They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…but this isn’t cool! It looks like those clowns at “Dream Cast” are at it again...bootlegging my EK model kits! Last fall they had released copies of the three figures in the 1/8th scale EK Cosmonaut Series, and now they have managed to produce a knock off of the popular 1/6 scale Dystopic kit. These bootlegged kits are recast from an original kit, often using cheap materials and parts, so they are of an inferior quality. But more importantly, they are produced without consent, and completely cut the creators, Gene, myself and Industria Mechanika, out of the loop. So if you are interested in purchasing a kit, please order directly from Industria Mechanika at: industriamechanika.com
September 4, 2017
September 3, 2017
1/6th scale Dystopic resin kits are back for pre-orders! Sculpted by Gene Campbell and produced by Industria Mechanika, this popular kit hasn't been in stock since January.....
August 23, 2017
All three 1/8th scale EK Cosmonaut kits are back in stock over at Industria Mechanika (I think this is the first time all 3 kits are available at the same time). Expertly modelled by Gene Campbell, and produced by Industria Mechanika, these are great High quality garage kits.
As I mentioned in a couple previous posts, bootlegged versions of these kits appeared last fall, but you can be sure that these are the real thing!
So if you need a kit or 2 to complete the series, or if you are looking for a full set, now is the time to pick them up!
July 30, 2017
This one was fun to illustrate, as there was a lot to pull from Jeremy's story.....an action packed adventure with an interesting setting.....think Pirates of the Caribbean meets Keepers of the Maser. Jeremy wanted a murky-like feeling...which worked well with my desaturated, hazy style. I also had the opportunity to create the logo and tag-line wordmark.
Cyrus Longbones and the Curse of the Sea Zombie will be available later in the year from Viking House Publishing.
Some more prints have been added to the shop on my website, borninconcrete.com. All are high quality, limited edition giclees printed on fine art paper. Signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Various sizes, shapes, etc. Check them out at the shop!
May 29, 2017
I've started an Instagram page to post images more regularly....EK stuff, other side projects, material from abandoned projects, sketches and other musings.
May 26, 2017
I'll be participating in the judging panel again for The Rookies, an international awards competition for artists, designers, animators, creators, etc. Entries have to be submitted by this Monday, May 29th. Every year The Rookies hand out a bunch of great prizes and paid internships to some of the top studios in the field. Winners should be announced in July.
The EK_02 1/8th scale resin model kit is back in stock at the IMech Shop. Expertly sculpted by Gene Campbell and produced by Industria Mechanika!
Bootlegged versions of this kit surfaced last fall....but this is the real deal!
Get it here!
March 16, 2017
Here is a cover illustration I did for the book "Renegades", the third instalment in the Randoms Series by author David Liss. This one is another great science-fi adventure, with Zeke and his friends continuing their adventure, traveling to strange worlds, encountering bizarre beings, battling aliens, while learning and growing along the way. Plus there is a dose of tween romance thrown in there for good measure.
Anyways, the cover was a lot of fun....being a wrap around image like the previous books and featuring a host of the characters from the series in a circular graphic arrangement. This one was a little different in that it contains 2 different locations....one on the front cover and the second on the back, whereas the previous 2 books featured singular locations. This also introduced more colour...but in the end I still think it fits with the other covers.
Renegades will be released in hardcover next September.
Thanks to Lizzy Bromley at Simon & Schuster.
March 14, 2017
The 1/8th scale EK Cosmonaut 01 and 03 kits are coming back for another run and are now available for pre-order over at Industria Mechanika. The shipping ETA of these kits is May 2017.
Lower quality boot-legged versions of these kits were circulating last fall so if you've been looking for an authentic version, now is the time to pick one up.
February 5, 2017
I'm happy to announce a new model kit I have in the works with Industria Mechanika, the 1/6th scale Duchess. Sculpted again by the talented Gene Campbell, this figure was conceived as a companion piece to the popular Dystopic kit.
Production on this figure has begun, so hopefully the kit will be ready for pre-order and release sometime later in 2017.
I'll post updates in the future!
February 3, 2017
Here is a short interview I did recently with creative networking site Movidiam. We discuss working in the games industry, networking and my Enartete Kunst art project.
or, if you prefer, you can read the print version here.
December 16, 2016
A couple months ago I posted some character design/illustration work I had done for the Supertruck expansion to the racing game Anki Overdrive.... and I recently received permission to post some more of this work. So I've added an Anki Overdrive section to my website. You can check it out here.
Thanks to Eddie Visser!
December 9, 2016
My 2 most popular EK Model Kits, Dystopic and EK Cosmonaut 02 are in the process of restocking over at Industria Mechanika. They are available for preorder now and they should be shipping around late January 2017.
Plus, Industria Mechanika is now selling copies of my book, Born In Concrete: The EK Series in their shop. They are currently offering it at a discounted price, so you can pick one up while ordering your model kit!