Halloween

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“The Devil’s Eyes”, 2021, white charcoal pencil and pastel pencils on black paper, 15″ x 11″

“I met him, 15 years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong.”

A tribute to the greatest to ever do it, John Carpenter, and a film whose power no amount of cannibalisation, sequelisation, adaptation and exploitation can diminish.

Available as a high quality A4 poster here. Original available, contact for details.

Fatal Attraction

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“Don’t You Ever Pity Me, You Smug Bastard.“, 2021, charcoal pencils and chalk pastel on toned grey paper, 11″ x 9”

Absolutely wild how the test screening audiences of 1987 robbed us of a much more interesting film with a thematically consistent ending because they couldn’t tell that Dan Gallagher sucked and pretty much deserved everything he got (the rabbit, to be fair, did not).

Available.

Almost Famous

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“I Never Said I Was A Golden God! Or Did I?”, 2019, charcoal pencils and biro on toned grey paper, 7″ x 5″

I’m flying high over Tupelo Mississippi with the hottest band in America…

…and we’re all about to die. I love this film, and have since it came out. Hopefully the scratchy biro additions are a pretty obvious addition; I myself was an obsessive notebook/pencil case/school bag scrawler of band logos and lyrics throughout my school days. Sapphire’s speech about loving some band or some silly piece of music so much it hurts just gets it.

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Alien

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“You Are My Lucky Star”, 2021, charcoal pencils, charcoal sticks, pastel pencils and chalk pastels on toned grey paper, 9″ x 9″

I’d previously sketched Ripley in full badass heroine James Cameron mode for Aliens so quite liked the idea of doing a ‘Four Ages of Ripley’ kind of thing. So I wanted to focus more on the quiet, I guess, normality of the original incarnation of Ripley (before the Cameronian action badass iconic overhaul she received in the sequel). Albeit, using the colours of the Nostromo patch to hint at the weirdness to come, but not so much depicting the stark looming darkness of space, but instead the calming off-white and eerie late-70s production design in the MU/TH/UR room.

Now that this one is done at a larger scale and with a pretty different drawing style, stay tuned for a redux on the Aliens incarnation of Ripley soon, followed by bald Ripley when we get around to podcasting about Alien3, and finally whatever was going on in Alien Resurrection. Something with a basketball?

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