Friday, 26 October 2012

In Conversation with Doug Sneyd

As a follow-up to the Doug Sneyd Masterclass event at Orbital Comics on Nov 16th there will also be an "In Conversation" event ,presented in association with Comica Festival, on friday the 23rd.

Doug will be talking with UK artist Jason Atomic in a conversation moderated by Chris Thompson the host or Orbital's weekly "Orbiting Pod" podcast. 

Doug has worked for Playboy magazine since the early 60s, Atomic has been indirectly involved with the 21st century equivalent SuicideGirls since 2004 as occasional photographer and art department for his muse Manko's photo sets.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Magick Eye 2: The Art.

As promised in our previous Magick Eye post here are some more pictures focusing on some of the artwork that might not have been terribly visible behind all the hustle and bustle of the prevue night.
Also there is now a selection of books & comics by featured artists available.

Shaky Kane "Lady Fate" (original)

Shaky Kane "Lady Fate" (print)

Jason Atomic "Wonder Woman Mash-up"

Matt Valentine "Jayne Mansfield Assaulted By St Anthony's Demons"

Satanic Mojo"The High Priestess"

Rian Hughes "Maxim Devil Girls" & "The Masks Of Cupid"

Carl Stimpson "AAAR!" & a classic Bill Ward illustration

Bill Ward

Bill Ward & Rockin' JellyBean "Escape From Women's Prison"

Graham Humphreys, Garry Leach 
& Dennis Franklin's "The Devil's Breast Milk Will Always Quench Your Thirst"

"Too Late"

Tom Spencer "Candy Skull"

Steve Cook & Rian Hughes

Steve Cook blogged about the prevue p.v. on his Secret Oranges blog

The exhibition runs at Orbital Comics until Nov 18th 2012

Roll call & artist's links:

Jason Atomic
Gaye Black
Billy Chainsaw
Steve Cook
Rufus Dayglo
Gary Erskine
Dennis Franklin
Rian Huges
Graham Humphreys
Rockin' JellyBean
Shaky Kane

Monday, 22 October 2012

Doug Sneyd Masterclass

UPDATE 27/10/2012
from Orbital Comics

"This event is now SOLD OUT! Congrats to everyone who managed to get a ticket, and sorry to those who didn't. On the plus side, we'll be having a free discussion night with Doug the following Friday (November 23) so there's still a chance to see him"

On November 16th 2012 legendary Playboy cartoonist Doug Sneyd will be giving a life drawing masterclass at Orbital Comics.

Joining Doug will be model Honey Manko best known for her work on SuicideGirls.

If you have an interest in life drawing & 'cheesecake' pin-up artwork this is an incredible opportunity to pick up some tips & techniques.
Tickets for this event are £10 available from Orbital.

Tickets are selling out fast but you can still book them here

Friday, 19 October 2012

Magick Eye2 Preview Private View.

Although the main launch party for Magick Eye2 will not be until Halloween we had an informal opening last night (Oct 18th) with artists and a few pals.
Here  are some highlights, pics by Honey Manko...

The Magick Eye2 crew.

art by Jason Atomic, Shaky Kane, Matt Valentine, Steve Pugh

Rufus Dayglo, Billy Chainsaw, Gaye Black, Mizuno & Atomic, Steve Cook

Graham Humphreys, Garry Leach, Dennis Franklin

Exhibition co-curator Garry Leach

Rufus Dayglo & Gaye Black

Jason Atomic & Billy Chainsaw

Graham Humphreys

Matt Valentine

Steve Cook with his "VVITCH" prints of Manko
(You can find Steve's coverage of the event over on his Secret Oranges blog)

Billy Chainsaw, SusanDiamond (Charles of London/Gob$au$age), Joe Melotte (Black Lodge Productions), Mark Charles (Charles of London/Gob$au$age), Honey Manko.

Espira & Joe Melotte

Atomic (a massive Savage Pencil fan, see t-shirt) grinning like a loon wastes no time in getting his copy of "Bad Thorts" signed.

Norman Reedus (star of The Walking Dead) & Steve Cook

Atomic & Dayglo

Reedus & Dayglo 

Chainsaw & Reedus

Reedus & Humphreys

Jason Atomic

Chainsaw & Black

Atomic & Susan Diamond

Billy Chainsaw & Mark Charles (in front of work by Carl Stimpson & Bill Ward)

The gang's all here...

More pics coming soon.....

Artist links below:

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

APE test prints...

Here are test prints for a couple of double page spreads from the "Torchsongs & Firehoses" comic section.

This Issue of APE employs a Wabi-sabi aesthetic which celebrates the imperfections intrinsic to the stencil duplicator printing process. 
These imperfections make each issue of the magazine subtly different to the one before and therefor unique.