Friday, October 29, 2010

My Tribute To Halloween (Or "Ah, The Good Ol' Days!")

This started out to just be a simple sketch that I was going to post on my blog but then it seemed to take on a life of it's own and I got more involved with it. This is a Halloween tribute to myself or rather my childhood. I looked at a pic of me when I was four in the classic Ben Cooper Spider-Man costume and decided to do a cartoon version of me on a typical Halloween back when I was little. This piece got even more personal when I added the same 'Trick Or Treat' bag that I used as a kid and added my Spider-Man Web-Shooter toy on the wrist. I used to run around with one on each wrist as a kid so it made the piece all come together in the end.

Here's me at four years of age (and just about to turn five) wearing the costume in 1975!

Here's an ad from one of the comics I read back then to advertise the Halloween costume!

And here's an ad for the Spider-Man Web-Shooter, with an ad for the classic Power Records super hero records just below it! It's a perfect memento of two key things in my childhood!

And here is a pic of the Spider-Man Web-Shooter that I found on eBay several years ago and I bought it. It's hard to find in this kind of shape now still being mint on the card and it's one of my prized possessions that I have.

All in all, this is one of the most personal pieces of art that I think I've done yet to date. Hope you like it and my tribute to the holiday as Halloween 2010 is this weekend!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

And Now... KUNG FU PANDA 2 Is On My Board!

After finishing Winnie the Pooh work, I moved right into some Kung Fu Panda 2 work... and I will be doing that for maybe two months? Not sure yet... I knew the Panda stuff was coming when I finished MegaMind work but it does take some time to get the ball rolling.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Some Work With Winnie This Weekend!

I got some quick work this week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) doing some Winnie the Pooh art so it was a nice four days working on it as I was waiting on a late check from another company which had gotten lost. It was a small job but Winnie is always easy and a pleasure to work on!

S.H.S. "Arts Hall Of Fame" Plaque Is Now Hanging In The Courtyard

I got an email on Thursday that the SHS Arts Hall of Fame plaque was finally mounted in the courtyard right outside the lunchroom in the courtyard. It was bad weather here with the wind and rain so I waited till Saturday to go down and take some pics. Looking at the first pic, if you walk through the doors behind the column there's the cafeteria and on the right is where the wood shop is. If you turn around 180 degrees from this view, you can see the track and football field so it's a prime location! I can have lunch in the courtyard and say "Hey, that's me!"

Alfie was with me but I don't think he cared. He was busy watering the lawn...

Friday, October 1, 2010

PHINEAS AND FERB - Color Art For Fun!

Here's a new color version I did today of Phineas and Ferb of some work I did back in February! Some exciting stuff going on with the boys of late... hope to have some news to post about it soon!