Archive for the 'illustration' Category
After he saw the THX inspired animation I made for the intro sequence of the VR House Party we shot with WEDIDIT in February, Nick Melons asked me to produce some graphics for their new line of Merch. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that stuff. Hopefully it will all come out at the time we release the house party video.
“But this means we will need to make some books for it”, I said. “Exactly”, he replied.
Next thing you know we are talking about hunting down a Risograph printer and figuring out how to go nuts with it.
The LA Book Fair submission required a print oriented portfolio website, so I finally put one together and hosted it at cartoondistortion dot com. Please take a look. It’s nice to see most of my graphical morsels tightly organized and readily available like that.
Tom also had to make his own portfolio page. Hopefully we will get our little table at the book fair next year 😀
My friends from Rest in Haste just released a two-track 7 inch vinyl record featuring an illustration I made for them in the cover. My friend Filip from Capital Grey describes them as “Sounds like Queens of the Stone Age”. I am not sure I agree with Filip’s assessment in full, but I do wish they sang in Czech more often. In any case, you should buy their record. It’s pretty cool, and there are only five hundred of those covers out there.
As a finishing note, let me give you access to a giant resolution version of the cover art, in case you feel like printing it the size of your bedroom. You are welcome.
Marvin Minsky once told me Triangles are smarter than Squares (and they are). It made total sense to me. Do you need an explanation?
Today is my father’s birthday. Feliz cumpleaños! (Dedicado a mi papá).
A few months ago, before I got all busy with theBlu, I made a set of robot avatars for the Khan Academy. They are part of the academy’s incentive program. Like in many games, users accumulate points by finishing tasks provided by the system, and these points can then be used to collect badges or upgrade the user’s avatar. The only difference is that in this case the user’s merit is to have learned something, as opposed to having reached a given goal established by the rules of a game.
I think the Khan Academy is a great resource not just for learning. It is also wonderful for refreshing knowledge one once already had. I’ve used it like that a couple of times, and a few other times just to learn about stuff –their explanation of SOPA/PIPA is pretty good– but I haven’t found an opportunity to collect enough points to deserve one of my own avatars in my profile. Maybe one day, I don’t really care. I just hope their incentive program is very successful and a lot of people learn a lot and choose my robots so that the Khan Academy feels inspired to commission me with more drawings, because I love this kind of work.
PS: My illustration set in flickr features full res images of all the robots and some other creatures that didn’t make it into the final selection.