Monday, 28 February 2011

Mike Hinge 096

Mike Hinge - Study. Pencil on white paper. Approximate size 60x70cm. Date: Unknown. Unsigned.

Some time last year I found an excellent website owned by Dan called "Dan's Fantasy Art Collection" and on his website he had a similar "Study" by Mike Hinge but with a more evolved picture that you can see "here" (21 pictures down). Dan told me that this work was commissioned to illustrate "Redeemer"- a story by Gregory Benford in Analog Magazine April 1979, but carries the notation on the back "rejected/unpublished".

The published "Redeemer" illustration can be seen below.
The original of this picture was recently sold on ebay and of course I really wanted it but unfortunately my finances wouldn't allow it. Congratulations on who did! Please get in contact...

In the last few weeks through the grapevine I was contacted by Matt (a friend of Mike Hinge). Due to a house move he thought the time had come to let go of some Mike Hinge - tear sheets, photocopies, books and printers proofs that Mike had given him over the years. The long treasure items have now safely arrived with me and I now plan to share all the pieces here...first off... Look familiar?

Mike Hinge - A3 size black and white photocopy, date unknown.

Mike Hinge - A4 colour photocopy and acrylic paint (the title Weird Tales has been hand painted). 
Date: Summer 1993?

Thanks Dan, Thanks Matt.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Mike Hinge 095

Mike Hinge - Valentine Heart. Marker pen on white paper. Approximate size 25x31cm. Date unknown. Unsigned.

Mike Hinge 094

Mike Hinge - Switch on Baby Valentine. Marker pen on white paper. Approximate size 30x40cm. Date unknown. Unsigned.