Here are pictures of my work on display at the Oshkosh Museum, kindly sent to me by Michael Breza, who set up the exhibit. I would love to visit and see the many other cool objects and artwork at this fine exhibit, but alas, my time is all taken up these days.
Here are a few quick sketches – mostly older spontaneous doodles. The John Carter sketch below was the first one I did for the book illustration, but there were already plenty of Carter-versus-Thark images submitted, so they went with my landscape one (https://meinerthansen.com/2011/10/01/john-carter-of-mars/).
This was a book project I started a few years ago. It’s the story of a stormy world where wispy cloud dwellers and rugged land dwellers coexist, unaware of each other’s existence. One day, a Sky-dweller discovers a brave Land-dweller climbing a mountain. It’s the story of how these two find a way to meet. I was told there was a similar Japanese animated story, so I dropped it. Still haven’t found it, but there is an animated film, unrelated, called Skyland. I may revisit this and call it something else.
I’ve decided to clean up some older work and post them here. This one was fun to do – it’s an alien world, it’s got stars, ruins, rings in the sky and the obligatory guy with a staff. I’m happy with the way his helmet refracts the sky. It was an old trick of holding up a glass bulb to the artwork on my screen and getting the real reflections and photographing it.
At last I can say I’ve been working on this game for almost two years at Warner Bros Games Montreal. If you’re a fan of the previous two games, you will be thrilled by the new one. I did a lot of concept art for this, and hope someday I can show it. I’m particularly proud of the Batwing, which you’ll have to wait and see when the game comes out. I’m working with extraordinarily talented artists who are putting their all into this.
If you’re in Wisconsin this summer, there will be an exhibit of steampunk art, objects, costumes etc. in Oshkosh. It’s at the beautiful Oshkosh Public Museum, and will have some of my artwork and gadgets, including blueprints from “The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne” and more. I hope to get down there for a visit. It’s from June 8 to September 8. I sent time my time machine, Nautilus drawings, a couple of rayguns and 25 blueprints from Jules Verne. A few samples here: