Sunday, September 4, 2011

Freaky Field Guide for CNN


WOO HOO!!! Now I can show everyone my gig for CNN!
It was a ton of fun making these 10 images of mythological Japanese creatures to go with Matt Alt's accompanying vivid descriptions.
Be sure and check out all 3 pages of the article.

1. Kirin
2. Nue
3. Shachihoko
4. Baku
5. Houou
6. Maneki Neko
7. Komainu
8. Ryu
9. Catfish God
10. Gama's Toad


Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Of Staves and Sigmas" Cover

After somewhat of a hiatus from the page (which included an intercontinental move), I can finally show the new art!

Here's my cover for Geoffrey Verdegast's "Of Staves and Sigmas," the first installment in his epic "Souls of Ergos" series.

Mr. Verdegast describes his vivid, richly detailed story thusly, also offering insight into the cover's dual-world theme:
The SOULS OF ERGOS saga is a sinuous, multi-layered tale centred around two men, two worlds, and a bizarre twist of cosmic duality. Both men rousted by Fate, both displaced by undeflectable circumstance onto foreign spheres, each finds himself striving to remain grounded amid the peril of unfamiliar terrains and hostile peoples while simultaneously trying to unriddle the mystery behind their intersidereal abductions. With one protagonist stranded on contemporary earth, and the other on mediaeval Ergos, their respective existences come down to an ability to brave the travels and travails born of faithworthy comrades, of treacherous situations, and of the handful of gradually-manifesting mystical abilities that threaten to make both men unwillingly unique to their surrogate worlds. (Taken from the author's site)
And here's a view of the entire cover, including the back's illustration and blurbs.

It's available now in paperback and Kindle versions through Amazon or Smashwords.

(More posts soon - including a job I'm working on for CNN!)


Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Piece for Group Show in Kobe, Japan


"the first step is the last step"
Drawing and Digital, 5/2011
This piece was made for a show in Kobe called Transitions, and had this statement attached:
"My own impending transitions: After living in Japan for 4 years, I will be going back to the U.S. to live and work in a place that will be both familiar and strange at the same time. I thought of someone getting ready to take a risky, if necessary leap. One that, even with ample preparation, can still inspire that *oh shit* feeling of being on the edge of something - the feeling of that last step before there's nothing familiar to stand on anymore."

Great big prints (36"x20" or 93cm x 50cm) are available for ¥9000 ($110.00) plus shipping. Smaller sizes are also available - please contact me for prices at: me@chipboles.com
(detail)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Custom V-Day Portrait as Gambit and Rogue


Custom "Gambit and Rogue"-style portrait of (and for) some friends, as a V-Day gift :)
(Shoot me a message if you're interested in getting your own portrait!)

Friday, February 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Monster Karaoke Party - Part 2


A behind-the-scenes look at another (gigantic) guest at the St. Patrick's Day Karaoke Party for Irish monsters / mythological creatures / cryptozoological folks.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Banshee Sketch


At the St. Patrick's Day Karaoke Party for Irish monsters / mythological creatures / cryptozoological folks, who's singing? You guessed it - the Banshee.

More members of this merry band coming soon :)