Get ready to stretch your stumps, wiggle your tailless butts, and iron your superhero capes, because Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2 is on its way! Have a nice splash page preview of the upcoming comic:
I’m bustin’ my behind on it, and am closing in on the finish line. Barring injury, death, or cupcakepocalypse, I’m aiming for release in time for WonderCon, April 3-5 2015 in Anaheim, California. I’m going to do the same thing this year that I did last year– and that’s that the first 50 copies will be signed and numbered for your collection-loving pleasure. So if you want one of those, you have to get your butt to Anaheim. WonderCon is a fun show, so don’t miss it!
Recently I began working on a very exciting and hilarious product that really… MOO-ved me. Battle Cattle™ is a miniatures game that originally released in 1996, and Phalanx Consortium, a tabletop gaming company, is going to handle the newest edition/reboot of the old cult classic.
When Phalanx approached me for the project I could hardly believe my ears. “Cows? With guns? Say no more, I am IN!” Included here is a sketch and color comp of the illustration itself.
Some of you may remember the original versions of Battle Cattle™, which was first printed back in 1996, and others may be seeing this game title for the first time. The Phalanx Consortium is pleased to announce that we are the licensed production house for the rebirth of this cult gaming classic. We have begun work on producing an updated and expanded version of the rules which will be set in a timeline that sees our brave bovine warriors answering the patriotic call of their respective countries in a great global struggle of nations. Their fights will move beyond the simple pastures to battlefields that stretch from one corner of the globe to the other.
As a part of this re-envisioning our talented artists are designing a line of whimsical miniatures so you can fight these epic struggles, in all their three dimensional glory, on your table top. Coming in the next few weeks we will start showing off some of the renders and prototypes of these battle hardened soldiers, so you can begin imagining the clashes to come. Stay tuned for these and other updates as we work toward the launch of an Indiegogo campaign set to begin mid to late spring of this year.
So… I know Christmas and New Years was a good month ago, but better late than never, I say! I had one heckuva set of Happy Holidays, and have been on the road since mid December. My nomadic tendencies aside, I’ve been working on quite a few projects that unfortunately I can’t show yet. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing anything though!
Now that the holidays have passed I can show the fun corporate holiday card that I did for Kung Fu Monkey Productions here in Burbank, California. They’re a fun bunch, and really let me have fun and do whatever I wanted with the material!
Then I was off to Georgia for Christmas, and Oregon for New Years where I received this truly amazing Christmas Sweater from my friends. They hand sewed all those little appliqué animals on there! They also don’t really know how to sew. Blood was shed and friendships strained in the making of this sweater, but I love it and have been wearing it with glee.
Recently I completed another client job for the website FoxDeploy.com, a great blog about Powershell and other super high-tech programming things that I know absolutely nothing about. I know just enough coding to keep a website running, and that’s about it. The blog was celebrating its 100th post, and wanted a great banner image to go with it! And with a name like FoxDeploy, of course there were going to be foxes.
“Give me all the foxes” the client says to me cheerfully.
“Lots of foxes, in fox-shaped hot air balloons!”
“Can I add confetti?” I ask, always wanting to shoehorn rainbows and glitter into my work.
“Foxes! And Balloons! And Confetti! YES!”
So congratulations to my client (and friend!) Stephen Owen of FoxDeploy.com, and here’s to another 10,000 posts on your blog!
I’ve started doing artwork for a new crowd: the internet itself ! Creating content such as streaming video games, creating videos, and writing blogs has been fun a hobby and source of income for a lot of folks. Of course if you have a channel, blog, Twitter, or whathaveyou, you’ve GOT to have branding– and what better branding than a cartoon of yourself?
These two gamer clients were ComboDropper from Youtube, and DateKnights of Twitch. ComboDropper posts videos almost every day, and DateKnights streams their gaming at least three times a week. Check them both out, because both of them are extremely entertaining and make good quality stuff. Plus I mean, Combo punches werewolves and the DateKnights have a “unicorn cam” and a cosplaying Abe Lincoln.
Diary of an Aspiring Loser Blogger Michelle Arteaga
This blog is called Diary of An Aspiring Loser, and is about one woman’s fantastic weightloss journey. She’s been blogging since 2007, and has achieved some absolutely amazing goals.
If you’re a Youtuber, a blogger, or create any other sort of content for the internet and you’d like a cartoon of yourself or logo for branding, contact me! It’s a pretty fun process, I think!
I’ll be at DesignerCon 2014 this weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center! I’ll have my standard fare of prints, buttons, and comics at Booth #611. I’ll also have my very first Mini Comic available, and it’s none other than Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi! Check out the prototype below (this is not the finished product, so its appearance may differ from what I’ve got at the con). I hope to see you there!
I know I’m excited about Heavenly Kibble Guardian Corgi #2 being in production– are you? While you’re waiting, I decided to tide you over with these mini one-pager slice-of-life style comics featuring our favorite Corgi super hero! Here’s the first, and it’ll be available at DesignerCon next month!
The internet has an interesting “Throwback Thursday” trend, and I really felt like participating. The last few days have had me feeling nostalgia over my old favorite mediums: watercolor and inks. At this point in my career, I’m 99% digital, and that has served me very well. However, I do miss that bit of chaos that watercolors afford. You can’t completely control it, and there are frequently happy accidents. I’m hoping to break out my old set and start playing with them again in my spare time.
Anyway, here are some older pieces of mine from 2010, all done in watercolors and inks. I can’t remember if I’ve posted them to this blog before, but either way, here they are again!