The name is Lamech and I draw the webcomic, Hurlyburly, write the odd hard boiled story or two and make wisecracks. Behold the geekery.
It’s the first of September and I am going to try do a sketch a day for this month. “Try” being the operative word. Yeah, I am just a ball of positive energy, right?
First sketch is Mr. Quinlan from The Strain. The Strain is one of those odd series based on a book where it is actually better than the book. (I just finished The Fall and I am diving into the last book.) I read that Del Toro and Hogan had initially wanted to make The Strain a television series. But when that didn’t pan out, they made it into a book and then a comic and finally coming around full circle, a series for FX. And you can see how it works so much better as a television series. Not to say that the books are bad, they’re not. It’s just the characters work better for the small screen. For example, Eichhorst, who is my favorite character, (he is just so creepy and evil) is not in book one and barely in book two. However, he features heavily in the series. (Played brilliantly by Richard Sammel.) I also love Quinlan’s look in the television series better than in the book. In the book he is closer to the regular vampires by lacking a nose and ears and having blood red eyes. Here in the series and in the sketch, he has black, rat like eyes and still has his features. More fitting for what he actually is. (Read the book if you can’t wait for the show to reveal Quinlan’s true nature.)
Anyway, I completely digging the series. (Yeah, scary vampire show? You know I am there.) It seemed fitting to start Sketchtember with him. (Oh, yeah, I am going with that corny name.)
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
I bet Rocket would make a comfy pillow
A “found footage” vampire film where two Canadian best friends go traveling to Europe and pick up the worst souvenir.
Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect
Tried my hand at the anime screencap redraw meme. Did one from Sailor Moon Crystal. Why that anime? Because I am not digging the animation at all. I checked it out on hulu for nostalgia reasons but the character designs and the lack of fluid animation is driving me nuts. I just wanted to see if I could work it into something better. Ended up making Usagi look like a throw back to a late 1980’s cartoon. Like this Sailor Moon would show up right after Jem but before The Galaxy Rangers.
It could have worked…
Saw The Guardians of the Galaxy. The best way to describe the movie is fun. It reminded me of 80’s sci-fi movies. Like The Empire Strikes Back meets The Last Starfighter meets The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai meets Flash. Not only that but it also had some the most beautiful starship designs I have ever seen. I even missed some of the dialog because I too busy gawking at Nova starships designs.
Though I did manage to fall in love with these two. Who ever thought a Space Ent could be so adorable?
More random panels from Hurlyburly.