Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Alcorn's Chicken Feed

Why use a fake name in your stories when you can use a real one? This is a printscreen from the childrens book I'm finishing up on. Miah Alcorn and I often use each others names for restaurants and stores. In Miah's world, "McDonald's" is often called "McPherson's". This time I decided Mr. Alcorn would own a feed store. I hope you like chickens Miah!


Blogger Aaron said...


I think your stuff rocks the rafters, my man. Is there any special software you use? Most of it looks vector based? Do you have any information on your website, or this blog regarding your your process?

- Aaron

12:27 AM  
Blogger Miah Alcorn said...

Well crimaniddly Trigger!!!, I always wanted to drive a feed truck, but I never dreamed of owning my own feed store! Luckily enough I get along fairly well with chickens... except for a nesting mother named LuLu... her and I don't always see eye to eye. In other news McPherson's just broke their usual quarterly burger sale record this month by selling 2million and 1/2 burgers!! Way to go guys!...

1:52 AM  
Blogger Goobeetsablog said...

excellent work Heath!
very playful design and soft colors.

easy on the eyes:)

9:18 AM  
Blogger Chris_Garrison said...

Beautiful! Such a clean and happy world, even the exhaust puffs look like tasty candy.

Are you going with one of the covers we saw, or some other version, or what?

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

Very, very nice. A fully realized environment, for certain. It's all in harmony. Thanks for sharing.

11:54 AM  
Blogger MickFred said...

super grand
great colours there.
I do a similar name thing
with my friend Mavis Horsesnaughtyparts.
It is a shame but i never seem to get repeat business.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Ben Reynolds said...

haha..thats awesome stuff man! Love the dude driving the truck..hes hilarious.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking sharp!
I love your work.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

Love the truck driver, he looks like he's gonna fall asleep! I would like to see a day in the life of that guy, his expression would be the same throughout.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Scott Tolleson said...

Awesome piece Heath. Love everything about it!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Randy said...

Fun stuff, here, Heath. This book's gonna be awesome.

I noticed the McPherson's name a day or two ago looking through some of Miah's stuff. That's funny how you trade back and forth.

Thanks for the comments over on my blog, too. I definitely need some help with line quality issues. I was especially rushing on those pieces, so it's good to have someone else's eyes to look through, as it were.

Know any good books on inking technique? That's one thing I'm not getting any instruction on in school, since my school's so computer-oriented right now. Maybe Miah knows of some? (hint, hint)

I don't see anything wrong with this piece, so I'll leave you alone for now. But next time I see a mis-drawn sole on a shoe, look out! :)


8:28 AM  
Blogger SteveLambe said...

Nice!I hope it also tranforms into Optimus Alcorn.

"Autobots....roll out, by golly!"

12:03 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Coolio AWESOME!!

1:23 PM  
Blogger flipstudios said...

Heath, this is awesome. Such a happy picture. I also echo AARON, if you have any tutorials on your process i'd love to see it. you are so talented. can't wait to see the book.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Dik Pose said...

This looks really good Heath! Nice!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Heath, thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog :-)
I'm so glad you did...I've been so inspired by your amazing work. It's been a joy to see His handywork in your art and the great attitude you have. Many blessings from Mexico!...and I though no one noticed the Bible on my desk ;-)

10:08 PM  
Blogger Larry Rains said...

Great Stuff Heath! I'm adding you to my blog dude. I hope you don't mind. :)

7:37 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Hey Heath! Just awesome man! Nice piece. He wouldn't be speeding would he? :) That's very cool that you guys give each other props in your own art. Very funny!

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, they sure did. When I switched over to the beta version. Oh well, I'll just find the code to take it off again. :P Thanks for your kinds words!

10:34 PM  
Blogger Rob Corley said...

Funny stuff heath and as always another great piece of artwork inspiration. This stuff needs to be animated!

10:03 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

I just love the colours in your illustrations. This is gonna be one heck of a book. Great cartooning!

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your artwork looks really good.
It's fantastic!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Roland Mechael said...

beautiful work! ;)

8:58 AM  
Blogger Danarchy said...

always awesome stoppin by your blog man

2:25 PM  
Blogger Rånny said...

gorgeous new work, Heath! I am so in love with this illo--I applaud your colour sensibilities!!!!!!!!

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Kyle Jones said...

Love it- the driver looks very Albert Uderzo-ish. Must be that moustache and huge schnoz ;)

11:45 PM  
Blogger ridd1 said...

really nice! Can't wait to see the book.

12:50 PM  
Blogger SteveLambe said...

Lookey who's on the frederator blog:

4:28 PM  
Blogger Heath said...

What the devil is he doing there?

6:49 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Spears said...

This illo is beautiful man! Nice job with the color. I'm amazed at your talent! Inspiring


3:55 PM  
Blogger murrayb said...

ditto, the colours are beautiful. Neato truck design too.(it makes me want to play the desert track in mariokart 64.)

1:45 AM  
Blogger Cedric said...

I know I'm late to the table, but I wanted to say this looks fantastic! And I ain't talkin' chicken feed. (Well, sort of). And along with the others, I would also like very much to know if this is vector/Illustrator or Photoshop or a combination of the two?

Keep the inspiration coming!

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great truck!!Despite cartoon style it's a beautifully realized form, with a great deal of information.

Fun,fun style!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Morten said...

The driver is a character "borrowed" from an Asterix-comic, admit it!

Other than that, I like your work!

7:21 AM  

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