Saturday, September 29, 2007

Wookiee




Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Work dump.

I've finally finished up with my latest clients. I've been with them since June. Here's some of the newer stuff I've been doing:



Did my tax today. I don't have to pay anything, but I don't make anything back either. So me and the government are EVEN...

...for NOW.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I am come to stay.

I can finally say I'm a published illustrator.



The proof is in the pudding:









Not much more to add, aside from saying that it's so much cooler seeing my work in print like this than it is when I'm staring at a computer screen for eight hours.

And before you ask, I'm not yet sure where the book is going to be available. I'm still waiting to hear back from the publisher on that one.

So yeah, I'm happy, but tired. The deadlines on the job I'm currently working are ridonculous.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wee Willy Winkie

Here's something cute from the job I'm working on:



Big news post coming tomorrow. Are you excited?

Monday, September 17, 2007

And now, the Marx Brothers...

No drawings today, but I thought I'd post a clip from one of my favourite movies of all time, Duck Soup, with the Marx Brothers. It's the infamous mirror scene. I dare you not to smile:



Marx Brothers fans will be rolling their eyes. This is one of the most well-known - hence clich├ęd - scenes to geek out on, but I'm posting it here because, with the exception of two people, no one I know has ever seen a single Marx Brothers movie. I'm here to educate.

This scene is so wonderfully executed. It's classic physical comedy, but in that true Marx Brothers fashion that breaks all the rules. I just love the way the routine begins to fall apart towards the end, intentionally of course, but they still hold it together. It's the sort of zany self-referential comedy, born out of vaudeville stage shows, that inspired Mel Brooks films, Mad Magazine and contemporary shows like Scrubs and Arrested Development.

One of my favourite things about Marx Brothers movies was their ability to mix crazy physical antics and witty dialogue with amazing musical talent. I'm gonna post one more clip before I stop acting like a total nerd here. This is Chico Marx playing the piano in Go West:



Let me know if you found this interesting or if I'm boring you to death here.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Freaky Bunny and some other stuff

I don't know where this came from. Was just sketching while I was on the phone and decided to make a picture out of it:



Here's a li'l teddy bear:



And a Spider-Kid drawing I never finished:



Have a tops weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Gawn Fishin'

Something else for work.



Monday, September 10, 2007

Random Work Bits

Just thought I'd throw together a little montage of some images I've made for my current clients over the past couple of months. They get me to draw some odd little things sometimes. It's fun.



Back to work!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Eleflight Wallpaper

In case anyone is interested:

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Eleflight




Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Screen Tests

I've been spending the last few weekends in auditions for a feature film a friend of mine is planning on shooting at the end of the year. I'm getting pretty deeply involved in the project, but more on that in another post.

We shot some screen-tests for our call-back talent last weekend, and I edited together some of the quieter moments for funsies. You can download it:



Most of the actors came in super-nervous and insecure, and these are some of the moments I caught on tape. Most of them got pretty relaxed within 30 seconds of talking to the director, but that stuff doesn't really make for interesting footage, does it?

I hope the actors in this video don't mind me posting it here. If so, they can bite me. Or send me an e-mail or something.

Monday, September 03, 2007