Saturday, October 5, 2013

Apollo Trailer

Check out the Trailer I created for Apollo.
Written by Erik von Wodtke
Directed and Illustrated by Douglas A. Sirois
Music by Vincent Pedulla

Images created in Photoshop and Corel Painter.
Animation in After Effects.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Qatar Commercial Advertising Poster

It's been a busy few months this summer and I am super glad that my family and I got a chance to get away and see friends and family on the west coast. We had an amazing time getting together with family in Oregon and it was so great to be back in SoCal for a few days and see good friends once again.
 While I was away I had an advertising job come in where I was needed to illustrate a soccer player, Puyol, from Barcelona in a 1940's Tarzan film poster style. It was interesting painting it in various coffee shops and cafes in Southern California and Oregon on my six + year old laptop. Thanks to my buddy John Gajowski up in Portland for letting me color correct the painting before I sent it to the client.
So here is the commercial for a Qatar Airways that the painting appears in! You can see the painting on the side of a building in the video about 39 seconds in.
Here is the original painting I did.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Illustrating Shoes

A recent Illustration gig with Havas Dubai, recently had me illustrating a shoe about to crush the city of Dubai for the Level Shoe District’s ‘Magic Of The Movies’ campaign. The artwork has been used across a poster campaign to advertise the Dubai shopping mall, which is dedicated to shoes.
It was a ton of fun and a challenge to recreate a classic Reynold Brown film poster for Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman. 
My illustration rep, Claire Meiklejohn, gave me a great compliment when she said, "It shows a perfect application of Advertising using a vintage poster style."

Below is the process for the project... Enjoy!
The original Reynold Brown Poster

Approved Thumbnail

Approved Rough sketch

Approved tighter sketch

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Falling Skies

A few months ago I was approached by Markus at Stockholm Design to do some sketches for a  TV show advertising campaign called Falling Skies. Maybe you have heard of it? It's a show produced by Steven Spielberg! So I was super excited to do some designing and sketching for this big advertising project. I did about twenty sketches and this is the one that they went on to finish with. Wish I could show more, but those'll have to wait. The artists and designers took my sketch and brought it to life! So much fun!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013



 I am very Happy to announce that pre orders have begun for my new book Apollo, due out in October! Stay tuned for more art and previews of this epic story!

 ***COMING IN OCTOBER 2013*** 

In Ancient Greece, an 18-year-old farmhand and his twin sister embark on an epic adventure to protect their mother, and all they know and love, from Hera, the vengeful queen of the gods. Apollo is a graphic novel of classic Greek mythology, uniquely re-imagined within the H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos universe.
ISBN: 978-1-909276-12-3

Writer: Erik von Wodtke 
Art: Douglas A. Sirois 
80 pages £9.99p / $14.99 


Click here for a very special Apollo Creators Interview!

 Merchandise is now available!

  Order quality framed prints, posters, t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and more at: The Apollo Merchandise Store


  The Apollo Society6 Merchandise Store

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol by Stern and Sirois

This month is a big month for me as my new book is hitting the shelves just in time for Christmas. From Markosia Publishing, adapted by writer Stephen L. Stern (Zen: The Intergalactic Ninja, Beowulf and overall comics veteran) and illustrated by me comes a retelling of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. This was a big project for me to work on and I had a ton of fun doing it. It is a fully color, fully painted Graphic Novel that will be sure to delight during the holidays. Now available for order from your local comic store, please give them Diamond order number OCT12 0716 And it got a Spotlight On in Previews!***SCHOOLS and LIBRARIES – Please contact for reduced rates***
For more info visit . Here are some sketches from production...

Happy Holidays!

Hello and Happy Holidays! There has been so much that has happened over the passed year since moving from California back to the east coast. First off, in August my wife and I brought our second boy into the world, Kiran Elijah Sirois. Born 7.9 pounds and 21 inches long, he is a beautiful baby who is starting to how sign of being a redhead! My wife had a wonderful Hypno-birth again with Kiran and he was born as healthy as can be.So since his birth we've had a great time getting use to the ever so hectic lifestyle of raising two boys. micah is now four and loves his little brother!
The roller coaster didn't stop there as we also recently moved (just before the birth) to the street that I grew up on up until I was 15 years old. We now live in the house my grandmother lived in , that I grew up next to. So in a way we have moved back to my childhood roots and I am now raising my two boys on the streets I know so dearly.
Since September I have been an adjunct professor at two great schools here in New England: The Art Institute of Boston and The New Hampshire Institute of Art, both in the illustration departments. the classes are a lot of fun,but the Fall semester is soon coming to a close. I am, needless to say, ready for a break. I hope to pick up the paint brush and get out my paints and make a mess :-)