That darn Warren!

Gotta love him. Besides all the fine entertainment he provides, he still continues to tease entertaining things out of others, too.
His latest challenge over at Whitechapel is:
“You must design a poster for a movie called IRON MAN directed by Stanley Kubrick. This is all you know. “
Well, that’s enough to play, most assuredly. I had a lot of thoughts about this one – first i was thinking of basing it on the Polish movie poster for Eyes Wide Shut:
Eyes Wide Shut - Polish movie poster
But i figured almost no one would get the reference. I thought about playing around with the Japanese Iron Man movie – Tetsuo (a very different Iron Man, unrelated to the Marvel Comics character). I figured some of the mechanized visuals from Tetsuo would blend well with the iconic eye-clamps from A Clockwork Orange.
But after much contemplation and idea tossing, i decided to go back to the basics, the classic A Clockwork Orange poster based, but triangle inverted for the advanced Iron Man chest design. And colors scheme inverted – where the original was black and white ouside the triangle and had red/orange hues inside, the other way around seemed better suited here.
Okay, talking way too much – here’s the result:
Stanley Kubrick Iron Man movie poster, by -3-


Everywhere Is Everywhere

Jenny Everywhere, that is.
Jenny Everywhere, AKA Shifter, is a public domain character with the ability to shift between realities. This quite conveniently making her available for anybody to use in their own fictional reality.

And, once again, Warren Ellis has issued an irresistable challenge – to visualize Jenny Everywhere.

Later, i will rant about “What the fuck is wrong with the world?!?!” Pulling up visual reference for Ron Post and Savage Henry was ridiculously hard when they should be widely known. I begin to think no-one will recognize anyone in the piece…

But here’s the result in the little time i had allowed. I would have liked to have another half dozen or more reality shifters in the place, but it must have been a rare slow time:

Click for larger image, or visit the Designs page for much larger image.

Punk Justice

Warren Ellis is doing his damnedest to make sure i don’t work on things i should be working on. After last week’s Spider-movie poster, he issued another irresistable challenge this week over at Whitechapel.
Here’s the details:
“In 1975, while promoting the New York Dolls, Malcolm McLaren got some people from DC incapably drunk and walked off with a two-year license on one of their properties. Went back to London, changed the shop name from SEX to SEDITIONARIES, then said, “here, Viv, you reckon we could blag fifty grand off someone to make a fillum?”

1977. London. You have been tasked with producing the poster for Malcolm McLaren’s JUSTICE LEAGUE film.

What does that look like?”

Having graduated double natural, i had to go for this, again.
Here’s the results:

click for (slightly) larger view

What If David Lynch Did Spider-Man?

Warren Ellis likes to issue creative challenges to artists fairly often over at Whitechapel, and his latest challenge was just too much fun to ignore. Especially after having just missed the Steampunk Batman challenge.

His latest challenge: “You must design a poster for a movie called SPIDER-MAN directed by David Lynch. This is all you know. ”
Here’s my result:

Much as i might like how mine came out, it really looks more graphic novel cover than movie poster. If you like the concept of this challenge, you should go check out the original thread – some great work being done, and still a few days left with more being posted all the time.
Here’s the Whitechapel Discussion Thread.

experiMental Theatre

Yes, the previously mentioned webcomic goes live in a little under 8 hours. Actually, the site is already live, with some pre-strip strips. But experiMental Report One’s first strip goes up at 3:03:03am Sunday morning. (Yes, i know i’m obsessed, thank you.)

experiMental Theatre is basically an experiment in Mental Theatre, externalized in comic form. In other words, i get to unleash some of the crawly things in the back of my head. So fair warning now – you never know when a strip might be NSFW. It was originally just labeled for language, but the last pre-strip allowed me to go ahead and label for nudity and violence – so, like i said, fair warning.

Still want to look? Here’s the URLs:

The first three strips will be updating daily, and then publication will continue on dates divisible by 3. (We already talked about obsession, right?)

See what happens when i post two days in a row?

What a week – power outages, net loss, and a biblical plague or two.

For most of the week i could only access the net for 15-20 minutes once or twice a day. But everything is restored at home now, so things are getting back to what passes for normal here.

But it’s not all damage control on the home front, some things have been moving forward as planned. You may recall that when i wrote of MASKS previously, i mentioned it was one of several things in the works.  Another project is debuting this coming Sunday – my new webcomic.

experiMental Theatre is going to be a bit different from what you’re used to seeing from me. Much looser, something of a raw underground style in stark black inks.  To show you what i mean, here’s a quick peak at the first panel of  Experiment One: TIM

This Is Me

Next time, a bit more about the strip, and an URL or two for it.

Past Poetic, Part II

Yes,  posting two days in a row.  Let’s not get too used to that, eh?

Here’s the second of my old poems i’ve managed to excavate from the runs of yesteryear. This one was very personal, containing far more truth than one might suspect.

Pain (Knowledge Counts)

(Pain (Knowledge Counts) by -3- / originally published online ca. 1994)

Past Poetic

I’ve been digging for a few weeks, trying to excavate some of my old works that have become buried over the (far too many) years.

Sadly, much of my old work seems to be lost to antiquity now. But i have found a couple of the poems i was looking for. The one i’m running today is one that i had plans to do a set of full page illustrations – one for each verse. Now that i’ve uncovered the poem, perhaps that will happen. But, for now, i’m going to run it here so i can find it more easily next time.

(Phyre by -3- / originally published online in 1993)

And here’s a previously unrevealed tidbit about this poem – it was written from the point of view of a corpse in a funeral pyre.

MASKS – a glimpse of a future

I ran a few teaser designs a little while back from the new project i’m starting to develop. I don’t think i mentioned the title, or told you much about the book. Well, you get the title this time, and here’s an early promo poster for the book. But neither i, nor the poster, are going to be telling you much about the story itself just yet.
Still just more teasers.

Promo art for MASKS

Click on image for enlarged view

Not Quite C’thulhu – New print available

Whether the fever brought on the madness or the madness brought on the fever, i cannot say – cannot know.

So begins the narrative that leads us to



C'thul-Whu? by -3-

For closer looks and more info, visit the new C’thul-Whu? page tabbed in the logo above. Or take this shortcut.
To purchase a print of C’thul-Whu? visit my store

Visit my webcomic!
Currently updating every 3rd day, on dates divisible by 3.
(Caution: may contain one of more of the following: Language/Nudity/Violence)

-3-‘s Yak Box

The new print i mentioned was coming is out, so now it's back to development work on the graphic novel i want to do.

Meanwhile, here's the online serialization of the graphic novel i just completed with L. Neil Smith and Scott Bieser -
Phoebus Krumm:


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