Thursday, 25 February 2010

i've been trying to finish this strip for the last couple of days, it looks a bit unfinished for now, when i've finished it i'd like to print it on newsprint.

Early felix the cat films, as well as the strip have a beautiful texture to them as well as a certain dark/macabre quality to them, they're cartoons and they're funny but also pretty spooky...

other depression era cartoons have this quality as well. In this one about a diner car, the hot dogs moanin' and wailin' as they fry are especially hauntin'.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Raymond Pettibon

an abstract comic by someone called Andy Kronky Kru

Friday, 19 February 2010

Monday, 15 February 2010

George Grosz

saw some amazing George Grosz drawings in Berlin, i liked his work before but seeing the actual drawings i was absolutely blown away by how fresh they were, it's a shame the reproductions available somehow don't capture the incredible quality of line and vitality of his style. Also i hadn't seen his watercolours before but they are great too, such a lot of bright colour without an ugly clash, again I couldn't find the best ones on the net...

A poster me and lauren made for an amnesty night in Portsmouth. It was nice designing something without a computer, I actually vastly prefer this object to the flat photocopied poster.

painting with ink, thinking about large scale collage installations.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

With free range coming up i've been thinking about making a large scale wall piece using different papers and techniques, photocopied patterns , murals and paintings on newspaper.

Monday, 1 February 2010

the large scale of the last project got me really exited with making work in a whole range of ways and now trying to make something that will fit onto an a4 page in one coherent style feels constricting. To me it seems only an installation could really tye that range of mediums and scales i'm thinking of.

Also want to include a "text soundtrack" so i can use some typography and add another layer of meaning. not a narrative or speech though.

Here's an image I made for the final image, after the destructive events have finished and the bandits/rebels are leaving.

setting the tone

continuing with the Bandits/aristocrats story, i think a little rewriting can definitely make it work. I've been collating a few images that i can draw from. I thought i would set it during the Spanish civil war but eurpoean history is full of similar conflicts, i may keep it non specific.

This scene from the Assassination of Jesse James has the right ambience and costumes