Sunday, February 28, 2010

I am The Bat

My version of a Erik Von Lehmann ink drawing of batman.
I changed the muscle structure a little and changed some of the lighting.

I actually don't know whether Von Lehmann is a professional or not. I was just looking up pictures of Batman and I found his.  If he isn't a pro, his work is certainly of that caliber. The colored version of this picture, complete with background, is really amazing.  He has his own website too, with a lot of other interesting drawings.

Either way, I liked his ink drawing a lot and decided to do a pencil version of it.

Concept Work - Noir 2

More of the same: some bad guys this time.

Concept Work - Noir 1

Concept work for a Film Noir genre graphic novel set in Hawaii in 2050.  Not sure who's writing it and basically just answering an advertisement for "Artist wanted."

Note: I don't have any idea what the plot is or what the characters should look like yet, I'm just guessing and going with stereotypes here - trench coats and fedoras.

110. You're Late For The Tea Party

No comment...

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mario Concept Art

So here's some concept art I did for the web site "Quarter Down" which is a game review site created by Josh Harmon.

Anyway, the game plan is to do a weekly comic that's half about games, and half about the "fictional office life" the authors for the site.  It's still currently in the works, but I'm pretty excited about it, and considering how fucking official the Quarter Down site is already (they seriously get a lot of hits) I'm pretty stoked.

Here's the url for Quarter Down:


My first official logo design.  That shit's going on tee-shirts.

"Just Thought You Should Know" is a concept created by Ashley Nonaka and Russell Tolentino, the co-editors of the Sports Section for Ka Leo O Hawaii.  It's basically an update of what's happening in the UH sports.

Like it? Love it? ... those are your only two choices.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Toby Replacement Comic

Toby Idian is an artist for Ka Leo who usually fills up the awkward column of space next to the horizontal comics with a silly Cyanide and Happiness-like comic usually based around puns or randomness.  Today, he did not turn in a comic and I had nothing to fill in that space, so I decided to make my own Toby comic.


109. Mardi Gras With Dominique

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

108. The Continuing Trials and Tribulations of Senator Picklescissors: Cupid's "Yes" Vote

I sincerely hope that the actual politicians (who were actually House Representatives, not Senators) that voted so cowardly to kill the Civil Unions Bill through an impermanent, unrecorded voting method, are hopelessly ashamed of themselves.
Did you choose who you fell in love with?  May Cupid's wrath strike you hard in the rear - and yes, I realize the connotations of that statement. I don't care.

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul...
- Mark Twain

107. Van Goghentine's Day

So this one was unusual in that it was inked and painted on paper, versus in das komputer.  This was due, partly, to the fact that I had a gnarly Advanced Drawing project due the next day and didn't have a lot of time for comics and, partly, because it's about a painter.
Yes, a painter named Van Gogh. Partly, troubled, partly brilliant, 100% unappreciated.  Let's face it, the guy was nuts, but his paintings are completely beautiful.

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise...
- Sigmund Freud

Monday, February 8, 2010

February Clash 2010

Drawn the day of the Super bowl, before it had finished, this appeared in today's paper as a simple space filler.
It wasn't a prediction, but isn't it nice when life works out perfectly so that I can claim that it was?
Yes.  The answer is yes.

106. In The Year Of Our Overlord 3010

Yes, even 1,000 years in the future, stupid-shit will continue to plague us. Also, a giant, polyoptical galactic president that eats souls, harvests husks and shops at the apple store for the latest gadget is my prediction based on current trends.
Also some sort of strange Metal Freeza hybrid elf-reporter shall come into being as well ... apparently.

Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: great minds are skeptical...
-Friedrich Nietzsche, 1890 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

105. The Slab of Perpetual Nightmares

Apple used to be the rebel. That 1984 olympics commercial of the woman breaking the glass? Rebellious. Getting everyone so hooked on your brand that you can start making useless, market-less, and let's be honest here, stupid products and still expect to turn huge profits? That's some evil empire shit right there.
Considering all the collective stupidity of our society today (ahem, voting for Bush ... twice) Apple probably will make a profit off of this.
But it really is a slab of nightmarish horror. There are so many things wrong with it that the nightmares seem to keep building, breeding and feeding off of one another until it becomes a self-reproducing nightmare-machine.  Let's just start with the concept of the iPad itself.  It's too small and meager to compete with or fill-in for a laptop or even a netbook, but it's too bulky, cumbersome and annoying to fill-in for an iPhone or and iPod. So the question becomes, what the hell are we supposed to do with this thing?
Steve Jobs said that he didn't want it to be a laptop replacement or a smart phone replacement, but to be it's own product: free, unfettered, like a bald eagle soaring high over the rocky mountains, riding the warm updrafts before swooping down to take a massive dump on a market that is stuck with either laptops or smart phones, but no inherently useless, expensive product in between.  Great Steve, you want to save us from two different, but equally useful products by inventing a third, retarded product and introducing it to a landscape that has no market for it?
If the iPad makes money, and as I said before, it probably will, it'll be on the strength of the Apple name, our society's passion for buying the next useless, but awesome and expensive, gadget and the incredible culture of product brainwashing that has occurred over the past decade.  It will not make money because it is a useful, innovative, revolutionary product ... because it's not.

If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you...
- Friedrich Nietzsche

104. This Concept of "Date" Intrigues Us

This is the "oh crap, I need a comic for tomorrow but don't have a joke" strip. I tend to default back to what I'm most comfortable with, which is drawing people beating the crap out of each other, when that happens.
Also, I'd like to point out that the lack of background doesn't mean I was lazy. They're clearly training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber ... okay I was lazy.