Saturday, 22 October 2011
Under The Influence - 1
Being an occasional series while the paint is drying, the glue is hardening or waiting for enthusiasm to come back, where i have a waffle on the things, films, books and whatnot that had a direct influence on me, getting me into this hobby or the whole SF/fantasy malarky.
First up, guess i'll have to go with the very earliest thing i can remember obsessing over. Dunno just when i saw the Batman TV series - know the film spin-off was the very first film i ever saw at the cinema, and i was certainly aware of the show from the ads in the American comics back in 66/67, but the actual show itself? Stumped by that.
All i DO know is that these bubblegum cards were my world. For a fraction of my pocket money i could get hugely entertaining and evocative snapshot images from the Dark Knights adventures although, at the time, i had no idea that the thrills they were delevering far out-stretched anything the TV show could offer.
It didn't matter - for a couple of years they were my world and i can still smell the rock solid bubblegum even now.