Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Apocalypse Coffee


Hooray! The Cloudy Collection 2012 Calendar of the Impending Apocalypse released yesterday! It's a special edition of 50 calendars screenprinted in 3 colors and filled with every way you'd want the world to end.
Each month was illustrated by a different talented artist-- Emory Allen, Joe Alterio, Ana Benaroya, Amy Crehore, David Huyck, Adam Koford, Joe Lambert, Phil McAndrew, Luke Pearson, Vincent Stall, and Jamie Zollars. I had the pleasure of drawing September's apocalypse! I'm also so tickled that the wonderful Luke Pearson simultaneously illustrated October with a fully flooded town--looking our months side by side reads like a story!

Apocalypse or not, when there's crummy weather I love the feeling of being snug inside with a good book and I figured my protagonist would appreciate that as well. At first I thought of doing a fiery inferno outside, but it took me a while to get used to the rules of setting up layers for screenprinting, and none of the sketches were working for me:


When something doesn't work sometimes you just have to start over, and a change of scenery (and flooding!) worked out better for me in another sketch (and although those socks would be cozy, I thought they were too distracting from the coffeshop/maritime theme):


Some photos of the screenprinted set:


You can buy the calendar yourself and browse some of the other fine Cloudy Collection sets here!

6 comments:

Erin McGuire said...

She looks just like "Jane" from empire records- http://www.princess-emily.com/albums/EmpireRecords/DebiMazarthen.jpg

Also, awesome piece! I'm a sucker for orange :]

Mr Mouw said...

Great piece, as always. I particularly love the Poseidon and siren on the wall = )

Emmeline Illustration said...

It's stunning! At the end of the world I'd probably want to be snuggled with a good book too.

Visansaya Loisawai said...

great color and idea ,I like that girl and your calendar all! xD

ANTONIO CUESTA said...

My god, beautiful!

Maldito Columpio said...

YOUR WORK IS SOOOooOO AMAZING!!!
nice to find you :^)