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02 August 2006 @ 09:37 pm
Apparently, I will be forever destined to only have projects pertaining to weddings. Here is a "Save the Date" postcard I designed for a friend at work:



 
 
Wait a goddamn minute. Forget Celebrity Poker. Where the hell is the Celebrity Dungeons & Dragons? Y'all know you wanna see Stephen Colbert play.
 
 
10 July 2006 @ 04:47 pm
Okie dokie! I'm home sick today, but rather than resting on my laurels I finished up the last of the groomsmen pieces. This one is most definitely my favorite of the four pieces for the wedding. Is it because it has pirates* in it? Maybe, you decide:



And, just for fun, behind the cut I'm putting the remaining three pieces along with photos of the people the caricatures were based on. RL will always lead to ROFLCollapse )

* Pirates 2 was truly awful, even if the characters were still pretty great, and the special effects seemingly from 10 years in the future.
 
 
09 July 2006 @ 07:55 pm

The power of Rock compels you.


Last Thursday, James and I finally got around to watching Cemetary Man, or Dellamorte Dellamore (a pun: both Of Death & Love and Dellamorte in Love, Dellamorte being the main character), a movie I feel like I've been avidly waiting to see for three or four years now. It was spread a bit thin, being comprised mostly of unrelated vignettes, and definitely was tiring to sit through in the end, but goddamn it was great. The movie is a giallo, a pseudo-genre of Italian films based on a particular breed of pulp novels (also known as gialli), usually involving meandering plots and over-the-top erotic horror. Dario Argento's Suspiria is, unbeknownst to me, also part of the genre, as are The Vanishing and the novel The Name of the Rose. I'd explain it more, but it's really a pretty nuanced and interesting term, and you should just read this breakdown.



Cemetery Man is another one of those romantic comedy zombie movies, a combination of elements, which, as far as I can tell, are a recipe for greatness. This one stars Rupert Everett, about two years before he appeared in My Best Friend's Wedding, as a cemetary caretaker who must kill the dead as they rise from their graves seven days after kicking the bucket.

The mood of the movie is really tough to nail down. Dellamorte narrates everything in a poetic seriousness, and the sets and costumes have a fabulous gothic look. But then surreal moments of hilarity start to pop-up with more and more frequency, and eventually you end up with Dellamorte going to the doctor to have himself castrated with a giant pair of clippers. Or the fact that the whole movie takes place in a snowglobe.

I really want to pick up a copy of this, just because it's such a damn good zombie flick, but I swear to God I don't own a single movie you can just casually watch. Maybe I should be proud of that.
 
 
09 July 2006 @ 05:21 pm

Fo Shaw
 
 
I think I'm on the verge of getting a job, which is pretty damn exciting. This will help offset the pain incurred by my unfortunate recent sampling of Heroclix, the tactical superhero combat system beer-and-pretzels game. It's just so fun to charge Wolverine out of the shadows at Bane!

I feel like posting some art, but sadly, none of it is finished. So, I'll post it anyways.

Previews of Groomsmen & Bridesmaids CartoonsCollapse )
 
 
02 July 2006 @ 06:52 pm
One of three illustrations, being used as gifts for the groomsmen and bridesmaids in the wedding for which I did this illustration.

 
 
25 June 2006 @ 11:55 pm
Sketch for and upcoming project. Got a few other things in the works, too. I need to get back into the groove of drawing in some fashion everyday.

 
 
03 June 2006 @ 12:38 am
Sent to the offices of the Criterion Collection.

Dear Criterion,

We heartily enjoy your fine assemblages of cinematic delights. That shit is ill. And with great pico de gallo-like pleasure, we savor the experience of seeing your thoughtful new graphical takes on favorites, old and new. Also, second favorites. Your graphic design helps to unite the collection visually, while simultaneously adhering to a rigid dogma of awesome.

As you know, Poland is sweet. In that capacity, its movie posters are exemplary (cf. http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2006/polishposters/index.html ). Given your clear taste and discernment for, as the French say, qualité, we humbly wished to write and suggest you hire these sly and talented Poles to do the remainder of your cover designs, in saecula saeculorum.

And, while we're here, can we recommend Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains? It reportedly started the Riot Grrl [sic] movement, and even beyond that, is quite excellent. Don't let the fact that Courtney Loves it deter you from its ample charms.

Sincerely,
David & Jake

P.S. What's with Armageddon? That movie sucked, and we didn't even see it. But The Rock rules, though.
 
 
30 May 2006 @ 10:49 am
A nearly complete try at a menu banner for my site:



I am currently eating with a fork made out of potatoes.