Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saying Goodbyes

Without Doubt the biggest news this week has been the passing of Michael Jackson. Whatever your thoughts on the guy no one can deny that he did not help shape the 80's in a big way. Being a kid from that era growing up I remember my brother having the Thriller album and the Music Video with the making of with steven spielberg. Although much Later the world would discover the strange Bizarre fantasy world he lived in he will be missed my many and remembered for the music. I dont normally repost pictures but seems only fitting.

Overshadowed the same day was Farrah Fawcett, I grew up on Charlies Angels too but I watched it with Cheryl Ladd. So Farrah was not a big part of the culture for me. Despite that sad to see her go.

I'm sorry theres been no art, lately. I will be posting more stuff later in the week!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lets Go Ghost Busters!!

Filmation was a studio I grew up on through saturday morning cartoons, and racing home after school to watch TV. One show I remember being excited to see was the new Ghost Busters cartoon. And I also bet when you tuned in that first time you were expecting Ray and Egon. While instead Recieving Jake and Eddie two characters never seen of before and even an Ape. This of course was a cash-in on the whole GB phenominon with even its own toy line. The Toys were so Bad they were more molten plastic so amazingly I never had any. But I liked the Cartoon. The main villain was Prime Evil a Skeletor clone that wasn't quite sure what he was.
Was he a Robot?? Ghost?? What?? he had the same character as Skeletor in that he was always an idiot with no real solid background as to why he needed to take over the Earth he just did. And as kids we accepted it. Filmation was infamous for reusing footage and this could not have been shown best than in the Ghostbusters getting ready scene which either ran for a full minute or 10 seconds (depending on if the show was running over) theres even a scene where all the characters just walk and walk and walk no plot, no banter just Walk!

So why am I bringing this all up now? I picked up the Ghost Busters on DvD unfortunately this is a cheap BareBones release with only three volumes with all the 8 episodes on each out of order. I mean the Five Part Origin Story is on Volume 2?? The aussie covers are awful, nasty and cheap looking but the transfer is most likely taken from the remastered release in America. Unlike the American release there are no Extras to speak of. I mean why do aussie kids want to see extras its not like adults buy cartoons. As a side note after purchasing these three volumes I happened to find the complete series of Filmations Flash Gordon with another very Crappy cover and no Extras. Thankfully I got the American release with great cover art all the extras and art cards so they can keep it!

Enjoy the Prime Evil art and Keep Ghost Busting!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Darth Pott

Due to having the Chicken Pox I was unable to complete my Darth Pott for the Vader Project in time. Ultimately this was a good idea as someone had a similar design and so this is a post for Posterity!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Little Logopolis

I really have missed my cartoon strip Logopolis. Here's a recent one which no doubt will resonate with all you guys out there when introducing yourself to a girl for the first time!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Return of Trixi

One of my first only real characters that I thought was really, really good Trixi the Atomic Girl!
I still have her adventures in my head somewhere!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Redbubble Trouble

This is a picture of the lovely Heather from facebook with her W.O.W book in hand!

I have been forced to change my Payment options at Red Bubble. See even though my t-shirts are selling I am yet to recieve a dime from them. And it seems charging the US prices was the problem. As such I have been forced to change EVERYTHING!! All prices have had to be remade to make up for the Australian Dollar. I so didn't want to do this but I need to, to see any money.

Also Goodbye to the Grasshopper David Carradine hard to believe that we have lost some real greats this year!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mystery Woman

As you know I like to draw women, particulary ones I have some affiliation with. This one I'll keep to myself!