Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dirty Jokes

Last week, my friend Zach asked me if I would like to design a poster/flyer for an upcoming comedy show featuring himself and another one of my friends, Tim. I said yes, of course, and was then elated to hear the name of the show:

"Dirty Jokes with Tim Landry and Zach Broussard"

Within two minutes I had the concept and rough illustration in my head. I'll let you play with the image/wordplay. I decided that I wanted to make this a one-color screenprint, so I went ahead and ordered some screenprinting supplies. Finally taking that plunge.

So what you see above is basically a comp of what the final printed poster will look like. The ink will be black-brown on top of a gray-tan-green paper stock (I'm doing everything possible to give it a "dirty" feel). The posters will be about 10x19 inches. They actually won't have the distressed edges; that's just for the web promotion.

Quite a fun project, wouldn't you say? If you'll be around Lafayette on December 26, come check out the show. They are funny dudes!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ogre the Top

A couple weeks ago at Sketchgroup I decided that it was high-time to get into the Howloween spirit. (NOTE: "Howloween" is the monster name for our Halloween.) So this illustration leaked out of my pen. Monsters are usually known to feed on unsuspecting humans, but for one night out of the year their tastes turn to the sweet offerings of Halloween candy. Now, if acquiring candy happens to involve consuming a Trick-or-Treater or two, then so be it.

You know, maybe since everyone is in costume, they don't really view it as eating "humans." You know? Kind of like if you go around a forest in hunting season dressed as a deer. You're kind of asking for it. I guess Trick-or-Treaters should wear fluorescent orange vests over their costumes to alert the monsters to their presence.

Anyway, so the demon-spawn ogre here has just procured a plastic jack-o-lantern full off sugary goodness. He squats on a nearby car to enjoy his delectables. Earlier in the night, he happened upon a entire bag of Circus Peanuts, which threw him into a terrible rage. Luckily, one of his monster cohorts plugged an entire caramel apple into his mouth, which soothed his bloodrage. Disaster averted, Howloween continued with surprisingly little ruckus.

I'll let the ogre naming rights go to you. First come, first serve. Be creative!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Let me start off by saying that I hate drawing vehicles. I have never, EVER been good at it. My cars always come out looking like they belong in the '70s. Maybe I should try using reference photos sometime.

Surprisingly, I found myself drawing this during Sketchgroup a few weeks ago. Maybe because my friend Matt (who was sitting across from me) has a scooter. Maybe because of the show FLCL. Maybe because I felt like drawing a girl on a rocket-powered scooter. Who knows. I actually like how the scooter came out, though!

The rest (ninjas) just kind of came about just now when I was coloring in Photoshop. I was trying to incorporate some background, and the blob I drew sort of looked like a ninja, so I just went with it.

It has a certain Kill Billian vibe to it, eh? Ah well. An interesting experiment!