Saturday, 26 March 2011

Mike Hinge 099

Mike Hinge - NZV Gentek. Pen and ink on water colour paper. Approximate size 60x70cm. Date: Unknown. Unsigned.

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I don't know if this picture was published or not and have wondered if it was intended for a particular story. NZV Gentek would be a clue but I haven't found any mention on the web specifically. The NZ I assume stands for New Zealand but it could be something else entirely!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Mike Hinge 098

Mike Hinge - Unplotted Object (original Orientation). Pencil and pen on paper. Approximate size 60x70cm. Date: Unknown. Unsigned.

This is a sketch that belongs to the series of drawings by Mike for a story that he wrote and illustrated called "OBJECT - COMPUTE...COMPUTE...READOUT...REALTIME /// 0" for the September 1982 magazine "Heavy Metal".



I have a collection of a few of a few more sketches for this story that I have already posted on the blog you can see them HERE.

With the collection of Mike Hinge photocopies, I got recently, there was a rough draft of the story OBJECT so I thought it might be interesting to compare and contrast the rough draft with finish published images.

Here are the two frames of "Unplotted Object", draft and then published.

Here is the front cover of the draft story and an inside page and then an inside page of "Heavy Metal" magazine.

I have cobbled together a youtube film the draft "OBJECT - COMPUTE... COMPUTE... READOUT... REALTIME /// 0"  and have combined it, to compare and contrast, with the finished illustrations that were published in "Heavy Metal" magazine.

Mike Hinge was a massive music fan and had a wide interest in music. From one  short biography he wrote, "Work to favourite New Wave Groups: Ultravox, Joy Division, Magazine and Orchestral  Manoeuvres in the Dark, with which the listening preference is headphones..." Hence the decision for the chosen sound track - Ultravox - Maximum Acceleration.

All the best.

*UPDATE* 10/04/2011

Later I realised that I have another of Mike's photocopied images from this series that shows a little more of the scene and has the difference that it doesn't have the name Barney on the space helmet.

 A3 photocopy  

A3 photocopy 

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Mike Hinge 097

Mike Hinge - Open Door. Colour Pencil, Water Colour, Black Pen and wax crayon on white paper. Approximate size 16.5x25.5cm. Date: Unknown. Unsigned.

A small design that I am guessing is late 80's or 90's. I don't know what it was intended for. The bit that I like the most about this piece is the orange/gold, white and blue wax crayon and the black pen patterns drawn on the "hat". They are drawn very loose and seem spontaneous.

Below is a black and white photocopy that Mike did before adding the pattern decoration.

Mike Hinge - Open Door. Photocopy on white paper. Approximate size 16.5x25.5cm. Date: Unknown. Unsigned.