Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sad Monsters n Apes n stuff


Hey! Look what came in the mail the other day =] It's the 'Sad Monsters' book I worked on a while back with super funny writer, Mr. Frank Lesser. I had a lot of fun illustrating some of the hilarious characters in this book... and it's my first cover! You can come by APE on Oct 1-2 in San Francisco where I'll have some of the originals on display at table #701. I'll also have a few copies you can check out (maybe even some for sale?). You can pre-order some right now via amazon, powell's (yup, that awesome store in portland) or other fine retailers at the bottom of the Sad Monsters website.

steven colbert!!! whaaat!!?? ...that's just bananas.

here's the inked drawing next to the final

...a chupacabra who's good at ballroom dancing.

godzilla feeling under the weather (sorry, i couldn't help myself ;)

a stay at home genie

and a couple of details from other illustrations in the book.

got caught!

So yeah, come by table #701 at APE and say hi. I'll be there sharing a table with my tag team partner who makes these adorable little cards you just want to eat up. I hear the google doodlers are in the house as well... a super crew of artists I have the lucky chance to work with. Anywho thats plenty of chatter from this box! Hope to see you guys there! -willie

12 comments:

Arthur Fong said...

really freakin cool man. Congrats again! Can't wait!

efmuok said...

So awesome! I just pre-ordered and I can't wait. Keep up the great work willie, I've never commented before but I've been reading your blog since 2008 and you've inspired me to follow my dream to become an animator. Just started school two weeks ago. Keep rockin.

hayleeherrick said...

This is awesome dude! Congrats on your first, and hope to see more from you in the future!

willie real said...

Thanks! efmuok, wow thanks for the kind words and good luck with school! It's so humbling to read your comment. I try and put my best foot forward, have fun with my art and it's very rewarding to hear that it's made a connection. Thank you for commenting :)

George Cwirko-Godycki said...

looks amazing! i want a really nice drawing in my copy, get started now!

chibiaion said...

Awesome! Gotta love these cool characters. :D buy aion account

Betsy Bauer said...

Congrats! It looks really great!

Sandra Brandst├Ątter said...

great. I especially like the ballroom dancer and his melancholical look.

SuperBeez said...

This is awesome... I just amazon bought this bad boy! Can't wait to get it =)

JPF said...

Your monsters and characters are adorable. You can´t help but like them:)

Chelsea Loren Edwards said...

Hey, wanted to say that your Sad Monster illustrations are hilarious and adorable. I saw them in the bookstore yesterday and decided I needed to look up the artist! Great stuff! ♥

Nick Bear said...

Sweetness! My bro has that hairy dude poster :) Great work!