Jan 16, 2014

Octobriana / Time Machine

Here's a thing I just did for the art-zine "Couverture" - a magazine consisting only of covers. The topic for this 3rd issue is "Sexy Science-Fiction of the Post-Stalinist Age". I went for a Octobriana meets Time Machine late 60s comic cover:


The zine will be printed in duotone and at this point the two colors haven't been chosen yet, so the final result will probably look a bit different.

There's a crowd funding campaign going on to pay for the printing of the zine, so if anyone's interested in ordering an issue / supporting this project check out this link.

Dec 15, 2013

Updates: Zombory, Rider of the Black Sun, New Shirt Designs

So, this is kind of a general update post about things I've already blogged about, rather than about some particular new thing I've done lately.

First off, after being published as a supplement in Zone 5300 last year, my zombie card game Zombory came out in Germany a few weeks ago. For the new version I redesigned the logo and drew several new pairs - it now has 30 zombie/human pairs. Also, with some help of a co-designer, I fleshed out (no pun intended) the additional rules which I had only sketched down when I first came up with the idea. So Zombory - while still playable by the classic memory rules - now has it's own zombie-themed game mechanics and has evolved into a fun little game of its own. The game rules are being translated at the moment so I have the hope that there will be an english version at some point.  Here's the new logo and three of the new card pairs.


Last year I posted some illustrations I had done for the world's longest (apparently) adventure game book, Reiter der Schwarzen Sonne (Rider of the Black Sun). The book did rather well for something so old-school, so recently the second, revised edition came out, to which I was asked to contribute several additional drawings and a new cover. There is talk of an english edition which will hopefully be coming out in the close future.
These are two of the new illustrations:





Finally, I did a couple new T-shirt designs...  these are three of them:








May 23, 2013

Infinite Corpse

Who knows me also knows that I'm a sucker for comic jams.
Here's my contribution to the great web-based jam Infinite Corpse.


Apr 6, 2013

COPY FOR CASH!

I'm taking part in the project/show "Image Duplicator" in London. It's basically a response to the  huge Roy Lichtenstein retrospective that is currently on display at the Tate Modern.
Here's the project outline:

WHERE: A show at the Orbital Gallery, Leicester Square, London
WHEN: May 16th-31st, - a week pre and post the end of the Tate's Lichtenstein show, with a possibility of extending it for another week after.
HIGH CONCEPT: Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein currently has a show on at the Tate. While the public is intimately familiar with his work, what they may be unaware of is how closely many of his images were "appropriated" from comic artists like Irv Novick, Russ Heath, Jack Kirby, John Romita and Joe Kubert, who received no fee or credit.
Is this an act of brilliant recontexturalisation? The elevation of commercial "low" art to "high" art? Art world snobbery? Artistic licence? Cultural annexation? Gallery shortsightedness? Or something else?
This show is a chance for real comic-book artists (and other "commercial artists" - illustrators, designers etc) to ask these kinds of questions and share their views, via their work.
THE PLAN:Every interested comic artist should "re-reappropriate" one of the comic images Lichtenstein used, and rework it, using some of their 'commercial art' drawing skills, to warp and twist it into something interesting and original, and in the process to comment on this type of appropriation.
The IMPORTANT thing to stress is that you'd be going back to the source material and re-reappropriating Coletta, Novick, Kirby et al - NOT copying Lichtenstein


Here's a great collection of comic panels which were copied by Lichtenstein.

Well, I chose to do a variation of the title page of "Run for Love",  from Secret Hearts No. 83, by Tony Abruzzo.  It was the model for Roy Lichtenstein's painting "Drowning Girl".

Here's the original page....



... and this is my take on it.
 


Mar 18, 2013

Tees

I've had some screenprinted shirts made with my Cthulhu-drawings on them. 
Luckily, I was able to find the perfect models.