Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GABRIEL PICOLO IS KINDA AWESOME


I really like
Brazillian artist
Gabriel Picolo's
sketchbooks.











I especially his
reimagining of animated characters.
He's done a 
LOT
from all different networks and studios,
both, film and TV.

I especially love the ones
from Cartoon Network,
like 
Fosters Hone For Imaginary Friends:


Courage The Cowardly Dog


Powerpuff Girls


Johnny Bravo


Dexter's Laboratory


Samurai Jack


Billy and Mandy


And
(YAY!)
Codename: Kids Next Door


Here some info about his wok process from
his DeviantArt page:

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you sketch first or do you draw entirely with pens?
I always make a pencil sketch first. Only then I add ink.
What are the sizes of your notebook?
I draw on a 9X14 cm Moleskine, acid-free paper
What tools do you draw with?
I draw with pencils for sketch and Staedtler ink pens. I often use a white paint as corrector for the lines inside black spaces.
How are your blacks so even?
Firstly, I ink everything traditionally. I've been doing the coloring part digitally. After everything is done I increase contrast levels at Photoshop CS3.


For more awesomeness from 
Mr. Picolo
check out his gallery over







Thursday, August 28, 2014

A DRAWING FOR THE FSA FUNDRAISER


Somewhere,
deep within the bowels of
Cartoon Network Studios 
lurks the mighty
Director of Operations
Zita Lefebvre.
She's the one who keeps the place running 
but she also keeps CN
sooper involved in the community.

Case in point,
her work with the
They've got a great
Art Therapy Program:


And they're having a silent auction 
at their annual fundraiser
so Zita asked a bunch of 
SOOEPR TALENTED ARTISTS
to donate drawings.

She asked me, too!

So I hit the Cintiq and got to work.
It started like this:


Then it went here:


Then kinda like this:


I made a slightly cleaner version:


And then used that as a guide to 
go analogue
with some colored pencils:


Let's hope it makes the
eleventy thousand dollars!









Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MR. WARBURTON'S ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE


It was only a matter of time.

Fortunately I got
Kelley and Parker 
to help out:



Thanks to sooper editor 
Brad Rozman
for helping patch this
bit of ridiculousness
together.

Monday, August 11, 2014

THE PIGS NEXT DOOR


Codename: Kids Next Door
Random Fact #6754

The show's name had to be changed from
THE KIDS NEXT DOOR
because another network had a show
in development called


Thus the show became
CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR


Thursday, August 7, 2014

COMIC CON 2014-- Random Goodies


Just one more post about
Comic Con 2014…
I PROMISE!

I just wanted to show you the doodle
sooper pal
did for me on a postcard
announcing the
North American premiere of his next feature,
Cheatin'!
(Ima go see that)



I'll also show you this pic of me hiding from
a big scary Alien.


Aaaaaaaaand
you know that every year I
gotta get me on a 
YU-GI-OH
card.
(you can see previous cards HERE!)


Okay.
I'm done.



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

COMIC CON 2014-- ADULT SWIM-STYLE!


On Saturday night of Comic Con 2014
Maxwell Atoms and I sat upon the top of the
Hyatt Hotel in San Diego,
watching.

Watching
and
WAITING:


We were mainly waiting for the waitress to 
remove those unmanly drinks
and bring us some 
Scotch.

But we were also waiting for this:


YEEEEEEESSSSSS!
Once the clock struck 10:30
THE ADULT SWIM FUNHOUSE
magically appeared on the horizon 
signaling the start of 
Adult Swim's
annual SDCC party!

Dare we go inside with 
our fellow animation folk?


The horrors awaiting were legion!

Gravity Falls creator
Alex Hirsch
barely made it out with his flannel!


(Or that's the cover for his next album)

Mr. Atoms punched his way 
through with authority:




sat down to enjoy some TV...


But found a hideous
man-baby instead.


A walk-in fridge was filled with giant
happy hopping-mad meat and vegetables:


Rick and Morty creator
Justin Roiland
rocked and rolled
through the
roiling puke-tube:


We then stumbled upon the only exit,
a dryer full of filthy clothes
being humped by a giant robot:



And after crawling through it's
pitch black tunnel of wretchedness
we emerged from... 

A CAT BUTT:


We would have preferred to escape via the slide
or the karaoke cage:


But it was the cat butt for 


Those who survived soon partied
and partied to survive:


There was drinks.

And ice cream.

And lots of good friends,
old and new.




There was even a make-your-own t-shirt stall!

I got me some Venture Bros:


FUN AND MADNESS!

Thanks Adult Swim
for bringin' it!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

COMIC CON 2014:
WHERE COSPLAY SAYS, "YO, WHAT'S UP?"


Only at Comic Con can you see
an Alien enjoying the 
fine hotels of San Diego:


The SDCC is like the 
major leagues of cosplay.

Sure, there are still rookies
like Maxwell Atoms:


But there's also this:


And this:

And wait...
WHAT?

Someone dressed up as






Full Metal Alchemists!


The White Violin from
Umbrella Academy!


FYI... 
UA creator Gerard Way 
was an intern on KND
for a short time...
before he rocked the crap out of the world
in My Chemical Romance

In other news,
Soul Eater 
always rocks:


Killin' it Pinocchio-style:



LOVE this:





And yes...
even Tusken Raiders
need help getting around
Comic Con:


And that's what I got.
I never feel like I get enough pics of
 the really good costumes I see.
But these were pretty fun!