November 19, 2013

I've Moved to Tumblr

Hey folks! I've moved to Tumblr. I'll be posting at seankeeton.tumblr.com from now on. Check it out!!!

June 10, 2013

Flaming Lips Shirt Design

I have an entry in the Flaming Lips t-shirt challenge that I’m really excited about. Today is the last day to vote and I’d love it if you could head over to Threadless and give it a rating. Thanks everybody! You’re the best!

May 30, 2010

April 26, 2010

RSVP or be Vaporized


This is an invitation I created for Three Rings' Sci-Fi themed 2010 costume Party. GDC is the awesome, annual Game Developers Conference hosted in San Francisco.

March 03, 2010

January 26, 2010

City of Freaks

A free-form scribble = a bizarre drawing.

January 06, 2010

Fishhead Red

Fishhead Red was the admin Puzzle Pirates character I used as my official persona while working as an artist on that game. I'm starting on a new top secret MMO, so it seems an appropriate time to post Red's portrait.

December 18, 2009

May 02, 2009

March 22, 2009

Footy Pajamas

Can they still be referred to as footy pajamas when they're worn by a tentacle-alien?

January 23, 2009

¡La Cabeza!

Cabeza is the Spanish word for head.

Side note: Cabeza is also used to refer to cow-head filling for tacos and burritos. Customers can request their favorite parts such as the brains, eyes, or tongue.

January 17, 2009

Pac Attack!


Side note: Pac-Man was called Puck Man in Japan. It was changed to Pac-Man in North America out of fear that arcade goers would change the P to an F.

January 10, 2009

August 13, 2007

August 08, 2007

Monsters in Love #1 - Mummy

The scent of love and death wafts in the breeze.

Side note:
Starting in the 17th century a brownish paint was commonly made of ground mummy. The paint fell out of popularity in the 19th century when artists became widely aware of it's contents.

July 29, 2007

Kidnapping

A 2,000-year-old Judean date palm seed was successfully germinated in 2005. The seed had been excavated from Herod the Great's palace.

July 16, 2007

Head Cows!

Head Cows! - The true cause of male pattern baldness!

One theory for the reason people lose their hair is that some primate species may have used large foreheads as a sign of maturity and status. Therefore females would consider males that have lost hair, exposing larger foreheads, to be more desirable mates. I'll just keep telling myself that in 20 years.

July 09, 2007

Robo-Bark

Just an aimless doodle from my sketchbook.

Side note: In 1938 Westinghouse finished Elektro, a robot that could walk by voice command, smoke cigarettes, blow up balloons, and talk.

July 02, 2007

June 26, 2007

Night of the Were-Squid!


I have taken the liberty of swapping 'wolf' with 'squid' in the following quote.

According to skepticworld.com, the term Were-Squid may come from the Norse "vargr, meaning "rogue," "outlaw" or, euphemistically, "squid". A Vargsquid was the kind of squid that slaughtered many members of a flock or herd, but ate little of the kill. This was a serious problem for herders, who had to somehow destroy the rogue squid before it destroyed the entire flock or herd."

June 18, 2007

Crispin


This was just an aimless doodle, but it reminded me of Crispin Glover so I changed his haircut and gave him some rats.

Side note: Glover refused to be in Back to the Future II and III because they did not give him enough money. An actor with prosthetics was used to simulate Glover in the sequels causing Glover to sue over the use of his likeness. He won the lawsuit, but tarnished his reputation in the process. Crazy.

June 06, 2007

Check out my cartoon on Channel Frederator!

Here's my animated short, The Monster Within, on the awesome cartoon podcast, "Channel Frederator"!

Pana
did the rad color design and texturing.

April 01, 2007

Octo-Smooch!


I drew this for the Kissybook. It made the cut for the print version of the book, so anyone who wants to get that can buy it whenever it's available. It's extremely girly, even for me, so I threw in a strangling for good measure.

Side note: Some octopi detach their own arms when threatened or mating, much like a lizard detaches its tail. They have also been known to board fishing ships and break into the holds to eat crabs. Octopi are badass.

January 21, 2007

Mickey

Mickey was one of the most visually iconic characters ever created, so of course they found the need to redesign him. He looked great before they made his face flesh color, put whites in his eyes, and generally took away everything graphic and distinctive about him.

This drawing is my tribute to the classic Mickey design and to my preschool self, who drew Mickey obsessively.

Side note: Mice will sometimes eat their own tails rather than starve to death. With that kind of self-cannibalizing determination, it's no wonder Mickey has refused to enter the public domain.

November 26, 2006

August 28, 2006

Why is my liver so important to you?


This is another drawing I did for Literary Debacle. This is from a Japanese folktale called The Jelly Fish and the Monkey. It was translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki in 1903, but the actual myth predates that by a good deal.

At this point in the myth, the jellyfish has bones and a shell and has just shown a disturbing degree of interest in the Monkey's liver.

I love putting glasses and bits of formalwear on my animal, robot, alien, and monster characters.

Side note: Jellyfish use the same orifice to eat and expel waste. Efficient!

July 07, 2006

Miner Madhav

Madhav is a grumpy ol’ coot. He loves nothing more than to work, as long as the work involves meticulous detail, a lot of smashing, the outdoors, and nobody else. He becomes extremely grouchy if bothered while absorbed in his tasks.

He stumbles across a great deal of precious gems and metal during his digging, but has no interest in riches whatsoever. He hangs onto the gaudy junk because he finds that people will leave him in peace if he gives them a handful of riches on the condition that they never darken his doorway again. He hates conversation, but does enjoy muttering folk tales to himself under his breath and singing old drinking songs while he works. Maybe some day he’ll meet someone who doesn’t make his bones crawl.

His goggles have flashlight lenses, allowing him to see in the dark. He uses the brute strength of his metallic left arm for swinging his giant pick axe or hammering railroad pikes into the ground. He uses his bony right hand for more detailed, delicate work, such as removing precious gems from cliff walls.



June 24, 2006

The BLUE Bomber!

Side note: The Japanese version of the NES (called the Famicom) had a top loading slot instead of the side thing we had in the US. Those poor asian kids missed hours of blowing on cartridges fun.
 
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