Saturday, February 28, 2009

Steve and Billy

Continuing my Cubee related posts, Chris has posted my Cubees of Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell from the movie King of Kong. They are blog exclusives on his site but I'll put them up permanently on here once I get back to my own computer in a few days.

Click on the image for the original post and download links.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hellboy on Fire.

Enjoy a video of some guy burning his Hellboy Cubee

From the Cubeecraft Blog

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Chris from Cubeecraft informed me at some point last week that my Ernie Cubee had been downloaded over 1,800 times. How crazy is that?

Chris was also the forerunner in trying to get me to pick up and read Scott Pilgrim, a series of indie graphic novels. Oddly enough, despite having a ton of friends here in town that read comics, only people outside of this area have been recommending it to me. So I picked up volume 1, and I liked it, but I couldn't put my finger on why. I just finished volume 2 and it's becoming easier to pinpoint where the book's likability stems from.

For anyone who hasn't heard of it I'll describe it to you the same way it's always described to me: Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old guy who falls for a hipster chick named Ramona, but he quickly finds out that he has to fight her seven evil ex-boyfriends if he wants to continue to date her.

Most of the book is very down-to-earth stuff like Scott getting to know Ramona, dealing with his own ex's, and hanging out with his band mates. The characters are well developed if a little too plentiful (sometimes to the point of confusion since they are all the same basic character model with different clothes and hair) and there is light humor throughout. Where the book gets its hook is that all these seemingly ordinary details are contrasted when a character is forced into a fight. Every character has insane, somewhat supernatural fighting abilities like characters in a video game. And that's exactly the point, to be like a video game. When defeated, the "bosses" even drop collectible items that hover in mid air. So imagine the normal life of a group of 20-somethings only they have to fight bosses on a regular basis to progress in their everyday lives.

I'm only through with volume 2, but I imagine that when I go to pick up volume 3 I'll get the same reply that I've gotten from every other store clerk: "Scott Pilgrim is awesome!" It's not as though I'm spearheading a trend or anything as the first book was released in 2004, and I don't guess I'm trying to recruit more readers, I just needed to write down and thus organize my thoughts about just why I felt so compelled to keep reading. But if you do choose to pick it up you can be one of the cool kids who says "Yeah, I read that" when the movie comes out and most people have no idea what's going on.

Friday, February 20, 2009


So I added Ernie to my Cubees section, and I found a ton of fan images that I posted too. It's so cool to see just how many people have my Cubees decorating their home or office or what have you.

And don't forget to visit

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dr. E. Brown Enterprises

If you know me you know that Back to the Future is my favorite movie of all time. All three movies were just re-released on DVD with even more special features, making this the...fourth time I've bought them. (Hey, everybody has a movie that they'll allow themselves to buy over and over, mine just happens to not be Star Wars.)

One of the major new features is the footage from Back to the Future: The Ride at Universal Studios, now replaced by a similar Simpsons themed ride. The footage they shot for the lobby monitors of the ride included some very funny if awkward footage of Doc posing in various cliched "historical figure" poses, my favorite of which was a really goofy-eyed Napoleonic pose that inspired me to sit down at the drawing table. I kept expanding on the idea until I came up with a pseudo ad that seemed best fit for a wallpaper, so I added a wallpaper section to the site to accommodate it.

Download it here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ernie Cubee

My Cubee of Ernie from the Black Lagoon, an original character created by myself and friend Tyler Parsons, is this weeks featured Designer Original at! Print him out! Cut him out! Put him together! Make him commit unspeakable acts!

If you are unfamiliar with Ernie, that's his giant head in the upper left. Also you can check out his debut in my comic The Spectacle.

Monday, February 16, 2009


This is a tad personal, but what the heck, I was really happy with the way it turned out. It's my Valentine's Day gift to my girlfriend. (She's the one on the right!)

Friday, February 6, 2009

That's Mr. Potato Head to you

I can finally post this now that I have successfully given it to the person for whom it was intended as a gift.

Did you know a potato could be so stately? I didn't even have a Mr. Potato Head to reference, only the strange images such as this one that dance in my head.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"I Can Read Movies" Series

Found these just a few minutes ago and had to share them.

Artist Spacesick has taken a series of movies and designed what their novelizations would look like had they peen printed in the 60's.

Not only is this an amazing idea but the designs are incredible as well. Very cool, and very inspiring.