It was just a month ago that Neil Blomkamp, director of District 9, Elysium and Chappie, dropped a Twitter hint about his experimental film studio. Now we’ve got the product itself from Oats Studios: “Rakka,” a 22-minute exploration of life in the year 2020, when humans are under the slimy thumbs to some very nasty reptilian overlords. Watch it:
Here’s a shorter clip titled “What is Oats?” — it doesn’t really answer the question, although the word “Cormanesque” is dropped at one point, which means something to film cognoscenti.
New issue time! Issue 286, the Magick Special, is hitting subscribers’ mailboxes right about now, and will be in stores next week, and we won’t lie—this one’s amazing, Heavy Metal fans! Where do we even start—well, the covers would seem to be a good place. Cover A is by David
Art was a matter of destiny for the Brazilian illustrator Rubens Lopes Pires Júnior, who is better known as Rubens LP. “I had no other way to go, there was nothing else I could choose,” he tells Heavy Metal in our current issue (#285). “I was born into a family of art lovers.
Matt Bailey modestly lists his occupation as “tattoo apprentice” on his @baileyillustration Instagram profile, but to his 200,000-plus followers he’s a vital artist on paper and in the virtual world. His simple ink drawings, usually captioned, don’t necessarily scream
There’s no need to be coy in this case: Appolonia Saintclair does some sexy pictures. Sexy, sexy pictures. Heavy Metal readers from back in the day might note that she’s in the tradition of European erotica represented by artists like Milo Manara and Guido Crepax; look back another few
How badass is the latest trailer—posted today—for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets?: Valerian is directed by Luc Besson, and based on the French comic-book adventures of Valerian and Laureline. The first Valerian story appeared in Pilote magazine in 1967, and the duo’s
From its title, you know a lot about “John the Carpenter” before seeing a single frame. Yes, it’s an homage to director John Carpenter, and a very good one at that. The music is probably its strength; Jared Dymbort (who plays John) has completely nailed that ominous, insistent
Gorillaz, the world’s most successful virtual band, have kept a low profile in recent years—their last studio album, The Fall, came out in late 2010. What’s more, the group, visualized and co-conceived by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn, hasn’t been seen in a new music video
Here’s another look at the work of the late Bernie Wrightson, the legendary illustrator and comics artist who died March 18. For a little more about Bernie, see our previous post on his Swamp Thing covers. Wrightson was known for his work on comics and comic magazines like Swamp Thing and
As you’ve no doubt heard, Bernie Wrightson, a legend of comic art and illustration, died over the weekend. Wrightson was notable for his amazing skill as an illustrator, particularly of horror and fantasy comics. He was also a key player in Heavy Metal‘s history, holding the distinction