Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Run Wacky Run!

Anybody in Los Angeles recognize this? It's Wacky the Waffle! If you ever drive down Sunset Blvd. at night, you'll see this bad boy lit up in neon. I designed it for a small restaurant on the corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset, across the street from Miagi's. 8226 W Sunset Blvd to be exact. And the name of the place? "Wacky Waffles" silly! Last time I went there I saw the logo on the waitress's t-shirts. It was also etched in glass by some of the tables. I should post a photo of the place...but I can't find any online. I should also post some of the designs I did before I reached this version. They're pretty funny.

Here's a drawing I did a few weeks ago at our weekly animation meeting. The idea, taken from the one and only Mark Walton (story board artist extraordinair), was to draw a wrestler and a girl scout in a funny predicament. This was my attempt. I know , I know, it seems pretty vicious at first glance....but c'mon! The girl was charging 5 bucks for a box of Thin Mints! And this guy doesn't make a lot...ya know?

This is a painting in my living room. Again..owls. Or one owl. I did this for an art show about 2 years ago. I thought it came out all right... A lot of my friends notice it and are surprised I did it. I guess because it looks very professional in a thrift store frame. Or maybe it's because it's actually finished. Who knows? It's kind of fun surprising people with your work...keeps them on their toes!

I saw this big guy walking casually across the main road like he owned it. I stopped in the middle of the street and shot away. At one point this tarantula stopped and offered me a ride. I said "No thanks buddy..already got one..." as I pointed to my girlfriend's jeep. He slowly turned around ...shrugged his shoulders and while walking away I swore he mumbled "Dang tourists..."
He also had these 2 black pinchers on the back of his abdamen that looked mighty no way was I trusting that arachnid.

Tarantula, Tarantula
Crawling up my leg.
I gasp, then scream...
Oh great, I'm dead

It's kind of hard to tell in this photo....but I'm in that tree below. Sequoia trees are so huge and beautiful they will just leave you stunned. I still can't get over it. Wanna see the aftermath of a tree attacking an SUV? click here.

If you look on the pic first...see the 2 rainbows? Awesome. Too bad I didn't see any leprechauns.


Scott Wright said...

you rock!

SMacLeod said...

I love pictures. I hate spiders.

Josh Parpan said...

Great stuff, love the owls and the lion! Thanks for the encouraging comments on my blog!

Alina Chau said...

Love your posting!! Great stuffs!!

Virginia Valle said...

Ohh I want to see more owls :) they are lovely!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I didnt find thing that i need... :-(