Update: I decided to push the Values a bit more, you can see the difference between the two images with the second file.
.:: This is from Matilda ::.
I. Love. Leon the Professional. I was working out thumbnails for another piece and all of a sudden this image popped in my head. I got it down on paper and began working up the image. While the movie played on in the background, I hear Leon utter, “This… is from Matilda.”
Where did I hear that from? And then it clicked, and all this excitement and the feeling of stars aligning rushed in. I realized that one of my favorite bands, ‘Alt-J’ did a song called Matilda, which I didn’t realize until this moment that it’s about Leon and Matilda’s relationship in the movie. #mindblown
“Put the grenade pin in your hand, so you understand who’s boss
My friend Chris Visions just sent me this incredible pinup for Kid Havoc! I’m blown away by his talent. Check out his work here.
We want to offer this as a print for the Kid Havoc Kickstarter so now anyone who pledges, or has pledged, $25 or more will automatically get a print of this with their order! That means you get an invite to both of our launch parties, a physical and digital copy of our Kickstarter exclusive prelude issue. Plus, the Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt and now this amazing take on Isaac by the incredible and always generous Chris Visions! Unfortunately for everyone else I need to have the original to hang in my studio. I wish I could give it away but I just can’t.
.::The A-TEAM 2012::. In 2012 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a cartoon court for a crime they didn’t commit. These characters promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Internet underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of awesome. If you are in need of adventure, if no one will dance with you, and if you can handle the cuteness, maybe you can hire… THE A-TEAM.
DEAD LETTERS, a new ongoing book by myself and Chris Visions is starting in April from BOOM!. It’s a hardboiled wonderland kind of book and it’s killing me not to tell you more about it.
We’re being super top secret about everything, so in the meantime, you can always follow the Dead Letter Office on tumblr or stay tuned here while I show you more stuff from this book, which is turning out to be more amazing than I ever could have expected.
.:GENESIS:. I had the pleasure of contributing a piece to the wonderful Alison Sampson’s book #GENESIS, written by Nathan Edmondson, and colored by Jason Wordie! Still with me – It’s a beautiful book adding lots of juicy extras, including pinups from myself, Matt Taylor, Robert Ball, Tommy Lee Edwards – why are you still reading this, go get your copy!!
“Waking up in a fleabag motel with bandaged arms and a revolver on his desk, Sam doesn’t remember a thing - not how he got here, where here is, or who he is. But the armed men knocking on his door do and Sam will have to use every trick from his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hardboiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales and big secrets.”
“Dave?” - A couple weeks back, after pulling an all-nighter, I decided to explore how many takes I had in me on this one image from ‘2001’s Space Odyssey" before I crashed. The top image was after I finally got some rest, The last being the first attempt. Every time I approached it, I got a different emotion out of it, noticed colors differently, had more questions– it gave me a great opportunity to explore. After looking at it now, I know I could keep going, more questions come up, more things I could try. But, I realize I want to take that mentality to my work to push it further. Just a reminder to myself to keep digging sometimes, and drink more coffee.