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Welcome oh gentle web wanderer, to the wondrous world of Monkey Pirate Zombie. Take a look around! Please take off your shoes, we just cleaned the carpet. Here you will find animations, comics games and all kinds of other things that hopefully you will find entertaining. Recommended for grown-ups because sometimes we bloody swear.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Operation Christmas Phase 3

It's still Christmas- the big day itself may have gone but it still Tis the season until after New Year's Day...Basically this is me apologising for not bringing to you earlier. I've been busy, what with yuletide and everything. But I got some time to spare so I've made a quickie animation that sees the return of a friend of the site, the fabulous Mr BD Bear. It's more an animated Christmas/ New Years Card than anything, (if you've seen BD's first appearance you'll know what to expect)

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Operation Christmas Phase 2



Here are the second of my set of Christmas Designs. A very merry Christmas to all you out there in internet land from MPZ! Click to Embiggen. See you soon!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Operation Christmas Phase 1:

It's Christmas Eve so it's the first Festive post of the season ( I don't know how many I'll manage to get out, festive celebrations usually get in the way, but at least one more is waiting in the wings). Firstly here are two brand new pieces of artwork for you to check out: Click to Bigify


















Secondly: my festive animation from 2005 has been given a bit of a lick of HD (virtual ) paint and added to Youtube. If you haven't seen it before make sure you check it out. Click here to watch it!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

New video

I've made a short promo for The Ontario Music Awards, which is open to Canadian music types (plus international submissions for an international category) from now til next July. I made it as a favour as the event's organizer is a friend of my Canadian buddy who you may know as the talent behind Proving Ground. Obviously it's not like my usual stuff (as it's just an info based promo) but I had fun messing around with the effects and you can see it over on youtube. I can always be hired to make promos for events or websites etc. so feel free to drop me a line. Proper MPZ type shizzle will be along this side of christmas.

Monday, 30 November 2009

New Gear updates

With the traditional present giving season nearly upon us, I will be adding more and more funky merchandising to the mpz store. In order to stop the next month being full of such shameless commercialism I'll be adding any further updates to this post by editing it. Cunning huh?

  • I've added a load of new Movie Monkey 'Value' T-shirts that allow you to feed your monkey habit without breaking the bank- They're just £7.50/ $10.99

Thursday, 26 November 2009

New Calendar available!


With Christmas coming up I will be adding some spanky new products to out store! I've just made available the 2010 Back To The Drawing Board calendar, featuring 12 of the best cartoons from the MPZ archives. This will be your last chance to have a Back To The Drawing Board calendar, as changes will be occurring at the MPZ comics section, and this calendar will not be available again! Ever! Check it out here.

Christmas stuff available from previous years can also be seen here.

just a little'un

A happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers out there! Have a good one y'all. (See, I can speak American. Sidewalk, elevator, etc.) I'm less ill now so updates are coming, but I'm juggling several projects at the moment I'm not sure what'll come out first!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Hold On to Your Hats

New stuff is coming, including a new animation which has been written and the sound recorded. However it's being held up by my being ill. So sorry, it'll have to wait a bit longer. Long time readers may observe this is about the zillionth time I've been ill lately, and this is indeed rubbish. Must stop it.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

New Proving Ground Album

The music promos I produced for Proving Ground have appeared on this site, so it might have created some PG fans among you. So you might like to know that Proving Ground has released the new Anthology Collection. It features a whopping 7 albums of music- pretty stonking good value! Visit the site for everything you need to know!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Kitten's got talent*



















Click to Bigify!

* Like 'Britain's Got Talent'.... geddit? No? Your probably not British then. But it's OK, I still love you.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Fancy Dress

As you may have noticed MPZ has put on it's Halloween costume ready for the weekend. Hope you get a kick out of it! Have a good night and don't let the zombies get you!

EDIT: The normal banner has been restored , but you can check out the Halloween banner here.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Guest comic!

Something I've been wanting to do for a while is bring to MPZ work by people other than me. It's been an ambition of mine to be able to bring other artists to your attention- be they cartoonists, animators, writers or whatever. So I'm excited today to be able to bring to you a picture by a very talented artist friend of mine the fabulous Siobhan Buckingham. I'm sure you'll love her stuff as much as I do. Click to see it bigger. Hopefully I'll get to bring you more of her stuff soon! More animations and comickery are on their way from me too.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

New T-shirt!


With a certain Popular Gifting Season only just over 3 months away, there will be more merchandise hitting the store over that time. I've just added the Pirate Kitten T-shirt, for those who loves pirates and kittens (i.e. everyone) it would be the ideal gift. It's also very reasonably priced.

Check it out

Monday, 28 September 2009

I am the reanimator!

I have an ongoing project to take the older stuff (animation and other things) and bring them up to date with HD animation and any other improvements that are needed. It's not my priority but it's something I'm working on between other projects. Following on from the remake of Leprocop, the next trailer in the series Pacman Begins was the next one to get the treatment.

So click here to watch it on HD in youtube, or watch the flash version here, or finally you can find the podcast/ mp4 version here.

the times they are a-changing

I'm trying to make browsing the site a more simple and streamlined experience. As a result the menu bar (at the top of this page- if you don't see it you may need to install flash) has been updated. Click the movies, stuff and booty buttons and you will see the most recent entries in the category, most recent first. Which makes sense really.

If you want to see the older stuff it can be found in the archive sections which you will be able to access at the bottom of the page. Or click the following links: movie archive, stuff archive, booty archive

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Latest Animation is go!


The latest animation is a short music promo for the musician known as MusicisdeaD. It takes it's inspiration from comic books and I'm pretty pleased with it overall. You can check it out in one of three exciting ways

Watch in in HD on youtube (recommended if you've got a nice fast connection) or watch the flash version here. Or click here to download it in mp4 format or subscribe to the podcast. If you already are subscribed you should find it will download automatically.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

A piratey pic


To mark this most piratey of all days. Um... Yarr!

Click for bigarrr

yarrrrrrr!

Yarr! Today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Every yarr on this day the scurvy dogs that run this here landlubbin' webship like to mark the occasion! So for this weekend Monkey Pirate Zombie becomes Pirate Pirate Pirate. Yarr! We've hoisted the banner. And a happy Pirate Day to all you Landlubbers out there!


P.S. Yarrrrrrrrrrr!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

incoming

A new animation is imminent. All being well, should be done in the next week or so. I'll see you then (if not before)

Monday, 31 August 2009

Fancy a Quickie?

Jusssssst squeezing in by the end of the month by the skins of my teeth, here's a new Quickie animation (one knocked up in hours so don't expect too much in other words). It's short, simple and in poor taste (you have been warned) so check out our new friend BD Bear....

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Lovebytes Episode 5: the Chuckinator

Our new animation is here! The fifth (and possibly final) installment in the Lovebytes series, this features a new interpretation of the character of The Chuckinator as seen in the Big Brother animation. Watch it here or click here to get the podcast version. If you already subscribed to the podcast it should download automatically next time you log in to itunes/your podcatcher software of choice.

More animations

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

The State Of Things.

Just checking in to let you know where 'things' are 'at'. Well I've got numerous things in the works, and one animation is so close you can taste it. And it tastes of chicken. Mmmmmmm. So that should be hitting within days. After that I will be doing on another musical promo, plus several other things that I don't feel ready to reveal yet... but watch this space. Plus plenty of the usual nonsense will be coming your way too.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Enter the Monkey


(But you better buy him dinner first). A new movie monkey, dressed up as Bruce Lee, as seen in Game Of Death (although you may recognize the get-up better as worn more recently by the delectable Ms. Thurman in Kill Bill )


More movie monkeys

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

this monkey will live long and prosper


A new movie monkey is going boldly for you today. It's a movie monkey, but not as we know it. That's enough references for one post I think, just check it out!






More movie monkeys

a little picture...


...That I drew for my Niece's second birthday. Yup, it's just a straight forward picture, no joke, no hidden meaning, but hey she's only two. And She liked it.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Defiant one:Full unuct version

Today I am finally able to bring you the Proving Ground video I made, The Defiant One in it's original uncut form. The version already released is a slightly altered version to conform to the standards of Youtube and itunes. So this full uncut version is only available on this very site! WARNING: contains animated naughtyness and nuddyness and not suitable for younger viewers or the easily offended. With that out of the way CLICK to see it (if you dare).

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

I AM alive!


Yeah, um so it's been far too long since my last post and even longer since I've posted anything substantial but events have conspired. I have been working more at the job that actually pays me money (good for money, less good for time), which is only the beginning of my excuses. Also I have had yet another bloody cold that meant I didn't feel like doing much of anything, which was swiftly followed by the arrival of The Great British Summer which meant sweltering heat (for about a week), which again prevents me from spending all day staring at a screen making silly cartoons. Finally I now have KITTENS. They are very distracting. And awesomely cute.

So yeah, sorry about that. But I will make up for it. You will see a couple of new photoshops attached to this post that you can see in the newly updated photoshop gallery

More stuff will be up soon.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

things

Another family occasion (father's day in this case) means another in my series of photoshops for you to see today. Click for bigger. While I'm here I'll draw your attention to the poll I'm running over at the blog- you can help decide the future of the blog. Whether or not you read the blog you might wanna check it out!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Hasta La Vista Monkey


Traveling back in time to a time when Terminator movies were actually good* and Arnie was just a movie star it's a new Movie Monkey.

Wallpapers: big bigger wide. Click on them if you want to live.

More Movie Monkeys

A new animation should be ready in the near future. Whoop whoop! I'll be back....



* Full disclosure I haven't yet seen Salvation, I'm going on T3 here. But by all accounts McG's flick ain't much cop either.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Update-othon

  • A couple of little things to tell you about today. Firstly our friends over at Proving ground are offering you the chance to win some goodies including the previously unseen uncut version of the Defiant One video. All you have to do it sign up to the mailing list (for free) and enter. Details here
  • A selection of Defiant One wallpapers, avatars etc. are now available.
  • I've added a link to our Youtube channel, which has now had a snazzy update. Why not stop by and leave us some friendly comments?
  • Defiant Merchandise has also been added to the shop

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The Defiant One

In collaboration with Proving Ground, I am finally able to bring you the finished article of the animation i've been working on for some time now The Defiant One. It's a music video- the first full length one I've produced, and it's the first for Proving Ground as well. The second single from Proving Ground's Album Through the Red Door, this video is a dark and violent look at a war between angels and demons, and the effects of betrayal. It's avaialble in lovely shiny HD on Youtube, or you can watch it in it's original flash form here on this very site. Finally, it is avaialble to download as a podcast episode. However you prefer to watch it, make sure you check it out!

We're on amazon, how'd that happen?

In 2006, I produced a little book MPZ: the bog book that I put up for sale on Lulu.com and has pretty much been forgotten about since. Oddly enough 3 years later, the peeps over at Lulu sent me an email to say that that its' been selected to be available through amazon.com market place. It's available to be seen here. If anyone wanted to buy it now It's cheaper to buy through Lulu directly but I just wanted to share the news of the book's unexpected reappearance... maybe it's time for a revised edition?


Oh and for my UK readers- it's on the US amazon only I'm afraid.....

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Checking in

The new Proving Ground music video (which is what I am currently hard at work at) is progressing well. It may even be done ahead of schedule but time will tell. Other stuff is in the works too. Stay tuned....

Monday, 4 May 2009

May the 4th be with you..rofl

It's the unofficial Star Wars Day- May the 4th. So naturally the first Star wars monkey is here to celebrate. (Doesn't mean I forgive you Lucas!)






















In other news, I am currently working hard at a new animation that hopefully will be ready before the end of the month. Either way I'm keen to show it to you guys and gals.

Update.

Wallpapers now available in small large wide

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Podcast update

The HD version of leprocop has been released as a Podcast episode. Sadly the HD version won't be compatible with ipods (not with mine anyway), but you can play it on your computer if you can run quicktime (.mov) files.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

We is 5!


Five Frickin Years Old today ! The monkey has been celebrating a little too hard. That's all for now!

Monday, 27 April 2009

Five Frickin' Years: MPZ goes HD

Monkey Pirate Zombie is officially Five Frickin' years old as of tomorrow (28th of April), which means expect all sorts of celebratory shenanigans over the coming days, weeks of months (we're five for a whole year after all). To kick off I have an announcement : that I will now be producing animations in HD. So I hatched a plan to transfer lots of my old toons into the new spanky format. Until I discovered that the HD-ness shows up the creakyness of some of the old material. So i decided I had to basically do it all again.

Which brings us to the shiny new version of my personal favourite animation from the site's history: Leprocop. It has been pretty much remade from the ground up (although the awesome voice acting remains) and is about 90% new, and very shiny looking. It's also a sneaky peak at where I'm looking at going with my trailer spoofs in future. You can check it out in HD on YouTube. (Make sure you click the HD tab to watch it in best quality)
RIGHT HERE
This may be just the first of my old toons to get shinied up so watch this space.
(You can see the flash version here)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Mad Cats and Englishmen

Just a quickie update here- it's another photoshop mashup for yet another birthday card I produced. Click it to make it go BIG!

While I'm here it's nearly over but Happy St. George's Day to all my English readers around the world!

Monday, 13 April 2009

A thing. And another thing


This is a small photshop I did for a card for a birthday. It won't be added to the photoshop gallery, not yet anyway, (it's a bit sloppy) but you can see it here. (Click for Biggy)

The last Movie Monkey Is now available as Wallpapers too- in the usual flavours
small large wide

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Less boring, cartoon related update

Just to fill you in, there's quite a number of things in the pipeline. Two more episodes of Lovebytes (aka Ud8.tv) are written and are somewhere on the path to production. I am also collaborating with Proving Ground to make another animation, following the last successful collaboration. And those are only the things I'm prepared to tell you about right now!. More info soon!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Boring techie update (updated)

If you swung by here in the last 24 hours in this space you may have seen a very happy post in this space about how I had overcome the problem with the coding on this page that made it look screwy on MS Internet Explorer. Very pleased with myself I was too. However checking back this morning I have no idea how but it's screwed up again. As a last ditch attempt I'm going to scrap the template and start again. So in the meantime there may be some disruption and the look of the site may change back and forth. Sorry for the disruption but hopefully It'll be worth it in the end.

update 14.55 BST: Site maintainence has begun. Site will look different for a little while, please bear with us.

update 16.30: Now looking pretty much as it should. A few bits of cosmetic changes still to go but so far so good! knowing my luck the small changes will cause the whole thing to go screwy again!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

I'm very excited today to bring you the most exciting news in the history of the site. Just hours ago we've signed a contract with a major Hollywood studio! In Summer 2011 Leprocop will be coming to a cinema near you! Based on our popular animation, it will be adapted into a full length feature. The director is already attached- and this is the best news of all.-the visionary genius behind such modern classics as House of the Dead and Bloodrayne 3. Yes folks, none other than Uwe Boll. It's too early to confirm casting but Bruce Willis has shown interest in the role of Jack Kannon, and Jeremy Irons is in negotiations to play the villain- a real coup after his tour-de-force performance in Dungeons and Dragons. More news as we get it.


UPDATE//...... Well obviously this was our little April Fools gag. Ahhahahahahah! Sure nobody fell for it, (Uwe Boll? Visionary?) but hey it was fun.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

March Round-up

I'm going to try and start doing these again, so you can find easier to keep up if you're a not-so-regular visitor to the site. This will be the highlights of the last month but to see it in every single post of the month - you can click here.
  • We launched the 5th anniversary celebration of MPZ, by giving the site a makeover. It looks best in Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • The Flash Gallery became 'Movies' but it's still the same old nonsense. You can download most animations in mp4 format now too!
  • The series previously referred to as ud8.tv is now called 'Lovebytes' and has a snazzy new minisite
  • I made a promo video for Proving Ground's new album Through The Red Door. It's got zombies in it.
  • The booty section was updated.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Ch-ch-changes again


Believe it or not, Monkey Pirate Zombie will be 5 years old on 28th of April 2009! Woo! Go us! Who wants to make us a cake? Anyhoos as part of an early Birthday present I've given the site a bit of a makeover, sort of a version 2.0 of the new look that was launched last summer, as you should be able to see. What else is new? The 'Flash' section is now called 'movies'- I felt that as flash can mean movies or interactive games (and most videos can be downloaded too now) I needed to distinguish the animations. So The page has been redesigned- it's less flashy but much easier to maintain and keep up to date. Ud8tv finally has a proper mini-site and a new name to go with it- Lovebytes. The site map has been redone, and from now on if you'll find yourself there if you stumble on a broken link as well.

A little explanation

OK, so having had one before and removing it I've reinstated the Paypal donate button in the sidebar. I won't ever beg or anything, but cards on the table time: if you feel like you'd like to contribute to the site but find the merchandise too expensive, then making a small donation ultimately could mean that I get the same amount. I get a couple of bucks from each sale so if you donate a similar ammount, you can support the site while making a smaller outlay. Any donations would be greatfully recieved (and all donors will be sent some exclusive artwork). If you feel like it click the button to the right. But no pressure.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Simply Booty-ful

I have updated the Booty section (a.k.a. downloads) and added some new wallpapers and avatars, some relating to our latest zombie-tastic animation. The below image is available as wallpapers in various sizes, check out the wallpaper section to find the one that suits you best.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Through The Red Door


I can finally reveal what I've been working on now. A little while ago, Paulo (you may know him as The Protector, the very talented composer of the MPZ theme among others) asked me to make a video to promote the release of his upcoming third album with his band Proving Ground. In typically overambitious fashion I set to work on a zombie epic. Eventually I had to scale back my ambitions slightly but I'm pleased with the result. It's my first action animation, and is quite different in style to anything else I've done to date, so I'd be interested to hear if you'd like to see more in the same vein. A word of warning- it contains violence against zombies.

Click here to watch the high quality Flash version (recommended) or you can see it on Youtube here (less high quality). Proving Ground's new album is due this spring, and the first single is being released on 13th of March, so if you like the music you can buy it soon! Visit their site here

This is also available as the latest podcast.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Update

I don't generally get too specific with ETAs for things I'm working on (as they generally change, often for reasons beyond my control) but I'm going out on a limb here by telling you my latest animation project is nearing completion. I intend to get it done in the next week (although it's by no means definite) so keep checking back and you should have something new to gawp at in the very near future.

Probably.

Friday, 27 February 2009

new photoshop


Here's a genuine* picture of the real life Dapper Monkey pictured outside his fine Emporium in Victorian London... Click to embiggen











*genuine Victorian Photoshop? Possibly.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Something(s) on the way...

Just to let you know that I've been quiet for a while but I wanted to reassure you I'm working on a number of things. Particularly a new animated project that I can't talk about just yet. Just wait a little while longer and something will be up soon. Enigmatic enough for ya? I am a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in.... um... skin.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Strangely familiar?

Waaaay back in 2005, I produced Trailer Trash IV, a little piece called Sense and Sensibility and Zombies- combining period drama with zombie movie at last. Fast forward to today when I learn (via Slashfilm) that a book called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is to be released in April and that Hollywood producers are allegedly fighting for the rights. It's probably unlikely that the author of the mash up book has ever seen my animation or ever heard of monkey pirate zombie (the Internet is an awful big place) but it does seem like a pretty big coincidence. Even if I did think it was a rip-off there wouldn't really be anything much I could do about it, so I'm just going to have to assume it's a big ol' coincidence. And it would make an awesome movie. However I'll be watching out. If this guy's next project is Leprocop, there will be trouble!

Saturday, 7 February 2009

New gear, Monkeys next top model?


Several new movie monkey t-shirts have been added to the store. Which coincidentally would make fantastic valentine presents for the monkey-loving loved one in your life don't you think?

Incidentally anybody out there who would like to get their hands on some MPZ merchandise for free in exchange for modeling them here on the interwebs should e-mail me. To keep costs down I'd be looking for just one lady-model (0f fairly average size and build) based in the US.

Sorry to any would-be male models but you'd probably look silly in a girls' t-shirt! Also, although I'm based in the UK, the stuff would be shipped from Stateside, so shipping internationally would add to the cost. If you are interested and in that category then get mailing! Don't forget to include a pic.

Friday, 30 January 2009

MPZTV 22:Go grey

The podcast has been updated. For detail see the below post. Click to view, download or subscribe in the usual manner. Or here to view or download previous episodes Catch you on the flipside!

Thursday, 29 January 2009

UD8.tv episode 4


The latest animation is here- the latest episode of Ud8.tv It features a character you may have seen before- Dotty, albeit with a new look and a new voice (that is digitally altered to make it less hard on the ol' pipes). The podcast version will be along soon too. Click

Monday, 26 January 2009

Chin Up Chucks

The Last Monday in January (which would be today) is statistically know as The Most Depressing Day Of the Year (don't ask me how- ask SCIENCE) which is why it's known as Blue Monday. So I made a very quick rough and ready animation featuring someone who wants to cheer you up.


By the way, this isn't the animation I began last week, but a wee bonus- so there's still more animated goodness in the works already. Hurrah for me! I rock!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

it's coming....

Yes indeed sirs and madams and any sir/madam hybrids that might be reading this, the first animation of '09 has been begun and will hopefully be ready before the end of the year. Or possibly even the end of the month. But let's not be too ambitious eh?

Anyway seriously it will be ready pretty soon all being well. Hope you're all enjoying the new year so far!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

back to the ol' drawing board

I have been working behind the scenes on redesigning bits of the site that were left out when I did the redesign in the summer. While I gave the home page and blog snazzy makeovers I intended to do the same to the rest of the site but frankly it hadn't happened as quickly as I intended. So I'm currently making up for lost time and doing it now. Once it's done I can concentrate on making new stuff. Just as a wee taster of what I've been up to take a look at the new front page of Back to the Drawing Board

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

a little somethin'

The Photoshop gallery has been updated to add the festive shops I did for New Years. I've also fixed a couple of issues the page developed* last time I updated it (the links work again now for example!) Click to check it out.



* OK maybe I actually caused it myself. Even if I don't know how I managed it.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Texas Chainsaw Monkey


Completing a trio of Movie monkey icons of horror started at Halloween, here's Leatherface Monkey.

Click image for bigger.
More Monkeys

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Normality resumed.....

....or as close to normality as it ever gets round here. I'm back from the festive break and have all sorts of plan for this year. To start off some left over business from last year... Movie monkeys finally have their own page. Also you'll now see that the photoshop gallery, illustration gallery and stuff and nonsense gallery can all be found from the main menu bar by clicking the 'stuff' button.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!









Due to my pesky Christmas-time cold my Christmas Cards ended up being New Years Cards. Obviously I couldn't post them here until the peeps they were made for have seen them- but now they're up for you to check out. Click the pics for full size.