Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone

-love Denver.

Monday, December 15, 2008

the Electrifying adventures of SPARKY



Original painting tweaked to create a cover art piece for Sparky.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sparky update!


Sparky has not really gone anywhere since the last short animated trailer.
Originally, the plan was to organize a comic anthology with five or six artists and writers doing their own take on the hero. Given the fact that all those working on this book are busy with school and life, it is hard to take time out and actually plan and create a short comic.
The idea of this anthology was to have each of the comics as a period piece. The anthology would start off with the origins of 'Sparky' which would be drawn like those comics of the 1940's. As the short stories go along, so do the times with the final comic ending in the 90's.

This project has seemed to turn into a side project. I fear that I may be illustrating the entire book with a change of style to every story. Given that this is a side project, it would probably be a while or possible never, till the final stages of Sparky.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

REN Poster Art

Click here to view the official website!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pin up: Donna


Donna from the animated short film Ren. Friend of mine requested it.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The world has come to its senses!... well, atleast disney has...

I just found a trailer for disney's latest film!...
and I'm happy to see them going back to the good ol' school art of 2d animation!
heres the teaser trailer: click me!

Spoils of War

where to start?... uh... Comic con... right... uh...
Let me think about this for a while... I'm gonna need time to process the past 9 days.
But for now, here are some spoils of war!
Hideo Kojima!... need i say more?











A few of the books I managed to get my hands on while down there. YEY! flight vol. 5. Doug TenNapel! Street Fighter... credit card... debt..... crap...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Watchmen!

Hey!

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I've just seen the dark knight less than 15 hours ago and I was blown away... not only by the movie but also by one trailer... Watchmen! I came home and started this fan digital comic trailer.
Hope you all enjoy!

also, new website underconstruction: www.djaxxstudio.com
Ren website up too: http://djaxxstudio.com/ren/

Friday, May 23, 2008

Indiana Jones

"I always knew someday you'd come walking back through my door."

-I just never knew you'd be such a disappointment!

What the fuck HAPPENED!?! I can see where they were going with the introduction to this film however, it was just so bad! The amount of computer graphics honestly changed the entire world of Indiana Jones. I've tried to convince myself that the movie just took place in a different time era therefore a different look to the film... The sense of realism has been completely taken out of the equation. I'd like to see Indiana role around in the dirt once in a while. Be the adventurer you were in the past three films and not the contemporary actor doing his job on a sound stage with a green matted background and shiny lights all around.

By no means am I saying Harrison sucked!... He was great! All the actors were amazing!
As much as a hate the amount of cg in this movie, I will admit that it was not its flaw. I rather enjoyed the films middle very much; the jungle action sequence was highly entertaining!
The beginning and conclusion was extremely disappointing! Why? LACK OF STORY STRUCTURE!
New box office films such as Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3, Superman returns, and a few others, lack story structure. What happened to the flow of films? A film that draws you in, a film that you can follow from beginning to end and not feel as if it was too much or too little? Films today seem to bombard the audience with visuals and not give a damn for the good old art of 'visual' story telling.
Where is the character development? They had so much room for comedic character development just like in the last crusade. The relationships were set up so well but they screwed it up! Everything moved too fast. There was no 'adventure.' Only a feast of visual effects. This film could have been another 'Indiana Jones!'

I'd like to have hope but it honestly isn't there.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pinup number 2


Second pinup poster

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Calgary Comic Con!

Last week, the checkerpop gang went down to Calgary as exhibitors for Comic Con.

There we all are... besides Zola who photographed some amazing images including the one above!
Having a table with our works on show was amazing. Thank you to all who came by, all who browsed through checkerpop, all who bought prints... Even all who smiled at our art while walking by... I thank you! Your support is greatly appreciated.
The Con itself was amazing!
Can you tell how amazing comic con was!?! Bottom right is Zola with the amazing Doug Jones! Doug Jones... you are awsome!...

There is only one word to describe comic con!... Amazing!... Did I mention how amzing Doug Jones is?...

Pinup Girl

I've decided to do some pinup art work. This is hopefully the first out of many... Possibly some marvel girl pinups next?...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Walrus Samurai

Friend of mine requested I draw a walrus/samurai... well, I think she just may have wanted a walrus... But I love samurai's! so yea! This was done last year. I just decided to post it while browsing through my files.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

the bed room... which is also a studio... kinda...


I've been working on several projects these past few weeks, two of which are films. This is the result of prop building and all round laziness(I'll clean it up... when the films are done...). Living in filth is getting quite comfy...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ren Trailer

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Eight long months of work and it's finally done... well, not quite...

Even though the animation itself is complete, I can not relax until the soundtrack and voice talents have been recorded. I do admit though, I have been taking quite the break from this production. It's now time for me to get back on track.

Music is being composed by the talented Marc Junker and the hunt for voice actors will commence in a few days.
Time to turn on some inspiring Miyazaki movies and start working!