Friday, October 27, 2006

"CAN HE BLAST IT?"


Dang right, he can! Still my favourite character from Star Wars, and also the coolest ever action figure, it was only a matter of time until I "Bob the Buildered" him. I've posted this in response to comments in the past both on here and on the blogs of Paul, Nik and Andy. I did mention that at one time I was often asked to do comic/film characters in the style of Bob - this first began at signings at festivals, and soon spread to bookstore and school appearances. I'll dig out the character doodles I've done of other infamous Bobified folk as and when, so they'll turn up on here intermittently.

Work back on track now after Lottie's arrival. Frankenstein's Cat designs come thick and fast, am opening my laptop for a bit of novel writing again tonight (have had a two month break from the book and am itching to get back to it, it's conclusion now resolved) and have also secured the services of Ian Culbard to co-write and animate a bonafide Biteneck Beatniks pilot episode/trailer.

Bada Bling!

32 comments:

I. N. J. Culbard said...

My Mandalorian smelled of pee.

I used to have him stood well away from all my other Star Wars figures.

Nik said...

Mine spent his whole time with a fork prong jammed into his jet pack as I was convinced that missile was meant to come out. Was also obsessed with the way his trousers tucked into his boots.

Ace pic Mr. Jobling.

rubber-chicken said...

super! you should do more characters from star wars!!

Goobeetsablog said...

cool

reminds me of the SD style stuff
that SideShow toys did.

http://www.stargamesrethel.com/html/clone_trooper_super_deformed_a.html

they are pretty neat. I don't think I've seen Boba Fett though

nice image.

paulhd said...

Very nice. Didn't you say you did a Hellboy/bob too?

Jo Bling said...

Paul - yep, "Hellbob". That's up next. Followed by "Bobzilla". At this point in time I'd suggest requests for what folk want to see! Judging by the flurry of posts it's obviously hit the right kitsch/preschool/fanboy buttons! :-D

Brian - Sideshow do some great toys. Shall have a looksee at that stuff...

Rubber Chicken - name 'em!

Nik - So much so that you went right through high school with your pants tucked into your Clarks? No? That was just me? *ahem*

INJun - whose pee? Please bear in mind these were plastic toys and ergo were not empowered with the mortal ability to urinate. Did your Boba Fett go on deep space explorations into your trolleys? Go on man. Admit it. Get it out in the open, you'll feel much better!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Boba Fett used to be as cool as this Piccy...then they made him a kid !! Do Princess Leia next,I mean draw her,then have her kick the crap outta Padme :)

Bobby Chiu said...

sawweeeet!

Jo Bling said...

Glazey - I think the idea is that the name "BOB" can make it into the character name somehow. Leia and Padme don't work alas!

Bobby - cheers man, thanks for calling by :-)

paulhd said...

Seeing as I was rewatching it last night, any chance of A-Bob-inal Dr. Phibes? Actually, think I'm gonna do a pic of the good doctor.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Ro-bob Cop ?

Todd Harris said...

Great stuff! More star wars! Keep it comin'.

Jo Bling said...

OK, so, am I right in thinking that STAR WARS was a popular genre for "Bobification"???

GREEBOB?
JABBOB THE HUTT?
CHEWBOBBA?

From other genres we got:

HELLBOB
BOBZILLA
ABOBINABLE DR PHIBES
ROBOBOB

Star Wars characters as well as others then please folks!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

BOB HOLNESS!!!!

"Can I have a "B" please Bob?"

"Yes you can!"

Gordon Fraser said...

Captain Jean Luc Pilchard?


'Milk...gold top.....hot!'

Gordon Fraser said...

Bob-Head the Cenobite....

'We will tear your semi-detached apart!'

'Demons to some....Builders to others....'

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Bob Monkhouse.

Jo Bling said...

This seems to have shifted effortlessly into requests for Bobified UK light entertainment hosts of the 60's! Just for the American readers of this blog, eh? :-D Apologies!

paulhd said...

Is Bob-head the cenobite Bob with nails in his head or a monster with Bobs in his head?

I. N. J. Culbard said...

BOB Carolgees!!!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Bobby Davro

Jo Bling said...

You're all just being silly now.

No stars of British light entertainment and let that be an end to it!

Yours having a Bobby Ball

Mr Bling

I. N. J. Culbard said...

BOB Dole?

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I've got it... Church of the SubGenius....

J. R. "Bob" Dobbs!!!

Ryan Wood said...

ctrl+c ctrl+v, and you've got Jango covered too. Good sketch, man!

Nik said...

Why not reverse the process, and have Bub the Builder, Bub being Day of the Dead Bub of course.

Tenuous zombie link posted, I shall now vanish back into the night...

I. N. J. Culbard said...

or Wolverine link!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

BOB-o the clown

Jo Bling said...

OK, Nik's Bub the Builder is a shoe-in for sure. He'll definitely shamble his way onto the blog at some point in time. Not like these thumbnails take very long to do, either. Scribble here, scribble there, and Bob's your Auntie's live-in lover... there's another one!!

Anonymous said...

It's my first time here and couldn't help but be riveted. Your pieces are refreshingly unique and delightful! You're very talented. Keep at it! c",)

Heath said...

Awesome! Nice Jo.

Chris Battle said...

Perfect.