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Monday, February 08, 2016

Drawing Cute AZR-0 Robots Over The Weekend - Upcoming Curio & Co. Book

Weekend - Here we have one of the AZR-0 robots from this weekend drawing session.  I've bee chucking away with the Curio & Co. construction of the new book of these little robots, and… having loads of FUN doing it!

Cute AZR-0 robot floating in space - illustration and character design by Cesare Asaro -  Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Drawing Adorable AZR-0 Robots For Curio & Co. Upcoming Book

Yesterday: Here's proof that I had fun with the AZR-0 robots.

This new Curio & Co. book is so much fun to make!!!

You'll be able to get a sneak peek at the book this July at the San Diego Comic-Con

Cute AZR-0 robot flying through space - illustration and character design by Cesare Asaro -  Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Saturday, February 06, 2016

AZR-0 Robot Weekend - Drawings for new Curio & Co. Book

First sketch of the day - I got a full day of AZR0 robots ahead ;)

We are really exited of how the upcoming Curio & Co. book on these little robots is shaping up.

We are having a BLAST!

Cute AZR-0 robot with helicopter blades - illustration and character design by Cesare Asaro -  Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, February 05, 2016

AZR-0 Robots - Drawing Weekend

I'm posting this AZR-0 robot now so that I can't post it tomorrow. I'll just have to bite the bullet and do some more drawing tomorrow ;P
Cute AZR-0 robot walking - illustration and character design by Cesare Asaro -  Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 Robots Book by Curio & Co. - Sneak Peek at SDCC 2016

Continuing the AZR-0 robot quest for the upcoming Curio & Co. book.

There's be a sneak peek of the book at the San Diego Comic-Con 


Two cute AZR-0 robots flying in space - illustration and character design by Cesare Asaro -  Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Curio & Co. - Keep On Drawing AZR-0 Robots

Keeping that pencil moving – some more AZR0 robots for the upcoming Curio & Co. humorous book on these adorable robots behavior, adorable aren't day!

Sneak peek at SDCC 2016.


See you there! ;)

Two headed AZR-0 robots flying in space - illustration and character design by Cesare Asaro -  Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Thank You For Your Time - In Calligraphy

A quick calligraphy work from this morning.

One of the things I love most about working at Curio & Co. is that I get to do all sort of different type of work: from branding (logo design and color correcting photographs) to illustration and and calligraphy, and yes also budgeting, but hey even budgeting is fun once I figure out how to make a product within the allotted budget. I dig problem solving.  Anyways…

THANKS FOR YOU TIME

;)


Thank You For Your Time - Calligraphy design by Cesare Asaro -  Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Prototyping Upcoming Curio & Co.'s AZR-0 Robot Book

Prototyping the upcoming Curio & Co. book of the AZR-0 robots.

Working on these projects is always a treat! I get to mess with paper, drawings, production process, and yeah! I get to work with with my partner one of the most creative person I know.

Sneak peak of this robot behavior book at SDCC 2016.

Prototype of Curio & Co.'s AZR-0 robot book - cute robots - Design and illustration Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and CO. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, February 01, 2016

Drawing Cute AZR-0 Robots at Curio & Co.

Back to drawing more of the AZR-0 robots for Curio & Co.'s upcoming book.  Lot to juggle at the moment but I got have some fun some time ;) Keep on drawing!!!!

AZR-0 Cute flying robot with gismo in hand - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Getting to Life Drawing

AHHH life drawing,
Yup, I went to a life drawing session last night ;)
Here's a quick sketch of an other artist while the model was taking a break.


Portrait sketch by Cesare Asaro - life drawing - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

…and another from yesterday's life drawing session. Got to keep that pencil moving!!!

Nude sketch by Cesare Asaro - life drawing - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Curio & Co. Book Cover - Count Ruttle - Framed!

Getting things framed - One of the Ringer Publishing cover I did. This one isn't even on out Curio & Co. site.  It's crazy not having enough time to put the work that I do on the site… but it's the reality of thins.

Count Ruttle book cover framed and mounted on the wall - Illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Curio & Co's Upcoming Book - AZR-0 Robots in Production

Curio & Co.'s 6th book is in production!

SHHH! The upcoming book on the AZR-0 robots, will have a sneak peak at the San Diego Comic Con 2016.

We started thinking of the material, type of binding, production process, packaging, and size.  Here's the first mock-up just to get things stared… in a long series of production changes. Or… maybe we get get lucky and there will be no changes? Not a chance! We want to make things alway better and better!!!

Field Journal AZR-0 Robot Field Studies - book mock-up - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Life Drawing Red Necks

Last night I managed to get away from the Cintiq and get my butt to a life drawing session .
I really miss going to them, they are a fun way to unwind and play around with the poses. I always forget how much freedom drawing gives you. I got to: open his mouth, put his right arm, down bend his right lower leg, and move the rifle into view, and… all just by drawing it, without saying a thing.
I like drawing!

Drawing Red neck reclined with gun and moonshine - drawing by Cesare Asaro

A quick sketch from in between poses.

Drawing of moonshine bottle - whiskey - sketch by Cesare Asaro

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Curio & CO. AZR-0 Robots Book In Preproduction

Curio & Co.'s upcoming AZR-0 robots book development/production has started. 

I've been up to my neck in budgets; looking at materials and their cost, packaging options and shipping costs.

This is how the desk usually looks by the end of the day during these early times of shaping-up the project.

Table with notes and manuals - Book develelopment - preproduction for Curio & Co.' AZR-0 book - Cesare Asaro - Curio and Co. OG www.curioandco.com

Monday, January 18, 2016

Spaceman Jax - Hero - T-Shirt from Curio & Co.

Needles to say we've been busy…

An other apparel design concept for the Curio & Co. created Spaceman Jax - the hero with the heart of gold and the brain of a Ploridian Lunar beast.


Brainless hero - Spaceman Jax - Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)


Brainless hero T-Shirt - Spaceman Jax - Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Cute Girl T-Shirt from Curio & Co.

Did some design and illustration work on the Curio & Co. Spaceman Jax characters in the last couple of days. Some possible apparel products…

Here's a little Dekkin.

Cute girl kicking ball - Dekkin from Spaceman Jax - Illustration & design by Cesare Asrao - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

T-shirt of Cute girl kicking ball - Dekkin from Spaceman Jax - Illustration & design by Cesare Asrao - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Curio & Co.'s New Robot Book

SHHH… 

Our upcoming Curio & Co. book on the AZR-0 robots will have a sneak peak released at SDCC2016.

Curio & Co. AZR-0 cute robot in flight waving - marker sketch - illustration by Cesare Asaro - (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)


Friday, January 08, 2016

AZR-0 Robots Almost To Print

Just finished the bulk it - Some minor retouching and this one is going to be sent off on Monday and it will be part of a book ;)

AZR-0 robots - Go! 

AZR-0 cute robots building trees - Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

This one is a little extra something from the development sessions.

AZR-0 cute robot motorized with one wheel  - Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

More AZR-0 Robots for Curio & Co.

Yesterday we came-up with a really fun idea for a book… that has to do with our AZR-0 robots… I really really want to start working on it… where are my minions!!!

Here are some recent robot sketches…

Robot in flight with gismo in hand - illustration by Cesare Asaro - marker sketch - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioandco.com)

Surprised cute robot in flight - illustration by Cesare Asaro - marker sketch - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioandco.com)

Robots in mid air shaking hands - illustration by Cesare Asaro - marker sketch - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioandco.com)

Cute robot in flight - illustration by Cesare Asaro - marker sketch - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioandco.com)

And here is me thinking locations for the robots

Rocky desert landscape - concept art - illustration by Cesare Asaro - marker sketch - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioandco.com)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ringer Book Covers - Curio & Co Sereis

I finished this design & illustration late last night, it will also join the the Curio & Co. book cover series.

Count Ruttle - paperback journal - Ringer journal series - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro (produced by Curio & Co. - Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)
Count Ruttle retro illustration - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro (produced by Curio & Co. - Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Curio & Co. with the #INKTANK at Vienna Comic Con 2015

Hello Ladies and Gents,
A bit of news:
We'll be exhibiting with some really creative friends as the INKTANK at the new VIECC Vienna Comic Con this weekend:
Booth 606.


Lilo Krebernik and Wolfgang Breyscha have been organizing things, thanks to their effort we got a great location, there will be a hashtag printer, all of us we'll be drawing on location (including Rob Perez AKA Artslam, Kathi Macheiner, and more… ), there will be signings , oh yes, and Teodoru Badiu also will be bringing some of his new toys/art pieces that he just finished.
It will be loads of fun…
See you there!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Blood-Red Blond - Full Spread Pulp Cover Illustration.

We are finishing up the text content for the cover our Curio & Co. pulp cover for Blod-Red Blond, but in the meant time here is the full spread illustration, front spine and back.

Blood-Red Blood pulp cover spread - Crime Thriller genre - Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, November 09, 2015

Drawing Frank and His Friend Space Ship vs Flower.

Here's a little video I just finished of a time-lapsed sketch of our Curio & Co.'s Frank and His Friend. It took more time prepping the video then actually doing and capturing the sketch… But hey this video is done!


Sunday, November 08, 2015

Ringer Publishing Crime Pulp Cover

One of the things I've been doing this week was working on a small series of pulp book covers.

Here's one of the roughs for the crime genre.

Crime Pulp Cover - Blod-Red Blonde - Cover Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Ringer Publishing - Created by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Frank And His Friend - Animation Sketch

Working on some new animation production processes. Here's one of the test with Frank and His Friend, one of our Curio and Co. characters. 



Friday, October 30, 2015

Retro Anime - We Love Those 70's Shows

This morning I took 5 and looked at Claudio Acciari's work, (whom I really admire) and drew this one to try out a retro anime style from the early 70's.


Young woman running in a prairie, in retro anime style - Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Little Archie by Curio & Co.

At Curio & Co. we love nostalgic design and characters, so sometime back we had the idea of an Archie reboot more specifically of a Little Archie.  This is one of the things that we submitted to Archie Comics for consideration, as always I took care of the visuals and Kirstie, my partner, took care of the text.
Little Archie proposed reboot - character line-up - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Little Archie proposed reboot - Reggie - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Little Archie proposed reboot - Betty - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Little Archie proposed reboot - Archie - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Little Archie proposed reboot - Veronica - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Little Archie proposed reboot - Jughead - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, October 26, 2015

New Robots AZR-0 Joining The Curio & Co. Familiy

This is the first color illustration for the AZR-0 robots along with some close-up details.

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 1- body and arms robot - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 2 - robots in hard hat with construction drawings - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 3 - head and arms robots dress up for event - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 4 - head and arms robots dress up and drinking cocktails - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 5 - head and arms robots in hard hats sleeping on construction site - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 6 - robot zooming by - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 7 - head and arms robots with electronic testing gear - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 8 - head and arms robots with electronic testing gear - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 9 - head and arms robots repairing equipment - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 10 - head and arms robots welding and sleeping on construction site - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 11 - head and arms robots in hard hats playing a prank - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 12 - head and arms robots in hard hats repairing computer equipment - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 13 - head and arms robots in hard hats - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots repairing a space ship in space detail 14 - head and arms robot chauffeur - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

I've been working on the logo for a couple of days and here are some of the different variations.

AZR-0 robots concept logo design 1 - design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots concept logo design 2 - design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots concept logo design 3 - design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots concept logo design 4 - design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

AZR-0 robots concept logo design 5 - design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)