The last 6 years have been one heck of an adventure. When we decided to collect our full body of work into The Monster Volume, we didn’t really know what to expect. Printing a larger scale project overseas was definitely a mystery to us, while adding Kickstarter to the mix cranked the roller coaster ride to 11.
Over the last 10 months we have been absolutely blown away by the support from CreatureBoxers across the world. We had our share of bumps, delays and monumental learning experiences, but you guys stood by us while we pushed these crazy cartoons out into the world. We can’t thank you enough for that.
After slaying the Kickstarter shipping dragons, we are excited to announce The Monster Volume will be available in our shop today @ Noon EST (Monday, 5-13-13). This will be the last of our stock and we currently don’t have plans for a reprint. (We love self publishing, but we need to get our butts back behind the art table.) This might be your best chance to grab the creatures before they scurry back under the bed.
If you already have a book in hand, thanks again for the support! Please spread the word so we can find good homes for these little creatures.
We’re looking forward to returning to the blog with new images and projects, so keep your eyes peeled for the next monstrous chapter!
This week we delve into the Slugterra character designs for the Hooligan Crew, a group of thugs that are always up to no good. And you know you’re in for a good day when you’re asked to concept a robo Hyena.
We’ve also been working away on tons of sketch commissions for the Monster Volume Kickstarter Campaign. It’s been a nice break from the computer and we’ve tried to turn the Crazy Knob to 11.
If you’d like to follow along, we’ve expanded our social pixel slingin’ to a couple more locations:
Hope to see you there!
This week we have a peek at the Slugterra character designs for Pinto, everyone’s favorite mole rat…man…
Also, we just added the Digital Collection of our sold-out sketchbook series to the shop! The download is a DRM-Free PDF for your desktop or mobile devices and clocks in at 130 pages of madness. It would probably make a great stocking stuffer, though you probably want to fit an iPad mini in there too.
It’s been an amazing year and we can’t thank you all enough for the support over the last several months. We have lots of plans rolling for 2013 and we can’t wait to share them with you. Have an awesome Holiday!
Once in a while a project comes along that we get pretty darn excited about. This time it came in the form of a screen print poster to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Ratchet & Clank. Obviously we have a love for that lombax and his mechanical compadre like no other, but honoring the duo with a huge poster that GLOWS IN THE DARK was simply mind blowing.
The amazing folks over at iam8bit have the print for sale now! There wont be a lot of them, but we think they’ll look super cool hanging over the mantle while you roast chestnuts and sing carols this winter.
So get ‘em while they last!
And from everyone here at CreatureBox (Dave and Greg), we wish you an amazing and restful Holiday Season! We’ll catch you next year where there is sure to be onslaughts of maniacal robots, hordes of horrid creatures and some poor stranded spaceman that crashed into an unsuspecting planet….again.
This week we have a peek at the Slugterra character designs for Trixie and the ever ominous Dr. Blakk! More to come, including a look some slugs and mecha-beasts. Robots and slugs, wooo!
If you’re in the Burbank area Friday-Sunday we hope to see you at CTN-X!
Slugterra airs weekdays on Disney XD @ 3:30pm EST!
It’s tough to believe, but CTN-X is right around the corner! If you’re not familiar, CTN is a fantastic yearly convention uniting some of the greatest creators and producers within the animation industry. All the major studios are presented alongside a fantastic collection of independent artists and animators. In addition to a vibrant exhibition hall, CTN is home to tons of informative lectures and panels covering virtually every aspect of design and animation production.
We had an absolute blast last year and we couldn’t be more excited to head back to the show next week. We’re still working out a few details of our schedule, but we have a few special events to share:
The outpouring of support for our artbook has been more than we could have ever imagined. To celebrate, we’ll be officially launching the Monster Volume at a special signing during CTN through Stuart Ng books! Copies will be limited so if you’re interested stop by early so we can get a sketch in your book!
A Monstrous Contest
Alongside our book launch, we’ve joined CTN in a fun little creature design contest. Enter for a chance to win a copy of the Monster Volume, an original drawing and more! More details can be found here: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/creature-challenge/
Designing for Games vs Features, Graphic Novels and or Apps
We’ll be joining Doug Tenapel, Michel Gagne, Ryan Woodward and moderator David Breaux Jr. to talk through the ins and outs of character design across a broad range of media. With that lineup, there’s bound to be some wild stories.
How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
Alongside Jed Henry, we’ll be joining our buddy Jake Parker as he moderates a no holes barred Kickstarter panel. We all look forward to digging deep into the nitty gritty of Kickstarter while sharing insight into our crowdfunding rollercoaster rides.
Hope to see you guys there!