Lord Cthulhu!

Well, seeing as how a rather diminutive version of the Great One has appeared in some of my art (such as the previous post!)—I thought I ought to try and do a pic of Cthulhu where he looks a bit more awesome… a bit more like he might just be standing 200 feet high!

So, I’m posting the finished drawing followed by the original sketch… because while the finished piece may be a little more polished, somehow the sketch has more energy, so they’re both kinda interesting, no?

Mixed feelings aside, that is—one person, seeing a preview of this a while ago, said that the big guy was reminding him somewhat of John Pienaar! THANK YOU! I can’t see anything else now. What the hey.

Cthulhu

Cthulhu Sketch

P.S. I’ve recently been working on a short strip called “Old Skool Hulk”—what it says on the tin, and I’m also planning a pinup with Old Skool Hulk fighting… HELLBOY. Later!

Halloween Comix #1 Cover

Well, in theory, if Halloween Comix ever happens! This is the reprise I mentioned here. I haven’t done any tones or colour yet, but, compare away! I probably will colour it, but I don’t think I shall bother with tones; it was something I was experimenting with fleetingly back in 2016 (a kind of electronic version of the old Duo-Shade paper they no longer make)—and I think it also masked some of the finishing deficiencies, which hopefully are rectified in this new version.

Halloween Comix Cover

Halloween Comix Logo

So using the new font I made, I roughed up a possible logo for my mooted project, Halloween Comix… a very theoretical project, as I’ve procrastinated about it on-and-off for three years now. In fact, I had made a cover image for it—here with tones and here with colour—featuring Jenni & Marie (and friend)—which, although only three years old, I recently did a new version of… because, it ain’t bad but it coulda been better. Anyhow, I’ll post that later. Meanwhile…

Halloween Comix Logo

And a question, re the Marie portrait posted here—colour? Yes? No? I have done some work on a colour version—I don’t consider myself much of a colourist, to be honest, but…

A Deal With Death

For the new year, Vamporama Films has a new short film project—a hommage to the old Amicus anthology movies of the ’60s/’70s, entitled A Deal With Death. Here’s a prelim poster image and a character study by Your Truly.

A Deal With Death Poster

The Old Man from A Deal With Death

See also the official page on the Vamporama Films Website.

Monsters Premiere

Out short film Monsters, starring Liam Woon, had its public premiere earlier today at the Grindhouse Planet Film Festival. Here’s a snap of the screening, plus Liam and Steve posing with organiser Marc Hamill…

Monsters Grindhouse Premiere

Monsters Grindhouse Liam Steve Marc

Grimwood Screentest

Yesterday, at the Victoria, Birmingham, we held a screentest for our series concept Grimwood, which spins off some of the characters & ideas from our 2017 short All Bad Things. The participants were Liam Woon and Kelley Costigan. Here’s some images!!

Grimwood Screentest 1

Grimwood Screentest 2

Grimwood Screentest Frame 1

Grimwood Screentest Frame 2

Monsters Trailer!

As promised, the trailer for Monsters! And please note, you can view it as a direct link RIGHT HERE, which gives our videos more hits—and PLEASE subscribe to our channel and share the links! THANKS!

Stay tuned for info on future screenings, etc!

The Forbidden Lady

Delighted to be able to announce that this documentary feature, of Steve Green interviewing cult actress Dagmar Lassander at the 2016 Festival of Fantastic Films, which I did the video editing for, will be on Arrow Video‘s forthcoming January Blu-ray release of Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion.

The Fobidden Lady

The Forbidden Lady on IMDb

Monsters Colour Grading Tests

So… I’ve been playing with the footage for Monsters, and I’ve done some tests on the colour grading. The raw footage has a very flat colour profile, which allows filmmakers to push the images to suit the mood or preference more comfortably. Below are two graded frame grabs and finally a look at the raw (unmatted) footage for comparison.

(A trailer for the film is coming very soon!!)

Monsters Test 1

Monsters Test 2

Monsters Test Raw

Monsters Shoot

Principal photograph for Monsters was completed last night (Sunday)! In a very cold warehouse in deepest Coventry, the six-hour shoot went really well… a couple of annoying technical problems were surmounted without any great drama. (Okay, maybe some drama!!)

Huge thanks to Liam Woon for his brilliant performance and going above & beyond to help us ensure it all worked out! More soon!! But in the meanwhile, as ever, here are some photos for you to peruse…

Monsters Shoot 1

Monsters Shoot 2

Monsters Teaser

Now available for viewing: my edit of an extract from the Monsters rehearsal film, featuring Liam Woon as “The Man”. The proper shoot will be in Coventry on October 21st!

Monsters Rehearsal

Yesterday, we had our rehearsal for the aforementioned Monsters short, with Liam Woon playing the role of “The Man”. The final run-through was filmed and I played around with the image & sound a little bit—a YouTube link to that will follow. The shooting proper will take place later this month. Meanwhile, here’s a couple of pics, plus a shot of Liam with Steve…

Monsters Rehearsal 1

Monsters Rehearsal

Monsters Rehearsal 2