Saturday, October 31, 2009

Well that's come back to Cenobite me on the arse.

A little Halloween themed number for no reason other than 'tis the season. Pinhead having a framed copy of the "oh shit" cat photo does amuse me a bit. I'm quite easily amused.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meet Jerry Lee

Originally uploaded by Xray Studios

It's Chuck's dear test tube generated brother Jerry Lee who possesses a keen intellect, pronounced nasty streak and crippling addiction to Chelsea buns.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meet Doc Sponglehoff

Originally uploaded by Xray Studios

Doctor Wolfgang Sponglehoff shares a moment with a test tube of E-5000 - his revolutionary cloning agent.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Meet Chuck

Originally uploaded by Xray Studios

Chuck was born in a test tube at the hand of a mad scientist still ironing the kinks out of his cloning technology.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wacom drawing tablets rock

I bloody well love my new Wacom Intuos4 drawing tablet [or Wacom Siege Intuos4 drawing tablet as I say hilariously]. For years I was resolute in my view that such a device could never replace the glory of a HB pencil and Artline marker however I've finally jumped ship.

Perhaps it was because I was basing my view on the performance of an older Wacom tablet I owned with an active area slightly larger than a cigarette packet and a pen with the sensitivity levels of Andrew Bolt. It was kind of like saying I didn't need an ipod as I already had a portable music playing device in my cassette walkman.

The 8 gig model

Seems like the boffins at Wacom Texas labs have made several significant breakthroughs in the years since my first tablet was made and the current model really does kick arse.

Here's some stuff I have been tinkering with so far...

Graphic Novel ahoy!

So I'm writing and illustrating a graphic novel and there isn't a damn thing you can do to stop me.

Why a graphic novel? Well I guess this marks the temporary shelving of my ambition to create a feature length animated film for the time being. I love animation but doing something on a grand scale requires a lot of collaboration and organisation - and if there's two things I hate it's communicating with others and making plans.

So I've downsized my crazy pipe dream to a humble graphic novel. It's just like an animated film only quieter and I can do it all in the privacy of my own rural compound. There's still a fair bit of work involved of course and I'm psyching myself to become a heavily focused, resolutely determined kung fu master of graphic novel creation. The aim is to have it completed by July 2010 which will require pumping out about 4 pages per week. That seems a lot.

The old blog shall contain progress art along the way - and hopefully shame me into keeping my arse into gear.