I'm working on a short comic strip based on one of my favourite films, 'Escape from the Planet of the Apes'. Here's a panel from it. I don't want to spoil how the film ends if you haven't seen it, but if you haven't seen it - what's wrong with you? Go and watch it immediately.
Back in 2007 I did a picture for the art exhibition for the London Luau which is a weekend of Tiki treats. But before the show opened, the gallery, I think it was the Truman Brewery, was broken into and a number of pieces were stolen. Mine was amongst the burglars' haul. This left me out of pocket, but hopefully I'll get a free ticket for the next one. Let's hope they do one this year as it's a great weekend, especially if, like me, you're a cocktail fan.
If I was in a band it would have to be full of aliens, robots, cat-suited super heroines and beehived ladies. A bit like this one. We'd just play lounge and super cool covers of cartoon theme tunes. I'd probably need to learn an instrument too.
The lovable illustrator Jonathan Edwards collects pictures of Serge Gainsbourg from anyone who fancies having a go at drawing him. I fancied a go and here is my Serge. Have a look at the rest of the Serges on his Draw Serge blog. Have a look at Mr Edwards' fantastic illustrations too while you're at it. Now I'm going to run all this text through a translation engine to give this post a more French feel.
Croque monsieur. L'illustrateur aimable Jonathan Edwards rassemble des images de Serge Gainsbourg de n'importe qui aime avoir un attaquer au schéma il. J'ai aimé un aller et voici ma Serge. Allez voir le reste des serges sur son blog de Serge D'aspiration. Allez voir les illustrations fantastiques de M. Edwards trop tandis que. Re à lui. Maintenant I'allant courir tout ce texte par un moteur de traduction pour donner à ce poteau une sensation plus Française. Pamplemousse.
The bear and ragged staff is the emblem of the fine county of Warwickshire and is a much under used symbol of the area. A while back, I did some work with Warwickshire County Council on using the bear as a mascot for their various youth schemes. But they never went with it. You can find out the coat of arms' history here if you want.
Here's the AussieBum promo for the St Valentine's bunny briefs & boxers I designed. Those rabbits are really going for it... and you could too in a pair of these amazing underpants! I'm wasted illustrating, I should really be in copywriting with lines like those.
Hello Young Lovers wherever you are. It's only a month from one of the most commercial holidays of the year when romance is enforced on those people who have become trapped together in each other's company and are forced to buy meaningless chocolates and thoughtless flower selections for each other or face the anger of their partner. So if you feel you must buy a present as the greeting card corporations insist then you could do a lot worse that get down to the AussieBum shop and get some of these fantastic undies. Buy them now - you don't have to wait for these corporations to tell you when you should. Be romantic all the time!
Nothing sums up Valentine's day more than two rabbits at it! You've got the choice of red or blue and boxers or briefs. I can't believe AussieBum let me do this design for them. What am I saying? I've met some of their staff and of course they would - I'm just surprised we didn't hit this level sooner!
One of my favourite creatures is the moth. Furry insects that only come out at night- what more could you want? I really like the word 'moth' too. I did these chaps a while back for an Australian agency and I'm sure that moths over that neck of the woods can get massive - and probably become deadly too.
I haven't updated my Kitten Parasite blog for over three months. So today I did. For those of you unfamiliar with my obsession with kittens and parasites allow me to explain:
A couple of years ago I wrote and illustrated a collection of poems about kittens with parasites. Unbelievably no publisher would touch it so I decided to self publish with the help of a friend of mine Bill Griffin. It did pretty well and I sold most of the 1000 run we printed. I do have a couple left so drop me a line if you want one and I think you may still be able to find it lying around most Forbidden Planets.
Here's an example of what to expect from the Kitten Parasites and you can follow their sporadic adventures here.
I went to Kenilworth castle today and for the first time in my three decades of going there, went into the Gate House. Well I have been before, but that was for a charity do where I had to use it as a changing room where I dressed up as Paddington Bear. This was the first time I'd gone on the tour.
Anyway, they had this strange creature carved into a dresser there. It looked like a satyr, but it had a second face in its tummy. The guide wouldn't let me take a photo so I've drawn it up to show you. Have you ever seen the like?
Here's 53 types of Squeeball still at the prototype stage. Can you spot the lucky few who made it through into the final game? I wish the one with the udders would have. I also like the one which is inspired by the Flash Gordon lizard men with its eyes inside its mouth. Gordon's Alive!
I was in Asda tody and noticed that Squeeballs was doing well in the Nintendo DS charts. I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I designed the characters for this game. Did I mention it? It's been out in the UK a few weeks now, but I haven't seen the Wii version in any shops here, which is far superior.
I found some old concept work I did for this game ages ago and here it is.
It's hard finding work to post up on here as the nature of the industry requires that I'm always signing NDAs so I can't show anything until it is either out or canned. However, I did this picture for a potentially exciting project which I can't talk about but I notice that they've put the image up on the web so as it's now in the public domain I'm putting it up too.
I'm afraid that today's post is just me touting my wares for commercial gains. If you're after zombies and kittens come back here later. Otherwise, here's a bit of corporate work I did with Waste Creative for Cartoon Network. I designed some Ben 10 style aliens for the CN site's Ben 10 Alien Maker. I've posted this so you can see that I don't just draw zombies and kittens (although I usually do) and so that any creative agencies can see what a versatile and reasonably priced artist I really am. If you are such a creative agency check out the rest of my work and get in touch. Look here: www.philcorbett.com
Well let's kick off 2010 with this promo video for my AussieBum range, 'Double Take'. Get them from the AussieBum site and make them become the best sellers of the decade so they'll ask me to do more designs for them.
Being the illustrator extraordinaire and wondrous wordsmith that I am, I will endeavor to entertain you through the pages of this blog. I am still not sure if there will be any point to my ramblings but I feel that it has to be done so I am doing it. May God have mercy on all our adorable souls.