Monday, August 15, 2005

Europe Connection

Hello all, Just wanted to put this up. Its a pin up for some German friends of mine for their comic ( actually scketch book of the comic) Chronique des immortels by Thomas von Kummant and Benjamin von Eckartsberg. If you dont have it get it.

Oh yeah by the way Colossus now available via PAYPAL get your today!!!!!

Things at work are heating up again and Louis Gonzales is busily working on an E-ville press web site so watch for it.

all for now

mandrews out


Blogger Paolo Pace said...

I love your work. I'm destined to buy Colossus, as well, but if it doesn't trouble you too much or make you think I'm too morbidly strange, I have one critique I'd like to offer on this piece.

The arteries in the neck of the recently beheaded warrior would not froth and spray. It would jet two massive squirts of very dark red blood, several metres into the air. Normally, I wouldn't say anything but a beheading is a pretty gruesome thing and might make for a more interesting illustration in that sense.

Side note: I'm creeping my own self out with this critique!! Forgive me.

5:37 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Christopher-- No problem, It was a very creepy note and I hope you come by this info by way of reading. good note.

mandrews out

9:43 PM  
Blogger sedyas said...

Woah. Incredible stuff...

12:52 PM  
Blogger Luxo Jr. said...

YAY!!!! I am soo excited now about buying Tales of Colossus! However am on a low of cash...I will keep saving.

That picture is pretty cool, and that was an interesting piece of critique by Chistopher.

1:23 PM  
Blogger John Nevarez said...

Loved Colossus. Beautiful work! Can't wait to see what Louis has planned for the E-ville website. Look forward to your next project.

12:26 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Sedyas----- thank you!

Luxo jr------thank you and keep saving Colossus is now avilable on line.

John-------Me to I cant wait for what Louie has planned. Have you seen his site? Awesome. I know E-Ville press will be as cool. As for my next work perhaps a small story in Afterworks2??????


Mandrews out!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Hadibi said...

Wow, it's when I see drwings like yours, it makes me want to live closer to the states just to be able to meet and learn from everyone there~

Over here's the animation industry is somewhat a bit lacking :D I just hope one day someone here's gonna make a damn good movie that'll give life to the animation business~

Or at least invite everyone from Pixar or Disney (or any other great production studios over there) to come over and give some talks XD

I'm saving some money to buy your book~ ^O^

6:41 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Like your blog

9:39 PM  
Blogger JOSE LOPEZ said...

love your blog!!! Colossus is kick ass, plus I saw you on a Starz commercial for The Incredibles last night, very cool.


10:37 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Hadibi---- I didnt even know there WAS animation in Malaysia- we'll I hope there is more. it seems its the states that treat it like a buisness than anywhere else, even in Europe. And when its a business and it makes money and theres demand it gets done! Like Japan too I guess. So either you gots ta move to Japan or the states? I can't speak more on this but a heavy weight Comics label is interested in Colossus- so wait and you'll be able to get it from

Alina Chau---- Thank you Alina, Im glad you like it.

Jose Lopez---- on Starz huh .... oooohh Boy. I'm in for it now. They say the Camera puts on ten pounds. But hell who am I kidding Im a big Ham for the Camera in more ways than one!!!! POW

5:27 PM  
Blogger BenerdWalkin said...

Hey Mark

Nice Blog man .....lots of dynamic stuff

3:22 AM  
Blogger BenerdWalkin said...

alot of work man....but the sketch are really cool
thanks for posting the work....

3:31 AM  
Blogger BenerdWalkin said...

Ok this is the last comment....but mann..really cool work I have to get the book.....

3:35 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Benerdwalkin------ Thanks for cheking the blog out, Im glad you like it. And I will have to agree with you.... you HAVE to get the book. Yes oh yes.

Mandrews out

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Blogger Paolo Pace said...

I just realized I never answered your question of how I came by the information on beheadings.

Here's the answer: While working in a photo studio and studying photography my boss let me read through some old Time Magazines. There were depictions of beheadings in black and white in parts of Asia. That was my first time seeing something like that, and even though it was a still image, devoid of colour, it was still deeply disturbing.

[Description of image. CAUTION!]

There were several headless bodies laying in the mud, their expressionless heads laying a few feet away, where I imagine they tumbled. The last remaining man, also kneeling, was photographed just after his head had been separated by a sword stroke from a uniformed Asians man, carrying a sabre of some kind. The head is blurred as it falls, his body still in position, hands bound behind, and two dark jets of blood (looking mostly like cables, until they spray out at the ends) shooting straight up from the neck.

Since then, I have seen other photos and videos over the years --- certainly not on purpose, but I've come upon them in other photography and news magazines and through Internet discoveries.

It's the kind of imagery that sticks in your head. I can only imagine what it does to people who have seen it first hand. Mostly, I describe such things as 'leaving a black feeling in your gut.'

9:54 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Paolo Pace--- Hey, thaks for sharing that info. lots of nasty things happening in the world, they just don't usually happen in the states. Exposure to such things I find on the web and mostly inadvertantly. And your right about things sticking in your head. Scary.

As for my Illustration- think of it as a freeze frame, the stoke so fast the spouting cables of blood would spurt in the next frame- Cheers

Mandrews out

8:48 AM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

I LOVE THIS ONE! Had to buy your Colossus book because of it!

9:23 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

UrbanBarbarian---- awesome. Enjoy.

Mandrews out

12:09 AM  
Blogger Tirso Cons said...

Great blog! I just discover it now!

I participate in this Skech book gallery, with the Chronics characters, too.

Thomy and Benjamin are two crazy good guys!

Sorry my english

All the best

5:38 PM  

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