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You should watch Fury Road

May 23, 2015

Right now. Seriously. It is outstanding. An all-time great action film. The character design and world design are stunning and you’ll find no grim, grey drear here, this apocalypse is a riot of colour and spectacle.

If you’re wondering what else you should do this weekend (once you’ve had your fill of Warboys), pick up Ms Marvel. The first trade paperback is a couple of years old now so you can get it at a bit of a steal and it’s really great. Kamala Khan might be my new favourite superhero.

Terrible Hands

October 30, 2014

claws

As I kid I used to imagine what Deinocheirus looked like, I’m sure my books and cards had this thing looking like a T-Rex sized Deinonychus, either way it was the most badass looking dino ever.

Or not.

deinocheirus

Yeah it’s pretty weird lookin.

Back (kinda…)

August 30, 2011

About time I sorted this lot out and got back on the horse.

I’ve been tinkering with a new design on and off for months now so I figured I should just publish what’s here and be done with. The categories need sorting out as do a few other things (some of the image assets went a little crazy but I think I’ve fixed them all).

I’ve actually got a lot of stuff I can post that I’ve done done (woot!) – I’ve put a few pics up on my flickr but I’ll be posting more soon (I’ve actually completed one of my long-gestating projects and have a few more waiting in the wings but for the most part I’m just trying to draw for the hell of it).

Things that made me happy today

August 20, 2009

Uncomfortable Plot Summaries (via kottke)

Highlights include:

  • BATMAN: Wealthy man assaults the mentally ill.
  • CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Deranged pedophile big-business industrialist tortures and mutilates young children.
  • STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE: Religious extremist terrorists destroy government installation, killing thousands.
  • STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Boy is abused by midget, kisses sister, attempts patricide.
  • STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI: Handicapped mass murderer kills septugenarian, is lauded.

John Scalzi’s Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design (via Boing Boing)

Death Star
An unshielded exhaust port leading directly to the central reactor? Really? And when you rebuild it, your solution to this problem is four paths into the central core so large that you can literally fly a spaceship through them? Brilliant. Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can’t get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room.

The Games Factory (via Gadsby)

mushroom

Extract Trailer (via kottke)

See also

If I wasn’t feeling so lazy I would’ve done them as separate posts but today is a sleepy day.

PotW – 7/8/09

August 6, 2009

*pun intended

PotW – 31/7/09

July 31, 2009