Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pettyland: The Confederacy of Grotesques

Another little sketch of a Pettyland Creature Card. This creature is a member of C.O.G. - The Confederacy of Grotesques. A charming group of individuals born from the threat of nuclear holocaust, Reganomics, and my affinity for Orwell and Huxley. This one has a crucifix spine!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Pettyland Illustrations

A long time ago, between '89 and '91, I created an eight player board game called Pettyland. It was a satirical little snapshot on my real and imagined life at the time. In the game, you play one of eight fragments of Petty's brain attempting to gain dominance over the unfortunate sod and steer him towards the correct path in life.

I haven't played the game in almost ten years, until a long time friend requested it at his birthday a number of weeks ago. Playing it made me think about illustrating the game's hundreds of cards, which is something I never got around to. Here are some doodles along those lines, showing some of the type of cards from the game.

I haven't settled on a look for the game yet, but it would be some combination of my late '80's interests - namely Heavy Metal, A Clockwork Orange, genital references, and the subconscious mind.