Helter Swelter! (der-ner-ner-ner-ner-ner-ner) Written on September 29, 2008, by Zack.
Above you’ll find Swelter, the chef of the gothic and rotting Castle Gormenghast from Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast Trilogy. He was drawn as a quick study for future illustrations of certain scenes from that book series. I hadn’t been hired to do the illustrations or anything, I just thought the project would be a good exercise [...]
You mean they make more then beer up there? Written on September 25, 2008, by Zack.
This poster was illustrated by Pascal Blanchet, a man whose abounding creativity leaps right off the page and kicks the viewer in the face. It was created in response to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “bare-bones approach to arts-funding” (to quote Canadian author Yann Martel, who has decided to protest in his own unique fashion). [...]
From Russia, with Lust Written on September 22, 2008, by Zack.
When you think about it, the difficulty the USSR had with Communism was that it is an ideology, and as such it wasn’t as easy to sell to the surrounding countries as, say, a particular kind of shampoo. Sure, Soviet Communism as a brand had a striking and easily-identifiable aesthetic, but a clear brand identity [...]
Cheap Date Written on September 14, 2008, by Zack.
Well now! Due to the overwhelming response to the last post (8 comments! New record!), I have decided to start posting a weekly sketch from the deep, slimy, bat-infested vaults of my old and current sketchbooks (you wouldn’t believe how much extra they charge for the sketchbooks with the vaults). Above you’ll find the very [...]
Brian and John: The Next Garfield??? Written on September 1, 2008, by Zack.
Hello again, patient readers! Thought you’d never hear from me again, did you? Hahaha… right, well, yes, I do hear 9 out of 10 vaguely- defined illustration blogs never survive to see their third post. Seriously. Fox News did this whole report on it, so it must be true. Anyway, today I’d like to introduce [...]