Monday, June 9, 2008

Hulk & Wizard World Philly

Just got back from the Marvel screening for "The Incredible Hulk", and I gotta say damn... there was a whole lot of badass in that movie! They definitely turned up the action and intensity for this Hulk. The acting was great, I loved the story of Bruce Banner and where he was living in the beginning. Getting to see Marko's hulk come to life was a trip as well. I think my only real beef with it was that some of the CG looked a little rushed and too artificial. Whether you liked the first one or not, if you go back and just watch how the hulk's character was animated and look at the textures of things like his skin, hair eyes and such, it was damn near flawless. It's just too bad his color was so distracting that most people mistook neon skin tones for bad CG. Either way if you dig comic book movies this is definitely a must see. It was a lot of fun, you get all the kick ass one on one brawling action you want out of a Hulk movie.

I said I'd post some pics from Philly so here are a few.

The whole Koni Waves Gang!

Dex and Reau are straight GANGSTA! Oh yea, that's Reau's Art Arsenal on his wrist.

Frank and his wife pimpin out his book Eve. These guys are so nice! Good Peeps.

My buddy Jim and Dave Palumbo at the Marriot drinkin and drawing.

Dave, Koi (drunk as a skunk) Pham :-P and Joe Quinones gettin gangsta!

And in true Gangsta Geek style we all throw up our gang signs! I'm not sure who's is more hardcore, Joe's or Daves? Oh yea, and that's me on the right... west siiiide.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Brock "MUTHA F*CKING" Sampson

I started this sketch at Wizard World Philly not long after chatting about the Venture Bros. with Joe Quinones . I said have to paint this, and here it is in all it's bloody glory. This is an homage to one of my favorite cartoon characters on TV as well as an homage to one of my favorite artists and friends Phil Rynda who was one of the original character designers for the show. I hope this painting does the character justice, it was a blast to do.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wizard World Philly

Just got back from Wizard World Philly this weekend and wow! What a good time. I wanted to say thanx to everybody who made it out, picked up a book, print, poster or just said hello! I walked out of there a much more fashion savy artist thanx to Joey Quin_Ones and my Pirate and Pink octopus shirt. This is EASILY the only time you'll ever catch me wearing pink, and I rock it with a smile. It was a blast getting to drink, draw and just bullshit with Joe, Jim B, my boy Reau and we even got Dave Palumbo out. Wouldn't have been the same with out him. All in all this show was small but somehow one of the more fun shows I've been to in a while. I'll post some pics soon. Peace! :-D