During the making of WTWTA Motherboard’s own Shane Smith headed over to London and caught up with Spike Jonze and his legion of masterminds as they toiled away at the digital artistry that would ultimately breathe life into the creatures known as the Wild Things.
Over the course of the last year Sammy Harkham (one of today’s featured artists) and his comics anthology Kramers Ergot (specifically the behemoth KE7) have been responsible for thrusting some of the underground comics world’s greatest talents into the public eye. He’s like the Charles Saatchi of the comics world… or something like that. He is also the man behind the wonderful comic Crickets and graciously accepted an invitation for us to grill him about various things. Keep reading to see his responses.
So the Your Wild Things Contest ended earlier today, and all told we had 158 approved entires from both extremely talented artist to crayon doodles from three-year-olds (we had a few more but they were, um, of the blue variety and since this is a family-friendly site we could not post them–sorry!). We loved most of them, and it was very tough to narrow down the winners. But we did, and without further ado we would like to announce them. Drumroll please… (this is when you’re supposed to click “…Read more”)
It’s 12 PM EST on Friday, October 16. That means the Your Wild Things contest is over. Finito. The end. Done. Thanks to the almost 200 artists who submitted their work (which you can check out here), and please understand that we cannot accept any more entries. Check back in at 2 PM EST to see who the big winners are.
Today is the day we’ve all been patiently waiting for. We’re sure many of you can’t read this because you ditched work or school to catch an early screening of WTWTA, but the rest of you should buy tickets right now lest you be (literally) stuck out in the cold and being forced to wait even longer to see this beast of a film. If you are stuck in a cubicle or classroom, check back right here at 2 PM to see the winners of our Your Wild Things contest. And if you’re a slacker who’s putting last minute touches on your Wild Things artwork, you have a little under an hour and a half to get it in. The contest will end at noon today, and that will be that.
Sammy Harkham was born in Los Angeles on May 21, 1980. When he was 14 he moved with his family to Sydney, Australia. …Read more.
Wow. VBS really brought home the monster bacon over the course of the last two weeks with five separate episodes of Art Talk that revolve around the crew of WTWTA. Today’s fifth and final episode is all about cinematographer Lance Acord. Watch it if you want to see how Spike and Co. made the land of the Wild Things so beautiful and otherworldly. And just in case you missed out, click here to check out the rest of the WTWTA Art Talks.
Painter, illustrator, and author Mark Todd took his first creative cues from comic books and Star Wars: worlds of inventive fantasy that still inform his art. His latest work involves intense scrutiny and alteration of classic comic cover from Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Spiderman and other series, including the work of legendary illustrators like Jack Kirby. …Read more