Recommended reading because Graphic Novels are about more than Superheroes…
It’s cold and dark outside, Blogsprites – but you’ll find a warm welcome in The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana Library throughout January and February!
We’re opening 2013 with books, books and more books – a few reviews, some old favourites and new curios, art and graphic novels – film, tarot and even the odd cute animal gif might sneak their way in too
Now, where shall we do our reading?
Billy Majestic’s arresting Graphic Novel, Humpty Dumpty is a Science Fiction/Horror yarn and definitely not recommended for children.
Vivid colours and smooth digital blending achieve a film-like look; entirely appropriate for a snappy origin tale which plays like a movie storyboard and makes no qualms about its B-Movie intentions.
Redneck grotesques, small-town cops and ethereal aliens provide familiarity whilst the titular Humpty is an atrocity to remind you of the heyday of direct-to-video prosthetic horrors. Humpty’s conception and birth stray into uncomfortable exploitation territory but once the monster madness is underway sequels seem both likely and gory good fun.
For more unique images follow the link to The Gallery.
Posted in Art, tagged Czech, Entertainment, Graphic novel, July, Marionette, Pelham Puppets, Photographs, Pinocchio, Prague, Puppet, Puppetry, skeleton, Stop Motion, Summer 2012, Theatre on July 3, 2012 | 23 Comments »
Summer 2012 is a total wash-out here in the United Kingdom so I will endeavour to make this month at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana as enchanting and enticing as possible!
July will be dedicated to strings and things; to the cute puppet friends who delighted us in childhood to the creepy, pant-wetting, spindle-limbed horrors that still haunt our adult nightmares… no? Just me then
I also hope to squeeze in a few reviews and recommendations for some unusual Graphic Novels and present some Blog Awards whilst saying thanks for those I have recently received.
I have updated and launched a brand new album in the Gallery (you can click the header tab to visit, free entry as usual) or simply click the sample pictures below…
Posted in Arcana, Art, Books, Movies, TV, tagged BrianFroud, Dark Crystal, David Bowie, Easter, Faerie, Fairy tale, Fantasy, Froud, Graphic novel, Jim Henson, Labyrinth, Lily Wight on April 1, 2012 | 2 Comments »
If you are looking for something to peruse whilst you eat your Easter chocs I would recommend April’s Magickal Thing; the collected art of the talented and inspirational Froud family.
If you have seen Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal you are already familiar with Brian Froud‘s unique style (and David Bowie’s equally unique tights).
To celebrate all things Faerie I’ll be featuring a link to The Realm of Froud in the sidebar of my home page all month.
Don’t forget that the Disney backed television series Once Upon A Time premiers on Channel 5 in the U.K. tonight!
P.S. A little extra treat, a Froud inspired animated curio (view it all on YouTube) …