Monday, August 31, 2015

More of Farlo Cocept Sketches for Curio & Co.'s Spaceman Jax

Farlo Character design concept art in red pencil for Spaceman Jax by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - Design by Cesare Asaro

Farlo Charcter design concept art for Spaceman Jax by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - Design by Cesare Asaro

And here are some more… rough sketches of Farlo for Curio & Co.'s Spaceman Jax animation project.

This character is definitely not to be trusted…

Friday, August 28, 2015

Red Cocept Sketches for Curio & Co.'s Spaceman Jax

Red Concept Sketches for Curio & Co.'s Spaceman Jax animation project - Design by Cesare Asaro (Curio and Co. OG -

For our Curio & Co.'s Spaceman Jax animation project – A version of Red that didn't cut the mustard. The design just didn't match the character attitude. But! I think there's an other character here that may join the Spaceman Jax universe.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Star Cowboy Model Sheet from Curio & Co.'s Spaceman Jax

Work in progress… Start Cowboy from the Spaceman Jax animation project for Curio & Co.
One of the changes… the 'S' on the belt will be a star.

Star Cowboy character design - for Curio & Co. Spaceman Jax animation - design by Cesare Asaro - (Curio and Co. OG -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rusty Model Sheet from Curio & Co.'s Spaceman Jax

Continuing the work on the character designs for all of the other cast members of Spacamen Jax and the Galactic Adventures.  the Curioverses keeps expanding…

Rusty character design - for Curio & Co. Spaceman Jax animation - design by Cesare Asaro - (Curio and Co. OG -

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mantagons Concept Sketches for Curio & Co's - Spaceman Jax

Mantagon concept sketches from 2010 by Cesare Asaro for Curio & Coo.'s Spaceman Jax (Curio and Co. OG -

I was looking for some Spaceman Jax designs for Red and… I bumped into these concept sketches for the Mantagons I did in 2010.  At the time we brought on Luca Fattore to work on the development of some of the characters and help to set the style of the project.  It really was a great experience working collaboratively. Luca and I were on design and the Kirstie from the content side.  I had previously done some initial work on the characters: Jax, Dekkin, and the Mantagons, which we passed on to Luca and within a couple of month of back and forth of design revisions we had Jax and the Mantagons locked in.

Since then we developed more characters and other products of the Curio & Co. universe, and also published a total of 5 books one of which features Jax as a main character: Spaceman Jax - Through the Mantagon Minefield. It's been quite a ride so far…

Time flies!

So many projects to realize such little time.

Back to work…

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Rusty - Continuing to Design the Spaceman Jax Animated Show

Continuing to expand the Curio & Co. universe, by designing Rusty the old time mechanic friend of Spaceman Jax.

Rusty character sketches for Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures - Design by Cesare Asaro

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Curio & Co. Tarot of Musterberg - The Deck at a Glance

It took a lot of time to finish this new Curio & Co product, but the entire deck it is done and it was unveiled at Comic-Con this summer.  Now we are getting things ready for the official release on September 15 which will coincide with the inauguration of the Curio & Co. - Let's Play art show at the Olschinsky Art Store. We are prepping the images for the large prints…

If you are curious to see what four months of work at a glance look like… all of the 79 tarot cards are here

and here you can preorder the deck.

Curio & Co.Tarot of Musterberg - The 79-Card Deck for Gameplay and Cartomancy - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Written by Kirstie Shepherd ( Curio and Co. OG -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Curio & Co. Art show at Olschinsky Art Store

No Posting for a while on this blog?

I know, I know, I'm not Superman and I don't pretend to be.  I just can't keep up with all of the social media channels.  But believe me I've been busy since the last post, and I'll try to catch up with the news of the past couple of months the best I can in the next weeks or so.

For now though here's a bit of news

The Curio & Co. – Let's Play – Art show

Atelier Olschinsky Art Store
Esterhazygasse 11
1060 Vienna, Austria

September 15 - October 17, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:00pm

Curio & Co. Let's Play - Art show at Atelier Olschisky Art Store - 15 September - 17 October, 2015 (Designer and illustrator Cesare Asaro with writer Kirstie Shepherd - Curio and Co. OG -

Curio & Co. Let's Play - 15 September - 17 October, 2015 - Opening Tuesday Sep. 15 at 19:00 (Designer and illustrator Cesare Asaro with writer Kirstie Shepherd - Curio and Co. OG -

We've been telling people about this upcoming show that Curio & Co. will be having for a while without an official announcement.  The priority had to be finishing our Tarot of Musterberg deck first, since the show was originally intending to only feature the card but, it got BIGGER ;) A part of the show will deal with a small retrospective of what Curio & Co. has been creating for the past 6 year, and how we play with pop culture.

Curio & Co. - Let's Play
A fictional universe: From comic books to vintage advertisements, Curio & Co. creates memories from an alternate history to play with the power of nostalgia. While bringing a sense of whimsy to every project, Curio & Co. grounds each artifact with details from reality to bring their make-believe world to life. This intricate game of “What if?” continues with their latest project, the Tarot of Musterberg, as they deal up fun and fantasy and suggest: Let’s play!

We spend so much time cooped up in the studio working on so many different projects that we are really looking forward to the chance of seeing our fans in person.

I should add add – a ward of thanks to ​Verena Weiss and Peter Olschinsky​ for giving us the opportunity to exhibit at their gallery.