October 25, 2014


A few years back I created a line of flight mask graphics for leading ski/snowboard facemask producer Airhole. This line of masks, titled the "Aviator Series", was only released in the 2010/2011 season and quickly sold out. Over the last few years I have received numerous emails from people looking for these facemasks. Well I'm happy to say that a new edition of one of the masks from the Aviator Series has been reproduced for Airhole's 2015 collection. So if you missed them before, here is a chance to get your hands on one!

The graphic is an updated version of one the pieces the from the original Aviator Series, the American MBU-20 flight mask. The original versions (2 American and 1 Russian flight mask) were faithful recreations of the actual flight masks, using the the subdued colours of the rubber, plastic and metal construction found on the actual masks. But on this new version, to change things up and to give the graphic a little more "pop", the inner shell of the mask was painted a bold gold/yellow colour.

If you are interested, get one before they are gone again….I don't think that there will be a third run! Go to the Airhole site to find the dealer nearest to you. 

Thanks to Max and the guys at Airhole.

October 23, 2014


I have a 5 page spread in the latest issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine (#127). The article is a "Portfolio Interview" and features a mix of personal work from my Entartete Kunst Series and a handful of freelance illustration pieces. The accompanying interview covers topics from how I got into concept art to the publication of my art book, Born In Concrete: The EK Series. 

Unfortunately, even though my job as a concept artist is central to the interview/feature (titled "Masterful Concepts"), the article is almost completely devoid of my concept work. It is next to impossible to obtain image publishing permissions from big companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sega, etc., so only one character design concept illustration is included in the whole piece. That being said, the feature turned out well (Even though for some reason they classify me as an animator, and say that I work in the film industry?), and hopefully gives insight into my work, inspirations, etc.

This issue also features great work by Paul Scott Canavan, Jedd Chevrier and a host of others.

Big thanks to Anna-lisa Saywell and April Madden at Advanced Photoshop for the interest and the opportunity.

October 19, 2014


Tiny Realms, a playful combat strategy game I did some illustration work for, has been officially released globally for IOS platforms, and is available on the Apple App Store.

As I mentioned in previous posts, Tiny Realms is a casual combat strategy game developed by local Victoria, B.C. developer Tiny Mob Games. I'm not much of a gamer, but I find this game to be pretty fun, and it has a couple unique features that set it apart from other casual combat strategy games out there. First, it has individual unit control, which allows the user to have a more involved role in combat, as opposed to the standard "place and pray" model of most other similar games. The game also features a mode called "Battlegrounds" which allows users to participate in large faction wide battles for control of larger sections of the world map.

In case you aren't an Apple user, I believe Android and Facebook versions of the game are coming in the near future. 

Thanks to Jamie and Paul over at Tiny Mobs Games, and check out the latest work from Tiny Mob's Mike Deas!

October 5, 2014


The first model in the three figure "EK Cosmonaut Series" is now available for preorder from Industria Mechanika. Visit the Industria Mechanika shop here,  for more info. or if you want to order one up!

Modeled by the talented Gene Campbell, this figure is of the same quality and features the same attention to detail as the Dystopic kit, but is slightly smaller at 1/8th scale, so it will have a smaller footprint and a smaller price tag!

Here are a few shots of the master sculpt, printed from Gene's original by Des at Ownage:

The next two figures in this series will be released sequentially starting early next year.

Industria Mechanika is offering a small discount on preorders made in the next two weeks so if you are interested in picking one of these kits up now is the time. Visit the IMech shop here.

Thanks to Gene, Des and Michael for creating another great kit!