Tuesday, August 10, 2010

HiiRagi worships Jamie Hewlett

Now, it's is not really like me make such a statement, but I really do get a bit hot under the old military collar when I see Jamie Hewletts work.  It's not a new Gorillaz infatuation, I've been a loyal supporter since I discovered Dealine magazine (is that still around?! I must put that on the list to find out, if anyone knows please tell me.).  You see it all started with Tank Girl, not the film or the Hollywood crap they came up with (as Alan Martin stated in his book 'The Cream of Tank Girl': "You stole my lovely") but the original stuff that was illustrating a nearly incomprehensible story line with just a smattering of psychadelia....quite like my own ranting if I'm honest...Anyway, I digress.  This is the Tank Girl I love:

and then, of course he went on to do Gorillaz with Damon Albarn, another ghost of my Brit Pop past:

Noodle is my personal favourite, which I'm sure has nothing to do with the fact she is Japanese or lives on a windmill in the sky...
So where does he go from here?!  He decides what a great idea it would be to make an opera out of Monkey : Journey to the West

The website is amazing, check out the downloads page for heaps of great images but what I love best is:

Jamie Hewlett made Sandi COOL!!!!!!  I was always a bit of a Pigsy fan myself, all that food, womanising, hitting people with a rake (I thought it was a much more effective weapon to be honest).  But Sandi, who cried all the time and was a complete wuss despite wearing the skulls of dead children around his neck!

Jamie Hewlett, I am not worthy.
This post goes out to Duncan, if he's humping one of Jamie's legs, I'm on the other and it isn't often I say that being all world domineering and stuff.....I now need to hurt something to deal with this weakness...


  1. Mmmmm, he is very good and very hilarious....I'm glad you liked it.