Hey folks! Here's a piece I did for Sesame for Mightyfine for NYCC. Continuing with last years steampunk theme, I went with Oscar. It's actually one that I wanted to do last year, but just didn't have the time for. I conceptualized, penciled, and inked this piece.
Here's the pencils to the latest Sesame Bits comic strip. This was done for the release of the Elmo's Alphabet Challenge DVD.
Here are the pencils for the new Sesame Bits just posted yesterday on the Sesame Facebook page.
When I found out this was happening I was quite excited see my work on New Era caps. Then, to find out that Sanrio pushed the zombies, I was beside myself. New Era teamed up with Sanrio teaming up with Sesame to bring you these zombie caps. Unfortunately, I think these are exclusive to Japan. You may be able to hunt them down if you check on New Era's Japan site. I think Cookie and Oscar may be sold out already.
I was asked to work on a chalk piece for Sesame's health and wellness Broadway dance program. I'm not much of a dancer...at all. But, when I think of dance, one individual comes to mind immediately. MJ. He had many iconic poses, but this one was always one of my favorite. So, I decided to put Grover into this iconic pose.
This is the planning stage. Sketchy sketch. I always have to work out a sketch before I actually put chalk to surface. Got to get my head around it before actually attempting it.
Here's a time lapse vid of the process. Short and shweeet.
Hey there folks, here's a little "behind the scenes" view of the most recent Sesame Bits. This is a look at the background. 11x17, copy paper, and blue pencil. Nothing fancy.
Here it is folks. These are my pencils for this edition of Sesame Bits. This time around I was inspired by the dotted path stylings of Bil Keane's Family Circus comics. Loved these when I was young, so it was fun to create my own interpretation of the idea for Sesame.
This was a beast to pencil. Now I have an idea why we didn't see more of these. The addition of the detailed background is a lot more work than adding hints of a background to a regular panel comic layout. Which I did in the past few Sesame Bits. I used Illustrator to create the balloons and the dotted path. Everything else was pencil to paper. This one worked my drawing hand out thoroughly. Sore for days, but well worth it!
Hope y'alls enjoy!
Woohoo! Zombie plush! I never really know where the zombie designs go, so its always a nice surprise to see product show up.
I first saw these guys as prototypes. They needed a lot of help. They didn't know how to position the body, arms, and legs to give them the lunging forward posture. I did some detailed bluelining and sent them back. I didn't see them again till they were released. I was worried, but I was pleasantly surprised. The characters sit well, have a nice weight distribution to support their large heads, and they have a great forward lean to them. These have become my favorite products made from my designs.
They also made Zombie keychains. Not as good as the plush, but not bad. Both the plush and keychains are exclusive to Japan.
My first comic strip! Here's a little strip I did for Sesame Workshop. Sesame used it with the release of their Iron Monster and Sesame Heroes DVD as an online component.
This was a rush project which left no time to properly experiment or play with ideas. Just had to push forward and keep it simple.