix, It’s a traditionally-animated feature with computer enhanced lighting and texture. Every single shot is an absolute feast for the eyes and is jaw-droppingly beautiful – definitely worth checking out.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Fake Movie Posters

August 20, 2019

I absolutely loved Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but the thing I enjoyed most were the fake movie posters for the films Rick Dalton had made throughout his career and during his time in Italy. The posters by various artists including the great Renato Casaro (responsible for hundreds of classic movie posters including Conan…

The Post-It Monsters of John Kenn Mortensen

October 13, 2018

I recently accidentally stumbled upon (and fell in love with) the Post-It Monsters of John Kenn Mortensen. John is a Danish artist who lives and works in Copenhagen. During the day he writes and directs television shows for kids. At night he unwinds by drawing, on Post-It notes, amazing (and extremely unsettling) scenes of monsters…

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