Sunday, December 07, 2008

:: in spain my name has umulats ::


my friend deedee just posted pictures of the finished shirts i designed for her barcelona based project "Factory". They made bags with my design too! here's more pictures of pretty girls wearing something i drew!

they made a bag of it too! i'm glad they like the design!

if you'd like to scope out the rest of the shirts and bags [there's other colors and designs by other people as well] check out:

this is the first time anything i've made has been worth anything in euros!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

:: tags ::

rehashed some old images for a t-shirt tag. not sure which works...probably the skull? also! is it confusing that i use threeprong and rockitpack? should i go with one? which do you prefer?

Friday, November 14, 2008

:: the office ::

moderately unflattering office caricatures!

will the intern!

and zee!!! he did the coloring! he's a madman with the photoshop!

Monday, November 10, 2008

:: foodswings ::

i finished something!!!

free milkshakes for meeeee!!!!

that bush caricature tripped me up and it took me a long time to get it done [that and it was basically spec with no deadline *cough*]...and in the end i didn't make the background as fancy as i wanted to, but i thought i should get it to freedom so he could start these new menus before foodswings changes ownership, yipes!

go there and buy things!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

:: nothing can kill the grimace ::

The Grimace is an inherently evil being that feeds off the milkshakes of the innocent...

menu for foodswings in the works!

scale adjustment:

the grimace was recently seen accidentally shooting the hamburgler in the face while hunting friguys in mcdonaldland.

[been working on this for about 12 hours from concepts to this point. not sure if i like the layout, i might simplify it a lot the background was a quicky but i think i could make it work. just want to get this done now!]

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

:: i hear he's big in spain ::

i got asked to do some shirt designs for a friend who runs a clothing company in spain. this one's for a band [who i haven't gotten to hear yet]. she was going for an early 90's monstery skate aesthetic but i think i ended up more UPA than anyhing...

here's my first attempt! i might change it still though!

not sure if the "rays" of text should be the outline color or the same color as the other blocks.

Monday, September 29, 2008

:: countach ::

yet another project that i'll announce and possibly never complete! a music video for the title track from the new cassettes album due out next month!

countach!!! give it a listen!

here's some sketches i did working out one of the antagonists in the video. A CORPORATE REPTILIAN!

[corporate reptilian neocons take cabs!]

you might want to read up on your David Icke...whee hee hee!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

:: anarchomation ::

now that i got that out of my system...

you guys might remember "the megabrain"? the little online animation studygroup i tried to get going last year? well it was too much for me to keep going when pale force kicked in again and kind of dissipated, but i'd reallly like to get something like that going again.

except this time, it's personal!

i propose a regular [frequency to be determined] animator meetup in NYC where we essentially run our own class/studygroup. have regular "lessons," draw from cartoons, do figure, whatever we need. screw paying for college again!

i've got a lot to learn. if anyone wants to join me let me know. let's bust some heads.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

:: preston blair loves the ladies ::

Click here for a bigger one!

and yes preston blair, you're still the man.

trying my best to figure out a way to do this exercise from the original preston blair book in flash. the brush tool can be a mite unforgiving, but it's serving it's purpose. maybe when i get it done i can do a nice cleanup of it...even though i HATE cleanups...

here's a link to the original blair book!

ASIFA hosted 1940's Preston Blair.

Anyone know how i can add a play button to this stuff so it doesn't bog the page down so much? [i want to be able to upload the one with the reference images in it too!]

*edit* - Thanks to Al Pardo for helping me with this play button business!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

:: the longest walk ::

still working on this! the head might have some back and forth and the nose will move...and eyes won't be static. the tail isn't done being colored in either. i think i might just keep adding on to this and make him do different things and go into different walks too...which will hopefully not take me's the cleanup i swear!

though I'VE BEEN WATCHING PEOPLE, and the head doesn't seem to rotate during a walk, it stays relatively fixed, based on whatever they're looking at...BUT barely anyone looks straight ahead for a super long time, they look down, they look over their shoulder, they check out stuff going on around them...the rest of the body can maintain the same gate but the head tends to follow the eyes. i think the head rotation would only really happen if someone is dancing a bit like in a 30's double bounce walk, otherwise it's a little disorienting, it's like you're looking back and forth constantly.

here's another process to show how it's come along:

Sunday, August 31, 2008

:: walks ::

the past few days i've been animating a lot of walks. here's a headless walk for ya...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

:: sexy screenprinting ::

I have a box of shirts left over from comic con, and I need to sell em! And what sells t-shirts better than ladies in underpants?!

I have guy's large and extra large

girl's small and medium

20 for white with red pentagram, 25 for silver with gold pentagram

if you're interested just leave a comment with your email!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

:: duck walk ::

ruff stuff!

does this look like crap?! i'm experimenting with drawing part and using flash elements for parts too. nothing will be static on the cleanup, but the head will stay a symbol and the arms too...but drawing sneaky arms was getting me a little confused...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

:: reel ::

Slightly updated demo reel...with a deceiving 2007 slate!

awful compression:

or downloadable:

Monday, July 21, 2008

:: octo-squoosh ::

i got this guy done a while back, but i never showed him off!

headed to new york citaaay right now...then comic con...then LA...then tour unless i find a sweet job in one of the aforementioned places...

Friday, July 18, 2008

:: painting pentagrams ::

i printed a lot of shirts!!!

30 shirts! 26 printed thus far!

that's 26 hand painted pentagrams!

i didn't wash them first...i hope they don't shrink and mess up the print! oops...

the metallic ink went wackjob on me and totally cloggered up my screenage but i'm going to try again tomorrow since i had some special request shirts in gold.

Monday, July 14, 2008

:: doorman ::

here's a concept for the doorguy for my mephiskapheles video if i ever make it...

when i was stranded in colorado for a week i started planning out the first minute or so, the story has 3 scenes in a sense so i might just start on the first one to see if i can pull it off!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

:: goat test ::

i did my first silkscreening tests yesterday, i'm going to try and put in an order of shirts and hopefully i can find an ink that has better coverage...since the ink i used my dad and i found in our basement and might be older than i am!

seems like it came out alright though! i'm not really sure what sizes to buy, i guess comic con has a lot of LARGE attendees? hmm...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

:: dentist ::

yesterday i went to the dentist for the first time in 5 years woo! the hygenist passive aggressively scolded me a lot about going every six months, it got kind of obnoxious...

but in the end i didn't have any cavities or anything wrong or anything like that.

but i do apparently have this weird thing [it'd not a disease or anything it just happens to some people] called GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE:

maybe i'm more worldly than i thought! huzzah!

Friday, July 04, 2008

:: goats freak me out ::

soon to be a t-shirt...


i drew this before playing a show at a christian skate park outside minneapolis...

and this is from the day before:

i'm working up something for comic con...let's see if i can pull it off...

did i mention i made it to alaska and am now back in new york state...because i totally did!!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

:: werebeast ::

here's the process of a new lil guy i'm making:

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

:: octopod ::

i made this on the road:

i want to cast it but i think it's a mite too complex for my first attempt!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

:: van halentine ::

it's about time this made it's way to the internet! a special...80 of you got the real deal in the mail with a personalized dirty van halen lyric! but here's a rockin digital for the world!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

:: psychobilly ::

sorry i've been dark! i'm on tour with the band mose giganticus playing guitar. i drew this lady on the tourbus today on our way to savannah. whoop!

Monday, February 04, 2008

:: drinking and drawing ::

brett and i at the frederator drinking and drawing!


and a life update:

my crazy adventure hath begun. i'll be starting a new blog to chronicle my 7 month tour mascarading as a guitarist with band mose giganticus at the end of the month. i just moved all my belongings to philadelphia, and am currently just outside of washington dc where i hope to be purchasing a guitar amp today.

things are moving so fast and for the past couple weeks i've felt like i'm just part of a lucid dream. but i may be back in NYC this month for some freelance before i head out. we shall see!

take care all! if you'd like to receive an anti-valentine from me, drop me an email!