Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Drawer Geeks - Giant Monsters

I've been lucky enough to be inducted into the DrawerGeeks illustration fraternity. My good blogging pal Doug Bell has introduced me and I am chuffed to be involved. The rough idea is a fortnightly topic based on fictional characters. The current topic is GIANT MONSTERS and this morning I decided it might be a good way to get myself back into the swing of things.

I wanted to do a rework for Attack of the 50ft Woman but somehow it didn't quite work out like that. I started sketching but couldn't help thinking about the bit in Watchmen when Dr. Manhattan is 50 ft tall blasting things to bits with his fingers in Vietnam. (issue 4 pg 20 for ref)


This was my natural progression of those two thoughts...

WATCHMEN II: THE BRIDE OF MANHATTAN

I love the whole 'B' movie spoof stuff and the word Bride seemed to carry the right sort of connotations with it for this.

Watchmen is a one-off complete story and it struck me that the (giant monster) money-making-machine that is Hollywood could plough headlong into franchise mentality if the upcoming film is a success. I think this might be Alan Moore's worst fear and part of the reason I added the 'Wizard of Northampton' desperately running away from the horror of it all.

3 comments:

qualia said...

the little man reminds me of a scaredy cat victorian or karl marx, he is great. will have to check out the new fraternity too, x

matt dawson said...

Qualia is right, there is a somewhat Victorian / Marxist air to the 'wiz of Northhampton'. Nice subtext about Alan Moore's hasty retreat. She sure is one great lady...shows there's someone out there for everybody, no matter who they are...quite touching, snif :)

dugbuddy said...

Good first showing. Very nice... as always. Really good concept.