Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I'm also a horrible son...

None of my friends weren't able to model for my next painting, so I kindly asked my dad to step in. He was a trooper.

I'm a sexy model.

I've been using myself as a model for my new pieces...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Student Survival Guide


Someone must have stolen my soul and placed it in this week's edition of Eye Weekly. It's one of the drawings you'll find in the Student Survival Guide article.
The drawing captured my big ears, glasses, scrawny neck, hairstyle from summer 2005-spring 2006, cowboy shirt, and strap from my "manpurse". Who took a picture of me without me knowing and used it as reference for this drawing? And who's the girl? Gill, perhaps, without the B.Ho, after/before the Dance Cave. We were classified as the "Indie Hipsters".
Here's an excerpt of the feature article:

THE INDIE HIPSTER

Use caution when approaching the Hipsters, as they are prone to bouts of unprovoked mockery and condescending derision when confronted with things other people have heard of.

Voice: Sustained nasal whine: "Wolf Parade were fine, I guess, until they totally sold out. Now they're charging like $8 a ticket -- throw them on the Arcade Fire, they're soooo Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Next!"

Distinctive markings: Males of the species are noted for the short, wildly angular mess of tangled hair on their heads. Both genders can be recognized for the vintage corduroy on their legs and the ironically appropriated pseudo-corporate logos on their shirts.

Range: Queen Street West, College Street, Kensington Market or the virtual world of www.stillepost.ca.

Habitat: Too legit for residence, the Hipster will often be found nesting alongside ever-escalating numbers of roommates, which often leads to the rapid formation of ill-conceived bands. Their shelter can often be found atop stores or in family homes refashioned into awkward apartment complexes.

Mating grounds: The Boat (158 Augusta), 751 (751 Queen W.), Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick), El Amigo (1205 Queen W.), Sneaky Dee's (431 College).


Holy crap! I just realized...last spring when team B+G and I were walking out of Eaton Centre, a girl came up to me with a camera and asked if she could take a picture of me for a school news article. She stated the article was regarding fashion...but really it must have been used to classify me as a hipster. Wow...and all this time I wasn't sure what type of person I was.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

randomness

There was no life drawing this Monday because of Simcoe day and the only thing artwise I've been working on lately is a top-secret webcomic for this fall. So to keep this blog fresh, I've been digging deep in my hard drive to find something that hasn't been displayed on my blog yet.
Spider-Man 3 is coming out next year...I'm such a nerd.

Alien designs for a comic I wanted to do about intergalactic wrestling, sort of like M.U.S.C.L.E.S. but in space.


Oh, it was my birthday today and I had to work at the book depository. I got my hands covered in something that hopefully turned out to be red curry, had a hectic night from the constant huge pouring of customers coming in and out, and got a cut on my hand from a plastic lid. Then I muttered "I'm not even suppose to be here today...and it's even my birthday." When my co-workers heard, they got me a last minute birthday card that said "Sorry, we still love you". At least I got a card...that said "Sorry".
I just can't wait for Saturday's Paintball Birthday Bash so I can shoot people...in the face.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

emolaroids.

Here's something I did in 2002(?). Goache paintings in polaroid format, inspired by emo songs. I wish I did a hundred of these.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

..., And friends!

I've been working on some collaborative comic work with some friends ever since finishing Popper Cosmix 05. Here's a sneak peek of what you'll see later this summer.
My friend Zen has this wicked, animated and umm... ELECTRIC comic called Action Satisfaction Supreme! If you ever see him at a Toronto Comic convention, stop by his table and buy his comics! His work feels as ALIVE as something that came out of the Cartoon Network. Here is a sample page of my characters from Popper Cosmix helping out Russ from A.S.S. issue 2!

Matthew Mohammad will be releasing a Black Bastard anthology, hopefully ready by the San Diego convention. I did the seg-way comic pages featuring Professor Thug between the various stories.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

the rock music can kill your dad.

Finally received a couple copies of the books I did for Rubicon/Thomson Nelson. Here's some spots I did for a book called "Rock 'N' Roll". It's about how rock music tore apart a father and son relationship. Damn you, Paul Simon!


Here's a comic I did for this book about "Survivors", published by Thomson Nelson/Rubicon.




That's right! Assignments at the end of the comic. I want your papers in on my desk before my flight to Austria/Italy in...three days!
-Mr. Loo