Halloween comes early! This years episode of The Simpson’s “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” features an amazing and monster filled Guillermo del Toro opening that I was thrilled to get to be a part of! I storyboarded the opening and got to work on some gags with Guillermo along with concept for the “Simpson-fied” monsters, including the Springfield Cthulhu, Paleman-Burns, and others. The intro has been officially released online, but be sure to catch the full episode complete with Guillermo’s opening on OCT 6 ( 8pm ET) on FOX!
The film book to PACIFIC RIM is out and filled with tons of behind the scenes artwork, designs and photos showing some of the incredible work that went into making the film~ and I’m thrilled to have some of the designs and concept art I did included! With cast and crew descriptions throughout, PACIFIC RIM: Man, Machines and Monsters details the making of Guillermo del Toro’s kaiju epic!
Back to Hell! Now you can get some 18th century horror on your 21st century devices! Dark Horse has released The Marquis: Inferno collection for digital download! The entire 328 page graphic novel download reprints the “Danse Macabre” storyline and the “Hell’s Courtesan” and “Sin of One” short stories along with the 56 page sketchbook section and cover gallery for $14.99 via the link below!
Finally the wait is over! PACIFIC RIM opened this weekend and already the well deserved great reviews and fan response for Guillermo del Toro’s giant monster epic are coming in! I was thrilled to have gotten to be part of the production, working for 11 months as part of Guillermo’s core concept team and later helping out with some storyboarding! And all these months later it was incredible seeing Guillermo’s unique world come to life on the screen, (including some of the film’s kaiju that I did concept for) live and breath through the amazing talent of ILM! Although I’ll admit I’m biased, but it’s an amazing film for monster fans and all around fun action movie for everyone! See it on IMAX if you can~ as close to kaiju size as you can get!!
The countdown to Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming PACIFIC RIM film from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures is underway! I had the pleasure and honor of being part of Guillermo’s core concept team on the film, and it’s a huge thrill to see everything come to life as the first official trailer is released along with the theatre banners (where you can get a peek at one of the Kaiju I did concept for too!) Be sure to check out the official PACIFIC RIM website for updates, trailers and exclusive images as we get closer to the films release on 7/12/13!!
Criterion is releasing Guillermo del Toro’s amazing and haunting, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE to both DVD and Blu-Ray editions and I was thrilled to be asked to provide the cover artwork along with the disc art and spot illos for the booklet! Filled with tons of tons of extras, deleted scenes and featurettes (and a fitting spine #666), both versions will be available on June 30th! You can find out more about the release over at the Criterion Collection website!
The third printing of THE MARQUIS: INFERNO from Dark Horse Comics is now back in print and available through your local comic shop or Amazon! This collected edition reprints the Danse Macabre storyline along with the Hell’s Courtesan and A Sin of One short stories! Includes an extensive 56 page sketchbook section and a full-color cover gallery featuring work by Matt Wagner, Mike Mignola, Charles Vess, Teddy Kristiansen, Kelley Jones, and Michael Gaydos!
The incredible Kevin McTurk has launched a Kickstarter fund raiser for his new a victorian ghost story puppet film, “The Mill at Calder’s End”! I’m a huge fan of Kevin’s work and his first film, “The Narrative of Victor Karloch” and was thrilled to be able to participate on this new project. Along with creating artwork for a T Shirt pledge reward, I also provided some creature concept for the film! Now’s your chance to contribute to the next installment of his “Spirit Cabinet” series of puppet films too, check out the link to learn more about the project and consider pledging to bring his amazing story to life! THE MILL AT CALDER’S END KICKSTARTER
UPDATE! I’ve created a new poster available as a pledge reward and limited to a print run of only 50! Grimshaw’s Curse Poster!
UPDATE! Congratulations to Kevin McTurk and a big thank you to everyone who pledged~ the Mill at Calder’s End Kickstarter was a success!!
Happy New Year! Catching up on updating the website, but 2013 looks like it will be gearing up for a monstrous year~ first up will be the release of Guillermo Del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM film, which I had the pleasure of being part of Guillermo’s core concept team. Not much more I can say about the design work I did at the moment, but keep up to date with more film news as it’s released~ including the first official trailer over at Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures PACIFIC RIM website!
Halloween’s right around the corner~ perfect time for some zombies! I’ve been asked about the “special thanks” I was given in the credits to Laika’s wonderfulPARANORMAN film~ back in 2008 I worked with director Chris Butler on some early character concept based off the initial script. Mostly various zombie puritans and their “alive” versions, especially the Judge Zombie~ but also taking a pass at Norman himself and some poster designs. In the end they went with a different direction for the final look of the film, but it was great fun getting to try my hand at some of the undead characters! You can see a handful of the early character concept I did for ParaNorman over at the conceptual section!