This is going to be the official launch of a line of girl illustrations I will be doing known as Kupchicks. This is the first one, I will post more as I complete them. I will also be doing a calender with my friend Anthony coloring it. Lots of work ahead but I'm looking forward to it.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I dug up some old drawings I did for the animated version of Hercules while I was at Disney. Ron Clements and John Musker where the directors and they were nice enough (or foolish enough), to let me design and animate this character and his buddies. This guys name is Ithiclese (I don't even remember how to spell it) and I got to name his two buddies, Parenthesis and Igottasneeze. I was originally going to help Nik with Hades but then I got to do these guys and a bunch of other incidentals which is what I got credited for animating on the feature. I loved working on Hades but it is really nice to have your own little character, now matter how small. I really loved working with Ron and John and they let me do some visual development on Treasure Planet which I will post at a later date.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Yes, Warner Brothers was developing a Monkeyman and O'Brien animated series. Man I would have loved to work on this show. I have alway really admired Arthur Adams stuff. I remember when my good friend Joe said to me "You gotta check out this guys' stuff!" He then proceeded to show me the Micronauts and Longshot. I have been a huge fan ever since.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Here is some more work I did for Warner Brothers Development. They asked me to take a stab at the Thundercats characters. It is a property that they have been looking to revive for a while. They didn't go for my designs but I was this close to working on the show and the show was this close to getting the greenlight, but sadly it didn't happen. How cool would it have been to work on a new version of Thundercats. I was getting ready to slap a huge version of the logo on the back window of my truck.
Monday, January 28, 2008
After finishing up on Turok, the director Tad Stones was hoping(along with the rest of us) that we would get to do another Hellboy. Tad directed the 2 previous Hellboy direct-to-videos and I thought they looked great. So while we were waiting to here if Starz was going to go ahead with it, I had a little bit of time to try some Lobster Johnson designs.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Here are some designs of characters I did for Dole. Yes, the company that brings you the fruits and vegetables. I guess they wanted to create a group of superhero characters based on healthy foods. I have two of Brocolli, two of Banana and the villian, Sir Cancer.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
These designs were for a show that I was helping to develop at Warner Brothers. It was going to be for a late night release (like adult swim) and was going to be an anime parody. Lot's of sexual innuendo and very funny. This is Keith Kaczorek's baby. I loved working with Keith. I have some more drawings but not in my computer. I will have to scan and then post them. I loved working on this show.
This is the cover, title page and some illustrations from my book that I self-published. The book was originally a collaboration with Michel Gagne, he designed 50 of the rabbits and I designed 50. But I painted all of them. It took me years. Half way through painting the rabbits, Gagne said that he did not want to be involved in the project anymore. He said "It's your baby, you run with it". Needless to say, I was very hurt and disappointed when a few years later he decided to publish his drawings in a book without saying a word to me. It kind of took the steam out of this for a while but I decided to plow ahead and publish it. I had done too much work on it not to. The book is available on Amazon.com. The logo on the cover was rendered in ink then modeled in Maya.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Working for Warner Brothers was great. The development department was so kind to throw a bunch of work my way. I really love those people and appreciated all the work they gave me. This was another project that was under development that I was asked to do some designs for.