The Solitary Cyclist
Oh, I was so in the mood to do this gif-set.
From Bending the Willow by David Stuart Davies:
The villain challenges Holmes to a fight after knocking the detective down. He calls Holmes a swine, but Holmes corrects him: ‘A gentleman! Only a ruffian deals a blow with the back of his hand.’ Holmes then proceeds to circle his opponent using some very fancy, fastidious footwork which prompts ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of appreciation from the onlookers. Brett himself choreographed his little boxing dance, and it is most impressive. His stance, with his arms in the standard Victorian boxing position, is redolent of the period.
Michael Cox was worried about all the elements of this first show, and this
scene was no exception:
‘I thought, Gosh, are we going to get away with this? It’s all rather balletic isn’t it? But, in the end, I think we did. Or rather Jeremy did. Well done to him. And of course it echoes something within the story: the straight left against the slogging ruffian. He’s doing the posh kind of boxing against the
Someone should buy me a bat. Look at those eyes. And wee wiggly ears! WAAAAAHHH
Okay so do you remember the time that Matt Fraction described Clint and Kate’s relationship as ‘The Avengers (UK) of The Avengers (US)’?
Obviously I thought that was pretty badass, and had a jolly time drawing dapper-as-fuck!Hawkeyes.. it just took me awhile to figure out how to get Clint and Kate rocking a believable Steed and Mrs. Peel vibe. (If Clint’s suit looks familiar, congratulations, you get the other half of the joke.)
Starry-eyed gratitude to an archer (yes, that one specifically :D ) who very graciously provided reference images and general archery consultation. Seriously, this was way less cool before I begged him for input. Thank you, Archer!
Musical inspiration: Tank! (yeah, no, I couldn’t resist) And if you’ve read all the way to the bottom and are still confused, Hawkeye. Matt Fraction. David Aja. It’s a thing. Read the thing. Thank me later.
“When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.”
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Eva Marie Saint, Grace Kelly, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Dorothy Dandridge, Audrey Hepburn, Edward Steichen and President Nixon jump for Phillippe Halsman.
Source: Magnum Photos
My cat did NOT appreciate this.