Another comic strip in the series based on one of my recurring dreams.
You can read the full strip here The Duel
On the treadmill this morning I got to thinking George Clooney will be contractually obliged to receive all the awards for Gravity in character, as commander Matt Kowalski floating untethered in a space suit.
That's an actual treadmill at the gym by the way, not a metaphorical one.
I saw Gravity in 3D a few weeks ago and was blown away by it. The glossy sheen of 3D Sfx, as seen in a lot of recent fantasy films was pared down, leaving the truest form of 3D I've seen on film. Don't get me wrong, 3D is not the saviour of cinema, allowing the industry to hike prices even higher for their regurgitated Hollywood offerings. The 3D worked in this instance because of the storytelling. I'm going to buy the 2D Blu Ray version to watch again, not because I want a 3D hit but because the storytelling in this instance is effective and satisfying to behold. The fact that it looks gorgeous and has a soundtrack for a heart beat only add to the experience.
I'll be interested in seeing Robert Redford's new film All Is Lost which seems to have a similar 'disaster' vibe, concentrating on the acting and mechanics of telling a darn good tale.
|Red Riding Whood|
|Pugilist vs. Dalek|
"Join Beam Director Robert Powell, Lit Fest Writer in Residence Steve Dearden, Wakefield Civic Society and a host of specially invited guest readers in exploring Wakefield’s spaces and places through literature and verse. Get under the skin of what makes a northern city on this wide-ranging reading tour and walkabout of Wakefield."
|Steve Dearden, Burgage Square. Reading part of his work in progress as Lit Fest writer in residence.|
|Elephant and Castle|
|The Old Carnegie Library|
|The Art House|
|Westgate Unitarian Chapel|
|Westgate Train Station Green Door|
"John’s drawings will be on display throughout the festival period and we are inviting you to contribute your written ‘New Wakefield Mythologies’, inspired by John’s drawings. The winning entries will see their text incorporated into John’s artwork – and will win the final completed artwork for their efforts."