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Friday, December 14, 2012

Thunderball storyboards

As all five of you know, Thunderball is my favorite Bond film, and here are some storyboards from that film.

I had coffee and toast for breakfast.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Please stop posting Jurassic Park 3 stuff!"


My grandparents

On my mom's side. Josefa and Francisco Rivera, with some pictures of them from when they were younger behind them. Credit for this pic goes to my brother Bob.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jurassic Park 3- Spinosaur Attack comprehensive rough

This was done in preparation for a larger study in color.

I had cereal, juice and a banana for breakfast.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jurassic Park 3- Early plane crash set study

They wanted to build this on one of the stages at Universal, which is what I think they ended up doing, and this was one of my really early thoughts.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Grey Alien filmed by KGB!

Found this on Youtube. It's pretty well done if you're into alien conspiracy stuff like I am.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Joe Jump- Blogthar's ship bridge

I don;t know what any of you were doing in May of '06, but I was doing this thing.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jurassic Park 3- Spinosaur fight ideas

these two images are kind of a rough schematic for the events leading up to the big fight.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jurassic Park 3- Spinosaur attack rough

I did a bunch of these roughs for this sequence, and had a ball doing them.

Jurassic Park 3- Ingen lab ideas

Jurassic Park 3- rough for rex/spino fight

I'm not wild about the idea that the Spino's leaving his or her feet in this drawing, and I don't know what possessed me to do this other than I was fifteen years younger and was jazzed to be working on a JP film.

I had coffee and toast for breakfast.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jurassic Park 3- Spinosaur chase

I remember the idea of the Spino getting stuck in a grove of trees and not being able to get to its quarry did make it into the picture...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Juassic Park 3- Spinosaur attack

I spent a few months in 2000 working on the third Jurassic Park film, and I have a bunch of artwork that I'm gonna post, like the sketch here.

Here's the first of many to come. I primarily worked on stuff from the Spinosaurus sequences.

May the force be with you.

I had Zankou Chicken for dinner.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Joe Jump- Overlord's place

So, this is the bad guy's abode in Joe Jump, the movie that ended up becoming Wreck it Ralph. You can see the lava lamp lava flowing through toward the palace, from the volcano to here. Yeah, that's a pagoda made out of bones.

I had coffee and toast for breakfast.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Joe Jump- Lizard City

This was early on, showing what a city/game level of lizards would look like:

And here's a few vehicles, capable of sticking to the highway, upside-down, sideways or otherwise...

Bla, bla, bla...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Joe Jump- Lava Lamp Volcano

So this was a level that was basically a volcano, but the lava had this lava lamp kinda quality to it, and here it is:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Joe Jump: Battle Beast

A few years ago, I worked on a show at Disney Feature Animation (as it was called back then) on a show called Joe Jump for a very nice man and very good director names Sam Levine. That film was never made, but evolved into the film called Wreck-it Ralph that just opened this week, so I thought I would share a few images from that show, starting with this one.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Friday Afternoon Cartoon- The Scooby Doo Project

Been really too busy to post, but here you go:

If you liked (or hated) The Blair Witch Project...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thunderball my favorite James Bond film of all time. From Russia With Love is very good, and so is Goldfinger, but Thunderball was the first Bond film I saw on the ABC Sunday Night Movie in the 1970's. 

A painting from the great Frank McCarthy.

Old Movie makeup, Lon Chaney and John Chambers

When I first started out in this business, I heard a lot of strange stories about John Chambers, who was the makeup man on the Planet of the Apes films from the 1970's. I'd heard silly stuff like he was the guy in the suit in the classic Patterson Bigfoot footage from around that time, as well as even stranger stuff like him working for the government. I thought the stories were fun but outlandish, but listening to a video today brought all those tales back up again.

Anyway, here's the Patterson Bigfoot footage:

And here's the video, which talks about old movie makeup and mentions Chambers in a way that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up in a deja vu kinda way:

I'm not saying that he was in the Bigfoot footage or that any of the stuff I heard were anything but Hollywood gossip/hearsay, but the stories were really fun and this Aint It Cool video brought all of this stuff back up for me.

PS- I also worked with Mike Westmore on Deep Space Nine and First Contact, and he was just the nicest man, despite some of the stuff that Harry talks about Bud Westmore and his time at Universal, although some of the Creature of the Black Lagoon stories about Bud around town don't really cast him in a good light.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hieroglyph and Warhead: Fish Mummy

From issue two of Hieroglyph. There's an intricate history/backstory that I've created for the novel and the comic book, and this fish mummy guy is part of one of the ancient cultures of the planet. A lot of this is just based on my love for all cultures, particularly the Ancient World. I researched Mediterranean frescoes and Pre-Columbian burial practices for this panel.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Heiroglyph and Warhead: The Great Pyramid

I've come to the conclusion that I have not made enough of an effort to explain the connection between Hieroglyph, but four-issue comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics in 1999, and Warhead, my novel published in 2010 by Reliquary Press.

Both stories are set on the planet Ishun, and the Great Pyramid, depicted below on page 11 and 12 of issue one of Hieroglyph, is one of the setting in Warhead, but three thousand years later.

Anyway, here you go:


I had coffee and toast for breakfast.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Disneyland: Jungle cruise

I had a salad for lunch.

Mummy of the Day Returns!!!!!

It will be dark and you're going to hurry from your car to your front door, trying to find your keys and get inside. As you put the key into the doorlock, look over your shoulder.

I'll be there:)

The Eight Wonder of the World!

Just because...

Prey storyboards- Warning: Not for kids!

I worked on the film adaption of the late Michael Chricton's novel about nanotechnology, which really never got off the ground.

That used to be my fax machine number, lol. I think if you try it now, you'll get Mcdonald's.