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February 25th, 2009

The REAL Flying Saucer Men

Filed under: Inspiration — William Cardini @ 12:59 am

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February 20th, 2009

Dianna Frid

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Taylor Baldwin

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kachina performs upgrade ritual, cave salamanders look on

busted butte OR the evening deadness in the west

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February 17th, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — William Cardini @ 1:01 am

Ubik Front Cover

I recently read the last nine tenths of UBIK by Philip K. Dick while laying in bed hungover, which only amplified the creepiness of its decaying, solipsistic world.

Ubik Back Cover

One thing I had never noticed before is how strange the clothing of future-1992 is. With so many things going on, its an easy thing to miss, but lets look at some passages:

“Beside [the chopper] stood a beetle-like individual wearing a Continental outfit: tweed toga, loafers, crimson sash and a purple airplane-propelled beanie.”

From Chapter Seven, Paragraph 52.

“… in gay pinstripe clown-style pajamas, Joe Chip hazily seated himself …”

From Chapter Three, Paragraph One.

Al Hammond was wearing “green felt knickers, gray golf socks, badger-hide open-midriff blouse and imitation patent-leather pumps…”

From Chapter Eight, Paragraph 43.

February 10th, 2009

Dilation Effect and Horizon Alpha

Filed under: Inspiration — William Cardini @ 1:01 am

When I was in Houston I also went to Kaboom Books and picked up a whole stack of musty sci fi. Here’s the first sample:

Dilation Effect

I really wish that they had “Horizon Alpha”, but I couldn’t find it there and there aren’t any large images of the cover on the internet, unfortunately.

Horizon Alpha

February 7th, 2009


Filed under: Print Comics — William Cardini @ 11:51 am

I’m working on a new comic called TRANZ that I plan on having ready for Staple 2009 (March 7th at the Monarch Event Center here in Austin). I started drawing it with Faber Castelli markers but now I’m going to do the whole thing in india ink with a 00 Windsor Sable Watercolor brush. Here’s the old version of the cover:


The idea is to do a lot of one to four page comics that depict a single transformation governed by a concise action verb. Here’s an example page, called “Melt”:


I’m doing the comic this way to practice my craft. Every page will be six panels – I’ve already cut the pages and drawn the grid with a pencil. I’m trying to explore transformation and repetition through the medium of cartooning. I’m really excited about this project.

February 3rd, 2009

Lebbeus Woods’ Alien III

Filed under: Uncategorized — William Cardini @ 8:26 pm

Lebbeus Woods was hired on as “conceptual architect” for an early, unreleased incarnation of the movie “Alien III”.

The plot sounds like it would’ve been way more interesting:

“The story of the Ward movie was radically different, though it deployed the same basic characters, in that the setting was a religious colony that had escaped the earth and inhabited an abandoned commercial facility deep in space. They had adopted a Medieval way of life, without electricity or modern technology. The Ripley-Alien drama was to be played out inside this crumbling, artificial world.”

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