Monday, April 25, 2011
I was brought on by Yellow Hat Productions to do backgrounds and some design for a pilot of a cartoon adaptation of Scarlett May Blossom's Diary - Just got the release to put these out on the net. Here are a couple concept sketches from this naughty little girl's natural habitat.
Views from the Town of Honeysuckle Grove and the Outside Inn Trailer Park:
Posted by WKoffman at 3:39 AM
I drew Kill me Comix through 5 years and 6 issues, and just had fun with it. There is an unmatched freedom in independent print media for creative concepts and unique perspectives. These are underground comix for people who think a little different. They're a little bit crude and a little bit crazy, and really mirror my thinking. Between and within single issues, stories and formats radically vary from structured narrative to total abstraction, from teenage ideology to absolute absurdity, losing and finding styles and structures all the way along. Really, while I was drawing these, I thought I had them all figured out, but it's clear in retrospect that this work is totally unrestrained imagination running wild over paper.... and to me, that's still what it's all about.
Posted by WKoffman at 12:43 AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I worked making posters for the Newport Beach Film Festival when I was 16 years old. It was an interesting first break for me and even though they had ideas of what they wanted the imagery to be, I really got to go my own direction stylistically. Looking back on work I did so many years ago I always have a lot to critique, but it's an interesting piece of history none the less. Above is an advertisement for the Youth Division screening and below is a flyer calling for submissions.
Posted by WKoffman at 10:27 PM
Band related illustrations done between the ages of 13 and 16. I edited this down to the tip of the iceberg because no one really needs to see the primordial ooze my illustrations crawled out of. And, even though I've grown a lot as an artist since making these, there is something about naive teenage creativity that just can't be recaptured. So step into my adolescent mind and then let me know if I've grown up yet.
Posted by WKoffman at 9:52 PM