Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The wisdom of Jack Burton: Big Trouble in Little China

Some words of wisdom from one of my all time favorite movie characters: Jack Burton. I've never really understood why he never took off the way Ash from Evil Dead did. Jack Burton's an infinitely cooler character. Sure Ash can take a few hits and travelled through time, but Jack Burton looked bad ass while destroying an evil chinese ghost emperor while wearing lipstick! While Ash spent more than half of his first movie stuck under a bookcase, Jack Burton managed to escape the "Hell of the Upside Down Sinners." Also he's got  slightly cooler day job and a side kick.
Not to mention a catchier theme song!

 I wish there were more adventures of Jack Burton...

"Crawlin' through the burnin' snakes..."

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Another entry into the long list of bits of dialog from movies that I enjoyed. Also this is the first time I've drawn Elvira since high school (where the portrait I did of her ended up in some "best of high school student's art" art show). So there you have it. I'm still kinda bummed that the new Movie Macabre isn't on any station that I have access to so I haven't seen her new show.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Doin' some drawings....

little sneak peek at a few things I've been working on for the past couple of days. I might post the final versions of some of these at some point in the future. You never know.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Monstars: John Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy

So here it is my take on the three films of John Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy. I've show you Sutter Cain from "In the Mouth of Madness" and the dog from "The Thing" but in the middle you'll see something new. The big swirly jar of Satan from "Prince of Darkness". These three flicks are commonly known as The Apocalypse Trilogy since they all deal with the apparent  end of the world. Coincidently they're also my favorite John Carpenter movies.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monstars: Rubber (2011)

Saw this on the weekend. I'm not sure what genre you'd call it, but I'd definatly say Robert is a monster so, I'm adding him to the Monstars roster.
Yes, its a movie about a sentient tire with psycho-kinetic powers.  No that's not the weirdest thing about the movie. While I enjoyed it, I'll say that its not a movie for everyone. Its Weird with a capital "WEIRD." Only bother watching it if you want to see something really different. word of warning there is a LOT of footage of a tire rolling around a desert landscape with nothing else happening.

Here's the trailer:

So I'm sitting at my desk at work ...

... when one of the editors comes running up to me. "Thank god you're here Andrew."
I'm thinking "Oh great, some vitally important graphic got screwed up or needs to be started/finished right away."
"I'm freaking out!" the editor exclaims.
"Crap, here it comes," I say to myself. Out loud I say, "What's going on?"
"What was written on the thing Amy Pond was looking at in the last scene of that last epsiode of Doctor Who? My PVR cut off the ending."
The joys of being known as one of the office weird-ohs.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

They Might Be Giants, Luminato 2011

On Saturday, June 11, 2011, Leigh and I went to the Luminato festival in Toronto to see my favorite band. They Might Be Giants. Even though I've been a fan of the band for as long as I can remember (I started listening to them shortly after they released "Flood") this was the first time I'd gotten to see them live. Now I'm sad that I don't see them coming back to Toronto in the immediate future.
The show was great, I was especially impressed with the playlist being in alphabetical order. And as you can see I was inspired to draw the Johns.  I'd say the getting the opportunity to work with them on something would probably be one of my dream illustration jobs.

And for the curious, the bands I seem listen to the most are: They Might Be Giants, The Ramones and The Art of Noise.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Monstar!? Star Trek.

So, I just drew some Star Trek guys in my "monstar style" for the art book I'm working on for fan expo. I'll share Kirk with you but you'll have to wait for the book to see the full image.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Monstars: In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

Another Classic from John Carpenter. "IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS" a movie I like almost as much as The Thing. Actually now that I think of it I might like Mouth of Madness just slightly more. Anyway up there is the terrifying visage of the missing Author / new god Sutter Cane. If you haven't seen it yet, Go. Stop reading this and go watch "In the Mouth of Madness. A true John Carpenter classic.
Thanks to Leigh Young for helping show the true face of evil.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Leigh Young Illustration: Dust Storm!

Check this out it made me laugh, awesome drawing from Leigh:

"Leigh Young Illustration: Dust Storm!: 'I have a folder in my browser where I keep anything I find that makes me laugh, you know, for those long days where you really, really need...'"

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monstars: ALIEN (1979)

Ah, Alien. One of my favourite movies. Not quite as awesome as The Thing, but still pretty awesome.
This is the last piece of finished art I'm probably going to post for a while since I'll be trying to put most of my artistic effort to doing some new pieces specifically for an little art book I'm trying to throw together for the FanExpo this year. If not an art book, I'll be trying to throw together some new art to sell prints of. A large section of the book taken up with Monstars, the rest will be random pinups and maybe a few comic stories, a mix of things you've seen and things you may not have seen before.
Oh, here's the trailer for Alien in case you've never seen it.
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