Monday, June 12, 2006

[Cue Mommas & The Poppas:] "Monday, Monday -- Can't Trust That Day..."

Short Monday AM post to say:

* I wrapped up the cover painting for The Last Broadcast on Saturday and will know by tomorrow if it's acceptable to Heretic and the filmmakers. I'm pretty pleased with it -- if all goes well, I'll be able to (at last!) post an image here on the blog, and this'll be the debut art for that. So, hopefully, you'll see it soon!

This was the first color piece I've done that was a complete pleasure to render, stem to stern, in a great while. I had a solid concept for the DVD wraparound cover, which all involved enthusiastically approved. The painting itself, however, took on its own life, and though I stuck absolutely to the approved 'rough' and concept, the final result went quite beyond what I had in my head -- what should have been a simple textural pattern became more disturbing, fusing skeletal shapes and forms into an evocative "something else" I found delightful.

Let's hope Heretic, Lance Weiler and Stefan Avalos agree!

* I've also been scrambling to catch up with email, Marlboro Broadband Committee meeting minutes and obligations, and prep for a meeting today with Joe Citro and Alan Eames about a proposed H.P. Lovecraft festival here in Brattleboro, VT in October. Joe and I are driving over to Alan's later this morn, so expect news soon...

* I've prepped the first summer CCS film program for the students and CCS folks, which begins tonight. Should be fun; we'll see who and how many show for the show.

* Also juggling a batch of comics and graphic novel reviews for John Rovnak and, which I'll be delivering later this week. I'll post excerpts and links here -- so, more reading ahead.

Have a great Monday, one and all --