Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A JUICY INTERVIEW

I recently had the pleasure and great fun to be interviewed by Gemma from the retro and current video games review site, Juicy Game Reviews.

A chance post that I made on Twitter got us chatting about the Nintendo 64, or the N64 game Uniracers, also known as Unirally in PAL territories. Although I never worked on this title myself, I was at DMA Design when all the drama surrounding the game with Pixar was going on. It was a shame that the lawsuit resulted in it getting pulled from the shelves as it's a great game.


Unirally - Uniracers SNES Boxart for the N64




Anyway, we chatted briefly about my early days in video games when I worked on DMA Design titles such as Body Harvest for the N64, a little bit on GTA, and Zenith. The first game that I worked on at DMA was Zenith for the N64 and it's one of the titles that got pulled from production. 

Body Harvest Boxart for the N64

It was a damn shame as it was shaping up to be a really exciting game, and I have no doubt that Zenith would have been a great N64 game. But I won't spoil what we chatted about here. It's more fun to read about it on the interview. Gemma is really cool and I had great fun with her questions.

Zenith Player Characters

I also got the chance to chat about some of my work outside of games in the acting and film-making industry. 

It was fun remembering back to those early days in video games.

GTA

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Monday, 25 January 2016

A Bottle And A Friend

Robert Burns
It's Burn's Day once again. So enjoy life with good company because you never know when it may end.

A Bottle And A Friend


There's nane that's blest of human kind, 
But the cheerful and the gay, man,
Fal, la, la, &c. 


Here's a bottle and an honest friend!
What wad ye wish for mair, man? 

Wha kens, before his life may end,
What his share may be o' care, man?

Then catch the moments as they fly,
And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy,
And comes not aye when sought, man
.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

STAR WARS SHENANIGANS

Since the earliest news of The Force Awakens started hitting the world wide web, I've been having some fun creating a handful of cheeky images. I have nothing but the deepest respect for everyone who has worked to create any of the episodes in the George Lucas space opera, so none of my new or manipulated images are meant for anything other than having fun and enjoying Star Wars.
 

Lets start with BB-8 making his debut appearance at the Star Wars Celebration event hosted by J.J Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
This is how I think BB-8 really works. 



NASA Mars photos finding lumps of rocks that look like monster crabs prompted me to make this image. 
Jawas exploiting poor droids all over the galaxy


When The Force Awakens trailers came out, I had a great time with those. Yeah the first one is a bit crude but I'm a nice guy... honest.

I made this image before seeing The Force Awakens and finding out that Finn works in sanitation. There's a lot of Stormtroopers on the StarKiller base, and that's a whole lot of poop to deal with. I think this is why Finn really wanted out of the First Order.
It's a dirty job

This next subject is really close to my heart. Who will be the next Han Solo. I made this header image for my blog on why I believe the very fine actor Anthony Ingruber should be the first to step in Mr Ford's space boots.
The battle to be the new Han Solo

On a much more sombre note, I created this next image in response to the tragic Paris shooting at Charlie Hebdo. This is what actually prompted me to start blogging again. 
A pencil can be more power than any gun

Returning to more Star Wars silliness, I thought that Kylo Ren was a pretty cool, dark character, and he looked like he could fit right into a slasher horror movie. So I took an existing illustration of Kylo Ren and gave him a Scream makeover. The fantastic original illustration is not mine, I just slapped a Scream mask on him.
In space, no one can hear you Scream

And I'll end with just some plain old shenanigans.
Snoke In A Poke. And why not