Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What? Its only been almost two years since I posted. Big deal. But I'm posting now!
Here's my piece for this year's Super I Am 8 Bit Show. Its Link from the Zelda series and he's dead...or is he??? You be the judge!
Its called "The Ultimate Price."
The show runs through September and I think there's going to be a book signing and one of my old paintings is in that book as well! Yay! Go to the show, the space is awesome!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tony Overload

So, I can finally talk about what I was up to for several months earlier this year.
My best friend, Grant Hollis, who works for Insomniac Games, asked me if I was interested in doing some freelance work for his company. Being a huge gamer, I couldn't refuse.
I was asked to do weapon "how-to" videos of the various weapons in the Ratchet game.
It was pretty daunting at first, not just because its a HUGE profile gig, but also because of the limited amount of time I had to finish the project. I had little over a month to complete 16-18 small form animations.
Sketching, boarding, drawing, coloring and animation.
But, I was totally into it and actually finished with time to spare.
Insomniac really liked the art style I had come up with that they asked to me do more drawings which they would use in the game manual! Suffice to say, I was floored! I always loved old game manuals that used artwork that had nothing to do with the game or a different style.
Its like an extra treat.
THEN, as if that wasn't enough, another friend working on the project, Erich Meyr, was working on a mini game called My Blaster Runs Hot.
He figured since I could draw that maybe I could help him out on that as well.
Again, my nerdgasm reflex kicked in and I pitched in to help him out finish that project as well.
Its been pretty overwhelming to see the work that I did to be pointed out on some game sites and reviews, but it would of never happened if my pal, Grant, would have never mentioned me to begin with.
Erich and I actually got to cut a promo for his game and it turned out pretty funny.
Ok, its alright, but if you love videogames you'll totally be laughing.
Here's the links!
The cartoony stuff at the beginning of this video shows my work.

Erich and me talking about the game.

And this last one, they actually gave me a shout out at around the 11 minute mark!


Sunday, September 06, 2009

3M Board Games

So Mandy and I went garage sale hopping yesterday and we came across some interesting board games with AMAZING artwork on the cover. They were made by 3M Board Games and were made in the 60's and 70's. I snagged these images from, sorry I don't know the netiquette of taking images, but there's the plug for their site.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Just as I was finishing my Caballeros painting, I came across this Polleria I had taken a picture of a while back. The resemblance is uncanny. I can't believe it.
So, so crazy.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Starting a new painting.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I'm off the internet for one day and I missed this.
My old pal, Aaron Simpson of fame, posted this cartoon I did for a couple that got married recently.
An old Art Center buddy contacted me and asked if I could talk to a couple that were gonna get married and they wanted something special. Like an animated cartoon on how he proposed to his honey. Anyhoo, two months later I turned in the cartoon just in time for their wedding.
It was a lot of work, but it was fun.
I have to thank Gabe, who helped me flesh out my storyboard.
Thanks Gabe!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

By Popular Demand

I love Punch Out!
I mean, LOVE IT.
I used to go down to El Redondo Pier arcade with my family and just gawk at the original Punch Out! arcade unit. You know, the one with two screens. Even for Grad Nite I think I spent more time at the Disneyland arcade playing it more than going on rides. I know, nerd. Then Super Punch Out! came out and I geeked out even more.
So where is this story going...oh yeah. So I've been updating my portfolio stuff and several friends started inquiring about these Punch Out! paintings I did for this group show, I Am 8-Bit, several years ago. They never sold but I have them hanging on my wall.
So here they are in their full glory.
You can download them and print them out as they are high resolution images.

Oh, and Nintendo just released a new version of Punch Out! on the Wii.
Its sorta like the new Star Trek movie.
A total reboot of the series.
Its great!