Monday, August 25, 2014

Glenn Vilppu visits Tokyo

Last week I was lucky enough to spend two days with a real Master of Masters, Glenn Vilppu teaches professionals at Disney and Dreamworks amongst other places. He set down a set of 'tools' we can use (in what he calls the software of the mind) to draw figures in the manner that the Renaissance Masters were thought to have.

Here are a few of my sketches from what I have to say was an extremely invigorating and inspiring lecture session;



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Killeroo Art

A piece completed for upcoming Killeroo project.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Studio!

New studio! One which lets me swivel from Digital to analogue desks. Far from complete but looking promising :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Although late in posting this, I am extremely proud to be the recipient of a Gold Ledger award for my work on Vowels in 2008. This is to say the least a HUGE honor. Vowels is the book which brought Wolf and I together to form our company; Gestalt Publishing.

More recently Vowels was reviewed on the Capsule Computers website scoring a smile inducing 10 out of 10. Some sample comic pages can be found here.

UPDATE - Some pictures of the event (Which I was unable to attend). Other Gestalt books I assisted on - Changing Ways and Flinch also took home awards. Very happy about this;


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BBDC - Batman vs The Cybermen.

It could happen.
(Brush & ink/ Photoshop)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New 2014


Here's a picture summing up how 2013 felt for me, looking forward to being healthier- mind and body this year. Ding ding! Here goes another round.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sometimes a line needs to be drawn.

And sometimes a line can be used as a tool separating what came before and what comes after. Sometimes, it just feels good to draw a line. To make a mark. 
Will update again early 2014.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Out of no where, an update!

It's been quite a time between posts and for the longest time I've wanted to post something here.

Games you see is my bread and butter. It's what I work on day in and out - all of which is of course confidential and as such cant show or speak of any of it, naturally.

Rombies in the form it existed and in another is being tended to in the background, not as much by myself (see previous bread and butter line) but by other creatives also for which I am greatful. Sincere apologies for the void I have left Rombies in, though I would rather it be called 'regroup and replan' instead...

So there it is. A post out of the blue. An update and an apology from me.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HOLY CRAP I'M TIRED

- That aside, I am doing some pretty interesting work at the moment. I've started work as Art Director at Mobage/ DeNA (ngMoco etc) and have been doing some pretty interesting stuff in some pretty short timeframes (interesting = good in this case). In other news;

1) Rombies may be getting a new regular artist to take over illustration duties - this year has not been kind to the book but it WILL continue.We have 10+ issues awesomely written which have to see the light of day. They will.

2) I have plaaaaaannssssss.

3) My cover art on AFTERSHOCK made in into this weeks JapanTimes (print edition also - haven't found it yet though);

This is covering the work of the many artists in and out out of Japan who put down their thoughts and emotions in the hopes of supporting the disaster stricken nation in particular the compilation produced by Adam Pasion for which I provided cover art.

Thats all for now. Hope to update again soon but so much is happening at the moment. Shall post again when I am able.

Chao for nao.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

SDCC Gestalt Comics Lineup!

These 3 books debut at the San Diego Comic Convention this year and did exceptionally well. I know because I was there and worked on all of the books as Art Director and Publication designer. As in keeping with Gestalt traditions, all three books are exactly the kinda thing I'd like to read and having read them more than once, I can confidently say that fans out there will really love this stuff.

You can find the books on the Gestalt website and you can read about Tom Taylor puttng the challenge out there to get some Deep cosplay happening (c'mon, look at the Nektons - how sexy would they look in real life? I second that challenge!).
The Deep cosplay! Make it happen!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

SDCC Schedule Update

So, I will be in San Diego - At the Con shmoozing with the likes of you! Where will I be exactly? Check this schedule! Thats where I'll be.So much awesomeness in a week, not... sure... feeble... human mind... can... BUDDOW! (I jus' asploded).


I do hope to see you all there. Let me scribble on yer books. Or you know... the books you have that I worked on. That would be best :D

Friday, July 15, 2011

Skye at the San Diego Comic Con! WOO!

In just a few days I'll be leaving Japan, flying over to the San Diego Comic Convention where I will be manning booth #4500 and will be there daily for signings/ to scribble on your books. Writer Tom Taylor will also be taking some time out from a galaxy far far away to sign your copies of Rombies and, should you be bold enough, we will take your photo for your chance to appear in future issues as a Rombies Extra! Be zombified for posterity! 

Here is where we will be on the floor (insert beer joke here) Look forward to seeing you all!;

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rombies#1 Online. Free.


I really really should have mentioned that Rombies #1 is available to read online for free over at gestaltcomics.com a few new pages a week go up but hopefully the full issue should be up soon. By all means please, check it out!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Skyes ARTdepartment site up!

The Japanese version of my site is now online, but even if you don't speak the language, it should still be quite easy to navigate. Why not give it a go? There's more content to come as well as an English version in the pipes. Time permitting. There are also things that need editing, so if you look now, you might get to see odd work that I really shouldn't have put up on the site (June 2, 2011).

My thoughts on psychos.

It's been a while since the March 11 quake here in Japan and I've noticed the crazies coming out of the woodwork, declaring May 21st, 2011 the Rapture/ end of the world and trying to comment on this blog and in other places.

Well, I obviously wont have that. News flash crazies; Just because I happened to be in a big quake, doesn't mean that I will approve your comments about what ever chapter of the bible you are pulling from your heads.

I'm an Atheist. Or as I prefer to put it - a thinker. non constructive comments aren't welcome. thank you. You give christians who are still able to think a bad name.

Oh, and enough with the 'Pray for Japan' Facebook badges. Get a 'do for Japan' badge. Better yet, get off your asses and actually DO something if you care enough to put a badge on your avatar.