Last week, I posted this magnificent promotional poster that comic artist Jaime Hernandez created for Bob Dylan's XM satellite radio show, "Theme Time Radio Hour." Boing Boing reader Simon Nielsen was so taken by the poster and the show that he made a short movie tribute using Hernandez's artwork and the audio from Ellen Barkin's noir voiceovers that open each episode of Theme Time Radio Hour. Nielsen writes:
Ellen Barkin introduces each episode of Theme Time Radio Hour with an evocative vignette describing the nocturnal activities of the restless characters living in the big city. It is from these spoken word vignettes that Hernandez was inspired to create his artwork. The illustration is detailed with many of Ellen Barkin's night time characters - some asleep, some consumed in thought, others burning the midnight oil long into the night. Prostitutes, homeless men, drunks, lost souls and lovers intersect near a street corner of the Abernathy building. I was so fascinated by the world within this poster I set about finding all the spoken word vignettes and weaving them together into a whole. I started from show number one and worked my way through the spoken word introductions of all 50+ episodes of Theme Time Radio Hour. The following movie is my modest attempt to bring to life the inhabitants of the mythical Abernathy Building and the art created by Jaime Hernandez.
Link to Nielsen's movie on Blip.tv, Link to download the Quicktime version into iTunes
Previously on BB:
• Jaime Hernandez's poster for Bob Dylan Link
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