August 30, 2003

Demon Dog Rabbit Sculpture Reviewed on Micheal's Review of the Week

August 25, 2003

Upcoming Sculpture / Collectible

We were extremely encouraged by the reactions to the first Insanely Twisted Rabbit sculpture / collectible from Sideshow. It was a huge hit and an instant sell out. And now, we're excited about expending the line.

Here's a little sneak peek at the second piece in the collection. It's still a work in progress (we are currently ironing all the bugs) but I was so excited about it that I just had to share it with you. I will post an updated image as soon as it becomes available.

Eventually, I'd love to branch out to include 3D renditions from my other books such as A Search for Meaning and Frenzied Fauna. If there's a particular character you would like to see us bring to 3D, please let us know. We're very open to suggestions.

August 20, 2003

Two Pugs

A few weeks ago, my good friend Bonnie Dean asked if she could commission me to do a piece for her daughter's birthday. Andra (the daughter) has two black pugs that are just the cutest things and Bonnie wanted me to do a picture of them. Although the dogs look very similar, they both have very distintive personalities and it was really fun trying to capture their individual essence.

Andra received her present on August 14th and needless to say, she was absolutely delighted!

You can click on the image for a larger view.

August 15, 2003

New Addition to the Fan Art Gallery by Jake Parker

About a week ago, I received a cool email from the talented Jake Parker (website). I met Jake at one of the Sketchbook Session in L.A. a couple of years ago and I always enjoy hearing from him. Here's is part of his email and the image that was attached to it.

Hey Michel,

I bought Towers [of Numar] yesterday at Zeus Comics here in Dallas. I love it! Definitely your best book yet. I read it to Tate (my 2 year old) last night for his bed time story and he approves.

So, last night I couldn't help myself and I took a stab at drawing Meeka. What I like about the book, and here's where I think your brilliance lies, is the subtle things that hint to a larger more in depth world than what first meets the eye. Like the Shrine of Hishtek, who's Hishtek and why does he get a shrine? How do Numerians reproduce? What's grumpy Goomo's story? So many things that could be stories in and of themselves. I'd say I want to see more done with this world you've created but I'm having too much fun imagining it on my own. Nice work.

- Jake

August 10, 2003

New Addition to the Fan Art Gallery by Wade Shin

I met Wade at the San Diego Comic-Con. He came by my booth and bought a copy of Insanely Twisted Rabbits. Then, he handed me his sketchbook. As I flipped the pages, I was fascinated by his meticulously rendered illustrations. His techno-organic style, while unique, reminded me of a cross between Moebius and Yves Tanguy, with a cartoony / animation style thrown in. Very interesting.

As I sketched for him, I asked him if he could do a little drawing for my Fan Art Gallery. The next day, he came back to my booth and gave me this version of an "Insanely Twisted Rabbit". Pretty neat! You can click on the image for a larger view.

August 5, 2003

Spawn and Yoda

Here are two recent drawings:

I did this interpretation of Todd McFarlane's famous character, Spawn, for my pal Royce Viso.

The drawing on the right was my contribution to John Higashi's spectacular Star Wars collection.

Click on either images for a larger view.

August 1, 2003

San Diego Comic-Con 2003 Report (July 16-20)

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