These are for the upcoming ROOT BRANCH Winter Art Exhibit at MAVERIX STUDIOS...some of these beasts have been lingering in my studio in an unfinished state for well over a year, so it feels really, REALLY good to finish them!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
NEW MONSTER PAINTINGS
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
CTN Animation Expo
I'll be attending the CTN Animation Expo this weekend, doing some LIVE monster-drawing demonstrations as well as participating in a PIXAR Story Panel. If you are in the LA/Burbank area and you are a fan of Animation, this might be the show for you. My schedule is as follows:
-Demo #1 : Friday @ 6pm
-PIXAR Story Panel : Saturday @ 12pm
-Demo #2 :Sunday @ 10am
There are many other Demos, Speakers, Panels and Screenings listed on the CTNX site...
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Monday, October 26, 2009
Anatomy Of Japanese Folk Monsters
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ILLUSTRATED HORROR FILM POSTERS
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Friday, October 16, 2009
Here's an awesome Polish PLANET OF THE APES poster to celebrate this weekend's convention, APE 2009-! If you've never been the the ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO before, it's definitely worth a look. Ted and I will be situated at Table #267-!!
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Corben Ape Thing
Love this little Richard Corben panel from an 1974 TARZAN strip he did...
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Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
even more ERAGON creeps...
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more ERAGON creeps...
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CEREBUS THE BARBARIAN
Here's a recently finished commision based on Dave Sim's CEREBUS THE AARDVARK...it was especially fun to do since i'd never really drawn a finished CEREBUS piece before-!
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Friday, September 4, 2009
I will be on vacation in KAUAI until September 16th. I can't quite decide which of these KONG faces better describes the feeling ...
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Thursday, September 3, 2009
SITHISIS: Visual Development
Back in 2004-2005, I did a 14 page story for STAR WARS: VISIONARIES, a graphic novel designed and created with fellow artists from the EPISODE III Art Department. We were given more or less free rein to do our own take on our favorite Star Wars characters. With DARK HORSE set to publish, and LUCASFILM'S blessing, we all set out to create our stories.
I wanted to do a piece centered on the Dark Lord of the Sith, PALPATINE, and I wanted it to give the reader a glimpse of some arcane and secret Sith Ritual.
I had lots of fun coming up with ideas and possibilities, generating a bunch of sketches and designs. I was even able to arrange a phone interview with Ian McDiarmid, who portrayed Emperor Palpatine in the films, and discuss with him some of his impressions and ideas he had about the character. He was very gracious and insightful, and complimentary of my approach and the drawings I'd done...
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Here are some creature designs I did for the feature film adaptation of the popular fantasy novel, ERAGON back in 2005...I got called in specifically to take a pass at the RA'ZAC, ringwraith-like meanies who pursue the boy hero. The major brief from director Stefen Fangmeier was to avoid visual parallels to the Lord of the Rings villains, so I took them in another direction. This was a fun bit of design work, and the last bit of pure freelance that I did before I started work on WALL-E in the beginning of 2005...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Belated COMIC CON Photos pt.2
This guy gets the prize for the most chilling JOKER costume...scared me right out of focus....
Special E-VILLE Agent Anita Coulter showcases some product with the help of Wonder Woman and Green Lantern...
E-VILLE Booth crew in effect...Ted, Nina and Stephan help make the magic happen.
Now there's some dedication...Wonder Twin Powers-ACTIVATE!
This dude gets my vote for Best CON Tee-Shirt.
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Belated COMIC-CON Photos
Since returning from this years Comic-Con, I've been up to the gills in work, so I haven't had a chance to post any photos from the show....here's a sample of some memorable moments:
Here's our booth...Ted at the ready...
The Convention floor was pretty much this crowded all 5 days. An absolute sea of humanity...
Fantastic New School and Old School TRANSFORMERS costumes! Bumblebee had a huge mob of fans wherever he went...
I've seen more and more elaborate and groovy STEAMPUNK related costumes in recent years...these two were a couple standouts...
And finally, there was this crazy Furry-Squirrel running around and looking creepy. I had to get a shot...according to reports I read later, this might actually have been JOHNNY DEPP, roaming the CON floor undercover. Seriously?...
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