Saturday, June 27, 2009
I think I need to mix these two songs. As if I wasn't busy enough! Somebody tell my brain to do some REAL work. :(
Listen to it here!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Aghh! Thanks so much! :D Unless you didn't vote.
Either way, help yourself to something from the candy dish. I think there's some mini KitKats and Rolos in there!
I still know all of the words because my 1st grade class performed it for the school talent show. And I'm proud OF it!
Oh wait... but not really. So dig THIS! My friend Nate was watching some Thai version of "Real Housewives of America's Next Top Chef County" or something and spotted someone wearing a familiar looking design. When he realized that it was actually the characters from my unprinted but widely-loved "If It Lands In My Yard Again, I'm Keepin' It" design (printed on a pink shirt, no less) he snapped a picture.
"After viewing it from a couple different angles, I automatically knew WHO was the originator. Quickly thinking, greasy fried chicken hands and all, I snapped a picture with my Motorola iStartac phone and showed my buddy Mitch, who happens to be the artist of the original."
I know Thailand is the land of T-Shirt ripoffs, and it happens all the time, but we got a kick out of this one because it's not even a PRINTED design. That's it! :D
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Yowzas! My latest Threadless design, "Danger! Keep Out of Reach of Children", has been up for voting for almost a week and I totally forgot to mention it here. I'm overwhelmed by everyone's support on this puppy, and I'm happy as a clam named Sam!
If you're a Threadlesser and you like it, don't forgot to swing by and vote on it/shout something out loud on the voting page before it's too late! Thanks, guys! :D
Monday, June 22, 2009
Aghhh! How fucking cute?!! :D If you could have seen the giggly smile on my face when I unwrapped this adorable little figurine from Kimby, my reputation as the baddest man in show business would be shot to pieces.
I don't know if you remember the monster I drew under the fabulous art direction of the even more fabulous fatheed (for our "Infamous Mishaps Throughout History" collab), but he was born around this same time last year. What a co-inky-dink!
It's so seriously awesome. I believe she sent another one to fatheed too. And as we all know, having the only surviving copies of a priceless statuette halfway across the world from each other makes them even more special-er. Thanks, sistah! :D I love it!
Lookit that tail and those little horns! :D And she even included the adorable little acorn who stars in my "Father Grows Best design. I smell a sitcom!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It moves! But I can't show it yet. I've been working hard trying to build up a mind-blowing animation reel in hopes of finding a job somewhere fantastic like Pixar or Nickelodeon, with a bunch of amazing artists who I admire and whose work I drool over constantly. *starry eyes*
Frank Wastelayer: Private Detective is a comical pulp detective/aging fantasy hero that I've been drawing for like 6 years now, though I haven't actually done anything special with him. YET! I know you care!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
So cool! I guess it's like a TV Guide sorta thing. And look, the pink matches the whole rest of the layout. I'm honoured! Thanks to Phones for the picture, and for mailing me my own copy as we speak! :D
I'm not in the business... I *am* the business. (Blade Runner cover)
Do not see:
Saturday, June 13, 2009
what more could one person ask for in a television program?
I feel like it's about time to wrap this sucker up, so please shout out anything that you think might need changing. Nothing is set in stone; all of your thoughts are welcome! Thanks for all your help so far, guys! :D
I know I haven't gotten rid of the splash of black yet. That's always rough for me. :(
Edit: Changed "Look Out!" to "Rawr!" and extended the spacing between rows slightly, on the advice of some very helpful friends!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Made a few more updates, especially to the fine print. Thanks for all the support and advice on this one, peeps! Keep your thoughts comin! :D
I'm still not sure what joke I want in the last empty spot, but rest assured- it's gonna be a good one!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
"The A-Team van is starting to fill up.
As the film update of the iconic 1980s TV series starts to take shape, Variety reports Liam Neeson is in talks for the role of cigar-chomping Col. John Smith—better known as Hannibal—while the Hollywood Reporter says Bradley Cooper has been engaging in post-Hangover talks for the Faceman role originally played by dreamboat Dirk Benedict.
The original NBC series was a romp about four falsely imprisoned Vietnam vets who bust out of a military jail in order to cruise around in a van, dress outlandishly and blow s--t up. The current update, which involves show creator Stephen J. Cannell, producers Ridley and Tony Scott and director Joe Carnahan among others, is said to be aiming for a more serious take.
Presumably, s--t will still get blown up. We love it when a plan comes together.
With Neeson and Cooper in the film's sights, the big question is now: Who has the gold chains, silver tongue and brass ballsiness to take over Mr. T's marvelously Mohawked role?
We nominate Christian Bale. That guy can do anything."
by Erik Pedersen, via Yahoo! News and EEE! Online
I probably don't have to tell you that this is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. ALL TIME! And with Laim Neeson and Bradley Cooper in the mix, I'm actually excited for a movie adaptation. Even though they will be taking a serious tone with the film, everything should turn out action-packed and a whole lotta fun- as long as they keep Michael Mann* out of the picture.
*I'm probably referencing that awful melodramatic Miami Vice movie. Remember that? I sure don't!
Just a bunch of random sketches I've started in the last few days.
Danger! Keep Out of Reach of Children (WIP)
Danger! Keep Out of Reach of Children (WIP)
Monday, June 08, 2009
Well! It took 3 months and about 7 versions to get this idea from the crazy little sketch it started out as to the beautiful colorful design it turned out to be, but it happened! And it happened because of all the amazing peeps in the Threadless Critique section who came out to help me with their thoughts and advice this go-around. So a big thanks to all of you guys! :D BIG thanks! Like a "would you like to Monster-Size™ your drink for only 35 cents more?" thanks. And another big thank you to Threadless for my second print! Awrooooooo! I'm excited, in case you couldn't tell.
Please pull forward to the next window to see where you can buy it! Or you could just click here, I guess. How cool is that turquoise color? :D
Saturday, June 06, 2009
I thought it might be fun to compose some imaginary retro-fied idents for my favorite TV stations while I practice for a super secret project on the horizon. This one still needs more work; I was just too excited to hold back the INSPIRATIONAL musical cue I composed for it.
Up next: A colorful designerly logo for a 1960s FX? A simple black and white identification for a 1950s Lifetime Movie Network?! Nothing at all?! Who knows! We'll find out after these messages.
Friday, June 05, 2009
The TV effect I'm working on looks pretty different once some of the quality is lost, but I feel like it's a good start. I think I can get a pretty authentic effect with a little more practice. In the meantime, pass me the remote! Let's see if The Fugitive is on TNT!
Monday, June 01, 2009
How amazing is this HP commercial? I couldn't discover what studio produced it, but I'd love to find out.
Click on the picture to watch it on HP's site!