Craft, Entertainment, Wildlife

It feels good to do another plush again! I liked the look of the Wampa Plush from a while back so much that I thought I would make another with a similar shape — Cthulhu seemed like a nice fit. I just love how I’ve made a big scary elder god into a pudgy little thing. He comes complete with face tentacles and wings on the back as well — via Choly Knight

Obituary: John Hurt

Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77, his agent has said.

The Bafta-winning star, known for his roles in Alien and The Elephant Man, continued working despite being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015.

He recently starred as Father Richard McSorley in Jackie, the biopic of President John F Kennedy’s wife.

US director Mel Brooks described Sir John as cinematic immortality, as tributes poured in for the star — via redwolf.newsvine.com

Entertainment

Adidas: Break Free / Eugen Merher

Adidas is one of the largest athletic shoe companies in the world, so they have plenty of funding for their advertising campaigns and don’t need to go looking for free submissions from film students.

But Eugen Merher, a 26-year-old student film maker from Germany, decided to submit the ad he’d made for Adidas to their communications department anyway — and found his submission completely ignored.

Determined to show off his hard work despite the cold shoulder he received from Adidas he posted the ad online, where it instantly went viral and gave viewers all sorts of feels — via Youtube

Entertainment

Total Awesome Viking Power / Morten Forland

A comedy short film from director Morten Forland celebrating Vikings, LARPing (Live action role playing), and finding the hero within. When Viking role player Vidar is sidelined to “the land of the dead” he seeks help of the god Odin, who agrees to teach Vidar the ways of the Vikings if he takes him to a mystical Runestone. Together they embark on a journey that will test Vidar’s wits, bravery and his ability to go completely berserk — via Youtube

Entertainment

Obituary: Carrie Fisher

Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars, has died aged 60, according to a family statement.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died on Tuesday just before 9.00am (4.00am AEDT on Wednesday).

It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55am this morning, read the statement from publicist Simon Halls.

She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.

Fisher had been hospitalised since Friday when she suffered a medical emergency on board a flight to Los Angeles.

She made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit Shampoo and also appeared in Austin Powers, The Blues Brothers, Charlie’s Angels, Hannah and Her Sisters, Scream 3 and When Harry Met Sally.

But Fisher is best remembered as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars in 1977 with her now-iconic braided buns, who uttered the immortal phrase, Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.

Fisher played a part in which she was tough, feisty and powerful, even if at one point she was chained to Jabba the Hutt.

She reprised the role in Episode VII of the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in 2015, and her digitally rendered image appears in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — via redwolf.newsvine.com

Entertainment

Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has died aged 82.

The news was announced on his official Facebook page, but no details about the cause of death were given.

It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away, the statement said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led tributes to the singer, who was known for hits including Hallelujah and Dance Me to the End of Love.

It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of the legendary Leonard Cohen, Mr Trudeau said in a statement.

He will be fondly remembered for his gruff vocals, his self-deprecating humour and the haunting lyrics that made his songs the perennial favourite of so many generations — via redwolf.newsvine.com

Art, Entertainment
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix

Death Wish / Owlturd Comix

image / twitter / facebook / patreon — via Owlturd Comix

Entertainment

Queen object to Trump’s use of ‘We are the Champions’

British rock band Queen are not happy with Donald Trump’s unauthorised use of one of their songs during his campaign to try to become the US President.

Their hit We Are The Champions was used to introduce Trump on stage to cheering crowds at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

In a statement, the band said: An unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes — Queen.

The song was played again when Trump’s wife Melania stepped on stage to give a speech, which was later mired in controversy over claims that parts of it were plagiarised from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

Entertainment

Rod Serling on Kamikazes / Blank on Blank

The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly — Rod Serling in 1963.

If you’ve never seen the Twilight Zone, you’re missing what might be one of the smartest and most thought-provoking television series of all-time. On the surface, it mimicked ordinary life. The pace was ordinary until challenges to the deepest fears and uncertainties that lurk inside the mind took hold.

The series ran from 1959-64 and was created by Rod Serling. The show was mesmerising audiences across the US when he was interviewed for Australian radio by Binny Lum. We came across this conversation in Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive and it’s one of those delightful back and forths that makes you stop and listen. Serling jumps into the conversation, there’s little apprehension, and suddenly he takes you on a journey thinking about your own past and childhood, and the ultimate realisation that you simply cannot go home again — via Youtube

Art, Entertainment

3 colour screen print signed and numbered edition of 100, 18″ x 24″

Spoke Art presents an exclusive Kurt Russell double feature screening of The Thing and Bone Tomahawk at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, 28 May 2016. This print was made to commemorate the event — via Spoke Art

Art, Entertainment

SWANH.NET is an adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV in a style that was inspired by infographics. One story in one piece of 123 metres length — via swanh.net