Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Season of The Witch

Muse of the Night by Luis Ricardo Faléro (1880)
Départ pour le Sabbat by Albert Joseph Pénot (1910)

The Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse (1886)
Witches Sabbat (1910)
Departure of the Witches by Luis Ricardo Faléro (1878)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Girl From Skyfall

Bérénice Marlohe features in this month's Spanish Harper’s BAZAAR photographed by Benjamin Kanarek. More photographs from this shoot can be found on his own blog here.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Bell, Book and Candle

Perfect for Halloween week, the classic spell scene from Bell, Book and Candle (1958), a favourite film of mine and featuring Kim Novak, one of the most bewitching screen witches of all time.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

James Bond Has Returned

Just saw this. Loved it!

Enemy Of The State

A nicely designed and very well executed 2000AD Hammerstein cover by Clint Langley this week. More about it on the superb Pete Wells 2000AD Covers blogspot right here.

Saturday, 27 October 2012


I was in Orbital Comics the other day and spotted the classic door-sized Gonzalez Vampirella poster on the wall.  It's back in print... here. Above: Vampirella 45 - Sept 1975. Cover: Enrique Torres, Jose Gonzalez, Frank FrazettaSanjulian. Below: Vampirella by the great José "Pepe" Gonzalez.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Neo Victorian

Looking like it's taken some inspiration from Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula, another great fashion editorial from Vogue Netherlands for November 2012. Neo Victorian. Fashion Editor: Marije Goekoop. Photography: Marc De Groot/Witman Kleipool. Model: Anna de Rijk.

Early Hewlett

A good few years ago, circa 1988, some art samples arrived by post to the 2000AD command module from a certain Jamie Hewlett and as you can see, he was brilliant even then...

Spidey and the Droste Effect

From somewhere around 1986; detail from a Marvel UK Licensing folder of Spidey reading a Marvel UK Licensing folder, etc, etc.

ROOM 237

I heard about the theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's The Shining a while ago and watched the film again to see if could spot the various references and meanings that he's purportedly hidden amongst the footage. This film looks fascinating. Great poster design too!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Vogue Gets Surreal

Surrealism makes the cover of Vogue Turkey for November, featuring the art of Taner Ceylan as one of the artists contributing to this special Art Issue. This has to be one of the strangest covers in the history of the magazine.


October 1967

Another original cover idea from Playboy Art director Arthur Paul. This one features one of LeRoy Neiman's 'Femlins'; a mischievous black and white female Gremlin. Photography by J. Barry O'Rourke. Femlin sculpture by Austin Fox, Jr.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Double O Heaven

I don't normally bother with this magazine when it's handed out at the tube stations, but this issue was dedicated to Bond and a pretty good read. I'm sure I've seen that cover line before though...
Bérénice Marlohe photographed by Gavin Bond (!)

Sunday, 21 October 2012

New Thrill: Ace Trucking Co.

Today's classic 2000AD production art from the cupboard is for Prog #232, 3rd October, 1981 and the very first episode and appearance for Ace Trucking Co. Cover art by Massimo Belardinelli. Click on the 2000AD Production Art label below for more classic covers.

Commercial Break #16

From 1969. Diana Rigg for LUX!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Are You Ready?

From the astoundingly brilliant book, Cult-Ure by Rian Hughes. Every bookshelf needs this.

My portrait of Rian Hughes, 2010.

Vaughan Oliver @ Typo London

Yesterday I was lucky to see the great Vaughan Oliver giving a talk at Typo London and very inspiring it was too. Über-Typographer Rian Hughes got me in to that one and today he's giving a talk of his own. Here are a couple of posters designed by Vaughan Oliver from two of my favourite albums and sleeves of the 80's. Colourbox and This Mortal Coil with photography by Nigel Grierson.

Friday, 19 October 2012


A great fashion editorial by Fabien Baron with styling by Karl Templer, featuring Meghan Collison in “Honor” for this month's Interview magazine, October/November 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Norman Reedus Drops In

What could be more perfect than the star of The Walking Dead tv show dropping in to Orbital's Halloween themed Magick Eye exhibition opening this evening? Here's Norman Reedus hanging with Manko in front of one of my framed images of her as a VVITCH!

The main opening party will be held on Halloween night itself, but tonight had a good turn-out too.

Here's Jason Atomic with Rufus Dayglo

Beware The Fang Gang!

From 1966, the first copy of Monster World that I owned. Unfortunately the cover of my issue has since gone AWOL, but I managed to find this great reproduction of it. I posted the Batman & Robin poster from this issue waaay back in December of last year.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

VVITCH featuring MANKO

Just in the nick of time, my two pieces for the Orbital Halloween themed exhibition, featuring a particularly Magickal Manko. The letters were sampled from an old medieval manuscript that used two V's as a precursor to the letter W. 

Opening tomorrow: Jason Atomic & Garry Leach present MAGICK EYE 2: A salacious slice of Halloween Cheesecake and Horror at the Orbital Comics Gallery, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA. Oct 18th - Nov 18th. Featuring work by: Junko Mizuno, Rockin’ JellyBean, Rufus Dayglo, Graham Humphreys, Gaye Black, Shaky Kane, Dennis Franklin, Tom Spencer, Billy Chainsaw, Carl Stimpson, Matt Valentine, Steve Cook, Jason Atomic, Garry Leach, Rian Hughes, Ellen Rogers, Una Fricker, Will Simpson, Garry Erskine, Steve Pugh, Bill Ward.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Scarlett Goes Goth!

Scarlett Johansson poses for Steven Klein in an homage to 90's fashion and to celebrate W magazine's 40th anniversary. The other three covers celebrate the 1970s: Rooney Mara. 1980s: Mia Wasikowska and the 2000s: Keira Knightley. This one definitely has the edge!


Elizabeth Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead from the tv show - Bewitched, 1964.

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