Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Petr Sadecky : "The great illusionist"

Last week end, I tried to explain to friends, who was the artist behind Octobriana, and that was not an easy task. Because his creator did a very good job to mix fiction and reality.

Actually I've been reading many articles, and can't really figure the whole plot.

Anyway, in a nutshell Petr Sadecky (photo on the left) who was a student in Prague, was also a member of a secret Russian group (PPP?) who collectively create Octobriana as the "Eternal Spirit of the October Revolution" - then after Petr escaped (with material from that collective work) to West Germany and then England, he published a comic book "Octobriana and the Russian Underground", that became an inspiration for many artists.

Which part is true, I don't know - but many articles also point the fact that the art used in the comic, wasn't Petr's work - but was done by another czech artist (Bohumil Konecny)...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Octobriana and the finger of lenin

The whole 24mn movie from "Drakov Picture" is available for viewing and download here

Monday, July 13, 2009

Octobriana and the Zombie dictator from Hell

Just found these 2 pages of Octobriana in what seems to be a comeback series called "The commie Zombie Dictator from Hell" -

Pencils : Shaun Bryan, Inks : Andy Nixon and script by John. A Short

Alchemy Texts: "Artwork and Samples Pages from Octobriana"

Very dynamic start, I wish there would be more than 2 pages ...

(On the left is a screen capture of the website where I applied an effect from the facebomb website)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Eternal spirit of youth

It is often said that the spirit of youth is indomitable. No matter what you throw at them, no matter how hard you try to keep them in line, the young will always fight back. Whether it be through music, film or literature. However, this conquering spirit is not the sole domain of the Western youth, as the tale wrought in Petr Sadecky's book, Octobriana And The Russian Underground, more than attests.

from the Octobriana's beginner guide

Always an inspiration

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Welcome to Octobriana's blog

Welcome to Octobriana's blog

As a comics fan, I always get very excited to discover hidden gems like Octobriana - my perception of this Russian wonder woman, is that she represents the "Eternal Spirit of Youth" - of what the October Revolution could have lead to, if it didn't ended up as a totalitarian communist regime - Octobriana represents hope in the future.

I would recommend reading this introduction by Stuart Taylor

This blog is a way for me to gather Octobriana's information and artworks, talk with other Octobriana's fan around the globe and to post "news and updates" related to Octobriana.

You can expect a post every month and more frequently when time allows.

Finally, even though the character Octobriana is Public Domain, artworks published here isn't - by default  images and videos published in this blog are copyrighted by their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes or review only.

No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source (see respective links provided on each post).
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