Monday, October 13, 2014

Turbo Simon and Schuster Dreamworks

These images painted for an adaptation of the film Turbo for Jr readers
published bySimon & Schuster and Dreamworks 2014









Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey : Six Point Harness : Fox

Episode 1: End sequence BG and Character Design 

it should be noted that this a combination of camera ready art 
and "look pieces"  that all eventually ended up on screen with 
a pinhole camera filter over them, thus aging the sequence's feel.











Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Moby Chick" Character Sketch Work Up




 1st sketch - blackvelvet albino Polynesian princess

Klaus : the Mutiny Leader 

the Scrimshanderer

The Divorcee Librarian and her son

the Brain 

Royal Guard and Rebel Albino Princess 

Albino Princess 

the Germ

the cursed family to be ?

the Brain's new step-Dude ? 

The King

the First Mate


the Bad (inkscribble)
these three men were orphans at a home together
in childhood

First Mate 

"Thor" The Long Gone Missing Explorer 


These images are indicative of character qualities rather than 
to illustrate comprehension of consistent physical volumetric forms. 



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Grant Geissman Art!

 Grant Geissman  is an absolute genius guitarist, a tremendous musical composer, and a HUUUUGE lover of EC comics. Saying his love of comics is unparalleled is not an overstatement, he's written MANY books on MAD magazine artists so working with and for him is ALWAYS the most humbling and challenging of scenarios because he KNOWS what he wants to see and comes at you with a laundry list of visual stimulation. He's made me push my boundaries and I can NOT thank him enough for asking me to work with him over three times the last ten years. All of these images were painted in gouache on illustration board.

"Say That!" cover

gatefold "Say That"

"Cool Man Cool" Cover 


"Cool Man Cool"gatefold

"Bop Bang Boom" Cover

"Bop Bang Boom"gatefold

Andy Griffiths Cover Art for Scholastic












ALL of this cover art predates any photoshop experience, and was painted in gouache. Sadly, there are no illustrations inside of these amazing books but that didn't mean they weren't on the top seller lists! Happily they are VERY popular books!