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I’m really excited to announce my new children’s book, M is for Mutt and Other Tails. It is an alphabet book, with each letter representing a different dog breed. (And some very fun text written by my friend, Ian Samuels.) I will be premiering the book at the Alternative Press Expo this weekend in San Francisco. I will be in the back corner, Table 651. Come on by and pick up a copy!
Here’s a sampling of some of the pages:
Really excited to be a part of the 20th Anniversary tribute for Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. One of my favorite Burton films, for sure. My piece is a “reimagining” of the famous ice sculpture scene, given a new context. I had no idea how hard scissor hands are to draw.
So, what was it that made Kabam interested in buying a little casual Facebook game company like WonderHill? Well, I’m not exactly sure, but I think it mostly hinged on our final WonderHill release, Dragons of Atlantis. This was a huge departure for us as a company, as it was a much deeper and more realistic strategy game than anything we had done before. It was a big gamble, but in the end it paid off! Dragons is now one of Kabam’s premier titles. You can play it on Facebook here.
I didn’t spend too much time on Dragons, as I was moved to a new project when we were acquired by Kabam. I did get to design the logo, as well as work on battle reports, store items, and a couple of Facebook ads. I also included a few studies I did for learning dragon anatomy.
This project had some amazing talent on it, including Art Direction by Kate Burgess and gorgeous paintings by Rosie Sullivan. They both helped me out with trying to wrap my head around a more realistic style than I’m used to. Had a great time stretching my artistic limbs…
For the past three years I’ve been involved in the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society’s Purrcasso art auction. All proceeds go to the animal shelter to help out the cats and dogs there. The shelter suffered a devastating fire last spring, so we are really trying hard to raise funds this year. If you are an artist interested in donating, please visit purrcasso.org for directions. If you are an art (or animal) lover, please join us for the art auction this coming Saturday night or the craft show on Sunday.
I actually started this as an entry for a contest on Sketchoholic…the theme there was “nightmare”. I think it fits pretty well for “atmosphere” as well though! I think you’ll find a story in there somewhere.I was thinking a lot of The Rescuers when I did this piece. Madame Medusa is hands down one of the best Disney villains. I think it’s because she’s a true sociopath with great style. (And amazing Milt Kahl animation.) PS, the color on this looks great on my Cintiq, but I have a feeling it might be blown out on other monitors. Blerrrgh.