Tuesday, December 10, 2013

»Nächster!« / "Next!"


Mit der nächsten Ausgabe der Reddition erhalten die Abonnenten exklusiv einen DinA5 grossen, signierten Druck mit dem Titel »Nächster!« Thema der bereits 59. Ausgabe sind die Comicmagazine des legendären Warren Verlags: Creepy, Eerie & Vampirella! Die Gelegenheit für ein Abo! Aber nur solange der Vorrat reicht!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Blind Bargain - starring Lon Chaney


From the lost silent movie "A Blind Bargain" comes this bust, sculpted by Saul Alvarez. It depicts Lon Chaney as the "Apeman". The only thing I added were the teeth - in most of the surviving stills from that movie they show in a prominent way. The bust was well cast, with minimum clean up. It was painted with Vallejo acrylics, MIG enamel washes and some pastels. I'm really happy that someone took care of this obscure and overlooked character! Highly recommended!




Thursday, September 26, 2013

"The Cat and the Canary" and the "Sayer of the Law" by Joe Laudati

From last years Resintopia I've got these two gems I couldn't resist, sculpted by GK-Veteran Joe Laudati. "The Cat and the Canary" and the "Sayer of the Law". the first figure comes from the silent movie classic with the same name by Paul Leni, the other kit is  Bela Lugosi as the "Sayer of the Law" from the second version of H.G. Welles "Island of lost souls". Both were released by Mickey and Mallory Models and usually available through Sassy's Satellite via Ebay. Painted with Vallejo acrylic paints and MIG enamel washes. Enjoy!















Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ray Harryhausen's Wooden Sirene from "The Golden Voyage of Sindbad"

After a long absence from building & painting (and finally getting glasses), I present you the vintage Monsters in Motion release of the classic Wooden Sirene, concieved by the immortal Ray Harryhausen. Painted with the help of Vallejo acrylics and MIG pigments/washes. 

Hope you'll like her. If not, she's going to steal your latest AFM copy.... 





Tuesday, September 17, 2013

White Skin of the Black Market: Women in Cages!

 »Women in Cages« is an exploitation flick from 1971, produced by the legendary Roger Corman. This illustration, based on the movie, was done for the DVD Label Subkultur Entertainment and their line of retro-style hardbox editions. Playing around in Photoshop I created a bogus poster design using the copy/taglines of the original release poster. The illustration was painted in acrylics on paper, 2012.

Unaltered illustration 30 cm x 40 cm.

Retro package design: Good ol' VHS times....

Bogus poster design...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

You can choose friends,...



... but you can't choose family. Fresh from the sketchpad: Cousin Eerie, brush and ink, 2013.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fall of the Roman Empire


Charon and the Fall of the Roman Empire. Brush, Fineliner and ink, 2012. Color by Levin Kurio.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Detective Comics #31, September 1939 ...


A cover from an alternate universe or just »playing« with Photoshop...... Oils on board, Photoshop ( 2012/13).

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Robot Monster - black & white


From last years sketchbook - a sketch I complete forgot. Based on the goofy flick from the 50ties. Some minor adjustments in Photoshop done. Watch out for a color version soon....

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Bride of Frankenstein!


The shading in the original sketch looks much more subtle. Ink, crayon and white out, tinted sepia in Photoshop (2011).

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Rocketeer!


From the folder of forgotten stuff comes this sketch from last year. The Rocketeer was created by Dave Stevens. Fineliner & Copic, 2012.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Get well soon Bob Burns!


Bob Burns is best known for his collection of movie props, particularly from horror and science-fiction movies. He has also had numerous smaller acting roles in movies as one of the last Hollywood Gorilla suit actors. His collection, Bob's Basement, is a real treasure featuring props and memorablia from the past 70 years of Imagi-Movies, including the legendary Time Machine used in George Pal's classic movie.

He suffered a major heart attack last weekend. According to Bob's wife Kathy, he received immediate medical attention. The surgery was successful, and Bob is resting comfortably in the hospital.

Get well soon, Bob!

The picture is the Moebius Models recent tribute kit release of the Gorilla suit he is famous for: The Mighty Kogar. There are also a Bob Burns and Tracy the Gorilla (Ghostbusters TV series) alternate head included. Now available here.