Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
New site with my Flash animation samples!.... More to come...
Yola gives you plenty of space for FREE! I haven't used 1/4 of it yet!
It blows Go Diddly AWAY! er...ah, GoDaddy, which just plain BLOWS!....
Check it out!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
This is the latest cartoon I did for www.newchoicecanada.com
Not sure if it's posted there yet but I always dig working with Murray! He's got some great & vivid ideas and lets me go a LOT further than most other clients!
He wanted BIG smiles on all of them-I thought it would be funny and more effective to put some messages in the smiles. (see detail)
It was kinda challenging to have the shadows convey the secret identities with so many figures. Beheadings, rape, druglords and suicide bombers were all specified by client.
Though these illustrations are all created for New Choice Canada, it's funny (and SAD) how all of them can pertain just as strongly to the US.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Another agent, Mike Edwards. Mike is always fun to draw-the snott bubbles with money signs are complete conjecture...(the money signs are anyway)... seems I really hit the people that pay me pretty hard this year, but they know it's all good (not-so-clean) FUN! Robert Bauer is president of ISCA...he is NOT a nazi and he gets a Christmas tree..HE'S ALSO an agent but he hasn't given me any work lately...I shudda hit HIM a lot HARDER!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
ME, Mikey & Trudy..
Crrazzy 2 handed Mikey Shields is probably one of the funniest guys I've ever met in my life...DANGERously so! Sometimes I feeel like I ruptured myself laughing when around him-and his CARGO game is a HOWL!
He has a song called "Moose Poop"...and he lika da ganja!
There is a really funny story behind this pic.
About Faces' Mike Hasson and the-Nose's Tad Barney, 2 great agencies that get me great gigs.
Mike's got a head like a fire hydrant and Tad looks like an albino hairless chihuahua-Love these guys!...
but not as much as Tammi...
Back from the ISCA!
The International Society of Caricature Artists-A mammoth gathering of artistic giants, an avalanche of talent from around the world, an incredible experience every year, time to catch up with friends and colleagues old and new, and chance to meet some of the coolest people in the world who do some of the coolest artwork in the world. This year the guests were MAD magazine's Hermann Mejia, Sam Viviano, Mark Frederickson & Tom Richmond. Here's some of the few pix that didn't somehow get lost or deleted in the melee of file reorganizing....sorry bout the blurry ones.
Here's my studio piece-I LOVE this show...but 5 of 10 people I asked replied: "Cool...but what is "Curb your enthusiasm?" Next year I think I'll pick a better known subject-like the bass player from Flock of Seagulls or Kajagoogoo's hair dresser.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Seems the iphone game I was working on will be delayed a bit and probably not ready by Halloween.
The design flaws slowed the playing down a bit and I had to do some revisions on the bgs and add a new one.
Their site is mostly under construction but there are some pretty cool things on there already-CHECK it OUT!
Meantime here is the garden bg and some knocked down elder characters-probably my last post til after the ALWAYS AWESOME CARICATURE CON!
CHECK it: http://www.caricature.org/index.php?page=convention-upcoming
Monday, October 12, 2009
Each character had to be done in front back and side view. Funny story on the needle nurse-the rear view is supposed to be her sccrubs bbut the client thought it was her bare ass!...so I had to change the color otherwise apple could slap a 17+ rating on the game! Crazy world where a cartoon ass is monitored closer than all them porn pop-ups...
MORE SCREENSHOTS FROM IPHONE APP. Characters created in Flash for animation on iphone.
"Nursing Home Defense" Video game app from Muscle Crowe Studios set to be available for download Oct 19th!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Coming to an iphone near you in time for Halloween...!
I am just finishing up the final work for an iphone ap about zombies in a nursing home.
Titled: Nursing Home Defense
This was probably one of the most enjoyable and challenging character design projects I ever had.
The characters had to be viewed from a 3/4 overhead viewpoint to gel with the bg.
I had LOTS of artistic freedom(ALLWAYS a big plus) and Brian is a great guy to work with!
All the character designs had to be done in FLASH- the bg are done in Photoshop.
I feel I learned a LOT and have a lot more to learn about it, but I'm really digging this project and hope to do more!
Now I gotta but an iphone.
Here's some of the playaz and a shot of what the game screen should look like for one of the levels:
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This is the 2nd cartoon I was commissioned for by New Choice Canada.
It's more of a clarification of the GST character from the 1st toon.
Unlike the 1st one, I came up with all the wording/ text for this one myself.
The GST & the IRS must be identical twins.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I'm so pleased to have been contacted by Murray from New Choice Canada. He loves my cartoon illustration work and approached me with this opportunity....He is starting a new political party. A new beginning. He's got a lot of great ideas and I wish him all the best.
And I will be doing some editorial illustrations for him.
This is the 1st cartoon I was commissioned for by New Choice Canada check it out:
He was VERY specific about the details, wording etc, but he also let me go hogwild with the characters and cartooning, which I love! I used plasq's awesome Comic Life Deluxe for wording balloons and "Swine" Pish posh" lettering.
I wasn't sure what the topics would be for Canada's politics but apparently the political climate is very similar to that of the U.S. I guess their GST is our IRS.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Just finished up this piece. Feel free to share.
(Click on pic for larger view)
Pretty much sums up how this Eagle's fan feels right now...cept my lawn never looked that nice.
Anyone else feel the same?