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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The ACME Corp.'s Super Mind's Eye XR-3000 Z Delta Bravo (or the way how I look at things)

I felt like putting up a new blog header. Of course with a (typical of me) "built-in" reference to Ria Irvin's Eustace Tilley (The New Yorker magazine's iconic corporate character). This here started btw as a scratchy piece I picked out of a pile of StarDucks ballpoint test sketches.

When I come to consider it, my machines - all of them - have a strong reference to André Franquin's mad vehicles and machines...



This fake cover can fall in the category "The Duckish Face of Eustace Tilley":


This is more adequate, I guess:



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13 comments:

  1. Great new blog title image! :-)

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  2. Looking at this make me think of Dark Wing Duck. I miss cartoons like that. Great Post!

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  3. I like! Looking forward to the book!

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  4. I have had the utmost fun watching this blog ever since I found it through The Art Center blog. I am most interested in the way you use color.
    If you ever get the time, I would love to see more of your process on how you both choose and use colors. I love the one piece you did where you showed the candy/Popsicle wrapper and chose those colors for your work.
    Great stuff and a real inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Great job man! I like the new header!

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  6. WOW! I really love how your machinery and inanimate objects are extensions of the live characters. Everything really seems to exist in the same world!

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  7. love the new header. really creative.

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  8. Genius as always... Keep it up Florian!

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  9. HUUUU erveryone, thanks! I am glad you like this one :o)

    Juan! Thank you! Nehemia! Thank you, too, I always was and I'm still be a BIG fan of Darkwing Duck! Octavio, cheers! BTW, things are on the way to you ;o) Anonymous, thanks for stopping by, I will post up something about how I pick, mix and use colours sometime soon, I promise :o) Nearchos! THANK YOU! It is always a pleasure having you on here :o) Lincoln, BIG thanks for the interesting feedback, pleased to hear that :o) Freddy :o) CHEERS!! Cal, THANK YOU, TOO :o) Howard, many thanks for stopping by here, I appreciate you comments very, very much!

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  10. Beautiful artwork as usual, great character and line quality!

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  11. Florian, I LOVE your mad machines and weird devices!

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