I recently created a limited edition 16×24″ print for Gauntlet Gallery’s Daft Punk show ReDiscovery. Two prints actually, Futuro Punkaris Monumentus – “Sun” & “Moon”, depicting a future society where a gigantic monument has been created in tribute to Daft Punk. People, animals & aliens gather from all around to get down! Even Pikachu, Micheal Jackson, Rooney Fruits the Angel Dancer and a pink elephant from Dumbo joined the fray. In all there are 74 dancers. Nearly broke my mind completing this so I hope you enjoy the festivities. Here’s a rough breakdown of all the characters – 3 lizards (plus 1 lizard man), 4 cats, my lovely wife (3x), my cute dog Football, 1 polar bear, 5 mice, 1 Gnisha, 5 monkeys (gibbon, spider, orangutan…), 2 rabbits, 27 ladies (including a 4 armed blue skinned gal), 22 fellas, 2 babies, 1 Pokémon, and a partridge in a pear tree. The gentlemen behind the helmets, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo & Thomas Bangalter, are even in there. This was an absolute beast to do, but once I started I just had to complete the vision. Below are a bunch of detail shots.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Step Brothers is a classic. Yeah, it's dumb and juvenile but for me it's a friggin masterpiece. When I was approached by The Bottleneck Gallery to be in their "I Love You man" show about bromances, it didn't take me long to think of that film. The image is inspired by the dialogue from when Dale & Brennen first meet. The exchange "Call me Dragon" "Call Me Nighthawk". I imagined them flying high in the sky, riding atop mighty beasts, screaming their nuts off. I especially pumped to draw a dragon for the first time in years, been too long , look for more soon - one of the main reason why I did this piece. Had a blast bringing it to life, enjoy!
Below are print shots
It's a limited edition (50) 13x19" giclée print on 190gsm fine art rag. 1" white border around the edges.
Available now through The Bottleneck Gallery HERE
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
When Toronto Life's AD Bradley Reinhardt asked me to illustrate a series featuring their city's Mayor Rob Ford at work on his North American Tour, I nearly jumped out of my shoes! Mr. Ford is such an amazing leader and a wonderful guy. Toronto, NAY, the world, is lucky to have him. Let's follow him on his adventures...
First up, here he is at the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games. The crowd loved him!
Stopping by Calgary Stampeder's locker room. He's always welcome there.
Networking with other tourists in Chicago's Millennium Park!
Studying the effects of climate change down in Florida.
Finally, after a grueling public relations tour, he rewarded himself with an ice cream cone and trip to Walt Disney World.
Go on, you deserve it, Mr. Ford!
Here's the layout as featured in Toronto Life. It's such a funny, cutting take on Rob Ford's tenure as Mayor, there's many more pages of content about him as well. Check it out denizens of Toronto, unless you actually support him... it may prove bothersome to say the least.
Special thanks to Bradley for the terrific assignment, cheers!
Posted by PJ McQuade at 1:02 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I recently did an illustration for the upcoming book of 99 and 1/2 poems for kids called "Chocolate Chips & Rocket Ships" by John O'Marra. Looking to do more fantasy/kids book work in the future so this was perfect. The poem I illustrated is called CRUNCH! about a monster that eats, well, everything...
Posted by PJ McQuade at 3:53 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013
I am a huge fan of Mad Men and Game of Thrones, making Sunday night must-see TV in my household. My wife and I watch both shows back to back and I guess they merged subliminally in my head until I had no choice but to visualize it. Don Stark must protect Manhattan's Landing from all invaders!
The collective I am part of, Illo Confidential, recently did a sweet roundup of Mad Men art. Check it out here http://illoconfidential.com/2013/04/04/mad-men-illustration-special/
This image is also now available as a 8.5x11" giclée print through my store.
Posted by PJ McQuade at 2:41 PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Ripley, Xenomorph & Jonsey! Created for the Geeks OUT event "Dream Weaver" in NYC tomorrow night April 4th, honoring the one and only Sigourney Weaver. http://dreamweavernyc.com/
Also available as a limited (79) edition 13x19" giclée print through my Etsy store. Below are some detail shots of the print.
Posted by PJ McQuade at 4:19 PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Recently did an illustration for an article on Grantland about the Betair (Israeli Premier League) soccer team's ongoing struggles to successfully integrate non-Jewish players, specifically two Muslim players from Chechnya, with a small but vocal faction of their fan base called La Familia, a proudly racist group who wants their team "pure". In the past, ownership has bowed to these angry voices and traded those non-Jewish players away. The banner in the illustration reads "Beitar Forever Pure". It is held up and displayed during games when they play. However, recently ownership has held firm to the idea that religion of the soccer field doesn't matter and have withstood a barrage of pressure, ending the season without a trade.
Posted by PJ McQuade at 12:19 PM