Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Keaton and Rarities.

This is the time to post some rarities...
Long time ago in fact back in 2002 while writing an story in both languages and that I will use as soon as I have a more consolidated career, I designed this character and while checking some boxes with old drawings I bumped into this old one two days ago.
I am thinking in using it as the look for WITCH, so in case I have some free times I will design a tutorial showing you a cover I want to paint in acrylics and I will do it step by step. From the concept to the final product.
This would happen in a couple of months because You know I am busy but It is fun to see how my work has evolved but keeping my style and taste.
As you can see my name is really big so then I decided to use the other signature with the H and the Z but at the same time a person I really admire and that also his last name is Hernández was using a similar one so I just decided to drop the signature and I developed my signature as a symbol that I normally use to sign all my work, funny how you own work has a story to be told.
I forgot to mention that I have been helping a friend to prepare his Toefl English exam and at the same time is helping me to apply the exam that I need for my career and I am happy because I am scoring now a good grade in fact I am getting few errors in the 3 sections.So I am really happy.
Well continuing with the Rarities...
What does Mexico and Buster Keaton have in common? Maybe nothing but I was wrong by thinking that ... I still do not know how someone convinced what I consider the greatest silent comedy man of all the times to be in a Mexican Movie and speaking in Spanish..Yes you read right Speaking and in Spanish!!!
It was produced over 1945 and released on 1946 the name of the Movie was El moderno Barba Azul, the story is ..... I won`t spoil the lead, I have to say it is not the best movie in terms of the story, it is a decent movie in a way really naive and If you like movies of Cult this is one to watch because many people consider this movie one of the Best Sci-Fi done in Mexico because involves a rocket and a trip to the Moon, If you ask me this looks like a plot taken from Los Supersabios from the Great Butze, but who knows!!?, Jaime Salvador is the director, It is funny to see Keaton speaking in plain monosyllabical words (I am absolutely sure Buster didn`t understand what people were talking over the movie), a great piece to see because He even does some juggling over the movie and well Angel Garasa was best known for becoming a serious sidekick of Cantinflas in many movies done by him, Angel Garasa a great spanish actor made his career over Mexico and Spain.

Have a great day!!

JESUS ANTONIO

3 comments:

Chris Yeoman said...

That is very cool man! I really love your Robin illo too.

antonio said...

Hey!!!!
Great to see you again here,mate!!!
I was checking your blog and I like it, I didn`t know We have in common our love for Batman...
I hope if one day this or next week I have free to draw a Nightwing that by the way I like a lot!!

JESUS ANTONIO

Chris Yeoman said...

That's great! :) Thanks.