Archive for ‘Motorcycle Art’

April 8, 2021

Canis lupus

Bobby Wolf

– another gorgeous pencil sketch from the able hand of Benedicte Waryn; who carried out the chopper riding hare earlier this week.

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 12, 2021

Kawasaki

GPZ Fivehundred

– I really liked this bike I owned when living in London. Weekend trips to the Peak District, the Northeast, and Wales were enjoyed. Motorways, A & B Roads as well as the interwoven streets of London.

February 19, 2021

Khakis

Sky Pilot of the First Unreformed Church of the Lunatic Fringe

– aka Deadlock. Mystical member of the ABC Warriors; is the Grand Wizard of the Knights Martial, an order of robot mystics of unknown origin who are worshippers of the god Khaos, the embodiment of chaos.

February 18, 2021

Sharpie Sketch

Orange is the New Black

– as part of my sketch a day I rattled off a quick pen drawing of the Bonnie’s engine.

January 28, 2021

Steam Driven Industry

Steampunk Kitty

– interesting illustration of a motorcycle riding cat in the Victorian retro-technology style.

January 13, 2021

Black & White ‘n’ Red all over

No Moss Gathered

– Mick, Keith, Bill, Charlie and Brian enjoy the classics too. This album recorded in the early sixties are compiled of their covers of Chuck Berry standards, amongst others. The first track listing is Bobby Troupe’s “Route 66”, hence the BSA motorcycle themed Rorschach-like cover.

January 12, 2021

Beano

The Menace

– my Uncle Dave found this ‘toon strip and sent it over to be included in today’s blog post. The red & black striped jersey; unruly black hair; and the viscous dog Gnasher of protagonist Dennis have been the mainstay of the Beano comic for 70 years. This panel has The Menace’s Ma fettling the barrels of a ‘70 Bonnie with a kitchen whisk.

January 9, 2021

Get your motor running…

More Motorsickle Music

– Continuing the weeks theme unearths this classic.

January 8, 2021

Disco Inferno

Dancin’ Dames

– another fabulous LP sleeve with a whole bunch of period hits from the greats of seventies rock. The starburst and blur effect is pure glitz dressed in bell bottoms and a shaggy sheepskin line vest. Top of the Pops? Let’s Rock!

January 6, 2021

Thirty Three and a Third

Das ist gut!

– get the turntable spinnin’ and unsleeve the LP’s for some ‘non-stop hit-party’. They have had at least another three in the series, so it must have fared well in the German top 40. I notice the fraulein in pink is handing the BSA’s leather trench coat clad operator a flute of sweet white. No wonder the exhaust is spluttering in smoke and sparks…

December 28, 2020

Search & Destroy

Strontium Dog

– one of the great characters created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra back in 1978 when the Starlord comic was first published. After merging with 2000ad half a year later the bounty hunter story was rolled into that weekly and went on to become one of the classic strips. Here’s protagonist Johnny Alpha and his partner Wulf Sternhammer riding a zero-grav scooter across the wastes of some far flung planet on the search for Willie Blanco. The Gronk sits pillion.

December 23, 2020

Starry Starry Knight

Big ‘gin

– black ‘n’ white doodle of the lump of a vee twin engine that powers The Vincent. Engineering prowess.

December 20, 2020

By Jove!

Ted Simon’s world odyssey

– very nicely executed watercolor portrait of his RTW steed Jupiter.

December 17, 2020

Regal Eegle

– another inked drawing by yours truly from the early days of 2000ad. This is the final five of one of the Harlem Hellcats bikers as he tears up the arena wall. I’ve always liked this piece of comic illustration. Original Massimo Belardinelli frame of Regal Eegles introduction a few profs prior is below.