Archive for the ‘Puns’ category

Dredd of Fear

September 13, 2012

Inspired by the new Dredd film, and people’s comments that they hoped it would wash away the memories of the Stallone Judge Dredd film.

After, and with unreserved apologies to, Brian Bolland (and John Wagner and Tom Frame) who did the legendary original.

The idea of changing “fist” to “film” only occured when I was inking that bit of the background.


As the Bat-Copter approaches Amity…

June 22, 2010

As the Bat-Copter approaches Amity...As I haven’t posted anything for a while, I’m sticking up this coloured version of a drawing I did for a friend’s birthday. I don’t normally do birthday cards, but he has a deep love of Jaws, was working on one of DC’s Bat titles at the time, and the inspiration hit on the day itself so I quickly sketched, inked and tweeted it during a break.

I later coloured it, just because, and realised I’d inverted the yellow and black Robin “®” emblem. Sometimes these things matter. This isn’t one of them.

If you’re not familiar with Jaws and the 1966 Batman film, this will pretty much pass you by.

Godzilla – Making bad puns really obscured

April 21, 2010

This started life in late 2008, intended as a painting to be a birthday present, but only taken as far as inks and blocking colours on computer. The catalyst was a pun, but being me, I had to try to take it beyond… well, um, beyond usefulness. So I got a friend to translate the pun into Japanese text (thanks Emily!). Being embarrassingly monolingual I trust she isn’t deceiving me and hasn’t given me a highly offensive insult instead.

Unfortunately I had to put it on hold, probably due to moving, and I’ve not had studio space to break out the alkyds and get a proper painting done since. I can’t remember what I gave as a present instead, probably a kinder egg.

Having stumbled across the inks again yesterday I was inspired to try knocking up the colours using Artrage – a paint simulation program that I got with a wacom tablet and had been meaning to try out for a while.

It’s certainly taken far longer than a pun of this quality deserves.


It’s been requested I explain, so; key terms to enlighten: Godzilla, Gamera, Camera Obscura

Godzilla – Gamera Obscura

Well, was it worth it?

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