Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Updates Galore!

So the Teen High Kickstarter campaign fell short of its final goal, but that's OK because I'm sure Darren will find another avenue to see it through in one form or another.



279
backers
$18,018
pledged of $30,000 goal

Things worked out pretty good though as I've not been short of work, even though I took a short break from doing the concept thing and became a construction laborer for a while. After Sega closed, being the 3rd games company I was employed at to do so in 4 years, I decided I needed a change. It meant turning away some exciting work, but it was well worth it to have a new found respect and passion for what I'm lucky enough to call a job!  Plus I really hate 4am starts :/



Since then, I've been busy working on a bunch of projects including Satellite Reign  - Gods of Egypt  - Holt  and a few other short films and illustration gigs which I'll post here once I'm able.


The Deep Animated TV show has been taking up most of my time however and I can finally announce the details...

Technicolor Release




Artwork by James Brouwer




















Its been the most fun I've had working on any project, plus I get to work from my home studio with 3 other fantastic artists. 

More to come!




Monday, October 28, 2013

Kickstarter Launch!

 
Teen High Zombie Squad is now LIVE on KICKSTARTER!
 
We've just gone live on Kickstarter! LIVE LIVE LIVE I tells ya!

This epic tail of Zombies, brains and college comradery has been brewing in Darren Randall's mind and It's now time to bring it to life and we need your help to make it breath...
. James Brouwer, an award winning comic book artist, along with myself will be creating the art for the graphic novel!

So check us out on Kickstarter, we'd greatly appreciate your support! :D
 
 
 
Teen High Zombie Squad is a 120 page graphic novel about a group of misfits thrust together in the midst of a high school invasion.

 
After a seemingly routine lunch break detention, four teenage misfits find their school has been deserted and nothing is as it seems.
 
They’re soon confronted by hordes of their mutated classmates and monstrous faculty members hungry for blood.
 
It’s up to four unlikely heroes from completely different worlds to save their high school and home town from a full scale invasion.

 
Here are a few pages from the graphic novel. How did our heroes end up here and what’s going to happen next? That’s why we need your help!

 
Come check out the rewards!

 
 
 
 
 

Spitpaint!

The Daily Spitpaint thread on Facebook has pretty much exploded into existence with over 5,000 members. It's insanely addictive and fun. For me it's bringing back the joy of just painting without direction or over thinking.
 
Artwork is based on a themes that are set daily. The only rules are, 30 minutes per sketch and no use of photos except for reference.
 
Check it out here on Facebook
 
A few I've done so far...

 
Heavy Armour - 30 mins

 
Time Machine - 30 mins

 
Spy Pug - 35 mins

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Catchup

Things have been moving forward in all directions so an update is a bit overdue...

Firstly, Teen High Zombie Squad has a new Facebook page in preparation for the Kickstarter campaign launching very soon. So check it out for fresh updates and tasty bits. Make sure you like it or lick it, or whatever your into.

https://www.facebook.com/TeenHighZombieSquad



Teen High Zombie Squad is an upcoming 120 page graphic novel by Darren Randall, James Brouwer and Jeremy Love.

Teaser




And a belated congrats to the 5 Lives team on their fully funded Kickstarter campaign for Satellite Reign. The guys have set up shop and are well underway. I've been helping out here and there with some quick concept sketches but for now...

Here's some older work from the Kickstarter campaign which I forgot to add here...