Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Illustration Friday: Visitors

Illustration Friday: Visitors
The first thing I thought of when I heard the theme for this week was "Visitors" was the 1983 mini-series "V." And of course the scene where Jane Badler eats the mouse (I thought it was a mouse-turns out it was a gerbil or guinea pig). I remember this scene was very shocking to me at the time. Check out the excellent stop motion animation below.

I'd also forgotten the cool sunglasses and the space-age swastika logo.
















In my research on the topic, I found V's creator's website. Lots of great photos there.
I got the title for my illustration, from this poster. The Garp poster dates it nicely:

15 comments:

Dr. Diabolical Dave Savage said...

I wonder if whoever was the designer of the V logo was a fan of FEAR. And, great work as always.b

Chickengirl said...

LOL! Oh my, that was really unexpected..she just swallowed it whole and you can see it down the neck...eheheh! very cool. Nice to see where all your inspiration comes from!

Paul Bommer said...

hehehe
john, that is so good
I really adore your characters
a truly great style

damnit, I wish I'd seen V now

faeorain said...

Fantastic! I love this concept....and I cannot believe you posted that clip of V...lol..that scene where she swallows the gerbil stayed in my head for years! It really creeped me out. I thought I was the only one who remembered that show, ha ha.

Fermín Solís said...

Great work!

Duncan said...

You really went to town on your research. Great stuff!!

arvindh said...

This is a very cool illustration!

Focus_ret said...

Oh my! I'll hide my cat if she comes to visit - she might be REALLY hungry!

Cute illustration.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Great idea, great work!

esillustration said...

HAHA!! Amazing post!

Alina Chau said...

WICKED!!!

Pickledog said...

Sweeeet! I loved V, but my mom wouldn't let me watch it. I still did, but I wasn't supposed to. This is why we may never be S.B.F's with the aliens. Friends don't eat friends.

Spacetastic illo!

An said...

jejejeje, que buenos recuerdos V, aunque la verdad nunca me gusto demasiado :) Saludos

mike r baker said...

Awesome illo and a great post! You do incredible work!

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