Thursday, February 25, 2010

PickUp Sticks

Here's a quick look at some of the art I'm working on for Klutz.

We're reworking an old favorite, "PickUp Sticks". You all played this fun-filled and challenging game when you were a young'n. You remember, back when Big-Wheels ruled the road and Lawn Jarts, Easy-Bake Ovens and those insane 5 oz. resin ball numb-chucks were all just a quick station-wagon ride away from the emergency room.

I'm predicting "PickUp Sticks" will be on everybody's short list this holiday season. They make a great gift for angry frustrated siblings and can double as shish-ka-bob skewers in a pinch. Hmm, shish-ka-bob is a really cool word. Hows come we don't have a superhero named Shish-ka-bob?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Scotty & LuLu

Just finished up a quick caricature of Scotty & LuLu. Two talented children's entertainers over in the UK. This is phase one of the project. We're going to be developing some fun, educational, interactive iphone apps for children in partnership with an ad and marketing agency in Hong Kong.

Scotty & LuLu will provide the audio, Hong Kong will build the animation and programming, and that leaves me with the easy part. So stay tuned. Scotty & LuLu will be coming soon to an iphone near you!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Emergency Artwork

Here are a couple of B/W spot illustrations for a new project I just finished up last night around midnight. Nothing like a deadline to motivate a little loss of sleep. There were about 20 of these little spots that I worked on for Weekly Reader. They're part of an educational poster and learning exercise to teach kids about when it's appropriate to dial 911.

Kind of like... it's really not OK to dial 911 just because it's 10:30, your deadline is about to expire and you've run out of coffee. The very least the 911 operator could have done was tell me the location of the nearest 7-11. They really ought to train these people better.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

National Dairy Month

Here's the latest calendar spread for the Adventure Children's magazine. June is national Dairy Month, and I needed some practice drawing cows. The original sketch had some really fun looking udders, but the client asked me to remove them. Udderly ridiculous.

I'll have some more fun stuff next week, I'm working on about 4 projects at once; 9-11 emergency for Weekly Reader, a new Klutz book project, Characters for a revised Gingerbread man story, and a really cool new iphone app. Stay tuned for updates.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Chuck your Recyclables

Here's a new character I worked on for a national recycling program. Stay tuned for the details...