Thursday, September 29, 2011

"His Girl Friday" Mini Munnys

If you’re a newspaper designer, there’s a chance you might be at the Society for News Design conference in St. Louis right now (I’m not though). If you are, be sure and check out the SND Foundation silent auction for my custom painted Mini Munnys based on “His Girl Friday.” They’re paired up with a copy of the movie and a poster/print supplied by my co-worker Colin Smith. Happy bidding! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ron Swanson and Mrs. Slocombe

These two big-haired characters with stern looks were my submissions to this month's Planet-Pulp Ha-Ha Sitcom Show.
First up is Ron Swanson from one of my favorite shows "Parks and Recreation." I just had to draw that fine head of hair he has as well as his bacon-covered turkey leg the Ron fondly calls "The Swanson."

Next up is Mrs. Slocombe from the classic BBC series "Are You Being Served?". I grew up watching the series on PBS and always thought she was a fantastic character, especially with her constant supply of brightly colored hair dye. Pretty sure at the time though I didn't get all the double entendres with the discussions about "Her Pussy." If you've never seen the show and have no idea what I'm talking about — be sure and watch the video at the bottom.

Be sure and check out tons of more fantastic art from amazing artists over at Planet-Pulp!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Star Wars Blu-ray illustration

Today's Salt Lake Tribune Technology page that I designed and illustrated was a fun one. It was for an article about the changes George Lucas has made to the upcoming Star Wars Blu-ray. I decided to go with a combined Circus Poster/classic Star Wars feel with it, hence the shiny chrome frame around the article and pictures. I decided to do drawings of characters and Lucas to tie the package together and throw a little humor into it. 

You can read Vince Horiuchi's article where he interviewed a couple of 501st Legion members and a special effects artist about the changes here

Friday, September 09, 2011

The Fourth Doctor

I have to admit, I'm totally not up to snuff when it comes to Doctor Who. I've really been meaning to catch up on the new series, but have only seen a couple of episodes here and there. If anyone would like to give me the DVD's for Christmas, I certainly wouldn't turn it down. ;-)

But as a kid I vividly remember watching Tom Baker as Doctor Who on PBS. I remember being attracted to it's weirdness — it was unlike any other show I watched at the time. I was  mostly fascinated with the robot dog K-9 and the odd facial expressions Baker could make. I especially remember watching a Doctor Who episode (and playing with my Darth Vader figure) when I lost my first tooth in a motel while on vacation.

So with that, here is my tribute piece to the fourth Doctor and K-9.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl & 5K poster

Drawing zombies for a Halloween 5K? How could I say "No"?! That's why I recently illustrated and designed a poster for the Zombie Crawl and 5K that will take place October 29th in my old stopping grounds of Wichita Falls, TX.

The subject matter was right up my alley and I had a blast doing it. Many of the zombies in the poster were modeled after a few family members and friends, and a couple of pop culture characters thrown in for good measure (HINT: one is a famous archaeologist, one is his "God damn partner," and the other boldly goes where no zombie has gone before). Click on it a couple of times to zoom in and see them better.

The event is for all ages and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. For more info on signing up for the event, visit their website at or visit their Facebook page!