Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Brown Teardrops

http://www.timeless-shop.com/description.php?lang=2&sort=id&target=new&page=0&id=1813

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mesozoic 3



George 34


So George is a zine. I'm in it.

Comix. Text in french. 
Cover : Burt.
Anne Citron, Pierre Dheur, Djilian, Jules Canouet, Scott, Jon Sojo, François De Jonge, Boris Hurtel, Alex De Moté, K.Rotten, Martes Bathori, Gaspard Pitiot, Eric Nosal, Luc, Maxime Janssen, Pierre Contrepois, Xavier Torcelly, Clément Xavier et Francesco Defourny.

http://george-leblogdegeorge.blogspot.fr/
  



The back cover of my 43rd sketchbook. This was done after Hieronymus Bosch's Calvary.



Its commissioner, kneeling in the corner, looks rather sickly. I imagine him to have ordered for this painting when he felt his end was nigh. Interestingly, an artist of Bosch's time would not touch up his appearance. Compare that to our age of botox and photoshoppery. And then his striking pants look like 1980s retro, but it's around 1480 AD.

Friday, January 25, 2013

End is nigh... Once again

Yop

This is the second drawing we did together with Tony 'Gene Mutation' Burhouse
We will do some more and probably print some xerox at the end


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

VD FOR VD

I made some VD cards for VD. You can get them at the PORK SHOP. I had fun drawing monsters based on venereal diseases & it was also pretty fun looking through page after page of vd symptom photos online. Herpes is terrifying! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Face

 I must need to update my versions of safari and windows because both are screwing up really simple tasks. Windows version of blogger shows you the upload file button for a second and then it disappears, so I have to go to safari to do that, and the safari version wont let me delete draft posts.
 This drawing I did near the end of december and I kept failing to get round to scanning it. It is slightly below the size of the top joint of my thumb. As you might have guessed, it is yet another piece of a failed attempt at something which I liked enough to consider it a proper thing of its own.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sketchbook #43

A new sketchbook needs a painted cover. The surface of this one was pretty horrible to work on... Oh well. This is supposed to be Jheronimus Bosch's wife Aleid, modelled after Mary Magdalene on the Christ carrying the Cross (a contested work, by the way).

Monday, January 14, 2013

Civics Lesson

These are two pages from a new short comic featuring my Ray Murphy character.
It's going to appear on the pages of Zone 5300 #100 (hence the dutch text), together with a little article on me and my work, plus another special gimmick I did (more about that in another post).


page1


page 2

Friday, January 11, 2013

Another morosoph

Another portrait of a morosoph. Dick Heesen wrote a terribly flawed book about Hieronymus Bosch's "secret message", which teaches us absolutely nothing, as the author is not at all interested in the culture when Bosch was alive. He tries to explain every detail in the paintings by attaching bible quotes to them and phantasizes about secret codes refering to the corrupt Renaissance popes.

Frankly, it is just embarrassing that this piece of vanity press has been published by the Jheronimus Bosch Art Centre. The fact that Heesen was a wealthy businessman may have had something to do with how that got realised.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A sketch I made some time ago


Brutal Knitting.



Two of my characters have recently been turned into "brutal knitting"-figures by Tracy Widdess.

Tracy makes lots of other great stuff, her masks are creepiness at it's most beautiful.
Check out her tumblr and flickr-page.


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Parabolic Nightmare

Hey! All the best for this 2013 issue!

Here's two pages I did for submission to the second volume of Distorted Mirror managed by Elektrika Pancevo... The idea is to return the theme, which is 'what about dreams you have with famous peoples/characters?', for 'what about dreams in real life famous characters have?'

i completely improvised these ones so it's maybe not really a comic



Sunday, January 06, 2013

Vendettaaaaa !

draw for KP (kind of protest) punk band from berlin
the asked me for a revenche from animals on humans ..




Saturday, January 05, 2013

Edward Leedskalnin



A portrait of this fascinating fellow, from my current sketchbook pages.

There is a good Wikipedia page about him. By magic or clever engineering, this scrawny eccentric recluse single-handedly erected his own private Stonehenge. Peeking neighbours claimed that he could make the monoliths float into the air by singing to them. One wonders what that song might have been, as Leedskalnin took his secrets with him into the grave. How frustrating.

Friday, January 04, 2013

QUIS EST ISTE QUI VENIT

 Happy New Year, everyone! I recently re-read the classic M.R. James ghost story, "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad." If you have not read this short story, just stop right now and read it!: Oh, Whistle, And I'll Come To You, My Lad

The ending is absolutely chilling. I remember seeing an illustration of the ghost when I was a child, long before I read the story. Well, I was inspired to take a bed sheet and a skull and try some creative photography:


 I always imagined the ghost in the story to have a face that was a bit more defined- perhaps feminine at first, but then the fabric would sink back, hollowing out the eyes like a skull. Or maybe it would look like a piece of diaphanous sculpture (the Veiled Vestal Virgin by Raffaelle Monti): 

 More from my series of photos can be found in my Photo Album, "Oh, Whistle."