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3 November 2017

Bad Moon Part 10 - Day of the Dead

Today I'm going to talk about the release of the latest episode in my long-running Bad Moon comic saga: Day of the Dead.

"Day of the Dead" was only ever meant to be the working title for this project. It grew on me to the point that it stuck ;-)

What's the new comic all about? A big clue is given away on the cover with that silver star...

This story is all about Northern Rangers! Woohoo!

9 April 2017

A Scarab in the Geometry

My last post was all about mind-blowing Progressive Metal in the form of a new album by Hologram Earth called "Black Cell Program". Did I mention how much I love that album? In many ways BCP has become the soundtrack for my latest lino-cutting project. This was the music I was listening to as I pulled off some test prints yesterday. The two will forever be linked. Beautiful.

But what is my latest lino-cutting project? Read on...

This is the cover to "Black Cell Program". It's a design by Jasper Kloosterboer. I've taken this picture at a gawkish angle to confuse you, but let me describe it... Flat on, the picture fills a roughly squarish space. I can see distortion in the construction. There are what looks to be branches... a sort of organic touch and then lots of what appears to be stretched images that have a strange geometric feel to them. It's a jumble of lines and shapes, like an explosion! I'm quite taken by it. By some weird coincidence, my latest project explores some of these ideas. Jasper and I are on the same track... only coming at it from completely different angles.

Reading about Jasper on his site I am quite taken by this quote: "Constantly learning and experimenting he approaches design in a systematic way, crafting his own tools to overcome boundaries."

Jasper is battling #geometry with his own weapons.

I too am knee deep in this self, same battle and my weapon of choice is linocutting! ;-)