Monday, June 1, 2009

Mr. Jackal and Doctor Hound

A little rest from photoshop. Here is a link to a youtube video of The Last Forty Seconds of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - nice collagey goth thing. In a similarly spooky vein, just saw the Blink episode of The current Dr. Who. It's brilliant - combines the conventions of Japanese horror films as lifted by Western Cinema with the jaunty Dr. Who sensibility. A very clever script, which effectively calls out the whole romantic artist thing in an early scene (and I don't think I'm the only one):

Heroine: I like old things things because they're sad.

Friend about turn from a character into a plot point: What's good about sad?

Heroine: Sad is happy for deep people.

Heh.

18 comments:

mum said...

Loved the Portuguese short - lifting it, as a matter of fact.
Like the Dr Who also, except stroby-type things and me don't go really well together so I'll take your word for the rest of the series
'sad is happy for ' etc: deep-deep
wf add: twasmort (deep-deep deep-deep) :-)

cheers!

jude said...

sad happy. right.

Laurie Cannon said...

Okay, you're talking about the "Tragic Romantic" or the Enneagram Personality Type Four.
How do I know?
I'm one too.
We're the deep guys.
Speaking of which, the Meryl Streep character-the journalists in the film "Adaptation"...
I'm trying to remember what she reveals in one scene...
I think she confides that she's always wanted to experience what it was like to feel.
I have the opposite hankering; to be able to feel, for a day, what not feeling feels like.
Wow, huh?
wv: swarrrrrrrrrrrrrr (I added the extra "r's")
But down to business, I like the two-faced beast.
Very clever how you pulled that off.

ArtSparker said...

Yes, Laurie, Type 4, exactly.

j. said...

aww.
i think my kitty is like this as well.
one minute she is all lovey and cute and sweet and the next she is bouncing off the walls (literally.) and attacking her toys with a crazy, crazy look on her face.

paulahewitt said...

great illustration- i love the dog. and i like Dr Who very much. avoided it for a long time (when i was young because of the creepy music - not what i wanted to hear on a sunday night before bed!) and then because i thought it was lame. now Im hooked!

Eva said...

Everytime I look at this post, I start laughing. This expression is priceless. Have to show it to J tomorrow, he sometimes performs mimics like this.

Rajesh said...

Very nice.

rosedale's 4 head said...

oh so clever!

joseph's art and stuff said...

lovin this! also your alice in wonderland pieces!

yvette said...

the sadness of looking in the mirror...and see your real self in all aspects

Adam said...

I love the mirror image. I think we're all a bit Jackal and Hound, even if it's sometimes confusing knowing which is which.

Bella Sinclair said...

You're a creative genius! How do you keep coming up with all this brilliance? Hats off to you. :)

tony said...

Sad is happy for deep people...Well.Yes!"black dog"=Depression,so "White Dog"=Sad?

Melancholia Rocks!

Son of Incogneato said...

Ha-ha, hilarious. But why did you make it Mr. Jackal and not Dr. Jackal? Just curious. Fantastic youtube!

Hmmmm . . . food for thought this sadness business. I’d like to consider myself somewhat deep - of course who wouldn’t - but I am personally much more into spine-tingling ecstatic vision than melancholy and sadness. Does that make me shallow?
And you’d have to look high and low to find a greater lover of old things contra new things than myself.

Cheers!

Wildeve said...

Love the Dog and the mirror image.
Sad is happy for deep people.. interesting thought!
Have fun out there!

grrl+dog said...

well that hound is a portrait of mine.. he's happy when he's growling..

Exmoorjane said...

Why is it I come onto your blog looking for those amazing images and then find something wwwwaaaayyyy deeper? Had totally forgotten about the Enneagram - never could find my type - even asked a couple of 'experts' and they disagreed. But shall now look at number four and ponder.....