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Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Many Faces of Eustace Tilley

These two steampunkish profilers are inspired largely by Rea Irvin's famous dandy character, The New Yorker's figurehead Eustace Tilley. Withal, the two of them are just add-ons of sorts to my Huck Finn "recalibration" and aren't motivated by some of the figures from Twain's original book.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Piling up of work; #1 Royal Styrian Drawing Jam

Thanks a bunch for all the wonderful comments and e-mails! As often happens, I'm up to my ears with work. So, please bear with me here...

BTW, we (that is Anna-Maria Jung, Joerg Vogeltanz, J. Tim Brinck and me) will have an open drawing jam session here in Graz/Steiermark, this Friday evening (FEB 01, 2008). If you are in the area and are interested in drawing together with friendly aliens character designers, animators and cartoonists then join us:

#1 Royal Styrian Drawing Jam, February 01, 2008, as from 17:00h to 21:00h, Kunsthaus Graz, Lendkai 1, A 8020 Graz, Café iKU, topic: friendly aliens

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Timid Jack's Supersuit

The Assault Pressure Supersuit, ProDuck3000i-V2.0
Alright. I've to admit that sometimes, in my job, I slip in this suit, too. Especially to draw ducks. Apropos supersuit, have you noticed that Jake Parker and peers opened up an entire new blog recently: DRAW FORCE !

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Critters In The Trumpet Tree

A few days ago, I had a really nice reunion with fellow animation artist (and magician!) Flaviano Armentaro in Milano, Italy. Right after that I did that piece above with the green critters chit chatting in their tree cafe. (BTW: Tree and characters take part of 'The Recalibrated Fantastic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn')

Friday, January 11, 2008


This is another early piece out of a series of character development sketches. It's a pretty difficult task. It shapes well but there is room for improvement. Let's see, ...

Friday, January 04, 2008

The Mozart Duck, Cast Off Versions

Wolfgang Amadeus Duck i.e. The Mozart Duck, cast off versions 1.3 and 1.2

This is an earlier version of the final character. I did these pieces sometime in 2004.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year's Drawing

Very first sketch 2008.