Racing into your week with a high speed pencil rendering of Mario and pals for the Periscope Tumblr sketch challenge. I enlisted my son to help me with the reference on this piece. We did some father/son bonding as we Googled the various race track worlds. I ended up using Wario’s Gold Mine, a most treacherous track indeed. Check that Tumblr link for more MarioKart art in the coming week. And by the way, you can fill your Shopping Kart with this MarioKart Original Art at the Periscope Etsy Store .
Miyazaki Week at the Periscope Tumblr finds me reminiscing an Epic Failure back in 1994, I think it was. I thought I’d work in the kitchen of Aplets and Cotlets for a summer job, and gave up without even putting in a full day. I’ve always had a strong sense of self-preservation and the combination of smoldering hot caldrons bubbling with candy and my poorly developed muscles, I was afraid a full day of work would end in disaster. I left the job in shame, and decided I’d spend the rest of my life at a drawing board. Now that I’ve confessed, I think you may be able to appreciate the personal significance that this scene from Spirited Away has for me. Quite powerful.
Wow! Came across this milestone issue of Not Brand Echh in my extensive internet browsing. I gotta make sure my comic shop reserves a copy! Consistently mild-mannered comic book consumers will transform into raging, stampeding Hulks to get their hands on this;)
2011 brings the thrills and spills of a collective effort by Periscope Studio to post weekly (?!) sketches on its Tumblr Site. Looks like we’re kicking it off with SpiderGirl. Here she is with all eight legs…