“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Friday, June 23, 2006

ROCKETEER_90 minutes

A classic concept of a man with a rocket pack strapped to his back and a fin on his helmet then augmented by a phenominal artist, Dave Stevens. Why doesn't the rocket burn his legs off, you ask? That's not really the point.

In the movie version, there's a scene where Howard Hughes shows our hapless hero via news footage-esque film what the Nazis would do with the rocketpack should they get their notrious, facist hands on it. There's an awesome animated bit that put the cherry on top of this underrated film. Check it out - it's a gas.

5 comments:

MELLON said...

niiiiiiiiice....

it's always been my dream that i'd convince dave stevens to let me do a rocketeer mini... good thing i'm not going to hold my breath on that one.

that whole movie is just fun...

-Kevin

HartCactus said...

But where is Betty? ;P

Nice one Eric!

-Hart

Henry Elmo Bawden said...

I liked the rocketeer. I thought they did a really good job with it. I like the way you did it also. Good job. Keep em cranking.

-Henry

Jon Tsuei said...

Lots of flowing stripes in these last two images, hehe. Great body language in both pieces man. I can't wait to get a closer look at these.

Julia said...

o dude his suit has like magical future powers! it's like one of those apollo space suits complete with fiberglass that can withstand xtreeem heat and duresss!!! or something like that...

or maybe it's just hollywood nonsense magic haha :D. pwnt as always by your drawings good sir.