Posts Tagged ‘ comic art ’
For my 100th post, here’s a collection of work from my favourite illustrator: Jamie Hewlett.
Tank Girl: a character created during Hewlett’s university years with Alan Martin, eventually became a regular comic strip in Deadline Magazine. Adapted into a film in 1995 (with animated sequences) only to become a critical and commercial failure. The comic is still in publication under different artists.
Cover art for Shade: The Changing Man
Comic of ‘Common People’ by Pulp
‘Get the Freebies’: a comic strip from The Face magazine. Later adapted into the one-off programme Phoo Action by BBC Three.
Virgin Cola TV advert, 1999
Gorillaz during Phase 1 of the project. Hewlett created the band with Damon Albarn.
Gorillaz during Phase 2. (Notice the significant change of drawing style)
Character designs for Jimmy Jane adult toys
Monkey: Journey to the West, an opera featuring English and Chinese-influenced music, martial arts, acrobats and animation. Another collaboration with Damon Albarn. Also used to promote the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the UK.
Part of a series of watercolours sold in aid of the River Basin Programme, an Oxfam campaign working in Bangladesh and Nepal.
‘Stylo’: from Gorillaz’ Phase 3. The first Gorillaz video to have the band entirely in 3D animation.
Watch Gorillaz videos on YouTube
Thought I’d make a post just to say that I watched Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass today in the cinema – and it was even better than I had ever expected. Based on a relatively new comic series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., it tells the story of Dave Lizewski, a teenager who decides to become a superhero, despite having no personal motive, powers or training. Once he starts his mission, he not only realises the danger of being an amateur hero, but that he is not alone. For he soon meets the highly-trained superhero duo of Big Daddy and his eleven-year old daughter Hit-Girl; and undercover superhero Red Mist, a fellow teen desperate to win the appreciation of his mob boss father.
The film is excellent in terms of storyline, choreography and costume design. There’s also a nice sequence using the original comic book imagery, and the soundtrack includes Prodigy, Gnarls Barkley, Sparks and Primal Scream. It’s especially hard to believe that the film was turned down by every major Hollywood studio! Instead, it was up to British studio Marv Films, who have previously released the movies Layer Cake and Harry Brown.