Friday, 14 June 2013

A Chronicle of Doom....

At last, a return to Ice Station Zebra - it's nearing the summer Convention season, hence the silence as the production wheels turn, but more about all that soon - to see how Agent Johnny is gettin' on. Just fine, as it happens, looking and sounding rejuvenated as he enters his 60th year on this wot is our planet. Furthermore he'd been at the weightlifting and the place was very clean and tidy throughout, much to Ghostman's satisfaction (if not the cooncil's). Sandie Shaw was presented complete - aside from a few ink tweaks that, later on it was decided were unnecessary - and the title of Manderston Street Madmen has been given the same treatment. The pencils on this particular page are 'loose as hell' and might need significant tightenin' up before detailed work progresses. There's also an A3 Backbeat Records poster on the go, but I didn't manage to catch a glimpse of it - colour washes yet to be mixed and applied to this no doubt corker! Evil Hollywood rumbles ever sideways(!), a 2 & 1/2 page outline for the conclusion (which sounds almost like another book in itself!) was read out, underlining all the high drama therein. Our Man in Pester Wails hopes to get started on this soon. 8 pages to go...? Finally, it was certainly a day for swillin' to the Floyd as "Joke" Miller picked up 5 "unofficial elpee releases" only last week, with the version of Interstellar Overdrive - see the link below - bein' a significant highlight (though each recording was notable for its vintage crisp quality).

Sounds: Let There Be More Light, Doll's House Darkness, Flowers and Vegetables, Light the Fuse and Psychedelic Archives (side one) by The Pink Floyd: See Those Eyes by Altered Images (the grande finale!)

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (BBC Archives)