Sunday, July 29, 2007

Jenn & Bueno: Homepage Art

I've given the official Studio Bueno homepage a bit of a facelift. The basic layout is largely the same as it's been for ages, but I've made a few tweaks here and there. The main change is a new homepage image of Jenn & Bueno (which is just generic enough to probably be utilized for other uses if need be).

Feel free to check out the site if you wish, but for your convenience, here's the Jenn & Bueno picture in all its separate glory, plus your usual peek at the original pencils! Enjoy.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Jenn & Bueno: French Fry Surprise!

Okay, so here's that comic I mentioned last week but never got around to posting. Jenn & Bueno in their first solo sequential! The concept for this actually comes from a friend who said the idea came to her in a random daydream (needless to say I was amazed to learn someone other than me was daydreaming about my characters).

I took her concept, added a couple of twists of my own, and here you have the final, two-page product. Enjoy!


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Heydaze: Potter Party!

I know I said in the previous post that there'd be a new Jennifer & Bueno comic up later this week...but I've postponed that comic in favor of this one I've just done. The other one I was referring to will come next week. (And Jenn & Bueno are in this current one too, so you still get to see them...because I know that' important to you or something...)

As anyone not living under a rock knows, the world has once again been swept by Harry Potter Mania as the seventh and final book is released this weekend. I decided it was only fair that the characters in my seldom-done comic, Heydaze, should experience the fun as well. This was sort of a last minute idea, so the art remains in original black-and-white pencil form so I could get it done while it was still relevant. Of course most of you seem to enjoy my pencils best anyway, so there you go. Enjoy!


Monday, July 16, 2007

Heydaze: Soundwave iPod Commercial

With all the "Transformers" hype in the air lately thanks to the movie, I've been forcibly experiencing a lot of nostalgia. (I saw the movie this weekend. Very dumb, but it made me feel like I was about 9 years old again, which is sort of what I hoped for, and in that regard I really enjoyed it!)

Here's a short Heydaze comic inspired by the old-school Transformers and the modern-day Mac vs. PC commercials. Enjoy!


Also, I've got a short Jennifer & Bueno comic that I've been working on which should also be posted in a couple of days. So if you actually like that rarest of occasions when I actually do comics, then it looks like it's your week! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Great Scott!

Considering that the "Back to the Future" trilogy is probably my favorite set of movies ever, it's kind of amazing that I've never really done any sort of BTTF fan art. Well, a recent thread on the Drawing Board (draw any character who has "doctor" in their title), finally paved the way for some. Here's a quick-ish Doctor Emmett L. Brown. GREAT SCOTT! Enjoy.


Sunday, July 08, 2007

Jenn & Bueno: Keepin' It Pool

Just another Jenn & Bueno illustration. This time they're at the pool. And I really don't have anything of any more depth to say about it than that! Enjoy.


Sunday, July 01, 2007


My apologies for the longer-than-usual delay in posting! I've been working on a commission that's temporarily minimized my time for the just-for-fun stuff. However, I saw "Ratatouille" this weekend and had to take the time to slap together some fan art! Therefore, here we have Linguini, Remy and Colette.

"Ratatouille" was probably the most highly anticipated movie of this year for me, and it didn't disappoint in the least! Pixar's lived up to their quality expectations once more, and director Brad Bird in particular can apparently do no wrong.

Entertaining story, great characterization, loads of humor and just plain stunning animation. Basically everything you need to make a great animated movie, but everything that seems to be missing from so many of them today. I'm a huge fan of traditional animation and not quite so much one of computer animation, but Pixar makes me forget that every time.

Surely I can't be the first to make the analogy, but one thing I liked so much about this movie is that it captures the spirit of great cartoons of old. It's like a more fully developed classic Looney Tunes cartoon (I'm specifically thinking of the ones by Chuck Jones). For some reason no one has apparently been able to capture that exact spirit for a few decades now (even great modern cartoons are just different) but that spirit is resurrected, alive and well in this film.

If you keep your eyes peeled you can even catch an obscure background cameo by an obscure villain from "The Incredibles" (along with a couple of other nods to past Pixar films, as is their custom every time).

The animated short that preceded the movie was cute too, but not my most favorite of their shorts.

I can't say any and everyone will love Ratatouille to the extreme degree to which I did, but I can pretty much promise any and everyone who likes good movies will really enjoy themselves.

Now when can I go see it again?