Teetering Bulb Little Fictions

July 2, 2012

Coke Fuse Art

Filed under: client work,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 4:26 pm

Coke Fuze – Zoetrope from Mark Lieberman on Vimeo.

Concept art for Coke Fuse commercial. I’d love to do more magically whimsical work like this!
Drawings by Tory Sica, color by Zelda Devon.

Godiva Tin 2012

Filed under: client work,News,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 1:27 am

Last Fall, Kurt and I were asked to make our second tin for Godiva Chocolatier.
This one will be released in September 2012. Here is the one from a few years ago.
Click to view larger.

December 25, 2011

A Stranger’s Encounter

Filed under: Little Fictions,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 11:58 pm

8.5″ x 10.5″ Prismacolor Ebony pencil on sketchbook paper. Photoshop color.

“They are the most exotic of pets, bred by wrapping salamander eggs in the fur from a lion’s mane.
You bury that parcel in the fresh earth of a virgin’s grave along with a finger from your right hand.
They’ll hatch in the darkness of the new moon and be dead by the ripeness of the full. Something
so wondrous should never last longer. Only by your own hand can you do this, otherwise they’ll
turn on you, devour you alive and then explode into rancid clouds of purple ash. They grant wishes,
they cry honey, they cough up lightning and can detect a liar just by the smell, and when they die
they make the loveliest of coats,” she said as she struggled to hold on to the squirming litter.

I wondered how often she’d done this but her right hand was buried deep in the bowels of her coat.
I could get no closer because I knew the pups wouldn’t like me. Why, you ask? Well I can assure you,
in all honesty, that I am very much a liar.

Drawing by Zelda. Little Fiction by Kurt.

November 7, 2011

Trash Ball!

Filed under: client work,Little Fictions,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 4:08 pm

Acavallo fundraiser: TRASH BALL! Get dirty!

October 11, 2011

Tragedy of John Cali

Filed under: client work,Little Fictions,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 3:55 pm

11″ x 14″ Charcoal on paper. Photoshop color.

For Reader’s Digest Asia. Short story about a man’s persistent pursuit for his wife’s killer.

September 28, 2011


Filed under: client work,Little Fictions,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 5:29 pm

9″ x 17″. Watercolor with digital help.

A custom commission for Jay Tomio, inspired by a short story by Adam Beyonce Lowe.
Thanks to Marc, Lee, Mike, and McLean for helping me sort this thing out. Means the world to me.

April 8, 2011

Unrequited – Micro Vision

Filed under: client work,Little Fictions,News,Portfolio — Tags: , , — Kurt and Zelda @ 3:50 pm


Kurt and I were invited to paint a Micro Vision to help raise money for the Society of Illustrators’
student scholarship fund. This piece will hang on the Society Walls, along with little works from
Tony Diterlizzi, John Cuneo, Jesper Ejsing, Tyler Jacobson, Chris Moeller, Dave Palumbo, George Pratt,
and Mark Summers. Wow, what an honor! Thanks, Irene! It was so much fun to do. Hope to show you
many more of these in the coming months. -Z

Watercolor on Fabriano 300 lb. paper. 5″ x 7″

March 31, 2011

Floating Eels

Filed under: client work,Little Fictions,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 1:13 pm


A few months ago, Francesco Gorni asked for an original piece. Excited for an
opportunity to do traditional work, here is the completed piece. -Z

Pencil on Fabriano 300 lb. watercolor paper. Watercolor. 5″ x 7″

January 26, 2011

Black Plague

Filed under: client work,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 3:28 am


Pencil sketch on Bristol. Photoshop colour. 8″ x 14″

Another fun-to-do spot for Pearson Education.
Click to zoom.

December 27, 2010

Book cover for Night Shade Books

Filed under: client work,Portfolio — Kurt and Zelda @ 6:15 pm



Pencil drawing. Photoshop colour. 10″ x 13″

Click the first image to zoom. Cover to a collection of fairy tales for Night Shade Books.
Thanks to Dave Palumbo for having us on board.

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