Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Well, this should be interesting.
Disney's first ever 'fan expo' - D23 - starts this Thursday at Anaheim Convention Centre.
It's not really a con in the regular sense - it's a MASSIVE publicity pimp-out for everything Disney. A con is where you go to see, buy, sell and trade stuff. An expo is where you go to show stuff off. D23 is the latter.
I will be there with Boom! studios on Saturday and Sunday to promote the Pixar/Muppet comics we've all been sweating over for nearly a year now. As of writing, actual activites at the Boom! booth are still being finalised, but no matter - all it takes is the magic words 'FREE SKETCHES' and that should get 'em swarming ;)
I look forward to this with a mixture of fascination and a touch of trepidation. On the one hand, Disney fans are some of the most loyal, friendly and all-embracing of any fandom around. On the other hand, they are hard-fricking-CORE and a liiiiittle scary sometimes. I will be torn between lots of nodding and smiling or messing with their heads.
This is NOT a cheap con, so the cost alone may filter out more casual fans... although I understand that Disney employees get a nice cheap entry discount, so if you're artsy and on the payroll, c'mon by on the weekend and say hi!
Boom! will be located in the Disney Consumer Products section. All the site says is that they're presenting Mark Waid. They appear to have left out 'and Friends' ;p
If you also happen to be a veteran Pixar director, my editor and I would also like your opinion on something. If you have a moment ;)
at 10:35 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009
Bleah... is it here already?
Sorry things have been so quiet around here, but my every waking moment is spent fused to my chair working on Monsters Inc. and Muppet Peter Pan. I swear one more week and my wacom pen will become a new vestigial digit.
And the end is a loooong way off.
at 10:48 PM
Monday, July 20, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I just got back from a 2-week roadtrip with friends to San Diego, Flagstaff and Vegas via as many brewpubs as we could find. I had never been to any of them before, which was cool - I don't count ComicCOn because you never venture more than half a mile from the con centre ;p. I took MOUNTAINS of animal photos in San Diego and we roasted our butts off walking the Strip.
Las Vegas was an experience. You expect it to be kitschy and hot and tacky and overpriced, so that wasn't a surprise. But holy cow, the people it attracts.
These are all actual people I mentally stored from our wanderings.
at 8:51 PM
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Okay, that's out of my system now.
Ack.. Kelley and his craggy middle-agedness!
Shatner's slightly doughy leading-man face is surprisingly hard to capture. I still think it's not quite right. Ah well.
In other news, Monsters Inc! and Muppet Peter Pan comics are now soliciting!. These are my babies, so order now!
Check my devart page or my Flickr account for all the cover artwork, I'm not posting that lot again, I'm tiiiiired.
at 10:44 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
Some recents odds and sods from the nearly-full brown book.
Anyone in the Portland area, listen up! Powell's currently has 50-75% off a whole bunch of the Taschen art books, including the all-American Ads series. So GET IN NOW!
I picked up a mini-Taschen of Dian Hanson's Girly Mag History and was inspired to sketch the last one.
at 6:29 PM
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Phew. FINALLY figured out which of my Boom covers has hit Previews, so here's samples!
Covers for Nemo 2 & 3 and my B cover for Muppet Robin Hood #4.
I think the Muppets look awesome in digital watercolour, but it's a little too labour-intensive for interior art. Covers are okay, though.
at 4:54 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We don't call it a swimsuit where I come from. It's a cozzie.
We also wear thongs on our feet and no amount of sniggering from Americans is going to make us call them anything else. Nyeh.
Started off in Painter 9 until I got pissed off with the program(as usual). Finished in Photoshop, which knows how to behave.
at 11:24 PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
What have I been doing the last several months? Only the first, licensed, ORIGINAL Pixar comic stories with Boom! Studios.
Along with a bunch of other great writers and artists, we're all hard at work getting the first wave of stories going. Cars, Incredibles and the Muppet Show will be hitting stands very soon, followed by Finding Nemo, Muppet Show fairytales, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Wall*E, the whole ball of glorious Pixar wax!
Needless to say, I can't show everything, but now that I have some release dates, look forward to seeing more of my covers and maybe some sample pages of my own titles - the first one involves monsters and doors.
This is variant cover A of Finding Nemo #1 - the interior artist is Erica Leigh Currey, but we're sharing cover duties. (they have to correct the above link to credit me properly, but it IS my art!)
I am thrilled to microscopic bits to be a part of this new series. It's a great plan to bring comics back to children again with characters we all know and love.
Eeeeh, it's a Pixar fan artist's dream job!! :)
at 1:34 PM
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
I swear, ONE of these years I'll get it together to actually post a cute little Christmas graphic like all the other blogs actually BEFORE Christmas :/
As it is, I was rushing to finish several art presents and part of the Project I Still Cannot Name before the husband and I left for Christmas in San Jose with the family.
So woohoo, here's some of what I was working that I only have a chance to show now!
I was invited to do the cover of Falalalala's ADVENTures in Carols compilation. We decided to go with a vintage children's book look.
Our Christmas in San Jose included meeting a new member of the family - my very first nephew! Christopher George. This is the illo for his birth announcement.
They love ducks in that family ;)
at 12:11 PM