Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Neill, dude, I love tentacled monsters. I totally do. Not the kind from those Japanese cartoons, the ones always attacking school girls, but full on Lovecraftian beasties.

 No wonder that this guy was the one action figure I always wished they made. 

Fuck dude, The Last Starfighter is the shit. Ron Cobb designs, a ship that actually moves in space like it should, and 3-D motherfucking graphics. 3-D! That blew my mind when I saw it in the theater.

Anyways, tentacled aliens. We finally have the tech to make them amazing and what do we make intead? Predator jaws. Over...and over...and over...

Anyway, fuck. I really wish Guillermo del Toro had been able to make his Mountains film. I have a feeling that would have been the longest drink of water after a drought ever.

Oh one more thing....

This guy was one of my favorite action figures ever. Look at his name. Squid Head. Not over thought, very descriptive, squid head. You know what these guys are called now? Quarren. What the fuck? We over think shit too much now. Why does Squid Head have to have a fucking Wikipedia page? I guarantee you, when Nilos Rodis Jamero drew this guy, he fucking put a squid on a robed body. He was probably pressed for time and had drawn 92 other aliens that week and was all ,"Fuck it, I'll put a goddamned buck toothed squid on this guy." and was done with it.

The Star Wars wiki says this about this guy:

The character Davy Jones as in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest strongly resembles a Quarren, the most notable feature being the tentacles near the face. 

The Quarren also visually resemble the horror creature Cthulhu, created by the author H. P. Lovecraft. know why? Because they have fucking squids for heads. SQUUUUIIIIIDDDDDSSSS. was an odd tangent.

Rockin' action figure.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Brain Down

Neill, what the fuck is it? I don't know. Sort of an alien-gazelle-spider-fetal thing. Whatever it is; shhhhhhh. It's sleeping.

It was a quicky, a cool down image. I'm like a fucking long distance runner lately, man! Work, work, work! But I need the occasional slow down-brain off art time. This fucking thing is Doug on autopilot. Cruise control.

Have you seen these trailers for PROMETHEUS? Good night, it looks ridonkulously awesome! There's actually very few movies I'm going crazy for. There's the DARK KNIGHT RISES, which is a great title, because it's also what I yell when I have a boner and am wearing my black thong. Then, of course, PROMETHEUS, fuck I don't care if it's in the ALIEN universe or not; just want to see. PACIFIC RIM, has my nuts in a lump, and it sucks becuse it's as far way off as your flick. Yeah, ELYSIUM. Shit, dude, why is it so far away. I mean, I really want to see it. Really bad.

I also want a jet car. So....those two things.

Anyway, shit man, hope all is good. I need to turn in.


Monday, March 19, 2012


Neill, sup' dude. Look, I made a prop! It's not dirtied up, but it's the main injector for the short. Originally I was making a clean sci-fi looking thing, but then I realized that this guy in essentially a junkie. At my old office park, I used to find crack pipes in the parking garage. What? Shit no, they weren't mine! I choose to drink my way into oblivion.

Anyway, they were always made up of plumbing items and crap you'd find at a hardware store. I figure, even though it's wired and shit, this should be the same level of craftsmanship.

The cap is removable, and you can slide the alternator fluids up the inside.

Yeah...fluids up the inside.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Dead Fairy

Neill, have you ever been racing down the highway at 60 mph, er...sorry, kph, and nailed a beautiful dragon fly? A butterfly? One big enough to make that 'thump' sound? Then did you feel sad, because you killed a beautiful piece of nature while racing to get your Tim Horton on? Now imaging if that was a fairy.

So sad.

I've always loved the whole green men stories and mythos. I love that Guillermo del Toro brought that shit back and made it cool again. Don't get me wrong, my girls love that Tinkerbell shit, and those straight to video movies are surprisingly well told and stunningly gorgeous; but I love GDT's take on tooth fairies in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.

So this was a quicky of a dead fairy. Next to a cigarette butt. Making it even sadder.

You know..if there were dead fairies all over, I bet Charlotte Burkhart would make some fantastic jewelry out of them. So maybe that wouldn't be so bad.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Poo Poo Platter

Buzz, buzz. Sup' Neillomkamp?

How's shit been going? Hopefully all is good in post land. I went digging for Elysium news the other night, I have not done that in some time, and came across some set photo's I had not seen.

I know, how can I be the biggest fan, and not see everything? I have failed as an internet stalker. I didn't even know that you had three nipples! Okay, that might be a rumor, that I started, but still; I should have known.

Anyway, I saw a bitchin' car. It was totally Syd Mead meets Aaron Beck. I'm not going to link it, if anyone wants to check it out, you got to do that shit on your own.

How shit is cool on your end. Oh, the drawing? It's some sort of fly thing. Fuck I don't know. I've just been messing a lot with a new painting style. It's been fun. I think it's working well.

So well, that you should hire me for work on 'Chappie'.



Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Spiral

Shit...Neill, it's starting. The fucking spiral. The spiral to nothing getting done.

See, I sort of have a limited time to get this flick started, so really I have to be fucking smart about my decisions from the get go. So, Buggity Bugerson down below started to look really plain to me. Like, the original fly was cooler. So tonight I took almost an hour and made this guy. I like him more. But fuck if this shit isn't going to take three times as long to make.

Did I mention I have kids? Oh, and a day job that's pretty crazy lately? And sometimes I take on freelance? And I'm thirty...I think six.  Wait...thirty Pretty sure it's six. Clock's ticking man, I got one foot in the grave. No, like a real grave. Shit, this dirt's sooooofffft.

Why am I in a graveyard? Oh, right; looking for gold. Metal detectors and graveyards; cha-ching!

I have to pay for this somehow.

Anyway, I'm so impressed that you made those fucking awesome shorts. For me, this is probably short idea number ninety seven or some shit that will never get finished.  Sigh.

I love you. I mean, your movies. Not like you, but shit, your movies.