Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Big Sleep!

I'm finishing a bunch of new paintings for my book which will be out in June! This is one that I'm currently working on, a parody from "The Big Sleep". I love Bogie as well as the look of his films, but mostly Bogart's expressions and physical appearance . . . this is still mostly a block in, a bit more work left before I'll call it finished.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Calgary Expo this weekend!

NYC was so much fun! Thank you to all who came by and showed your support--we sold out! It was one of our most memorable trips. We had the honor of being neighbors with the awesome illustrator Celia Calle, the great animator/film maker Bill Plympton and the legendary face of Playboy illustration, Doug Sneyd with his lovely companion, Heidi. We had the chance to hang out with Doug and Heidi after the convention and wow, the stories he told were priceless. This trip was indeed one of the most special ones we've had.

This coming weekend, we'll be in the Calgary Expo for another great adventure.
Here is a fun piece I did for their charity auction. It will be available as a 13 x 19 print, limited to one.

9 x 14 inches, gouache on paper


Friday, April 18, 2008

NYCC new booth number: 1933

Hi everyone,

For everyone looking for us at the New York Comic-Con, we've moved from booth #2242 to BOOTH #1933! Come look for us there!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My April Course is Almost Full!

There's only a few slots left in my April 29th class! For more info, or to register for the class click here.

The drawing is a sketch that I did of my friend Fred Harper, Fred does some cool art! I did this one with a ball point pen.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

NYCC, Subway Sketching post poned till May, Art of Street Fighter preview

When I was asked to be a guest artist for the Art of Street Fighter book, I jumped at the opportunity. Street Fighter was the first arcade game obsession for me. Though I can't show you the final image until the book comes out, I thought it'd be fun to post up some drawings of the characters I did.

The idea is to bring these Street Fighter characters back to the 'Streets'!

Kei and I will be at the NYC Comicon this weekend and Calgary the next weekend so subway sketching is postponed until May.

For those of you coming to the NY Comicon, We'll be sitting at the 'Sky Dog' tables with our buddies Silver and Alberto Ruiz! Booth 2242. Come say hi and check out our new works.

Friday, April 11, 2008

I'm in MAD magazine . . . Big Whoop!

MAD 489, on stands now! I can finally share this with the world . . . I painted this a year ago, so it's great to finally see it in print! Been a dream of mine since I was 9 or 10, to draw for MAD, so it feels great to finally look through an issue with my work in it. My favorite part about the whole thing was working with art director Sam Vivano, he's a great art director, and I hope to work with MAD more in the future just so I can continue to learn from Sam. It's a fantastic issue, has great work in it from Hermann Mejia . . . worth the whole $4.99 just for his stuff!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Quick Cafe Sketch Video! (Jason Seiler)

Hello everyone, wanted to share something a bit different, thought it would be fun to watch. These are some sketches I did really quick while sitting at Pollo Loco, Chipotles and the Emergency Room . . . . my daughter was really sick last week, was at the doctors quite a bit, she's much better now! These are really fun to do because the people I'm sketching don't even consider that I may be drawing them. They see a laptop and think I'm typing or something of the sort . . . even still, people do not sit still for any great length of time, the first two I drew got up and left in the middle of me sketching . . . I know, rude right? The music is Wilco, enjoy!

Upcoming Book: Water Worlds

A close cousin of the seahorse, sea elephants live in shallows and feed on algae growing on rocks. They grip onto kelp with their trunks to keep from being washed out to sea on the tide.

The above image is a progressional pic I did from our upcoming book - Water Worlds. Due out end of May 2008.

After that our next book is featuring Imaginism's newest artist "Caricature - The Art of Jason Seiler" coming late June 2008.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Life drawings and interviews.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the good people at Lines and Colors featured me on their blog.

Also, 'It's art magazine' posted up an interview I did with them. The interview was from a while back but hasn't been posted until now. Check it out HERE

Here's some quick and loose digital paintings from life drawing class this week. 2 more weeks of school at Sheridan college... I'm sure going to miss this class :(