Archive for ‘Chopper’

April 21, 2021

Captain Britain

Chopper

“Yeah, well, I’m just getting my thing together.”

April 6, 2021

Lepus ssp.

Hare Rider

– lovely pencil illustration by artist Benedicte Waryn of a pre-unit Triumph chopper with a “hare-brained” owner. So much to like about the detailed drawing: from the clothing; to the custom bike; and the lush fur of the hare’s head.

March 14, 2021

Long armed

Chopper

– someone had a mind to give their early seventies oil-in-frame Bonnie a conversion. Reangled and strengthened headstock; extra foot on the fortis; ape hangers; fishtail pipes; and a sissy bar. it doesn’t look half bad… though I wouldn’t want to corner with it. Big desert roads out west.

December 14, 2020

INFERNO

Junk Jackson scorching thru’ the cinders

– I love the intricate linework of Massimo Belardinelli; the creator of the raw vision for this early 2000ad story of the jet pack flying and chopper riding team The Harlem Hellcats. The imagination contained in the visuals are a sublime foundation to my own drawing style; though mine are a pale comparison to the Maestro’s work.

August 4, 2020

Raspberry Beret

Rebar Rider

Early seventies chopper with hard tailed chassis supporting a banana seat and bent rebar sissy.

July 31, 2020

Apple Green

Sixties Vibes

Tiptoes and knee high socks. Narrow bars turning a pair of lengthened forks backed up with a cushy swept back saddle. Pea colored coffin tank matches the trim jacket. Well, how else are you going to get to your private jet from the executive terminal?b

May 31, 2020

Biz

The Adventure of Johnny Biker

In the late eighties comics evolved from pen and ink drawing to full blown painted illustration blowing the mind of impressionable readers. One of the greats at this effort was British artist Simon Bisley who transformed: the ABC Warriors; Slaine with his Hornéd God series; Dredd & Batman graphic novel; Lobo; and this one from 1992’s Dredd Megazine. a combination of fantasy artist Frank Frazetta; secessionists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele; and Marvel Comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz.

May 8, 2020

Rusty Ride

Chopper

Best boot forward on this long legged cycle as it hoofs along a green verged highway under blue skies. Enjoy your weekend folks!

May 1, 2020

What, what, why..

Delilah!

Brains and Beauty: that could only be actress, inventor and film producer Hedy Lamarr. Here’s a publicity shot for Samson & Delilah with a photoshopped Triumph chopper. Somehow it actually looks the part. Now let’s discuss her paper on Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum and its use to prevent jamming of guided torpedoes…

April 10, 2020

Sleazy Rider

Mad Mad Mad Mad World

– The penmanship of Mort Drucker who died yesterday aged 91 filled the magazine MAD with his satirical caricatures. He covered a plethora of icons both real and fictional for five decades. Here is his turn of Easy Rider.

April 2, 2020

Lucille and …

Negan

– We just finished watching season nine of The Walking Dead. The bad guy you love to hate, Negan, played with a constant Cheshire Cat grin by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is here seen sitting on Daryl’s first Triumph engined chopper from the show.

February 8, 2020

Philoe Beddoe

“Right Turn Clyde” – a lazy Saturday afternoon film from the late seventies: Any which way but loose. A Clint Eastwood adventure about as deep as a dried up creek. The Black Widows biker gang haul around on a variety of choppers including a long legged Triumph ridden by horned Dallas.

January 2, 2020

Doctor Who – The Doctor

The Doctor | Jodie Whittaker returns as the Time Lord from Gallifrey in the latest season of chronological shenanigans. The trailer sees her racing through a vineyard on a large bike. A far cry from the temperamental Tardis.

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.” – The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) The Time Warrior (1973)

October 30, 2019

TWD

Cover Art | nice illustration of one of the main characters from The Walking Dead. Occasional blank front pages of the graphic periodical inspire readers to add their own comic art. A good representation of Daryl Dixon’s Triumph chopper.

October 10, 2019

Leather Jacket

Ride: I brush my teeth, I dry my hair
I put on skimpy underwear
And I ride
To hell and back
Yeah I ride
Carving up the nation..

Comic song by the late and everso great Kirsty MacColl for a comic piece on French & Saunders. In the video Dawn & Jen are riding choppers through a dreary English countryside- well they’re actually on the bikes which are strapped on a trailer. Kirsty would have been 60 today.