Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Look what I found under a rock in my room!

That's right Loyal Readers... Old Artsy Farts! Enjoy em.

Yup. These are actually what my class notes look like. I believe these particular notes were for my screenwriting class. i just really dig the elves. Oh art school, how i miss thee.

My third year at calarts, is that junior in normal school terms? I had an internship/scholarship at Mattel with their Platypus Group. I was able to score that along with fellow classmates Liz Ito, Mari Inukai, and Chris Choy (though he never showed up.) It was an awesome, amazing, and unbelievable experience I will never forget. I earned the nickname Ruckus because when I introduced myself, I used the phrase, "...and I'm here to bring the Ruckus to Mattel." So everyone called me Ruckus during my tenure there at Barbie HQ. I made these little Stickers up and my mentor Gary enjoyed them so much, he made tons of copies of them and distributed them to his fellow disgruntled Mattel employees. It was an odd feeling walking around Mattel and looking around in strangers cubicles and seeing the Ruckus stickers proudly plastered and on display within the confines of their drab Mattel walls.

drew this a long time ago, and colored it an equally long ass time ago. it's on a napkin and i drew it during a late nite food excursion to the Saugus Cafe in Valencia, California. That old lady waitress there made THE best chocolate milk I have ever had the pleasure of drinking...mmmm.

this was a flyer for my album, 15 yr petting zoo by Plankton. I was reading a lot of charles schulz and listening to a lot of J-LO. can't a man just apologize for his mistakes and regrets? no disrespect to chuck S.

For those of you keeping tabs, this was supposed to be the narrator of my Olandria the Octopus film idea I was to do my senior year. Frank Terry, dean of Calart's character animation school was to be the voice of this friendly little crab, aptly named Frank of course!Buut, something fell through and he couldn't make the recording, so i ended up scrapping the project. some day tho... Frank, if yr reading this, I hope you'll be ready! ;)

I started making a series of quick permanent marker doodles. kind of like the drawing game... where you quickly draw a shape, and then make a picture out of it. well, this one ended up as mr. clean. It still makes me laugh.

another one of those "drawing game" experiments... for some insane reason, Peeps really respond to this little guy.

I learned my lesson about using terrible photoshoppe gradients. this was one of my first times using the program. sorry.

Here's an old comic I did a long time ago. makes me really want a forty ouncer. anyone want to buy me one? ;)

another old comic. once again, done a while back. actually in the same class even. this and that are what happened when i was in my Interdisciplinary class. good times.

last but not least, here is a flyer i did in my fourth year at calarts for my roommate Casey Basichis. He's a multi talented video/music/artist type of a guy. he's just cool like that. The flyer was promoting his film/music video, Ocean Empire also on his site.
the little duck featured in the flyer, is one of my dearest creations, Masculine Duck. ah masculine duck. you have never let me down little buddy.
Had enough? be on the lookout. who knows when or where Jeaux will strike fear and giddiness in the hearts of men and women, boys and girls, and one or two old people next!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2006


I know... I know. "Blog Hiatus my ass!" is what yr all thinking! I'm right there with you thinking the same thing. So. here we are again. here's a sketch i did during a lecture/artist visit (?) of comic artist Mike Mignola o'er at Calarts this past Friday after work.
It was pretty cool and encouraging. he's a nice dude. i had no idea he did concept work for Disney's Atlantis. cool.
yea... cool.
tired. feeling fuzzy.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Comix fun for Every1!!!

See, I told you I would supply you with the Jeaux Rad Stuffs Comix goodies!!! Have fun, and don't strain thems eye muscles!

This is all from a recent sketchbook. weird, strange, and fun stuff spills from my head all the time. it's redonkulous. this is the good, the bad, and the slightly ugly stuff kids.

flatulence jokes are as old as time.

so are self loathing masturbation jokes i guess... teehee.

i dunno. i just dunno. i hate white people? j/k ;)

there's something funny about a jackass caveman selling a rock with mystical, legendary, time, future for-seeing powers to another gullible sucka rock with googly eyes. but who doesn't have mystical, legendary, time, future for-seeing powers.
Have you made it thus far my one faithful reader? ah, good! I hope you enjoy this next one... i'm kinda proud of it.

i am tired. gonna go tuck meself into beddiebye. nitenite y'all's.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Tonite we gonna Party like it's twenty OH Six!!!

Happy 2006 y'alls!!! I've been busy preparing for the Disney/Buena Vista Games ThinkTank by working on the paperwork/contract they sent me, also by putting in my 2 weeks at borders! Man, will it ever be good to walk up and away from that place.
Mary, if yr reading this, thanks for the advice by the way. But that picture above this bit of text, the one of the boy hanging, is how Borders makes me feel... Despite all this, i have found some time, to scan and color (badly might i add) a few new things that i have been up to lately. Now, on with the show.

I guess we can start with some rather old sketchbook stuff circa 2003. The above picture of the siamese/conjoined twins was for a film that never happened. It would have been fun to animate, being that the smaller twin isn't stationary to just the back, but he can travel thru his brother's body and pop out the other side, like his stomache for instance.

This boy swimming and pretending to be a shark was actually a concept cover piece for my pals in Totally Radd for their album Shark Attack Day Camp! Neil is a redonkulously gifted musician. My second year film was a music video for them: Turtle Eggs and Mumblety Pegs. Check my links for more info on them...

I make music too from time to time. well, try to at least. This was my first album 15 yr. Petting Zoo by Plankton, I also made the cover art for it. These days i've been creating lots of weirdo hiphop style stuff. If you are so inclined, or just bored, check it out HERE.

Onto some slightly newer sh*t. Everyone seems to be into owls these days. I blame Harry Potter, that give a hoot don't pollute owl, and that scary ass owl from the secret of nimh with the glowing spooky eyes.

For those of you keeping score, i used to work at two bookstores. One being (still) the horrible soul sucking hellhole void of death called borders, the other a quaint used bookstore deep in the heart of glendale, called Brand Bookshop. Met lots of cool cats there, both employees and customers. Rob Sato, comic book geniux, is on my links, so go check out his awesome art and buy his GN, Burying Sandwiches!!! Anyhow, I would sketch some of the clientele who would frequent the bookshop.
these are some of them.

the pic at the bottom is for a film i would like to animate someday, or perhaps make a childrens book about. It's about a little boombox boy and his small companion a little celphone. the story is simple and cute, boombox boy and celphone go on an adventure trying to find an outlet so that they may dance dance dance. just when said cute things are about to give up, they discover they didn't need no silly electricity to dance dance dance. the music was in them all along. and then they dance dance dance.
it makes me almost throw up a little bit in my mouth thinking about how cute it is. the pic above is just a weird little drawing i did of a kitty and a piece of cheese toast riding in some weird...uh... race... while waiting for cristina to get out of her chiropractor's appointment.

man oh man, do i ever miss Frank Terry and Corny Cole. I miss Calarts in general... I learned so much from these two guys.
the Frank Terry puppet holding the now infamous CG-DIE (CG I... get it?) mug, made an appearance in my last year's film, Jeaux's excellent quantum adventure leap to the future.

Here's some behind the scenes peek at the Nickelodeon/Frederator Pitch I have been working on.
I'm working on an idea based around a Super Villain who just can't get the hang of super-villaining. Also it doesn't help that he's a maniacal, demented genius that happens to be an ordinary goldfish. So what's an ordinary, demented, super villain wannabe, goldfish to do? Build a fishbowl headed robot, that's what! I've been toying around with the notion of our laughingstock hero/villain fish being the last remaining member of the League of Underwater Villainous Fish. Not that we will see the rest of the League in the short, but our fish catches a "vh1, behind the music, where are they now?" special on tv about his fellow League Villains. So I was thinking about different and cool aquatic Villains and how their bots would look... Up above are preliminary sketches of the GothBot, a vampire robot who carries his masterFish in an IV Drip, and the Mob-Bot who is just a cool four armed robot with tommy guns for hands and a lava lamp mafioso fishbowl.
Here are more refined pieces:

the next villain, Pooky, is based on Larry Huber, frontiersman of the wild plains of FrederatorVille. I designed it so that Pooky could fit into his TrapperBot, by placing the fishbowl upside down thus creating a beard for the tree stump head. Pooky is the dimwitted yet lovable country boy fish of the League. YeeHaw!

What can a Leaugue of Underwater Villainous Fish be without a PirateBot and Piranha eh?

He's just a walking peg-legged aquarium. I think the hat with an eyepatch is cool.
In the storyline, another absurd idea that has been running thru my noggin, is one where Our Gilled Protagonist Fish has to battle himself from the Future of a Few Minutes After, and reveals himself to be inside the body of an android version of the antagonist thru out the story, Mr.Chip, SuperMarket Manager of the ChipMart. (it makes sense, believe me... bear with me.) So, the Super super Villain Fish from the Future of a Few Minutes After, has this devious dastardly plot to stop himself from getting the "Root Beer" and reveals that he has turned a creepy kid who keeps popping up randomly thruout the short (as a running gag), into a godzilla beast mutant. It all ends with an epic and amazing Disco Apocalypse. Just an idea...

just to break up the monotony, here is the brilliant art of four year old Mia Rosario. Mia is Cristina's Niece and is adorable. She became one of my best drawing buddies this summer! this is one of my fave pics by her of a mermaid and an octopus!!!
So cute!

she's so gonna grow up to be an artist!
Here's some early developmental character designs for another pitch I plan on doing in the near future: Samurai Nanny. Given the mainstream's desire to be all cool and hip and asian, i thought this would be a cool, silly idea. It's Kill Bill meets Mary Poppins! though not at all violent, and none of the bloodshed, or..uh.. profanity... or cool soundtrack. And I'm just talking about Mary Poppins... But Still!

seriously, my pal Steven and I were at In-N-Out when I came up with SN. the idea gods smiled down on me that day, and ever since then i have been reading The Book Of the Five Rings and have been thinking nonstop on how to adapt that into a samurai's code of ethics when it comes to babysitting children of this modern age. Think of the hilarious possibilities: changing diapers, making PB&J sandwiches, etc.
solid f*cking gold.

So That's it really for today. You want more? well, I might post a few comics, and anything else i find lying around the old drawing board in the next few days.
Come January ninth, All My Heroes will be taking a Blog Hiatus for a little while so I may concentrate on the ThinkTank.
I just wanted to leave y'all with some Jeaux Goodies of delicious radicalness. I might be sending out some secret postings via email during the next few months, so if you would like to be included in the All My Heroes Secret Blog Society, send me an email with the words All My Heroes Secret Blog Society in the Subject Line. Password: Platypus.

Thank you to all of you for reading, and keeping up with my exploits and adventures, and generally for spying on me! it makes me blush! I'll see you all in a few Months!
I think We're gonna need a bigger boat,

PS- don't steal my sh*t. if you do i will hunt you down like a dog and kill your first, second, and third born. really tho. for reals.

Compooter Animation by Avi Tuchman based on art by JEAUX Janovsky!