SNAPS!!!  I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had any time to mention that I will be tabling in the Long Beach Comic Con Artist Alley at table # 2405 with Derek Hunter This weekend!  

stop by and say hi!

-a

colesanchez:

GUYS, NEXT MONDAY—- “JAMES” By Andy Ristaino and I.  Featuring the voice talents of ANDY MERRILL as the titular character!  7PM ON CN. 


Me and Cole’s third episode airs this monday.  I had a lot of fun designing the ship for this one!  promo art by cole sanchez!

here’s a title card i got to design for next mondays episode.
kingofooo:

James - title card
design by Andy Ristaino
painted by Nick Jennings
here’s a title card i got to design for next mondays episode.
kingofooo:

James - title card
design by Andy Ristaino
painted by Nick Jennings

here’s a title card i got to design for next mondays episode.

kingofooo:

James - title card

design by Andy Ristaino

painted by Nick Jennings

Steven Universe premieres tonight at 8 on cartoon network!  I know a lot of super talented folks who work on this show.  I hope you kids dig it.

-a

hey, here’s another one.

-a

who could forget the epic conclusion to the Wolverine trilogy THE TRIAL OF WOLVERINE?

even more, even more sketches. even more, even more sketches. even more, even more sketches. even more, even more sketches. even more, even more sketches.
some more sketches.   my iphone camera has a smudge in the middle of it. some more sketches.   my iphone camera has a smudge in the middle of it. some more sketches.   my iphone camera has a smudge in the middle of it. some more sketches.   my iphone camera has a smudge in the middle of it. some more sketches.   my iphone camera has a smudge in the middle of it.

some more sketches.   my iphone camera has a smudge in the middle of it.

Here’s my original original version of the song, originally titled Building a Car which, not coincidentally, was also the original title of the episode before Hot Daniel was cast as a truck.  Go HERE to hear the final version of the demo.

I still like this version a lot, but I agree with Cole that it didn’t quite fit the episode.

  • Building a car we’re gonna go far,
  • if we can tune our acts together.
  • Try it and see, a better life 
  • awaits down the road.
  • Might disagree from time to time,
  • but there’s a bridge on murky water.
  • Pieces fit clear when we all work,
  • towards a common goal.
  • and we won’t stop,
  • till we make it run.

enjoy!

-a

As i’ve said before, It was amazing to get to write a song for Al Yankovic.  I even got to go in and help direct Al while he sung!   Not that there was much to direct, Al was so professional He came in with pre-made sheet music of the song (which he gave to me after the record).

Originally I wanted it to be sort of like an early beach boys song, but i ended up just using something pretty catchy that i plunked out on the guitar that I was immediately able to conjure up lyrics to.  I ran the lyrics and song by Cole the next day, and he helped me rewrite them to be much funnier and fit more in line with the Banana Man’s character.

Here’s my demo version.  Please forgive my singing.

the lyrics go:

  • Fixing a truck with the neighbors,
  • not a better way to spend some time.
  • Hoping to see if they like me,
  • using automotive savvy.
  • Do a good job they’ll give me props,
  • BAM, I’m asked to come back tomorrow.
  • A future I see with them and me,
  • best buds, hanging out forever.
  • Board game Friday nights.
  • Best friend pillow fights.

p.s.  Al Yankovic is a super nice guy.