The creator of Corvink, L.A.W.L.S., ALT and Words of Interest.
Denis started creating toys in 2014 when he developed his first concept for Corvink called "Elements." The idea was which started with the Fire element was funded on Kickstarter in 2015, reaching 406% of it's intial goal. This allowed the creation of all 4 elements; Fire, Water, Air & Earth. Each element expresses it's own emotions that correlate to their core attributes of their astrological signs; angry, sad, surprised and happy (further explanation under each element).
Around the same time he also began to work along side Throwboy to design their new Candy Heart series which features the following popular internet slang: I <3 U, 4EVR ALONE, BAE & TXT ME in Pink, Mint Green, Lavender and Yellow.
After the success of those product launches, Denis was also contacted by the band Coheed and Cambria, to produce their first plush toy of their iconic Dragonfly!
Denis is currently available for freelance toy design and design partnerships with Corvink, inquire here.
Coheed and Cambria Dragonfly Plush
@2015 Evil Ink
Toy design by Denis Caron based on art Bill Scoville created for the band's album The Second Stage Turbine.
Selected for Emerald City Comicon's charity book "Monsters and Dames." Proceeds for the book go to Seattle Children's Hospital, a premier child health care & pediatric center, recognized as one of the leading hospitals for children.
The pieces seen here have been published in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 editions.
Calling on Gaia
Calling on the powers of Gaia, the witch of the earth element summons its avatar to bring a single flower to life. She is the conduit of this invisible spirit’s energy to nourish and create life.
This piece was selected for Emerald City Comic Con’s 2018 Monsters and Dames charity book.
Traversing Spectral Pasts
Standing up against a rising hateful rhetoric, this badass, but beautiful, Middle Eastern woman boldly shows the world that she can be both strong and feminine. She is embellished in a number of meaningful accoutrements including a nazar (or evil eye), an eye-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil, and a golden bracelet of the triple moon that represents new beginnings, new life, and rejuvenation. The presence of the ghosts that come to life as an extension of her hair, float around her like ghosts of our pasts. As hair grows from dead cells, and falls from our bodies, so do these spectres; a symbolic hope that we can tame them so we can leave them behind for new life and stronger future. America can step away from our demons and move forward together; no matter what race, gender, political or economical backgrounds we may have. She stands for this and much, much more.
This piece was printed in the now sold out limited edition 2017 Monsters & Dames book and is now available as a Limited Edition Metallic Linen Print at Corvink.com.
Luminous Sea Sorcerous
Celebrating women of color, wisdom and intellect, this sorcerous summons her power from the beauty and tranquility of water. Like a lot of Denis Caron's other pieces this uses a witch as a metaphor for the unique strengths that woman hold. However the use of bright colors is intended to break away from the dark stereotypes in which witches often hold. In addition to African inspired colors, a spectrum of other colors are included as a nod to the variety of differences that make up humanity.
"Necrowmancer" is a play on words, mixing the words necromacer (one who raises the dead) and crow (an animal that symbolizes death and intelligence). The piece uses common occult themes (witches, magic, symbolism) that Denis' often uses in his work. The dame herself is not demented or morbid, but is rather cute and playful with her ability to utilize the dark arts. The monster is an embodiment of natures deceased animals.
Inked elegance, her skin is a beautiful canvas. The Tatted Ballerinas shows that body modifications can be a beautiful expression of self without losing the essence of femininity.
This series theme is centered around the idea that strong women, even with tough exteriors, are still beautiful. In the dance community, tattoos are almost taboo, they are accepted if they can be hidden but should not be visible. In these pieces the tattoos are very visible and can not be hidden. The idea behind these are to challenge societies view on beauty and accept that all art, whether it be dance, paintings or tattoos, are an expression of self and therefore can still be beautiful.
ANGELS & DEMONS SERIES
Based on the concept that everyone one has a little bit a little good and bad in them. But which is innately bad? An angel or a demon? What is shown on the outside may be misleading.
This series started in July 2014, pieces are accompanied by poems.
VICTORIAN BEAUTÉ SERIES
Characters from L.A.W.L.S. comics in various Victorian garb.
Inspired by a Victorian Era study to learn about clothing and aesthetics from the time to be able to add Autumn and Cadence to Words of Interest. More about this study in the "Women of Interest" blog update.
DAPPER ANIMAL SERIES
For no other reason than the fact that animals are so much better when they are fancy.
Come along on an adventureously awkward journey with the story's main characters Joseph, Autumn, Cadence, and her pet monster Rudy, as they find themselves in the midst of a world of intrigue. While every character may have their own motivation of joining the party, one thing's for sure, they all seem to have it in for Joseph.
This comic is a mysterious romantic comedy with themes of pop culture, music, classic video games, and even a hint of magic lore. In this universe, animals can talk, whales can fly, and hats can have a deviously snarky attitude towards humans.
L.A.W.L.S. Volume 1 Cover
Photo of final cover. Features the stories more pivotal characters: Cadence, Autumn, Joseph, Hatticus and Alek the Betta Fish. Printed with UV Spotting on key elements.
Foil Stamped Hardcover Edition.
Limited run of only 500 copies. When the dust jacket of this edition is removed, a classier book is revealed. The hardcover is a sleek black book with simple foil stamps for the iconic L.A.W.L.S. logo as well as the title on the spin.
Interior Page Illustration / Story Boarding
A lot of time and effort was put into the comics illustrations. The story was boarded carefully to insure a good mix action with humor, while always adding a tremendous amount of detail to every panel.
Interior Page - Humorous Writing
As the storyline builds up, so does the humor. The characters were design to create humorous situations at the end of every strip to keep a consistent beat from page to page. [ 2 serialized comic strips per page ]
Interior Page Design - Special Commentary
Each page was designed with special author/artist commentaries under every set of strips (in blue bar) which are not available on the website.
Interior Page Design - Character Bios
There's a lot of characters in this comic, so time was put into making sure every character was unique and fun in their own way. The layout of these pages were designed to feature core elements of the characters while still being humorous in a way that they tell their own story.
Interior Page Design - Character Turnarounds
In addition to the author/artist commentaries, extra pages were added to give the reader a sense of what it takes to create a character. Sheets like this are made to show constant features and color swatches.
Back Cover Design
Retail ready with barcode and ISBN. Art designed to entirely around the entire book. Quotes by Scott Ferguson (Nerf This), James Grant (Two Lumps), Joel Watson (Hijinks Ensue) and Ryan Hudson (ChannelATE).
Perfect Bound & Vibrant Colors
The book is 144 pages of four color process printing, 8x8 inches and perfect bound (square edge, no staples).
Various spot illustrations commissioned in 2014 by Race Point Publishing for the Geeky Chef Cook Book, Available on Amazon. This is a small representation of the overall pieces used in the final printing in the book.