Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Two-Page Spread From My Children's Book

Here's a rough sample of a finished spread from my Children's Book I'm currently drawing/writing, "My Binky and My Bear." More to come soon!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Making of "ParaNorman"

A spectacular making-of featurette of Laika's new stop-motion animated film, "ParaNorman." It's spectacular to see how efficient stop-motion is getting, with the digital advent of wire removal, green-screening and everything else that you can fix in post relatively easily!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Life of Pi Trailer

'BOUT EFFING TIME!!! After being lobbed from director to director, the Booker award-winning book, "Life of Pi" FINALLY has been made! And by Ang Lee, of all people, probably one of the few big-name directors I'd feel confident would do it right! If you haven't read the book yet, for the love of god, DO SO! It's absolutely AMAAAZZZZIINGGG!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Was Interviewed!

My good journalist friend, Andrea Emmes, interviewed me for her Gaming blog! Check it out here: Forbidden Panel: An Interview With Jason Martin

Monday, July 2, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie

This delightful documentary showcases three independent video game makers, and the insane struggles they went through to not only make, but iron out the bugs, hit a deadline, and try to sell, their creations that each have taken about three years of their lives to create and develop. It really makes you feel for ANYONE that takes the time and effort to really focus on making something that could, potentially, be great, or in one case of the three shown, could blow up in your face. It equal parts heart-breaking and inspirational, at the same time. Not only do I give insane props to the creators shown in this film, but also to the documentarians that made this, and succeeded in doing so well with the spare budget and time they had to work on this. Bravo! So take your 10 bucks, and buy it, dammit! Support indie cinema! Support creativity! And get inspired, at the same time!

"What Is Your Style?"

Probably one of the biggest critiques I get from Art Directors is that they can't figure out what my style is. Well, GOOD! If you're working for a company that changes the visual development with your next project, it seems having an artist with a wide, diverse range would be beneficial, in my opinion, but some A.D.s get confused by this. I think I'm going to eventually just make websites with very specific styles of art, and just create strange and ridiculous pen names, to just differentiate what I do, and not have to deal with that issue any more. Jason Martin will do cute, cartoony art that's predominantly round and vector. Sir Leo Cornelius Fishgraff III will do the dark, edgy fantasy. And Baxter Petinschew will do children's books. Well, until I figure that out, here's a dark, edgy quick gesture I did the other day. Integrating a lot more textures into my art. Really seems to add an organic edge to what I'm making, no doubt.