Thursday, August 23, 2012

Birthday Art Pieces! - Bioshock and Batman

Big Daddy Helm by Taylor Lymbery
I have had a couple of friends birthday's roll around this past week. One of my friends, I normally just get a gift card to get video game stuff. I felt that this year should have a bit of a change. I kept with the video game theme (and gift card) and gave him an art piece I made from one of his favorite video games, Bioshock. I've had some suggestions for future pieces in the realm of how I did this one. One is to feature each suit piece that the main game character has to find in order to become Big Daddy. I am really considering that one. The other idea is to feature each helmet from the series. I'm really considering that one due to the fact that I really like the Big Sister helmet. The other idea I have is to portray some of the recognizable costume pieces from various video games that my friend likes. I am considering that possibility as well. If you have a suggestion, feel free to comment.

Damian Batman by Taylor Lymbery
Now the second piece that I made was for a friend who is a big Batman fan. More so, he's a fan of Batman's son, Damian. In the graphic novel of Batman and Son, there is a story in the end that is of Damian in the future. He took over the role of Batman to carry the legacy on. His Batman is pretty rough. So, to have that fun Batman piece, but it not necessarily be Bruce, I decided to pick his favorite series character Robin and put him in his future Batman role. I'm not sure if I'd do any more in this series. That particular story arc ran for one issue. I could do the evil batman. I might consider it as a gift for another birthday or Christmas. I'm not sure yet. This is the second piece that I have given my friend as a gift. The other gift was a bit of a request. It was Charles Darwin fighting an Ape. I need to remind myself to ask him what his favorite piece is. He loves the theme of Darwin fighting an ape. He has another artist's version of that on his fridge.
Darwin fights an Ape! by Taylor Lymbery

There's been an update to the store tabs on both Xenex the Bug Man, and this site. All of the print on demand issues, cafepress stores and commissions info will be under the new store tab on both this site and the Xenex the Bug Man site. Hopefully this page makes shopping a bit easier. Go and check it out! 

Just a quick update: I did go ahead and purchase a table for the Fan Days Convention in October. So I will be there (given that I don't have another mishap).

Now, you mighty be asking what this Marvin Dog media is. I've got answers. I had been working with a good friend of mine, Jeff McGee, before I got sick on designing logos and banners for a podcast that I am on and logos and banners of podcasts that other friends are on. I have listened to all of the shows so far and they are great! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) That show is called Talking toys with Taylor and Jeff. The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! Again, the shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

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