Coming soon from Spy Monkey Creations, a new Battletribes subline: Battle Tribes Wrestling (BTW)!!! I did a bit of design assist on the heads, and I came up with the design for the championship belt as well! It’s always a blast working with my good friends at Spy Monkey, and these wonderful weirdos turned out GREAT. Photos snagged from the official Battletribes Instagram account, hit them up for all the details on this 9/28 release!
Also, as has become tradition, I made an illustration to promote the new molds, brother brother!
Did everyone check out Godbeast’s amazing new Glyos NEMESIS figure?! Only a handful of ‘em left in the store, but you can also pick up some fantastic KABUTO MUSHI figures! DO EEET! http://www.godbeast.com/shop.htm
The Nemesis are packed with header cards and a trading card all drawn/colored by me! It was an honor drawing this monstrous design for the debut release!
Another fantastic Glyos release coming up on Sunday (8/27, 9pm EST), this time from Man or Monster? Studios: it’s the WARLORDS OF WOR! And these guys are based off of the Spy Monkey Creations Battle Tribes figures, so you can multiply your hordes of monsters and barbarians!
Store link is here: http://manormonsterstudios.limitedrun.com
And check the official Instagram account for pics: warlordsofwor
I was asked by Man or Monster? to draw this comic book cover homage, and I had a blast (respect and propers to Gil Kane & Dave Cockrum)! Plus the Warlords of Wor characters are already classics in the world of hand-cast indie resin toys, so it’s a real honor to help promote their debut in the world of PVC production!
New Glyos-compatible Robo Force and Zeroids figures are dropping tonight! Get all the info from Toyfinity:
I’ve been a big fan of the Robo Force revival line since it started a few years ago, so it was a real pleasure to create this promotional image!
My buddies at Spy Monkey Creations are dropping a new wave of Battle Tribes, including a bunch of new molds/characters!
To accompany the drop, I drew another faux comic book cover showcasing the new characters (with respect and props to the style of 70′s sword & sorcery comics of course):
Be sure to follow Battle Tribes on Twitter and Instagram… and hit up their store tomorrow (June 2, 2017) at 6pm PST: http://www.spymonkeycreations.com
The Battle Tribes goodness keeps coming from my pals at Spy Monkey Creations! One of their exclusives debuting at Designer Con 2016 (November 19 & 20) is the Eternal Adventurer, an homage to a certain iconic 80′s barbarian!
The Spy Monkey crew had me design the logo on the Eternal Adventurer’s shield and remix the Battle Tribes logo with even more 80′s flavor–this is going to be used as a header card for the Designer Con debut figures:
But that’s not all! I designed a few more shield logos, which you can see on these reptilian badboys (these figures available for purchase NOW):
By the way, if you’ve been keeping up with the Battle Tribes releases, you can now recreate my Battle Tribes illustration which is exactly what the folks at Spy Monkey did! I love it!
Be sure to check out Battle Tribes on Twitter and Instagram for more info!
My good friends at Spy Monkey Creations are releasing a new toyline tomorrow–BATTLE TRIBES! This toyline is a love letter to all those crazy buff barbarian action figures you had in the 80′s, but with the added bonus of being Glyos compatible–which means you can swap parts or combine them with existing Glyos toys for some really insane combinations.
I got a sneak peek at the toys a few months ago (hashtag indie toy world insider hashtag unhumble brag), and I’ve been really excited about them ever since. So when the Spy Monkeys themselves asked me to come up with a logo and an illustration for the product launch, I was incredibly honored! Here’s what I came up with…
Be sure to follow Battle Tribes on Twitter and Instagram… and hit up their store tomorrow (April 8, 2016) at 6pm PST! Get there early to make sure you don’t miss out! Here’s a direct link to where the product will show up: http://spymonkeycreations.ecrater.com/c/2033433/battle-tribes
Here are the bad-ass heroes of the Glyos universe, Pheyden (left) and Callgrim (right):
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Roughly 6″ X 6″, drawn with marker and color pencil on squares of cardboard.
If you’ve never heard of Glyos by Onell Design, I’ll tell you everything you need to know: it’s a line of bad-ass designer toys with interchangeable parts, and you can build anything that your parts library and imagination can cook up, and you should go buy a bunch. I’ve been meaning to draw one of the characters from this franchise for a while, so at last, here’s a little something–Scar Pheyden of the Glyos System:
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I colored this piece a bit differently than I usually do. Rather than taking a lot of time to make super-clean selections with a lot of meticulously separated layers, I did this quick and dirty, and just cleaned things up as I went. I think it saved me a bit of time, but I’m not sure how much.
Also: I talk a lot about trying to drawing more dynamic pieces, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep producing pieces like this, which are more reminiscent of random comic book panels rather than super-static character stances.