Friday, November 27, 2009

Turtles, Honeymooners, and Advice

This is an image from an unpublished turtles comic made by the great Milton Knight, who was kind enough to put it up on his website.

More cartoony cartoon fans wonder why I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they don't appear very often in such adventures. I always felt the potential [I mean, ninja trained reptiles named after Renaissance painters? How delightfully surreal!] was there, it's only the people who never follow up on it. Knight, influnced by the new york 1930' s animation(among others) does just so. And he adds in the Honeymooners, one of the few worthwhile sitcoms in tv's hisory. Bravo.

The Turtles meet the Honeymooners

And Remember;

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black and white Hounds

I love black and white Marvel comic books, I love Sherlock Holmes, And Val Mayerik is one of my favorite artists. So obliviously I am thrilled to show this comic.

The Hound of the Baskervilles Part 1

The Hound of the Baskervilles Part 2

, and have I mentioned Diversions of the Groovy Kind is great? Well, it is!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Punch the Heavens

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Solid cartooning skills to re-create a scene from a great game.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pioneer Giger

I promised some more Giger, and here I deliver. These were for ads for Pioneer.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Early Hanna-Barbera Explosion

I love me some HB cartoons, especially the early ones(and isn't that above picture great?). A really informative blog discusses these classic years at length, and even puts up incredibly rare (and incredibly catchy ) music from each episode. Enjoy!

Yowp: Stuff about Early Hanna-Barbera Cartoons

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oil Astro

Let's just forget that dreadful cgi movie and enjoy these lovely oils by Ashley Wood.
And the 1908's series, if you fancy more good stuff.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A medusa you want to see

An odd choice for a pin-up, bit nonetheless excellent.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Phone Home (live 2004) by Dillinger Escape Plan

I have a a tag called music, and yet I so rarely use it. Time for change.

I love a lot of musicians that are uncontroversial choices( ie, their place is already secure). Such as Johnny Cash, Iron Maiden, Pixies, Charles Mingus, Frank Sinatra, Muddy Waters, Frank Zappa, Black Flag, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Patsy Cline, etc, etc.

All great , and I like them because I experienced a great euphoria, a sense of joy when hearing them. I didn't like them because others do. Still, I don't have to exactly defend them. It's like saying your favorite band is the Beatles, no one is really going to challenge that (on grounds that their greatness is stated for years).

It's far more debatable (and interesting) to note modern bands, who are more or less new, who don't have a massive legacy. Combined with the consistent cry that there is no good music made today I must note one of my favorite new bands, The Dillinger Escape Plan.

Once called greater than the Beatles (debatable, but certainly a more frenzied and physical live act) Dillinger is a band that has been around for a decade, made a few alums, and is certainly not unknown, but deserves all recognition they can get. Their work is is that rare blend of destroying riffs with actual accessibility (to a point). This is one of their mellower songs above, with not quite as much screaming. But they also have scorching technical numbers, laid back electronic,a warped pop song,and more on their albums.

They are also easily one of the great live acts I have seen, especially in a small club. Definitely check out their works (personal favorites are Sunshine the werewolf, black bubblegum, and Mouth of Ghosts[the last being quite beautiful] and of course Phone Home).

Any suggestions for great new bands you guys like (even ones completely different from this) be sure to let me know. I am always on the look out for new stuff.

Bonus: Sunshine the Werewolf (flavour or Dillinger in frenzied live setting)

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Sunshine The Werewolf - by XAVY from Xavy [Perrone Salvatore] on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Rarely seen concept art for Batman Forever by bloody H.R. Giger. Who knew?

(Cripes, Giger is one of my favorite artists and this my first post about him. More to come).