I tried to convince myself that I didn't have time to do a proper piece this week, but I couldn't help myself. I have so many indelible memories of Ray harryhausen's incredible creations seared onto my mindgrapes since childhood. All those saturday afternoons sitting on the floor in front of the telly watching Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad et al. Of all the amazing creatures he brought to life(Talos, Kali, The Cyclops, Medusa, The Gorgon, the giant scorpions.... classics all), the sequence I still remember thrilling to the most as a kid was the one in Jason and the Argonauts where Jason and his crew face off against the 'children of hydra', or the skeleton warriors as they're more commonly known.
Just utterly brilliant cinema, Harryhausen injected such life and personality into those bony feckers; it repeatedly blew my tiny mind.
Eclectic Micks are a collection of Irish professional comic book artists. They include Stephen Mooney (Angel, Half Past Danger), Stephen Thompson (Star Trek; New Frontier, Presidential Material: John McCain), Len O'Grady (Smoke, Ares) Nick Roche (Transformers, Doctor Who), Will Sliney (Star Wars, Farscape), Bob Byrne (Mr. Amperduke, 2000AD), Declan Shalvey (Thunderbolts, 28 Days Later) and Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells)
Every day there will be a sketch posted here, each artist posting on a certain day. Enjoy