Sidecar Astronauts - Play Again Album is LIVE

In case you missed it, Storm DiCostanzo, of the band Paul and Storm, just released his Kickstarted solo album today called Play Again by Sidecar Astronauts. It’s a delightful extravaganza of upbeat pop-tastic goodness. The perfect soundtrack to blast away the winter grey.

Also! I contributed a large portion of the artwork for this album. I’ve been a fan of Storm’s work for a very long time and I was thrilled and honored to get to design the art for this project.

But really, it’s all about the tunes. Storm did a fantastic job weaving together a sci-fi band, complete with tales of their adventures in space rocking out. You’ll get to see more of that once the videos are released, so keep your eyes peeled for that. I, for one, am excited to see where the Sidecar Astronauts go next. In the meantime, you can pick up a copy over at:

sidecarastronauts.bandcamp.com

Eventually this album will be found in all the other usual music buying/listening places too.

Sidecar Astronauts News!

It was just officially announced that I am helping out Storm DiCostanzo (of Paul and Storm) with the art on his Kickstarter album project, Sidecar Astronauts. A few other folks are joining this project to help out with videos and the production including Laser M WebberJoseph and Sarah Scrimshaw.

 

We're working hard behind the scenes to make sure Storm has the most awesome album release possible. I'm thrilled and honored to be a part of this project and very excited to make the final product a visual delight, extending Adam Levermore's amazing original Sidecar Astronauts art.

 

Read the full update to get the full details on all the astro-awesome stuff happening on this project.

 Original album art by Adam Levermore

Original album art by Adam Levermore

Awkward Adaptations

About a month ago I was approached by Meltem Bilgic to see if I had any interest in illustrating the awkward adaptations of nature for a new science blog she was developing.

 

Yes.

 

Yes I do.

 

So much.

 

Fast forward to today. The first article went up yesterday which is about a marsupial that mates itself to death. The cartoon for this, as one might imagine, was very fun to design. Please check it out and subscribe and/or share.

Action Cats! Kickstarter

Hello! 

Today is the launch day for Action Cats!, a game by Keith Baker and Jenn Ellis of the fabulous Twogether Studios, with Angela M. Webber from Doubleclicks Records for project management, and myself for the box art!

 If you think your cat would make the puuurfect action cat, you have the opportunity to submit your fiesty feline's photo to become one of the game's official action cats! 

Wat!

I know, it's very exciting! Check out the Kickstarter for the full details and to get your own copy of Action Cats!

Feminist Frequency: Colleen Macklin Portrait

This month's Feminist Frequency newsletter features the amazing Colleen Macklin. A fascinating professor of design and techology and game designer. Her games focus on social awareness such as communication, culture, and the power of failure. Her work is also attributed with being one of the inspirations behind Cards Against Humanity.

Feminist Frequency asked me to illustrate her banner portrait. I was honored to be a part of this project and tickled to learn all about Colleen, and her wonderful work, in the process.

 

You can check out the full interview over at Feminist Frequency. If you like their work, I highly recommend signing up for their newsletter.

Puppy-sized Dinosaur a.k.a. Aquilops

Once upon a time there was a wee bitty ceratopsian called Aquilops. It's estimated to have been 3.3lbs (1.5kg), had cheek spikes, and all around totes adorbs.

 

Last fall for InkTober, I illustrated a squirrel wearing an Aquilops skull. It was part of a series of illustrations of modern critters wearing the skulls of long extinct critters. I did my best--with what research data I could find--to keep the critter pairings to scale. I felt an Aquilops skull with all its delightful protrusions, would make a fine bony mask for a squirrel.

 

Last week I was contacted by one of the namers of Aquilops, Matt Wedel. He was preparing a blog post about the Aquilops art that has emerged since the naming and had found my weird squirrel. I was delighted and honored to be a part of his quest and I'm happy to inform you that the post is now published. Needless to say, I highly recommend checking it out. There's some amazing Aquilops art out there.

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week: There has been an Aquilopsing – have you felt it?