Just a few ideas for what to dress up Beaner as for Comic-Con.
So many ideas, so little time…
Today was Darren Marshall’s last day at work, (may I have the honor of being his co-worker again someday. The man is a legend!). This was part of his going away present from all of us. A nice shout-out to my husband Dave, who did the hard work figuring out Lady Liberty’s head and torch. And check out this blog that was posted yesterday on StarWars.com about Darren, by Dave Filoni: Sculpting the Clone Wars
Check out this epic new concept art book for all the Star Wars Nerds out there! It’s slated to hit shelves in October, and features art by mega-lords Iain McCaig, Doug Chiang, Ryan Church, Erik Tiemens, Joe Johnston, and everyone’s hero: Ralph McQuarrie. There might also be a scribble or two by yours truly that squeaked in there.
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: