Saturday, September 26, 2009

Octobriana : Anime version

After the South Park version of Octobriana - If you ever wanted to see an Anime version of Octobriana - check this below



Made with Anime Character Generator

And if you're wondering "Why the Anime Characters looks like that ?" - I recommend this nice article : http://www.cjas.org/2009/04/24/a-second-glance/


Last thing, the New York Anime Festival which is an annual anime convention held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan, is opened from September 25th to 27th, 2009.
NYAF’s Exhibition Hall is open to the public on Friday from 1 PM to 7 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM.

http://www.newyorkanimefestival.com/

Octobriana: Alchemy Texts


Lately, in my quest for Octobriana's comics  - I had the chance to get very valuable documents from Alchemy Texts, and I'm starting to get a clearer view of my favorite Russian Super Heroin (which is really cool!)

Among  all the issues, we discover Octobriana's many enemies, like  the mad scientist Hans Ingersol, the Russian witch Baba Yaga, Mani the Norse God, giant robots, Maiden America etc.. and discover a new meaning for "Sex Bomb" because Octobriana is riding a thermonuclear missile on a few occasions.

And also thanks to the "30th anniversary special" issue - I could get a better view of Octobriana across time - below is a brief "Time Frame" (which I hope is accurate - otherwise please comment)
  • 1971 - Origins - Octobriana and the Russian underground - The living sphinx of the Kamchatka Radiactive Volcano 1934 & Octobriana and the atomic suns of comrade Mao
  • 1979-87 - Bryan Talbot- The adventure of Luther Arkwright
  • 1992 - Larry Welz - Cherry meets Octobriana
  • 1992 - Reima Makinen - Octobriana and the 10th circle of hell
  • 1996-97 - Alchemy Texts, Revolution Comics, Artful Salamander, Evolutionary Comics
  • 1998 - Nikolai Dante : Octobriana Seduction
  • 2001 - Alchemy Texts "30th Anniversary Special" - a must see issue! [1]
  • 2002 - Finnish Movie "Octobriana and the Finger of Lenin"
  • 2003 - Aaargh! Magazine with Karel Jerie
  • 2004 - Alchemy Texts "the 2 certainties of life" and "Made in America"
  • 2007 - Octobriana by Chris Jones ?
  • 2009 - Orlando' comics announced for October  

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Octobriana has a posse



Starting from today, I will start to post Octobriana's "babe" of the week (or OBW) - today I've carefully selected a Russian Cheerleader and ... thanks to her red star on her uniform - she's also qualified for the OPPP - (Octobriana's personal posse program).

See more Cheerleaders on these 2 websites below
Russian Cheerleaders
English Russia - Russian Cheerleaders

Photo on the left : credit "Red Army" 


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Octobriana : South Park Character version

How Octobriana would look like if she would appear in a South Park Episode ?
I had to investigate this ... and found flash tools to create South Park characters and made these 2 Octobriana below :














Using http://www.sp-studio.de/













As a final note, I would recommend watching the episode South Park : Major Boobage
Why ? Because, it's like watching the 1981 cult classic "Heavy Metal" within South Park, and for the first time in the serie (if I'm not mistaken) Kenny has the lead role!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

From Russia with Love

Another great Fan Art and this time  from "Mother Russia", drawing made by "Drew Lenk" for the Czech Magazine AARGH (see previous post)


Original link : drew_lenk: Октябрина для чешского журнала "AARGH"
and a translated version of the Russian blog in English.

Great Work, the design reminds me of J. Scott Campbell's Danger Girl

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Dark Princess by Karel Jerie

A nice cover today - from a work by the Czech artist Karel Jerie, an interesting preview of what an Octobriana avenger would look like.

You can notice, the PPP logo on top - that looks a lot like the "DC Comics" logo from 1976 and stands for Petr Sadecky's fictitious political party : the "Progressive Political Pornography".

Noticeable as well, the name "Mr Burian" - which stands for Zdeněk Burian, an hommage to the talented Czech painter that Sadecky plagiarized.

The last name "Bobo the Final" must be an inside joke, from Charles Jerie alias Karel Jerie.


Thanks Karel for this cover.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another lost comic : "The Commie Zombie Dictator from Hell"

Darn, another one ... another Octobriana's comics that got lost - if you've been following this blog you already know I was on the quest to find the Chris Jones comics that looked so promising and is nowhere to be found.

And now this .... A comics with an uncanny title "Octobriana and the Commie Zombie Dictator from Hell" originally found on this website http://www.alchemytexts.com/Oct_Sample_01.html - the 2 first pages got me hooked, and I was really curious about the following pages ...

After some "googling" I could found that the artists (Andy Nixon and Shaun Bryan) have produced some comics under the name Bomb Dolphin Studio - and later I could find Shaun Bryan's Gallery - with a collection of nice illustrations (2 of Octobriana and others definitely NSFW), but unfortunately their mails at bombdolphin.freeserve.co.uk are not working anymore... So, no way to get in touch with them.

Too bad, it seems to be another dead end for this comic .... and I will never know how Octobriana would defeat Lenin's reincarnation as a zombie.


Image credit : Shaun Bryan

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Women: the secret weapon of Red Alert 3

Today I made a little compilation to make a point

Watch Red Alert 3: Soviet Cutscene Theater Pt 2 (HD) Online 
http://www.videosurf.com/video/c-c-red-alert-3-girls-67790893

And the final (short one) is the EA official advertisement - with High Quality
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcoxUAd7AFU

Read the youtube's comments too, I like the one talking about "Whoriffic game[sic]" - Red Alert 3 gamers are sort of complaining that their favourite game is moving away from the RTS (Real-time strategy) and moving toward Porn ?! I guess they're right ... you would have hard time to stay focused on a mission when a video of Ivana could pop up anytime ...

Because it's a scientific fact, that men are getting dumber when they see beautiful women ;)
see article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6132718/Men-lose-their-minds-speaking-to-pretty-women.html

I quote the article :
When a man meets a pretty woman, he is what we call 'reproductively focused
That's why sexy conscripts on the battlefield would totally make sense.
(Sex bombs, not actual bombs ... no injuries, no fatalities, ... everybody wins!)

I rest my case.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hot Russian girls (Sasha Dith)

A little treat for you posted at 9h09 on this September, 9th 2009 !

One of the most talked about videos of the year. A Russian military officer is captured and interrogated by a striking lady wearing a full length fur coat and nothing but black lingerie and boots underneath. She is assisted by four hot and dirty lady conscripts.


 Sasha Dith - Russian Girls
Watch Music Videos at www.roxwel.com
http://www.sashadith.com/

Kind of an intense clip - and also a complex message here.
But remember one thing "Make love not War!"

And notice that those sexy conscripts can wash cars too !

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Octobriana: better in 3D

I 'm always amazed when I see talented people making 3D models from 2D sketch (that apply for Poser, Blender or DAZ Studio) - I'm more "old school" and only understand people who can draw and paint on flat surface.

But you have to admit, that there is a certain benefit to render a model in volumes - especially in Octobriana's case,  because the 3D suits her very well...









Full pictures on the following blog and Deviant art page 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Russian Meme - How it works

You may all have seen this "Uncle Sam" poster for recruiting soldier
Now you may also be aware of this Internet Meme
(One of my favorite is "In America you log onto the internet, In Russia the internet logs onto You!")


You may be wondering where this explanation is going ?

Well it's about this post, I felt the need to explain it a bit further, because I tought the joke went a little flat for some reason - while to be honest  having a laugh on the army's account - is always a good sign, a sign that we live in a free country.

Octobriana : Superhero Movies I'd like to See

Octobriana's character is fascinating and would be a real asset for "avant garde" movie producers - symbolizing Revolution, Freedom, the indomitable Youth Spirit - this "Russian Wonder woman" has so many layers ...

And even if she was created in the early 70s ; for some reason today she seems to get a renewal of interests - maybe because our world has changed in a way that freedom and free spirit are now able to express themselves without censure (or is it the opposite? or is it that the gap between the people having free speech and the oppressed people is bigger than ever ?)  

For sure, she would be a unusual super heroine for a movie based on a comic -
Maybe like the "Watchmen" ?

For another point of view on this read the article below (written a little more than a year ago)
Superhero Movies I'd like to See: Radioactive Man, the Tick, Atom Ant and Octobriana - Associated Content 

Now the real question : "Who would be the perfect actress for the casting ?" ... you can still vote  (Elizabeth Berkley, Elizabeth Berkley, Elizabeth Berkley, Elizabeth Berkley ;)) and as the article's author (Timothy Sexton) I believe Lucy Lawless would be perfect for the role, but ... I can't change the poll entry.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Octobriana: Chris Jones and the lost comic (update)

Little update to my previous post 
Octobriana Fan's blog: Octobriana: Chris Jones and the lost comic

I forgot to attached the second picture of the Chris Jones set -I want to give thanks to ever3st - (who kindly provided a link to a website to help identifying the picture's source)
Maybe that will help ... the search is still on !

Octobriana : The two certainties of life (part 2)

After the small Animoto interlude -

Like I promised, I'm posting the second part of the "The Return of Octobriana / The two certainties of life"



So don't forget "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin
And again, I want to give a big "Thank You" to both authors (Craig John and John A Short) for giving me permission to republish their comic on my blog.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Octobriana : Animoto Interlude

For fun I created yesterday this little video promoting the blog on Youtube.
First I used Animoto, and the whole preparation took less than 1 hour - there's also a nice feature to publish the animoto clip to Youtube -

So now there is a (new) channel for Octobriana on Youtube -
http://www.youtube.com/user/RoyPavelDrakov


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Octobriana : The two certainties of life

Some exciting news, Today - I feel privileged  to be able to present to you dears fans,  a 12 pages re-publication of "The Return of Octobriana / The two certainties of life" from the talented artist Craig John, based on a story by John A Short.






















































































[...to be continued]
The next batch will arrive later this week

In the meantime, I would recommend a visit to John A Short website, for his smart review about  Octobriana : http://www.alchemytexts.com/Octobriana.html
You can also visit Craig's website : http://www.craigssketchpad.co.uk/


I also want to give a big "Thank You" to both for giving me permission to republish their comic on my blog.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Octobriana: Chris Jones and the lost comic


Thanks to the Octobriana's fan group from Yahoo - I recently found 2 cool drawings of Octobriana fighting the nazis ("A la Indiana Jones" style) ... and of course, I wanted to get more information on this interesting comic - and then my quest has started...

The problem was the very limited information for this search ; I could only read on the lower right of the picture "Chris Jones" and that was it.

So the first thing I did was to search on the picture itself - using Tineye.com  - but no luck = 0 result

And after a solid hour searching (darn!)... I had to give up and conclude that :
  1. There were loads of Chris Jones in the comic industry and that didn't helped
  2. Chris Jones could be a Christopher Jones ?!
  3. Google Image has no trace of this picture (for some mysterious reason)
  4. This comic is terribly difficult to find (and my "google-fu" isn't that strong after all).
But I can't actually believe that there is no trace of this comic anywhere on the internet (?!)


So the quest is still on ...
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