August 29, 2009

Sergio Mora

Sergio Mora

Nannette & the Chimp

Love this mock TV idea from Anthony Carpenter.

The show, a half hour sitcom set in France, concerned the wacky mis-adventures of Nannette, a practitioner of the worlds oldest
profession, who finds herself the guardian of a wayward chimp
named Henri. The unlikely twosome got each other in and out
of trouble on a weekly basis while always finding ways to
remain friends.

This one is for a show called Monkey & Mann

Anthony Carpenter

Paul Maybury

Paul Maybury

Aussie illustrators

Douglas Holgate

Matt Pott (TAS)

Erin Hunting (VIC)

Frank Kennedy (NSW)

Uninstall programs





Frida Hallgren

Frida Hallgren
She is a Swedish actress, who starred in As It Is in Heaven.

Graphic illustrative

These UK illustrators have a graphic almost child like style similar to naive art.
They also use beautiful subdued palettes as well.

Stuart Kolakovic
Bjorn Rune Lie
Ben Newman

Cute girls

More cute girl artists (image by Victoria Ying)

Victoria Ying
Liana Hee
Amy Mebberson
Joey Chou

Jeff Haynie

Jeff Haynie
Jeff's artwork reminds me a little of Patrick Woodroff.

August 26, 2009

August 24, 2009

History authors

Tom Holland
Tom Holland is a British author of fiction and non-fiction on subjects from vampires to history.
Books include:
Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West

Antony Beevor
Antony Beevor has published several popular histories on the Second World War and 20th century in general.
Books include:
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

Epson Stylus Photo R1900

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ink jet printer
Epson listing
C-net review

August 19, 2009

US Comic conventions

The Emerald City ComiCon
March 13-14, 2010
Seattle, WA

Dragon Con

September 4-7, 2009
Atlanta, GA.

Chicago Comic-Con 2010

August 12-15, 2010

San Diego Comic-Con International

July 22-25, 2010
San Diego CA

APE 2009 Alternative Press Expo
OCTOBER 17-18 2009
San Francisco

WonderCon 2009
Feb 26 -March 1 2009
San Francisco CA

New York Comic Con 2010
October 8-10 2010

More comic conventions here

August 18, 2009

Nejla Ates

Nejla Ates was a Turkish belly dancer and actress born in 1933. Notably, she appeared the film Son of Sinbad and Fanny, a Broadway musical. She also performed at many clubs.She died in 2005.

Dancing sequence from Son of Sinbad (Youtube)

Silver Light

Silver Light: A Pictorial History of Hong Kong Cinema - 1920 -1970 By Paul Fonoroff

August 15, 2009

Inoue Umetsugu

Inoue Umetsugu
A Japanese director who worked for Shaw Brothers making contemporary romantic musicals and suspense genre. Movies include Hong Kong Nocturne, Young Lovers, We love Millionaires, Whose Baby Is In The Classroom?, The Singing Escort.
They widely appealed to young audiences, with a rich Broadway flavor.

More Shaw Brothers films here

August 10, 2009

Elaine Cassidy

Elaine Cassidy
Irish actress Elaine Cassidy starred in the TV adaptation of A Room with a View.

August 9, 2009


D.E.B.S. is a 2004 action-comedy film written and directed by Angela Robinson.

Jordana Brewster
One of the stars of D.E.B.S

August 7, 2009


Lois van Baarl (Loish) is a digital artist from Holland

August 6, 2009

Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan
Shaun Tan (born 1974) is the illustrator and author of award winning children's books such as The Red Tree and The Lost Thing.

Shaun Tan gave a short talk at NGV this evening. He read a few stories from his book “Tales from outer suburbia” and spoke about his creative process.

Here are a few things he mentioned:

He likes to keep words and pictures in his books separate. They are rarely together on the same page.

When he writes he often gathers ideas together and then cuts them down. He used the analogy of a modeler or carver. He often over writes.

His stories are not rooted in any specific time or place and his characters are nameless. He wants his books to be universal.

Likes creating picture books because they are an overlooked medium. Picture books are not taken seriously and he has worked “under the radar” for many years.

Always been fascinated by the marriage of words and images.

Thinks Television is very similar to picture books.

Regarding collaboration he believes it is not necessary to work closely with an author.
after an initial meeting author and illustrator can work independently.

No great ideas come from big rooms. often good ideas and concepts come from an artist working privately.

Margo the Z-Bomb

Margo the Z-Bomb
Margo was a popular dancer in San Francisco during the 1950s. She also toured Asia.

Scott Saw

Scott Saw

August 4, 2009

Francis Manapul

Francis Manapul

Charles R Knight

Charles R Knight
Charles R Knight is famous for his ground-breaking depictions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Stop motion animator Ray Harryhausen sites Knight's paintings has the main inspiration and influence on his dinosaur models.

August 2, 2009

Hiro Kawahara

Hiro Kawahara

Harry Haenigsen

Harry Haenigsen was a cartoonist and illustrator for more than 60 years. At the height of his career his cartoons and illustrations appeared in 600 newspapers and magazines worldwide. Haenigson created such popular comic strips as Simeon Batts, Penny, Our Bill. Among these, Penny, which was created in 1943 and published internationally, was most popular.

Franz Steiner

Franz Steiner