Today's cupboard discovery; the production art for 2000AD prog #254, 6th March 1982 by Carlos Ezquerra. Colours by Tom Frame. Click the 2000AD Production Art link for more classic covers.
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|Preliminary sketch #2 by Arthur Ranson|
When I was asked to design the Judge Anderson, Shamballa Graphic Novel for Fleetway back in 1991, I thought it would be good to get away from the usual full-figure leather-clad Judge Anderson images that Titan had on their book covers. Not that I had anything against them; they were beautifully rendered by Garry Leach and they looked terrific, but I just thought it would be interesting to have a cover that showed Anderson using her psychic powers and quietly thinking. I spoke to Arthur Ranson about this and he sent me a couple of sketches, one which nailed it perfectly. With that approved he went on to complete the full artwork and I set about designing the cover itself. For some reason, I couldn't find any type styles that seemed interesting enough for the 'Shamballa' main title, so I hand drew it based on something I'd seen in a book of Russian typography. The rest was typeset, as was everything in those pre-computer days; either typset or rubbed down from sheets of Letraset anyway. The symbols were taken from a set of Zener cards that I owned. These are used to conduct experiments for extra-sensory perception, so I thought they'd be relevant as well as being graphically interesting.
Not long after I'd completed the camera-ready artwork, Arthur's finished art arrived in the post and looked absolutely stunning as it always did; in fact I liked it so much he agreed to let me buy the original from him. I also kept photocopies of his original sketches which I present here, so you can see the process from preliminary sketch to the final beautifully rendered artwork.
|Preliminary sketch #1 by Arthur Ranson|
Monday, 26 August 2013
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I've enjoyed working for Vertigo over the summer, designing logos for their new titles and feature pages. One that I'm particularly happy with is the Coffin Hill logo, seen here alongside cover art by Dave Johnson (above) and Gene Ha (below).
Art by: Inaki Miranda
COFFIN HILL stars Eve Coffin, a rebellious, teenage lowlife from a high-society family with a curse that goes back to the Salem Witch trials.
Following a night of sex, drugs and witchcraft in the woods, Eve wakes up naked, covered in blood and unable to remember how she got there. One friend is missing, one is in a mental ward—and one knows that Eve is responsible.
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Friday, 23 August 2013
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Here's another shot of Sophie Aldred that was previously published in SFX Collection - Doctor Who, 2006 and was part of the first batch of negatives I'd recovered. This is already on the web, most likely scanned from the magazine; so here it is for the first time in decent quality, scanned from the negative.
Some observations between screenings yesterday... Firstly, while trying to navigate from one cinema to the next we got no help from this extremely useless signpost.
Lastly, a bizarre but cleverly executed sand sculpture, despite the lack of beach.
Posted by Steve Cook at 09:12
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Peter Purves - London, 1986.
Peter Purves played Steven Taylor alongside Maureen O'Brien as Vicki; both were companions to the first Doctor, William Hartnell. Here they are in The Time Meddler, 1965.