Have you been watching True Detective? If you’re in the UK then unless you are a no-good illegally-downloading lawbreaker then the answer will be ‘I have not, but I sure am excited about seeing it when it starts this weekend on Sky Atlantic’.
Well True Detective is GREAT, and here is a little editorial spot i did to accompany it’s launch. I promise the girl in the antlers will make more sense when you see it, but i was pretty happy with how this turned out.
For those of you without Sky, i recommend you take the law into your own hands and track down the five (of eight) currently aired episodes, if only for the staggering six minute tracking shot that concludes episode four. Amazing stuff.
It’s been one of those months when all I’ve been drawing is projects that I can’t share yet and it’s left my tumblr fairly neglected.
Luckily, the Washington Post asked me to draw something for their Sunday edition to coincide with the all-in-one-go launch of season two of House of Cards on Netflix (which come Friday I will be hastily devouring, as the the first season was aces). This is the sort of editorial job I love doing - smartly art directed and a nice quick turnaround.
I’ve attached a couple of sketches here as well so you can see the progression. I’m just about done with my current longer projects so expect to see more life in this blog from next week…
Fifty six miles from Jaurez… #zero #image #comics (@imagecomics)
So… I was asked by Mondo (who are basically THE BEST producers of movie posters in the world) if I wanted to illustrate a movie poster. I said yes, obviously, and they have allowed me to illustrate a poster for one of my outright favourite movies, Rian Johnson’s Brick.
Not much else to say about that, except that I am of course stupidly excited this happened and still pinching myself a bit. These will be on sale TOMORROW at some point. If you want to know when, i would get following Mondo on Twitter for the drop details.
Oh and for what it’s worth, i have seen the print in real life and the quality is AMAZING. The colors pop like crazy.
An uncolored panel from Zero #7, courtesy of Matt Taylor, whose website you can find right here.
I rarely retweet other blogs, but this is my drawing so that makes it alright.
Issue 7 of Zero. Coming in the spring.
hey tumblr, seeing as some of you have been very kind and very enthusiastic about my drawings, maybe i could direct you towards my new website which is filled with illustrated things.
you could click that picture up there, or follow this link to www.matttaylor.co.uk
there are AT LEAST three things that I’ve finished, but can’t quite share yet so it will be updated with some regularity in the future. i hope you like it.
New year, new art!
Actually, it’s not that new seeing as I drew it in the summer, but I completely forgot to post it, and I was reminded when I saw it on a book cover the week before Christmas, so there you go.
This is for the UK edition of John le Carré’s The Night Manager, and my first original cover for the UK - all the previous covers were for Penguin USA, even though some of them have been used all over (fun fact - some will soon be seen in Korea).
And as you can see, it’s inspired by the utterly wonderful Princess Mononoke. Not much else to say really other than this was doubly inspired by both loving the film AND having just hung the great great Olly Moss Mondo print in my lounge, so seeing it every day has meant it’s on my mind.
This is a four color screen print (printed by the good folk at Half and Half), and will be on sale from FRIDAY at the Gallery1988 pop up space at the corner of Bowery and 3rd, New York and online sometime over the weekend in an edition of 30.