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Hi, I'm Bob Eggleton and this is my painting and "life in general blog" but mostly paintings. Usually they're for sale. Anyway, if you like something contact me at zillabob@cox.net and ENJOY!!

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I am a Hugo award-winning fantasy/SF artist who works on both publishing projects and film concept work(such as Jimmy Neutron and most recently, The Ant Bully) but I have a passion for landscape work, small paintings and exploring the properties of paint. This blog will mostly showcase my "painting-for-the-day" as kind of a personal voyage. I'll also be inserting sketches,photos and ideas of projects I am working on, that I can, when I can, so look for those every so often(usually as paint is drying!)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Herculoids anyone?

A little trip down memory lane if you are over 40....it's one of those nights!!This was my FAVORITE animated show from the 1960's. Truly unique...The Herculoids told the story of this alien family on another planet, that had all these really incredible, alien-beast helpers. I did this for a "parody" of an imagined "fantasy" movie poster in 2005 for a magazine. Bruce Campbell was suggested to play Zandor so I was asked to make him like him-the chin does it. Ironically, I wound up working on the same film as Bruce, in 2006, THE ANT BULLY where he played the voice of Fugax. And like THE ANT BULLY, The Herculoids had a character named Zoc! So almost 40 years later, I had to do this in acrylics and color pencil, quite large.... and I really liked how it worked out. I used an "animation painted" style that really worked out, for this and, I *really* liked painting Zoc, the huge dragon. Igoo, Gloop,Gleep and Tundro were also cool! The monsters were designed by comics legend Alex Toth. They just don't make 'em like that anymore!! That's a series I wish would come onto DVD with all the Hanna Barbera stuff coming out. I once displayed this at a Sci Fi Con and no one knew who it was!! Sad... Anyway, enjoy! If anyone wants to buy this, contact me for price.

7 Comments:

Blogger Tessa said...

I'm digging the frilled-neck rhino. Not sure about the marshmellow dudes, and it looks like they're not sure about anything either.

3:41 AM  
Anonymous E.T. said...

Hey, we're under 40 and we remember the Herculoids...

11:38 PM  
Blogger Lisa Hertel said...

I'm contacting you for a price. :) But we can't afford it right now unless it's in that $100-range (which we doubt). Email me at my gmail account, lhertel.

--Lisa (& Mark) Hertel

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Bruce Jensen said...

i LOVE this!

12:42 AM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Thanks Bruce! It was alot of fun to do, as I liked the show so much from back in the day.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm interested in purchasing the
Herculoids drawing. Do you still have it?

10:22 PM  
Blogger Pual Salazar said...

i love this movie.. where i can find some of this? what free movie streaming can i watch this?

9:41 PM  

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