Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yuki 7!

In case you missed it on the Fleet Street Scandal blog or Kevin's site, here's the trailer for the Yuki 7 spy flick, A Kiss from Tokyo:

"A Kiss From Tokyo" Theatrical trailer from Stephane coedel on Vimeo.

Kevin developed the trailer to promote our new book, Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7. It's now available for pre-order!

And here's my contribution to the book:

Set design for Yuki's Roman safehouse. I wanted it to feel more Le Samourai than James Bond, showing that even Yuki has to rough it every now and then.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I'm out of Coraline art that I think is worthy of showing to the public, so this will be my last post on the subject. The art shown on this blog is only a small percentage of the work that comes with the territory of being a production illustrator. The majority of the time is spent doing rough drawings that might become a more finished piece or in most cases, food for the trash can. And sometimes concepts are needed so quickly that a rough doodle is all that is required.

So, I hope you guys enjoyed it. From now on I'll be posting my personal work on here or whatever else I think might be cool.

And Coraline just came out in England (and will be hitting the rest of Europe over the summer), so if you're reading this from across the pond make sure to go see it!

Image (c) LAIKA Entertainment

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Buggy Furniture 4

There was an early idea for the bug living room where it was going to be a natural history museum of sorts, with stuffed animals and display cases to show off entomological wonders. That idea changed into what it is in the film, but there is still an element of that first idea that you see for maybe ten frames in the final movie. On one of the walls is a display case with a bunch of bugs pinned inside of it. If you blink, you'll miss it, but the actual prop was one of the most gorgeous props made for the film and I wish it had more screen time.

These are designs for the bugs that are on display in the case.

Image (c) LAIKA Entertainment

Monday, May 4, 2009

Buggy Furniture 3

And in case you thought these props couldn't get any weirder...

I had to take the nordic track from the real world (designed by Andy Schuler) and make a bug out of it. Maybe the strangest thing I've ever had to design. I got multiple comments that the thing looks like me. I'm not really sure how to take that.

And the table.

Images (c) LAIKA Entertainment