Sunday, December 22, 2013

Arcade Macho

I ran across this photo a while ago and its goofiness and retro charm stuck with me, so I couldn't help but draw it for fun.

It's from a 1982 issue of Vidiot Magazine, and the website Dangerous Minds has transcribed the accompanying article for you to enjoy. So give it a read if you want to laugh and/or be offended.

It also looks like Digital Press has archived the magazine's short run, so you can visit their site if you want to browse the issues in full.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Miss Odyssey wants you to get a 2014 Video Game Console Girls Calendar!

The Video Game Console Girls Calendars are still for sale! Click here for more info and to buy one!

Each month features a pin-up inspired by a classic video game console. Above is Miss Odyssey, with a simple design inspired by the first home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey from 1972. (Click here for a video game history lesson if you're unfamiliar!)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Crazy 4 Cult 7

I will be in NYC this weekend for Crazy 4 Cult! I was honored to design the poster this year, copies of which will be for sale at the show.

It was an absolute blast having free reign over the design of the poster and getting to pick and choose all the movie characters I wanted to include. But it was a challenging piece as well; mostly because I was very excited about being asked to do it, and I was feeling the self-inflicted pressure that comes with such a cool assignment.

Also at the show will be a limited print featuring all the cult movie characters I illustrated.

Book cover art by N.C. Winters
And on Sunday I will be participating in a book signing of the new Crazy 4 Cult art book, alongside many of the other amazing artists who are featured in its pages.

Please stop by if you're in the New York area, or stay tuned to the Gallery 1988 website to check out when all the pieces go up for sale online!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Required Reading

Here's my piece for the Required Reading art show which opens tonight at Gallery 1988 West. It's  inspired by Fahrenheit 451, one of my favorite books of all time. The title I gave it is Celsius 232, (see what I did there?)

The idea for the drawing itself came from a book jacket I did for a design assignment in college. It was really crazy looking back at my original version of this because my art has grown and evolved so much since college, and that doesn't seem too long ago. I, and I think most artists, sort of look at things like that as both and good and bad, because it means you're improving, but also makes you feel like some of your older work isn't quite as good as it seemed at the time.