Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Calendar is ready

Here it is - the Octobriana Revolutionary Calendar for 2010  :



You can purchase it directly on lulu at this address :

http://www.lulu.com/content/lulustudio-calendar/octobriana-2010/8122496 

I hope you'll enjoy it
and again Happy Holiday to all

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Holiday

During this month, our PPP cell made contact with the Italian PPP's cell - with "Mr G" to be exact, He's the grand, grand, grand, grand son of a noble musician of the Czar "Nikolaj I Pavlovič", and had to emigrate to Italy back in the 19e century, when the Czar discovered that he was not only playing the balalaika, but was also courting Olga Feodorovna of Baden (his youngest son's wife)...
Anyway Mr G, who is coincidentally like his ancestor a musician as well,  published a nice epic poem (in Italian) involving Octobriana, below is a approximate translation in English  :
[...]
At that moment could eventually combine with that constant presence in his mind
The sinuous form of a seductive tall and blond as the sun, a creature that goes by the name of Octobriana,
Notorious revolutionary goddess of the East, forcing the anonymity of a Uniform of Siberian delegation - That could only barely conceal his irrepressible sensuality.
Her eyes, blue and transparent like a frozen lake, did not betray in any way the Fire that has always burned in her heart.
A heart that dreams of a revolution - but not the one that might conceive a popular uprising neither a rebellion, nor an anarchy,
Rather something very similar to a bloody and decisive Ascension.
[...]
The full original text can be found on Mr G's blog : http://gozerdammerung.blogspot.com/2009/11/v-2-anstiegszeit-abfallzeit.html

Another good find from another Italian website (what a coincidence!) -  2 illustrations done by Maurizio Ercole, check for yourself :
http://silvano-waltdisneyisnotmydad.blogspot.com/2008/08/in-red.html
http://silvano-waltdisneyisnotmydad.blogspot.com/2008/07/hercules-unbound-ercole-scatenato.html



And ... Finally, Happy Holiday to all - I hope you're having a lot of fun.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Calendar 2010 (featuring Karel Jerie)

A little update related to the previous post ...

On the calendar's cover will be the work of Karel Jerie and the painting is mostly blue (that's why Pencil_in_Pain had a stroke of genius in his selection of colors).

Karel is a Czech comics artist and also a painter, and I always admire his composition and creativity. I'm also glad to have receive from him the original artwork.

His painting represents Octobriana hiding in Prague's old streets while a menacing Golem is looking for her.


Now the funny detail about this painting is the star on the Golem's forehead - because in the legend, that's where he's getting his power. So, that makes an interesting meeting ... and a possible geometric problem to solve.


Karel has drawn another sketch for the calendar which involved another potential geometric puzzle and will be a good surprise for people knowing Octobriana, and her origins.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Calendar 2010


Now that 2010 is very much into the horizon - I'm announcing officially the Octobriana Revolutionar Calendar (officially because that news was already posted on my DA page a while ago).

Because Octobriana is the Spirit of the October Revolution and October is the 10th month of the Year.
We may say that 2010 will be Octobriana's big  Year.
Another fascinating fact about next Year, October the 10th - will be 10-10-10 ; (that will probably get Mr H totally crazy about it).

Some details and comments about this calendar :
Back in September (when I was starting to think about this project (note to self - next Year, start the Calendar project earlier)) - I've contacted Pencil_in_Pain ; because he already had drawn a cool fan art of Octobriana (already mentioned in this blog) and Karel Jerie because he has drawn Octobriana many times, and he's Czech ... like Petr Sadecky.

Last week, I receveid their commissions and was impressed - and I salute both for their outstanding work.

As a little side note, I need to explain the change of the sniper gun Pencil_in_Pain originally drawn into a dagger Kris (you can see the original picture with the rifle on his DA page and the new version on the calendar picture above) - I don't like guns too much, and since Octobriana is also featured with a bottle of vodka in front of the Kremlin, I thought the rifle was a bit too risky.
Kudos to Pencil_in_Pain, he had a great idea to make the illustration one mostly red, and the other green (you'll see why on the next post) - Kudos as well for the dynamic of both composition. they're also remarkable.

Now more detail about the calendar itself, it will be publish on lulu.com - and will be available soon (hopefully before the end of 2009) the price will be around 25$.

Some people will think ; it's a bit pricey for a calendar, especially in this time of financial crisis - but this calendar will not be mass produced - so reserved for the true Octobriana fan, ... made in the Petr Sadecky's tradition (actually, the real story of the calendar's project started in a secret base near the city of Minsk where the Russian Colonel Alexej Czsarbakov tried to demonstrate the use of a printed calendar to resolve the root of the financial crisis by selling it to a lost civilization of Alien dolphin living under the former Atlantis .. cf. Mtsyry issue 23).

Final note : Please support the "Octobriana Revolutionar Calendar" and may other similar projects fleurish next year -
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