Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Jet Pack Heroes

Hey gang- here's a character I created for my friend's cartoon pitch. His name is Jake Mountian. He's the leader of Jet Pack Heroes- a group of self obsessed rescue workers that care more about how they look on camera rather than saving the screaming old lady in the burning building. It takes place in the future where natural disasters have ravaged the earth and all its inhabitants. Everything is televised and super-mega-hyper-commercialized.

The character write up called for a square-jawed cocky leader in a semi-realitic style. I thought I'd share the process of going from initial concept ideas to finished character. I like the finished Jake but for some reason the last page of sketches with the guy with the underbite and skinny arms and legs is appealing to me.

It was a lot of fun to work on and I'll be posting the other characters here sometime in the future. The pitch is still in the oozing formation stage, but the creator, Patrick Baggata's other cartoon pitch can be ogled here...

Monday, April 17, 2006

Monster Sketches

I'm off to Barcelona with my brother for a week so I just wanted to quickly throw up some sketches from my book, A Field Guide to Midwest Monsters. The co-author and good friend, Jason Felix had a booth at San Francisco's APE last weekend and he said sales and feedback were very positive. Thanks to all who have supported the book. It was a lot of fun to work on. We hope to collaborate again this year.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Touch Tench

C'mon... just touch him.

Tench is another side character from one of my show pitches. He's based on an old stuffed carp in a dusty glass display case at my gfriend's parent's house. I'd like to inherit him or at least get one of those big mounted sailfish/marlin to put above the couch.

His brief bio and measurements-

"Tench is the old, weathered carp that’s been on display in front of Sammy’s Seafood restaurant for decades. He’s hardened by the witnessing the suffering put upon all of fishkind at the restaurant and he carries that burden on his shoulders (if he had any). He is only saved from their fate because of his old bloated body and he’s become a mascot for the restaurant. "

Monday, April 03, 2006

Green Day

Some pics I snapped while roaming around London one warmish March day.
Much of the subject matter is green.
Sometimes green and hairy.
Sometimes green and mushy.
Both were a pleasure to come across.