Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dan Hipp

I neglected to mention Dan Hipp in the 500th post- he's also responsible for getting me to pick up Gen 13 for the first time in a decade...

Check out his blog here.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

We're A Sloppy Illustration

To some extent I've always dug Rob Zombie's artwork, but this Ramones illustration has always bothered me. For one, the likenesses are pretty damn terrible. Recognizable as Ramones, but still terrible. Not sure if that was intentional...

Anyway, what bothers me even more is this: Why does the Joey cretin have his left shoulder growing out of his head?

I understand that he was trying to capture Joey's trademark slouch, and I see the obvious ode to Rat Fink, but even for fantastical, exaggerated anatomy this is bad.

His neck would not be showing in a slouch!
His arm would not be growing outta the side of his head!
And his hair would not be wrapped under his arm like that!

I wonder if all this was something done after the fact, in an attempt to capture the pose without re-drawing it?

I just did a quick cover-up for my own sanity:

Still awful. But then again the CD itself is awful, too. U2 and Pearl Jam? Sacrilege.

Update: I totally forgot that this comp has a great cover by Tom Waits on it. If you pick this album up, it is surely for that one song alone.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (English trailer)

Hayao Miyazaki wiki here.
GhibliWorld.com: The Ultimate Ghibli Collection Site here.

Considered Mad

Yesterday on the radio show All Things Considered, Denis Kitchen discussed the art of Harvey Kurtzman. Listen here.

Buy "The Art of Harvey Kurtzman" by Denis Kitchen here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

500th Post Art Link Extravaganza!!!

I. N. J. Culbard is illustrating a series of Sherlock Holmes graphic novels.

Check out some black and white line art from Rafael Grampá!

Mike Huddleston's artwork has me reading Gen 13 again...

Travis Charest has a blog...

... and so does Kevin Nowlan! (This is the penciled cover for Spirit #30- out this week, with story and interior art by Mike Avon Oeming!)

Check out the preview here.

Toby Cypress has a process blog for his upcoming project, "Rodd Racer."

Chris Sprouse is interviewed by the Sardinian Connection...

...as is Ladrönn....

Kevin Cannon speaks about his career here.

Grant Morrison discusses his latest collaboration with Frank Quietly here.


So...did this landmark post live up to your expectations, Christian Bale and Kermit?
Glad you found Lout Shelter's 500th post so satisfactory!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mark Chiarello

This post has been saved as a draft for more than a year. I started it but never published it because, at the time, Mark Chiarello didn't have a website. He does now though!

This is Lout Shelter's 499th post...

Bob Bogle 1934-2009

Obituary here
The Ventures at Wikipedia here
Official Ventures website here

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Twilight Zone

Woo! Full Episodes of The Twilight Zone are available to watch from CBS here

Wednesday, June 10, 2009