You can now pre-order your copy [copies] of Punch Drunk Moustache on Amazon.com, (release date 2013). It’s a compilation art book starring myself, Chris Voy, Jeff Sangali, John-Paul Balmet, Max Lim, Nate Watson, Sean Pando, and Will Nichols, all of whom work at Lucasfilm Animation. It’s 128 pages of artsy goodness and eye candy that is NOT Star Wars related, but awesomesauce all the same:
Finally finished updating my full site, something that I’ve been trying to do for about 10 years now:
Still a bit buggy but it’ll have to do for now, until Grumblorz goes to college and I have time to work on it again!
THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER is made even better by the annual Lucasfilm Halloween Party and costume contest. I haven’t missed a party in the 12+ years that I’ve been working here, and every year the costumes are EPIC! Since it’s about that time again, I thought I’d post up some of the favorites from yesteryears:
1. MONTY PYTHON’S HOLY GRAIL:
By far the best year ever. A small army of us got together, and I think we had about every dang character in the movie represented. A couple of the guys even built a to-scale Trojan Rabbit that we wheeled in to the sound stage where the party was taking place. We won top prize, but had to split it 30 ways! But by far the highlight of the evening was having THE BOSS take his picture with us. Here’s some pictures from that night, (not pictured: Roger the Shrubber, the Rabbit with Big Sharp Pointy Teeth, and Sir Not Appearing In This Film).
2. BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE:
Another big group effort. We had every character from Bill and Ted, (minus Rufus), complete with telephone booth. That year we got second place, but it’s totally cool because we lost to the most adorable JAWS cast ever.
3. SPINAL TAP:
Smaller group that year, but tons of fun props and stage shenanigans. Our drummer couldn’t make it to the party, but it’s probably for the best, since he probably would have vaporized anyway. We placed again, and plus, some random gnomes showed up and danced around our mini Stone’enge.
4. SMURF HEADHUNTER:
Another group of us that went as “things that kill cute things”. My costume was a witch doctress that accessorized with beheaded Smurfs.
5. BABY WAMPA:
I made this costume for one of my friends’ baby girl. I don’t think it went over quite so well with her, but it was fun to make:
My Fan Art for the week is dedicated to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and most especially, my hero, Ralph McQuarrie. Here’s the inspiration for the image:
And from Mr. Nick J. Frost himself:
FRIED GOLD! Fingers crossed to see if the “Winchester Tavern” set actually gets made by LEGO! Figured I should post my own version of these dudes before it’s too late, and the real deal ends up on the shelves at Toys R Us…
With this group, and the others, the faces and shirts are custom decals that I made and adhered to minifigs that I had polished blank with BRASSO. The hair is custom sculpted by myself, (using Sculpey), and painted with enamel.
Now for a “SPACED” set.