Wednesday, 11 July 2018

England 66

No time to post this almost kick off but best of luck England - one can only hope Brits lost?- nah always boss well every ones boss keep that in mind - lookin forward to 2020 big respect to Machine Man and Dikto -hey Marvel this one.... Herb & Barry - awesome overdrive They need to invent flying motorcycles asap only two years away this story lol

Sunday, 8 July 2018

HypTv 47

Started this playlist quite a while ago - I was pissed with The Prez and this jet trash world- just disbelief  I was living in 21st Century - but been writing  Boba Fett /Ben Kenobi story (next part should arrive soon)  also final part  of "Death in the City of Bone" - I have to re colour a splash page as Photoshop didn't save properly so I have re-do all that again but a majority of its done  near enough-
 New background  for World Cup -Motor City Rovers-really good day yesterday-maybe not so If your Russian or Swedish -but  Kanes a little bit Irish (Kane been a variant of Mum's maiden name Keane ) and  the other' Arry MacGuire you can't get more Irish than that - I was born and bred in England -but still Celtish rather than full blown Brit - but now here's something to look forward too again maybe embrace that feeling of unity 1966 and all that...actually feel positive again.
A few history docs among these featuring heroes and villains mainly real- yYesterday may be about winning, but lost a good one yesterday -some of my earliest memories of comics come from Dikto  I had the first few issues of Spiderman collected  in paperback format re-printed I guess in mid-late 70's - it was a Joy to re-find in attic  a few years back  -far from mint condition  as I drew my own little stick men  who wanted to help Spidey - Peter Parker the ultimate misunderstood outsider - that's why he's loved.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

World66

 Bit of Daddy of Dada -John Heartfield
Follow up to my Euro66 Playlisthttp://hipsville365ad.blogspot.com/2016/06/euro-66.html RetroKool playlist featuring  artists from each country  who qualified for  The World Cup -mostly 1960's garage/freakbeat -with a slice of funk  but had to make a few exceptions such as  Saudi Arabia (but hey it's a song from the 60's!) and Costa Rica which features a modern group but the videos very Sixties - had to start with Beatles sums up arriving in Russia nicely.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Freedom of 77

The Female and Male "V's" of Cyberpunk 2077 of course you can create your own character which is always great (bound to look like my Fallout 4 character a bit) or if I chose a male play through I'll try and make him more Rick Deckard or Dredd( I hope helmets are a option) not into beards or man buns -kinda of like a granny with too much HRT  that look will never appeal to me as it's imposible for me anyhow lol  hopefully you can opt for invisible tattoo's whilst your at it (I'm old fashioned )But this game looks the bees knees kinda disappointed that you can't switch from first to third person point of view- but still very impressive so far- maybe it'll make sense in first person


The amount of detail here -and that's just a drop in the ocean Gotta be the Joe interview as he's a dead ringer for my mate (except he's from Cyprus) ;Back to 1899 can't wait to ply this -I may have to go back to my Xbox 360 and revisit the first game (then again is it the first game? as I loved Red Dead Revolver too )I hope that trademark Rockstar humours all there with it's brand of crazy coots like Seth,Irish ,Shaky  and Nigel West Dickens anyway here's  the history of Red Dead  & all three trailers so far for RDR2

Another game I'm hoping will be good won't be out till Christmas 2019 (fingers crossed) Star Wars:Jedi Fallen Order -set between Sith & Hope(good name for a pub lol) I'm hoping it'll incorporate some of the cancelled Star Wars games such as Project Ragtag and 1313 - it would be madness if they didn't - Could the story begin in Coruscant when Vader went on his  rampage killing younglings and your character escapes off world -or will it take place during Order 66 on a Battleground -I hope the character is of your own creation too - could even choose it's species but first scenes should feature the Padawan as a kid then second part of the game could take place around the time of Solo (or maybe they'll save that for a follow up - perhaps because your Master has been killed -all kinds of paths could be followed some kind of leveling system like Renegade /Paragon system in the Mass Effect games where you can either follow the light side or fall to the Dark Side as game progresses -could be lightsabre centric or blaster centric I mean it's  not a good idea to expose your characters identity if you go around waving a laser sword whilst the whole  might of the Empire are after you so picking up blaster skills would also be important as well as adopting other identities and friends along the way (that's where the Rag Tag team building thing could come into it) but those are just my thoughts for now -I just hope they do a good job of it -the Padawan who slipped through the net has plenty of story potential-if it turns into a trilogy spanning the decades between the two sagas that would be great too It would   be great  to see much more of the Galaxy and hang out with scum and villainy- those are my thoughts-what do  others make of this game? -barely anything solid like screenshots or trailers at the moment but at least we have a better idea of the timeline

Voss pah over-rated DEAD space hippy-I'd rather hook up with a cyborg half crazy Mace Windu  or Bultar Swan

Monday, 11 June 2018

Freedom of 76

Ms Lois  my Fallout avatar bit more exciting than my Nate who is based on me -but I can't do nothing with my lack of  hair lol  she looks much cooler -serves story better as it's about a mother - much much more of her later
I think I only heard of Fallout 76 a few weeks ago so it was nice to find out a bit more last night 

Choice of location is inspired -glad you can play solo too-I have a kind of love/hate thing with multiplayer-first time I tried it was on Max Payne 3 which was ok although sometimes wondered if there were cheats that's the thing some people seemed bulletproof -then I tried GTA V-again like Fallout it's the story I like - first I tried it some asshole started shooting up the clothes shop had to blow him away- that's just one incident, but weren't so lucky other times but it's the lack of co-operation with some players that put me off and the relentless pursuit of money and materialism and barely any story I lost interest -this was last generation console though -perhaps it's vastly improved since then but felt more like a sports game in parts-prefer a big old story (should be getting that in Red Dead 2 ) Star Wars Battlefront also played online but got bored-prefer if anybody can pick up a hero card rather than work towards it -got other stuff to do - can't spend all life playing multi-players . Solo play though? does that mean Bots? or fighting real life players? Would like to do straight up quests follow a storyline meet new characters and if action points and those cool animations are gone may not bother come up with these cool poses for Lois- and it's kind of like directing your own science fiction epic  if that aspects gone and it's all about "shop shooters " I dunno.
Decided to feature all the endings the new mods and creation club content also add something new -later videos feature a fair bit of that-re uploaded a different beginning too in first person rather than third which includes a few mods too I don't expect people to watch all of these - you'd be watching for about a year still it's my Citizen Kane meets Mad Max- probably do more if Fallout 76 is anything like this -seems people like the Third Game and Vegas better -but I do find them very last generation - I hope 76 is a step forward
I haven't seen this yet-should be interesting viewing-I think the first game I got from Bethesda was Rage- maybe  - much has happened since then... Updated this came out last night a little more info about 76 mind you I also saw Rage2 Trailer as well Cyberpunk 2077 (I bet you 2077 will look just like now-gonna be 105 by then- the future's kinda slow moving seems like just subtle things change )we're gonna be spoilt for choice .

Sunday, 10 June 2018

HypTV 46

With Realistic hair... which is more than you can say for  today-A Bobby Charlton Action Man would of been cool lol - World Cup Approaching -I think it's the one time I watch football -but I'll probably be busy -I hope it goes smoothly -it's strange times we live in

Plenty of Fire Engine related stuff , Bit of German Expressionism- Two Wonders, Go Betweens  a Western I saw with 3d glasses  back in 82  the usual nostalgic mess... no Star Wars for a change  halfway through colouring final part need to get it as right as I can.
I had this one-still have except it's all rusty and the ladders long gone .

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Fett a Star Wars Story.

Cover of Tales of the Bounty Hunters  by Stephen Youll -which came out mid 90's before Prequels and before Boba's origin was all changed -actually preferred what George did -nice to know there were billions of potential Boba Fetts out in the cosmos during the Clone Wars -& it made sense Boba's old man would be the Clone template -I guess I enjoyed this book though as I attempted to adapt it -but gave up after first two panels - dunno where it went -thought I posted it on Deviant Art years ago but nope - maybe it was Myspace -I guess it's lost forever unless I find the original someday.
I guess Solo may go down as Lucasfilms "Heavens Gate" - it doesn't deserve that - it added to the lore and I  enjoyed it - sure Alden don't look like Harrison but he did do a good job of capturing Hans character and essence .The Ten year period before a New Hope is fertile stomping ground story wise - whether  it will be explored again either in movies or Disneys streaming service one can only hope -just really bad luck -bad timing - and it begs the question should Lord and Miller been left alone to finish the movie in the first place? Ron did an excellent job getting things back on track though - the film worked for me -I hope they ask him back to make another movie , it didn't have the wtf moments Last Jedi had  -that film really divided the fans -but  having been around to see original trilogy when it first came out  I figured well lets see how it plays out in the third act - some dialogue felt a bit off - and Luke been so different  to how he was expected to be has set a cat among pigeons -I can see Ryan's reasons though -Luke has the  weight of the galaxy on his shoulders +  it's been 30 years but would he try to snuff out his nephew? that was a odd one -I think he'd try to help him first- I hope things become clearer by the  end credits of Episode 9 -perhaps Resistance and Live Action TV  show will fill in the gaps .. but back to my homeboy Boba
There are people out there that only want to see Jedi -centric movies god that would be boring - sure I'd like to see Maul again- if this Boba movie does come to fruit why not have either Jabba or Vader hire Bobby to take out old metal legs - would be sweet to see Quira Lando, and Han again -although as supporting characters - talking of supporting characters- got plenty if it's Bounty Hunter movie

I'd certainly like to see a live action Cad Bane and Embo but that's really down to Dave Filoni as they're really his creations -in my mind this didn't happen but maybe it did but later on in the timeline -perhaps it'll wind up in movie or a streaming mini series (I think that's the way to go after Solo ) The choice of directors right though by the sounds of it -I'd go for that intergalactic Spaghetti Western flavor -handle the story like John Wagner did on "Bounty on Barkooda trilogy   and Enemy of the Empire- with lashings of black humor - not for everybody but hey what do they know?

 BTW go and boycott guns,Trump and his cronies  instead of movies they're are real things in this world to get pissed off about -  and whats a SJW anyhow? .I've only heard this term in recent years seems like a rubbish and lazy way of describing a story which might be right on except in many cases the reader isn't right on -in my mind you either have a good story or a crap story that's all- a good writer or creator can get message across without been mega preachy I guess -just seems a odd thing to complain about   but  .this is a  real proper SJW from the 80's lol- Milli Tant  from Viz

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Star Wars-"Death in the City of Bone" recoloured -Part 4


Start off with a bitesize Boba to serve as a front part image for post-Taken from a 80's newspaper strip -art by Al Williamson -kinda tempted to colour the whole of Al's run on Star Wars newspaper stories but maybe that would be too ambitious -I'll mull over the idea ... but back to "Death in the City of Bone" from early 1983- the first story to feature Mandalore Story by David Michelinie , Art by Gene Day and Tom Palmer (I'll feature a few videos about them in a second)letters by Joe Rosen -and my colours -really doing this for fun and practice.. but onto part 4
I look forward to colouring stories explosive conclusion -I'll get to work on that over the weekend.
But I thought I'd feature the guys responsible for this story  rather than rap on about Star Wars as  well there's plenty of people doing that already  I'll start with a interview with David  who wrote  a epic run on the original Marvel Star Wars run -especially loved his work with Walt Simeonson and Tom in early 80's and Shira Brie was a early comic crush -I remember I copied the whole of "Coffin in the Clouds" when I was about 12 or 13  in pencils used to to try and draw Al's stuff too...

First part of a talk by Dave Sim about his friend and mentor Gene Day whose work I first saw in Star Wars 68 and 69 -followed by his very last story Indiana Jones # 3 I think -had no idea that he'd died as I was reading the Marvel UK reprints ( I think he was only 31 seems so tragic as he was innovative )-but a few years later saw his Master of Kung Fu from the 70's reprinted in Action Force(alongside Paul Gulacy and Mike Zeck) and thought hey I know that name -that's the dude who drew Fenn Shysa on Mandalore with his trademark double spreads - I knew he was special - I hope I'm not doing any disservice colouring these stories but I've loved them since I was a kid and the thought of Rebellion on Mandalore really did wonders for the imagination -always my canon -like to think Fenn Rau is a nod to all that.But Gene(or rather Howard) is the Indie King as Dave explains... The Legend that is Tom Palmer -someone who inked some of the greatest comics Neil Adams X Men and Avengers from the late 60's (read the reprints before they were re-coloured back in early 90's)if a title had Toms inks it had a seal of quality but nice to actually see the man himself. Found this awesome site today so you can check out Tom's work through the years featuring pages from many other comics legends  on pencils.http://tompalmerillustration.com/

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

HypTV45

Jason (or Joe depending on  whether you saw Japanese version) the Han Solo of Battle of the Planets (complete episode within playlist) always thought he was cooler than Mark - must be a drag walking around with #2 written on T-shirt. Usual nostalgic mess and righteous noises Joe Pesci meets the Rainbow gang ,AND the first thing I ever saw on TVS after it took over from Southern -I Just wish I could find the full length 70's version of Animal Magic theme though.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Twelve Easy Parsecs

-The Lowdown-Fine  the kid did good -movie served function had a nice set of locations and variation of styles -I'd see all these one off movies as a piece of a puzzle , rather if we see Alden again in Lando or Boba but Solo 2 no point. better everyone gets story told

Better than The Last Jedi -although very different in it's objective -eventually Last Jedi and Force Awakens questions will be answered -I'm thinking Rey is the result of The Emperor tinkering with midichlorians and cloning om Jakku -and Snoke or his entire species Palpatine made contact with them before death- her parents were junkers but not her real folk as she's a clone... Planet of the Snokes they could be hive mind species -bloody millions of them most likely wrong but it's fun to theorize . No spoilers has a nice pattern starts off as a noir-moves onto war on Mimbian kind of like trench warfare , then western with train heist, then it becomes Pike City always dug those guys(even though bad guys-good scum like Vorcha lol) Lando was like Chuck Berry and maybe a little bit of Little Richard  so he did well enough for his own spin off.Wonderful performance from whole cast although seemed there was no time to grieve.Ben & Boba next I'd go Spaghetti western on this one -no helmet removing -better to focus on the legend rather than the man itself -the characters trying to escape him could be the movies protagonists Fett himself the movies motive like Yul in Westworld . Sound advice.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Revolution Summer 2018

Summers here and time is right for... ? (Depends on State visit.)
I hope last RS playlist confused people  seemed to get more hits than usual  Harley Davidson 1 Logo  to a warped mind that might equal Amerika First -but I'll always be Earth First  (you never know when Extra Terrestrials will in invade  ) Killer live playlist precursor to Trooperpalooza on another blog  -all good stuff in Johnsville.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Star Wars "Death in the City of Bone" re-coloured Part 3

More of Leia and Fenn Shysa's adventure on Mandalore re-coloured by me Art by Gene Day & Tom Palmer

Total nightmare this page -thought I'd  use paint bucket and alternate between layers and background in order to colour in the prison bars (interesting experiment Gene was trying out here-I guess he was trying to show events through Tobbi's eyes perhaps?) but I either have to work out how to colour in multiple layers or colour the way I've been doing and not rely on shortcuts- can't believe I coloured the Black Major in it's entire form without layers -would of been so much better  with layers
 Oooh bugger! just noticed 3PO's wiring (which are various colours  -I'll come back to this one  once 'I've completed rest of story-sorted now)

Enter Tobbi Dala !

That's more like it.... love these wraparound pages -- my laser bolts aint  too straight - but I'm human not software  I've noticed how colourists have worked out how to do laser blasts over the years -but they'll never top my  explosions . About 8 or 9 pages to go I'll try and stick with it through the Summer


Onto  "Olie  A Star Wars Story "
or the original Captain Obvious- (b4 that unfunny advert that copped his nick name) whatever happened to Ric after a Phantom Menace? I checked Wookipedia  seems like his story ended- but he must of been kicking around during The Clone Wars and beyond He totally deserves his own spin off movie in my opinion  could point out obvious things throughout movie (such as  Palpatines true identity- maybe that's how he met demise) Ralph's the best hope he gets a chance to reprise role

. Who is this guy? is it just an empty suit of Armour or A Mando bodyguard -or the Fettser himself?
I noticed Voss has foot soldiers but not half as cool as this dude- trying to avoid spoilers is gonna be tricky next few days - I won't go by reviews which  seems positive on the whole but not earthshaking -I just expect an interesting  and fun Space Western -nothing too heavy  I get a feeling all these films will have loose connections would like to see Jyn again perhaps characters in Solo will bump into her either in Kenobi or future movie- Ms Nest is only 16 apparently sounds about right for a gang -she's also signed up for more movies The fate of  the mighty Boushh So I guess he's still alive -would like to see these events put into a RPG game or something they seem to be random snippets from a much bigger story nice to see Skorr the Bounty Hunter from Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson's newspapers strips hanging about in background too... Jaxxon too

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

HYPTV-44

I always figured Kojak was well into Ska .. trouble with this is they screened Kojak at a un-earthly hour if you're 4 or 5 -must of seen a few of the though at the time At least I got to seeing Starsky & Hutch on regular basis as that would be a Friday so I was allowed to watch that.. back to earth (after last playlist) almost .

Friday, 4 May 2018

Thee 4th

Howard Chaykin (I know he don't like his own Star Wars art -But this panel Rocks!"... SW playlist -funny sad musical vibrant, educational  possibly nerdy but sports to me is the ultimate nerding

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

HYPTV-43

Always liked Gloster Jets -I guess  it might of been the first -although Me262 saw far more action  these would of been  used more so in The Korean War -which fingers crossed is finally over at long last.
Started off with a Batman theme but strayed into other avenues of coolness ...
Next playlist is beyond the nerd as it's May the Fourth soon look forward to posting that one.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Bourne Again

Charleys War is  back in print  courtesy of Rebellion (The backwards S was always the best logo ) I actually had a stab at colouring this image myself a few years back along with the first two episodes - https://hipsville365ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/270616.html  
(I sound a bit snarky here -probably had a few beers that night plus it was post brickit  or The Pig Head distraction incident-what  I was trying to describe was somebody complaining about Polish immigrants  kinda  makes me mad when people don't know there history- and distort it to there own fantasyland - perhaps this is why I like  this comic so much, alongside Joe's artwork it tries to tell the truth ) 
As much as I  love this story maybe it would of been too much of a challenge to colour  and maybe I'm more suited colouring  more fantastical stories set in the future or  Star Wars galaxy -it's become a thing to do  rather than a carrer goal -seeing as I have to work as a carer - still it would be my dream job-and  my eyesights getting  much worse . They've done a nice job on the covers here- I  left background white  in mine -but that wouldn't work on a front cover as its negative space I was thinking along the lines of inside cover at the time  as that image was used on the Titan Books inside cover back in the 80's - I now have Charleys War on disk as well as the Hardbacks with photo covers and  historical essays and the first volume of The Rebellion collection -with the other two volumes to follow in next couple of monthes -(I have to mention in the first edition the lettering is much better as before it was done mechanically as opposed to hand -I think Peter Knight and Steve Potter took over those duties in the later volumes  it's  also nice to see the colour pages inserted as they did not reproduce well in the hardback versions - But here's the writer Pat  who can explain Charley waaayy better than I  ever could.



I guess my next purchase has to be "Colour Like Carlos" I coloured this page today and I'm halfway through a Dredd pic but watching this vid it's not the full pic so alongside this book I'll have to buy a scanner -I wouldn't want to ruin originals anyhow but here's my colouring of Strontium Dogs  Johnny Alpha, & Durham Red and  Mega City Judge Joe Dredd himself-I'll have a go at Carlos and Alan Hebdens creations  Major Eazy and El Mestizo (Django before Tarantino's Django in the American Civil War) once I get a copy
I figured Durham would be kinda pale as she's always in need of blood .

"Alec Trench " lol -bit of a in-joke  -America has Jack Kirby we have Carlos -I hope one day Third World War will be collected .

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

HypTV 42

Westworld & Eastworld ... I always rooted for Yul lol Pioneering Sounds Abounds!

Monday, 16 April 2018

Project 1313 of the Rag Tag Republic 3

Kir Kanos -by Paul Galaucy. I should really be colouring -I will resume with that soon enough - but lately been sucked back into Mass Effect 2 and after that Mass Effect 3 no doubt -must of completed both games about 4 times but keep coming back same applies to Fallout 4 and Red Dead Redemption - I'm hoping Respawn have good sense to follow this pattern of storytelling when new Open World(s) game comes out (Worlds would be better )the more freedom in these games the better ,
 My ideal would story feature a Senate Commando  between Clone Wars and  Galactic Civil War  he/she could either take the path of good or evil It would really be down to the player  which routeto go down    -the more good you do the more blue armour you pick up  the more in touch with the empire the more Red gear  as you go further through story you''ll be rewarded perhaps pickup force powers along the way  -could also go undercover tangle with the Hutts Pikes and Black Sun gangster syndicates maybe help out various systems under pirate attack or be part of the attacks  -maybe that'll be a game that lives in my brain  but it's a good idea..maybe go back to it in writing  a story .
As we've already had Republic Commando  this would be a much different perspective , human or maybe even non human protagonist rather than clones who would prey witness first hand  the  vast  change from Republic to Empire -and the disintegration of the Senate- planet by planet ...That would work more in a third person RPG  style game rather than a straight out shooter , the nature of the combat would be different possibly character masters the various galactic martial arts . We didn't really see much of Senate Commandos except in Clone Wars series where they seemed to be unworthy on the title Commando but I'm sure that wouldn't always be the case.

I can imagine Palps assigning these guys wet work seeing as no one knows their faces. This post really concerns the future game made by Respawn and the cancellation of what seems perfectly well executed games that we will never see in there true form -I'm hoping the new game will take aspects from these cancelled games as they look exactly the kind of thing I had in mind, I hope they do a good job needs a on-going single player with dlc of planets rather than microtransactions -if multi-players a focus follow Rockstars example GTA V still doing well seems like eons ago since it's release Project Rag Tag seemed the perfect bridge between Hope & Empire I can see this been revived somehow ; although should have character creation not sure I could celebrate Movember throughout duration of  a whole  game-Dodgers kinda Stacy Keach  in space.. the chicks very Aphra too I'd liked to have a chin wag with her in a RPG setting-I do have a issue with one of the reasons this game was cancelled that been it focused too much on players creativity -reason I love Fallout 4 so much is that is like directing your own movie you can choose the aesthetics of that world and it's inhabitants - the lighting (if you have a companion with a mining helmet for example )cut scenes can differ every time -can even mess up the weather conditions with mods -this would work very well in a Star Wars context-players could make there very own take on series I see nothing wrong with that-It was nice to bump into Luke Han, Leia and Lando in BF2 -it would of been neat to bump into familiar faces or helmets  well known or not so well known and recruit them to your crew for a few missions -perhaps that'll happen in the new Respawn game if that doesn't get cancelled too.
No Spoilers now :(
Batuu would be a cool location to explore in game -seeing as it's a hideaway and trader world.

Friday, 13 April 2018

HypTV41

Mud & Honey .. beats Hate & War every time... world ain't too wise at the moment but is it ever? Giant Fuzz Muffins etc.. Mud Trooper Can't see why not... kinda Dr Doom .

Monday, 9 April 2018

Solo 2


I do like the colour scheme here-very "Han Solos" Revenge harks back to that vibe -plus if only Play School had a Millennium Falcon shaped Window back in the day...
Stayed up late last night must of watched this trailer about 10 times already. Puckish Roguin'! I like how Correlia is Correlia -a shipbuilding world like a Space Belfast or  Liverpool -opening shots grande. Alden reminds me of Jack Nicholson rather than Harrison  although I reckon he might just work in this role-looks great here his Jackets a bit Apollo out of Battlestar Galactica - maybe it's a nod to that . From what I hear Nests a chick the really cool looking armoured pirate I raved on about in first trailer-Masked Maruders  the Cloudriders -Music in trailer is very "Eye of the Tiger" meets Morricone .Rangetroopers -Mudtroopers and that's only scratching the surface of variety of Troopers lol -so much to mention here I have my own thoughts -I'm optimistic at least -more of a Space Pirate Bounty Hunter fan than all that Jedi stuff (they've had plenty of movies this seems more up my street ) If they do a TV series I'm hoping it focuses on period between  Sith and Hope but whatever they have planned bound to tune in - but lets see if I missed anything...


Landos very Sonny from The Godfather-not sure he sounds like Billy Dee though -have to wait till May - the dude here reckons that's Mimban rather than Correlia my intial thought that's Hans homeworld  as Mimban's a swamp planet hence Mudtroopers -but this guy eats sleeps and drinks Star Wars so he might be right
A few more promo things bound to be more as weeks go by -my first exposure to Star Wars as a 4 year old was through Bubblegum cards  so I can relate to this advert  another nice surprise this week.


Trouble with this advert I'd rather have The Falcon or at least a Swoop bike than the motor they're trying to flog I bet Han don't pay his hypherspace tax either. There's meant to be a twist at end of the movie-possibly Lando or Chewie are at the controls when The Kessel Run is complete rather than Han-he likes to take credit or at least his ship ..as for cloudriders .. remember this story too I know Lucas wasn't a fan of Jaxxon .. I did like the spiney guy very James Coburn in Magnificent Seven- he'd fire out quills Roy Thomas Howard Chaykin, Tom Palmer -first ever EU? Issue 7 I think before Splinter of Minds Eye.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

HypTV 40

It's so great Thee Hypnotics returning I must of seen them about 4 times & once at legendary 100 Club should of went to party afterwards but was striving to pay the rent and I had to walk miles to get one hours sleep then back to work-so full of energy in my 20's  though it's strange to think 20 years goes like a blink of a eye maybe it's different for other people ... but RnR galore as usual  Stones, Neil(great to see Nils in  documentary I met him when I was 17 the day my Dad died as he was playing in my town my friend took me along to see him play to take my mind off what happened we were going to see him anyhow but it helped but now thinking about it I did chat with Nils after the show -I was still in shock but it did help music is a great gift it begins the healing process)  + ,Downliners  Barry with Gram the Man and the sequel to Dads Army (had this strange dream once where they ended up in Normandy by accident of course they seem stuck in 1941-42 I always wondered what happened to them after Invasion of Sicily would of made a good episode... now I know  from Radio show I only heard the other day.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

HYPTV39

"Me Grimlock!" defying alpha rhythms and trying to make the hard drive of reality crash .
Good way of not posting these on facebook -although it's tempting but then again... Songs of  Innocence and Experience -Dinosaurs Metallic  and a splodge of God.



Monday, 12 March 2018

HYPTV 38

Drawing I did back in 94 of Kurt  a few days after he was shot... think I did  2 other portraits round then  Miles Davis and Joseph Stalin  -art school thang.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Colouring Project-"Star Wars-Death in the City of Bone" Part 2

W.I.P this one - need to sort out Bespin  and Space  -but wanted a cover image for this  post -Art by Al Williamson- originally cover of issue 42  of Star Wars  during  adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back- found a black n white print of the cover thought I'd have a go ... but needs more work for sure..
On with the story ...From Star Wars# 69  Story by David  Michelinie -Art by Gene Day and Tom Palmer-Lettering by Joe Rosen.
Wollox  need to sort out a smudge here and there .. but it's 2 in the morning been at it all day and all week  so properly upload later next week.- before Supreme Leader Snoke  there was Suprema- the main bad boy in this tale.
More to follow in next few weeks.. although  may do a Dredd and a Johnny Alpha from Carlos Ezquerra's Colouring book -not sure how I can photoshop pdf files but got a few pics to start off with and they are bloody huge .(and I think they're just a segment)

Rebels is drawing to a conclusion on Monday - I'm hoping "Resistance" is follow up show (would be a bit boring if its follow up is called "Imperials" bunch of white guys following orders would get a bit tiresome lol - my hopes are that story begins directly after Return of the Jedi  rather than in new trilogy era as there's much to explore within that 30 year timeline for example who takes over Jabba's  Palace ? The Battle of Jakku  Boba's rise from the pit...talking of which... this
wasn't garbage to me when I was 11 !


But I get there point why chuck Boba back in the hole again ..maybe Lucasfilm wouldn't allow it.. but loved that comic -beautiful painted cover by Tom  and it's the first time we get to see Han in real time after about 3 years stories that preceded this one were set between Empire & Jedi, but  I always wanted to see what happened after "Ellie" a classic story one of the most memorable end sequences ever featuring 3P0 heartbreaking.
 Looking forward to Monday -who lives ? who dies? please spare Sabine shes too cool to die.


Kanan =Canine should of seen that-I guess he's a wolf spirit -would make sense for follow up to be just after Return of the Jedi - can't imagine Ezra been a forty something - but whatever Dave does bound to be great he hasn't mucked up yet.