Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"The Elephant Woman"

The above illustration was my contribution for Eat Your Art Out V: "Carnival After Dark," this past weekend. "The Elephant Woman" measures 11 x 14", and was painted in ink and watercolors on paper. It was inspired by a conversation about circus freaks that I had with funny-man, comic book & video artist, Nico Colaleo.

Many thanks to everyone who helped put this year's EYAO such a phenomenal success. And congrats to the Angel City Derby Girls for pulling off yet another amazing, art-fueled fundraiser.

"Don't run away, cause that's the deal with it. You gotta turn around, never let your guard down."

Raz Jam!

I was fortunate to be a part of the very first Raz Jam for the web comic, RAD RAZ. Creator and fellow Titmouser, Jack Cusumano, had myself and a several other artists from the studio each rock a panel for the strip. The result is an ass-tastic comedy comic, done exquisite corpse-style!

To see the strip and become a follower of Raz's misadventures, visit Dumm Comics now.

"You might get lit like the front of a spliff, for running off at your lips, talkin' dat nonsense!"
- King Gum Crosland

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Back In Black, White & Red

Hello, everybody! Long time, no blog. I sorta dropped off the face of the interweb, at the end of last year. But my disappearing act was with good reason. 

Just after Thanksgiving, I was fortunate to be hired on at Titmouse, Inc, the amazingly kick-ass cartoon studio behind Venture Bros, Metalocalypse, Freaknik: The Musical and lots, lots more. And when I started my job there, I also started full-on production of my next graphic novel project. So for just over two months, I was learning the ins-and-outs of character design by day, and cranking away on hand-painted comic pages by night. Something had to give. So I did what any respectable artist hermit would do -- I kissed my social life goodbye, abandoned my social media outlets, and hunkered down for the long haul.

Thanks to the monkey gods of comics and cartoon culture, I survived the crushing lack of time. Even better, the graphic novel project just wrapped, this month. Thus, I'm back to my old tricks! I've got oodles of art fun planned for 2012. So, once again, you can stay tuned to this blog for news and updates. In the meantime, enjoy these fine doodles, executed during my daily commute!

"Don't want security to get suspicious! Mr. Pibb and Red Vines = crazy delicious!"
- David V Crosland, AKA The King Gum