Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Great Giant Mango Heist

This is the first thing I thought of when I heard the news that the Big Mango was stolen earlier this week from it's tourist attraction spot in Bowen. 

It really seemed like the behaviour of a deranged super villain than a bored crane driver and a fast food franchise but yeah, ever since the giant fibreglass and steel monuments have been on lockdown ever since.

There's a whole bunch of "Big" things scattered across the country here's a few examples.

Admittedly, yes they are random but it's a special kind of random.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Voldemore or Less like him...

I honestly liked the first movie version better.

I never found the final version of Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter movies all that intimidating, actor Ralph Finnes did a great job bringing the character to life but honestly I felt the makeup held back a lot when it came to making the main villain of the story more badass. He just didn't seem nearly as scary or snakelike enough. Though I never quite joined the Harry Potter band wagon my favourite character was Voldemort, but like with a lot of pop culture movie adaptations the live action films quite often fall short of their animated counterparts and honestly I felt the central antagonist of the movies could've been more cgi than simply just his nose.
These movies will be remade someday no doubt.

How does he smell? Awful?

One of the best parts of being a caricaturist and/or police sketch artist.

This is one of the weird quirks and anxieties of being a caricaturist, the old "it looks nothing like me" which happens every now and then (especially when someone's watching you behind your back) because honestly you never know how someone's going to react to a photo of themselves, much less a purposefully  exaggerated portrait, drawn by a stranger. When someone laughs out loud at my work I usually know instantly that the drawing was a hit, because that's what we do as caricaturists essentially we're telling a joke at someone else's expense like a roast, and if they get it, all the better. It's when you're met with a stunned silence or worse, blank indifference that's when it kind of hurts a bit. When all your practice, dedication and hard work is greeted with a "meh" reaction. Ah well that's the process.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Day with your "X" a fan art piece.

Gambit and Rogue from the 90's X Men animated series, one of the best and most complex relationships in comics.

Happy Valentines Day, ah who am I kidding... SUPER HAPPY FUN VALENTINES DAY ^____^
Though technically it was yesterday in Australia, I figured I may as well publish this one when the other side of the world celebrates. I picked Gambit and Rogue in their 90's costumes as they appeared in the animated series and X-men vs Street Fighter (one of the greatest fighting games of that era)  because for me, it made them far more iconic and memorable. Rogue is an awesome character because of her power absorbing power and Gambit is awesome because he speaks in a Cajun accent and carries a big stick, he can also throw playing cards charged with kinetic energy like shurikens. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Fifth Wall

I came up with the idea for the comic a few years ago but never really did anything with it so I figured why not give it another go. So expect more on the way.


Ed  :)