Just saw the final product of the labels I did for Wallenpaupack Brewing Company. I haven’t gotten my hands on any yet, but there were plenty of nice photos on Untapped so I figured I would post some of my favorites up on here. I tried to give it a bit of a 90’s comic book look. Cheers!
Got a chance to throw up the Blood Money skull at Sto’s Old City Beer Garden in Old City Philly yesterday. Been 16 years since I picked up a spray can but I’m happy with the end result.
Here are a couple pics I found on Instagram of people chilling in front of the piece:
Also, since I always love when other artists post their #WIP shots I will as well:
I want to do more of this kind of stuff now, anyone have a blank wall I could borrow?
Hey everybody! I started a new project called Interpreting Retro where I draw a picture of how I saw or imagined a retro game from my childhood. My Instagram account is @Phenzy and I hashtag these #interpretingretro. Here are the ones I’ve made so far:
Yay! Dragon Warrior slime!
I know this wasn’t the intention, but this is always what the hero in the original Dragon Warrior looked like to me.
Karpov always looks like he is holding his pants up.
The end heart boss in Contra always looked like Popeye to me.
Little Nemo climbing into animal suits always freaked me out a bit for a game that wasn’t supposed to be creepy.
I always thought the end of the original Zelda was pretty rough when Gannon died and became just a pile of guts.
Cyclops from Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse.
Eyeball from Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest.
Each of these images is available on items over on my Redbubble account.
Samuel Adams just released a new beer called Fresh as Helles and it looks eerily similar to my illustration for Conshohocken Brewing Company I did over a year ago. Here is the new Sam Adams beer:
My friends who brought it to my attention swear its a total rip off, I myself don’t really have an opinion. It seems super strange to me and I certainly feel that the design/art is not Fresh as Hell, but thats about it. I mean, it could be that someone got the idea from my illustration or it could be that someone just had a similar idea roughly a year after Blood Money came out, no way to really ever know. Either way, the Universe is strange.
Either way, Blood Money is coming back out real soon and I can’t wait to get my hands on some more of that super tasty juice!!! I’m gonna try Fresh as Helles as soon as I see it around as well.
I did 4 more labels for Conshohocken Brewing Company. One can and three bottles.
I did the artwork for Ghost Bear and all of the artwork/design for My Sweet Shadow, Ten Ton Hammer and Locust Star.
Here are some of my favorite photos of Ghost Bear from UnTapped.
Here are a couple of the bottle labels as well. I am super proud of the fonts. Everything except for the barcodes(when used) are hand done.
See you guys soon!
Here is another can I worked on for Conshohocken Brewing Company. Prost!
Here are a few of my favorite pics I grabbed from Untapped:
My biggest fan is my three year old daughter, so I had to include this fun owl over on the corner!
The beer is fantastic, easily one of my favorite Oktoberfests I have had. My other favorite is Stoudt’s. Go pick up a can or more and try it out.
So… I started doing artwork for Conshohocken Brewing Company back in February. Here are two of the cans that are currently out. A third can will be out in early August.
Here are a few of my favorite pics of Blood Money people have posted on Untapped.
I will be posting some of my favorite Island in the Sun pics soon as well.
New design up for sale on my Society 6 store. For a limited time you can get free shipping and $5.00 off any item! Check out the link here: http://society6.com/Thecrayonwar?promo=0ccf4b
The deal only lasts until April 13th so make your purchases soon! You can get this on all kinds of items like prints, tote bags and pillows.
My first entry of 2014. Go check out Thecrayonwar.com for all my other art, I’m going to stick with using this blog for my comic for the time being. I put so many rules and limitations on myself when doing my drawing a day project that it will be real nice to do something with no guidelines in place. Hope you enjoy the comic/journal!