Wednesday, November 26, 2008

31,689 and counting

I was just sorting out a video upload on You Tube when I spotted that our little tractor test has been viewed a staggering 31, 689 times to date. That's about 80 new views every day since its been up there. Madness!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

138 TODAY!!!!!

Yes beloved is our Grand Leaders Birthing Day today, just but a scant 138 years ago, in the deepest, darkest pits of Mordor, our Niel was born. Former co-founder of Picturebox Publishing, Spiral Staircase Publishing and founder of top notch animation studio Qurios, artist, cartoonist and writer supremo (and top bald geezer) may I be the first to congratulate my bestest bud many happy returns!

Here's to another 138 years of fun and brain storming old man....and this time next year....the BU better be completed....I'm getting tired of walking everywhere!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin

The name for Rufus was partially inspired by the character of the same name from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, played by George Carlin. The Grammy-award winning comedian has sadly died at the age of 71.

We wish him an excellent adventure.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Empire Strikes Back!

Hello friends, just a quickie to blatantly abuse my powers here at Farmageddon Towers and promote my new blog EMPIRE OF THE GOTHTWINZ....please feel free to make a visit for all types of mayhem and madness from the wacky world of a freelance illustrator! I've tried to link everyone that I know from here, but if I've missed anyone or you'd like to exchange links then just let me know!

Be seeing you!

Friday, March 28, 2008 Odd!

One of my many favourite characters has always been Professor Odd, we both have a certain thing for Victorian inventors and the whole beginning of the industrial age, all those valves and steam pistons, visually, a great period in time. There's something about that age, maybe it was the whole Empire, spirit of adventure and almost stupid heroics of the upper classes that makes it an easy period for a vast array of stories to be told....I don't know...but it just works!

We wanted some sort of slightly mad inventor, maybe on the lines of Doc Brown from the Back to the Future trilogy or even a Dr Frankenstein type character, somewhere along the lines we decided on our Victorian hero Odd. He didn't appear in many of the original strips but he featured in some of my favourite story lines (20,000 leagues under the paddling pool and when they travelled to a future Farm still crack me up!)

Well, imbetween my daily chores of freelancing what seems like an endless task of greetings cards, I was working on a character for a 'Grandpa' birthday card. I was a little concerned about the original design of Odd (created many years ago for a black and white newspaper strip) and whilst designing my 'granpa' geezer it suddenly dawned on me that I was infact subconsciously drawing an updated Odd! The Grandpa card was eventually changed to an image of a map so I've officially rescued Odd from the cluthes of the Evil Greetings Card Empire!

So, dear readers, here he is, in all his new found glory....I really like him as he appears a bit more pompous than before, what do you all think?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Mini Trailer

We are still kicking!

Here is a short trailer I've put together of the most polished tests we've done so far. Music is by Steve Luck.