Thursday, July 21, 2011

My first Interview and Comic Con!

Hey y'all! Check out this interview I did for the Strange Kids Club! A truly awesome blog about anything monsters and cult! Its the first interview I've ever done!



I'm gonna hold off on part 2 of the Blenderstein Beginnings post, since I'm going to LA for 2 weeks. I'll also be at Comic Con on Sunday. If you see me walkin around, say hi and I'll give you a signed Blenderstein postcard!

I'll look like this:



See ya!

Blenderstein Fanart!

Here's some awesome art I've gotten lately of the cast from my film Blenderstein! I'll update this post if I get more :]


by Tara Billinger


By Dirk Erik Schulz


By Nico Colaleo. Also starring Scribble and Skarfy!


By Vivienne Medrano


By Sara Ho


By Malcom Thomas


By Jessa Lee Rempel

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blenderstein Beginnings part 1

CAUTION! OLD ART ALERT! 2007-2008.


This is the painting that started it all! A color theory piece done in water color for my Intro to Drawing class in my 1st year at SVA.

Here are the first character models of the three villains I did while trying to develop a comic back in 2008. You can see how they probably wouldn't have worked very well in animation...


Dr. Frappe, back then I was calling him Dr. Magnolius Frappe. Kind of more a mix between Mojo Jojo and that monkey from that 90's Mickey cartoon.


Oogle was being called Blenderstein back then but I thought a name change would be more appropriate since Frankenstein's monster was not named Frankenstein. Blenderstein is the brand of blender they use. He is named Oogle after Charles Ogle who played the Frankenstein monster in the early 1910 version.


Boyle, back when I called him Igorf (Frogi backwards, ooh I'm so clever!). I guess I forgot his "special" eye was on the right side. Whoops!


Here's the first drawing of a character that would later become Sydney. This one was done in '07 I think, senior year of high school. I was big into using real photos as textures. Lazy me.


The character's name was Audrey back then and I wanted to do a series of art with her being attacked by various supernatural beings. You can see I didn't really pursue this project.


Her redesign in 2008, when I decided to try to fit her into the comic. The idea of the two-toned hair is visible. Again, I forgot I put it on the other side, hahaha.

I abandoned this idea maybe in late 2008, and didn't go back to it until I started thinking about my thesis.

Sorry for the old art. Part 2 coming soon!

If you haven't seen the film, you probably should.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Watch BLENDERSTEIN!

So that one film I made that I've been talking about for quite a while...is online!

May I present to you, my 4th year thesis film Blenderstein!

Blenderstein! from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.



Give it a view with your peepers, and leave nice comments. I hope you all enjoy it!

-Zach

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some Famous Monsters

These are some drawings I did for my Horror History class back when I was in school (it wasn't THAT along ago, only a few monthes). Since I loved the class so much for my final project I drew little tributes for all the films we had watched in class. Here are some of them, I still have 3 more to color...


Lon Chaney Sr. and Joan Crawford in the "Unknown" 1927


Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in "The Black Cat" 1934


Elsa Lanchester in "Bride of Frankenstein" 1935


Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in Hammer Film's "The Mummy" 1959

More to come, hopefully. All of them were done with prisma color markers and colored pencils on brown recycled hipster paper.