Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Year of Movies Continues...

Started the year with a plan on seeing 52 movies this year. One a week.

Haven't quite kept to that schedule but here is the break down so far. 

I'd say Hidden Figures has been the best told story and Wonder Woman, Logan, Baby Driver, and La La Land were all a lot of fun the watch as well. 

26 IT
25 The Dark Tower
24 Atomic Blonde
23 Valerian: City of 1000 Planets
22 War for the Planet of the Apes
21 Spider-Man: Homecoming
20 Baby Driver
19 Transformers: The Last Knight
18 Wonder Woman
17 Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
16 Alien: Covenant 
15 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
14 Guardians of the Galaxy 2
13 Going in Style
12 Ghost in the Shell
11 Beauty and the Beast
10 Kong: Skull Island
9   Logan
8   Hidden Figures
7   The Lego Batman Movie 
6   John Wick 2
5   Resident Evil The Final Chapter
4   The Founder
3   La La Land
2   Underworld: Blood Wars

1   Passengers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Numericons is a go!

Hi everyone! So I've been super busy getting my latest Kickstarter up and running.

My design has always been somewhat mathematical, ratios, rotations, percentages, there's a LOT of math behind graphic design.

This is the first time I've ever offered the 1 to 100 designs as vectors! And I'm actually offering up TEN different 1-100 sets, that's ONE THOUSAND unique and original designs. There's so much that can be done with these I'm excited to see what people can do with them.

Take a moment to check out my campaign won't you?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markgonyea/numericons

If you like it, I'd really appreciate your support. Even if it's just sharing the link! That helps too!

Thank You!







Thursday, January 21, 2016

Card Game is coming!

Putting the final touches on my latest Kickstarter, which will be my first kickstarter card game!

What I like about it the most is it's simplicity. Each player in the game get's just 3 cards, there's a basic game of course but the possibilities for additional game play is huge.

Part of the campaign will be setting up a web page on my new squarespace site (http://markgonyea.net/) where people can share their own game play rules and changes they've come up with. Or maybe I'll have people send them to me and I'll post?

We'll see, the goal is very low so a good chance it'll at least get funded. Once it's launched I'll come back and add the link here.

Thanks!
Mark

Here's a little sneak peek at it.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Banana for scale.

In about a month my latest book, MONKEY SUIT comes out!

If you know me at all, you know I find repetition very amusing. My concept for this book was a "Monkey Wes Anderson family album". 

Each page being an occupation in front of a "wallpaper" background.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Check it out on Amazon or search your favorite book buying location.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1576877728



Saturday, November 08, 2014

I can do that!

So I applied for a graphic design job the other day (still waiting to hear back) but it was interesting for one very big reason.

I know how to do everything they wanted!

They actually want a graphic artist. Not a coder who might do some design on the side. Not a social media expert who knows how to edit photos. An ACTUAL graphic artist. Ads, Flyers, Catalogs, etc. 

I can do that!

Either way, it's nice to know those jobs still exist.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Channeling my inner Fox Mulder.

We've all seen things we can't explain.

For me, it was several years ago. I was driving home from a late movie on a dark, overcast night and a lonely road. I don't know if you've ever been to Vermont but there aren't a lot of city lights. At night it's dark, very, very dark.

I came to a slow stop at a four way intersection and before I could hit the gas again a huge dark figure swooped across the hood of my car. I craned my neck to see if I could get a clearer look at whatever it was. What I saw was a large black shadow against the darkened sky. To me it looked like the shadow of a giant sting-ray.

It lumbered in the air. Floating more than flying, turned back towards me and I lost sight of it as it again went over the car roof. It was gone. The whole encounter was less than 30 seconds. I still have no idea what it was. It looked larger and moved slower than any bird I'd ever seen. I told myself it must have been a flock of something that appeared in the night to be a single creature? Yeah, that sounds reasonable, let's go with that.

We've all seen things in the corners of our sight. Turning only to see nothing there. Most likely an active imagination making creative leaps of faith. Or maybe it's not. Maybe there are things we see only when we're not looking.

I've taken my interest in the unknown and used my design skills to create a series of posters. The Mythical Alphabet and Cryptozoology. Please take a moment to check out this personal poster project.

Thanks very much!
Mark

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markgonyea/the-mythical-alphabet-and-cryptozoology-icon-poste?ref=category


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

You know what you should do.

I hear this at least a dozen times at every convention.

I even say it myself to others all the time. I hate that I say it but before I can even think it pops out.

"You know what you should do."

I think it's basic human instinct when confronted with an image (or anything for that matter) we immediately imagine how we would've done it differently. Better at least in our own minds. It's a reflex that's probably served us well in the past.

"You know what you should do."

It's never meant to be mean. People just genuinely want to offer their help but what it's basically saying is "I don't like this because..." Which, I've also been told at conventions. Trust me, if something I've done isn't as good as other things I've done, I know. I spent hours on hours staring at it. Working on it. Maybe give everyone the benefit of doubt that this is how they wanted it.

So I'm going to try and stop saying it. 

I'll fail. 

Sorry about that. 

PS- Side note: There's something about standing behind a table that makes people think I can't hear them. Like maybe there's an invisible "cone of silence" force field that prevents me from understanding what they're saying. I've heard conversations about how awful my work is and why they'd never buy it to how much of a hurry they're in to get to that place with the guy who's so much better than me. Why did you stop at my table then?