Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dig Me Later, Vampira

Only found out a few days ago that Maila Nurmi died on January 10. Although she had a long career in modelling and acting, Maila will always be best remembered as Vampira - America's first horror hostess - and iconic 'undead girl' in Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Along with Morticia Addams, her pale skin and tight black dress inspired the look of a zillion goths.

...and a picture in tribute, RIP Vampira.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Draw more comics(and tidy up)

Like a lot of you, come the arrival of a new year, I've sat down, thunked hard, made a list of resolutions, then proudly let them rip in a volley of verve and determination.

And like a lot of you, i give 'em up on January 2nd.

I even failed in a resolution to NEVER make any resolutions, so this time I'm keeping it realistic; I'm not gonna try and learn to play the piano(i CAN actually do the theme from Jaws), or build a Victorian folly at the bottom of the garden, or A-Z my comic book collection, or go the gym, or got to bed early, or read more books, or drink less whisky.

All i aim to do, promise to do, swear to do - is DRAW more comic strips. Did a lot of drawing in 2007, but not near enuff drawings in little boxes that tell a story. So far it's looking good - in less than 3 weeks - I've secured a coupla tasty comic strip gigs, and there's promise of more to come.

I'll share the details, soon.

Other than that, i VOW to sort out the piles of crap/junk/stuff that fills every inch of our home. We don't have room to swing a cat(or in our case, a very small dog), or more importantly, the room for any new crap/junk/stuff...

First to go; a shitload of VHS tapes, but some of the cover art I'm keeping.

This is why...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nothing much, but at least they're new...

Nothing much, but at least they're new...

Monday, January 07, 2008

Out with the old, erm, in with the old...

Almost a week-and-half into 2008 and i have absolutely NOTHING new to offer, so ere's a few sketches/doodles from last year...