Friday, 15 October 2010

Twenty Million Miles To Titan: A New SWORD Strip!

Inspired by Shaqui, Bill, Andy and Mike I thought I'd have a crack at some arty stuff too. Lacking any drawing or painting skills I have resorted to my trusty but basic 'paint' programme. As you will see I have paid homage to several old Fifties and Sixties pulp and space artists by shamelessly using their images in this B- 'story'. I hope they and you don't mind. Similarly I hope Toad, Wotan and EvilEd [ge] don't mind playing story parts too. Fritha is completely fictitious! A bit of Friday Night fun - at least for me! [once you click on the image you may need to magnify your screen size to read the words - then again I am using my miniscule laptop!]

7 comments:

  1. ha, ha - very good! Seriously impressive stuff considering the paint software youre saddled with! Where did you find all the pics ? Especially Ymir ?

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  2. Too kind Commander WOTAN! All the were online.

    Ymir's big face is on Ed Valigursky's! http://www.pbase.com/tomrok/vintage

    Got many of the rockets on this great French pulp site: http://www.collectorshowcase.fr/divers_pulps_4.htm

    Have you mutated yet?

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  3. Top Class Woodsy!
    I just love the picture of the spaceship standing upright and partly submerged on the atoll!

    Something tells me we haven't heard the last of the terrifying Captain Toad Beast!

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  4. Cheers Ed. It was a lot of fun. That rocket in the water was by John Pederson Jr and can be seen here
    http://www.collectorshowcase.fr/IMAGES2/wot_6507.jpg

    Hmm. You've got me thinking about a follow up!

    PS. Mark Gatiss for Prime Minister!

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  5. What a marvellous idea, Woody!!!!! As a non-artist myself, I find this very inspiring! Even so, I doubt I could do anything like this, but I am almost tempted to try.

    Of course, Captain Toad is nothing to do with me. Work for S.W.O.R.D.? As if! Rookie organisation! No, I am on the training staff of the European branch of Spacex Academy. Everyone knows that ^_^

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  6. Woody????? Can I not even get the boss's name correctly now?

    Sorry, Woodsy.

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