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Zog official release

July 10, 2008

The production line is in full force and the first toy shipments of Zog and the Murder Zog variant by Kozik are on their way here for a late July release during SDCC. I’ll have more specific details as it gets closer, but you can get some more specs and information at Strangekiss where they will be available for purchase online in a few weeks.

ICON5

June 19, 2008

I’ll be speaking at the upcoming ICON5 Illustration Conference in New York over July 4th Weekend. I’ll be joining Gedeon Maheux and Von Glitschka to talk about “The Art and Science of
Icon Illustration”. If you’re going to be at the conference, definitely stop and say hello!

More information on session can be found here.

Zog Production Update: Wax Model

May 7, 2008

Things are getting close now, it looks like we are on schedule and just hit the wax mold stage of production.

The wax model will be used to produce the production molds that the vinyl will be injected into.  So we’re getting very close to having a final product!

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Zog production update : wax sculpt

March 21, 2008

I wasn’t entirely sure how translating my drawings into a vinyl toy would work out, but I knew it would be fun. At the same time, I didn’t want to get my hopes up too much just in case.

Now I can definitely say that I haven’t been this excited since Christmas morning when I was little. I could barely sit down for a few hours after I saw how the sculpting was coming along! They hit it spot on and I doubt there will be too many tweaks needed at all, although it’s still a bit weird to see something you’ve made cross from 2d to 3d.

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Zog, my first vinyl toy

February 7, 2008

You may be familiar with one of my characters named Zog, if not by name, then definitely by sight. He’s the big purple guy from the first Somatic icons, and he can often be spotted sleeping on a grassy hill, or hunting marshmallows.

Thanks to the insanely huge help of Strangekiss, Zog has started his journey to become more than just a drawing. In not too long, you’ll be able to hold his rotocast vinyl body in your hands and chase your own marshmallows around the floor. So, to celebrate this great news, I’ve put together a sneak peek of concepts and production art to share.

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Wedding and a show

October 16, 2007

October 27th will be an exciting day for me! First off I will be getting married to my fiancée Kim who I’ve known since first grade. Also I will be having a drawing in the Pink Ghost group show “Purgatory: Soul’s Lounge”. My drawing is called Ice Cream Social.

MacThemes.net Interview

September 24, 2007

I was asked some questions on a range of topics, mostly centered around icons and design on the mac, by the great guys at MacThemes.net. Check it out here.

Portland Mercury Cover

September 13, 2007

If you’re in Portland, be sure to check out this month’s issue of the Portland Mercury. It’s using my drawing School Boy, for the cover graphic.