Sunday, April 30, 2006

Saatchi wants you?

This is interesting -- you can create your own profile and upload images of your work on the Saatchi Gallery Website. There's quite an eclectic collection up there already.

You can also view some of the work in his gallery -- tons of contemporary paintings at the moment. OH! There's also a pretty funny interview with him too, have a gander.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Read about Keating at NEWSARAMA

There's a great interview with Scott Keating at NEWSARAMA now. Have a read and find out what he's up to these days, who he's influenced by, and why he likes horror.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Keep Kool

I'm told I wanted to be a fireman as a child, so I guess I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Backseat Story

I don't actually have a name for this one yet, but I printed it yesterday. It's a relief print, but instead of linoleum I used this new stuff called sintra (or something similar), which is used for signs, apparantly. And it's super cheap. She's about 6" x 9" (the last one was about 5.5" x 7"). I'm pretty happy with this one too. Gonna keep going with this film still series; I've realised that the expressions on the faces always change from the original image, which is inevitable for me due to the nature of the process. It was frustrating at first, but now I enjoy the unpridictable-ness of it. Plus, I just kinda think the bold, flat style is kinda cool.
Oh, this one was from Notorious; I still don't know where the last one came from, tsk tsk.
Also, I should have a new comic up later in the week :)

Friday, April 14, 2006

The W.R.A.D.

Put this in your Noir pipe and smoke it

I was really lucky to get into the printshop this week, so I finally editioned this lino cut that I started last year (the edition is on white paper). I hope you can figure out what's going on... I'm pretty happy with it; I wasn't expecting it to turn out the way I wanted.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

still life - page 1

Did I mention I love comics. I wrote a 5 page story one week ago and here I am with the first page or minute if you will of my noir offering. First pages can go 2 ways with me. They are either over-laboured, stiff, and ultimatley redone later or they are spontaneous, experimental, and usually completed late at night. The latter was the case with this page. I wanted so badly to see what the final page was going to look like that I was working quickly and not thinking too much. I kept things loose from the intial sketch to the Photoshoppery at the end. Anyways I'm pretty happy with it for now. Hopefully I can carry over the enthusiasm to the next page.
As always im open for suggestions!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Try to sell your crap


Hey kids! I just came across this deadline for the next Canada Council Art Bank purchace:
APRIL 18, 2006 (postmarked)
Application info. and details are here.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

still life - character designs

Thought of you bombs as I worked on these character sketches for a 5 page comic I wrote while waiting in (enormous) lines at Disney Sea.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Monday, April 03, 2006

X-treme X-tians

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Anatomically Correct

Check out the skeletal systems of cartoon characters as interpreted by artist, Michael Paulus. As it turns out, they are "grotesquely distorted from the human form from which they derive." Who knew?