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.
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.