Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ten Monsters in a Bed


Do you like burps, slurps, snores or sneezes? How about monsters? What about monsters that burp, slurp, snore or sneeze (and fart)? Well, then, here's the book for you- Ten Monsters in a Bed!



A fun, colorful, noisy picture book- perfect to read before bedtime! It's published by Templar Publishing, the same wonderful UK publisher that I illustrate the shark series- Harry Hammer for!

 Templar's description-


In this play on '10 in a bed', 10 monsters are very squished on a bunk bed. On each spread, a monster gets pushed out on to the floor, where readers can press them to hear the fun sounds they make, for example: snoring, scratching, burping, slurping, sniffing and farting.

In each spread, a different noisy monster is kicked out of the top bunk bed by his fellow monsters, where the reader can press a button to activate that monster's noise.



Some near-final sketches of the ten monsters-

Pick up your copy here-

Templar Publishing
Book Depository
Waterstones
Amazon UK
Amazon US

Some early nice reviews-

Read it Daddy!
Red Reading Hub

PS- Sorry for the long time of (8 months!) lack of blogging- I've been posting all news on my Facebook and Twitter but I'll try to add more big news here when I can!

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Harry Hammer Book Series


Covers for books 1 and 2- Shark School and Shark Star

Announcing the new book series Harry Hammer, about the funny adventures of a hammerhead shark boy. Books 1 and 2 are out now, followed by 3 and 4 in August, with more next year.

More info from Templar Publishing-

"Welcome to Shark Point, a beautiful rural reef community where different species of fish live side by side! Young Harry Hammer would give his right fin to be as fast as a blue shark, as cool as a tiger shark, or as downright terrifying as a great white. Determined to prove that he's just as brave, tough and scary as any fish in the sea, Harry throws himself into a series of daring adventures, in which only his loyal friends – and his own unique hammerhead abilities – keep him out of trouble."


Sea creatures that dwell on the chapter head pages-
Sample spreads from book 1-


Thursday, March 07, 2013

Cartoon Network Animation Academy




 I was contacted by TBWA/RAAD to design and illustrate characters to appear
on a series of advertisements for Cartoon Network's Animation Academy.

The characters are in three separate groups (humans, monsters and superheroes)
and all are in unfinished states, bored and waiting to be completed by animators at the school.

Character development and exploration below the ads.
 




Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Twelve Burps of Christmas!


The Twelve Burps of Christmas
George Brown, Class Clown's First Super Special! 

Green burp juice on Santa's beard, ugly Christmas sweaters, embarrassing holiday decoration destruction all in the latest George Brown book!

Synopsis-
"In the first Super Special of Nancy Krulik's popular series, George stars in two stories! Between the class play and his old best friend's surprise visit, the Christmas celebrations are shaping up to be a season of fun! But of course the magic burps--an even dozen of them--put a crazy spin on all his plans. If only Santa could leave George a cure for burps under the tree!"

Buy it online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound.

A few fun festive spreads-








Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dracola- RC Cola Halloween

Dracola! Special-edition, glow in the dark, blood-red Halloween label for RC Cola UK.

At Asda stores throughout England. Or order online HERE.  






Wednesday, September 26, 2012

O.D.H.O.R


Introducing the stinky agents of...

Over-the Hill Disgruntled Henchmen Organization Reunion (O.D.H.O.R.)

All of your favorite evil underlings from 80s TV shows, all together in one place, complaining about their demanding bosses and annoying goody-two-shoes enemies. 

For the upcoming Strange Kid Club's Strange Kid Comix Magazine - Issue #3







Monday, April 09, 2012

Pocket God- The Perfect Swarm



"The Perfect Swarm"

Here's a new poster I've illustrated for the popular "Pocket God" iOS game. This episode is titled "The Perfect Swarm" and is a 2012 Apocalypse themed update. More from the Bolt Creative blog-

Episode 44 introduces a new room inside the temple’s Chamber of Time, and it’s truly yucky and weird! Once you go inside, an enormously disgusting Locust Queen awaits who can birth to a swarm of locusts, as long as she is given sustenance. And you probably know what that food is.

 With this episode, there's also a cool Mondo expansion pack to decorate your islands in nerdy fashion- designed by friend and awesome illustrator Josh Ellingson. Read more about the update at Bolt Creative's website.


Bolt Creative also asked if I had any ideas for Pygmy locust related deaths.  
Here's my two death concepts- both are in the game-

 
Poster Design thumbnails-
Locust Queen Final Design Pencils-


Locust Queen In-game Concepts-

 
 "The Perfect Swarm" trailer-

 

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Speedo Sea Squad


Sea Squad Assemble! 

For the last few years, I've been designing, illustrating and animating
a re-branding project for Speedo "Learn to Swim" children's product range. 

The five Sea Squad characters appear on swimming suits, pool products, packaging, in-store advertising, online game and website.

See more here-

Battle the evil Dr. Kittycrab and his nasty minions in-

Attack of the Robofish game
  
The Speedo Sea Squad website, packaging and logo design
by the talented crew at The Late Night Salon


Action Pose!
Sea Squad buddies
In-store characters in Asia
Swim Toys and Accessories Packaging

Learn to Swim Products and Toys
Evil Robofish
Attack of the Robofish game background
Attack of the Robofish game background 02
Website

Monday, February 06, 2012

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Giant Nostrils and Burp Boxes!

The Burp Box

There's been two new belchy releases in the George Brown, Class Clown world recently! 

First out is the noisy Burp Box! It's the first George Brown box set containing books one to four. Plus there's a button on the box that unleashes a super burp sound effect to help with your reading.

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Help! I'm Stuck in a Giant Nostril! Cover

 Next out is book six in the series- Help! I'm Stuck in a Giant Nostril! It's my favorite cover so far and it was lots of fun drawing up moldy toes and dripping noses. The book bio- 

Despite George's best efforts to rid himself of the curse of the burps, those magical and pesky belches are still following him everywhere he goes - even on his class trip to the science museum. If circulating through a human heart or sliding down the nostril of a giant nose sound wild, just wait until the burps attack!

Find out more at the George Brown, Class Clown website

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 Spreads from the book-
 




 All six George Brown, Class Clown covers (so far) -