Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vic Mizzy dies at the age of 93

My 'ol mate Tim Wade and I often have commented that whenever we're feeling a bit down, popping on a bit of Vic Mizzy's delightful music always perked us up. Man, Mizzy's soundtracks were so welded to my childhood consciousness.
'The Addams Family', 'The Ghost and Mr.Chicken', 'Green Acres' etc etc. take me (even now) to a sunny place of Saturday afternoon matinees, freshly mowed lawns and cold lemonade drinks.

What a brilliant talent. I know his style of music had long since passed out of the contemporary limelight, but I'm still saddened to think that the bloke who came up with all those wonderful tunes won't be writing any more.

At least I'm hearted to learn that he actually owned the rights to his most famous work: 'The Addams Family' theme.

Says he: "Two finger snaps and you live in Bel-Air."

For the ABC news story click here.

Freaky Aliens and Spaceships

...more concept stuff...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Concept Art

A couple of designs for film ideas. The concept behind the second illo is a sort of 'mobile camp site'. The first sign of trouble the whole thing packs up and shoots off into the sky to find a safe haven somewhere else.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Graffiti Technica

Brad Schwede is a fellow I have worked with professionally on various projects over the years. He is a brilliant graphic designer. When he showed me this stuff I knew that he was also a very talented and unique artist. I would love to see his art as public sculpture around the city.