Friday, December 22, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
It's been nearly a month since my last post .... ouch .... but this cold Chicago weather has got me in hibernation mode.
Some more background paintings for the animated short. These will have a screen time of only about 2-3 seconds, so you'll barely see 'em. But they were sure fun to work on. It now looks like things may wrap up in late winter, early spring, because the studio is busy with commercial work for the holidays.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
These are some background pieces for an animated short a studio in Chicago is producing. The short is finally within view of being completed, and if all goes well, may be finished by the end of the year. That's all I can say for now, but will be posting some more soon ...... :)
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Recent commission of Go Nagai's classic manga/anime character from the 70's.
Interestingly enough, Nagai's work has always been an influence, but it wasn't until very recent that I discovered who the creator behind the work was. He's responsible for such classics as Devil Man, Cutey Honey, Kekko Kamen, but probably best known for his work on Mazinger Z and Getter Robo. These last two were part of the giant robot craze which invaded the U.S. in the 70's and 80's, and were better known as members of the Shogun Warriors* toy line.
For me, Nagai is one of the rare artists who can combine adult themes, humor, and cool monsters all in one. If you dig old school anime, I recommend hunting down some of his 70's Japanese t.v. shows on e-bay. Good stuff!
* p.s. ........24" first release Mazinga Shogun Warrior ......BEST TOY EVER!
Monday, July 31, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
My first self published book, Share the Luv, Sketchbook vol. 1, is ready for shipping ....
Full Color front and back covers (pictured)
64 b+w pages of pure cartoon fun
6.5" x 10.25"
Signed and numbered,
First printing of 150 copies
USA + Canada: $10 + shipping
International: $13 + shipping
For ordering info, a sneak peak, or any questions please visit my new store.
I'll be attending this year's Comic-Con and sharing a table with a slew of Chicagoland (and ex-Chicagoland artists). I'll be selling sketchbooks, prints, and will color up four of the above sketches (in my "pastely" style) to make as bookmark/magnets. If any strike your fancy, please let me know. It'll be my first Comic-Con, and I'm really looking forward to the enormousness of it!
So if you happen to be there, stop by table E-6 and say "Howdy, Hi, or Was' Up"!
I've recently been asked to contribute a comic story to a new book called Legendary. It's being done in an anthology style, with all artists asked to give interpretations of "Legend". I'm very excited about being a part of this due to the interesting theme, roster of great talent involved, and proceeds will be going to various funds supporting the comics medium.
Since I firmly believe in recycling, I'll be reworking a story I had started as part of another anthology, which didn't quite get of the ground. Above are a couple penciled pages, which will be re-done. The first page was to have a cosmic Kirby type space background.
Please check out the official Legendary blog for details, and sample artwork .... great stuff!
.... should be ready shortly. The head kreepster himself, Doctor Viktor Von Kreep, says the book will be squirming it's way into reality this summer. I'll kreep you posted!
Above are some sketches of "Maggie Maggot", which will accompany the illo "Sugar Frosted Maggots", posted earlier.
Speaking of animation, stop by my buds at Chewbone and give 'em a howla' !
"J-Dog" Meredith recently posted a fun bit of animation he and I did for the heck of it called "Diddles Red Lager". Yep, that Diddle and this Diddle would be the same Diddle.
Here's the invitation I did for last year's Chewbone Christmas party, I know it's a bit late, but only 'cause I'm still getting over the hangover ...... @__@
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Recent commission I did, which was very fun because Warlock has always been one of my favorites. I've always been a sucker for the cosmic space-opera types. Plus, Warlock started his career in the pages of Fantastic Four as "Him", with plots and pencils by Jack Kirby (sigh).
Monday, June 19, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Something I've been working on recently is some development work for an animated television pitch called Welcome to Kreepsville U.S.A. I was contacted by the master Kreepster himself, O'Neal Pignani (a.k.a. Doktor Victor Von Kreep), after submitting my "Maggie the Maggot" illo for his upcoming book Cereal Killers, and asked if I'd be interested in developing an idea of his, along with background artist Pat Pakula. After talking to O'Neal, and realizing we had the same passion for cartoons, monsters, toys, comics, and all other forms of low-brow art, I jumped in.
I'll be posting more sketches and concepts over time, and invite you to check out the official Kreepsville Kartoon blog for more info and updates.
I thought the date of 06-06-06 would be a good day to starts things up ;)
Also, many thanks for all the wonderful comments you've all been leaving! I've been a busy bee lately, but really appreciate all the kind words and thoughts! Hope to make my blog rounds soon!