Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps

We have come to live in a world of screens. They exist in every size and for every purpose, televisions, computers, phones, games, tablets. Little windows into another world, or more accurately, an infinite number of other worlds ever vying for our attention. Attend to them we do, with pleasure and curiosity, faith and obsession, […]

Vector Painting of an Elven Princess

Vector Painting of an Elven Princess

“How would you draw a face in Inkscape from scratch?”, is the question I was asked, so to demonstrate it, I started drawing a random face in Inkscape and this is what resulted over the following four days. This portrait of an elven princess turned out to be a good demonstration and also a good […]

Thor – movie review

Thor - movie review

Of all the stories of supernatural heroes in the Marvel Comics universe, that of Thor, the God of thunder, is unique in that it was not an outright invention. Norse mythology was interpreted and integrated into the modern world in clever and campy ways to create an entertaining and larger than life character. That was […]

Source Code – movie review

Source Code - movie review

As Source Code begins, a train is pulling into Chicago. Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up leaning against the train window with the landscape rushing by. Disoriented, he tries to recognise the woman sitting across from him and talking to him as if they are friends. The last he remembers, he was flying a […]

Sucker Punch – movie review

Sucker Punch - movie review

His last film, Watchmen, had me cringing at some of its gory indulgences, so when the posters and trailers of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch were released, I feared it would descend into the same. However, Watchmen was in sections very faithful to the original, near-impossible to adapt comic, which showed great talent. I gave Sucker […]