TMNT Emperor Zanmoran

TMNT 2012: Emperor Zanmoran

YO, Gonna drop a little TMNT art right chea. Triceraton Emperor Zanmoran concept sketches and some character turn art, created some time in 2015. This is from the season 4 episode,”The Arena of Carnage” and voiced by one of my favorites, Michael Ironside. There is a lot of great work by a bunch of talented folks on this show. I recommend you check it!
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Peaches and Herb,

Jose G

Facebook Album: TMNT

TMNT Art Bonanza:

I’ve uploaded quite a bit of work on TMNT and other places from the last couple of years over on my Facebook page. I’m currently going through my archives for more art to post. Please check it out, and if you’re into the work, please click on the like button. Thanks!

A sampling of my work as character designer on Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series.

Posted by Jose G’s Internet House Party on Monday, June 1, 2015


Ground Game 2016

Back with another one today! This one is a little all over the place. It started with the 2 rappers squaring off, but the piece was missing something. I grabbed some ideas from a variety of sketches I had lying around. I turned them into the audience of this other worldly rap battle. Hope you’re into it!

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Like I said, it’s pieced together from a few sketches as shown below.

Got another crazy one in the works for next week. See you then!

The IHP World Report #4011- Big Ol’ TMNT Post

Hey Gang! Gots a bunch of art here!
About a month ago, I started work on some TMNT season FIVE characters. A couple months before that, Nickelodeon began airing TMNT season 4. It’s hard to believe it’s been over four years since I started working on this jam. Here are some of my favorite (never before posted) pieces of my work from the first 3 seasons. I have so many files from my time on this show I’d really love to post someday. Most of it is old, and just a matter of me sorting through it. The rest can’t be shown just yet.

Casey Jones character concepts, design and turn around (2013)

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I had a blast working on these designs. In total there were three: Casey Jones, Casey in his hockey outfit and Casey in his vigilante outfit. It was pretty amazing getting to design such an iconic character in the TMNT universe. These were built off rough concepts and notes from TMNT Executive Producer Ciro Nieli


Tiger Claw (2013)

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This dude was a tough one, but in the end I think he turned out great. I’m happy he went on to be such a fan favorite.


Ice Cream Kitty (2013)

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My contributions to the show were usually either straight up gross or straight up cute. This falls into the latter. Ice Cream Kitty has also gone on to be a fan favorite.


Stockman Fly (2013)

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An update to a popular TMNT character, Baxter Stockman as a fly. The fly portion was based on concept art by Ciro Nieli. The human portion was designed by TMNT Design Supervisor Irineo Maramba


Speed Demon Donnie (2013)

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This was a fun one. It also kinda broke my brain (but so did Baxter Fly, and come to think of it, many other characters I worked on) But I really enjoyed getting to do a tribute to Ed “Big Daddy Roth” and Rat Fink. One of the many great things about working on this show is getting to do the research. This was for episode 306, “Race With The Demon”. The car was designed by Jeff Wong.


Muck Man and Joe Eyeball (2013)

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This one was a blast. It also took me forever to do. And it took the entire Character Modelling team to create the Muckman CG model. And Character Technical Director Dave Kim spent many long nights rigging that model to make sure he was brought to life properly. And the paint team and texture team snapped with the colors and textures. And that’s why he looks so awesome.


Stock Footage

Another perk of the job is getting to contribute 2-D elements where they are needed. Sometimes it’s a logo for a product, or a poster, or for paint overs and mattes when CG would be too prohibitive. This is also our opportunity to throw in a joke or two (or eight) into the mix.

Casey Jones graffiti (episode 225, “Invasion!”)

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Inspired by the late, great legend, Vaughn Bodé.

April Coffee Can (episode 305, “In Dreams”)

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This was one of my favorite drawings. In the actual show, they posed out a CG model of April to match the poses I did here.

Punk Frog Mugshots (episode 304, “The Croaking”)

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I think I was given this at the last minute, and had to draw something pretty quickly. It was supposed to be bad mugshot style drawings of the Punk Frogs. I think the Michael Bay TMNT was already out at the time, or about to be released in theaters, and at some point while drawing this I got the idea to throw in a Bay Mikey into the mugshots. I’m glad they kept it in. I threw in a bunch of jokes on the side (including the “fail”). I left a place holder under the mugshots for the copy, and the brilliant Miho Tomimasu wrote the hilarious account of the frog sighting that made it into the final episode.

Soon I’ll have more TMNT behind the scenes goodies to show. Two posts down out of three, so on to the next!!!!

IHP 103- NYC, Mad, and other goodness

New York was the shit. Thanks to Actual Fact for putting us up in his
crib. Thanks to Pickel for his massive hustle to put us on at the
Showroom. Peace to the Formula Crew, Sket, Jim Koch, The Mimobot
gang, Brook, Jen, Jim, Sara Martin, Static, Joe M, Whitney and Kirby,
and all you knuckleheads I kicked it with. NYC is lovely, and I’ll have to
go back.
Why do I suck at taking photos? I got this fucking digital camera (which
I bought mostly for phot ref and snapping pics of textures)
Anyway, here’s what I took of my trip…

L-R- ActFact, Ryan Wax, Joey Potts

The ThunderDog party at The Showroom. DJ- Pickel, Merk and Chad
Live Art- Jose G, FoodOne, Joey Potts, Jim Koch, Sara Martin

Me, Sara Martin, Jim Mahfood and Joey Potts

Rest In Space, Space-Boy

The Scumbag scale (0 = Scummiest, 10= Least ) starts with MP and
ends with Intel. Bone courtesy of FoodOne
…And as a bonus, special surprise guest, Gloomy Bear creator Mori
Chack! I saw him at the end of the night, and he was kind enough to
add to the mural…

Jose G and Mori Chack

Gloomy Bear
That was a helluva night.

The day before I left for NY, I was called by Mad mag to provide the art
for a two page article called ” Mad’s Teacher Translation Guide”. It’s
all done (was up past 5:30 am last night finishing it) and I’ll post the
issue and date as soon as I know.
Since I haven’t posted much art lately, I figured I’d post sketches from
the last Mad article I did, from the Feb. 07 issue.

If you want to see the final art, cop that ish from your local bookstore…

Saturday, March 3rd, Chicago IL, District 13
1706 W Chicago Ave, from 6pm-10pm

Be there, sissieeeeeeeessss…

A preview of my collab w/ Nick Bach for Impaired Visions
(to see the finished version, hit the District 13 Gallery tomorrow)

Some flyer art for the Double Up, March 16th, Darkroom…

Bound to be more than ten shits worth of fun…

Aaaand a little sketch to take you out…

The Lenny6000


Peace, and Merry Tweekend!
~ DJ Tamale G

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A million n’ one sketches, drawings, doodles and dangs…

Cleaning my apartment last weekend, I came across
stacks of sketches, etc. from the past couple years
that have not been posted or seen by anyone outside
myself and few others.
Some done while on the phone, some concept sketches for
work projects, others stuff for my sole entertainment.
Anyway, hope everything’s gravy, and I’ll post some
finished illustrations soon (like, when I do them..)

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