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 Post subject: Oli in 2000AD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:13 pm 
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I was picking through my collection of 2000ADs, and look what I found on the back cover of Prog 774 (14th March, 1992). Recognise the signature? I had no idea he'd worked on the magazine...

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Hehe, this is the image Craig used (and heavily photoshopped) for the Zzap 107 cover, back in 2002.

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Yeah, that does look kinda familiar. 8)

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Nice, I'm a fan of Rogue Trooper...

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That is an outstanding piece of photo-shopping by Craig!

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That's Oli's only work for 2000 AD, sadly. Although I firmly remembered it, I reasoned that most people either wouldn't recall it, or simply wouldn't have seen it, and so it became a 'new' piece of art for the cover. Took me bloody ages, though, and it includes bits from two other Oli pieces, too—both Zzap! covers: there's a recoloured/edited 'moon' from 30's SEUCK cover, and explosions from somewhere (although I don't remember exactly where).

A comparison—'before' and 'after'— is below!

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That's an amazing piece of Photoshopping. How did you change his flesh tone from blue to, erm, flesh?

Talking of Oli in comics, does anyone remember his Dan Dare artwork from The Eagle back in the Eighties?


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Ian Osborne wrote:
That's an amazing piece of Photoshopping. How did you change his flesh tone from blue to, erm, flesh?

As far as I remember, I made a mask, desaturated the skin, created a new layer (set to 'Multiply'), and used that to add a new colour. I then used Dodge and Burn for shading touch-ups.

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Talking of Oli in comics, does anyone remember his Dan Dare artwork from The Eagle back in the Eighties?

Yup. Some pretty good work there, too. Mind you, I keep hoping someone'll reprint Meltdown Man at some point. It would have been a great fit for the Megazine when vol. 4 started, but although I tried to put the relevant party at Rebellion together with Oli at the time, nothing ever came of it.

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That's how many times Craig checks this forum, once a month! Tsk, tsk. 8)

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About how often people post here these days!

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More..er interesting work from Oli in the latest B3ta newsletter.


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RichH6109 wrote:
More..er interesting work from Oli in the latest B3ta newsletter.


Here's the link to the newsletter

http://www.b3ta.com/newsletter/issue327/

Paragraph about the art and link to is about half way down the page. I'm not clicking on it in work!!


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B-But that's a guy...!!

Certainly is. He seems to have popped a button there, too. :)

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http://www.yakyak.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=72385

Someone's saying (over at yakyak) that he recognizes Oli's work on a news webpage. I don't believe it. What do you think?

IMO he's confused by Mr. Hardy's style, similar to Oli's.
I guess it's the same Mr. Hardy from Oli's Look and Learn days?

http://www.lookandlearn.com/history/illustrators.php

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