Archive for July 2011

Do electric sheep lie between the pit of Man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge?

July 7, 2011

Electric Sheep Magazine have a rather nice section of film reviews, carried out by illustrators in a broad comic-strip format. And they nicely asked me. The first time, although I wanted to, I was too busy. The second time, I said yes. Still busier than I should’ve been given my unspoken plans for it, but I was afraid they wouldn’t ask a third time. Also, they offered me the first season of The Twilight Zone to review.

I was not going to turn that down.

However, my innate inability to approach an open canvas (the only stipulation was that it contain speech bubbles if possible) directly when I could spiral in from an oblique angle, inexplicably led to it somewhat spiralling out of control. Much of what I wanted to do and address I had to cut for time. It was just getting too big.

As it transpires, it was impossible to get the vaguely animated version down to a usable file size for them without compromising the image quality. So I’ve linked the animated version here.


Quick Update:

Actually they’ve got the animated version up there too!


Don’t Panic!

July 5, 2011

Okay, so I’m stilling using an old not-very-smart-phone. A Nokia E63. But one of the nice things about it is the degree to which I’ve been able customise it. Both in terms of sounds and visuals.
Obviously, as a Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy fan I’ve long noted how phones have pretty much become The Book from that series. Hence the normal New Message sound I use is that of The Book starting from the BBC radio series. And hence I had to create a personalised screen saver (and attempt to recreate Rod Lord’s 1980’s graphic from the TV series);

I present it above as a (well, linked to) 600 by 400. The version the above links to is animated as below. Feel free to use it as you wish.

I, obviously, use a 320 by 240 version. To fit my now laughably low res screen.

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