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Hey DA, I wanted to share some news with you. As some of you know in April I left the gig at Ignition entertainment. At the time it was a little depressing because I left behind some good friends and talented artist who wanted to finish the project with me. In the last 2 months I've been returning to my roots and creating art. Though I enjoy art directing especially if I have a great team to work with, there is simply nothing like creating art yourself and envisioning whole worlds, scenes, characters and creatures etc, this is what I really enjoy and live for.

I've always felt that my work was best suited for story telling be it a single illustration a character design or a comicbook, film etc. I also feel like the level of detail I put in some of my work was suited more for illustration and film then games, though the technology used to visualize and play games is coming closer to cinema, It's not quite there but it's coming along.

Well now it's all coming together as I will be working on a big feature film and will disclose info as I am allowed to in the future.

The other part of the news is that I also will be working with Radical comics on a new series/graphic novel which will be my first comicbook/sequential work. I cannot disclose any other info on either project but I can say that the graphic novel will be fully painted.

So just when I thought my career was maxing out I'm thrown another wave of adventure and wonderment that my art has brought to me, it's very crazy at times to think what I will get myself into next or should I say what my art will get me into :). Just read the previous Journal entry to see how crazy a life of an artist can be.

If I dont post as often you now know what I will be doing, but the good thing when the work is done and ready to show there will be a good chunk.

I'll do my best to keep DA informed of my whereabouts and projects.

all the best,

  • Listening to: Deftones, Tool
  • Reading: not much
  • Watching: ultimate fighter, balances the violence in my art
  • Playing: nada
  • Eating: all sorts of junk
  • Drinking: flavored water
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Greath new JP !

All that i was wishing for you . on the epic scale you reaaly deserve !

Working in a film , doing its own graphic novel with a company that ... most of its graphic novels Get into becoming films hahah

In 5 years you will be working as The Artist for your own Graphic Novel MOVIE !!

We all hope so friend ...

You reaaly deserve all that as the reaaly crazy amount of effort you put into everything you do ...

And i still remember all that i "rediscovered" with you on those long 4 hours of dvds on the Gnomon workshops yu did ....

Yo have to do some more of those in some years with all new stuffs and very advanced new techniques that you will be learning and trying and experimenting and building to do all you have to do with the most crazy quality as you should from now ...

All the best luck to you and to yours Mister Great Instructor and Mister great Example to all us...

Yu deserve all good luck you could have dude .
For all the amount of day and night your efforts in this things .

Thats sure

All the best!


Dave-Wilkins Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!! Great news man
jarling-art Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Well, you know you're my HERO! Way to go JP!
Steelpengu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh, John Carter, I'm jealous. You'd better do some badass work or I'll be dissapointed!!!!!! :shakefist:
ErickCarjes Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Definitely keep us informed of those project's progression! I'm very much looking forward to seeing what kind of graphic novel you put out; I'm just hoping that the writing quality is as good as your artwork! [2]
TomMandrake Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
A John Carter of Mars project, That is fantastic :) A Princess of Mars is one of my favorite books!
wahay Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very exciting to hear! Don't forget to keep us posted.
Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely keep us informed of those project's progression! I'm very much looking forward to seeing what kind of graphic novel you put out; I'm just hoping that the writing quality is as good as your artwork!
Roalmeh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Man, that's really good news. You are absolutely right, your level of details is simply awesome. It gives inspiration to many people (including me, of course).

Good luck into the film project!

And some few words: Can't wait to see your sequentials! Good look there too!

Cheers from Brazil
Shadowbrooke Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
What exciting news! I am a big fan of your work. Wish I could paint at the your level, and I am secretly extremely envious of your talents!!! Can't wait to see more works! :boing:

Do you by chance offer tutorials? Any art tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for posting here, glad I got you on the watchlist!
ajha100 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Congratulations, and well deserved! You've singlehandedly convinced me to watch John Carter of Mars when it comes out! :-) Best of luck, I can't wait to see the results (and the graphic novel, too)...
Konjur Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
dude Hell yeah this project has your name all over it...congrats! cant wait for the comic stuff too...radical news...hA! i made a funny
francis001 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
congrats man! totally jealous of you for the john carter of mars gig, that will be great. Looking forward to your Radical Comics material too!
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Good luck! so is life adventures and you are lucky enough to be working in the art field...
GreenLadyMonster Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
I'm still a young artist/college student trying to find her way in the world, so I can only imagine right now how its like. It sounds like my kind of thing though. One of these days...

Congrats on both of the jobs you got though; sounds like you got your work cut out for you. I've always liked Radical comics so I'm sure it won't disappoint. But your work never disappoints, so yeah. :P
Beannighe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Excellent news ! Look up an artist by the name of..get ready " Ivan the Cat " . Its his real name ! I knew Ivan in high school . He was into illustration and doing Heavy Metal style comics ( submitted and had 2 story's printed )in the back of his dad's studio , tons of airbrush stuff back in the day . Last I heard, he had gone on to do storyboards for major hollywood films and stuff like that . Point being, from small town Canada to the lights of Hollywood , your art can take you anywhere you desire . Variety, eet eez ze spice of life , no!? OUI ! =)
Keep us apprised of the progress!
martianhalo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Congratulations on the JCOM job! I've been waiting forever for this film. Are you doing character work? Creatures?

Best of luck!
Aracubus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds very very fun.

Radical comics have good taste in art.

I cant wait to see that!!

cheers from Argentina.
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