Chronicling the creative process for Pop Zeus, the forthcoming Guided By Voices/Bob Pollard tribute comic- including sketches, concepts, finished art and whatever else is in my brain at the moment.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Boston Spaceships Video Contest- Entry #3!

Director Mike Postalakis throws his hat into the ring with this provocative entry in the Boston Spaceships video contest. Nice work, Mike! The contest forges on until September 5th, so get cracking kids...

Monday, August 25, 2008

"Town Of Mirrors - The Reassembled Imagery Of Robert Pollard" Book Available For Pre-Order

Strangely, one of the most anticipated Robert Pollard releases of 2008 is a book! "Town Of Mirrors - The Reassembled Imagery Of Robert Pollard" collects over 175 of Robert Pollard's hand-picked collages (as seen on most Pollard related releases) and poetry/lyrics in a deluxe 10" X 10" hardcover book. Fantagraphics Books, the publisher of Town Of Mirrors, have a long standing history of beautiful art publications, including the works of Charles Schulz, Robert Crumb, Peter Bagge, Los Bros Hernandez, E.C. Segar and Daniel Clowes, to name but a few. And here's a neat thing: check out this video preview of the book courtesy of Fantagraphics. Our long-lived friends at Rockathon Records are now taking pre-orders for Town Of Mirrors, shipping soon. So get your order in and introduce your coffee table to the Bob!

Original Robert Pollard collages are still available at reasonable prices from Bob's online art gallery. Now would be the time to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, before this book hits the shelves and the prices go up.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Boston Spaceships' "Winston's Atomic Bird" Video Contest

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Was on vacation in Poland (of all places) for a week and really stressed out and uber busy before and after my trip.

But the good news is that the Bob train keeps on a rollin'! Pollard's new band, Boston Spaceships is sponsoring his first ever video contest, with a grand prize of a vinyl copy of their debut LP, Brown Submarine, signed by the entire band! Here is the skinny from the good folks at BS...
On this site you will find an MP3 of "Winston's Atomic Bird"-- the lead track off of Brown Submarine. We're looking for talented (and crazed) souls to create some fantastic visions to this tune. Anything is possible... straight out freak fests, sad British-styled dramas, whatever you think will do the song justice. And did you check out the grand prize above? Not too shabby. So get crackin' on these fine pieces of work and make us all proud.

The mumbo jumbo:
Post your finished videos on YouTube and then contact us at our MySpace page to notify us that your video is ready for viewing. Please don't send us any video files -- just links to your posted YouTube videos. We will then post a link to it from our lovely site for maximum viewing. Only folks who contact us about their work being online will be eligible for the grand prize. After the end date, the band will pick the top 3 and then we will have you, the jury, pick the final winner!

Videos will be accepted until noon PST on Friday Sept 5th. We will post the final 3 videos on Monday Sept. 8th and then you will have until noon PST on Monday Sept. 15th to vote for your favorite video.
And here are the first two entries! Carefully assembled (not unlike Bob's collages) from public domain footage, The Public Library's video is a lot of fun and sexy, to boot. Check it out...

The Heedonists' own Mike Jueneman has crafted his own animated masterpiece, sprinkled with inside jokes and references. Love the rock-out scene in the bandshell, especially...

Why not join in on the fun and make your own Bob-tastic music video? It's not too late...

Winston's Atomic Bird is an excellent lead off track and I am now officially incredibly stoked for Brown Submarine. Speaking of, the album is now available for pre-order from Rockathon Records! It should be shipping earlier than the official September 16th release date. And if you buy it on vinyl through Rockathon, you will get a burned CD copy of the album- cool! And don't forget about the promotional 7" single, "You Satisfy Me", now available from Rockathon and Bostons Spaceships' fall tour, coming to a city near you in September/October...