Another milestone with no end in sight.
The BBC just announced Jodie Whitaker is taking over the lead role in Doctor Who and I’m pretty excited.
Here’s a little speed painting of the new Doctor. I’m posting more like these on instagram (@thetrevordowns).
I’ve got some original inked fan art sitting in the closet I’d love to unload. These were done for my set of 40 character prints sold at Salt Lake Comic Con last year. They’re just 30 bucks with free shipping.
Check them out here and shoot me an email if you’re interested.
I’m happy to announce the release of the book I illustrated, You’re Watching It Wrong: The Film Nerd 2.0 Guide to Star Wars written by one of my favorite film critics, Drew McWeeny.
Film Nerd 2.0 was a regular column by Drew about the experience of showing classic movies to his kids. Now he has compiled all of his Star Wars-related articles. It’s a great read if you’re a Star Wars fan or a parent (and especially if you’re both!). I can almost guarantee it will make you cry at some point.
If you can spare 7 bucks, you’ll get to enjoy some of the best writing on film ever published (and some pretty fun illustrations as a bonus).
The Ones I Missed:
Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Hell or High Water, Jackie, Kubo and the Two Strings
The Ones I Liked:
Arrival, The Witch, High-Rise, Knight of Cups, I Am Not A Serial Killer, Popstar, Moana
The Ones I Loved (Top 10):
10 | The Lobster
A twisted, hilarious gut punch of a movie, and a reminder that Colin Farrell is one our greatest living actors.
9 | La La Land
Beautifully dramatizes the idea that it’s not always a straight line from where you are to where you want to be.
8 | The BFG
Only a master like Spielberg could craft a fart joke sequence as brilliant as the one featured here. Rylance is impeccable.
7 | The Jungle Book
Somehow a Kipling adaptation delivers a powerful, forward-thinking, anti-colonialism message in a year that desperately needed it.
6 | Green Room
A perfect study in building tension and then releasing it through shocking moments of violence. Stunning subtle performances from everyone.
5 | Hail Caesar!
Come for the fun riffs on classic cinematic styles; stay for the deep-rooted, morally-complex themes about the intersections between business, politics, and Christian faith. It’s kept me thinking all year.
4 | Tickled
The less you know, the better. The second-best paranoia thriller of the year.
3 | The Invitation
The less you know, the better. The best paranoia thriller of the year.
2 | Hunt for the Wilderpeople
You can’t help but fall in love with these characters. The funniest movie of the year. Ricky Baker!
1 | Silence
It spoke to me on a profound level. Among Scorsese’s finest, which means it’s one of the best movies ever made.
The 3 Pilgrims officially began on January 2, 2017.
This is something I’ve been planning and working at for a few years, and now it’s finally here. Seems a bit unreal, but I’m looking forward to telling this story in bite-sized increments each day. It’s going to be a long journey, and I’m excited to undertake it.
This last year was a real downer in a lot of ways, but there are little moments that make it all worth it.
Here’s me and my niece drawing together.
Here’s to 2017 and the moments to come.
As I’m posting this, the website is currently under construction, so don’t mind the dust. I’m right in the middle of building the Illustrations page, which will include a better organized (and much larger) archive of my work than I’ve ever had online before. It’s been fun digging through my files and finding old projects I’d forgotten about.
The website should be fully operational (including the proper, official launching of my webcomic The 3 Pilgrims) in just a few short weeks on January 2, 2017.
In the meantime, if you’re reading this and want to remain updated and see my work, click over to the About page and check out my social media pages.
I’m running an art print giveaway over on my Instagram page from now until Christmas Eve.