Ian Miller – Green Dog Trumpet

Ian Miller - Green Dog Trumpet

Ian Miller - Green Dog Trumpet

Ian Miller - Green Dog Trumpet

Ian Miller - Green Dog Trumpet

A selection of four Images taken from British Artist Ian Miller’s Illustrated compendium “Green Dog Trumpet and Other Stories” (published by Dragons Dream 1978) a book I’m lucky enough to own.

Green Dog Trumpet and Other Stories contain 5 abstract visual tales, each with a loose narrative but no written dialogue – this works splendidly, forcing you to attempt intense studies of meticulously detailed, chaotic compositions. I tend to find that with each new browsing I notice something new, and it’s hardly surprising – even though some of the illustrations are small there amazingly intricate, worlds you can totally lose yourself in.

As I’ve mentioned in the past Ian is one of my favourite artists I feature on the blog, mainly because as a

Nasa 1172 Pictures

Nasa 1172

Nasa 1172

Nasa 1172

Nasa 1172

Nasa 1172

Nasa 1172

Sci-Fi-O-Rama reader and fellow blogger Parker Mason got in touch this week with a link to his recently created, mammoth-sized Flickr Gallery “Nasa 1172”. Literally translated that’s 1172 incredible images of Nasa’s manned and robotic endeavours in the exploration of space. As you can imagine with over 1000 shot’s there’s plenty of variety, I’ve concentrated on picking a small selection of video graphics and diagrammatic Illustrations. Some notes then on the chosen images:

Top: Not exactly sure which Probe/Satellite this is – If you know please post a comment.

2nd Top: I’m guessing this captioned Illustration shows how a comet’s tail starts to form on approach toward the inner solar system.

3rd Top: A diagram showing the voyage of “Ulysses” a joint NASA/ESA probe launched back in 1990.

Bottom 3:

Flickr Round Up (1)

Ejection Captain Lockhead & The Starfighters

The Swamp Ladies of Estonia

South Asian Book Cover

Peter Goodfellow Sunrise on Mercury

The Kraken Wakes

David Pelham

A selection of differing illustration styles all linked from my Flickr Favourites – I figured that rather than post these one at time It’d be better to pack them into groups as a kinda round up. So here’s the notes on the images:

Top: Ejection “Captain Lockhead and The Starfighters” – A 7″ single sleeve, in a style somewhat reminiscent of Barney Bubbles though it is in fact the work of Rodney Matthews. Love the plum and salmon pink colouring here… Image via Flickr