Thursday, June 26, 2008





Kitha: Princess of Venus.

Kitha is a fictional character from the story within the story, The Fire Gods of Venus- the a radio play, circa 1933. George never meets Kitha, but he expects to, because she in his head all the time. - Jeff

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Kitha, princess of Venus. Not so Skribble Art.



Skribble Art ! I was talking someone that I'm doing some collaborative work with and I skribbled of this image of John Cater of Mars on my wacom tablet. I use my tablet all the time, but I hadn't sketched with it much. I really liked what I got. I think it capture more of the marks that are usually faint with a pencil. It was kinda cool.
So when I started working on some new designs for The Fire Gods of Venus, I thought I'd use the same tool. That would be an opaque acrylic brush, and very flat, no painty dry brushing, which is how I usually work .

I have been inclining towards NOT doing much tonal blending but choosing the right color and tone and putting that down, that makes much more decisive, no hedging. This new piece is of the Venusian Golgarath or something, and no, it doesn't look like my other Fire Gods work. The Venus one differs from the Mars one in that it is from a pencil sketch, at the moment I like the lines of the Mars one more.



In the story there is a 1933 radio play called The Fire Gods of Venus, which factors greatly in George's experience of venus. These designs are heavy on the quick, hackneyed and early pulp flavor, because that is their real source. I don't think everything I do for this portion,The Fire Gods of Venus: The Radio Play will be quite so cartoony in presentation, but it helps me get my head around the subject matter. - Jeff

Monday, June 09, 2008



I couldn't help it. With the announcement of Andrew Stanton's scripting of John Carter of Mars I set up Barsoomia.org, a site tied into my main home page. I'm such a geek. Barsoom rules.

Friday, June 06, 2008


From PIXAR BLOG Exclusive: Andrew Stanton confirms John Carter of Mars [Complete post]

Andrew Stanton personally confirmed for me and others attending today's roundtable discussion in Toronto that he is currently writing John Carter of Mars for Pixar.

The disclosure came at the end of the short, but extremely enjoyable, discussion (excerpts of which will be published here soon), when a writer from Suite101.com asked about Stanton's next project, to which Stanton mentioned (not too loudly) 'John Carter of Mars'.

Doubting what I'm hearing, I interject, "What is that?" "John Carter of Mars, Stanton replies." "You're confirming John Carter? Are you serious?" At this point, I turn my tape recorder back on, "...say that on tape!", I tell him. Stanton: "I am writing John Carter of Mars right now." "Oh man, you just doubled my page views!", I say. Everybody laughs.

(I'm currently looking for a way to transfer the poor-quality audio from the microcassette tape into my computer, for uploading here.)

No details on the film just yet, but somehow the fact that Stanton is writing has quelled most of my doubts about the till-now rumoured project.
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Some bragging here: Stanton told me at the event that he reads The Pixar Blog often. He also reads Upcoming Pixar, and is wondering as to why Luxo hasn't posted in a while :)

http://pixarblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/exclusive-andrew-stanton-confirms-john.html

Wednesday, June 04, 2008











I'm really pumped on wallE and this promo is particularly interesting to me because it shows live humans with animated characters and is made by Pixar, and Andrew Stanton who will be making John Carter of Mars. They are far from the first to combine the too, but it's a first for Pixar.