Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paul & Miyo's Menchie's Art Installation

Last night Paul Komoda and Miyo Nakamura decided to hit up Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Woodland Hills, for a much needed sculpting break.

High on sugar, they immediately attacked the black board, drawing a variety of monsters, creatures & aliens.

If you're in the area swing by and let us know if it's still up!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Here's an image from Paul's late 90's sketchbook titled Animus. Paul's friend Christopher Jon gave him a demo tape of his band I, Parasite and this is what Paul drew while giving it a listen.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Komoda Lost Sketchbook Page

Here's another never before seen page from one of Paul Komoda's lost sketchbooks.

This page shows a variety of different studies, drawings and designs for future projects.

Stay tuned for more pages in the coming days.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dem Bonez "The Reconstruction"

Here's a new piece I just finished for the Dem Bonez "The Reconstruction" show. The show opened last night at the Zakka Gallery in New York and will be up for the next three weeks.

The show is filled with a bunch of amazing artists from many different fields. Every artist received a vinyl blank to customize specifically for the show.

Special thanks to Mike Mendez AKA Nemo and Den Ramos for including me in such a cool show!

To see all the other works, and pictures of the opening, please click here.

If you're in New York, make sure to swing by the Zakka Gallery and see all the pieces in person.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I AM LEGEND - Early Komoda Concept Art

Here are some never before seen concept illustrations Paul did for I Am Legend. Paul was brought into the project to design and refine the look of the "Hemocytes" or "Darkseekers"

You can get a glimpse of Paul's design process, as he starts with a pencil sketch defining the forms. Once everyone's on the same page, Paul takes a pass at coloring the drawings. More from Paul below:

Vampire-Alpha Male

I had a very brief stint on the 2007 version of "I Am Legend" in which I had been contacted by Mike Marino of Prosthetic Renaissance about doing several concept drawings of the vampires.

Alpha Female

Time was a factor, since I had been told that several practical FX shops had already been put through the process, and not worked out.

Mike had already been doing Will Smith's makeup on the show, so production turned to him for the realization of the creature/character group.

Even if the designs were approved, there would have been less than a month to sculpt, mold, apply, and paint full body prosthetics for multiple performers.

I kicked a number of concept drawings out in a few days, and when all was done and submitted (along with some beautiful work by Andrew Jones ), we waited through an uncomfortable period of uncertainty.

Mike called me a few days later, exasperated, and told me that the director had decided on a completely different approach, and gotten rid of all the creature performers, and were going completely CG.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fat Zombie Bust - The Salad Days...

Here's a very early WIP of Norm's Fat Zombie bust.

This piece is based on the Fat Zombie art print Paul did that was included as a bonus with Norm's Fat Zombie resin kit release.

More pics coming soon...

Demon and friends...

Here's a cool drawing by Mr. Paul Komoda!
Many more on the way!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paul Komoda's Sketchbook - Jewelry Designs & More

Here's another exclusive page from an early Paul Komoda sketchbook.
Filled with monstrous images from Paul's dreams, you can also see an early design pass on the devil ring Paul would ultimately sculpt. Also on the page, is an early Medusa pendant design, a piece Paul has revisited many times.

More from Paul:

"The red haired creature on the bottom is from a dream. It's mouth looked like a torn rubber mask that was pure, featureless red on the inside.

There was also a blue multi limbed humanoid crawling on the ceiling whose exposed spine and pelvis resembled a welded, filagree construct of sheet metal."

Also, our insanely talented friends over at Coilhouse, recently posted an article on our dear pal King Thalidomidas. You can check it out by clicking HERE.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Battle LA Maquettes

Here are a few pics showcasing the work Paul did on the Battle LA Alien maquettes. Paul worked on these with Jordu Schell a while back and most of these pics have never been seen before.

The first picture shows the alien roughed in with chavant. From there Paul took a variety of different scrap model kit parts and kit-bashed the mechanical elements of the sculpt. Many different wires, hoses and even leather string was incorporated into the piece.

The piece was painted by hand with many different layers of washes and fine details were done with an airbrush.

More Battle LA images, including a never before seen sketchbook page coming soon!

Abaddon from Creepy (Issue #4)

Some of you might remember a post a few months ago, announcing the release of issue #4 of the newly revived Creepy comic book, put out by Dark Horse.

Here's Paul's beautifully rendered illustration of Abaddon, featured in the issue.

Remember, to see any of the images in more detail, simply click the image.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Paul Komoda's Mutant Gillman

The first of many drawings from an early Paul Komoda sketchbook, we present to you, "The Mutant Gillman."

In the coming months, I'll be posting some pages from the sketchbook I kept in the late 90's, prior to the one that's gained a degree of notoriety of late.

There was a period in the 90's when many deformed frogs were appearing bearing clusters of extra legs due to chemical changes in the ecosystem.

I simply applied that condition to a creature that might not take it so passively!

-- Paul Komoda

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Artist Proof Studio Contest!

Hey Everyone,

We are excited to announce a new contest we're running.

Over the next few weeks (March 16th - April 7th 2011) everyone who posts a comment on our blog gets immediately entered to win their choice of one of our sculptures.

All you have to do is go through our blog and comment on any of the work you see here, it's that easy!

We will also be premiering a new Paul Komoda sketchbook page every few days leading up to Monsterpalooza 2011 along with pictures of our latest sculptures.

Remember, in order to win one of our kits, you need to post your thoughts / comments on our blog.

Thanks and good luck!

Norm Meyers & Paul Komoda

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Paul Komoda's King Thalidomidas

Paul Komoda's King Thalidomidas is here! Cleanly cast in one piece of gray resin, this piece measures in at just under 4 inches tall.

Designed & sculpted by Paul Komoda, this piece is packed full of juicy details, sure to please all you original design kit fans out there.

This piece costs $40 (shipping included in the U.S.). To place an order or for more details, please contact us at

This guy is extremely limited, so don't miss out on your chance to take him home!