Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wolverine Monkey!

Drew this at art club the other day. Took it home and lined it and coloured it in Illustrator. I think I need to work the colour a lot more but it will do for now.

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This is a dramatization of the transgenic goat I saw in Ottawa. No word of a lie the scientists out east have spliced spider genes into goat genes so that the goat will produce silk in its milk. They then milk the goat and extract the silk from its milk and use this very powerful silk to produce aerospace parts and to help improve things like kevlar body armor. The Future is Now!

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Conversation with Scott Chantler About The Northwest Passage and Two Generals

Listen to the podcast here http://www.canadashistory.ca/getdoc/eab6d570-8ef4-466e-84ca-738d1a52fd1a/default.aspx on the Canada's History website.

I Just Posted My first ever podcast interview with Comic Artist Scott Chantler. I have done a two part interview with him about The Annotated Northwest Passage, a novel he produce in 2007. It is about the adventures of explorer Charles Lord in Rupert's Land in 1755. Scott took the time to speak to me about the process that went into having this book produced in the states and the research he had to do to make the story believable.

I was really nervous to talk to him as I am quite a big fan but as the conversation went on I relax a fare amount and get about as fan boy as you can get. I edited out the worst parts for all our sakes.

The Second part of the Interview concerns his newest graphic novel Two Generals. This is a non fiction graphic novel based on Scott's grandfathers war time diary. The diary deals with the D-Day invasion and the subsequent months afterward. This is the better part of the interview as I was way more relaxed but will not be released for another couple of weeks. Scott's book comes out on the 12th of October, 2010. The second podcast will come out about a week prior.

I don't know that you will be hearing much from me podcast-wise as there are not that many history based comics out there but if more come along you will be hearing my awkward voice more and more.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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This is a very happy moment for me one of the last days I stayed at my sisters in Ottawa I drank a beer and sat and sketched a section of her backyard. I had such a great time out there it was one of the most relaxing times of my summer.

Friday, September 17, 2010

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This squirrel is NUTZ!!

Have a great weekend everybody, I drew this while flying to Ottawa to visit my sister. Just so you know.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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I really enjoy drawing frog in knights helmets. Go figure. No real reason exists no child hood memories it just makes me smile. "You lift that sword, you beautiful warty bastard!"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Doodle Monkey in Technicolor!


Here is a digital colour sketch of one of the doodle monkeys I did. I like how it turned out thought I do need to work on some ways to make things look a bit smoother. In defense of this piece I did bust it out pretty quick. Hope you likes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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This is a perspective drawing of people living in a giant tree. Or tiny, tiny people in regular tree. The one thing it isn't is really, really tiny people in a small tree.

Friday, September 10, 2010

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This is an alien creature I drew it is an exercise in trying to create something with an interesting shape. I think this creature looks really neat and warrants some further explorations. My sketchbook is really coming along I expect to be finished in about 2 months. Which will give me enough time to work on the cover and send it into the Brooklyn Art Library.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rocket Pack Jack


This is a character that I'm becoming very fond of. his name is Rocket Pack Jack. I love when you draw a character at random and a clever and catchy name just assumes the character. Sometimes it is hard and sometimes it is just effortless. This character now looks very little like this drawing in my head I will have to work him up but that is what sketches are for. They are these starting points of reference for bigger and better ideas.

I would like to give a huge shout out to Thornhill Ontario. My analytics program only tells me what city is viewing my blog but Thornhill is way up there right now. Winnipeg is my hometown and is undefeated in the amount of people who come to my blog and check it out. Thornhill is getting up there and is definitely closing on Calgary which is the second largest number of people who check out my stuff. So Again person or people from Thornhill Ontario. Thankyou for spending time on my blog and checking out what I do.