A couple months ago my buddy Luis gave me this insane drawing that his nephew had created. I was so inspired by the horrible acts of violence being portrayed by these stick figures that I was determined to do my own version. And now months later I've finally done it...and here it is.
Posted by Devin Clark at 12:53 PM
It has been one frickin' busy summer. Too busy to keep up with my postings here. But, that just means I got a nice back-log of stuff...I'll get the ball rolling next week. In the meantime here is a still from a 10 second short I just wrapped up for Channel Frederator's FredEx, which is a little celebration they're having for their one year anniversary of the Frederator Podcast.
Posted by Devin Clark at 3:28 PM
It's been a couple hectic weeks. But, I just got word that one of the spots I created for Comedy Central made it in to the Ottawa International Animation. for Commisioned Animation. The spot is called Robogirl vs. Spankbot, created over at Interspectacultar. You can check it out here .
Posted by Devin Clark at 11:28 AM
In the summer my brain shuts down. It's too hot to run it at full power. What did they do in the south before AC? Maybe, we're all just a bunch of nancies now, made week by our technology. Soon, barbarian hordes will decend upon us and pillage our society of noodle armed choir boys.
Posted by Devin Clark at 8:13 AM
What happens when you have a bunch of drunk illustrators at a bar with sketch books. Generally, it is something like the comic above. Now, ad up a couple years worth of that insanity and you get the lovely collection "Stir The Soup". If you can decipher the horrible hand writing and wade through the inside jokes you might find some jems in their. But, generally it's just dick jokes and violence...nice. The full collection should be printed up within the month.
Posted by Devin Clark at 12:11 PM
Due to my Mexican proclivities, I was given the nickname Macho at one time. However, it was later deemed that I was more of a Nacho than a Macho. Over time Nacho started to take on a life of his own and recently he has been popping up more in my drawings. So, here is the cover of the Nacho comic that I've yet to make. Heh.
Posted by Devin Clark at 10:11 AM
The sneaker implosion is coming. So, say the experts. Soon all these custom kicks and designer limited edition sneaks is gonna be passe and we will all be wrapping our feet with newspaper and duck-tape. So, say the experts. That or coconut shells and twine or salted fish. So, say the experts. EXPERTS!
Posted by Devin Clark at 11:17 PM
A couple of the network IDs I animated at Interspectacular for Comedy Central are being nominated for awards at this years Promax BDA. Now, I'm not entirely sure about the category, possibly "Best Collaborative Effort". But, I do know which IDs made it."Cow-Saw" is one I actually wrote, designed and animated, "Snowman" I did with Superdeux, "Billy Bananas" with character designs by Tristan Eaton, and "Robo-Girl vs Spankbot" I did based on a characters from the original 2004 Comedy Central redesign.
Good stuff! Of course If they win anything I wont see any part of it...But, at least I can brag about it on my own.
Posted by Devin Clark at 11:43 AM
I just finished photocopying up the first batch of "Most Teeth" number one. Sometimes I get on these comic kicks, but don't have the time to actually sit down and do it properly...like starting with a solid story, developing the characters and what not. So, I end up with these sequential narratives that I just write as I go based around character pulled from my sketch books. The core narrative is a little tale about Digital Cat. Digital cat has a square head and is hence digital...8-bit style...that's it, that's all there is to him. Oh, and he is always trying to get Digital Bird. Sound familiar? Anyway, now I've got a mini comic that collects some of this nonsense called "Most Teeth. I'm gonna try and make available through my site when I get a sec. Yay, commerce. Look out for Digital Cat shirts next! Heh.
Posted by Devin Clark at 5:46 PM
From a Lee "Scratch" Perry interview recently in Giant Robot.
"I am a fish, so I get telepathic communication straight from the Seven Seas, straight from the raindrops, and straight from the toilet in my bathroom. You can get communication from your bathroom. Believe in your piss. Believe in your shit. If you did not get water to drink, you could not piss. And if you had no food to eat, you could not shit. So respect the shit and the piss. Your piss comes from the Seven Seas, and your shit from the bottomless pit of stink. The piss will tell you what you need to know, and the shit will tell you what you need to hear with telepathic communication. You have to be open."
I already loved the music. Now, I idolize the man. Mr. Perry, you have my vote.
Posted by Devin Clark at 10:53 AM
I've become preoccupied with people with small mouths. Now, this is not some weird mutant feature possessed by a few individuals, there are many small mouthed people out there. In fact my mouth is not particularly large. But, some folks just got little mouths with little teeth. Just sayin'. Little teeth taking little bites of food.
Posted by Devin Clark at 11:25 AM
I tried a Coca-Cola Blak this weekend...and I am surprised to say that it wasn't half bad. After a tentative sniff and a slightly disgusted first sip I found myself enjoying the strange beverage more and more. My final prognosis...Delicious. It tastes more like something the canned-coffee-obsessed Japanese would come up with though. So, I'm not sure how the response is going to be in the states. If I wasn't scarred of what coke will do to my teeth I would drink blak like water. "Don't be scurred! Stay vigilant!"
Posted by Devin Clark at 6:31 PM
When Kid Robot came out with their "Design-it-yo-self" Munny toy last year I got take part in a bi-coastal show of the little dudes custom painted by various artists, designers, cartoonist, and what-have-you. The Munnies were then auctioned off to raise money for the "Feed the Children" foundation. So, that was a nice event all 'round. Now, it looks like my little "Skully" is gonna be included in a poster featuring some of the custom Munnies from the event. Good stuff.
Posted by Devin Clark at 10:01 PM
The experts say...With all the tech, production, and manufacturing jobs going over seas...all we got left is service and creative industries. Us sad ass designer, artist, creative types are gonna have to bust our asses even more. Well, I guess we can all become stock brokers, doctors, and lawyers still. Eff, that. I think I'm just gonna write a book on how to be more creative...If only I could write. ESL Baby!!!
Posted by Devin Clark at 12:48 AM
The internet has become an amazing social network connecting millions into, every new-media producer's favorite key word, communities. I jokingly posed the idea that we've really only created a perfect device for serving all the covert voyuers and extroverted attention whores in the world. Really, all the bloggy-post-your-own type portals put peoples lives out on display, encouraging interconectivity, and generating a new mode of tracking down like minded peers...finding mates....stalking ex-boyfriends...what have you. But, it is a controlled exposure into one's life. Each profile is a highly self-consious (or not so highly in some cases) representation of ourselves. In the end it's almost like a training ground in self-marketing.
I sell me too.
Now, I know that advertising on TV is supposedly going the way of the dodo, with people purchasing content through DVDs, downloading shows directly, or tivoing through the commercials. But, is putting a Crest ad on your HMV's rims the answer!? Video rims may be the next place we get our new wave of immersive advertising.
Posted by Devin Clark at 2:12 PM
I've grown up in cities my whole life, having spent my childhood in Philly, my college days in Syracuse, and now living in Brooklyn. So, one would think that interacting with the homeless would not be an issue, and up until I moved to NYC is wasn't. In Philly I even got to be friendly with many of the fixtures of South street, saying howdy to those folks who pan-handled on that dirty little strip since I was in diapers. Then somehow, in my first year in New York, I got some crazy homeless hex. I was marked by the dread street urchin curse, causing one to be randomly targeted for homeless abuse. Granted it has only been 3 minor incidents, the worst of which was a kick in the ass (yes a homeless man literally kicked me in the ass.) But, after this last incident I became extremely self conscious and had paranoid delusions of some homeless conspiracy.
I was able to eventually get over my anxiety and put this homeless fear behind me. Then I made the mistake of buying an XBOX 360. More specifically I bought a game 'Condemned'. This game puts the player in a creepy, gritty, hyper-real world, with rooms created with real photographed textures and lit like the movie 'Seven'. And, then it sends wave after wave of dirty, psycho HOMELESS MEN at you. So, you spend hours creeping along with a flashlight through burnt out buildings bashing crazy bums in the head with pipes. Fantastic. Needless to say my homeless fear has reemerged. I can't pass by a poor unfortunate street person and think that they might suddenly try to attack me. Thank you Atari and thank you XBOX. Granted I'm a wimp with a hyper-active imagination and most folks wont suffer any paranoid delusions from playing 'Condemned'. But, if games keep getting more and more realistic I feel that there must be some impact on our mental state.
Posted by Devin Clark at 6:21 PM
"Is the food industry to blame for obesity epidemic?" At least that's what the folks in Concord think. Gotta love a country where you can take legal action blaming food for making you fat. Here is their beef. heh.
FOOD MADE ME FAT!!!
I love it.
What I also love is Coca-Cola BLAK! Coffee flavored cola...almost as awesome as caffeine beer. I asked for caffeine beer and here it is. Now, where is mineral beer. That's what I really want. Then I don't have to feel so bad about drinking it all day long. It's not enough to just be "light" any more beer. Now, you have to make me healthier while you get me drunk.
Posted by Devin Clark at 9:05 AM