Sunday, December 26, 2010

Chris Sonnenburg

Chris Sonnenburg is one of my favorite people in the world. He is big, boisterous, immensely talented, and everybody's friend. Chris was an Animation Director on Kung Fu Panda, and I had the pleasure of working with him on Futurama. He is also one of the heads of Conduct Happiness, a design company who offers T-shirts, childrens' books, accessories, and much, much more.

Chris recently released a "Little Golden Book" style childrens' book with his design partner Joe Moshier (also a Beatles Sketchblog contributor to be featured here soon). Go Pea Go! tells the story of Pea, who desperately needs to make his way to the Pea Bowl. The book is full of appealing, hilarious illustrations that harken back to the childrens' books of our childhoods.

Chris's take on the famous "Let It Be" album cover simply kills, and I'll be the first in line if these guys ever make this into a t-shirt.

Here is a sample spread from Go Pea Go!

And here are a few of my favorites from Conduct Happiness's t-shirt line.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sergio Aragones

Sergio Aragones is a legendary cartoonist, probably best known for his work on Mad Magazine. His "Mad Look At..." series is consistently the funniest comic strip out there, usually containing incredibly witty gags told without the use of words. Please notice in the piece above that Sergio worked in a great gag as well.

For more of Sergio's gifts to mankind, check out:
MAD'S GreatestArtists: Sergio Aragones
DC Solo: Sergio Aragones
Actions Speak
Louder than Words