Monday, 25 February 2013

DALEK

As anyone who has tried will tell you, designing a genuinely scary monster is very hard. Designing an iconic one is just downright difficult. So today we are remembering Ray Cusick who designed one of the very scariest and most iconic of all monsters.

RIP Ray Cusick

This past weekend Ray Cusick passed away.
He didn't create the concept of the eternal baddies
from Doctor Who known as "The Daleks," but
he did design the look of them. They've changed
a bit here and there over the  last 50 years, but the basic
design looks as it did in 1963.
Thanks for the creepy squid in a tank Mr. Cusick!



Sunday, 24 February 2013

Edward Gorey Volunteers


I visited the Edward Gorey House about 6 years ago.  He has animals everywhere and his drawings all about his house.  As someone who has an eccentric mother (9 cats, 1 dog, 2 bunnies, 10 fish, 30+ hamsters), I thought it'd was pretty normal household.

What I found VERY interesting were the volunteers.  They were so devoted to Edward Gorey and spoke so passionately about him.  They had the same amount of devotion of zealous comic book fans and I liked them very much.

@NatalieKimNYC

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

London Fashion Week

Unlike Natalie, I know ALL about London fashion week.
It's when women dress up like old fashioned Police men and wear those conical
type "Bobbie" hats. They also try to fit the British flag in there some
place....somehow.

London Fashion Week


Hi Gang!  It's been a while and I've missed the days of hanging with The Drawbridge gang.  I'm so happy to be see Simon and Tim again.

Today's topic is LONDON FASHION WEEK.

I know nothing about London Fashion Week so this will read like an 8 year old's class essay: 

Sometimes I do graphic design at a shared work space.  A British reporter sat across from me and we became friends.  She was covering fashion week here in New York and she brought me in a handful of eco-friendly nail polish.

Also I like Japanese nail art.

The End.

xo,
Natalie
@NatalieKimNYC

Friday, 15 February 2013

99942 APOPHIS

I'm sorry to hear about all those people hurt in Russia. That meteor was probbaly about 10 Tonnes in weight. I don't know what it looked like, so I've decided to draw 99942 Apohis instead which weighs 27 Million Tonnes and is due for a close encounter with the planet Earth in 2036. Apophis is the object with the highest rating on the Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale to date , though there are a few others coming soon that might better it. Apophis is likely to be larger than the asteroid that created the  Chicxulub asteroid impact crater in Yucatan. You know the one that killed all the Dinosaurs. Sleep well folks.

Meteor strike injures hundreds in central Russia

As you may have heard, a meteor struck Russia yesterday, but lucky nobody was killed.
The ancients  knew that meteors where "Betyls, the residence of God." Who am I to argue?
Here is my depiction of God flinging yet more chaos at the Earth.... as always.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Kate Upton & Kate Middleton ( pregnant) in Bikinis GANGNAM STYLE!

I am SO tired of seeing that Viviane Castro pic that George O'Connor did floating to the top of this Blog that I've decided to GO NUCLEAR! I make no apologies for this, I was driven to it by desperation.

*EDIT* apparently I spelled GANGNAM wrong.     ....<sob>

V.D.

Just a quick sketch to celebrate one of Hallmarks biggest holidays!


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

State of the Union - No Surrender

Now that the guy has been elected twice, we can all stop being nice about him.

State of the Union?

Yes I gave a listen...but this drawing has nothing to do with that.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Plantagenet Park III

So now that we have the direct DNA of the Plantagenet lineage, I propose that we clone Richard III and restore him to his rightful throne. Failing that We could open an amusement park populated with cloned famous people ( that Neanderthal that everyone was talking about last week , there are large chunks of Einstein's brain lying about  etc ). Failing that I suppose there would be lucrative employment in the celebrity Pitch Advertising industry.

Any excuse to resucitate that hoary old joke.

Richard III

We used to do illustrations based on themes  or current events
on Drawbridge. If we still did that, today would no doubt
involve a guy buried under a car park...


Monday, 4 February 2013

Bashar Al Assad

It's like shooting fish in a barrel this one. He already looks like some sort of pathetic victim-muppet.
I'm workoing on a Syria project. I'm thinking of doing the whole Assad family as cartoons. We'll see if that's a useful angle or not.

Friday, 1 February 2013

William Hartnell - Dr Who

So as some of you may be aware I have drawn a Dr Who comic. The reason I wanted to do it was because it featured the very first of the Doctor's many incarnation , as embodied by William Hartnell. I'm a big fan of Hartnell. The character of Dr Who was not necessarily heroic in those early days and Hartnell brought a deal of sophistication, mischievousness and darkness that I think marked the show out as something interesting and compelling. To some extent no actor who has followed him in the roll has been quite so layered and mysterious. I see that the BBC are making a 90 minute dramatisation of the creation of the Dr Who TV show back in the early 60s. Hartnell will be played by David Bradley, who is probably the best choice possible. I can't wait.

If I designed costumes for "Video games"...

...they may look like this. I wish Minecraft had more interesting costume design...