Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Freshly Squeezed by Yongwoo Cho

Yongwo (echoform, blog link to the right) has encountered a snag on publishing with Lulu. Their quality is not high enough.

So this work is not available but can be seen in a lower rez form by following the links below.

this link contains ACT 1, which has sketches and studies:


this link contains ACT 2, which contains photographs:


this link contains ACT 3, which contains student work


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Checking on Ronnie Cramer

I haven't checked on Ronnie Cramer's output since I bought Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend and Back Street Jane back in the mid nineties. Both films are indy gold. Especially Back Street Jane.

Checked a link that had Psychotronic's logo and it was Ronnie Cramer. Surfing around I discover this cool short called Pillow Girl. Great idea morphing through all those great torn blouse Men's adventure illustrations. The above is just a teaser.

Speaking of Psychotronic, I went to their online page not long ago and discovered the magazine will no longer be published. Who is going to interview guys like William Smith - John Phillip Law- Jonathan Haze, etc. I guess they'll have to Blog.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Beowulf, See it!

I read Beowulf when I was in 5th or 6th grade. The version above I believe. I just ordered it from Amazon. it was published in 1961 which would be just right for it being the one I read. And the cover looks familiar. It sounds like a lot of fun with some nice illo work on the inside if the cover is any indication. Nice gesture on the Grendel and Beowulf combat scene.

I remember being terribly impressed that it was the oldest story in the English language.

The movie experience reingnited my enthusiam. It's a great, well told film. The 3D makes it complete magic. Black Magic because it's so gory. Neil Gaiman has taken stuff from the legend, digested it and woven up some nice tight story points. I really like the coda of Beowulf tearing Grendels arm off at the beginning and then at the end....See it.

In 3D. Not Imax necessarily.