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Hellboy!

I present my piece for the 20th Anniversary Hellboy show, at Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles. I call it "Anung-Un-Rama". for  obvious reasons (obvious if you know Hellboy. If you don't, check here). What was great about the show is Mike Mignola, the creator of Hellboy, popped in and also showed a piece with the rest of us contributing artists! Thats fairly bitchin'. 

Like all my work, this started as a fairly basic sketch. Ill call them "Blecch Sketches", as in the written vomit sound. Actually, these sketches are much like vomit, as in I have to get them out before things get worse and I lose the idea. I tend to get a little panicky about this possibility. Thus rushed, frantic sketches. 

(update)
I was sent this photo of THE CREATOR OF HELLBOY HANGIN' OUT WITH MY PIECE!...and sure, some others.




It Takes Time to Make a Penny...Wise


The infamous IT villain, Pennywise (not the band. Maybe that is dating me?). He was a major nasty, and quite a seller at the recent Monster Mania. However, he just wasn't ready. I had a version ready that pleased me, but not enough. Going back to the drawing board (and obvious literal bit of googledy-goo) I cranked out the piece I present. Now this bad mofo is ready for the spotlight. Although I may elaborate it as a movie poster, with the whole logo bit. Who knows. I like it as it is. It can move in with me, and Ill even do the cleaning. 


This is the first round. a bit too fast in production, but it still has its bits n' pieces. 

Arlecch Returns...


As part of an ongoing project I dip into here and there (the Arlecchino series, as I would call it). I present the titular character "the Arlecch". 

It seemes there is a clown shortage in America. This is absolutely true. I imagine its due to the continued fear people have for clowns. So why not channel that fear through characters like this lil' bastard?

Morg

This little fella, man...He's like a little mascot for me. I would like to have a person dressed as Morg (thats his name, or its name) at events/shows for me. My son, Morg ladies and gentlemen. 

"Video Game Gore" Show 2010

Those who read this blog at all, know I am affiliated with The Autumn Society. Great...anyways. I was asked to create a poster/postcard/flyer for the upcoming 'Video Game gore" show in October. Now, I play video games. Granted, I am not by any means a hardcore gamer, but I play and have played video games consistently since atari was new and I was in small blue pants.

That being said, this show was more specific than just the overall theme of video games; it was about GORY games. I could have gone the route of drawing up some familiar characters in some cartoon fashion, which would have been fine. But thats not really what i do. Its hard for me to draw someone else's stuff when I know I can come up with my own. So, I needed to think, and think i did. I imagined simplicity, gore and video games. This required a peek into the "vault", which means I had to go into my parents basement, where all my old toys and game systems now reside. I pulled out my old V1 Nintendo system for an impromptu reference photo session, and had my pops hold it in various positions till I got the right perspective. I wanted to get all the grooves and screw sockets into the drawing, so this all was terribly necessary. After a quick sketch (that was approved just as quick with an enthusiastic "Fuckin' Awesome" (seen below)) I was ready to really draw this draw...ing.


The only rules I was given regarding this piece, were that it be 300dpi Cmyk (of course) and that it only be red, black(with grays) and white. This put a little pinch on the idea I initially had of a meaty pink and pukey green bloody monster coming out of the box, but no problem. I set to work giving this bitch as much red bloody nastiness as the size allowed, and soon had the piece below, and eventually the card at the top of this post.


But the story does not end there. That meaty pink and pukey green and bloody thing, will be my submission to the show. With all haste, it shall make it onto the digital crannies of this site (as soon as i do it).

(Update)
Sometimes even the end, is not the end. So is the final of this piece (which is shown at the top of this post.