Sunday, November 8, 2009

"War Of The Worlds" (1953)

War Of The Worlds
Hello, Pulp Friends,

There is anything to add about this movie? I hope not becuase I am short on time ;)
I just hope you guys dig the more "different" approach of this week tribute ;)
Planning to do a more "realistic" portrait of these bad guys later this week.

Hope you all had a wonderful Pulp Sunday :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Artwork © 2009 Francesco Francavilla.
"Watchers from Outer Space" © and TM 2009 Francesco Francavilla.

5 comments:

Stephen said...

Brilliant! A clever, wry schematic of the story stripped down to an immediately emblematic image. It made me chuckle.

BTW: NPR's StoryCorp last week had a self-interview with an old man who told a story about his stuffy, serious grandfather getting dupped by Orson Welle's War of the Worlds radio play. Confessions were made, tearful farewells were spoken before they realized that the Martians weren't just over the hill. The grandfather never lived it down, much to his family's amusement.

Craig Zablo said...

It gave me a smile, I dearly needed. Thanks!

Dave_Flora said...

I still don't know how you find time to do these great pieces...much less have the time to come up with such cool ideas!
Bravo, my friend!
*And thanks, Stephen for a great story!*
-Dave

Chad Carter said...

I'm with Dave...I just don't know where you get the vinegar to come up with all this quality, FF.

And somebody needs to tap you to do a Friday the 13th story (referencing the F-13 piece on your Sketch Blog)...I can't believe I'd say such a thing, but recently in the comics there's been some fantastic Jason Voorhees stories being done (unlike the actual movies) by luminaries like Palmiotti and Gray, and even your boy Jason Aaron! After the Sketch piece, I'm all for some FF-13!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Stephen: Thank you so much for the very kind comment :D And thanks for the little anecdote - I need to check if that interview is available somewhere.
Craig: :D Thank you!
Dave: when I am inspired, it takes half the time ;) And I don't spend nearly as much time thinking what to draw as you would think - most of these layouts come out very instinctively. I am just lucky ;) Thanks for the kind words :)
Chad: no winegar but only Italian wine here ;) Just kidding :P Thanks, Chad, and I am all up for a FF13 book (actually it's not that long shot either ;))

And speaking of Jason Aaron, check out today's Pulp Sunday post ;)

Cheers,
Francesco