ROBIN NODE Mini-Bust

 

I was hoping to present some new work today, but it’s not quite ready. So I hope in the meanwhile you’ll enjoy this one from the vault.

“In the techno-hectic world of tomorrow, a victim shall rise to become a champion. Robin Node: Taking power from the rich and returning it to the poor…”

Robin Node, the Robin Hood of Tomorrow, was created by Daniel Lundie, who also designed this piece for me. Daniel’s expressive cartooning leaps off the page and screen and it always fun to translate into 3-D. We also collaborated on the Shaun of the Dead sculpture.

Some time after I did this piece, the Disney movie TANGLED came out and featured a character named Flynn Rider who I thought looked a lot like Daniel’s design for Robin here. Both roguish dudes who live in the woods, so I’m not surprised there was a parallel evolution.

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.