Just noticed that the guys at Frederator have posted the MukPuppy animation episode of “Sparkle Friends!” that features some artwork by yours truly.
Blink, and you’ll miss it!
Huge shout out to my NZ pals!
Been working like crazy, and trying to find time to go to the Portland International Platform Animation Festival, happening right now!
One of the funniest moments of the fest so far, was actually outside the theatre. I did a quick sketch of this woman, leaning into her MacBook, trying to talk using voice over ip. She didn’t have a microphone, so she had her whole head / ear cocked up against the keyboard, trying to talk and listen to someone over portland’s city wide free MetroFi wifi service. Hilarious! Portland is home to many famous cartoonists and animators, as documented by the great film archivist, Dennis Nyback, and his Oregon Cartoon Institute!
There’s also a great display of one of my favorite cartoonist’s works: Basil Wolverton! I snapped some pictures from his original artwork using my Sony Ericsson K790A phonecam.
Most of these were illustrations of the apocalypse done for a christian organization of some sort, -others done for MAD, and PLOP! magazine. It’s very cool to see the level of detail this guy was able to put into his work. All that crosshatching, stippling, and to see the actual scale he worked at.. Fantastic!
More Starcraft nerdery.. A painted portrait of one of the Starcraft guys I’ve been playing with for the past 8-10 years. Surprisingly, my pal Andrew didn’t kill me after my last Starcraft post. (No kill, Ken! No Kill!)
The Dread Capn Igbot is an anomaly among the Protoss. He’s.. he’s …human.
Legend has it, that the Dread Capn Igbot once commanded a legion of humans against the Zerg in the great “E.Z.C. Warz”, when the Protoss invaded. Not only were the Zerg completely annihilated, the Humans were completely destroyed, and the lone survivor, Captain Ignatious T. Bott, was captured by the terrible Protoss forces. After serving 10 years as a prisoner of war, Through a series of arcane initiation and cybernetic organ replacement rites, Gomper Igbot was born! The first and only human to command Protoss forces.. The rest of the story is history.
This painting, depicts Igbot in the prime of his reign. He stands atop the newly named “Mt. Botthole”, on the soon to be conquered planet Earth beta zed three, with two carriers in the distance, the first of hundreds to arrive. They would blot out the sun itself with all their terrifying glory, beginning an era of darkness that the SC universe would not soon forget…
(Artrage 2.0 and plain old coffee 1.0)