The sale of Glenn Brown's "Ornamental Despair (Painting For Ian Curtis) Copied from the Stars Like Dust, 1986 by Chris Foss" (1994)
for roughly $5.7 million
has again raised questions over whether copying something but larger and slapping your name on it constitutes art and how it can sell for so much. Here's why it does
. Just don't talk about Shia LaBeouf
Comic artist Chris Weston
unilaterally declares it Kurt Russell week and produces a triptych of posters for Escape from New York
, The Thing
and Big Trouble in little China
. These are just the roughs
The Clone Wars
) are over, with only a few last mopping up operations underway
and a few Jedi unaccounted for
. But there is another... Star Wars Rebels
will be the new Lucasfilm animated series, and will be taking it's design direction from the work of Ralph McQuarrie
Don't go to art school.
Why it's a bad idea and what you can do with the money instead.
- oddly beautiful cross section photos of ammunition by Sabine Pearlman
, taken in a WWII bunker. The io9 write-up
has Redditor identification of the cartridges.
The problem is that cinema, as I define it and as something that inspired me, is under assault by the studios and, from what I can tell, with the full support of the audience. The reasons for this, in my opinion, are more economic than philosophical, but when you add an ample amount of fear and lack of vision and a lack of leadership you’ve got a trajectory that is pretty difficult to reverse.
- "Retired" director Steven Soderbergh
speaks to the San Francisco International Film Festival about the state of cinema
, full audio at bottom of page 2
Lena Dunham shows her art-world roots
in her 2009 web-series: Season 1
at Index Magazine, Season 2
at delusionaldowntowndivas.com. Meanwhile Season 2
of Dunham's HBO series "Girls" arrives Sunday night, expect online fireworks
Mondo picks it's alternative movie posters of the year: 1
- Is the color of future of your future neon pink? Is the language Japanese? Are the city's an eternal nighttime of airbrushed martini glasses, glossy red lips and consumer electronics? Do you jam with the console cowboys in cyberspace? Then this is the tumblr for you. [via mefi projects
Spain Rodriguez Fought the Good Fight
- underground comics artist Spain Rodriguez
, most famous for his violent antihero Trashman
, passed away yesterday.
(yt) (nsfw) - a 1976 documentary about H.R. Giger with music by Joel Vandroogenbroeck of the Brainticket
is a podcast in which comics writer and former Rock Paper Shotgun journalist Kieron Gillen (X-Men, Thor, Phonogram
) talks to artists and writers about the process involved in writing a single issue of a comic. Decompressed 6
broke format and is instead a discussion with Mark Waid
and Matt Fraction
about scripting comics using the "Marvel Method"
, or "plot first" - in which the artist draws the comic from a story outline and dialogue is added later, rather than the writer supplying a panel by panel script. For a while out of favour even at Marvel, the method is seeing a resurgance. The podcast page contains visual aids, and embedded version of the podcast, the script of DEFENDERS #9 complete with B&W art and additional links, including links to Warren Ellis’ 3-part tutorial on writing comics (1
). Jamie McKelvie
and a vultue put in guest appearances. Further example comicbook scripts are available at the Comic Book Script Archive
Comics artist Frazer Irving adapts Mary Shelly's Frankenstein in hauntingly beautiful black and white:
- a nostalgia wormhole into the golden age of model work and practical effects and the odd piece of early CG
via backissues of the quarterly magazine of motion picture visual effects
. The latest issues covered
touches on Young Sherlock Holmes's Stained glass knight
- mainstream cinema’s first fully-rendered CG character created by Industrial Light & Magic's Pixar group.
Patton Oswalt’s Letters to Both Sides
- Oswalt addresses "all of the comedians in the room" and "all of the gatekeepers" at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2012 about living in a living in a "post-Louie world".
Arkham City Art Direction And Semiotics part 1
, part 2
, part 3
Spaceships that became other spaceships: The Millennium Falcon
, The Colonial Viper
, The Eagle Transporter
- from the blog of Gavin Rothery
, visual effects designer on Moon
The Atemporality of "Ruin Porn": Part I
, Part II
Basically, the big hurdle on this title was a clause in the contracts stating that the likenesses of both Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster MUST appear, and both MUST be the same size. And given the power imbalance between the two characters in the film, the idea of having the two of them just standing there, on equal footing with each other, felt really wrong…
Eric Skillman on working with artist Sean Philips
on the cover for the Criterion edition of Sweet Smell of Sucess