Super Giant vs the Evil Brain!
I’ve lovedSuper Giant (Starman in the US) for a long time. I first learned about him in some japanese monster zine I bought in college. He was Japan’s first on screen superhero. Finding the movies featuring him used to be very tough. I had really bad bootlegs for years, but Something Weird Home video has a nice proper DVD out now.
So definitely check it out if your interested. The films are weird and awesome, and full of crazy action and aliens
King Con 2010
King Con in Brooklyn was a blast this past weekend, here’s a bunch of sketches from the con.
GAMERA ! I’ve always considered Gamera a bit of a chump. So I’ve never actually drawn him. Somewhere along the way though I’ve grown fonder of the turtle. In a genre ( giant monsters ) full of weirdness he sticks out like sore thumb. Total rip off, yet somehow original? Is that even possible? Whatever the answer I do like him now. His movies are bad but the concept of giant turtle that can fly like a UFO and shoot fire is cool.
I think I’ll keep going with these monster. Maybe once I get 25 or so together I’ll print up an art book of them?
Seriously, there are fewer cooler looking monster/robots that the original MechaGodzilla.
With a lot of these illustrations, I’m trying to be looser then I tend to be. I’m really letting the brush and ink do a lot of the drawing. Not trying to control things so much. I think its giving these drawings a nice sense of energy.