Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Space, where no man has golfed before.
Or, at least that is what I thought when I started drawing this. And then, as the illustration neared completion, I thought "You know, someone has to have drawn this before."
Which led to a quick Google search. Which led to me discovering that astronaut Alan Shepard had actually played golf on the Moon. Well, crap. Golfstronauts.
You know, I think deep down I had known this. And last week's Illustration Friday theme, "Infinite," triggered this image in my head. And I just didn't connect the two. Unfortunately, this is not an original concept, haha. And also unfortunately, I missed the deadline to submit the illustration!
And yet, fortunately, I have thought of a pun for it:
What's an astronaut's favorite golf club?
Ehhh??? EH??? Yeah, buddy.
Also, check out this new and fun astronaughty comic: Loneliest Astronauts
Monday, September 28, 2009
Andrew Bird will be playing this Saturday (October 3) at Tipitina's in New Orleans. I've had my ticket for months. And this drawing has been done for months. Unfortunately, I've just gotten around to finishing it. Though I won't have time to print this out, the least I can do is post it online.
I'll state again that Mr. Bird is my favorite musician and was my inspiration to buy a violin and start learning how to play it. That instrument is quite a noble beast.
If you haven't heard any music by him, I implore you to check some out. His earlier works are very old-school jazzy, while his newer albums have drifted farther from that, into more of his own genre of violin, guitar and quirk rock. I'm not sure "rock" is the term to use. Eh, why not? Listen to Fake Palindromes and tell me it doesn't rock. I dare you.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Edward Scissorhands was on TV last weekend and I just happened to catch the ending. I thought "You know, I should eventually do an illustration of ol' Eddie." So when Sketchgroup came around, I finally got around to drawing the character.
I gave him a leather hoodie because he's so emo. I also thought he kind of looks like Ben Linus from LOST. Yeah? Hahaha.
I always loved the parts of the movie where you can see on Eddie's face the love for making art with his hands. Sculpting hedges and trimming hair were acts of beauty for him. If life gives you scissors-for-hands, make lemonade!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Working at BBR Creative means that I get a chance to write a blog once every so often and post it on the blog portion of our site. When initially concepting what I wanted to do for my blog, I figured that I would draw something and then write about it. Just to promote being creative in your free time, as well as at work.
Since I recently drew a silly comic and liked how it turned out, I decided that I'd draw a comic for my blog. Of course, I had to make it relate to my job in some sense. It couldn't just be a comic about cats having a party or something.
And so Side Stitch was born. "Side stitching" being a rather low-cost binding technique where you just put a booklet or group of pages together and staple near an edge to hold it together. It also, of course, is a play on "stitch in your side."
The premier comic features a supervillain holding the world's logos ransom. He imposes his demands upon the League of Extraordinary Advertisers & Desigers (LEAD), who quickly shoot down his dastardly plot.
I'll hopefully be doing a Side Stitch comic each time my turn to blog comes around. Be on the lookout for more!
Click the thumbnail above to open the comic at actual size.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sorry, but saying "West Sayidddddddd!" cracks me up. It was one of the LOST catchphrases that I mentioned in the Locke post below.
Anyway, here's "Take no prisoners" Sayid Jarrah. Well, I guess that isn't entirely accurate because he needs to get information out of someone. You can see that he has his handy-dandy toolbox with him. Complete with pliers and whatnot. All the items an "inquisitor" needs.
For those of you who are scratching your heads, Sayid is a character on the TV show LOST. He was a former soldier in Iraq (for the Republic Gaurd) and was made to draw answers out of prisoners by any means necessary. You'd think all of that military training would come in handy on the island, what with all the Hostiles, Others, mercenaries, smoke monsters and whatnot, but it seems like Sayid is always getting caught or bested somehow. Dude can't catch a break. You land on an island and then mysterious people start threatening you? How's that for a warm welcome?
And do you remember when he was all in love with Shannon? THAT was weird!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I remember, at some point in time around Season 2 of LOST, a group of us were at our usual Wednesday night LOST meet-&-watch, and I suggested that each of the show's characters should have their own catch-phrases. For example, Jack would say something extremely corny like "You just got JACKED UP!" after he'd punch an Other or something. And Locke would say "Locke and load!" before heading off into the wilderness. You know, things of that nature.
Anyway, here's the first in the LOST illustration series: John Locke. I always figured he was superhumanly strong to carry around boars, especially since he isn't exactly a spring chicken anymore. Right? Boars MUST weigh a ton.
I've always been a Locke supporter, even when people started to complain about him in Seasons 2 & 3. His character has gone through so much! He's so top-tier! He and Ben are my two favorites; it is perfect that they are so tied together.
Illustrated here is Season One Locke. Complete with dinner!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This illustration was done over a year ago at one of our Drink & Draw, aka Sketchgroup, sessions. The joke is that the rabbit is a speed typist. You may not be able to read what he's working on, but you can rest assured that it's all bunny jargon. Carrots and lettuce and hopping and such.
I'm working on a few illustrations right now but I'm not really close to posting anything. Since it might be a few days before I have anything new ready, I can post a couple of older illustrations that haven't seen the internet's bright lights yet. Enjoy!