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Three Little Things

Three little things I have enjoyed immensely recently that I want to share with you...

Podcast: The Nerdist Podcast
What do Stan Lee, Tom Cruise, Brian Henson, Metallcia, Goerge RR Martin, Tina Fey and Joss Whedon have in common? They and hundreds of other comedians, actors, writers, directors, performers and creatives have sat down with comedian Chris Hardwick and shared their career and creative process in a casual but insightful series of interviews. The guest list on this Podcast is vast and varied and if you can't find an episode that doesn't interest you, you better check your pulse. Check it out.

Webseries: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
What do Conan O'brien, Justin Bieber and President Obama have in common? They like a hand full of very straight faced celebrities have sat down with actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis (literally) between two ferns and shared a train wreck of a less than insightful, but FUCKING hilarious series of interviews. Check it out.

T.V. Series: In the Flesh
Zombie fan? Sick of Zombies? This is a very special series for both of you. Teenager Kieren Walker is a victim of 'Partially Deceased Syndrome' sufferer in a world post 'Rising' of the dead (that's old school 'rising' from the grave), where the undead horde has been 'cured' rehabilitated and reintegrated (or at least for as long as they take their serum). This series explores issues parallel with a community in the wake of civil war. What happens when the the defeated 'oppressors' return to the same communities they terrorised? How does a family (who have already moved on after their loved ones death) deal with that community's prejudice? What about their own? And what about the 'returned'? Is this a second chance at life or a mockery of what was before? What about the guilt of having harmed so many? This drama (not horror) is a holistic and intelligent attempt to envisage a real, post Zombie apocalypse.



Big Hero 6


Art & Craft

The One I Love

The Imitation Game

Trailer Space Station 76

Miss Julie

Ned Rifle

Dear White People



Young Ones




The Hunger Games. President Snow's Panem Address - "Together as One"
Child of God


Movie Trailers

The Homesman Ping Pong Summer Obvious Child Map To The Stars Gone Girl God's Pocket X-Men: Days of Future Past The Rover The Immigrant Cold In July Third Person Captives Jersey Boys Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For The Giver


Deaster Bunny

When you do your Easter shopping this year, you might see this guy on your favourite Mars products...

But he looked a little different last year...

Retailers apparently found him a little... disturbing... so I was asked to give him a bit of a photoshop facelift; if it's good enough for supermodels it's good enough for the Easter bunny!

The original 3D model wasn't bad, but I think the anthropomorphism needed a bit of work.
After stripping out the high contrast shadow and colour, the real work began adjusting his overall proportions and giving him a more 'cuddly' look. The arms and torso were enlarged, paws articulated and ears rounded. The eyes needed to be completely reworked with for a more traditional 'cartoony' shape and the mouth subtly stylised for a more neutral expression.

Lastly he was recoloured, bringing back the pink in more gentle tones, purifying the whites and giving his clothes a deeper, contrasting hue that would work with the all 3 core products.

Below you can see a full flow from start to finish. It's quite exciting to see him on the shelves now!



Fight Church

Venus in Fur


Planes: Fire & Rescue
Wish I Was Here

Soaked In Bleach


A short film about design for kids
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Bullshit
Fanfarlo "Cell Song"


Game of Thrones is BACK... and as brilliant as ever. Plenty of shocking stuff left to go my friends so buckle into the jousting saddle... And enjoy Mordi Levi's Game of Firms, a corporate re-branding of the houses Westeros.

The beautiful lightbox cutouts by Harikrishnan Panicker

The costumes of Star Trek Next Generation

Photographer Jonathan Cherry

 Circus A-Z poster by Ross Moody.



X-Men: Days of Future Past

Edge of Tomorrow

TMNT (which I think stands for Teenage Mutant Ninja Transformers)


From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series


Gabriele Galimberti's Children's Prized Possessions.

 Rob Loukotka's ACME Poster

Lego Job Application Kit

Bodypaint series by Janine Rewell

Serbian Illustrator Bratislav Milenkovic

My favourite comic Powers being made adapted by Sony exclusively for the PS3... Two detectives investigate crime in a hard boiled world of superheroes. Looks like my XBoxOne will have to wait... And read the comic, it will change your life...

Speaking of comics, two amazing webcomics releasing hardcopy volumes...
PVP webcomics legend Scott Kurtz's Table Titans; delightful tale of a group of roleplayers, in game and out on Kickstarter.

And the wonderful Abominable Charles Christopher Vol. 2, a Webcomic everybody should really check out.



True Detective

A good friend with a (mostly) like-minded taste in T.V. recommended True Detective. All I can say four episodes in, is phenomenal (and thanks!). Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson it is a hard boiled, deep south detective drama, told from multiple perspectives and timelines. It has a gorgeous saturated palette, gritty visuals, stunning scenery and original, complex characters (I'll take a breath now). It is a harrowing joy to watch from the moment the titles begin, like David Fincher does Twin Peaks and watch for a 6 minute 'Children of Men' style one-take in Episode 4! Interestingly it's an Anthology, each season a different story with different characters...


If you were a fan of the popular Advanced Dungeons and Dragons episode (see above) make sure you check out this season's sequel; Dungeons & Dragons pitting new regular Mike from Breaking Bad against his son Tobias Funke from Arrested Development (or at least said actors) in a surprisingly accurate and tender (if also slightly embarrassing) homage to my favorite hobby. Not as great as the first but a must for fans of the show or hobby!

Walking Dead

Walking Dead is an interesting one. I love it (and its comic source material) but it really divides fans in a most haphazard way. There is generally a sort of agreement with most series as to which one was good or not, every time I speak to a fellow fan, it's all over the place... So I say this knowing that obviously we all want something different form a Zombie T.V. series; but the second half of the fourth and current season has been my favorite. Without spoiling too much, it is everything I want from a Zombie apocalypse take; Like World War Z (the book) it describes a series of short and varied personal experiences of survival, whilst integrating a few of the better short storylines from the comic.


With a bit of free time on my hands I was determined to go back and finish Dexter after stalling with Season 3 (a common pattern it appears after talking to a few friends) and I'm glad I did. I found Dexter to be a pretty solid series from beginning till end, which I think also did a great job of wrapping things up. Definitely worth returning too and persisting if you're a lapsed watcher.


Movie Trailers

Get On Up


The Maze Runner

Earth to Echo

The Signal

The Box Trolls


Dark Noir

A very nice (and interestingly, sponsored by Absolut Vodka) meta creative, short animation by Rafael Grampá



Illustrator Emrich Co.

An extensive excerpt from Creativity Inc, inside The Pixar Braintrust

 Pieter Hugo's strikingly 'pushed' photographic series There's a Place in Hell for Me and my Friends

U.K. Studio Grafiky

And a call out to all those who, like me, banded together to waste literally years of our lives playing the first great MMORPG, driving work mates mad with the tales of our exploits the night before and watching my fellow players out level me... Happy 15th Anniversary Everquest! (I played an 'Iksar' lizard man and insisted on writing all my 'S's' with a rolling hiss- Joy!)

As the in-house graphic artist at THQ, I worked on a video game called Deepak Chopra's Leela... I remember thinking (quietly) at the time it was a stupid idea and as we were all redundant within 6 months I guess I was right... So was this guy who featured it on The Internet's most horrible items. A daily blog  (see the pillow slip above available on Amazon, which would actually make a pretty hilarious 'ironic' gift'). Worth a read for Drew's comments alone!


Movie Trailers

There's a few this week... Frank

Only Lovers Left Alive


Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Perfect Sisters
A Thousand Times Goodnight
The Devil's Knot
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hateship Loveship

Descent V Hero Quest

Last week I broke out a seminal game from my childhood: Heroquest (that still sees action at my own game table with its fantastic collection of miniatures); Taking on the role of Barbarian, Elf, Dwarf and Wizard (in this case Thog, Bat, Fat and Maggot respectively) four brave adventurers delve dungeons deep, killing monsters and stealing their stuff.
Still available 2nd hand online from a retroeasonable price to the collectordiculous this is still a great game for kids (if you can find a copy in good condition) and the perfect gateway drug for parents hoping to drag their kids kicking and screaming into the world of roleplaying games (and get their fix while keeping the kids entertained). Even my two from the jaded touch screen generation had a great time and begged for more!

I would say however that it's a little 'quaint' for the battle hardened gamer and if you're looking for a  that sweet D&D taste without going the full nerdtard, I would highly recommend Fantasy Flight Games: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
We recently played an entire campaign (a series of connected games) and wow, were we impressed.
I have never played such a finely balanced game. You fight hard for every every victory and whether hero or monster each victory is by the skin of your teeth... Like all FFG products it is the highest level of production with simple rules and clever mechanics, quick to set up and a night to play.

Save the Children: A Second a Day

) Video campaign by charity Save the Children to highlight the current appalling Syrian conflict. Connect and donate.


Illustrator and designer Javier Garcia. Also check out his BLOG

Max Dalton's hand made figures for a David Lynch Exhibition.

John Hallman's Macrophotography

Minimalist Bible Posters

Studio Designbolaget

Not the best articles but... Finally, two of DC Vertigo's alternative comic stalwarts, Hellblazer and Preacher are coming to where they belong, the small screen and it appears, to be done faithfully...


Movie Trailers

The Double

Blue Ruin

Stage Fright


13 Sins

The Box Trolls

Transformers: Age of Extinction

D's Nana

What can I say, I illustrated a Banana...



Style your hair like Game of Thrones

And over a 100 stunning GOT portraits by Тхе Мичо

Every Oscar winning dress

David Lynch Factory Photographs

Illustrated movie architecture by Federico Babina


Kid Snippets

A gorgeous web series with children's interpretations of grown up events, acted out by adults: Kid Snippets


D's Panda

My favourite thing is designing characters. Here's a series of concepts for a Panda, for a proposed food product, exploring different styles.

Movie Trailers


In the Blood

SpongeMen SquareWatch



Street Artist Logan Hicks photographing forgotten Subways around the world.

45 Olympic Logos and Symbols From 1924 to 2020

The Sochi Project, cataloging in video, words and pictures, life in pre-Olympics Sochi.

Lego Masters by Marco Sodano 

John Conway's Dinosaur Pet Guide 

  Illustrator Danielle Knoll