Set Adrift On Memory Bliss…

A few years back I used to run a site called Questionable Time that basically provided a pisstake of each week’s episode of QT. I did it for bloody years, penning the vast majority of reports up to #106 and it did ok – it even ended up running on The Independent website for a while. Anyway, one of its trademarks was that each report was headed with a daft photoshop of David Dimbleby and this is pretty much how I learned the dark arts of photo manipulation (although – truth be told – a relentless diet of photoshopping the same person over-and-over again within eye-watering time constraints is also a great way to send yourself slightly mental) – a few of which I have posted below in an exercise of rheumy-eyed reminiscing… sniff

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They started like this – just messing with the stock show image. Think that approach held for a good few years.

questionable time 21 david dimbleby john lennon yoko ono

His head then started finding itself in new and exciting situations…

questionable time 33 david dimbleby misfits

Turns out that there’s not a huge crossover between QT and Misfits fans, which is a shame because I was dead stoked when I first did this…

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This is one of the first ones that I did with The Independent – a process that turned out to be quite an ordeal as they wanted everything at insano Retina resolutions. Also kind of regretted throwing all the crazy in the world at this one so early in the day. After that they were always like ‘This needs more stupid stuff on it’ to whatever I sent them. Gah.

questionable time 56 david dimbleby 80's lcd game

I always liked this one as it was a big technical victory for me at the time. Still think it looks fair chosty…

questionable time 61 david dimbleby space marine warhammer 40k

If you know what’s going on here then you know what shame feels like…

questionable time 74 david dimbleby passed out

Have at you, VICE…

questionable time 75 david dimbleby dimblescally

This is about the point when I was starting to get to grips with Illustrator.

questionable time 85 david dimbleby loader aliens

 

If you can’t slip on Aliens refences into your own damn website then I’m not entirely sure what the point of life is…

questionable time 87 david dimbleby manga anime dimble san

I have no idea what that says in Japanese…

questionable time 90 david dimbleby fralichen ziet propaganda poster

The high water mark! I was super-proud of this…

questionable time 94 david dimbleby morrissey

And here’s where we hit peak weird…

questionable time 101 david dimbleby wolf gladiators

Or was this peak weird? Hard to call really…

questionable time the reckoning

And this is where it ended for me…

So, that was a fun bit of blatant self-indulgence, eh?! You damn well bet it was.

 

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