Videos – “Some of them fancy new-fangled movin’ pictures.”
This summer I achieved one of my long standing goals by appearing at the San Diego Comic Con. I appeared in the Nintendo Gamer’s Lounge where I spent the better part of 34 hours creating a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time mural. Response was amazing, and the following time lapse is my highest viewed video on YouTube to date.
I was honored to be asked back for an appearance at the 2nd Annual C2E2 Convention in Chicago, Illinois. This time I was to recreate an Ivan Reis illustration of Green Lantern for DC Comics. The final art is 9 feet wide by 14 feet tall and took just over 30 hours to complete.
In the fall of 2010 I completed my third New York Comic Con and fourth New York Anime chalk art appearances. Ok, maybe I cheated a little since it was the same show, but I got to make a chalk mural for the 20th Anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! for toonzaki.com. Below is my time lapse video of the process, about 28 hours of work in total. Enjoy!
Below is the time lapse video showing the full 33 hour creation of my Star Wars Celebration V Clone Wars chalk art. You can also click here to see the Clone Wars Chalk Art photos.
A video time lapse of my 11 hour 3D chalk art mural for ESPN at Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, CT. It averaged 95 degrees over the two days while I made this, but everyone was amazing to work with and I had a great time. Having never been to the park, I had to plan my light direction and shadows based on a photo provided of the planned drawing area; I think it turned out pretty darn close. You can click here to see the ESPN 3D Chalk Art photos from the event.
Here is the complete time lapse video of my Alex Ross Poster Art chalk mural from the C2E2 convention in April of 2010. The music in the video is by the amazing band Kirby krackle. If you want to read about the convention and see all of the progress photos check out my C2E2 Alex Ross Avengers Chalk Mural blog post.
In keeping with the above video, here is an interview taken of me by Dave West of Comic Book University at C2E2 not long after I finished the 23 hours chalk mural, hence the reason I look kinda tired.
I was filmed for an episode of the PBS arts program “Expressions” and below is the final video as it aired in January 2009. This will tell you almost anything you might want to know about my work as a chalk muralist. Two artists are covered in each episode; in this case I am the first 18 minutes of the show… enjoy!
I appeared at the New York Anime Festival and created a chalk art mural of the anime Soul Eater for FUNimation. In the end, they took the mural back to their offices. This is a video they posted on their site of the mural unveiling, and it looks like it held up pretty well. This is also my most popular video on youtube with over 8,000 views and 150+ comments so far. Check it out, and take a look at my New York Anime Soul Eater Chalk Art Mural post for more photos from that weekend.
Also from the New York Anime Festival is this interview with the Japan Society that lasts about 10 minutes. We discuss all things chalky.
While at the Chicago Comic Con, I met some of the coolest people ever! No lie, seriously! The folks over at pwndcast.com were at the show doing a live feed all weekend long. After they interviewed everyone under the sun including the cast of the Battlestar Galactica TV series, they decided to scrape the bottom of the barrel and give me some screen time. What follows are the two parts of this video interview where the host, Christian, and myself banter and rant about all sorts of stuff. To read more about my Chicago Comic Con experience and see mural photos, you can check out my Chicago Comic Con Ultimate Avengers Chalk Art post here.
Chicago Comic Con 2009 – Part I
Chicago Comic Con 2009 – Part II
Another video from the Chicago Comic Con, I was interviewed about my chalk art philosophy. This is a good just-over-a-minute video of me on a rant about why I do what I do. To read more about the show, you can see my Chicago Comic Con Ultimate Avengers Chalk Art mural post here.
A video filmed and edited by Derek Rodenbeck at the Wizard World Philadelphia 2009 Convention. I was making a recreation of the Joe Quesada Amazing Spider-Man 600 variant cover and Mr. Rodenbeck edited this fantastic piece from video taken over all three days of the show. Check out my blog and photos of the Spider-Man chalk art mural here.
The people over at comicbookbin.com have always been really nice to me when we met up at shows. Here, they interview me at Wizard World Chicago after I finish my Bioshock chalk art mural. And they also have a really attractive image of me as the teaser shot!
While at the New York Anime Festival, I was interviewed about my Yoshitaka Amano recreation of Vampire Hunter D. You get to see a good shot of the chalk art drawing hanging in the background. To see the full art and progress at the show, you can see my New York Anime Vampire Hunter D Chalk Art mural blog and photos here.
Marvel Comics interviewed me for an appearance at Wizard World LA. I thought they did a really nice job with this one. It runs just under a minute.