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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

With a poison twist!

Alot of stuff has happened since my last post.
Alot alot alot.

So much in fact I was actually sort of dreading making this post just because oh good god there's so much shit I need to post.

Let's start with something  minecraft-related since most visitors to this blog come here for that. A couple years ago I did a piece of fanart for Mojang, the company who develop Minecraft. It's a fanart piece that got really popular very quickly and before I knew it Manny of Mojang had contacted me wanting to commission a new full piece. Two full pieces were made. Each very large and at least 6000 pixels wide for EXTREME SHARPNESS.

I was paid and they kept the rights to the two images. One of them is the poster that is sold in the Jinx online store which I've linked to before. The other for whatever reason never saw the light of day. I'm not sure why it never did, it was just as good as the first image. Part of me things they forgot entirely. This was right before Minecraft experienced its MASSIVE SUPERNOVA OF POPULARITY.  After that Manny told me they'd contact me again to make them more art if I wanted to. I said yes since I was, and still am, a fan of minecraft.

The main image was later made into a full-size mural which sat inside the Mojang offices on their back wall. Alot of images of notch, jeb, and the others sitting and working in front of the mural have been on the internet for some time. They moved into a new very suave office building recently and I have no idea what became of the mural. I can only assume its gone now since it was basically wallpaper.

They never did contact again which always made me sort of sad, but they did start to commission work from a few other obscure artists which I thought was quite nice. Long story short, as I was picking up smoothie ingredients with my friend Mike in WALMART today, we walked by the posters section. Walmart has always had a section where posters are sold. Usually its full of old promotional images of spongebob everyone has seen a few hundred times, bad modern day alt-rock bands, wrestling, movies like THE CROW, and scantily clad women with more plastic in their bodies than a stretch armstrong.

However as I passed by I noticed something familiar!
My mural!
Being sold in a Wal-Mart along with the other commissioned art pieces.
I had to snap a photo of course.
For those curious, YES, that overweight arab terrorist standing next to the poster is me in my Tuesday Best. Those bulges you might mistake for manboobs are actually tightly packed bundles of C-4.

So there's that.
I officially created a product that is being sold in Wal-Mart. Inbetween Iron Man 3 and Twilight Sparkle posters. While in retrospect I should have probably signed a thing so I could get like 1% of each poster sold or whatever, I am still quite proud of this achievement. Being a Wal-Mart product means I am now part of what makes this nation great.

~rtil: weird
@reptilicus: i am now a thing sold in a walmart
@reptilicus: i am a piece of american culture now
@reptilicus: like jesus
@reptilicus: or hamburgers
bigarmybug: and guns
~rtil: walmart; bastion of american culture


Speaking of Minecraft, I pretty much had to ignore everything internet related for a few weeks because I was TREMENDOUSLY BUSY. When I'd gotten back there was a new hero in Dota2 and Minecraft now has horses. Horse breeding, horse riding, horse combat, skeleton horses, zombie horses. I get to spend some time retexturing all these for my texture pack. Fun fun fun!


But wait! There's more!
Last time I posted on this blog I had done a cartoon for Weebl called Yorkshire Inception.
Well since that time I've made TWO new cartoons for weebl! Both are part of the WOBBLE BOX series on his new HUHA channel. Huha is a big collaboration channel where weebl and a whole bunch of other humor and animation people make stuff together. Sometimes I help!

I made a cartoon about H.R.Giger for Wobble Box 3. I implore you to watch the whole thing, but if you really just want to see my part because you're some sort of diehard fan of mine (hyena_laughter.mp3) then skip to about 2 minutes and 40 seconds in.

A couple weeks later weebl sent me a longer bit to do about a superhero named DEK LASER. The cartoon has been split up and serves as a bumper between sketches in Wobble Box 4. However Wobble Box 4 does actually begin with the first part of Dek Laser which is neat! Weebl wanted it to be in a retro style so I went all out on raygun gothic stuff as much as I could. I only had a week to do it though. But I'm still pleased with how it came out.



The final two episodes of Happy Harry's BEARSHARK cartoons premiered on College Humor! Theres also now an official BEARSHARK Nintendo 3DS game!

So heres the two eps that premiered.

And as always, here's some high res pics of some the background art I did for these.
For the "Old" episode I tried to take a cue from the backgrounds in Courage the Cowardly Dog.

And the ones from the ghost episode are next.

So theres that.

You might think: "Oh man, theres no way this fat bastard can possibly fit even MORE stuff into this post."

Well you'd be god damn wrong, motherfucker.


Yes, there's MORE.

I recently received news that I may be losing my house soon!
Which means I need more money!
Which means I might open up for commissions.
Which means after 9 years of staying away because its a shitty website, I re-joined DEVIANTART.

So yeah.

Here's my new deviantart account. Don't expect much and you won't walk away disappointed.


Eidderf said...

I've seen that poster being sold in HMV in the UK, I recognised your style in it. Congrats.

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