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by Simon
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Trail of the Dragon - WIP **NEW pages 6/3
Replies: 16
Views: 5599

A Lone Wolf & Cub fan? Kazuo Koike/Goseki Kojima often set up tales with small, iconic images surrounded by blackness, and occasional text. You did it really well with the candle scene, I think that's an exciting way to open your story. Then, some very precise, nice detailed work. I really like the ...
by Simon
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: ***NEW*** Oz Illustrations
Replies: 17
Views: 6186

Wow, those look great. The only version of the Wizard Of Oz story I can remember well is the 1939 movie, so I don't have a point of comparison art-wise like chrisruggia. But these are really nicely drawn. Clean, confident line work, bursting with character. All the characters seem to fit a certain s...
by Simon
Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith Trailer
Replies: 38
Views: 15422

You can keep pumping out toys in line with re-releases though, like in the 90s with the Special Editions in cinemas. I think Lucas might be planning to put the whole saga in theatres again. Speaking of Star Wars toys, I have a bunch of Kenner figures and vehicles, and a Micromachines Millennium Falc...
by Simon
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Life Aquatic DVD
Replies: 12
Views: 5925

I really like Wes Anderson/this film, and Criterion sets tend to be top notch, so: hooray!
by Simon
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Incredibles DVD!
Replies: 11
Views: 4228

I exhausted all of the commentaries, bonus features and easter eggs over the weekend. It's a really good set, and probably one of the films I most need on DVD, I'll know just watch it over and over. However, but I couldn't help but miss at least some mention of the voice talent in the extras. There ...
by Simon
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith Trailer
Replies: 38
Views: 15422

I am getting easily swept along in the anticipation of Episode III . The trailer is really excellent, but it is worth remembering that The Phantom Menace was looking good until we all saw it. I'm actually kind of strangely nervous about it. I loved the original trilogy and really want the last ever ...
by Simon
Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 5382

Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit trailer

Nobody seems to have mentioned it - you guys do know and love Wallace & Gromit, right? Well, check out the Aardman stop-motion excellence here: http://212.100.255.23/media/video/Wallace_and_Gromit_Trailer_330k.wmv Looks wonderful, I can't wait! Great to see them back, and on the big-screen, in featu...
by Simon
Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Miller's Crossing
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Yeah, I think it's great. It's actually probably my favourite Coen Brothers film. Also I think I'd give it a place in my elite 'Top 5 Gangster Films Of All Time' if I made one.
by Simon
Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Sideways
Replies: 12
Views: 4037

The Incredibles is in Best Animated Film or something, which I think has been created as a way of recognising the regular great animated films, but not having them encroaching on Best Picture. Which is a bit of a silly concept, because (as you've already said) the whole concept of the awards is a b...
by Simon
Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Hit movies don't help sell comic books
Replies: 8
Views: 2955

I don't necessarily have anything against comic book movies, but it's clear they don't particularly help shift comics from shelves - even if people know that the source material is a comic, and the film is good (which is kind of rare). Mainstream comics sometimes seem to be a kind of farm for sci-fi...
by Simon
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: FLIGHT 2 finished...
Replies: 38
Views: 15349

Hooray! I can't wait. I love that back cover too, not seen that before.
by Simon
Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: Recommendations - Literature
Topic: Dracula--Bram Stoker
Replies: 8
Views: 5984

I'm reading it for a seminar on it next week (I study literature), and enjoying it a lot. There's a lot going on, and it's great how it's all told as a patchwork of extracts from diaries, logbooks, letters etc. but comes together as a really intense story.
by Simon
Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Lemmings
Replies: 37
Views: 11082

I think 'Lemmings' is wonderful. It's got nice pacing over the page and wraps itself up nicely. I like your panel layout too, with the smaller frames building up to the lovely big concluding one, which had me in awe. I like the idea of doing one a month, and each one standing alone whilst forming pa...
by Simon
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: My First Post = art dump
Replies: 7
Views: 2228

Actually, I thought of 'The Far Side' too, especially looking at the 'Big Brother 17' one. Not that it's Gary Larson's cartooning style, but just the way you've captured bizarre moments in single frames. The 'Survivor' piece is my favourite, I like the way you've drawn the long-grass and created the...
by Simon
Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Recommendations - Music
Topic: Guilty Pleasure
Replies: 27
Views: 13149

I think the great movie Back To The Future is very much responsible for widespread Huey Lewis phases. 'The Power Of Love' is just an unashamedly poptastic 80s song that will get itself stuck in your head - but also, in the film, it plays as Marty skateboards to school (late), hitching rides by holdi...