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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TMNT 2014 unused footage then this happened..and I think I wet my pants just a little..

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tiger Sharks!!!

Reliving more pieces of my childhood with these pieces. Dunno if you guys remember the old TigerSharks cartoon (1987), but it was a short lived, yet somehow still memorable, creation of Rankin/Bass (The same people that brought us ThunderCats and SilverHawks).

Did these and a few others for :iconmako87: (a commission client Richard) as a throwback and reinterpretation of the characters a bit more "up to date" on the looks. In all I did about 14-15 characters but can't show them all here as some are OC (original characters) and others may be used to promote a new show! 'Twas cool to reference and re-watch some of the old show for research!Mako, Octavia, Dolph, Angel, Doc Walro, Bronc, and finally T-Ray.

View on DeviantArt
Peep the old TigerSharks show opening!


~Chad C.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Naked Harley Quinn!!

The only reason I'm making this a journal entry is because it was an answer to a facebook question posed to me and seemed long enough to warrant a journal entry. That is to say, I usually keep my opinions to myself unless asked specifically.

First, here is what we're…
I'll preface with, I don't condone suicide or sexism, but I also operate regularly in constant shades of gray (not black and white). I can see both sides of the argument pretty clearly. On the comic book (and comic creator) side, the contest was seen as no more than just a way to discover new talent written in a way that is common in the industry BECAUSE everyone involved in the creation is on the same page about what is being created and what isn't.

 I feel like it may be hard to understand where they're coming from if you don't have a good working knowledge of how things work in the realm of comics and cartoon humor. If you know anything about Harely Quinn the character, you know that she's a bat sh** crazy ex-therapist to the Joker, who actually ends up on the other side of the shrink's couch when she falls in love with the Joker (a sadistic psychopathic killer wrapped up in black humor, laughs, and clown make-up).

 In DC's mind they're looking at it in a very "Chuck Jones" Looney Tunes (Wile E. Coyote dying multiple times in a single cartoon) kind of way..and in fact, have Harley break the forth wall and actually address the writers of the book asking in which way they were planning on killing her in the book (in the same way Wile E. might hold up a sign in his cartoons stating to the audience how he's feeling at that particular time).

 It's often ridiculous to me how the media loves to take things out of context and blow them way out of proportion. All the internet saw was "naked" "female" "suicide." The last 2 words aren't even in the description but implied.

Now, on the other side of the coin, I do think (and agree with others remarks) that this was a poor choice of a page for DC to choose as a basis for a contest to the public. Comic fans may get the humor, but the general public is not so understanding or forgiving. Without all of the explanation I've given above (aka context) I can definitely see how it could be taken the wrong way. 
In my experience, it's often the people who understand the least about what is being discussed that have the most to say about it..for whatever reason. After having read the description I did have the thought though that they may not have thought this one through completely…I draw "scantily clad" women all the time, but I also understand that these pieces are for a specific audience (not everyone).

All in all, there was just a lot more explanation needed on DC's part as to what the description actually meant overall in terms of the character's personality.

Personally, I love the Harley Quinn character (original costume), and I get it DC.

~Chad C.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

PS4 - XBOX ONE - Next Gen Game Trailers - E3

Less talk, more show! After the hype of E3 2013, these are the games I'm most looking forward to playing (all in one place, so at least I'll be able to find them when I want to see them)! ;) Oh, and maybe a few "honorable mentions" for current gen.

Tom Clancy's - The Division

Sunset Overdrive

Star Wars:Battlefront 3

The Order:1886

Watch Dogs

Deep Down

 Infamous: Second Son

Mad Max

Metal Gear Solid 5

Batman:Arkham Origins

The Dark Sorcerer

Murdered Soul Suspect


Dragon Age: Inquisition

South Park: The Stick of Truth


Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

Final Fantasy XV


~Chad C.

Monday, July 8, 2013


If you guys are in art school and want to be any kind of prominent artist in the entertainment, animation, video game, or comic book industry, I highly, highly recommend you take a look at the interviews on

Bobby Chiu is in charge over there and is a respected industry artist (which is why he's able to pull interviews with the artists he presents). The information you will hear in these interviews is invaluable if you take your career as an industry artist seriously.

I tend to watch or listen to these a lot while I'm actually working, and it's helped answer a lot of questions I've had about other creator techniques and how they got started in the industry.

Check it Out!!

~Chad C.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Living the Game

My good friend and short film producer/director Matt Connolly and I produced a short film for a Reebok competition earlier this year. As the subject of the film, it was to encompass my love, passion, and fire for creativity in general, but specifically for my martial art Capoeira.

I could talk a lot about what it means to me and the talent of Matt as a visionary, but I'll let the film speak for itself. Cheers, and Happy 4th! (btw, we got 5th place out of 5 possible spots).

~Chad C.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Anime Expo 2013

So, I will finally make it to Anime Expo this year! Every other year around this time since 2006 I've been in preparation for San Diego Comic Con, so I always miss Anime Expo...but NOT this year! Comic Con is not a must this year, so I'm going to the AX!

There's a lot I want to see there, including new anime titles, artwork (of course), meeting some of the artists behind some of my favorite series and films, games, toys, and last but not least, ridiculous cosplay, hah!

May see you guys there or may not, but I'm sure it will be a bit o' the ol' fun!


~Chad C.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wow! We made it!

This was my first post on the 'Udon: World of Warcraft Tribute,' but since then I've found out that my piece made it in the book!! Super stoked for this and it will be out in July 2013 exclusively at San Diego Comic Con!

Prior Post:

So I just finished my "World of Warcraft - Tribute Book" piece minutes ago!! Of course I worked all the way up to the deadline date..but it took 2 months of "researching" WOW again in order to get my "reference" for the piece (such hard work). ;)

I really dig the design work in Warcraft and of Blizzard in general, so we shall see what they have to say (fingers crossed). Apologies, I cannot show you the piece or even a sneak peek, as Blizzard and Udon have said "NO!"

I respect the rules, so you'll have to wait, but the good news is, I will have more to post on Deviant Art that has nothing to do with that at all!!!

cheers all,

~Chad C.

Friday, April 5, 2013

R.I.P. Carmine Infantino

Re-posting this because it will never matter more than today... I am dedicating this piece "Officially" to one of my favorite teachers at SVA and legendary comic book creator 'CARMINE INFANTINO'. The creator of the Flash we all know and love (Silver Age Flash), Poison Ivy, Batgirl, and many other well known comic book characters, passed today at age 87

Carmine was a teacher of mine while I attended The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. I absolutely loved his very straight forward attitude about comics and how to put one together the right way. I will always be grateful for his words and wisdom.
He is the teacher that told me I had "it" and that I should continue doing comics. "It," being that artist's eye for putting things together well, he told me.

I'd been wanting to do a piece for him since I left school and didn't feel my skills were up to par enough at the time to do a respectable piece for him. So with progression over the years came this piece. Hope he liked it.. R.I.P. Carmine Infantino (May 24, 1925 – April 4, 2013)