Saturday, December 25, 2010

christmas peek


Not quite done, but here's a peek. Merry Christmas all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

kando characters

Okay, here it is. The official kanji for "Way of the Can." It is pronounced Kando. I see a headband in Corn's future …

Monday, December 20, 2010

ho ho ho!

Here's a rough study of the Christmas pin up I'm working on. At first I was going to have Peck dressed up as Santa Claus, using the garbage can as a toy sack. I thought of a better idea once I started brainstorming the sketch more. I thought I'd put Cornelius and Billy in the trash can, with Corn donning the Santa cap. I then thought about a set of antlers on Peck to make him the reindeer. Too involved though. Then I thought of the single sawed-down antler the dog on the Grinch Who Stole Christmas wore. We'll see how it turns out.

Friday, December 10, 2010

the way of the can


This post will be updated multiple times as I explain the curious philosophy of Cornelius Bacon. Known as The Way of the Can (a.k.a. twotc), it is a school of thinking that Professor Bacon acquired through his years of research in eastern culture. Unlike japanese styles (i.e., karate, aikido, hapkido, kendo, sumo, etc) or chinese schools (wushu, etc.), twotc is a fusion of the asian styles, culminating in the "becoming one" with a man-made environment. All martial arts embrace the forces of nature. Twotc takes it a step further by encompassing the creations and refuse generated by industrial society. What better venue to study the art of twotc than a landfill? Bacon found great inspiration in the founder of Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee. Adjust the a few words in his timeless quote and you have the doctrine of The Way of the Can: Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like garbage. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless—like garbage. Now you put litter in a soup can, it becomes the soup can; You put trash into a dumpster it becomes the dumpster; You put it in a landfill it becomes the dump. Now garbage can compost or it can stink. Be garbage, my friend.”
(Cornelius Bacon, with apologies to Mr. Lee)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

kintoki-con 2011


Looks like Peck might be making an appearance at Kintoki-Con's artist alley in June 2011. This is a new conference in Sacramento that celebrates all asian culture and animé. I think Peck will fit in the mix as he champions to the ancient art of Gar Bag Do (the Way of the Can). More info to follow as details develop.

Saturday, December 4, 2010