Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Trash Tapes, Troll 2

The first episode of The Trash Tapes is about 'Troll 2'.

Troll 2 isn't about events that followed Troll 1. In fact, it isn't even about Trolls. So as a podcast about terrible movies reaching cult status, there's nothing better for Johann and Edward to start off with.

I haven't seen the movie, except for the infamous 'Oh my god' clip, which Johann is recreating here. Edward is recreating the scene where characters turn into trees, so that they can be eaten by Goblins. Yes, that's a thing that happens. That is the main thing that happens. Do they at least get eaten by Trolls Too?

No. The only monsters in Trolls 2 are Goblins; who apparently have both the selfish carnivorous need for flesh AND the vegetarian pomposity to only eat plants. Now that really is a horror.

Don't invite them round for movie night. They'll probably turn a pepperoni pizza into spinach, the bastards.

Monday, 26 March 2018

The Trash Tapes

These adorable boys would like to welcome you into their happy world. Admittedly Their world is blood and horror. Still, how can you say no to those faces? 'The Trash Tapes' is a new podcast from my friends Johann Chipol and Edward Harvey, discussing movies that have managed to achieve cult status! You know, the shit ones.

This is the header for their website, and the first project I've worked on since my breakup. Well that's not quite true, 'crying forever' was my first project. And then I kept myself occupied by drawing The Infamous Five for a while. But this thing involved new stuff I would then have to colour.

When Johann asked me to provide artwork for his podcast, all I really wanted to do was say no and crawl back to bed. Although, if I'm honest, I was already in bed when he sent the messaget. The point is he's a friend, I was flattered to be involved, and quite frankly I needed the money. Now here we are. I'm very proud I powered through with it 'cos it came out better than I expected.

Usually when I colour a thing, I just go with whatever colour that thing is most likely to be. This time I tried to stick to a theme. The logo is purple and green, so they had to be purple and green. I gave the VHS tapes a green tint rather than have them be standard black and white, so they'd fit the theme too but still look natural. The only other colour is red is for the labels, purposefully standing out, as there'll be mostly horror movies. Oh, and Harvey's hair stands out too 'cos he likes to look pretty.

Johann has informed me he wishes he actually owned that shirt.