The new trailer for the film I've been working on with Laika Entertainment, The Boxtrolls, is now available! It is exclusively featured on iTunes and not only shows footage from the film, but a unique behind-the-scenes look at the process of making the movie. I hope you enjoy it and we'll see you in theaters September 2014!
OK, this might be the last blog post of the day - no promises though!
I have been hard at work with LAIKA yet again to help with another stop motion animated feature film! It's called The Boxtrolls, here's what it's about:
The film tells the story of an orphaned boy named Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) who was raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors called the Boxtrolls. The Boxtrolls are targeted by an evil exterminator named Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), and Eggs has to save his friends from that evil exterminator.
It's going to be an awesome film and we're all really excited about it. The only bad part is that it doesn't come out for another year. But to hold you over until then, here is the official teaser trailer!
Please visit www.theboxtrolls.com for more info and updates about the film!!!
Since I'm going all out updating the new site, here's a piece I didn't have a previous post about. It's a little embarrassing, but better late than never, right?
The piece was done for Bitch Magazine's Pulp Issue. Similar to the Portland Mercury piece done several years ago, the subject was chosen by the readers. It features Emily Dickinson fighting a tentacled monster in a swamp, with the help of laser-eyed sloths. I think the piece came out great and it was one of their most popular covers ever! Despite my poor promotion on this site :(
Like I said, better late than never!
There is now a new way to contact me! Please use the Contact Info tab and you can send me an email directly through my site! This cuts out the middle man of Outlook/Mac Mail/Gmail or any other email application you may use and passes the savings on to you!
However, if you happen to have a strong relationship with your middleman email program of choice, you can still contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the button at the bottom of the Contact Info section.
Hello all! Zubko.com has been overhauled and is brand-new. I know, it looks almost exactly the same, but there are small improvements that will hopefully work to create a little better experience behind the scenes.
The only downside that I can see so far, is that all my previous blog posts now have today's date stamp. I could go back and manually change these, but unfortunately I'd be guessing at the dates. So I will leave them this way for now.
The upside is that because it will be a million times easier for me to update this site, hopefully that means I will do it more often! It's my intention to post more about what I've been working on in my spare time for fun, as opposed to just published work. I am still with LAIKA on their feature The Boxtrolls, so free time is a little limited. But I have been working on various things and intent to share them here.
That's it for now. Thanks for looking!
Finally, more news! It’s been forever since I’ve updated this site, and it’s not because I haven’t been busy. Just the opposite, actually. First up, I did an illustration for the cover of this week’s Willamette Week. If you are in the Portland area, you know this as the weekly paper you can find everywhere around town. If you aren’t from Portland, you can read it here. And for your viewing pleasure, here is the illustrated cover:
The cover story is titled “Return of Chucky: Portland needs to make big spending cuts. New mayor Charlie Hales is swinging the ax.” Click on the image to read the full story.
In other news, I also illustrated a cover for Bitch Magazine, another Portland based publication. I can’t share the image now, but look for it to hit the news stands in the next month or two.
Also, you may know from one of my last posts that I was working with Laika on their feature length animated film, ParaNorman. Since then, the film has been completed, released, and nominated for an Academy Award! I have been hard at work with Laika on their next film, and hopefully it will be announced soon so that I can share more information with everyone.
Look for further updates soon. Thanks for visiting!
OK, I’m sorry for the misleading headline, but there actually isn’t any information regarding any prints or merchandise featuring this image. I have received a ton, a TON of responses asking if there are prints or other merchandise available with this image, but since it includes trademarked property, this becomes a little more complicated. BUT, if you would like to be contacted with any information that becomes available regarding said prints or merchandise, please send me an email at email@example.com. You’ll be sure to be the first to know if and when prints become available! You’ll get this information (again, if and when available) as well as be the first to receive any new information regarding this and future images!
Or you could just bookmark my site. Either one, I don’t want to force anything on you. Oh, and you won’t get emails every day. Or even every other day. Not like those huge websites that send you the deals of the day, or suggests to buy certain products.
Thanks again to EVERYONE who had kind words, expressed interest in prints, critiqued, and left non-sequitur comments regarding the Batman Vs. Shark image!
Hello, and thank you for visiting zubko.com, the website of Illustrator and Artist Andrew Zubko. The site is undergoing heavy maintenance currently, but will be back bigger, stronger, faster, and… prettier in the very near future. Please check back to visit the all new ZUBKO.COM!
In the mean time, please click the links to the right to view work samples. And feel free to leave feedback.
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The teaser trailer for ParaNorman, the movie I have been working on with LAIKA for the past year is finally here! You can also see the poster for the film above. And now for the trailer:
Here is the official synopsis of the film from laika.com:
A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Norman Babcock is an outcast in his small New England town. When a horde of zombies is unleashed on the populace, Norman learns he must use his paranormal powers to make things right again. That’s not an easy task when you’re only eleven. And you’ve just been grounded.
The voice cast includes Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Oscar® nominee Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, Ocean’s Eleven), Oscar® nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Twilight), Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner John Goodman (Monsters, Inc., The Big Lebowski), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Toy Story 3), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, How to Train Your Dragon), Tony® and Emmy® Award winning performer Elaine Strich (30 Rock), Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show), Bernard Hill (Titanic) and Alex Borstein (Family Guy).
Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler.
Based on an original story by Chris Butler.
Distributed by Focus Features.
Arianne Sutner (Animation Producer, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and LAIKA President and CEO Travis Knight are producers. Academy Award® winner Brian Van’t Hul (King Kong, Coraline) is Visual Effects Supervisor. Nelson Lowry (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Corpse Bride) is Production Designer and Tristan Oliver (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit) is Director of Photography.
We are all very excited to be able to finally share a little bit of this amazing film! Looking forward to the August release!