Created for "Robo", a gallery show for Light Gray Art Lab.
Inspired by all the absurd action toys my brother and I played with as children, I created a fictitious toy line of toast soldiers that pilot giant toaster mechs. This piece was created in the vein of toy packaging or promotional posters. To go the extra mile, I built two actual Toast Force action figures.
Look at Zombie Pirate
Created for "Boss Rush", a gallery show for Light Gray Art Lab.
Created for a video game boss tribute gallery show, one of my favorites, the Zombie Pirate LeChuck from the point-and-click game franchise Monkey Island.
Created for "Capcom Fighting Tribute", an art book for Udon Entertainment.
This piece was selected for an art book published by Udon Entertainment featuring works based on the vast fighting video game library from Capcom games. For this work I combined the games "Puzzle Fighter" and "Power Stone".
Attack/Defend the Earth
Created for "From the Toy Box", a gallery show for Gallery LTD.
These pieces were created for a gallery show paying homage to our favorite childhood toys. I was a huge fan of anything that transformed as a child so I chose to feature Go-Bots, M.A.S.K., and Rock Lords in a villains vs. heroes diptych.
30 Years Later
Created for "30 Years Later", a gallery show for Gallery 1988.
These pieces were created for a gallery show honoring movies celebrating their 30 year anniversary. Sadly I saw these movies as a child...the years do sneak up on you. There were many to choose from, but I selected two of my all time favs; "Labyrinth", and "Big Trouble in Little China".
Created for "Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking Art Show", a gallery show for Gallery 1988.
This piece was created for a Zoolander tribute art show. I chose none other than the most evil, vile, stylish villain of all time, Mugatu!
(Do you see the hidden message in his hair?)
Exquisite Corpse: Sports Toy
Created for "Night of the Exquisite Corpse", a gallery show for Light Gray Art Lab.
I created and curated a zombie themed, paper toy show with artist Chris Schons. We created a blank paper toy die-line which contributing artists used to create their own mini zombies. The toy was designed so all of the creatures could have their heads, bodies or legs swapped out for another artists design.
My creation was the classic jock zombie. I really like his tiny helmet.
Nice Effin' Model
Created for "Crazy 4 Cult 10", a gallery show for Gallery 1988.
This piece was inspired by the Tim Burton film "Beetlejuice" for the pop culture exhibit Crazy 4 Cult for Cult. I wanted to play with some dynamic angles for this piece similar to the 1990's Beetlejuice cartoon opening, but still pay homage to the film.
Created for "Pokemon: Battle Royal", a gallery show for Light Gray Art Lab.
Created for a Pokemon tribute art show celebrating the original 151 Pokemon. I chose Charizard...the coolest and most bad ass Pokemon of them all.
King of Video Land
Created for "Mike Tyson's Punch Out Tribute", a gallery show for Gallery 1988.
My piece for the NES game Punch Out tribute show was a paper toy I designed of one of the main enemies King Hippo. King Hippo also starred on the 1980's cartoon "Captain N: The Game Master". In that show his design varied greatly from his NES design showing he has a pale turquoise skin color and was always running around with a character called Eggplant Wizard. I incorporated all of these elements into one monstrosity while satiating my passion for paper toys.
Ice Cream Carl
Created for "Dream Arcade", a gallery show for Light Gray Art Lab.
An incredible show for Light Gray Art Lab where each artist created assets for an actual video game. I created the hero Ice Cream Carl. He's a rough and tough, ice cream truck driving, magic scoop wielding dude who is called to the Ice Cringdom at the request of the Neopoliking. He must traverse vanilla cone platforms, molten jam volcanoes and underground chocolate caves to rescue each of the kings three daughters.
Created for "Then/Now: Childhood Revisited" an art book co-created by artist Bob Rissetto and myself.
The cover and an inside panel for an art book about celebrating artists childhood artwork. The book contains artworks from 30 different professional working artists, skillfully recreating drawings, characters and stories created by their childhood selves.
Not So Happy Place
Created for "20 Years Later", a gallery show for Gallery 1988.
This piece was inspired by "Happy Gilmore" as part of a show paying tribute to movies celebrating a 20 year anniversary. It's a little different style than I normally work, but I felt it was the best look for what I was going for...kind of a failed inspirational classroom poster.