Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Hi, folks. If you've happened to stumble upon this blog via some sort of link to my work, that's great, but this blog is effectively dead. You can follow my continued art career over at my new blog BEASTPOP ARTWORKS instead, and you can also view and buy my merchandise over at my webstore BEASTWRECK SHIRTS & STUFF. Thanks for looking!
Friday, March 18, 2011
I need more help from my BeastPop Pals. You gave excellent feedback on the shirt designs to launch with, now I need to choose a brand name. Here's some results of my brainstorm sessions. If you don't like any of these, feel free to submit your own. If I prefer yours, you'll win free shirts & stuff!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I know this blog is supposed to be effectively dead, but what better reason to bring it shambling from the grave than the return of the t-shirt that so many of you supported and/or have been clamoring for the return of: ZOMBAMA!
I was recently contacted by TeeFury concerning the possibility of doing a reprint of this shirt, and I had to jump at the opportunity. I still get a steady trickle of emails from folks asking about how to get a hold of this shirt, so now's your chance! Well, not NOW, but soon...
I figured I should tweak the design a bit since I usually see room for improvement the day after I'm done with a design. This would give the folks who did get a hold of the shirt the first couple times around a sense that they got something limited and rare, plus added incentive to buy it again, too! Genius!
Anyway, this should be available for sale over at TeeFury soon. I will post another update as soon as I know something more concrete.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I know some of you probably saw this coming due to the dearth of posts on here lately, but PopMonkey Ilustration is effectively... DEAD! For an explanation on why and how, follow this link over to my new illustration and design blog: BEASTPOP ARTWORKS! I hope all of you will continue to follow and support my work over there and I thank you for all of your comments, feedback, praise, critiques and support. It’ s been a blast, but the best is yet to come, cuz BeastPop is firing on all cylinders!
Also, you can follow BeastPop over on Facebook, if you like!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
After much unanticipated delay, a couple of boxes full of the third print run of the ZOMBAMA shirts arrived today! Sincere apologies once again for the delays. I will be packing and shipping shirts for the next couple of days until they're all shipped and on their way. Thanks again for all the orders, patience and support.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Just an update for those of you who've ordered ZOMBAMA shirts. The latest batch is finally done and has been shipped to me from the screenprinter. I should have them within the next couple of days and will begin shipping them post haste! Apologies for the delays, but thanks for the support and the patience.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Demand for this shirt keeps coming in at a steady clip, so I've no choice but to give the people what they want! I'm now taking preorders for the third printing of the ZOMBAMA: BRAINS shirt, so visit my webstore over at Big Cartel and place your order now to guarantee a copy. I won't be printing much more over the amount of preorders, so order asap.
Available in Guys Small thru XXL sizes and Gals XS thru XL sizes.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Just finished a logo design project for ZOMBIE ENGINEERED FIGHT GEAR. I'm assuming they'll be selling things like sawed-off shotguns, chainsaws, aluminum baseball bats and the like, so I'm onboard like a guest on the Love Boat! Actually they'll be selling mixed martial arts fight gear and clothing and such. Oh well, not quite as exciting, but it'll do. Someone really needs to get on that other idea though, so when the Zombie Apocalypse happens (bet on it, children) we'll have a handy one-stop shopping webstore where we can go and load up on our zombie-pulping gear. Whoever decides they have the extremely risky entrepreneur spirit to start such a company, I'm the man to handle your graphics.
Spent a day or two just drawing zombie heads to see what he liked, and after he decided on what he wanted, I worked on finalizing the text and color treatments for screen printing. The smaller fly logo will be on some sort of patch or tag, while the main zombie head will appear on the website and other merchandise. Can't wait to see how they turn out.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Been a while since my last post. I've been hip-deep in two logo/mascot/banner design projects that I don't want to post any preliminary artwork for until they're in the can, and I haven't had any toss-away sketchbooky stuff to show either. I did receive a golden revelation the other day for a new quickie t-shirt design that I just had to get out there quickly before the whole thing grows stale (and it may already be too late). No, it's not a capitalization off Michael Jackson's death (though that may come later), but rather a celebratory reminder of what happens when you constantly run your mouth like a spoiled bitch and then tie up a major emergency network by twitter-crying to all your vacuous "fans" begging them to call 911 for you, subsequently getting all litigious because the big mean man shoved you for being a total hole and your daddy never taught you how to be a man and your mommy never taught you manners.
Who could I be talking about? None other than the petty, subhuman shudderingly known as Perez Hilton who makes a "living" from hatefully criticizing those he envies and being a general narcissistic and needy creep.
It took a couple of the BLACK EYED PEAS to finally put this "guy" in his place, and that's worth at least one t-shirt design, along with a lifetime allegiance to the BEP's. The pun seemed obvious immediately upon hearing the story, and I quickly went to google to see if the idea had been taken already. Surprisingly, it hadn't, so I begin the task of creating a simple design that wouldn't take too much time. I know it's risky counting on anybody wanting a picture of this guy's face on their chest, but hey, carpe diem.
Brush, pen & ink with Photoshop (and yes, the lettering is hand-drawn)
Friday, June 12, 2009
This one's actually called "PUPPET BRAWLER", and it's another design commissioned by my fine friend Kino for the fat-tastic J!NX, whom I've worked with before on the FETCH FLESH shirt design, as well as the top-secret project that I still don't know if I'm allowed to talk about. The concept was, as you can see, to combine Capcom's well-awesome fighting game series STREET FIGHTER with Children's Television Workshop's well-educational long-running muppet-based show SESAME STREET. I love Capcom's games, and anything involving Muppetry is right up my smokestack, so I tackled this project with glee and enthusiasm.
This design has been done for a while now, and I had been working on it for a long time. I had hoped to get it done before starting the grueling training process at my new warehouse job (which took 5 weeks!), but it was not meant to be, and I didn't have much free time during the training to work on it, so it was slow going. By the time I did get it finished, the guys at J!NX were hip-deep in producing, releasing and promoting their new Summer line of IDentity clothing that it took a while to get this shirt produced. It's finally here, though, albeit in a slightly different color setup than I had originally created. Something went all bones with the gradients, which were jettisoned, and some of the colors were swapped around, but it still looks pretty good. I'm not as happy with the design as I want to be, though. Maybe it has to do with going through some screwy personal trials at the same time I was starting the new job and trying to get this thing nailed down, but I'm gonna stand by it and just try to do better next time.
There's an option to pursue other designs along this avenue with various other Sesame Street character whipping the stuffing out of each other, (and I've already got some sketches ready to go) so we'll see what evolves from that.
If you like the shirt, hop on over to J!NX and buy one or two!
Pencil composite drawing
Back logo pencils and inks
Rejected logo concept
This early layout sketch was deemed to have too extreme a perspective. I kind of prefer it to the final, though.