Friday, September 27, 2013

"BINGO! DINO-DNA!" DESIGN available as a t-shirt only Today!


Hello Jurassic Park fans!

Celebrate your Jurassic Park geekiness with my my "Dino-Dna" / Jurassic Park inspired t-shirt available today (Friday, September 27th) through The Yetee (www.theyetee.com).

This design will only be available for 24 hours. All t-shirts are screen printed with top-notch materials on great quality shirts. I love working with these guys! And you can't beat the price! ($11). Kids sized shirts of this design will be available as well! 

This was such a fun design and project to work on. Jurassic Park is one of my all time favorites. I totally fell into Dino mania back in the early 90s with the release of the first film (June 11th, 1993). Since this year celebrates the 20th anniversary, I decided to pay tribute through this illustration and invited some of my friends to join in on the fun at: http://dino-dna.blogspot.com/

My design is an amalgam of Joe Bazooka ads, the Barbasol embryo cryo-can (chosen & designed by Art Director John Bell (http://www.johnbellstudio.com/)) and the "Mr. DNA" animated sequence (animated by Bob Kurtz (http://kurtzanim.wordpress.com/entertainment/)).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMsJe3TymqY

You can watch some behind the scenes on the embryo cryo-can here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ix-03GHMIX4#t=1153

You can also take a closer look of a replica of the can here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgZxIcZQjwE

And just to geek out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67kUTkrB_sY

Thank-you all for your support!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

THE 3NES SHOW




My Super Mario / Metroid / Zelda pieces for The 3NES SHOW (https://www.facebook.com/events/170187379813430/), premieres this Friday @Bottleneck Gallery

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ENTREVISTA: ILUSTRADORES ECUATORIANOS


Mi entrevista con Ilustradores Ecuatorianoshttp://www.ilustradoresecuatorianos.org/2013/07/chogrin-munoz.html

LAST DAY FOR: "INTO THE LABYRINTH & MIND OF GUILLERMO DEL TORO"


Today (July 31st) is the last day you can visit the "Into the Labyrinth & Mind of Guillermo del Toro," an art show I put together in tribute to Del Toro's 3 films: CronosThe Devil's BackbonePan's Labyrinth. If you're in LA go check it out at the wonderfully macabre, Hyaena Gallery (http://hyaenagallery.com/guillermodeltoro_tribute.html).

You can also take a look at the show online here: http://gdtart.blogspot.com/

On a side note, The Devil's Backbone is now out on criterion DVD / blu-ray with tons of new behind the scenes features with a beautiful cover by The Art of Guy Davis. Check it out here: http://www.criterion.com/films/27914-the-devil-s-backbone

And if you haven't seen Pacific Rim, what are you waiting for? It is a true testament of geek love for Monsters & Robots onscreen, delivered only by Guillermo Del Toro & his amazing crew. Check out the Pacific Rim art tributes I organized here:http://jaegersvskaiju.blogspot.com/

For more Guillermo Del Toro news check out: www.deltorofilms.com

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Guillermo Show featured in EL MILENIO




Mi retrato de Guillermo del Toro en la portada del DOMINICAL numero 50 para el MILENIO.

Incluye entrevista sobre el show de arte que organice en tributo a las peliculas de Guillermo del Toro. Pueden verlo digitalmente aqui: 

http://issuu.com/dominicalmilenio/docs/dominical-50

Gracias a Jorsh Pena, Fuantos Calamaco Mario, y Pamelie Maruri M por su apoyo con este articulo.

Si viven en Mexico, pueden conseguir una copia fisica hoy.

Pueden ver todo el show en este blog:http://gdtart.blogspot.com/

Y pueden comprar piezas de la galeria aqui:http://www.hyaenagallery.com/guillermodeltoro_tribute.html

Saludos!

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

GUILLERMO VISITS HYAENA GALLERY


Who would of thought two years ago while thinking of doing a tribute art show to Guillermo del Toro's films, that the man himself would visit the gallery?! Here he is in front of my pieces giving a thumbs up. I am truly honored, thank-you Maestro! A big thank-you Bill Shafer & Brian Bubonicfrom Hyaena Gallery for the picture. And a special thank-you Rick Dienzo Blanco & Gary Deocampo for all their rad support in all of this. Mission Complete! 

Those who want to visit the show, it is up at Hyaena Gallery (http://www.hyaenagallery.com/guillermodeltoro_tribute.html) until the end of the month (July 31st).

You can also see the entire show online here: http://gdtart.blogspot.com/

Cheers!

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

3 LUPPIs


If you’re in Burbank tonight, be sure to stop by the opening reception (8pm - Midnight) of my latest art show in tribute to Guillermo del Toro’s films (Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, & Pan’s Labyrinth), @Hyaena Gallery (http://www.hyaenagallery.com/) in time to celebrate the return of the amazing director back to cinemas with Pacific Rim!

As an exclusive to tonight’s opening, these three portraits of actor Federico Luppi will be available for sale. I’m joined by the amazing talents of: Germán OrozcoJorsh PenaThe Art of DIENZOAnita Mejía, Robot Soda, Carlos Lerma, Walrus Felts, Pakoto Martinez, Hellosobre, Glen Brogan, and other guests.

More info on the show here: http://gdtart.blogspot.com/p/about.html

Buy art from the show here: http://www.hyaenagallery.com/guillermodeltoro_tribute.html

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Friday, July 5, 2013

GUILLERMO DEL TORO TRILOGY: CRONOS, DEVIL'S BACKBONE, PAN'S LABYRINTH




My three tributes for “INTO THE LABYRINTH & MIND OF GUILLERMO DEL TORO" a tribute art show (http://gdtart.blogspot.com/) to Guillermo del Toro’s trilogy (Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth). 

Just in time to celebrate the director’s return to the theaters with Pacific Rim next week! The art show is on exhibit @Hyaena Gallery now until July 31st. The opening reception is this Saturday July 6th. Lots of fantastic art!

You can buy all the art online here too:http://hyaenagallery.com/guillermodeltoro_tribute.html

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Read more about the show here: http://gdtart.blogspot.com/p/about.html

Friday, June 21, 2013

AT & RS FOR MONDO




My tributes to Adventure Time & Regular Show forMondo’s “ADVENTURE TIME & REGULAR SHOW Gallery.” If you live in Austin, Texas, be sure to go check it out tonight, starting @7pm! 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

BINGO! DINO-DNA!


20 years ago today, the most epic dinosaur movie was unleashed to the world! Jurassic Park influenced a whole generation, including my own. To celebrate one of my favorite movies of all time I've done this illustration titled "Nedry's Dino-Dna." Hope you all dig and be sure to check out more tributes at http://dino-dna.blogspot.com/

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Friday, March 1, 2013

3 YEARS OF AN ADVENTURE (An Epilogue...sort of) - by Joseph Game

   

Wow, it seems like yesterday that I embarked on this adventure called "Adventure Time." I've worked on five seasons of the sweetest / post-apocalyptic cartoon ever! What can I say, my experience of working on “Adventure Time” has been nothing more than amazing. I’ve learned & grown so much in the past three years that I want to share some of my favorite moments working on this magical show.


EARLY ADVENTURE




Before I began my actual journey with Adventure Time, I was just a fan of the original pilot (see video above), which I saw my senior year of art school (2007 University of the Arts, Philadelphia). Below is the first fan-art drawing I did of Finn punching the Ice King, titled "My hat is awesome!"

 The Adventure Time pilot was HUGE on the internet and it was already gathering a fan base, especially when I saw this first fan-art by Lysol Jones around that time-frame. 


And so about two years went by and as I got laid off my graphic design job (2009), I began focusing in getting back to the animation industry. Mostly because of the amazing experience I had in my 2006 Cartoon Network internship (see video below) and my love for the animation medium.

 

Sometime in that time period, while doing art shows and freelance Illustration, I found out Adventure Time had been picked up to be made into a full series by Cartoon Network. My excitement went through the roof and my immediate reaction was to A) Draw something Adventure Time related for my portfolio and B) Contact anybody I still knew at Cartoon Network about possible job opportunities on the show. Little did I know that the crew I had worked for during my CN internship in 2006, was the same crew behind Adventure Time. And by same crew I mean: Kelly Crews, Dick Grunert, Alex Campos, Mike Collins, Oliver Akuin.


Out of my excitement I drew this (illustration above) and I started contacting anyone that was affiliated with the production of the show. On November 2nd, 2009 I got a call from Kelly Crews, the amazing Producer on AT (thanks to Dick & Mike for putting in a good word for me), and asked me if I would be interested in a Production Assistant position and if I could be out in California in two weeks?....Of course I said YES!

Below is my first e-mail to Adventure Time creator, Pendleton Ward.

And on November 16th I began my journey into the world and SEASON 1 of Adventure Time.


YEAR ONE 


Below is a collection of pictures and brief descriptions of my first year on Adventure Time.


Right outside the studio on my first week of work.


My name sign outside my first office on the second floor.


A video summary of the very first Adventure Time tribute art show curated by me, held at Cartoon Network Studios (before the show even premiered). This is one of my proudest moments while working on Adventure Time. I knew from the very beginning the show was a gem and I asked a bunch of my artists friends from The Autumn Society to join me in doing some tributes. Some of the artists were already huge fans of the pilot as well.



Above is a photo set on Frederator's Flickr that featured all of the Adventure Time tributes done by my friends in the Autumn Society. The gallery still exits and you can check them all out here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/84568447@N00/sets/72157623443217776/


I also wrote on the frederator blog for a bit to promote the premiere of the show: http://adventuretime.frederator.com/post/449685237/greetings-from-chogrin-2

In April 2010, Adventure Time premiered and as we all know it has become one of the most popular cartoons shows ever on TV.


YEAR TWO




Myself with a plush Finn (hand-made by Skyler Page).


As production for season two was underway, the hype for the show was getting bigger and bigger and a second art show was held at Gallery Nucleus in April of 2011. http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/297

Above is my second illustration tribute to Adventure Time of Finn acquiring the legendary rainbow prism sword!


 A video of the Gallery Nucleus show premiere (above) by Jonathan Bilski (from Things to do in LA).


Some of my art pieces for the show.

Me documenting Pen while he drew and signed for a huge line of fans.


The Crowd at the art show!


 Posing with some rad AT fans!


My first tribute of Adventure Time displayed at the show.


Between 2010 and 2011 time flew as we began wrapping up Season 3. The entire Adventure Time crew took part in decorating the Season 3 cake (photo above).
 

And towards the end of year two, Adventure Time turned 100!...100 episodes that is. Above is a photo of the entire crew celebrating. I'm the very back with my hands in the air.


As the second year rolled by, one of the coolest and nicest things to happen every year was when everyone from the production would bombard your desk with birthday decorations. Above is one of my favorite decoration celebration bombardments. A mix of my love for 80s cartoons and lots of balloons. Courtesy of Kelly Crews & Keith Mack.


YEAR THREE



Plush Finn (by Skyler Page) and I hive-five-ing it!

As year three began, Adventure Time was now completing its fourth season. And a third art show was underway at Gallery Nucleus (http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/pieces/336).


Below is my third tribute to Adventure Time. Finn & Jake versus the King Worm!


Me posing with my piece at the premiere of the show.

 
Two brothers dressed as Finn at the show!


A hardcore fan dressed up as Finn from the episode "No one can hear you."

A Finn-pirate design (titled "Treehouse Pirate") I did on a limited run of t-shirts.


SPAIN

Sometime in the summer of 2012 I got an e-mail from a Spanish artist by the name of Javier Jimenez, who wanted me to participate & attend a comic-convention in Granada, Spain called FicZone. In this event Javier wanted to have me talk about my experience and what I did on Adventure Time. I was thrilled by the idea and a couple of months later it was approved for me to officially represent Adventure Time and go to Spain (Thanks to Kelly Crews & Brooke Keesling)! During this time period I also became Production Coordinator of Adventure Time and was responsible for shipping all black & white design and color to overseas animation studios.


As my trip to Spain grew closer Javier asked me to do a special poster & art to promote my attendance at FicZone. In response to that request I drew my fourth Adventure Time illustration (above) paying tribute to the original pilot and Finn & Jake's "Ice Kingdom" outfits. Along with presenting and speaking at the event, a fourth Adventure Time art show was put together in the convention space, featuring the Autumn Society and spanish artists! This was the first time I was able to combine my Adventure Time experience with my experience as a gallery curator outside Cartoon Network Studios.


Above is a signed print and myself signing prints at FicZone.

 
My illustration above used for the FicZone event poster "Domingo de Aventuras"


Posing with some super rad Adventure Time fans!

 
Illustrator & good friend, Pakoto Martinez posing inside the Adventure Time art gallery on display at FicZone.

Pakoto Martinez, Javier Jimenez, Rafa Toro, Beatriz Iglesias, and I posing in front of the Adventure Time art show in Granada, Spain. Amazing people and super talented artists!


Perhaps one of the most memorable moments during my time in Spain was getting to meet a childhood hero and animation director Shinichirō Watanabe (mostly known for Cowboy Bebop). Also in the picture is the great Nacho Cabrero Barragán, who was also responsible and made it possible for me to attend FicZone.


In front of the FicZone banner.


More amazing Adventure Time fans!

Drawing a Finn & Jake sketch for fan in my illustration (chogrin) style.


The completed sketch.


Sketch & Artist

An amazing Rainicorn papier-mâché built just for the FicZone event!


LAST DAYS


 
Cartoon Network turned 20 years old!


AT Crew picture 2012


My three year anniversary plaque from Turner. Three years on Adventure Time were officially official.

Pen cutting his "BMO" cake for his 30th birthday.


 
Another shot of the amazing "BMO" cake, sent to be made by the amazing Kelly Crews.


LAST WORDS




As I am writing this, I could just go on and on about the positive / life-changing experience I've had on Adventure Time or what my favorite episodes are (which are any that have to do with a day at the treehouse, dungeons, or alternate dimensions). But really it has been about the wonderful memories and friendships I've made along the way. Below are pictures of the people I've had the pleasure of working with over the years, as well as the people that have helped & supported me through my adventurous journey.


Patrick Seery. My other fellow "production assistant" for almost three years. Patrick and I battled many meetings and other productions tasks together during season 1 of Adventure Time.

Mack Attack (Keith Mack). Keith was my production manager for three years. During those years I enjoyed various conversations of robot Toys, big kaiju battles, and 70s anime with Keith.


Dick Grunert. Dick taught me everything I know in production and also helped me develop my love for horror movies. Dick is also a great writer! More importantly Dick was one of the reasons I got my job on Adventure Time. Thanks again for putting in the good word sir! Side note: In the picture above, Dick is wearing my Ghostbusters inspired shirt with Pen making a special appearance in the background.

Alex Campos, Maria Vitan, Susy Campos, and Oliver Akuin. You guys rock!

With the amazing Andy Flexner & Tammy List. Together we put together an art show fundraiser for the Wildlife Learning Center. These are GREAT and always find a way to make me laugh. :)

With Scott Malchus (Production Coordinator & Production Manager on Adventure Time), a truly amazing person and friend that I've had the pleasure of working and collaborating with. Here we are posing with Scott's personal & heartfelt book, "Basement Songs," which I had the privilege of designing the book cover for. You can check out the book here: http://basementsongsthebook.blogspot.com/ (100% of the profits from the sale of BASEMENT SONGS will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.)


Here I am with the amazing, the sparkling, the one and only Kelly Crews! I can't say enough amazing things about Kelly. She has simply been the best boss and producer one could ever ask for, as well as a mentor and a cheerleader to anything I do. She is one of the biggest reason my experience on Adventure Time will be unforgettable. Thank-you Kelly! You're the best!


Nick Jennings (Art Director). Nick has been a mentor, a friend, and a voice of reason throughout my time on Adventure Time. One of the most amazing people I have ever met. If I ever question something I'm doing, I will always say "What would Nick Jennings" do. Thanks Nick!


In 2011 my mom, brother, and sister visited me at Adventure Time. The picture above is with my mom, who I can't begin to thank for the countless times she has been my guiding light, support, and one of the main reasons I fight to be a better person every day. Thank-you mom, without you, your love, and support this adventure would of never happened. XOXOXO

My beautiful fiancee and love of my life Pamela Maruri wearing a Finn hat I brought for my future step-son Pablo. In the last year Pamela has given me more reason to do what I do everyday and love it even more. Pamela, thank-you for understanding all the late hours I've had to work and for being there for me through thick & thin. Also, happy 10 months today. I love you!


In the picture above is my future step-son Pablo dressed up as Finn. Pablo has also been an inspiration to me with his love and support of me working on Adventure Time, as well as his ideas and imaginative scenarios of what Finn & Jake would do in different adventures.

There many other people that I don't have pictures with (Andy Ristaino, Santino Lascano, Derek Hunter, Phil Rynda, and many many others), but you know who you are and what you meant to me. Life is an adventure and I am glad I was able to be part of this one. I will now be joining another amazing crew in animation (Regular Show) and doing Character Clean-Up for them. I'm super excited for my new path, but I will never forget that Adventure Time led me here. Here's to you Adventure Time & Adventure Time crew! I will miss you!



THE END (UPDATED 3/1/13)



Two custom posters I made for the crew to sign. Thanks everyone!


Moments before toasting & before saying goodbye


The 2013 Adventure Time crew and I for one last photo together.


The amazing Kelly Crews and me.


Thanks everyone for everything! See you on the next Adventure!