Saturday, March 25, 2006

Creative Procrastination


I've been working on B.E.M. all this week and I needed a creative break. I decided to sketch some stuff in the Bruce Timm style. The point of it is that working the visual side of your brain for awhile, especially if you've been taxing the language center is a great way to break out of a "rut". Besides it's fun.

This fellow here is my version of The Copperhead , a character made famous in the serial Mysterious Doctor Satan from Republic Pictures.

3 comments:

DecoderRing said...

Oh, why am I not surprised to find you're a serial fan, Bill? Just finished watching the Republic Red Ryder, myself... but I've yet to find one I enjoyed more than the Columbia serial of The Shadow with Victor Jory (although I admit to being wildly biased in favour of the Master of Darkness)

Bill Cunningham said...

Try KING OF THE ROCKETMEN, ADV. OF CAPTAIN MARVEL, THE DICK TRACY SERIES...

I really loved the Republic production values and wish they had the clout to get the lirary of characters that Columbia had. I even wrote a "what if" article about William Witney directing the first Bat-Man serial.

DecoderRing said...

Haven't seen the Dick Tracy's , but the others are two of my faves. Another great feature of the Republic Serials were the action sequences. Spy Smasher for example, had some of the best fight scenes - and there's no trick photography there... just Rock 'em sock 'em action. It's something sadly lacking from things like the Batman serial... Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy Dr Dakka and his completely un-P.C. villainy, but the action descends pretty quickly into unchoreographed slap-fighting :)