Monday, July 31, 2006

MONSTERS


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So here it is. "Monsters". Don't know when it'll be making it's appearance in the Megazine, but when it does I'll be sure to alert people as to where they can get a copy.

I based the lead man in this story very loosely on Terry Wogan (circa 1982). A sort of Kung Fu fighting all action Wogan if you like. The over all world this is set in was inspired by shows like The Avengers, The Champions, Danger Man and maybe a little Jason King. I really got into drawing sideburns and dodgy hair styles and it's safe to say (as I drew this back in February and am still drawing sideburns and dodgy hair styles to this very day) it left its mark.
Monsters ©2006, Ian Culbard

30 comments:

paulhd said...

Yup, that's pretty damn excellent.
For some reason it feels like it's part of a bigger story, be nice to see more. Always nice to see more.

Alexei Martins said...

Awesome style, yeah dude!!!!!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nice work. Love the style!

Sean Phillips said...

That blows away pretty much everything else I've seen in the Megazine for a while. Good luck with it.

Jo Bling said...

Blog is looking smashing mate. Real diversity of mouthwatering projects.

Judge Bling!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Paul, interesting you should say that ...

Alexei, huge thanks.

Dominic and Sean, much appreciated. Thanks for the kind words. Welcome to Strange Planet.

Bling... oh bling, whatever are we going to do with you, aye? Put the lawgiver down and your hands where we can see them.

paulhd said...

Well, don't get too caught up with Monsters, I'm wanting to see a Wild Talents series from you and Dark Horse sometime, din't make me hold my breath til it happens.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Like I'm holding my breath for your New Recruits review you said you'd written.

paulhd said...

Your wish is my command, it's up now, I place it alongside such fine works as 'I drink Your Blood' and 'Psychomania'.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

"The Mighty Skullboy Army" was my fave too.

As for Tor, no, your imagination, but I like it so I'll say yes and that it was planned all along.

As for a Wild Talents series. hmmm, not sure about that. A graphic novel is more likely. A graphic novel that may not even feature Chimes and Mundi as the central characters but an all new cast...

Who knows.

paulhd said...

Ah, y'big tease.

D.TAYLOR said...

Really great work sir. It`ll stand out like a badly beaten thumb when it appears in the Meg!

enzo avolio said...

Wow, I love your work.
Great blog.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Man alive, you’re quite the jack of all trades, Mr. Culbard. Splendid Comic. That finale image of the winged monster standing before the sunrise is brilliant!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Paul, you love it, Dave, thanks I think, Enzo, thank you and welcome to Strange Planet, Justin, glad you liked it. :)

Nik said...

Hey! for once replying to your blog didn't freeze my browser so I can posthere instead of pestering you with an email!
That list of TV shows push all the right buttons for me and stylistically it's like a breath of fresh air! Reminds me of Zombie World from Dark Horse, the first mini series, kinda Tin Tin-esque, basically nice, clean and European.

That old ladies house isn't on Craggy Island is it?

I. N. J. Culbard said...

No, the old lady's house is 'local'.

Glad you like. I LOVE Zombie World.

paulhd said...

Zombie World was total genius, wish Pat Mckeown did more comics, anyone seen his strip in Dark Horse Book of the Dead? Brilliant stuff.

Nik said...

Beyond the original Mckeown and Mignola mini, were other Zombie World comics of the same standard and follow the same characters, or where they just stories in a world of zombies?
Will have to check out Dark Horses Book of the Dead, no doubt another stellar recommendation from Paul.

paulhd said...

It's a great book, honest.
The Zombie World series was a bit hit and miss I thought. Bob Fingerman's 'Winer's Dregs' was good and the two one shot's were fun with Pat Mills not quite concluding storyline reading like a 'Toxic' cast off. I think as a series it deviated from the first story too much. I'd've rather seen a continuing story from Mignola and McKeown or other new zombie comics. Just MHO of course! Mentioned it before elsewhere but a nice looking zombie comic's coming out in a few months by Bob Fingerman called 'Recess Pieces', should be worth a look.

Jo Bling said...

Felt like the surface was only ever lightly scratched, Zombie World, with the M&M original miniseries (which likewise I adored!) The following stuff set in the same universe was dissappointing IMO. Wish they'd pursued it but I gues Mike M was pretty busyw with a certain shaven-horned tomato coloured superdevil.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I rather liked Deadworld when that was doing the rounds all those years ago.

Mukpuddy said...

Cool blog dude, you've got some rad stuff!!!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Thanks for dropping by mukpuddy and welcome to Strange Planet.

Goobeetsablog said...

a good read
damn those thumbnails though
I saw the end too soon.

Still a fun little story.
-brian

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Sorry about that, goob, didn't really know whether to have a click link or not. But hey, glad you liked it anyway.

JParpan said...

This is so great! Your blog is so great! Zombie King King.. So great!

Alan said...

That is some awesome comic book work. Well done!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

jparpan and alan, many thanks and welcome.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Splendid work !! :)