Today is Winter Solstice, Yule, and just in time for the festival, the lovely people over at Screen Novelties have sent me this cute animated short to share, enjoy!
Original art by http://alcove.deviantart.com/
Some time ago already I came across this image on the ætherweb:
Excellent. I was most intrigued since in context it hinted at an independent project to turn 40,000 Leagues under the Sea into an animated movie. Best thing to do since my curiosity was kindled, was to contact the gentleman who posted it and ask permission to feature it.
What I found out was even better than I had hoped for: The image hails from a 1990’s project by Kevin Altiery and Joe Pearson, the latter also being responsible for War of the World: Goliath. So there is some serious talent behind this 40,000 Leagues project.
Hopefully, I will be able to keep in touch with Mr. Pearson and pass some updates along as to what the status of the project is. So far, it looks like it is being brought back into the light after lying dormant for far too long, but this is all I know at the moment. Let’s see what the future brings.
You can also find more on Joe Pearson’s extensive work and portfolio here: www.epochinkanimation.com
Explaining your favourite subculture to your children can be a daunting task. Therefor, we have to expose them as early as possible and instill the fascination we feel in them.
For me, this fascination started with my encounter with a Zeppelin on TV. I must have been four or five years old at the time.
Now, my son is two and of course, as a responsible parent, I want to package the Zeppelin in a more age-appropriate way. Fortuitously, the Youtube Channel of tutitutv has provided me with just that:
An age appropriate presentation of a Zeppelin:
Now my son will be initiated into the wonderful, colourful and happy world of Steampunk!
At the Mountains of Madness is one of H.P. Lovecrafts best known and most beloved works. It is actually No. 4 in my personal Top 10 of Cthulhu Mythos fiction. The first three being The Colour out of Space, The Call of Cthulhu and The Shadow over Innsmouth.
Rumor of At the Mountains of Madness being turned into a major movie by none other than Guillermo del Toro have been floating around for a while. Alas, those plans have been cancelled. You can read the details here.
Well, even if the novel is not turned into a blockbuster, at the very least there is still the work of dedicated fans, making the best out of limited resources. It is astounding how far creativity and dedication can take you, as this adaption clearly shows, enjoy: