Joe Alterio's blog on illustration, comix, design, animation, and other bouts of total awesomeness.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Finally Done

Robots and Monsters is finally done: above is the last one. Almost 200 drawings by myself, plus 35 by some fabulous contributors. Thanks to everyone who donated, devoted time to it, and helped out, be it blogging, drawing, helping mail or just looking. I, and more so, the people helped by the 12 K raised for AIDS support and research, very much appreciate it. Thanks.

So what's next? A bunch of stuff, most of which I'd rather not talk about for fear of jinxing it: let's just say this isn't the last you've heard of the project. One thing I can say is that the site will reopen you or may not know, I am getting married in a few months, though, so if it takes a little longer to get back up to spped don't be surprised (note the lack of blogging for evidence of the awesome timesuck this seems to require.)

Thanks again, everyone!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sketchblog: WInter Hook Logo

Above is the progress from initial sketch to final for Red Hook's new Winter Hook character, whom I've dubbed The Winter Dude, as well as a comp approximating where it will appear on the six pack boxes. I like how it turned out: I'm disappointed that they decided to move away from the "dudeish" aspect, because I think that this zen-like guy riding around on a winter-y cloud is a funny twist on a rather worn archetype, but I think it looks good regardless. Now go drink some Winter Hook!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

Today, our Democratic majority congress eviscerated the Fourth Amendment, because they're weak spineless cowards that would rather lap at the piss-pool of power and political expediency than let an inconvenient pebble of Constitutionality cause a dimple in their corpulent, pasty asses. I'm disgusted beyond belief.

Take us home, Billy.