Two weeks left to pre-order a copy of the second volume of Chim Chum. You can buy in on amazon.com, but if you purchase it through my link I’ll do a sketch inside and send you a limited edition Chim Chum postcard. The books will ship on April 1st. If you’re planning to attend FanX in Salt Lake City between March 24-26, I’ll also have the book available there.
Here’s a bunch of my story sketches for the cinematics in the Avengers Play Set from Disney Infinity 2.0. I had a lot of fun with the dynamics of the team and was so pleased that Marvel allowed me to use Wasp as one of the mission givers. When I board, I purposely try not to focus on the characters being “on model.” It’s so much more important to get the pacing, movement and cinematography right for the layout and animation team. I’d rather do twenty quick gestures that give the animators performance cues than one clean drawing that doesn’t inform the acting. (Of course, that’s just me. And I have the luxury of a great layout and animation team.)
I’ve been taking some time lately to sketch some of my favorite Disney characters that I don’t typically get to draw at work. Here’s Kit Cloudkicker from TaleSpin. His airfoil is arguably the coolest thing about the show.
The second half of the year is full of great comic conventions, beginning with the famous San Diego Comic Con. There’s also a Sandy Eggo Comic Con, but it is much more poorly attended and there’s syrup everywhere.
While I’m not going to SDCC this year, I will be appearing at Fandemonium in Boise and Salt Lake Comic Con in August and September, respectively. I’ve been creating a lot of these “chibi” style character redesigns for conventions, and they’ve been fairly well received. It always makes me smile when a female fan, especially the younger tots, make a b-line for my booth and drool over these cuties. It makes it all worth it!
In other exciting news, Disney Infinity 3.0 finally has a release date! It’s hitting the U.S. shelves on August 30th, along with a plethora of great characters and play sets. I worked mainly on the Star Wars content, and specifically on the “Force Awakens” Play Set. I think you’re really going to enjoy what the team has done this time. It’s truly a labor of love.
Those of you who are looking to buy art or commission me to draw something, please use the contact form on the website to submit your questions. I’m trying to revamp my storefront a bit, and I’m moving a lot of my work to redbubble.com to offer even more products. If there’s something you would like to see, or if you have a request or question, please feel free to hit me up and I’ll see what I can do!
You can also stay in touch by visiting my social media locations throughout the interwebs. Here’s the links so you don’t have to do any googling:
Have a fantastic summer and stay hydrated!