Archive for ‘Police’

February 5, 2022

Police wheels

Officer Speedy

– the police forces have always utilized the agile flexibility of motorcycles. Triumph was always a stalwart of law enforcement in the UK.

January 12, 2022

Flying Squad

The Sweeney

– the lineup on BritBox includes gritty seventies show starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman as Regan and Carter; a pair of serious crime detectives. First episode screenshot of a pair of police motorcycles accompanying a prisoner transfer van. “You’re Nicked!”

June 4, 2021

Pencil Doodle

Early pencil drawing of the Mark I Lawmaster by the esteemed Mick McMahon

March 16, 2021

Dr Katanga

Bike Cop

– 1973 film The Limit was written, directed and starred Yaphet Kotto, who died yesterday. Known as the bad guy in Live & Let Die and chief engineer on the Nostromo in Alien.

IMDB: In Los Angeles, black motorcycle police officer Mark Johnson patrols gang-infested neighborhoods with his white partner and best friend, Jeff McMillan. One afternoon, Mark has a run-in with a gang known as The Virgins, whose leader, Big Donnie, is taken aback by the policeman’s understanding, dignified demeanor despite the gang’s constant derision. When Mark advises Donnie not to continue to allow his heavily pregnant girl friend, Judy, to ride a motorbike, the gang leader agrees. Later, after Donnie actively seeks Mark out for advice, the Virgins’ second-in-command, Kenny, reacts with outrage.

January 20, 2020

Lawman

First Spread | Prog 2 March 5 1977. This is when Judge Dredd burst out of the page on his Lawmaster. Fine illustration by the unmatchable Carlos Ezquerra, who created the original look of the Judge’s, though the remainder of the strips pages were drawn by Mick McMahon who was to further refine the Dredd look over the following couple of years.

October 23, 2019

You’re Nicked!

Highway Patrol | The City of Evanston’s police department has shiny new scooters. Fully kitted Beemer ready to light the blues and twos and apprehend speeders on Ridge Avenue, where the speed limit is 25mph. Very smart looking hauler.