Friday, January 22, 2010

sketchbook: mike's spidey!


self-explanatory really.
no one drew spidey like mike.

i thought that the cool thing mike had done on the inside front cover of my sketchbook was awesome and certainly more than anyone could ask for--but then, when i flipped the pages, i found this.



this from alison--and her mom (thanks, aunt mickey!)
i love to hear stories about the 30s and 40s--and especially about the incredibly crafty things that were done in the regards to the war effort. check this out...

During WW II
Lockheed During W.W.II (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of special effects during the 1940's. I have never seen these pictures or knew that we had gone this far to protect ourselves.
During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.

and AFTER...


"five for friday"
back-up bands

i think i did this once before--or maybe just had one or two mixed in to a general group of five--but here are the names of some back-up bands for you to provide the headliner...
have fun!

1. the heartbreakers

2. the attractions

3. the blue notes

4. the comets

5. the crickets

6. the jordanaires

7. the j.b.s

8. the range

9. the black hearts

10. the revolution

have a great weekend, everybody!
sell ya later!


Matt Wieringo said...

That drawing is amazing.

And so are those pictures. Really impressive. Though, can you imagine what it would be like to work under that thing all day, never seeing the sky? People from all lots of life sure endured a lot during that war.

Adam Hutch said...

Awesome Spidey! You're 100% right, no drew Spider-Man like Mike.

I can't even imagine being asked to sacrifice like they did during WWII. My Aunt & Uncle had to base their honeymoon destination on how far their gas rations would get them.

Jim McClain said...

1. Tom Petty and the heartbreakers

2. Elvis Costello and the attractions

3. Harold Melvin and the blue notes

4. Bill Hailey and HIS comets

5. Buddy Holly and the crickets

6. Elvis Presley--the jordanaires

7. James Brown--the j.b.s

8. Bruce Hornsby and the range

9. Joan Jett and the black hearts

10. Prince and the revolution

Brian said...

That Spidey is incredible. Wait, I'm sorry, the Hulk is incredibe, that Spidey is Amazing.

As for those pictures, it reminds me of the story of how during WWII, the English moved the city of Alexandria and hid the Suez Canal from bombers.

Jasper Maskelyne, a british stage magician, was brought into the Royal Engineers in the belief his illusion skills could help the war effort.

His largest trick was to conceal Alexandria and the Suez Canal to misdirect German bombers. He built a mockup of the night-lights of Alexandria in a bay three miles away with fake buildings, lighthouse, and anti-aircraft batteries. To mask the Suez Canal he built a revolving cone of mirrors that created a wheel of spinning light nine miles wide, meant to dazzle and disorient enemy pilots so that their bombs would fall off-target.

Pretty cool.

On to the 10 for Friday

1. Tom Petty

2. Elvis Costello

3. ?

4. Bill Halley

5. Buddy Holley

6. ?

7. ?

8. Bruce Hornsby

9. Joan Jett

10. Prince

Heywood Jablomie said...

Aw man that's an awesome spidey piece! I miss Mike and his work alot....

and man the ingenuity to come up with that facade is amazing! as i watch more and more older movies it's amazing the ways they worked special effects.