Wednesday, 28 October 2009

The Naked Head - covers for nonexistent comics.

A good few years ago now, I used to run a website called '' which I occasionally think about restarting. The idea was photoshop tennis - people post images on a theme, then others manipulate and evolve.

On the whole, the site was a success, in that it generated some cool ideas and people enjoyed themselves. No points scoring, no winners or quality control: a communal sketch pad.

Anyway, i'll probably be posting some of the images on this here blog, for my own nostalgia more than owt else. All authorship is communal. It's getting on towards halloween, so here's a couple of fake comic covers that turned up:

Part of what made it interesting for me was that image size and download time was much more of an issue than it is these days, so the war against the constant introduction JPG artifacts and decay of image quality became a part of the game and part of the aesthetic.

1 comment:

  1. If the naked head ever did become a real comic, the skull character itself would be the flying, animated skull of William Burroughs as an anarchist vigilante.