Ok time to tell you about another exhibition I am in.
the MONSTER MASH at the Here Gallery/shop in Bristol from the 7th January.
Its a group show of over 50 monsters who will battle it out in heats voted for by the public. Finals will be held in London in February.
I have a Poddy Canvas and a large H.P.Lovecraft inspired sculpture in the show…
The catalogue of the show is available now from the website as a rather natty set of “Top Trumps” style cards
One image from each artist is in the pack and there are other bonus cards floating around out there too… there is one on the printed fliers and there may be one in the New issue of Clutter magazine (issue 6…. which also has articles on my Poddyville toys and the Podling show in it..)
Visit the show site at http://www.themonstermash.co.uk for all the info.
Today I have mostly been watching Peter Jackson’s Post Production Diaries on the net.
Here : http://www.kongisking.net/kong2005/proddiary/
Its all the stuff from the end of shooting through the effects, foley, scoring and editing to the premiers.
very interesting and fun stuff. (If you like the extras stuff on DVDs then you will love this).
Right now all the clips are free to download… about 35 of them QT4 avaraging 18MB.
All the Production Diaries have been removed from the site and are now only available to buy on DVD..
So go seee these whilst they are free.
Ok people here is a chance to win a one off Doktor A customised toy.
Just go here
and leave a comment.
There are seven toys by seven artists up for grabs.
Right so what have I been doing lately….
Spent a splendid weekend in London recently. Stayed with the lovely Silver AJ and Andy who we just dont see enough of any more..
Did some shopping. Bumped into Jonathan Ross (literally) he nearly knocked me over in his enthusiastic dash towards the huge HelterSkelter in Selfridges… dint even say sorry… do you know he is Orange in real life…. Hmmm orange skin in a violet suit.. Nice!
Later We ran into Richard Taylor and a bunch of WETA fellows. I had a brief chat with Mr. Taylor and gave him my card as, well, you never know.(If anyone from WETA is reading this…. yes I would love to work with you guys. And I married a New Zealander so there should be no trouble with permits and stuff either…..) Then we realised Alan Lee was signing books so That was another nice surprise. Bryony had the good fortune of picking up a copy of Faries which had already been signed by Brian Froud so she was able to get the full set…
We then went to the 2000AD Zarjaz show for which I did this piece.
Met some friends. Had a drink which was free but horrible..but free. Met some people I talk to in Forums but have not met before in the real world.. Looked at the amazing art. Pics here :
Since then have seen some movies.. Narnia… Hmmmmm! Not bad but has some of the worst blue/green screen work I have ever seen. All the Weta stuff was top notch though..
And Kong which truly is magnificent. Lots of lovely little tips of the hat to the original and some nice references to other stuff like Brain Dead… A truly great re-make. Spot on…. go see it it’s a blast.
This last week i have been locked away making a splendiferous Xmas gift for my wife. I will post pics after Xmas as its a surprise.. I will be reshuffling the website too then as its quite out of date now.
This ia my contribution to the Zarjaz show now open in London.
Its a mash of 57 artists, each doing their own interpretation of a classic 2000AD character.
Running in Shorts Gardens between 7 dials and Niel street London until mid January.
See details in an earlier entry.. ( http://www.livejournal.com/users/doktor_a/28685.html )
There is a discussion and pictures of the show here http://forums.kidrobot.com/viewtopic.php?t=13989
Get down if you can.