Monday, January 23, 2012

Hymns & Wretched Offerings to the Golden Ones

Paul Komoda's "Agony Man"

Christopher Burdett's "Retract"

Jim Pavelec "Succubus"

We are excited to announce that Jim Pavelec's book Hymns & Wretched Offerings to the Golden Ones is available now on amazon.

This book features tons of incredible creature illustrations, many of them by our very own Paul Komoda!

Make sure to order your copy today by clicking here!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paul Komoda - "The Thing" Designs Part 2

Tentacle Head

Edvard-Adam Sketch 1
Edvard-Adam Sketch 2

Juliette Thing

More Juliette Designs
Above are some never before seen designs for The Thing created by Paul Komoda.

These drawings were part of a presentation that ultimately secured the job for A.D.I.

Paul stayed on the film as both a designer and sculptor.

Stay tuned for Part 3!

Paul Komoda - "The Thing" Designs Part 1


This was an early concept for the transformation of the Griggs character in the helicopter scene.

Alec Gillis suggested a slow distortion of the face, with a deep split running up from his throat which would disgorge the unpleasant protuberances depicted here.


Paul's first Juliette design.

Paul's second Juliette design.

It was felt that the extended legs were too reminiscent of a fantasy creature, so they were reverted to normal human proportions in the maquette.

I based the withered, bent back upper body on Joel Peter Witkin's portrait of "The Goddess Bunny."


Some Leg concepts

The Pilot Alien

Some background info on the unused Pilot Alien.

Basically the spaceship would have been originally crewed by an alien race which, as it was relayed to me, would have been on a planet to planet zoological expedition, collecting different creatures and storing them in these containment pods.

One of those creatures just happened to be The Thing in disguise, and the rest is history.


Pilot Alien Details

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here's a late Happy New Year!

2012 promises to be a year filled with many sick and twisted creatures!

More pictures and updates very soon...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Norm's Lucas Tribute Bust

Here's a piece Norm sculpted for friends and associates as a Christmas gift.

The above pieces were cast in resin and painted with acrylics.

1/3 scale, Monster Clay