Monday, May 24, 2010
On my work I'm (among other things) in charge of the 'lief en leed-pot': it is my task to buy farewell-presents for colleagues who leave our company and also to make a little book for them, filled with photos and postcards contributed by the co-workers. This time I decided to vivify thinks up and make the book 'Matrix style'. I like the idea myself, but it is a bit out there....I suspect few will appreciate the joke (the parallel I suggest between our clients thought worlds and that of the Matrix). I like how the sketch turned out though!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The series 'Olivier Rameau' (in Dutch 'Roze Bottel') was comicartist Dany's (Dany Henrotin) first succes. I have one of these comicbooks titled 'La caravelle de n' importe ou' (in Dutch 'Het Karveel van heb-ik-jou-daar'). My edition is from 1978; it was first printed in 1973. In 1998 Dany created a new cover-illustration for this comicbook. I've always fancied the old one though; it has a more 'vigorous' feel to it. Compare for yourself,..the old one's on top.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I just read the news that Frank Frazetta (02-28-1928) passed away yesterday at age 82, after having a stroke. When I was 12 years old I first discovered his work, and was enormously attracted to it. His work has since influenced my own art. His death is a major loss to the art world.