Thursday, December 30, 2010


BeastPop's ZOMBAMA RETURNS design has just been awarded the Gold Medal for "Best T-shirt Design of 2010" by TeeZine! I had no idea I was even in the running and it came as a complete surprise! Thanks, TeeZine! I'm very flattered and incredibly honored. I plan on putting out some even more impressive work in 2011.

Monday, December 20, 2010

NOT KOOL! on sale at midnight on TEEFURY!

One of my favorite t-shirt sites, TEEFURY is featuring and selling another one of my shirt designs starting tonight at midnight for one day only! NOT KOOL! is sort of the... bastard cousin, if you will, of my GLASS BAST'RD Kool-Aid Man parody shirt design. They needed a bit of censoring to make it appropriate to sell on the site, so I, needing to pay my bills, eat and buy Christmas presents for my loved ones, agreed to make the changes and submit the censored art. Gone is the middle finger flying and naughty text, and a new spiffy color scheme has been created to go with the new black background. The result is a bold and bossy design that lets everyone know just how rude and nasty a giant pitcher of sugary beverage can be when it comes to destroying children's houses just to quench their thirst.

Save what little Christmas money you may have left and buy a bunch of NOT KOOL! shirts tomorrow on TEEFURY!

You can also give the design some love over at EMPTEES, if you like!


POP-ZOMBIE is up for voting at both DESIGN BY HUMANS and EMPTEES, so help one of your favorite artists out and head over to both sites, register and cast your votes! Please enable my uncontrollable habit of creating goofy pop-art! Thanks!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Finished coloring and mocking-up my POP-ZOMBIE! shirt design. It's been submitted to Design By Humans and should be up for voting soon!

Finished coloring and mocking-up my POP-ZOMBIE! shirt design. It's been submitted to Design By Humans and should be up for voting soon!

Massive BEASTPOP interview over at ZIGGYNIXON's blog!

Ziggy Nixon, perpetrator of the amazing blog bearing his same dubious and obviously pseudonymous name wherein he "interview(s) extremely talented and clever people in the 'design' field", has run out of extremely talented and clever people to interview, so he has chosen to inverview yours truly instead!
Read the entire interview, wherein I spew forth like an incontinent racehorse about everything you could possibly want to know about me (except THAT, you perv)!
Check out some of his other interviews while you're there and be sure to visit his LITTLE ZIGGY blog where he creatively works out some sort of bizarre midget fetish he apparently has.


Pierre Fournier runs a pretty doggone cool blog called FRANKENSTEINIA: THE FRANKENSTEIN BLOG, and he recently spotlighted (spotlit?) my WE BELONG ALIVE Bride of Frankenstein design which was sold as part of a breast-cancer fundraiser at FRIGHT-RAGS.COM.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Bride and Pierre is commemorating the occasion by featuring various Bride-related artworks all this week. Head on over and check out his blog. If you love old-skool monsters (Frankenstein in particular, obviously) it should be right up your alley.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Howdy, folks. BeastPop's stupid-popular, infamous and elusive ZOMBAMA RETURNS design is being printed starting tonight over at QWERTEE.COM, the UK's newest, coolest shirt company.
Check it out and order a couple. Even if you don't live in the UK/Europe, their shipping rates are still reasonable, so don't let this opportunity pass you by again. It will be on sale for 3 days only starting on Dec 13th at 6:00 PM Eastern US time.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Miscellaneous designs in-progress!

Simple, fun shirt designs in-progress!




"NOT KOOL" coming to TEEFURY DECEMBER 21st!!

UPCOMING SHIRT PRINTING ALERT! -- GLASS BAST'RD will be printed over at on December 21st! It's going to have to be slightly censored, though (so as not to offend the more sensitive t-shirt fans out there), so I altered the design and changed the name to "NOT KOOL". Glass Bast'rd is no longer flipping the bird, and the text has been removed. Oh, and the shirt will be printed on black, too, since that's a more popular color and nobody wants yellow or blue shirts!
Save your dough, mark your calendars and stay alert!


BeastPop's GLASS BASTR'D design is up for voting at the UK's newest t-shirt site sensation, QWERTEE.COM!
Head on over and cast your vote to get this shirt printed an on your body! Even if you don't live in the UK, their shipping rates are still reasonable, so show your support and cross your fingers!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

VOTE FOR BEASTPOP! ON QWERTEE! is a new shirt-a-day t-shirt company which seems to be the UK's version of TeeFury with a little dash of Threadless thrown in. Unlike TeeFury, Qwertee utilizes a member voting method to rate submitted designs. It looks like a great addition to the global t-shirt marketplace and community, and I've jumped aboard this train in anticipation of good things along the way.

BeastPop! has 3 designs up so far for voting, and it looks like the ubiquitous and enduring favorite ZOMBAMA will be the first of my designs printed by them. You can still vote for it anyway, if you like.
Also up for voting are the PAKKU-MAN Pac-Man/Samurai mashup design and the infamous SLAVE I RACER Boba Fett/Speed Racer mashup design. Vote for 'em both and we'll see how the cards play out. Even if you're in the US, vote for 'em anyway -- it'll get us one step closer to getting them printed over here.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Finished and cleaned inks for my Death of Pac-Man design entitled ACT IV: 'Til Death.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More GO, SLAVE I RACER, GO!! colors to choose from!

Beefed up and adjusted the design a bit thanks to some suggestions from the folks on
We've got the design on Army, Red, Heather, Gold, Black and Turquoise.
Whaddaya think?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

BEAST DU JOUR #13: "Tuberous Squom"

The Tuberous Squom is an organism that has a rather odd life cycle. The offspring are "planted" in the ground and resemble the large seeds of a certain type of plant life favored by an avian species. These winged creatures will swoop down and snatch the fetal Squoms out of the ground, take them back to their nests and store them for food to be eaten by their young once they hatch. The Squom will rapidly develop once in senses it is in the higher altitude of the nest and began feasting on the avian eggs before they hatch, fueling its continued rapid growth. When the mother returns to its nest, a battle begins to determine whether the Squom will survive in it's strength by defeating and consuming the adult avian, or perish in its weakness as the adult avian extracts its vengeance on the young Squom for consuming all of its young. If the Squom begins to overcome the avian in combat, the avian will most likely take flight and flee the nest, whereupon the Squom will latch onto the avian as it attempts to flee. The added weight of the Squom renders flight near impossible, especially in its injured state, and the wounded, burdened avian will glide to the ground, struggling all the while to dislodge its tenacious passenger. This is how the Squom escapes the dangerously high nest and returns to ground. When the two beasts finally make landfall, the Squom will attempt to kill and eat the avian, which by this point is fairly easy given the exhaustion and injuries of its prey.

When the Squom grows to adulthood it becomes a towering, leathery, lumbering mass, moving about with a deceptive lethargy that quickly dissolves once it is threatened or attacking prey. It can hunch down and sort of fold itself up into a rounded, stationary shape, appearing as a large stump or boulder to its land-based prey. The Squom will sit silently and motionless until its prey wanders into close proximity, whereupon the Squom will unfurl itself with lightning speed, snatching its prey with its long arms and grasping fingers, drawing it to the Squom's mouth, where it can be quickly paralyzed with its stinging mouth tentacles, or simply have its neck broken by its powerful arms.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SHE-SPARTAN (in yellow)

I worked up a screen-print friendly version of my yellow SHE-SPARTAN design on a black shirt. It's up at EMPTEES.COM for comments and critiques, so stop by and give it some love.

Monday, November 8, 2010

SHE-SPARTAN (in green)

I worked up a screen-print friendly version of my green SHE-SPARTAN design on a black shirt. It's up at EMPTEES.COM for comments and critiques, so stop by and give it some love.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


The genesis of this design came from a sketching session for a different Boba Fett related design. I was trying to nail the details of it and it just wasn't coming together, so I decided to set it aside for a while and turn my attention to something different. I had already gathered a plethora of reference for Fett, though (and it's not as if I have to dig for that -- my collection is full of Fett-related images and paraphernalia), and I already had Fett on the brain (again, what's new), so I decided to brainstorm something else Fett-centric I could work on that would satisfy my Fettish.

I came across some reference images in my "idea" file of the old cheesy Speed Racer pose where Speed is performing some sort of awkward "action" pose that looks as if he might be attempting to play invisible tennis while skipping across a field of flowers (I dunno) with his Mach 5 car behind him. I immediately envisioned Fett substituting for Speed Racer and thought this would be the perfect parody commentary on Lucas' seemingly "dumbing down" the Star Wars universe via the prequels. Even what Lucas did with Fett from Empire to Return of the Jedi seemed disrespectful and silly. This is the guy that has made a name for himself and survived many years bringing in the galaxy's biggest bounties, yet he gets smacked with a pole and is sent screaming into the mouth of the Saarlac pit, seemingly to his doom. So, why not take the baddest bounty hunter in the galaxy and one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars Universe and shoehorn him into some cheesy Japanese anime format, and I could even incorporate his bad-ass ship, the Slave I, into the design as well. I mean, for crying out loud, Fett and Slave I have the same exact paint job and weathering -- how cool is that!

I set out doing the drawing and for once I thought I should alter my style a bit to hew more closely to the original image so as to hammer the point home more accurately. Usually I just do my typical 98% brush and ink technique and leave it at that (which gives me a nice controllable variety of line weights), but since the original Speed Racer image was taken from the animation, there is no line weight variation to be found. This meant I had to do the illustration entirely in pen, which is something I haven't done in a long long time. It was a bit nerve-wracking, because I have a much steadier line when inking with brush, but I pulled it off without any glaring errors and proceeded to bring it into the digital realm to attack it with color. You can see from the pencils to inks that I decided Fett's head was too awkwardly small and I also decided to enlarge Fett to make his ship appear a bit smaller and less overpowering behind him. This was easily accomplished because I had inked Fett and the Slave I separately, so it was a simple matter of resizing them in Photoshop.

The colors proved to be tricky, however. I had originally thought I could keep the colors very flat and simple to match the original Speed Racer image, but Fett and the Slave I simply cannot be handled so... flatly. You just have to incorporate most of their distinctive weathering, paint scrapings and wear or they just look too clean and neat -- and that's not what Fett's about, man! So, I had to go back in and try and match the weathering patterns as closely as I could (thanks to Chronicle Books fabulous STAR WARS CHRONICLES book for Slave I model reference), which took quite a bit of time and effort.
Anyway, here's the final results, in two different color schemes. I couldn't get too fancy with the colors, cause you have to keep them down to a workable number and they're pretty much pre-chosen for you. Hope you like, and I hope we'll be seeing this printed sometime soon! If you've read this entire post, you probably deserve some sort of medal for attention-span or something!