Wednesday, 21 February 2018

HypTV 37

Cloud 9 from Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell's Zenith...all Brendan McCarthy designs -Lux very Jim like-Dragon like Richard Burton or Dylan Thomas awesome characters -would like to see prequel to Zenith with these guys - A fair amount of Temptations  on playlist - plenty of soul and Scooby.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018


A few godlike genius's - I'll feature a Temptations tribute in next playlist it's becoming a pattern losing the greats (Don't want to encourage the reaper to do more damage) plus I need to colour a comic frame that loosely connects with one of there songs ) Its February, cold and grey but least I've got my colouring hat on hopefully that'll see me through till spring.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Colouring Project-"Star Wars-"Death in the City of Bone "-Part 1

Part 2 of Leia and C3PO's adventure on Mandalore -from 1983 Just before Return of the Jedi came out -part one "The Search Begins" can be found here
I didn't change credits here  as it was originally coloured by Glynis Wein -but these are my colours - wanted to colour this story or explore Fenn and Tobbi's story since I was 11  -now after a couple of years I've started  work on "Death in the City of Bone "
Third time I've attempted this- first time was about two years ago I had got as far as these pages but couldn't complete wraparound as computer crashed and I lost everything -decided to try out PSI Judge Anderson instead after that - then on Tuesday I was almost finished just needed to cleanup around borders and colour speech boxes when the damn photo shop decided to turn into a blue circle and crash again losing a days work -so not sure this is as good as it was -very tired now -but raring to get onto page 7 -which is a good thing-I do this for fun anyhow- hopefully colours are more Rebels Mandalore for final page here I was aiming for that -much different  from the original comics very dead and colourless after civil war between Gar  Saxon 's Imperial 's and The Clans that opposed  them - first part of this story is set in a swampy Jungle environment - but guess I can truer to animated series with this episode-I think I started "The Search Begins" just when Rebels was announced - man they work fast lol - but since then we've seen Fenn Rau who's as close to Fenn Shysha as you can get (apart from Armour that is)  but it's good to know he's out there-I kind of  believe Han when he said "It's true.. all of it" so I figure Davids, Jo ,and Archies run on the original strips are canon in my brain anyhow would be nice to run into some of there characters in a tv show film or a video game  at some point...
Talking of Rebels looking forward to this...
Gotta hit the hay back to work tomorrow will be away for a few days for my sisters birthday bash so I'll have to do as much as I can these next few days

Monday, 5 February 2018

"You're all Clear Kid!"

From only scan I could find  on web featuring  Al Williamson's intro of The Bounty Hunters in the original adaptation  of The Empire Strikes Back  which was in Black and White so I could try out some colours -never thought this scene he depicted was on The Executor as that machinery round them doesn't look Imperial so instead tried to imagine them back home at Jabba's or on Nar Shadda -some place intergalatic miscreants hang out -guy behind Boba , no idea who that is certainly isn't 4 Lom or Zuckuss -looks like a Trandoshan same species as Bossk  so I went for that look... more Dengar in next post as I'm completing the first four pages of "Death in the City of Bone " the direct follow up to "The Search Begins" which I re-coloured a few years back-that's  when ceiling fell on top of me lol -I wanted to post that today - but got to smooth it out as it's a bit rough around the edges (kinda like above) so I'll wait till I'm 100% with it ... main reason for posting is the new Star Wars trailer  Solo a Star Wars story... I'll give you my thoughts in a mo...

Back before Captain Solo called everyone Kid-hmm not sure about using voice over and music sounds more machine like than typical strings -I was hoping they'd do an American Graffiti/Pulp Fiction sorta of thing and rely on soundtrack from actual hits in the Star Wars galaxy instead of the  traditional way -but hey that's how I'd do it... Solo himself Alden -kind of reminds me of a young Jack Nicholson more than Harrison- I get a gist that he'll get the character his way -better than trying to do a straight up imitation -

Lando rocks the furs (and Yellow)My Mum had one like that but she got rid of it as furs bad unless it's faux even back in the 80's
 I bet they're trying to get one over each other from the moment they meet -

Thandie Newton looks like she's gonna be a fave for me. .could well be Sana ? -New Robot is the Bollox lol guess she's getting a new name -but she is much like that droid(makes me think if Brian Daley was listening to the Sex Pistols when he first came up with that name? and maybe he caught a George Peppard movie where he's a German flying ace  on TV The Blue Max  whilst writing those books )but Bollox  sounds very rude wonder if he knew lol

 I figure Han and Qira grew up together on the streets of Corellia during the Clone Wars possibly orphans hence the running scams line at start of the trailer -if that's Corellia at the beginning it's like a wet seaside town type of planet I can identify with that.

. course Snowy planet might be Corellia too.. but who are these guys?Snowpeople ? pirates I imagine or a tribe of some kind.
I wonder if these are Glynn Dillion creations .. It look dead cool and it fills in that time period before Rebels  so even if  it's Butch Cassidy & Sundance kid the early years in space I think i'd still enjoy it -it's entertainment and escapism after all no idea why people have been so gripey lately when comes to Star Wars-here's first trailer with the snowperson attacking ...could Kanijklub or Guavian Death Gang -would be a nice way to link into the newer films ..

. but will we see Kashykk again seeing as scene with Chewie and Woody looks like there , but more than likely Kessel.
I love how these like old paperbacks such as Han Solo books that came out in late 70's..
This geezer knows his Star Lore so I'll check his breakdown

Updated -had to feature this-this guy's always good at spotting stuff and funny too. I'll  round off with a massive playlist that'll keep growing -featuring fan films interviews cut scenes documentaries -but now I've gotta get on with colouring don't want to muck it up .