Finally, more news! It’s been forever since I’ve updated this site, and it’s not because I haven’t been busy. Just the opposite, actually. First up, I did an illustration for the cover of this week’s Willamette Week. If you are in the Portland area, you know this as the weekly paper you can find everywhere around town. If you aren’t from Portland, you can read it here. And for your viewing pleasure, here is the illustrated cover:
The cover story is titled “Return of Chucky: Portland needs to make big spending cuts. New mayor Charlie Hales is swinging the ax.” Click on the image to read the full story.
In other news, I also illustrated a cover for Bitch Magazine, another Portland based publication. I can’t share the image now, but look for it to hit the news stands in the next month or two.
Also, you may know from one of my last posts that I was working with Laika on their feature length animated film, ParaNorman. Since then, the film has been completed, released, and nominated for an Academy Award! I have been hard at work with Laika on their next film, and hopefully it will be announced soon so that I can share more information with everyone.
Look for further updates soon. Thanks for visiting!
The teaser trailer for ParaNorman, the movie I have been working on with LAIKA for the past year is finally here! You can also see the poster for the film above. And now for the trailer:
Here is the official synopsis of the film from laika.com:
A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Norman Babcock is an outcast in his small New England town. When a horde of zombies is unleashed on the populace, Norman learns he must use his paranormal powers to make things right again. That’s not an easy task when you’re only eleven. And you’ve just been grounded.
The voice cast includes Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Oscar® nominee Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, Ocean’s Eleven), Oscar® nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Twilight), Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner John Goodman (Monsters, Inc., The Big Lebowski), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Toy Story 3), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, How to Train Your Dragon), Tony® and Emmy® Award winning performer Elaine Strich (30 Rock), Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show), Bernard Hill (Titanic) and Alex Borstein (Family Guy).
Based on an original story by Chris Butler.
Distributed by Focus Features.
Arianne Sutner (Animation Producer, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and LAIKA President and CEO Travis Knight are producers. Academy Award® winner Brian Van’t Hul (King Kong, Coraline) is Visual Effects Supervisor. Nelson Lowry (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Corpse Bride) is Production Designer and Tristan Oliver (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit) is Director of Photography.
We are all very excited to be able to finally share a little bit of this amazing film! Looking forward to the August release!
Recently, Maxim did a feature on the Five Best Batman-Star Wars Mashups, and it looks like I made the list! Sweet!
Click HERE to read the story.
If you are here as a result of the article, thank you for checking out my site! If you are here by other means… thank you for checking out my site!!!
Hello zubko.com visitors! It may have seemed I was dead to the world, or at least being extremely lazy and inactive recently – but nothing could be further from the truth!!! I have been hard at work, working at LAIKA animation on their next feature film, Paranorman! If you missed the first two links, check it out HERE!!!! I can’t say anything that hasn’t been announced already, but I can tell you that the story and visuals are AMAZING and it will be a great GREAT film!
So leave a couple hours open in August 2012 to go see the film when it hits theaters!
Have you been eying a fine art print of my Betty White With A Flaming Chainsaw Riding John Ritter in my store, but not sure if you should take the plunge for an extra special holiday gift for your loved ones? Well, head on over to the Portland Mercury website where you can bid on that very print, where your money will be going to a good, charitable cause, benefiting The Raphael House (raphaelhouse.com), a Portland, OR based nonprofit that assists survivors of domestic violence and their families!! Who knows? You may be able to get one for much less than from my online store. The fine art Giclee print is on textured watercolor paper and is of archival quality. Sized at 9.75″ x 13.5″, it would look perfect hanging over your fireplace, adding the “epic” quality to your living room you’ve been searching for.
Check it out HERE!
Act fast! The auction ends Saturday, December 11th at 12pm PST. Happy bidding!
It’s out, it’s out! You can now pick up this week’s issue of the Portland Mercury, complete with the all-new, all-awesome Choose Your Own Adventure style Eat & Drink Guide. And after spending some time reading it, let me tell you – it’s definitely worth picking up if you are in the PDX area.
Available this week only, so grab one soon!
I apologize to anyone looking for the Portland Mercury Food & Drink Guide this week. It has actually been delayed until this coming week and should be available on Thursday, October 21st. Make sure you pick one up, it will be available as a special insert of the FREE Portland Mercury!
For all of you not in the Portland area… I’m sorry. But I suppose a Food & Drink Guide for Portland wouldn’t be of use to you anyway. Please enjoy the cover art on my site instead!
More new work postings to come!
The Portland Mercury’s Food & Drink Guide will be available as a special insert in the October 14th edition of the paper. I provided the illustrations for the cover and interior spots. Pick one up starting October 14th – they’re free if you’re in the Portland area! You only have one week to grab it, so get one while you can. It sounds like the guide itself will not only be informative, but very entertaining as well. Mark your calendar!
Click here to see the piece in my gallery.
Sorry for such a short notice, but I have a piece of artwork on eBay, donated to raise money for the Even Chance pitbull rescue in San Diego, Cailfornia, and it’s only got about 2 hours until the end!!! Unfortunately, I was away on vacation when the auction went up and did not have a chance to put a post in a timely manner.
Thanks for checking out my, and all the other artists’ work!