Monday, December 21, 2009
The project was scrapped and replaced with the the Hulk Vs DTVs. We thought they might eventually re-greenlight it, but that obviously never happened. I don't know if it had anything to do with the more mature angle that was intended (as evidenced by the Pietro and Wanda realtionship) or if they didn't think there was a big enough audience for this project or maybe there was another reason altogether...
I recently found them on an old hard drive and thought they held up pretty decently. I started posting some of them at drawingboard.org and thought I should post them here as well...consider it a Holiday treat.
I'll try and post more images soon and I might even post some of the Thor images that were intended for the second half of the project as well....
Friday, December 11, 2009
Anyway, now for an update...I am finishing my third HarperCollins children's book featuring DC characters Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman - two of the books are printed and I assume will be available at Amazon and your local bookstore soon. I'll post a link for them as soon as I see them listed on Amazon. I've also just finished a book for GrosettDunlap based on the DreamWorks film Shrek Goes Forth which I assume will be released around the time of the film next year.
I'm also working on several projects that I hope will soon see the light of day - including the secret one I've alluded to in the past (though, at this point, they're all secret until they are ready to be announced).
I'm also working on a lot of commissions that I had been putting off for sometime. I'll try to post them as I can.
This one was based on an old EC comic cover with the twist that the commissioner wanted to have an 'erotic' element added - in this case a naked girl replacing the original guy.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Be apart of the rennaissance for this once in a lifetime opportunity when over 100 of the best artists in the history of design and animation converge at CTN-X Nov 20-22, 2009.
1. Schedule: Friday 12noon - midnight, Saturday 10am - midnight, Sunday 10am - 7:30pm.
2. Special Events:
- Legendary Cartoonist Ronald Searle endorses CTN-X with a tribute to the man and his career and how it's influenced so many. Matt Jones is bringing never before seen artwork from sketchbooks and more to the event.http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/matt-jones/
- Spotlight Booksignings and Exclusive Sketchbook Releases
- Speed Talent sessions show your portfolio, ask questions, meet a mentor.
- Screenings: "The Secret of the Kells", "Banjo The Woodpile Cat", and a surprise late night screening 11pm on Saturday... sshhhhhh!
- Live Demonstrations hourly by the creators of some of the highest grossing films in the history of animation.
- Exclusive Spotlight Interviews: (in alphabetical order)
Peter de Sève
Gary Goldman and Don Bluth
Paul Young and Tom Moore the makers of "The Secret of the Kells"
- CTN-X@nite Networking Parties sponsored by Animation Magazine, The Marriott Hotel and Walt Disney Studios.
- Animation Week: The City of Burbank declares Animation Week for CTN. "We are proud to host the first-ever Animation Expo," says Burbank's Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes. "Our city is known around the world for its state-of-the-art studios and production facilities. This will be such a tremendous occasion for the most talented animators in the country and we look forward to their arrival in November."
- Reunions: Don Bluth Studios, Walt Disney Florida and Rowland Animation and more.
3. Live Demonstrations all weekend.
4. Panels and Presentations...click here.
- Recession Buster Raffle $1000 cash and prizes. One winner a day.
- ToonBoom: Presentations and Software Raffle
- Z-Brush: Presentations and Software Raffle
- Corel/Wacom Artist Contest: Win a Painter and Intuos 4 tablet.
Everyone will leave this event with more than they walked in with whether it's an idea, a job opportunity or a career mentor.
Remember to use my discount code to buy tickets: 34X09
Sunday, November 08, 2009
These were 'tryout' pieces that I did several years ago when I was in play for the job of Charcater Designer for a Marvel direct-to-DVD title called "Next Avengers" (or something). After many, mnay drawings (way too many for a 'tryout') I ultimately didn't get the job and I never saw the DVD so I have no idea if they used any of my designs or not. Though I still like many of them and feel that they make good portfolio pieces.
And DO NOT forget to sign up now for tickets and go to the CTN Expo starting on Nov 20th if you are at all interested in animation! Click on the link to the right or above to learn more about it. The more I hear about this the more excited I get. Remember to use my code: 34X09 to get a discount on your tickets.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
There are still plenty of plates up and spinning, but I finally have a little breathing room where the deadlines aren't coming one on top of the other. It also gives me time to work on commissions, pitches and some fun projects of my own (that will hopefully lead to something more substantial).
Heck, I might even blog more often -- anything is possible.
Here's a series of posters I created for Marvel and Nickelodeon to promote season 1 of Wolverine and the X-Men. My son painted these and I'm very happy with how they turned out.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
And since you're friends and/or fans of mine, oy, I've got such a deal for you. Just click on the link or got to http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/ and use this code when you register: 34X09 . This code gives you 10% off any 3-day or 1-day pass.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The reason why I mention it (they definitely don't need my little blog advertising for it especially since all the tickets are all sold out) is that on Friday the 24th at the Marvel booth (#2429) there's going to be a Wolverine and the X-Men poster signing. Many of those involved in the show will be there - including me. So if you happen to find yourself at the Con on a Friday afternoon feel free to come by and say "hi" and I'll sign a poster for you. Assuming I can find somewhere to park...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Anyway, I worked as much as I could during all of that (except for the time in the hospital, obviously), but now I'm busy trying to catch up as best I can and I am doing pretty good overall. Unfortunately what is suffering are my commissions. Don't worry, those of you with commissions, I am working on them as my schedule permits. They will all get done. Just bear with me and be patient - and accept my apolgies for the delay.
In the meantime please feel free to enjoy these images that you have probably never seen before. Many are roughs for commissions that went another direction or designs that were never used (as far as I know, at least) and some are sketches that were drawn in sketchbooks.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Just go to: http://seqalab.com/ and take a listen and then take a listen to some of the other podcasts there. (I also understand you can get these via iTunes as well)
This is how they describe what they're doing:
The SEQALAB podcast is a production of the students, faculty, and alumni of the sequential art department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. This twice-weekly podcast is for comics enthusiasts and hopeful creators who want to learn about comics and their production, gain industry insights, and celebrate the significance of the medium. Through education, practice, and expert instruction it is the goal of SEQALAB to aid listeners in becoming successful self-publishers or industry freelancers
Sounds pretty good to me and I'm flattered they consider me worth talking to.
And as a special bonus (special?) I came across some old art that I drew when I was just an innocent 15 year old Burroughs fan. Should be good for a few laughs, eh? AND to prove we all have to start somewhere.