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Saturday, 31 December 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR. xxx

From all of me to all of you, one love for 2012. x

Friday, 30 December 2011

Christopher Lee 2011 Christmas Message

At a time when the thought of 'celebrity' conjures a hollow image true stars such as Christopher Lee continue to shine. The word 'legend' falls some what short?



Saturday, 24 December 2011

NOW SHOWING: The Star Wars Holiday Special.

 Get ready for an nostalgia trip on the Dark Side. Long before the prequels Luca$ knew how to ruin Star Wars in spectacular style but it dose feature the first appearance of Boba Fett so it's not all bad. enjoy.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The DAVID DEVANT & his SPIRIT WIFE documentary 'Oh No Not David Devant'

With hindsight this is a slightly bitter sweet documentary on the greatest band too few have heard of,   DAVID DEVANT & HIS SPIRIT WIFE. Enjoy.x











Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Now Showing: Flash Gordon - The Deadly Ray From Mars (Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars)

The Deadly Ray From Mars is an edited version of the 1938 serial 'Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars'. Enjoy.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sam Raimi's Original Green Goblin FX test.

Dig this, here is footage of the original Green Goblin FX test for Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-Man flick.



I never had a problem with the way they did the Goblin but when you see this (and the unused concept art) you can't help but think of what could have been.

 Also click here to check out the Ang Lee animatronic HULK test.
And thanks to Stuart for giving me the heads up on this.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

My Homage to 'the CROW'


I did this sketch while watching an interview with the Crow creator James O'Barr who's quite an intense cat to say the least but a cracking artist and comic creator. For me the Crow still stands as one of the best big screen adaptations of a comic book character although the sequels are best forgotten about.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

LUKE SKYWALKER SIGNED MY COMICS.

A friend of a friend was recently filming with Star Wars legend Mark Hamil and got these comics signed for me which is more than a wee bit cool, although writing ''Forcefully yours'' is slightly worrying. Much love goes out to Wee Clair and Allison for doing a Stirling job.

He also signed this copy of the 'BATMAN BEYOND: RETURN of the JOKER' comic. (for those not in the know he voiced the Joker in the cartoon this book is based on and almost every other animation and computer game that has featured the Clown Prince of Crime over the last 20 years.)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

PORTLAND COMICS: A Documentary on the Portland comic scene.

An excelent short documentary on the Potland comics scene.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Alien Prequel 'PROMETHEUS': Things really where better in the old days.

 New images have been released from Ridley Scott's next flick, Prometheus and already it seems to have fallen fowl to one of the many pitfalls related to the blight that is the 'Hollywood prequel', namely everything looks more technologically advanced in the past. (I'm treating this as an Alien prequel no matter what they say, don't believe the hype.)
                          
It would seem in the 'Alien' universe astronauts go from sleek minimalist spandex to heavy duty haz-mat coveralls. In Alien 3 which is set even further in the future, the Weyland Yutani soldiers are sporting even heavier body protection.
A real world equivalent would be divers going from scuba gear to lead booted deep sea suits. Still good to see the Fantastic Four's costumes aren't going to waste.
The Star Wars prequels suffered similar problems the least of all being that the Imperial Troopers hand held holographic communicators were fazed out in favour of  intergalactic walkie-talkies. All this proves that even in space no one is safe form economic cut backs.  

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A SHAMELESS HOGMANY. x.

Here is some in house decoration I put together for the always excellent Shameless Hogmany gig (that's New Years gig for all my non Scottish brothers and sisters), so if your looking for somewhere to ring in the Bells or ring out your bell end then there really is only one place to be.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

TOP 5 COVER VERSIONS.


 5. SONIC YOUTH: SUPERSTAR (The Carpenters)


4. HAPPY MONDAYS: STEP ON (John Kongos)


3. JIMI HENDRIX: ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER (Bob Dylan)


2. POLYPHONIC SPREE: SARGENT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (the Beatles)


1. THE BEATLES: TWIST&SHOUT (the Top Notes)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

German BluRay-Cover for 'SUPER'


Great cover for a cracking flick.....CAN-YOU-DIG-IT!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Concept Art Featuring Bradley Cooper as 'The Crow'.


Here is some early concept art for the proposed CROW remake starring Bradly Cooper. This just looks terrible the original Crow movie for me is one of the best big screen comic book adaptations but the procession of rank sequels (and tv show) should be proof enough that the world doesn't need another especially if it's going to be so miscast.

click here for more.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

The ORIGINS of the SPACE KITTENS.

 The SPACE KITTENS 1-2-3-4 comic strip that appears in SCHEME COMIX (issues 1 & 2 available now) is based on a solid gold punk band (of the same name) I used to regularly go see in various dives and hot spots of Glasgow in the mid 90's (I first saw them support the mighty MAn or Astroman in Nice&Sleazes). Now thanks to the interweb you can click here and listen to the sounds of the 'real' Space Kittens.
Although the Space Kittens as a band are no more Shona now plays with the excellent NANOBOTS and Penny is a regular contributor to the equally excellent TEAM GIRL COMIC.

Urban Dance Squad - Good Grief

Saturday, 5 November 2011

NIGHT of the UNCOOL.....ZOMBIES!

This was a poster I drew up for the always excellent 'Shameless' Halloween party.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

SCHEME 9's How to fix a Sequel No.2: SPIDERMAN 3


SPIDER-MAN 3
For me the Spider-Man flicks where exactly what I wanted them to be, they where faithful enough to the comics where they had to be (his costume) and the changes they made, made sense (organic webs), but most importantly the story was kept simple. Peter Parker is an ordinary Joe who now because of 'great power has great responsibility' but look out here's the bad guy and this is his dastardly plan but it's OK cause here comes Spider-Man to save the day, simple and classic. Both 1 & 2 where bang on super hero pictures sticking pretty much to the same formula then along came No.3 and almost right away it was common knowledge that it would feature everyone's favorite Spidey villain VENOM what could possibly go wrong, well as it turned out every thing but what if Reimi had stuck to all the little plot elements he had set up in No.2?

the SCHEME 9 fix....
SPIDER-MAN 3
Mary Jane Watson's ex-fiance, astronaut John Jameson is on an Oscorp sponsored space mission when he gets infected by an alien symbiont. He returns to earth and finds that the alien has enhanced him physically and decides to use his new abilities to get revenge on the woman who humiliated him by leaving him at the alter and the man who stole her, Peter Parker. When Jameson attacks the couple the symbiont senses that Peter is super human and so abandons its host a bonds with the more powerful and so more desirable Spider-Man.
Meanwhile Harry Osborn still wanting revenge on everyone's favorite wall crawler hires a ruthless vigilante to hunt him down.....The PUNISHER. This would explain his cameo (played by Thomas Jane) at the end of Spider-Man 2.



With the symbiont making him act out of character the Punisher believes Spider-Man to be a criminal and so mayhem ensues until Peter rejects the symbiont which he returns to OSCORP unaware that Harry knows his secret identity. Seeing that the Punisher has failed and how the alien becomes more powerful when fulled with revenge and rage Harry informs Jameson that Parker is Spider-Man and allows him to bond once again with the symbiont this time becoming VENOM. 
The Punisher realizing that Harry was using him and that Spider-Man is not a criminal teams up with the web head to stop the alien menace and take down Harry Osborn and the alien symbiont.
The film ends with a slow motion shot of a battered and bruised Harry stumbling through an Oscorp lab containing hundreds of synthetic samples of the alien symbiont he falls against sample 13 that glows red and squirms violently, it's containment cylinder cracks and and we get our first brief glimpse of Harry's next incarnation, CARNAGE...the END.

Monday, 24 October 2011

RANDOM DRAWING of the DAY: ZOMBIE KID'n'PLAY

Had a bad case of Halloween procrastination and drew Kid (correct me if I'm wrong) from Kid'n'Play with a bad case of Zombie-itis B



.......OOFT!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A SKETCH a DAY: Today's word 'LEONINE'


Today's word was 'Leonine' meaning 'lion like', thought I'd go 'a little bit of politics' with it then realized that I mixed up the Lion with the Tin-Man, serves me right for getting all clever clever.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A SKETCH a DAY: Today's word 'ACME'

Today's word is ACME: The point at which something is at its best.

Jimi Hendrix : Angel (solo version)



For all the cats...you know who you are.x

Monday, 17 October 2011

Bill Drummond Interview


Best known for his work with the KLF, Bill Drummond for what ever reason (whether through his on choice or not) is one of the most criminally underrated and under used,culturally important figures alive today.
Click here for a cracking article on the KLF.



'Time, Place and Occasion'...



And here is the time KLF played at the 1992 Brit awards with the band Extreme Noise Terror, at the end of their performance Drummond fired a machine gun loaded with blanks into the crowd, for which he is still awaiting  a much deserved knighthood, come on Lizzie pull the finger out you know it makes sense.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

SCHEME COMIX: HALLOWEEN COSTUME.

It's almost that time again kids, yes Halloween is only a couple of weeks away. This is a T-shirt I've designed for my Devils Rejects/Red Kneck Psycho costume. The only thing I've still to do is sort out my pumpkins (oo-er) and I'm good to go.Y'all have fun now yie hear.

Friday, 14 October 2011

The SCHEME COMIX CUT OUT AND KEEP HALLOWEEN ZOMBIE MASK.


Hey kids, scare your friends and mildly amuse 8 year olds with the SCHEME COMIX cut out and keep Zombie Mask. It's 'TERROR-IFIC!'

Pop Will Eat Itself : Def Con One

WATCH OUT KIDS LUCA$ IS AT IT AGAIN.........


Here is the poster for the (the gods help us) re-release of the Phantom Menace in 3D. If ever there was a film that never needed to re-released it's this (along with all the other reworked Luca$ turds). I have to admit that a small part of me feels sorry for all the actors who just when they where starting to shrug off the stigma of being part of these truly awful movies will now have to dodge a whole new barrage of blaster fire and awkward questions on talk shows as they're trying to promote there new more worthy (?) cinematic efforts.
But my true sympathies lye with the poor souls who ran out and snapped up the 'Complete Saga' (again '?,) box set for £70+ only for uncle George to release the 3D versions a month or so later. The Luca$ muggings continue and until the fans who continue to line this charlatans pockets stop falling for his Jedi mind tricks the real legacy of Star Wars will be more 'Sith' than 'Jedi'.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

SCHEME COMIX 24 HOUR COMIC: 'IO, IL NON EROICO'


I recently took part in a 24 hour comic challenge organized by the guys at 'Cosmic Designs'  with the help of the excellent Plan B Books. Based on an idea by the artist Scott McCloud the rules are that you sit down and draw a 24 page comic in 24 hours with absolutely no preparation, everything including the story has to be made up on the spot. For my effort I decided to do a story that became a 'Fantasy /Spaghetti Western (which I later titled 'Io, Il Non Eroico'). The finnished art it has to be said is ropy at best, the writing is all over the place and the spelling is best not mentioned but I really enjoyed doing it and highly recommend it to everyone.
Let me know what you think.