OH, and here are some quick process shots from that SP//dr comic I’m doing with Gerard.
I had to work over vacation this summer, and couldn’t bring my Cintiq. This is how it works when I do everything on paper. It gets messy, but using multiple colored pencils helps me keep all that information straight.
OH, and for those of you who’ve been asking… I go full-time on Necropolis two weeks from today. I cannot wait.
little break time, some research for a cool video game projet by Pascal Blanché #STARDUST
A Cup of Salt Tears
Besides the fact that Irene Gallo being one of the best ADs, I am always excited to work onTor.com short story art there’s no way to tell what kind of subject matter will come along.
This piece accompanies Isabel Yep’s novelette A cup of Salt Tears - an eerie yet beautiful story. You can read it here. The audiobook of IQ84 by Murakami Haruki accompanied the working of this piece, it was quite the perfect track.
“Makino’s mother taught her caution, showed her how to carve her name into cucumbers, and insisted that she never let a kappa touch her. But when she grows up and her husband Tetsuya falls deathly ill, a kappa that claims to know her comes calling with a barbed promise. “A Cup of Salt Tears” is a dark fantasy leaning towards horror that asks how much someone should sacrifice for the one she loves.”
While I was doing research for this project, I learnt a lot of interesting facts about Kappa (河童 ”river-child”), including their obsession with shirikodama (尻子玉 "Small Anal Ball"). It’s believed that kappa lure their victims into the water and gain power by taking their shirikodama, a mythical ball said to contain their soul which is located inside the anus. Check out the amazing manga by Hokusai titled 同河童を釣るの法 (“How to fish for Kappa”).
Of all the things I’m working on right now:
- Development property for Cartoon Network
- Children’s book illustration
- Additional animated property pitch
I can’t show you any of it. But I CAN show you this photo of this charming little Lego kabob food truck that I created last night. It even has a little spinning meat inside of it.
Hey, my Society6 page is having a really great sale right now. You get free shipping PLUS $5 off all prints! I took the opportunity to add a bunch of new pieces for you to get your mitts on. So go buy some prints and help me pay for my new apartment.