Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Dr. Birdysquirt

Dr. Cobin Birdysquirt is his name.
Mucus, puss and bile is his game.

Cereal Killers!

More news about the upcoming Cereal Killers art book that I'm a part of can be found at Von Kreep's spook-tacular blog, Monster Shindig. Looks like it's going to be a rockin' "cartoon monster koffin table"- full of creepy cereal box illustrations done by artists I really admire. Keep an eyeball out for it when it hits the bookshelves in the next couple of months. Will post news here.

A monsterous thank you to Von Kreep for featuring my art of Mucky Blarms!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Now with Purple Earlobes!

"They're always after me Mucky Blarms!"

Here's an illustration I did for an upcoming art book titled "Cereal Killers". It's being put together by Von Kreep over at 1313 Midnite Kreepshow. Each artist could pick a type of cereal and make it gross, scary, disgusting, etc. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed book- there's a ton of super talented artists contributing.

It's my vilified version of Lucky Charms. Instead of a bubbly leprechaun, I made a flesh eating zombified ghoul. Now with Purple Earlobes! Yum!

"Frosted Mucky Blarms, they're tragically malicious!"

Side Note- As a kid my favorite cereal was actual Crispix and Corn Chex, but both are a little boring and difficult to Kreepify!

Here's an early rough sketch of Mucky-

Friday, March 17, 2006

Sidney Knows

Yes, Sidney knows! He knows everything! He can and will see (and possibly eat) your soul. I didn't even go close to Sidney, afraid that he would deliver a fortune card of my doom.

Here are a few pics I snapped when we spent the weekend down in Rye, a small medieval coastal town in SE England. These wonderfully creepy machines were in the dusty upstairs of the tourist info place.

What's this guy doing to this baby? Whatever it is, he looks very guilty. >>

They each cost an old English penny (which stopped circulating in 1971) and are they worth it. The English Executioner, Davy Jones Locker, The Church Graveyard are all from the early 1900s and still are great to look at.

My favorite was Barnacle Bill. He's a sinisterly happy sailor that rocks back and forth while issuing a bone-chilling laugh that seems to go on forever. The best part is that he has a twin brother that operates in the Musee Mechanique in San Francisco. His name was Jolly Jack and just as ominous. It was one of my favorite places to take friends who were visiting SF.

I don't seem to remember him moving when I snapped this photo.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Behold Karl!

Meet Karl. I thought I'd share a side character in one of the cartoon show pitches that I've been throwing together. He's very short sighted and short tempered. He might have a German accent. Not to say Germans are short tempered. Cuz they're not.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Love is in the Air

Mmmmm. Can you smell it? Let it waft into your immense nostrils and just let it sit there for awhile. What is it that aroma filling the air, floating above New York City?

Stale rat farts?
Moldy soggy socks?
Rotting fish entrails?
Nope, it's love.

I did this little drawing a few weeks back for a Save the Date postcard for my brother, Joel's wedding. It's taking place in NYC this summer and yes, I am the Bestest Man.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Giant Sushi Plate Attacks London

First Bigfoot and now this? Sweet.

A 28 foot long giant squid (Architeuthis dux) went on display at the British Natural History Museum yesterday! It was caught by fisherman off the Falkland Islands in March2004. I wonder what took them so long? Apparently it's the most intact specimen ever captured.

This pics are from the BBC article about it. Here's video from the Museum, detailing the process of preserving the monster.

Here's a pic of me with it, sharing an intimate moment. Actually I plan to see "Archie" as quickly as possible. I've never seen a giant squid with me own two eyes.