Thursday, September 29, 2011


The Galerie Arludik in Paris has a special UN MONSTRE A PARIS exhibition running. For a taste of the incredible artwork created for the film check out the online gallery

I'm so excited that the release of A MONSTER IN PARIS is imminent! It hits cinemas in France on October 12th. I'll miss the crew screening although I hope to see it soon after.
Here's the first interview with Bibo (en francais) with some new footage, behind-the-scenes work and some of my storyboards. I hope to post more boards once the film is releasd on dvd, until then I'll post officially released artwork on English and French blogs dedicated to the project.

A new clip has surfaced online too . . .

One of my old favourite Parisian haunts, Galerie Arludik, will soon be hosting an exhibition of some of the amazing artwork that went into the making of the film. The poster features one of Aurelian Predal's superb colour keys painted over a Story sketch by moi!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bad Habit

Arch Story Man Bishop John Hoffman commissioned me to make a pin up for his 'Nun With 2 Guns' comic book, which I graciously volunteered for free.  John has spent way too many long & lonely nights pencilling, inking and colouring this 600 page tome due to debut at APEcon next month.

My protracted research process included committing the New Testament to memory and a fruitless consultation session with an order of nuns under a strict vow of silence. This left me with very little time to actually develop a good idea so I just drew zombies.
Once I had finalised the highly detailed composition I applied an experimental and unorthodox colour theory-
Et voila-the final piece-I had to beg John not to use this as the cover for his book so it will be in the fine company of Padre Jamie Baker, Father Scott Morse and Rev. W. J. Caldwell amongst others. . .

Friday, September 09, 2011

Line of Action

In Gesture Class I've been advocating capturing the line of action/basic shape in a broad colour stroke then working in on top of that with a finer pen.  It seems to generate more spontaneous interpretations of a pose.