Friday, 3 January 2014


The film based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem (1961) could have been great. However, the version by Andrei Tarkovsky (1972) had a painfully slow pace for my taste, while the last version from 2002 was a bit better.
My book cover illustration (below) was published in Sci-Fi Art Now (2010)

My interview

Alien inspiration

When I first saw the film "Alien" I was thrilled. It really blew me off. However, a couple of decades later, I have found a movie that had a strong (mildly said) influence on Ridley Scott and Giger:
"Planet of the vampires". Although the acting is rather poor, the film is filled with cool visual effects, design and sound.