Friday, August 03, 2007

Los Fugitivos! Now Playing!!

The illustration agency I work through, Drawing Book Studios is launching a self-promotional campaign which I was lucky enough to be involved in. Los Fugitivos is the brainchild of Drawing Book agent, Matt Jackson and his aim with the campaign is to promote the studio's illustrators and their character design capabilities.

Myself and four other artists were each asked to contribute a character, who will be pitted against each other in an animated slug-out for character design supremacy. Visitors to the site will be encouraged to vote for the best character and the winning character will then challenge new artist's characters the following month.

The commando below is my contribution and the skullgirl is my rendition of fellow artist Christopher Burns' character, which was done for a promotional sticker.

4pm Friday the 4th August 2007.

We regret to announce that they got out. Five fruitcake fugitivos freed from our illustrators’ imaginations are now at large and on the loose.

What’s worse is that without the usual gazillion guidelines; myriad mandatories and lame legalities we can’t really say what they’ll do. But we will take responsibility for rounding them up and ask that you don’t approach any animalistic animations prior to their action-packed apprehension. Stay clear of any suspicious characters and report any sightings of Bazookas, Chainsaws, falling boulders and lollypops.

However, far be it from a humble illustration studio to play judge and jury. So on the 10th of August 2007, we will post footage taken at Rectangulo Rojo, Mexico on the site You, the public will be able to set one fugitivo free. Set the fugitivo you feel has the most character and they will go free until the following month when they will appear alongside two new characters in attempt to again win another month of freedom.

Its Character building, imaginative escapism at it’s best!
Matt Jackson,
The Drawing Book Studios

So be sure to visit the website today!!

Also creator, Matt Jackson has set up a blog for feedback-


Blogger Faboun'e said...

Realy nice man !!! Is that a mix on yours favorites movies ...???!!!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Nelson Santos said...

Great skull girl Chris! haha only you man.

2:33 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Sweet work man, I love the Skull Girl, that would make a great T-shirt!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

Well if they wanted to promote great character design they've achieved the goal so far...can't wait to see who's holding the chainsaw!!

Great work Chris!

9:49 PM  
Blogger SRH said...

very interesting. I cannpt wait for the 10th to see how this plays out.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Jamaal Bradley said...

nice work..real fun stuff

5:31 AM  
Blogger Matt Jackson said...

Chris I've created a seperate blog where people can post comments of praise for you and your most excellent and extremely talented fugitivos.
The official blog for losFugitivos is appropriately named:

1:10 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

Yes ! I 've just give you my vote .. great I like it so trash but cool !!!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Dan Shultz said...

Great work, and the girl w/skull is hilarious!

1:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very macho - love it :)

12:46 AM  
Blogger bog_art said...

Your work is amazing!!.. the skull of the girl is great!!..

3:08 AM  
Blogger Beast said...


3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,

Matt Hatton again. Great stuff! It's all good - I'm a mate of Tim Pyman's too, which is how I heard about it.

To answer your question from before (been busy sorry), yeah, just about to start on something. There are a coupla films floating around. I've also been doing all the mascots for the NRL which was fun (even if the straighty-180s hate 'em!). Haven't done any Merilake or Star Wars stuff for a while.

Anyway enough highjacking your blog. Just wanted to say very nice as always and I love the caricatures too!

- Matt.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that top one.


3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris - how does an old mousekateer get hold of you these days?

5:54 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Also thanks to everyone who voted. Promoting this campaign on my blog inadvertantly gave me an unfair advantage votewise but it got Los Fugitivos some good exposure.

Stuart- My email address can be found in the profile link (top right of the blog)

6:27 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

...Oh, and I'll try very hard to post some new work soon. Just been super busy with work, family etc.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Spoony Quine said...

` Wow! These are so good that I'm now inspired to do some myself! Thank you, Chris!

6:48 AM  
Blogger clint sutton said...

Hi Chris, great idea, sould be more of this! Love your stuff, great inspiration! keep it up!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Omar "El Buda" Romero said...

hey, hhello, what's up with the updates?.. hahahaa,, see ya, and i hope you post something in this days... i lo ve the sketches... i think is the soul of the illustration, i love sketch.. see ya chris, good work man, yeah!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Beatriz Iglesias said...

Wow! I love your comic style! Nice stuff. I´ll be aroun here ^_^

9:48 PM  
Blogger Forbes Browne said...

Please could you post some new work!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Omar "El Buda" Romero said...



4:22 PM  
Blogger Howard Shum said...

Cool commando design!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Cedric said...

Hey, I got this link from SFG. I really admire your work. It's inspiring! I owuld love it if you checked out my recently opened 'art blog'

Keep it up! :)

5:02 PM  
Blogger Oscar Herrero said...

Yes, you don't update very often, but who cares? Amazing art you have in here! I'll be back.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. Nice to see I was missed. :)

12:00 AM  

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