Thursday, June 29, 2006

Substance D Stickers

In the P. K. Dick's book A Scanner Darkly the world is being taken over by the drug Substance D, described only as a red capsule. One of the possible side effects of this drug when taken in massive doses is that the users brain is gradually split into two distinct, combative entities (which happens to Bob Arctor). During the animation production there was a contest to design the Animation Crew official t-shirt, and this sticker is based on my winning design. On my version I added the black skull, with the top being split in half (and my version was subsequently added to the animation of the capsules in the movie!) If you would like to buy one (or more) of these swell stickers for 50 cents each plus postage just email me for details. The sticker is about 2.75" x 4" on vinyl, perfect for plastering the neighborhood!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Days Long Past, No. 3

I bought the photo that this sketch is based on at an antique store in Pacifica, CA. The caption on the back reads "On the deck of the S.S. President, Oct. 1939". I love it when these old photos have captions!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Scanner Darkly, I can't wait!

OK folks it's almost here! The movie has been getting a lot of great reviews lately, from three out of four stars in Rolling Stone to Two Thumbs Up! However well it does at the box office it's destined to be a cult hit, so if I had to work on only one movie in my life I'm fortunate that it was this one.

Also (as I have posted before), many of the animators traded sketch books during the production, and it looks like that work is going to be published! As soon as I have more details I'll let you know.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Sketch Klubb Self Portrait

Houston artist and current Diverse Works Summer Residency artist Eric Pearce asked his fellow Sketch Klubb cronies to contribute a self portrait for a silkscreening workshop. The students are printing all the portraits in a book that they will be selling at the opening. This one is based on my avatar photo, with a little "Kirby Crackle" thrown in for good measure.