Friday, August 19, 2011

The Amazing Cynicalman! The Movie!

Cartoonist Matt Feazell has been creating his comic strip, The Amazing Cynicalman, America's Laid Off Superhero, since 1980. Now he's in the process of finishing up a live action film of his comic creation! It has an all-star local cast, and even yours truly makes a couple of brief appearances. Plus it's got the great Scott McCloud as the voice of Boardman. How cool is that?

Matt asked me to do some matte (Matt?) paintings for him, as well as an animated Powerpoint-like presentation that the evil Dr. Pweent screens to explain his dastardly plot. Here's some screen grabs:

The first is looking up at Dr. Pweent's lair. I constructed the model of the tower and added the smoke. Matt added the lettering on the side of the building.

This is one of the slides in the presentation with Dr. Pweent laughing maniacally.

Finally, here's our heroes, Cynicalman, Lizard Girl, and that might be me standing in for Sean Bieri as Loan Shark!

Dr. Sketchy's Fifth!

Seems like just yesterday the Motor City got its own Dr. Sketchy franchise. It's five years later and our pencils haven't been sharpened down to the nub yet. Here's what I figure is my best from the last two months. Thanks to Toni and all the girls for a great session!

Monday, August 8, 2011

There's Four of 'em and They're Fantastic

This year is the 50th anniversary of the very first Fantastic Four comic book. To celebrate, Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, Michigan decided to honor this auspicious occasion in a special way. They've invited 26 different artists to each re-imagine a single page from the comic in what ever way they choose. Here's my interpretation of page 21:

My favorite part, for whatever reason, is the Invisible Girl running.

And here's a video treat for you: Norm MacDonald tells the real story of how the FF got their name.