Monday, November 28, 2005

Bad guys

In 1964 famous Soviet writer Nikolai Nosov has written the children's book NEZNAIKA ON THE MOON about new adventures of Neznaika who was extremely popular character in Soviet Union. One may translate his name as someone who usually “doesn’t know” (antipode of the know-it-all). And this book was about space travel of Neznaika and his adventures on the Moon where he has found out that the Moon is hollow and there is another planet with the atmosphere and inhabitants under the external surface. The piquancy was that society on this Inner Moon was a capitalistic. Thus it was a travel from fantastic world of communism to the world of markets and money. Nosov has described in details many things that Soviet children didn’t know at all. Think about the stock exchanges, shares, unemployment, commercial advertising, billionaires, strikebreakers and many other things. The book was a hilarious and very cinematic. Nevertheless there were not any attempts to make the screen version up to the middle of 90th years. By this time the life in Russia has changed dramatically and in conditions of new system of values it was decided to remove any political implied sense from proposed animated feature. Now the villains were bad not because they were exploiters, but because they didn’t care about ecology on their planet. It was a shame actually but this post is not about it. We want to show couple of concept drawings of bad guys. This is another work of Grigory Lozinsky.

And this drawing demand additional comment. It is the playful parody on the famous picture THE GIRL WITH PEACHES (1887) of Valentin Serov actually. We put here the parody and the original both.

As to animated feature. It has received ambiguous responses. It should be better.


Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

Grisha you are the BEST!

11:47 AM  
Blogger St John Street said...

These bad guys are just great I love your work I'd love see a finished film, how do get some of your work.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...


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