posted by Jose on Dec 31
I wasn’t going to post anything Teen Heaven related, since it’s been a struggle trying to get this thing done. And I’ve been going on about it for the last ten years. But then I thought, as a birthday present to myself, I’ll post a few pages from what I’ve been picking at. I think I may finally have a system to get this thing out of my head and onto the screen/page. It’s been start/stop, start/stop, fix, redo, start/stop since (literally) ten years ago.
I have a schedule worked out for kicking it with this thing on a regular basis, and I still plan to post a panel daily (or about daily) at www.teenmtp.com . I have an upcoming gig that’s going to take me out of the loop for about a month or two, but I do have things set up in a way that I’d be able to jump right back into rocking this comic soon after said gig is done. At least that’s what I hope. I’ve been jonesing to do the writing/drawing/coloring/comics thing again.
So in the meantime, I hope you dig what I’m putting down. Keep in mind, these are works in progress.
This is from the story’s intro.
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As you see, it’s still in various forms of progress, but it’s getting there.
Remember, this will be serialized on www.teenmtp.com (hopefully starting mid-2014) . For an example of how this will flow, read the original strip.
That’s all for 2013! Thanks for bearing with my dozens of posts today. If all works out I’ll be posting more next year and beyond. No more of this lump sum business.
Everybody have fun tonight, reflect, love the ones you’re with. Be safe out there, and I’ll see you in 2014!
posted by Jose on Dec 31
In June of 2011, I got lucky and landed a dream job- Character Designer on the Nickelodeon reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s one of the most exciting, yet the most challenging job I’ve ever had. For real. It’s pretty hard. Two and a half years and a load of designs later, I’m still there and still getting my butt kicked. The ultra talented TMNT crew at Nick is constantly raising the bar, thus keeping me on my toes every step of the way. To help with this, I thought it would be a fun idea to draw the characters I was assigned in my own style and hopefully become familiar with the subject before moving on with the character turns. I did a couple Weekend Sketch style character sheets for these dudes before realizing that time is of the essence, and I really need to get moving on the actual turns.
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Chong a.k.a spyroach
this one was a bit of a fail. Didn’t really get anywhere with it.
Chong a.k.a Cockroach Terminator A
This is more like it…
Chong a.k.a Cockroach Terminator B
this is the molted version of Cockroach Terminator A
This is Justin, he’s a Kraang experiment
And finally, we have the Kraang Serpent a.k.a Sheldon the Sensual Sea Serpent
These pages were fun. I should make these retroactively, for all the fun characters I’ve designed since these. Trust me, there’s a lot of fun creatures showing up in the coming seasons.
These characters are from season 01. The show is currently airing its second season, with new episodes to return February 2nd 2014. 11:00 am (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Check your local listings!
posted by Jose on Dec 31
So, where do I begin with these? A little over 3 years ago I moved to Los Angeles. Prior to that, I spent my entire life in the Chicagoland area. In the last year and a half of my life in Chicago, I produced a weekly sketch page which documented upcoming events for the coming weekend. After the move to LA, being new in town, newly married, extremely broke and eventually very busy, I never got the feel for LA nightlife. Hopefully that will change soon and I’ll be able to get back to the Weekend Sketch thing. Because they were fun. And they kept me on my toes. Since then, I’ve tried in vain to create a similar sketch style page, but have yet to accomplish one that I could keep up with on a regular basis.
Here are a couple of the failures.
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This one was to be called “The Randomy”, in which I would use random internet news, memes, etc. instead of events. I hardly got halfway into it when I put it down and forgot about it. Perhaps I’ll try it again. or not.
I then attempted to do a character page for each of my Teen Heaven characters. These I’m pretty sure I’ll continue when I get back into the swing. This is for ADAM, a member of the Teen Heaven band.
After this, I just did a few full page sketches called “Internet House Party”. Just a bunch of sketches done a bit at a time until the page is full. For now this seems like the best fit, so I’ll be keeping these up. Or so I tell myself.
And this is just some random,off the top of the dome style comic. Scam Lite, named after a small comic series I did in 2006. I might keep adding to this one, so stay tuned.
More are posts coming up!
As always and forever, this has been a Comeups Sensation.
posted by Jose on Dec 31
Well, here I am, back in the cut(kinda). As I said in my last post, this year was a really busy one, yet yielded very little I can post. It was pretty much TMNT and Captain Underpants. During meetings and downtime, I did manage to sneak some sketch time in. Here are a few:
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I don’t exactly know the dates which these were drawn. Most were done a little at a time over a few days/weeks/months. I just know they were done in 2012/2013
More posts coming right up!
posted by Jose on Dec 13
Kinda sucks to realize I have not updated this blog in 2013. At all. Not once.
I’ve been pretty caught up at the day gig, designing characters for TMNT. Obviously, I’m fortunate to work on such a great job with am amazing crew. Unfortunately, I’ve been pretty spent on my time off. Not that I haven’t been working on some personal stuff, it’s just been a little bit at a time.
Anyway, I have some time off coming up soon, and I plan to post a bunch of the sketches and previously unseen artwork I’ve done over the past couple years. I’ll also post all of my TMNT work I’m allowed to show.
So, I’ll be seeing you in a week or so with same brand newness!
posted by Jose on Dec 22
Been a long minute since the last art post. The day gig has kept me pretty well occupied, so I haven’t had much time to contribute posts to the world wide web…
Anyway, I’m heading back to Chicago, and as such I’ve sketched up a little something. I didn’t really list many events, but if you’re in the area drop me a line and perhaps we’ll meet up.
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posted by Jose on Aug 23
Here’s the theme song for the new TMNT . I’m spazzed that some elements of my work on the show made it into the intro. There will be a one hour premiere on Nickelodeon September 29th 2012. 11am. Check local listings.
posted by Jose on Jun 14
Yo Gang, it’s been a minute.
I have been working a lot lately, mostly on this , hence the lack of recent posts. I’m proud of what we’ve been doing at Nick, and I think you’ll agree once you see the results (this fall sometime). It’s going to be huge.
Anyway, I’m doing a bit of restructuring here. I’m moving all my work from www.littlebrownheart.com over to this site and creating new artwork for the design.(you can catch a glimpse of the bg work in progress in the background)
I want this to be the definitive spot for everything I’ve done (or at least everything I’m legally allowed to show). I’m taking down Little Brown Heart, and the url will redirect here.
Can’t wait to show off the new works!
posted by Jose on Mar 24
Snuck this one up on ya!
One time only, read it, live by it, enjoy!!
Hope to catch some of you out. Let’s celebrate!!
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Peaches and cream,
posted by Jose on Mar 19
…and here’s some more goodies. Hope you’re all having a good weekend! I have a date with the wife! Movies! Drinks! and Other Stuff!!!!
Chicago, I can’t wait to see you next week!
in the meantime..
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