Tomorrow is G1988's tribute to the fine films of Judd Apatow. I did the above tribute to the 40 Year Old Virgin flick. I hadn't watched it since it came out and re-watched it for ideas. I forgot how damn funny that movie was, and still is.
The painting is based on the joke about "puttin it on a pedestal." The other elements are taken from the stuff in Andy's house like the Asia poster (check it out here at 2:06)
Speaking of the Asia album cover, if you're not familiar with the artist that did it, Roger Dean, go check out his work. He was doing images that looked like the world from Avatar, before James Cameron even conceived of that movie.
Last week I read an article that said Nintendo Power Magazine would stop publishing it's magazine as of this month. I couldn't help but reminisce a bit when I heard the news.
One of my first gigs out of art school was doing spot illustrations for Nintendo Power. I would get the assignments, drive out to the Redmond offices where they put the magazine articles together, and get to check out the latest games and discuss the art assignment with the game reviewer that I would be working with. It was a total blast.
After about a year or so I was asked to do one of the covers for the latest Mega Man game. Back then I was doing a lot of airbrush work and finished out the cover (twice up for print) with my Iwata HP-C Plus. Good times.Good times.
So, in honor of an amazing run on a great magazine and an end of an era, I thought I'd pull out the original along with the finished printed mag for this post. Goodbye Nintendo Power, and long live printed magazines, for now anyway.