Archive for December, 2010

Astorial Wine

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Skeleton Sphinx

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

A game of chess

Friday, December 24th, 2010

A Red Squelette

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Drawn 22/12/2010, edited and coloured in The GIMP.

Emerging from the Wreckage

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

This postcard originally bore the hand-lettered title “Emerging from the Wreckage”. I removed it from the scan because the lettering was just too small and in the wrong place. These two jolly factory chimneys appear to be the only survivors in a ghastly ruined or bombed-out landscape. It’s a common favourite of dystopians and sci-fi writers to imagine that some form of humanised machine will take over the earth. In this case, the chimneys seem to have already evolved their own personal hierarchy or chain of command, one that recognises the chimney on the right as “the boss”. Luckily, he looks reasonably friendly. Colours added by me in 2010.

Perdu Postcard

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Another in my series of surreal postcards. Here’s a fairly freakish mutoid on two spindly legs, more swollen head than man, yet his deformed state doesn’t mean he can’t feel the terrible pain of loss. He may be regarding something outside the panel, or simply recalling an unpleasant memory which only he can understand, an affliction suffered by many of us. Odilon Redon I ain’t! Many of these postcards have their captions in French, perhaps due to the large amount of French B.D. I was consuming at the time.