GOJIRA! (a.k.a. GODZILLA!)

Godzilla’s true name is GOJIRA, a contraction of the Japanese words for “gorilla” and “whale” (much like MAGNITUDE’s name is a contraction of “Magnetic” and “Attitude”).

My variation on big G was done for a Kaiju fan in an internet Secret Santa exchange. I wanted to incorporate a few more theropod dinosaur features while still keeping him recognizable (something the 90s American movie failed to do). Overall I think it worked so-so. I’d like to take another shot at him sometime.

Please don’t let the lighting fool you: this Gojira is the proper charcoal gray with no green in him.

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Shaun of the Dead

Another one from the vault (or maybe crypt…)

This was done for the English charity Childline. I knew I wanted something loose, cartoony, and caricatured, so I asked my friend Daniel Lundie to design it (hence the “Woot! Dan waz here!” grafitti on the tombstone). Not only because he can nail caricature, has a wonderfully perverse sense of humor in his drawing, but also because he’s British. For some reason I didn’t think I could nail the Englishness of Shaun (or do a good caricature of SHAUN star Simon Pegg).

And I probably wouldn’t have thought of a chav zombie girl.