Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wondercon Table AA92-96 this weekend April 2-4, 2010

Hi everyone,

Kei Acedera, T-Bear and I (Bobby) will be attending Wondercon this weekend. Save $10 off of our prints if you buy them at Wondercon. As usual, our prints will be $20 instead of the regular $30. This special price is for prints purchased at the convention only.

Table AA92-96

Club Penguin April Fools 2010 Party Cheats - Free Item Cheats!

The April Fools 2010 party has begun on the Club Penguin island! Here's how to get the free item.

To find the Red Propeller Hat:

Step 1. Go to the Dock.
Step 2. Throw snowballs at the painting, until you get to the third(3rd) picture.

Step 3. Once your done painting the picture, the Red Propeller Hat will jump out of the painting; Click on it.

To get into the "A Silly Place" members room, go to the Snow Forts and enter the door.

It's pretty sweet! It has a stage where you can tell jokes.

To get the free King Jester Hat, just click on it.

Cena12121's thoughts - I think this party is awesome and funny! But, not as better as last years. Personally, last year's party was way better. It had more decorations, different looking rooms, and was more 'fun'.

I find this years party too white and plain, eh? Not much put into it.

But, my (only) favorite part of this party is the Mine Shack! You have to check it out! It's the famous... blue loading screen! LOL.

What's you favorite room? Do you like this years party - or was last year's better? Click here to post a comment and let me know!


New Club Penguin "Penguin Style" April Catalog Cheats - April 2010 Issue!

Here's the new hidden items cheats for the April 2010 issue of the Penguin Styles catalog!

To find the Red Viking Helmet:

Step 1. Go to page 6.
Step 2. Click on the bubble that's circled below.

To find the Blue Viking Helmet:

Step 1. Go to page 6.
Step 2. Open and close the Red Viking Helmet four times.

To find the Green Face Paint:

Step 1. Go to page 7.
Step 2. Click on the purple light.

To find the Cocoa Bunny Costume:

Step 1. Go to page 9.
Step 2. Click on the "G" in the word "PENGUINS".

To find the Cocoa Bunny Ears:

Step 1. Go to page 10.
Step 2. Click on the mini tree.

To find the Dazzling Blue Top Hat:

Step 1. Go to page 11.
Step 2. Click on the water bottle.

To find the Top Hat:

Step 1. Go to page 11.
Step 2. Click on the white cups.

To find the Dazzling Blue Tux:

Step 1. Go to page 13.
Step 2. Click on the camera.

To find the the Brunette and the Purple Spring Dress:

Step 1. Go to page 15.
Step 2. Click on the tip of the tree.

To find the Pastel Suede Jacket:

Step 1. Go to page 16.
Step 2. Click on the top of the mountain.

To find the Pom Pom Scarf:

Step 1. Go to page 16.
Step 2. Click on the tip of the tree.

To find the Jade Necklace:

Step 1. Go to page 19.
Step 2. Click on the snowman's black hat.

To find the Pink Snorkle:

Step 1. Go to page 19.
Step 2. Click on the snowman's nose.

To find the Pink Flippers:

Step 1. Go to page 19.
Step 2. Click on "C" in "CLEARANCE".

This month's "Penguins At Work" is the brand new Water Suit 3000 custome.

Check out the new backgrounds! They're the Recycle Decal and the Zigzag background.

For more Club Penguin catalog cheats, click here.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm on Metro!

Grab a copy of Metro's April ish!

It feels so nice for my name to be aligned with these amazing photographers ( Xander Angeles, Sara Black, Nicolo Cosme, Jake Versoza, etc.). I did a little contribution for Metro this April. It is my first time to actually contribute on a mainstream magazine and I am so thankful to Bea for this experience. My shots look crappy but hell I care, my name's on Metro. LOL. I am so looking forward to more contributions. Now that school is over I have more time to shoot! Lezshoot!

turquise towel trouble

I had the weirdest conversation with this shop assistant the other day.

I was looking to buy some new bath towels (well, my towels are nearly 10 years old....), and found these lovely deep turquoise ones. The price ticket on the shelf said 80.-/each, but on a promotion table it said 3 bath towels - 270.-

I walked up to the till and asked the shop assistant which price the towels were. She said "80.- each, but you get three for 270.-". I explained that 270.- divided in three was in fact 90.-, and so it was obviously cheaper to buy one towel three times?

She looked at me as if I was a lunatic. "No", she said firmly, "they're on special offer right now, so you get three for 270.-!" I explained again. I wanted three towels, but I wanted to pay 80.-/each, and therefor would buy one at the time to get the cheaper price. 

The woman behind me in the queue started giggling. This made the shop assistant even more rabid, and she started to explain that sometime the shop has certain things on special offer, which indeed these towels were this week, and therefor they were cheaper if I bought three for the price of 270.-. She finished the whole lecture by saying "now do you get it?!"

I couldn't help but carry on arguing with her. I said that No, I most certainly didn't get it, "as 80 x 3 = 240, and that the last time I checked 240.- were cheaper than 270.-. Now, did she get that?!"

And there it was. I actually saw the penny drop in her head. She went bright red, thought for a split second  and said loud and clear for the whole queue to hear "yes, but the towels for 240.- are smaller than the ones for 270.-". And I thought I'd spare her the embarrassment to confront her that there were no different sized ones, in fact. So I said nothing, smiled and paid 240.- for my lovely new towels.

Digital Painting video

Here's a short video I uploaded to Youtube. It was originally made in appreciation for Imaginism Mailing List subscribers.

"Two Window Technique"

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Worlds Collide!

For today's post, I'm offering up a rare crossover betwen my day job and my blog.

In the past, I've mentioned a few times that I work for Bongo Comics, publishers of a variety of Simpsons and Futurama comic books and collections. Well, last Wednesday, this gem finally hit stores:

This deluxe collected edition features both Simpsons/Futurama Crossovers, which were written by the very talented Ian Boothby, and pencilled by the equally talented James Lloyd. The hardcover book measures 7.5 x 11 inches (larger than standard comic dimensions), clocks in at 208 pages, and comes in a robust die-cut slipcase. It retails for $24.95, which is already a great value, but can be found for a significant discount from the usual online book-sellers. Please check the book out--it's very funny, smartly written, gorgeously illustrated, and (I say this as a fan, not an employee), it's truly one of my favorite Bongo stories of all time.

This new collection has some bonus materials, including some great preliminary sketches and character designs from James Lloyd's sketchbook, and a pin-up gallery featuring Alex Ross, Sergio Aragonés, Geof Darrow, Kyle Baker, Glenn Fabry, Tone Rodriguez, Peter Kuper, Ty Templeton, Bernie Wrightson, and more. Well, somehow, there's also a pin-up in there by a total unknown, AKA yours truly. If I may present today's post, my pin-up, titled, Cosmic Brouhaha:

click above for larger view

(Apologies for the watermark)

I've been at Bongo for well over a decade (basically my entire adult life), so this piece has a great deal of personal significance, as I feel like it represents my growth both on and off the job. This pin-up really gave me a chance to stretch my wings, and I think it's my most ambitious color piece to date. Stylistically, I chose to keep the characters relatively on-model, but in terms of the general crowded cross-overy energy of it, I did my best to channel George Pérez. Overall, I really had a blast with this!

Monday, March 29, 2010

come to me

Club Penguin April Fools Party MEMBERS ROOM Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek for the April Fool's party members only room, where they'll have the chance to show off their joke telling skills:

The Club Penguin team been has been working hard to make lots of funny things all over the island. There'll be jokes - some practical and some not - and loads of surprises! WOOT, THANKS CLUB PENGUIN!

Are you guys ready for the April Fools party?! Remember, starts April 1st!


Penguin Play Awards 2010 Results Cheats - Quest for the Golden Puffle Dominates!

The Penguin Play Awards 2010 results are in! Go to the Plaza and click on the voting booth to see the winning plays.

And the results are...

WOW! Quest for the Golden Puffle play dominated the other plays!

Quest for the Golden Puffle won for best play, best music, best effects, and best set!

Shadow Guy and Gamma Gal play won for best costumes.

I didn't expect Quest for the Golden Puffle to win that much - AT ALL! I guess a lot of ya'll liked it!

What play did you vote for? Did it win? Post a comment below and let me know!

Quest for the Golden Puffle is now playing in the stage - click here for cheats!


Club Penguin Quest For The Golden Puffle Play 2010 Cheats

The "Quest For The Golden Puffle" play has returned to the stage! A lot of you guys voted for it in the Penguin Play Awards, and made it win!

Here are the hidden item cheats for the Costume Trunk.

To find the Crook & Flail:

Step 1. Go to page 2.
Step 2. Click on the golden puffle.

Make sure to check out all the special effects at the play and tell me your favorite part. ;-)


Club Penguin Costume Trunk Catalog Cheats - Quest For The Golden Puffle Issue!

Here is the Costume Trunk, Quest For The Golden Puffle, catalog hidden item cheats.

To find the Crook & Flail:

Step 1. Go to page 2.
Step 2. Click on the golden puffle.

For more Club Penguin catalog cheats, click here.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland concept art: Jub Jub, White Queen's Horse

Here's a couple more character design paintings from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Jub Jub designed by me (Bobby)

White Queen's Horse designed by Kei. Painted by Kei and I.

Bonus: In appreciation to our IMAGINISM MAILING LIST subscribers, I (Bobby Chiu) have made a new video on sketching the eyes. We will be sending out the password to view the video today at 3pm EDT/12pm PST Monday March 29, 2010) exclusively to the Imaginism Mailing list. If u haven't subscribed yet, you can sign up now.

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