You can tell Halloween is coming up because…

I had a quick look at the stats for my blog just there and I noticed that one post was getting a shed load more hits than any of the others:

I don’t get very many hits, so 40 in one day for an old post titled Cool Lichtenstein Pop Art make up is pretty impressive for me and all because I posted this image I randomly found online:

It’s a cool photo, and I predict that this year there will be many copy-cat photo’s taken for Halloween…

On the off chance that anyone gets to this blog post and wants inspiration I found an article with in progress photo’s of someone doing something similar on a blog called illusion360. It was apparently for a Halloween photo-shoot for MAC Makeup.

I think it’s really cool but I’m not sure I think it’s as good as the one in the original article.

You also might find this image of a girl with pixelated makeup pretty cool.

The article its from is in French (I assume, I didn’t actually read it, but it’s not English) but you don’t need to be able to read to rip it off this Halloween.

That is all really, I don’t have much more to say, if everyone who viewed that original blog post clicked on an ad I’d probably make at least a 50p! that would be awesome… Unlikely but awesome none the less…
Here are a couple of examples of someone who has tried the Lichtenstein look from flickr:


Incidentally after just a little bit of digging I managed to find out that the original picture was by an artist/photographer? called Eva Mueller here is another awesome example of her work:
Hommage to Roy Lichtenstein

In case you hadn’t guessed I’m having trouble sleeping…

Graphic Novel: Burke and Hare

I’d love for this to be a review, it’s not, I’ve not even ordered this yet but I plan on doing so as soon as my pay check come in at the end of the month.

A graphic novel illustrated by one of my friends “Pix” (Will Pickering) is being released on the 3rd of October, in the mean time you can preorder it on Amazon.

Or alternatively you can watch the trailer on You Tube:

I’ve known Pix for 11 years and this could be his big break, so support a local artist. Pix put a ridiculous ammount of effort into the art, spendign days hunting down the likenesses of even incidental characters who appear in the story. Seeing him work on this has made me appreciate how much effort goes into making a comic.

As a side note Pix ran for the rectorship of Glasgow University a few years back, he lost to Ross Kemp, who later resigned, Pix would have done a better job.

‘Burke & Hare’ is published by Insomnia Publications. Written by Martin Conaghan, art by Will Pickering. Cover by Rian Hughes, introduction by Judge Dredd writer Alan Grant. Gallery art by Frank Quitely, Gary Erskine et al

It’s priced at £12.99