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Friday, October 30, 2009

Jake's Inktober; Cat

Update: Now, you can pre-order Jake's Inktober Book... yummy!

Image © by Jake Parker



Alrighty, here's my preceding "Cat" post: We teamed up with Olympic champion Fritz Strobl and Red Bull design mastermind Rob Rottensteiner to create the "Fritz the Fritz" character. I for one was hired on for art direction/bgs/titles and character design, Rob for story development and for his skills in coolness :) After some editing on the colour design and stuff we're quite happy with the outcome and the project's progress. I'll keep you updated...

BG colours: I felt quite inspired by an opening pan of the 1940 Warner Bros. short film Bedtime For Sniffles [»]. A short while ago, Hans Bacher posted two wonderfully recreated bg pieces of it over here [»].


  1. Lovely Stuff man! very nice!

  2. That house is way cool. The characters are great too, of course. Interesting mix of themes, futurism meets alpine - I like it. Please do keep us posted. This one is very intriguing.

  3. This stuff is AWESOME!

    Great characters, great design, great colors!

    I have a question maybe you can aswer: characters and works like Starducks or Huck-Finn can be find in Italy? If not, where in the web I can find and order them?

  4. This is AMAZING. I can't wait for more.

  5. Ray, :) Thank you!

    Michael! Thanks for stopping by! How're you? I'm playing in the same team again which was on the Bulls, too.

    Simon! THANKS!

    Tom! Cheers!

    Davide, thank you! Btw, we all will have to wait for the release of StarDucks - the other titles (Toby and things) will be out not until then - StarDucks' will give the others a tow of sorts.

    ARI, :0) Thank you so much!

    Nemofish! CHEERS!

  6. GREAT again and again ..!
    They are now on my Mac wallpaper ..
    So they give inspirations for my works ..
    cooooool ......

  7. incredible, awesome, terrific euh.… do you know more words to explain your world ?! Cheer my friend

  8. Hahaha I love the glass helmet thing design! Really beautiful lines there.

  9. I absolutely love your designs, going to check your blog more often!

    Richarg Gaines told me about your work btw.

  10. Man, great atmosphere in this!

  11. Howard, thanks!!

    Faboune, smashing! I'm on your Desktop :)

    Andrei, cheers! Thanks for stopping by!

    Roger :o) THANK YOU!

    Derek! Cheers, again and again :o)

    Achdé, big thanks for the compliment... I'm really flattered!

    Julia, thank you, I love drawing all sorts of glass helmets/bubbles/globes :o)

    Thomas, besten Dank! And cheers to Richard, too!

    Cliff, thanks!!