Sunday, January 23, 2011

Q Pop Grand Opening

This coming Saturday, January 29th from 7-11pm will be the Q-Pop grand opening.

Check out the Q Pop blog for more info.

Please come out and check out the shop and the work in the mini-gallery.  There are so many amazing artists that will have pieces in the show.  I'm honored to have a piece hanging, but man... there are some heavy hitters that will be along side of me.  I'm helping to make them look real good :)

 The theme for the show is "What is Q?".  Here's a sample from my entry.

Here's the address for people that know about Google.

Q Pop
128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Come on out and say hi!

yours truly,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Twenty Ten

This year has been insane... on all fronts.  It's been a personal roller coaster of crazy life stuff.  But I'm not going to bore you with all of the details.

This might be my last post of the year, so I thought I'd hit this one up as a bit of a trifecta.


First off; I've been lucky enough to have been Lead Character designer for Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.  Our first season finished airing earlier in the year and I couldn't be more ecstatic about it's reception.... I also can't believe that I'll be wrapping design on season 2 this week.

One of the coolest aspects of being part of Adventure Time has been working on the episode title cards.  The cartoon title card has been one of my favorite traditions in animation and dates back to the earliest of cartoons.  On Adventure Time we decided to try something a little different by trying to visually package each episode with something a bit more pulpy than the actual content of the show.  It was definitely a struggle at times, but I think overall they turned out incredibly well.  We didn't have much time worked into our day to day to handle the workload that these title cards demanded, but everyone involved really gave their all to make them as great as possible.

Many of them started as thumbnails or concepts by Pen or Pat and just as many were riffed off of exististing pulp art.

I was responsible for laying out 25 of the 26 title cards.  Santino laid one out as well, and did a BG for another.  They were then handed off to art director Nick Jennings and painted by Paul Linsley and returned for a final polish pass by Nick.

Here are some of my favorite contributions.  This was a really fun illustration challenge for me and I had to really try to dive into some type design.....  which I still need a lot of practice doing.

This was one of my final layouts for Season 1.  This is clearly an homage to Frazetta's "Death Dealer" and was drawn just shortly after his passing.  I had a blast with this one.  Frazetta's work is boundless with inspiration.

Pen did an awesome thumbnail for this... and I had fun trying my "romantic comedy" type.

The final card for this turned out awesome.  My "bed bath and beyond" type was removed... haha

I was really happy with this one.  I think Tom Herpich helped me get the final composition nailed.

This one creeps me out all sorts of creep.

Here's a link to the Frederator Flickr page with all of the final cards...  boom.



It's been a dream come true; I'm teaching Character Design at CalArts!  I had my last official class of 1st semester this past Thursday.  It was an awesome semester.  I've learned so much about what's important to me as a Designer and I'm constantly amazed and inspired by my students.  I have a long way to go to tighten up my curriculum, but I think everyone has responded really well first semester.  

I would never be there teaching if it hadn't been for some awesome encouragement and well timed recommendations by two uber talented students, Kristen Campbell and MJ "Double Vision" Sandhee (..... go see a doctor dude).



I'm slowly in the process of overhauling  Along side of that, I've opened a web store

My plan is to add something every month starting in January.  To be totally honest, the idea of me trying to sell what I do for me, to people like you, is both completely ridiculous and terrifying.  I'm excited to see how it goes.

So yeah.

Thanks for reading.  And thanks for sticking with me through ever more infrequent blog posts.


It's your turn Evan Spiridellis.

Friday, October 15, 2010

APE 2010

I'll be heading up to APE this weekend. Stop by my table and see me pretend to be totally cool with trying to sell my own art! Ill be at table #703 with the great LFW in the flesh. Ask him about Crocodile Dundee... I'm sure he'll love that.  We're also right next to Andy Ristaino, he'll have books, prints, shirts. He'll be slinging some awesome.

Luke will have his killer graphic novel, "Bikini Cowboy". It's spectacular, but copies are limited. So act fast.

I'll have a bunch of prints, along with the release on my 3rd Comic Book Paaarty installment.

Come say hi!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's been too long....

I can't believe so much time has past since my last post. I'll get back on it, promise.

I have a ton to talk about on here, but first things first.

This weekend I'll be at the San Diego Comic Convention. I'll have a copies of my new mini comic with me. If you see me, I'll happily give you / trade you one.

I'm pretty proud of this one.

Aaalllsssooooo, I haven't forgotten about the people that wanted my first mini. If you commented last year and asked for one, I'll be sure to send you last year's and this year's for free!

I have some exciting stuff on the horizon and I'll be setting up a web store soon, so you guys can foolishly buy my crap.. haha.

Any way, here's the cover.

cya soon,

Monday, February 01, 2010


happy new february

I'll get to some real posting soon. Here's a midnight snack.