Sunday, June 29, 2008
I'm gonna try something a little new.
If it doesn't work out, I'll ditch it, but I'm trying it anyway, and we'll see how it goes.
I've got a lot of stuff, y'know, a lot of original artwork. Like multiple drawers full. 'Mazing Man artwork, and Looney Tunes artwork. Hero Hotline artwork. Not much Popeye artwork, really, because the originals belong to King Features. But, crikey, I've got a lot of stuff.
And I'm going to start selling it.
Now, in the past, I've shied away from selling my stuff. I dunno, I guess it kind of embarrassed me. But screw that noise, I'm going to sell stuff anyway. I'll also take commissions, something I'd NEVER done before, but I had such a good experience with it recently (see the VB piece below), that I've decided to open myself up to it.
So, check out the new extension I've created to this blog, called DESTEFANO'S BLOGGIN BASEMENT (heh....get it? Bloggin'.....BARGAIN.....ha. Hhhhh.) There's a link over there, somewhere, by the other links. And I think I'm selling good stuff.
And I appreciate your time, and interest, and your looking at my work.
This is a copy of a commissioned piece I completed a couple of weeks ago. My apologies, though, to the buyer, as well as to Jackson Publick.
Brock, I now realize, is off model.
His mullet is too long.
Even so, it's appropriate that I post this, as this month marks my return to the dangerous world of the VB's as design and storyboard supervisor for SEASON 4 of THE VENTURE BROTHERS. I should note that, while my credit on season 3 reads "Art Director", it's not completely appropriate, as both Mr. Publick and the astoundingly talented color supervisor LIZ ARTINIAN could easily be credited as "Art Directors" on the show as well. But show producer RACHEL SIMONS asked me what I wanted my credit to be, and I got all ballsy with the opportunity.
Monday, June 23, 2008
I'm so happy that everyone's been enjoying MONDAY'S STRIP.
But--having gone back into production on the VENTURE BROTHERS last week, free time to work on personal projects is scarce and precious.
I do enjoy producing MONDAY'S STRIP, though, and rather than give it up altogether, I've decided to cut back on its frequency. Look for it to appear the first Monday of every month from now on, appearing next on July 7th!
I'll blog a few odds and ends later this evening, which I think you'll enjoy!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
To answer Tony DiStefano's question (despite the fact that we're not related), that IS my drawing on the cover of the latest Warner Home Video DVD set, as hinted at a while ago here on this blog. I'm posting my original sketch, which package designer JEFF SCHULZ felt needed a little spinach infused muscle. I'm extremely excited about my work appearing on this package, as all of the art featured on it will be ALL NEW (and brilliantly showcased by the above mentioned Mr. Schulz). I've been drawing Popeye for maybe 20 years now, but I think I've gotten to draw him in his Navy Whites maybe once. I'm pleased with my drawings, and hope you feel they compliment and do justice to the extraordinary cartoons on the DVD's themselves.
Honestly, I love drawing these characters.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Anyway, you can find the song over on my new radio feature thingy, over on your right.
And, yes, I'm one of those bloggers who'll post photos of their cats. Especially in shots as charming as these, taken (of course) by Shivers.