Thursday, March 02, 2006
So I thought I'd do a sort of tribute to those old Seventies comic strips where a plucky British youth somehow finds himself in sole charge of some bizarre mechanical contraption, likeThe Iron Fish, Robot Archie, or The Python. This is all stuff which has been parodied many times before, (Viz did a fabulous pisstake of The Iron Fish, called something like 'Professor Fimstrode's Fabulous Hovering Metal Arse' or somesuch), but I thought it might be interesting to do a more straightforward take - there's something inherently funnier about these things existing in a small English town rather than, say a modern American city, where we're quite used to seeing these things in films and comics. Of course, I could be terribly wrong.
Anyway, I've written about it here now, so I have to finish it. Also, I've come across some design sketches for Victoriana-era Transformers (via boingboing), which is the sort of thing I really should have got over, but possibly never will.