westchester institute

My neighbour is a therapist and has a community-based practice in the area; their fees are on a sliding scale depending on a patient’s financial ability.

My pro-bono assignment: some simple b/w, very direct & accessible easily photocopied 8″ x 11″ posters with a blurb and info. I came up with about twelve images in an afternoon, here’s a few that were a hit with his colleagues:

jonah hex (2010)

Hey, I found some creepy old Jonah Hex boards I drew years ago. This sequence has Jonah Hex breaking into his enemy’s family crypt to interrogate a dead guy named Jeb Turnbull about some plot point. In this version, Jeb Turnbull was described to me as a former suicide bomber assassin destined for the president when Jonah Hex stopped him with a knife to the neck. Totally different than the Jeb Turnbull in the comics or as he appeared in the final film, but that there’s show biz for ya.

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before & after

I thought it’d be fun to show these. I was the story dog on ‘Epic’ (around here, ‘story dog’ is there from pretty early on until pretty much the end), and here’s some examples of how I’d make a mess and others would make it awesome.

Two years before the movie was to be released, we’d be boarding away, and every once in a while the director would need to do a presentation. So he’d get a couple of the eminent painters in the studio, Production Designer Greg Couch & Art Director Mike Knapp, to take a measly panel idea and turn them into a meal. Or some other mixed metaphor. The painted images below you can find in the ‘Art of Epic’, but here’s where some of those images started, which you won’t find anywhere else.

This is where MK catches the tiny pod and then gets magically shrunk. Kind of a ‘before & after’. A bit more interesting than just showing a painting of whatever I drew.



Here’s when the good guys sneak into Wrathwood:

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And one from of those monster sequences that just wouldn’t die. Kinda like Ronin in this pic, properly recomposed & painted by Mike Knapp:

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And this one, from my own epic part of Epic, where the good guys break into MK’s dad’s house and get chased around by Ozzy. I spent months on that sequence front-to-back. Glad it worked! Here’s Greg Couch combining a few ideas from an early pass on the chase:

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