I’ve been chipping away at this 24×24″ collage for months, maybe since February or so. I used a ton of shitty, old comics that would otherwise serve no purpose in this world. Comics like Wild Thing from Marvel UK, and Clive Barker’s Hyperkind, from Marvel’s Razorline imprint. Basically, a lot of forgettable early 90s comics. There’s also some Comic Shop News bits in here, as well as the cover to a brochure for Stony Brook University, which I’m not entirely sure why I own in the first place.
I’m not sure what my next collage will be, but I’ve got a short list of cereal mascots – Lucky, the Trix Rabbit and Sonny (from Cocoa Puffs) – and other Mario characters –Luigi, Dry Bones, Toad, Bowser, the Koopa Kids – I’d like to explore.
This guy would fit in ANYWHERE in Essex, Bergen or Passaic counties.Here’s his brother, Mario, created in Week 1, who was the badass of the day for either #5, 6 or 7, the three days I didn’t post here. (I did have creations for each of those days:
Here’s one of the other three badasses I created but never chronicled here last week. (I’ve been more diligent on Tumblr and Facebook.)
The second of my two Mario portraits for a Hanukah commission. It’s funny; I made three Super Mario Bros pieces, and all of them revolve around food: s’mores, a hoagie, and now this steaming pot of Koopa soupa. That wasn’t a conscious decision, but I guess my innate love/obsession of food comes shining through here. Continue reading Super Mario Bros in “Koopa Soupa”
One of the two commissioned pieces I needed to get out of the way last week. I was originally asked to paint “two poses of the Mario Bros,” deliverable by Christmas. No problem… I had ample time. Continue reading The Mario Bros in “Italian Hero”
This here is a commission, the request being that I paint the Super Mario Bros. I had nothing more to go on than that, and frankly, I didn’t want any. Much like the “beach scene” I was commissioned to paint last year – whoa, that debuted on the site a year ago TO THE DAY! …weird – I like the faint suggestion of subject matter with the freedom to do whatever I want thereafter.
In the whirlwind of the Columbus Marathon, the latest spate (SICK SICK SICK word) of ego-inflating press, and just the general anarchy that is my weird waddles-like-a-duck life, I have been doing more Foogos planning than making. And in those times, its always a good excuse to share some “regular” art.
TANGENT: I don’t know what the phrase “waddles-like-a-duck life” is supposed to mean. Just accept that it means “bizarre.” Continue reading 1-UP!