Michael Carriere (of Zapdot) and myself were part of a four-person panel on freelance game development that took place at the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge, MA. I worked with Rohit Crasta (of Playcrafting Boston) to put the panel together. Continue reading
It’s time for my year end summary! Yeah, I know we’re half way through February but what can I say? I guess I haven’t been doing a great job at keeping folks up to date on what I’ve been working on. I am aiming to get back on the blogging horse (is that a thing?) in 2013, but I better start off with reviewing what has transpired already: Continue reading
Oops!..I Got Married Again
Aw, Britney – ready for love again! And only two minutes to make it to the altar! But what is all this…baggage? Cheetos, ex boyfriends, and delicious snacks! Fortunately, there are a few powerups to make this wedding happen. All the cheezy puffs in the world can not stand in the way of love!
I finished up a contract viral news game for MTV’s Addicting Games portal this past week. The topic of the game was Britney Spears’ upcoming wedding tomorrow on Valentine’s Day at an undisclosed tropical destination.
I was responsible for creating all of the art, as well as any programming required for the game engine.
One of my favorite highlights was getting to create a power up where Britney gets to surf on the famous snake from the VMA music awards! There are three other silly power ups as well that were modeled from her various music videos and tours.
The fine folks over at Addicting Games provided some humorous voice acting for the various in-game characters too.
Give it a try over at Addicting Games and see if you can get Britney to the “altar” in time.
This blog has been a bit quiet lately so I figure I might as well post one of the side projects that I’ve been working on all this time. Morbid Holiday is a creative outlet for my illustration-based comics and off-center sense of humor.
The seeds of this project began from starting my daily drawing routine back a few months ago on October 4th. I kept it up each and every day and found that I was getting more and more inspired about illustration again.
Illustration is what I originally went to art school for even though I never finished that degree. It has been very rewarding to reawaken a latent passion of mine to tell stories and jokes visually.
I’ve been focusing lately on the one-panel style of comic, usually with a line of text beneath the drawing. Similar to the Far Side in format. I grew up on a steady diet of off-the-wall Far Side calendars from 1986 onward, though until recently had completely forgotten about Gary Larson’s masterpiece.
I have been creating a new offbeat cartoon each day and have been having so much fun. It is my hope that this is something I can grow slowly over the next year or two as the fan base and content increases.
I’ve gone ahead and setup a facebook page for Morbid Holiday so fans can get daily updates as well as leave posts or comments on the wall.
I’m also starting to build out content in an online store to offer greeting cards, prints, t-shirts, and other products to the folks requesting them. It has been very touching to receive requests for various art and designs of mine and I look forward to creating even more humorous content that will let people get a glimpse into my twisted view of the world.
I haven’t stopped working on games. I actually have two games finished and currently moving through the sponsorship and licensing process over at Flash Game License. It is also the holiday season so things get hectic and jumbled for myself and the portals and contracts I work with.
I’d greatly appreciate any help reaching a larger audience for sure, so if you like what you see please share with your friends and followers!