This is a humorous Christmas card that i made for Christmas 2009.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
This 20 page square book shows a different type arrangement on each page. This is also a re- creation of Dr. Seuss' book "There's a Wocket in my Pocket!" Some of the pages are taken directly from the book, while others are new and made up by myself. I also re-created all of the monsters in the book with no reference made to the Seuss monsters. Please click to see each page larger.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Dave DeVries' essence of comic art class.
Cereal box assignment.
Little Miss Muffin Top
Sat upon her kitchenette
Eating her lard and buffet
Along came a health care provider
Who sat down beside her
And informed Miss Muffin Top her weight
Little miss Muffin Top
Sat with her anisette
Eating jellybeans for lunch
Until up the stair
Stood a being of health care
And foiled Miss Muffin Top’s munch
Little Miss Muffin Top is the main character of Muffin Tops Cereal. She loves to eat and will eat anything and everything. She especially loves any kind of muffin, but dislikes the bottom of the muffin and therefore only eats the tops. Miss Muffin Top’s worst enemies are her doctors because they want to change her diet and keep her from her love of eating. Sometimes her health doctors visit her house for regular appointments and remove her favorite fatty foods from her kitchen. Miss Muffin Top will immediately go to the food store after her doctors’ visit. Miss Muffin top also has an image problem in which she believes she is in top shape to wear the latest summer trends. Her wardrobe consists of only belly shirts and short shorts or short skirts. Miss Muffin top encourages children of all ages to be just like her by promoting her new favorite cereal Muffin Tops! ( Also available in Lard flavor).Dave DeVries' essence of comic art class.
So all of this work was created between Feb '09 and May '09.
So there is this annual thing around Sept called 24 hour comic book day. This was started by an artist named Scott McCloud and the object of the day is to create a 24 page comic in 24 hours! My friend Jordan and I went to the location in NYC where this was being held which was a comic book shop called Jim Hanley's Universe. Expecting there to be a lot of participants, Jordan and I were surprised to be the youngest of about 10 people. A few of the people were just some random people who enjoyed drawing comics while a few of the others were sort of in the industry and had a few published books. During the 24 hours Neil Adams, a distinguished comics illustrator came in and gave us fried chicken! It turned out that his son was one of the people participating. We also met another comic colorist for Marvel and DC named Tom Chu. So anyway, for my idea for the comic I used my brother's story and then pretty much made up everything else as I went along. You an also see that the drawing quality just declines at the pages go on because my hand just go so tired!! It is much harder than you think to do one page per hour + cover. It may also seem pretty stupid because there was no prior planning except for some of the story. I am hopefully going to take this one day and revamp it really nice to make it look good. Right now just see it as a rough script. Also when this was done with we scanned it and sent it away to a library in Ohio to be archived in the 24 hour comics day file and also sent it to Scott McCloud himself for a chance to be published in a 24 hour comics day book for 2008. These two things were pretty much the only real rules that were set up for this event. The rest was have fun and make a comic! So here is what I did in that 24 hours. Hope to redo this one day it could be awesome. Oh yeah and NO REFERENCE WAS USED thats why it looks all wobbly and funny. =]