Hello, good day, Sawubona, and other greetings in languages that I do not know how to say ahoy.
Some stuff – first off, my brother’s band The Kiffness released their new music video for ‘Find A Way’ featuring Shortstraw; another rad South African band. The video was directed by Brendan Barnes and edited by Al from Shortstraw. Nice one dudes:
Next up – some sketches of the ‘KIFF’ album cover. I started with this one:
My bro liked the general vibe so I worked up this one:
I still liked some of the earlier elements more than the updated draft, so I worked it up in Photoshop. My buddy James pointed out the the square box on top of the circle for ‘The Kiffness’ kind of broke up the composition. Dave and I both agreed he was right. After many iterations, we arrived at the final piece:
I printed out some mock-up parts for the album, and we were like ‘YEAH THAS QUITE COOL’:
The physical album actually has been produced and I think may be appearing in Musica stores preeetty soon. Here’s my brother and Shandu pimpin’ it on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, a local SABC dance show where they performed:
Next up, been going through some old sketchbooks to spot any cool unused ideas I may use in a current project:
Found a sketch of my brother in his studio. This isn’t really what his studio looks like, I think it may have been an idea for the album cover:
Then, a recent comic jam from James and I:
As a final note, here’s Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, holding up a shirt James and I designed. In 2008 we designed this shirt, entered it into a t-shirt competition and we won. It’s called ‘eSempowenis‘ and it’s based on an old Bru & Boegie cartoon I drew. It’s The Simpsons as a South African family. Unbeknownst to me, someone I had worked on a fan-game with apparently was friendly with the Groening family and ordered a shirt for him. Apparently Matt got a kick out of it. The online friend asked me not to share the pic. I agreed. This was in 2009. For 5 years neither James nor I put up the image. I think it may be ok to share this now. Sorry if not.