Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nate interviewed on Podcast

Click on the headline to go to the website of a new podcast called "Making Comics" and listen to Nate talk it up with a couple of other comic artists!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Recent sketches...



One was for "Sketch Pistols" and the other was for "15 minute sketch challenge"... Hope you dig 'em!

MC

Friday, October 28, 2011

Beorn the Giant


Fan art of the shapeshifting giant from the Hobbit. Surprisingly, there isn't much art done of him. There's some Hilderbrant bros. paintings and and a John Howe piece but that's all I could easily find.

Beorn instantly became my favorite character after reading the Hobbit this year so I was compelled to to do some fanart! I kinda made him a little less human, like he's already half bear in his giant form.

Enjoy!

(and yes I only read the Hobbit this year. Stop with your nerd judging, I had foreign born parents. They didn't' know/care about stodgy Englishmen that liked to write about hairy dwarves and sexy elves)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

contract work

A friend of mine is looking for someone to do weapons and environment concepts for a game they are making. Email me if interested gameyogi@gmail.com
Mike

Monday, September 5, 2011

One more week to go...


Last week to pledge....SUPER ALPHABET picture book for kids on Kickstarter NOW open to "$1" pledges.
Help get it funded. Only a few days left.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/180530905/the-super-alphabet-picture-book video

Mike

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rust Optioned as well

Click on the headline to see the story of Royden's comic being being picked up by Fox to be adapted to film as well.... and the thing hasn't even been printed yet!

WB to adapt Nonplayer

Click on the headline for the article.  TAG's very own Nate Simpson's comic Nonplayer has just been picked up by Warner Bros. to be adapted to film.  Nate also picked up the Russ Manning most promising talent award at Comic Con 2 weeks ago.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beware of Small Woodland Creatures!

I did this for Paizo Publishing's "Misfit Monsters Redeemed" book. Here it is with the logo:
http://paizo.com/store/games/roleplayingGames/p/pathfinderRPG/paizo/pathfinderChronicles/v5748btpy8gnj

Painted in Gouache.
Sorry I can't make it to this weeks TAG, Emily and I are going to be promoting her book at Gen Con. I'll have plenty of nerd stories when I get back though.

-Vin

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sketch from TAG meeting.


I did this sketch at a TAG meeting a few months ago. Hope you dig it and hope to see you there on Tuesday.

-Mike

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Congrats

Congratulations to all at Popcap, I hope the move with EA brings nothing but good times ahead for all of you!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Smashing Ideas is hiring!

I worked for Smashing Ideas for almost four years and have nothing but positive memories; great people, fun work, and an excellent location. SI just partnered with Random House and are making leading edge content for iOS, mobile, and the web.

This the trailer for The War Of The Worlds for iPad:



Some of the current job listings include:
  • Producer - Mobile & Tablet Applications
  • Mid-Senior Level Designer (Freelance)
  • Mid-Senior Level Designer (Interactive)
  • Python/Django Developer (Freelance)
  • Associate Producer - Mobile and Devices Group
  • Senior 3D Artist for All Interactive Screens
  • Senior Developer - Mobile & Devices
Check 'em out! And, if you're interested, you can send your resume and/or portfolio to:


Feel free to send me a message if you'd like more info on my experience at SI!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kabam is Hiring

Click on the title for the link...  It looks like they need a variety of folks... Lead Artist, 2D artist, UI artist, Game Writer, Production Managers.  It appears that they have offices in SF and Redwood Shores (By Redwood City in the Bay Area... not far from where I lived about 3 years ago).

It looks like this company is trying to bridge the gap between Hard Core games and Social games, throwing some MMO elements in for good measure.  This might be a pretty good bet... Zynga's move into the Hard Core-ish game field, Empires and Allies, is doing pretty well on Facebook.

I would, of course, hate to see any TAG members leave the Seattle area, but I know there are folks who are looking for work and I wouldn't want them to miss out on an opportunity.  

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Americas Fighting Dinosaur

Hey gang. I wanted to hare a project i've been working on. And to show this isn't just shameless self promotion, there is a TAG connection. I've been working on a short film project about a T-Rex that fights in World War 2, probably with some photo and video manipulation and some expert interviews. I did quite a few sketches of my main character at TAG, which are nothing to write home about, but I was pleased with the results once they were modeled in 3D. Enjoy!


You can see more at http://americasfightingdinosaur.blogspot.com/
Thanks!
Steve

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stage Hand



Stage Hand concept, model and texture

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

March MODOK Madness 2011!

Check out the contributions from PopCap artists!

the Nebulous.. Torpedo_Snowstorm_SubAtomic




a doodle of (not so) epic proportions

Monday, February 28, 2011

Recent odd thing

This is an odd thing that I did recently.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Whoops?

Did I accidentally delete Stan's post?  If so I'm terribly sorry!  I had posted something here that I had meant to post elsewhere and deleted that post... I didn't think I deleted anything else, but now I don't see what Stan had posted.

At any rate, Stan!  I'm so sorry!  I'm such an idiot!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Project Waldo becomes Nonplayer!


One of our very own TAG North regulars, Nate Simpson, has the first issue of his incredible book coming out in April.  Chick the headline to go to the official website.  Way to go, Nate!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Website Art Director needed

We are looking for a Web Art Director to lead the team who works on our website.  This is an important portal for selling downloads of our games as well as marketing our games to the general public.  This job is based in our Seattle office.

Click on the title for a link to our job website to get the full job description.  Please pass this info along to anyone who you think might be interested in it (and qualified, of course).

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sketchbook preview!

Here is a preview of my FIRST EVER sketchbook, which I'll have for sale at Emerald City Comicon and Spokane Comicon. Huzzah!




Saturday, January 22, 2011

Skull & Scart

I actually had enough time at the last TAG meeting to get a drawing done!  Amazing!  I know it's rather generic, but it's done!  That's gotta count for something, right?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Getting ready for ECCC

Had a good time at TAG last guys!
Here's some stuff I'm doing for the upcoming ECCC...

This is the drawing for the sketchbook I'm putting together, hopefully in time for ECCC!

And here's the piece I did for their Monsters and Dames charity Souvenir book. Actually this pic is updated compared to the one being created for the book. I had to get it done for the deadline but wanted to tweak it a bit further.