Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Dredd vs. The Terror-tubbies

This is from a long long time ago (but from THIS Galaxy). It was mainly a test page to see if I could colour my line art using watercolour paint on unstretched cartridge paper. The paper crinkled up too much and I abandoned the page, although I still like the idea of Dredd battling with crazed mutated Teletubbies. Of course It's an image you'll never see in the pages of 2000AD, as I'm sure the copyright holders (BBC?) would never give permission for their characters to be depicted in such an horrific and violent way. A shame though, as I think it could be a Dredd classic and fun to draw too (in my 'umble opinion.)

13 comments:

Staz Johnson said...

That is supremly gorgeous Cliff. And regardless of how the page may have crinkled when wet, you seem to have been able to make a pretty good scan of it here.. so maybe you shouldn't dismiss the idea completely.

BTW, the combination of watercolor & black line reminds me of Serpieri, & there's no higher compliment as far as I'm concerned.

Cliff Robinson said...

Yeah, well spotted, Staz, I certainly was trying to ride on the coattails of Serpieri here. He's an amazing illustrator. Good job most of my favourite comic artists still all seem to wear coattails, I'd be stuffed if they didn't, or am I being too hard on myself there? No? Thought not. Heh!

LEN said...

That's just fun, Cliff, and immaculately rendered as usual.

Gibson Quarter said...

This is great stuff Cliff, thanks for sharing!

I hope Tharg is keeping you busy on sequentials as we speak!

Dylan said...

Excellent stuff Cliff! Like Staz says very Serpieri,would love to see you do a whole strip like this.

jon haward said...

beautiful work Cliff, seems we all love the best ''t & a'' artist in the world Serpieri

Wiggz said...

Stunning! really nice.
I remember seeing the Teletubbies for the first time one morning in a Leeds pub lodgings after a heavy night and thought I was having a nightmare.No-one believed me when I told them what I had seen for months until they eventually became popular.

It looks like Dredds having the same recurring nightmare.

Lovely Cliff!

Wiggz

Lee Townsend said...

Amazing work Cliff really nice! reminds me of Serpieri to, and I like the idea of this story with these BBC childrens chacters would work well, should be commissioned to you straight away.

suni said...

Hilarious! And twisted..:D
It's been awhile, glad to see these these fun pages! More more more:)

Brigonos said...

Awesome work, Cliff, even in unfinished form.

Call it a homage and you can get away with a lot, though if you really want to test how far satire laws will cover your arse, turn the Teletubbies into Sendak's Wild Things and see how long it takes those movie people to send in the legbreakers.

Wiggz said...

HEY CLIFF - show us your Booga!

=)

Cliff Robinson said...

Thanks, Gibson, Len, Dylan, Jon, Lee, Suni and Brigonos. Tank Girl and Booga coming up shortly, Wiggz, just as soon as I can unchain myself from the drawing board. Cheers, all.

Lookhappy said...

Stunning! I love the look and feel of this - the colours work so well!