Saturday, October 22, 2011

Link Fights a Moblin

You'll have to forgive me; I know its a little juvenile to be drawing video game characters, but I've got Zelda on the brain right now. I'm playing through every game in the franchise in preparation for the release of Skyward Sword next month. That is so a valuable use of my time. Shut up.

Needless to say, these characters are owned by Nintendo or whoever.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Judgement Badger

Here we have the finished inks for an illustration I'm working on to accompany a novella written by my old chum, the talented Joshua Goldfond. The story, entitled The Hunting of the Bubblenuff, concerns Fabian Vermeer, a "crypto-naturalist" tasked with exploring an ancient forest that may or may not be filled with hundreds of mythological creatures, each of a more hilarious and unlikely nature than the last. It's a fantastic piece of satirical fantasy, reminiscent of Douglas Adams and shot through with the sort of wordplay found in Woody Allen's books from the 70's. It's a great read, and I'll be pushing it in this space as soon as it becomes commercially available. In the meantime, I should point out that the above image and the characters mentioned here are the property of Mr. Goldfond (but I'm sure you already realized that).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tiny Dinosaurs and Turtle Babies

Here we have some prints I've designed. The first two were intended to be produced in runs of 40 each, but I only got about 20. Screen-printing is kind of like laying sea turtle eggs; you never really know how many are going to make it. To carry on the reproductive metaphor, the third design was entirely stillborn, having never made it past the color separation stages (a tedious and inexact process when undertaken by hand).

I learned a lot about screen-printing while designing these. At times, I wanted to abandon the process completely, but the desire to recoup some of the small fortune I spent on supplies spurred me on. I guess I wanted to see what they looked like, too. Despite my frustrations, I'm looking forward to implementing what I've learned on future projects. In the meantime, you can buy these from me at the Alternative Press Expo tomorrow, if you're the sort of person who attends functions like that. If you're not in San Francisco, or you just have better things to do this weekend, you may purchase them from my etsy site when it's done in the next few weeks.