Posts Tagged ‘original’

Time is the Key Ingredient

February 16, 2015

I have really been neglecting this blog, I feel like a bad parent. I know it’s there, I’m just not giving it the attention it deserves for whatever extraneous reasons.

You may remember (or you may not) the Lars Andersen: a new level of archery video that went viral towards the end of January.

Ben Green and I thought it would be a good idea and exercise to parody it.

Most videos that go viral have about a week where they’re being talked about and passed around the public arena. After that everyone moves onto the next one and ceases to care. Sometimes you’ll get a parody of the video a week after and people will start passing that about but beyond that I’m not sure if people revisit those things.

This issue means the video not only has to be made in a very short space of time but it also has a short shelf life (in theory). Additionally, in order for people to be made aware of the parody, the video would have to be shamelessly and intensely promoted online for it to be seen by anyone.

Unless of course the video is made by a big company with a large fan base and/or links to the press. By the time Ben and I got round to shooting our parody four days had passed and the original was on 16million views, I was working on a freelance job and so time wasn’t particularly on our side.

We both, came up with a bunch of ideas and gags from watching the video, combined them into a rough structure and spent half a day shooting things involving lacing shoes that we thought would be funny. In the evening, I only had a few hours to edit the thing and then record the narration which Ben wrote and I riffed on and I think that’s where it came together.

I don’t think you need to see the source material to enjoy our little video (but you should and it would help) and I also think it works outside the influence of its origins. I just wish I had, had time to promote the shit out of it on twitter, etc.


Josh

This is Judge Dredd.

August 30, 2012

He likes riding his bike, polishing his helmet, upholding the law (it’s very rewarding) and free pizza (who doesn’t?)

He doesn’t like; smiling (he’s not very good at it), shouting at people (although he does this a lot), when people don’t listen to him (he has to shout), when people shoot at him (he has to shoot back) and perps.

Here’s an alternative version. I wanted to go with the original black and white look, but couldn’t resist doing a coloured version.

The new film comes out next week, I don’t know about anyone else but reckon Dredd would make a great TV show (is an animated one too much to ask for?). It’s cops for petes sake! How can you go wrong?

Josh

Captain Kirk Cartoon Tribute

April 3, 2012

In case you haven’t seen it, Amok Time is one of the classic and most iconic Star Trek episodes of the Original Series.

In short Spock has to get laid or he’ll die.

After Spock starts behaving out of character, Doc ‘Bones’ McCoy examines him and then has a chat with the Captain.

McCoy says to Kirk ‘If you don’t get him to Vulcan within a week eight days at the outside, he’ll die. He’ll die, Jim.

To which Kirk responds in classic Shatner style: Why must…he die? Why…. within eight days? Explain.

I loved that bit so I made a drawing of it.

I couldn’t find the exact clip online so you’ll just have to make do with you imaginations and a compressed version of the episode if you’re not hardcore enough to watch it in full somewhere else.

Josh

Don’t Give Me No Lip Shitface!

May 20, 2011

I’ve done another repanel (finally got round to finishing it).

It’s from Testicles the Tautologust (pronounced ‘testicleez’) by Jaxon (aka Jack Jackson). You can read the oringinal story HERE and highly recommend that you do. Also check out his other works too!

It’s a great Conan parody and I chose the panel where the old skool frazetta Conan mashes the face of the Marvel pretty boy conan.

Jaxons art work is fantastic. It’s gritty, raw and his characters often speak in a contemporary way regardless of where in time/space the story is set. That’s one of the main things I admire about his work because not only does it add a different kind of humour, it makes the story the much easier to relate due to the familiarity of language.

I kind of prefer the original to my version, mostly because more power is conveyed in the punch and the framing is a lot tighter. It’s still all good fun.

Josh

Bogie Bastards

March 29, 2011

I once wrote a book…

When I was 7.

It was called Bogie Bastards.

I’ve written other books, but this one as far as I am aware was the first and last of it’s kind.

I guess the idea behind it was something in the same vein as an activity book since it contained an array of creativity from jokes and doodles to song parodies and very short stories such as my star trek fan fictions which consisted mostly of swear words.

What shocked me most were some of the ‘draw-er-rings wot I did’. The one that grabbed me most was the image in which the double quiffed protagonist is threatening an anonymous stranger in a doorway with a gun whilst verbally abusing him, all the while his penis protrudes from his trousers standing semi erect and pointing in the same direction as the gun.

And just to prove that I’m not lying here is said image:

What can I say, it was the 90’s.

I have thus been inspired to recapture the essence of the original and recreate the protagonist using my skillz.

I don’t think my parents will be too happy about me posting this. I’m not sure they’re even fully aware of my little masterpiece – but fuck it.

Some people may think that there was and still is something wrong with me and that I am a product of a twisted society and bizarre upbringing. Well you may be right, you may be wrong. Either way I couldn’t care less.

Josh