Sunday, 10 July 2016
Mark Reilhill's Joker.
Had a really interesting chat with the artist Mark Reihill this week. It is easy to forget that people working as professional artists also get excited about the subject matter they are illustrating because you presume it is just good business. Presume being the word. It was great to hear him talk about the artist Greg Capulo's work on Batman with such respect and reverence.
Especially when you seen he is capable himself of producing work such as above.
A sketch inspired by a beautiful song by The Tiger Lillies from their album Urine Palace. I am not entirely sure what the song is about. I only know how it made me feel. The album sounds like a live album but the performances are extraordinary It sinks to such depths of depravity but sores close to heaven at the same time. It is not for the faint hearted but is certainly something for the broken hearted and lost.
"..Poor Maestro , You've Lost Your Crown."
Well, I try to be friendly. It may not always be the case but I do try.
As if Steven Speilberg would ever give me anything. other than the joy of watching some of the best movies I have ever seen. He has even directed one of my favorite Columbo stories.
I remember back in the day in a store I used to work in this customer in a broad and loud Belfast asked me for a video (that is a medium in which films were recorded and stored on tape!) by the director Stephen Spaceberg called We Do Not Need Your Batteries.
Alas we did not.
The same customer later asked me if the sequel to Braveheart had come out. The film about William Wallace that is presumably set after his death.
Sunday, 3 July 2016
It is just us who compel him to stay. We never want not to hear that voice.
In his bloody eighties and still causing trouble. Did anyone read any of the newspapers this week as he lambasted the elderly for voting for a British exit from Europe. He was told off for letting down his age group. Here is a man who will not be told off. A man who's voice rings out as strong as he wishes. A man who is entitled to his opinion even if you do not agree and a man who has earned the right to speak his mind. Actually as have nearly every man or woman of his age. They deserve respect and they deserve support. Perhaps we are not going to like all the wisdom they have to share but we have to listen. Even when they do not agree. Because like it or not "they" are "we".
I am so looking forward to reading this interview.
How else could you follow up that last big #500?
Although in my case that would result in little more than a long sigh or a roll of the eyes. Back in the day when he got things wrong it usually ended up in a beheading or a bonfire. The human kind.
I liked them all and was glad to be able to share just these two.
iconic and funny.how good a mix is that!