Thursday, March 11, 2010

PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS EXTRA-COLOR.

Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.

I had a lot of fun with my "Quarter 'Kee and Bastard Pistol" thesis, but I wanted to use this semester's project to gently nudge my brain out of its comfort zone and satisfy some rather unrepresented categories in my portfolio. I decided to take on a series of portraits (rather than my usual improvised characters) depicting duos in today's comedy scene (no Laurel and Hardy, sorry). I also wanted to do illustrations that would appeal both to those familiar and unfamiliar with the real-life subjects. Y'know, something to intrigue the uninformed but also reward the hardcore fan. This meant sprinkling in a lot of inside jokes, which I hope will be fun for you guys to see.

The first in my series is one of my favorite working creative teams, Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, the minds behind The Venture Bros. They're probably one of the more atypical duos to choose for this series. But I really like them. And this is my project. So there.

6 comments:

  1. This is AWESOME! I love these guys; their commentaries on the DVDs are hilarious and somewhat insightful of the creative process.

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  2. "Brendan gets free guitars? That pisses me off!! I don't get Free-Anything-Great!"

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  3. I love this, and I barely know what "The Venture Brothers" is.

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  4. This is too awesome. You're my hero.

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  5. Anything "Venture Bros." related gets a free pass by me, but this--this is really cool.

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  6. Very cool - I thought at first Marvel was putting out a Venture Brothers comic and this was the proposed cover... but it wasn't going to be about the venture brothers, just their creators? Anyway! Top notch.

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