Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lee Brown Coye

Probably my favorite pulp/weird artist... From the incredible collection put out by  Centipede books

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New Skull

by Roger Hupman..

Vampire Autumn

or October Leaves...
I've done a couple of versions of this but I'll post this one. Like to do  a cleaner version with some more nicely rendered bat leaves like Norman Rockwell:-)

Weird Tales

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Working Mummies

I would have preferred Boris Karloff :-)  or Barbara Steele but this is pretty good and  its great to hear it read aloud. Tho to see the first 5 pages you have to buy the book.

And a nice review here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Zombie Bar

Hannes Bok

From Centipede Press comes another definitive retrospective (like the earlier incredible Lee Brown Coye volume)  of one the greatest of pulp/weird/fantasy artists Hannes Bok. One can only imagine the joy Bok would have felt seeing a book like this produced of his work. He created images for pulps and small presses and died at 49 broke of a heart attack.  A sad end to a creator of some truly remarkable images. Bok's style is (particularly in color)  influenced by his illustration hero Maxfield Parrish but Parrish would never have created these far out, trippy, surreal, cosmically beautiful and ghoulish works. His work is all his own.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Universal Monsters Double Feature

Sketchbook drawings before i head out now to see  a double feature of the restored versions of  Dracula and Frankenstein.

Matt Fox

from Weird Tales

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sketchbook Doodles


Betty and Veronica # 8 by Dan Decarlo. I own all six pages of this nail biter of a story from the eighties period I believe. Inked by his son. Direct and clear storytelling with nice compositions.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mr. Bug Goes To Town

This is a movie I've wanted to see for some time ever since I saw the model sheets in THE FLEISCHER STORY by Leslie Carbanga.  I enjoy GULLIVER"S TRAVELS, the first Fleischer animated feature but it doesn't come close to this movie which I found totally mesmerizing. TCM showed it last night, I was disappointed earlier in the month when I MARRIED A WITCH was not included in the Canadian schedule so I admit I had some anxiety about  if this would be bumped. MR. BUG GOES TO TOWN is filled with beautiful backgrounds, great characters, cool music and story that moves with some great set pieces of  human and bug world interactions.  A Jimmy Stewartish grasshopper hero whose mistakes are genuine in not understanding the human world  and his sexy bug gal, and the bug town folk go up against the encroaching human world and Penguin like beetle and his insect thugs.  So here is a whole mess of pics from this wonderful  movie.  I don't love television stations but I do love TCM.