Journal

Star Wars films reimagined as Pulp Novels

May 9, 2022

I’ve been getting really into vintage pulp illustrations lately and came across the work of artist Timothy Anderson who reimagined the original Star Wars film trilogy as a series of pulp novels: The Purloined Plans, The Princess and the Scoundrel, and The Damsel of the Dune Sea. You can purchase prints of Timothy’s work (and…

Happy Star Wars Day!

May 4, 2022

In honour of Star Wars Day, this May 4th, I knocked up this digital collage fake film poster for an imaginary Star Wars spin-off standalone movie, set after the original trilogy, called Greedo’s Last Shot. I imagined a revenge movie featuring a resurrected and heavily modified Greedo, coming for revenge against a middle-aged Han Solo…

Merry Christmas 2021

December 22, 2021

It’s been a horrendous couple of years for most so make the most of this Christmas. Spend it with those you love, relax and have a good time. Let’s hope 2022 is a better year. Merry Christmas!

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‚Äôs 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.

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