I'm imagining you unveiling it to the publishing assistant : "Yah, not bad. Just need to get an oak tree in there somewhere"
there was nothing really comparable to that sense of 'alieness' evoked by Bruce.
semper occultus » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:51 pm wrote:Yeah I was that kid aswell - all those 70's coffee table books for hippies were really amazing. I think all those artists had a big influence on say 2000 AD who then had to industrialise the output for a weekly on horribly cheap paper ( they did a great job but must be even worse than doing covers from an artistic standpoint ). And I've literally never even considered that Roger Dean pictures exist outside of album covers. It must be great having talent ( like what you've got !) My only "brush" with that world is that I did know Nick Abadzis when we were both school kids who did the graphic novel Laika & we went up to this shop called Dark They Were & Golden Eyed which was the London sci-fi /comic shop before Forbidden Planet started & got some early issues of Heavy Metal magazine - which I've still got.there was nothing really comparable to that sense of 'alieness' evoked by Bruce.
Exactly ! I think his human figures are actually not that great but its the man's vision that was so startling - alien, almost other-dimensional & also very dream-like but being able to capture the feeling of dreamscapes which is almost impossible to do ( for me ) & conveying this epic scale & grandeur. His Nostradmaus pics are great. Philipe Druillet is maybe similar - I mean he;s all over the place compared to that exquisite, clean sort of Mobius style but he's got the same ability to go somewhere alien & weird. I suppose Giger does it too but I can't help being revolted by his work !
semper occultus » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:39 pm wrote:what do you expect anyone to say
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