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Rian Hughes

Forfatter af XX: A Novel, Graphic

29+ Værker 685 Medlemmer 11 Anmeldelser 1 Favorited

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Værker af Rian Hughes

XX: A Novel, Graphic (2020) 209 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Black Locomotive (2021) 61 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s (2010) 44 eksemplarer
Yesterday's Tomorrows (2008) — Illustrator — 43 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s (2010) 35 eksemplarer
CULT - URE: Ideas Can Be Dangerous (2010) 35 eksemplarer
Custom Lettering of the 60s & 70s (2010) 30 eksemplarer
Lifestyle Illustration of the 50s (2011) 23 eksemplarer
Dare (1991) — Illustrator — 23 eksemplarer
Science Service (1989) 13 eksemplarer
I am a number (2018) 12 eksemplarer
Logo-a-gogo: Branding Pop Culture (2018) — Forfatter — 11 eksemplarer
Soho Dives, Soho Divas TP (2010) 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Multiversity Guidebook #1 (The Multiversity, #6) (2015) — Illustrator; Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 7 eksemplarer
The Invisibles Vol. 3 #03 — Illustrator — 4 eksemplarer
Batman: Black and White, Vol. 2 #3 — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
The Black Locomotive (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 59 (1991) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Dare #1, Feb. 1992 (1991) — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar
Dare #3, May 1992 (1991) — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar
Dare #4, June 1992 (1991) — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine (2015) — Designer — 1,326 eksemplarer, 73 anmeldelser
The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution (1996) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver1,218 eksemplarer, 27 anmeldelser
The Invisibles, Vol. 7: The Invisible Kingdom (2002) — Illustrator — 523 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker (2019) — Designer, nogle udgaver384 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Black Panther Vol. 2: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book Two (2017) — Logo design — 350 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Doom Patrol, Vol.4: Musclebound (2006) — Illustrator — 245 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Big Book of Hoaxes (1996) — Illustrator — 163 eksemplarer
The Invisibles (2012) — Illustrator — 126 eksemplarer
Nelson (2011) — Illustrator — 68 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Seven Deadly Sins (1998) — Designer — 63 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Invisibles: The Deluxe Edition, Book Four (2015) — Illustrator — 60 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Project: Romantic (2006) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Quantum and Woody Volume 1: The World's Worst Superhero Team (2013) — Illustrator — 52 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Steed and Mrs. Peel Book One (1990) — Designer, nogle udgaver22 eksemplarer
Kid Eternity: Book One (1991) — Designer, nogle udgaver20 eksemplarer
Kid Eternity: Book Three (1991) — Designer, nogle udgaver15 eksemplarer
Kid Eternity: Book Two (1991) — Designer, nogle udgaver15 eksemplarer
Is She Available? (2015) — Designer — 13 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Maxwell the Magic Cat, Volume IV (1987) — Illustrator — 11 eksemplarer
2000 AD Yearbook 1994 (1993) — Illustrator — 10 eksemplarer
The Invisibles Vol. 1 #05 (1995) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Invisibles Vol. 1 #01 (1994) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 6 eksemplarer
Crisis 55 (1991) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
Crisis 34 (1989) — Designer — 3 eksemplarer
Crisis 45 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 56 (1991) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 26 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 27 — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 29 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 31 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 32 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 35 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 36 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 52 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 54 (1991) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 42 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 58 (1991) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 43 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 24 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 41 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 40 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 14 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 39 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 38 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 37 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 28 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 1 (1988) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 25 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 22 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 23 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 6 (1988) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 47 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 33 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 48 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 49 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 51 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 53 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 63 (1991) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 2 (1988) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 3 (1988) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 4 (1988) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 5 (1988) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 7 (1988) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 46 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 8 (1988) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 9 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 10 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 44 (1990) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 12 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 13 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 15 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 16 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 18 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 19 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 20 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 21 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 11 (1989) — Designer — 2 eksemplarer
Crisis 50 (1990) — Designer — 1 eksemplar

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I read and enjoyed Hughes’s XX: A Novel, Graphic back in 2021. I knew his name from the excellent Dare graphic novel he did with Grant Morrison back in 1991. Central to XX was a pastiche of a Golden Age sf novella, presented as if in the pages of a magazine - a trick I’ve used myself. There’s nothing like that in The Black Locomotive, although there’s plenty of fancy typography, photos and line drawings. But these are more enhancements to the story, rather than part of it. A secret Crossrail link to Buckingham Palace comes to an abrupt halt when the tunnel boring machine hits some sort of artefact. It’s a vast doughnut-shaped chamber, made of an unknown substance. Researchers find a hatch in its floor, which they open. One man, a poet shadowing the Crossrail project, sneaks back and enters the hatch. Which then closes, and some sort of field triggers and stops all electric and electronic devices and machinery in London working. Riots follow. Meanwhile, the research team can’t re-open the hatch. Since he was a kid, the head Crossrail engineer was in a steam locomotive fan club called the Smokebox Club. It turns out they were more than just gricers, but a secret society with members in all levels of UK society. And hidden under Box Hill, in an old Cold War bunker, is a fleet of steam locomotives, kept against the day they might be needed. A dash across country to London, and into London, by rail follows, to use the steam engine to smash open the sealed hatch. Meanwhile, the poet has discovered the vast labyrinth beneath the chamber is an ancient spaceship, and it has activated, encasing London in a spherical field and taking it into orbit. At which point, the novel abruptly finishes. I’m hoping there’ll be a sequel. A fun novel, and the illustrations and design of the book definitely added to it.… (mere)
 
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iansales | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 9, 2024 |
I first must thank my partner for buying me this book for the holidays. I’d barely heard of it, but it looked very much my style.

I’ve, um, read a couple of bricks in my time, and few of them have read as smoothly and funly as XX. Any fan of golden age sci fi will love this one. I’m honestly surprised I’m not seeing more people talk about it.
 
Markeret
Amateria66 | 5 andre anmeldelser | May 24, 2024 |
Computer geniuses use software and their own developed virtual reality equipment to decode alien signals, while an astronaut based on the moon has a direct encounter with an alien species, whereby she manages to link up with it and develop her own amazing ability to relocate herself at will.
Any book that begins with Jodrell Bank and David Bowie's Starman must be good! A whole cacophony of interesting subjects: Aliens, Memetic engineering, the Wow! Signal of 1977, Skeuomorphs, Gogmagog, Kirlian auras, Electronic Voice Phenomena, Tesla's free energy, the paranormal, to name but a few.
Set in London, at Jodrell Bank, and on the fictional Daedalus moon-base, the novel is about mysteries of decoding messages from data streams from space; I can't help but love this story and notice a parallel with the same work major Briggs was working on in Twin Peaks. (Even the black box on the cover reflected the one featured in Twin Peaks). Many little things mentioned in the text made my heart swell with appreciation (eg Burroughs' cut-up technique, Dan Dare, and Joy Division).
The Daedalus footage section is very reminiscent of House of Leaves, or Blair Witch Project. Dana (the astronaut)'s expedition down the volcano tunnel in the moon to reach the anomaly, by pushing her way though...into an underground city was VERY ALICE!
Chapter 10 (each chapter number indicated by dominoes) was particularly descriptive illustrating Jack's over-thinking; the details running through his mind, to reply to a message. Turned out the alien could communicate through Jack; when he took random photos of words, the pictures revealed sentences. "Build me a body". Jack's creation of Digital Memetic Entities is fascinating.
The text itself has many variations in style (and fonts), included there is a huge Shakespearean-style rant from xx about "ideas", and their desire for a better world; and an excerpt on Plato's Socrates argument against the written word - that you cannot discuss, change ideas, evolve to better words; newspaper articles; emails; binary codes; Wikipedia entries; maps, photographs, and drawings; and a science fiction serial story between chapters.
This thought-provoking and stimulating book.
There's even some music been made associated with the book: Citizen Void by Celestial Mechanic.
… (mere)
 
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AChild | 5 andre anmeldelser | Aug 22, 2023 |
Brilliant. A story that begins with the London clay and Thanet sand at a construction site underneath London, and progresses to intelligent extra-terrestrial life via a club of steam train enthusiasts (which included Winston Churchill). Full of technical drawings and atmospheric photographs. All in B&W. References to Gogmagog, Vimana, Kumari Kandam, Ultima Thule & Atlantis, Tachyon, Beltane witch, Pwyll journey to the underworld, Katabasis, and Ziggurat. The story ends up in the air, with an optimistic hope for the future.… (mere)
 
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AChild | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 8, 2023 |

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Steve Parkhouse Illustrator
Brian Bolland Cover artist
Phil Noto Frontispiece
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Gary Erskine Illustrator
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Olly Moss Cover artist
Daniel Vallely Illustrator
Bernie Jaye Illustrator
Paul Grist Illustrator
Elitta Fell Letterer
David Hill Illustrator
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Steve Sampson Illustrator
Tom Fowler Cover artist
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29
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Medlemmer
685
Popularitet
#36,934
Vurdering
3.9
Anmeldelser
11
ISBN
41
Sprog
3
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