Sunday, August 30, 2015

I have had this conversation with my wife numerous times: She sees me draw a memory sketch on the cintiq and reacts like "meh, no life (in the sketch)". Then she looks at a sketch like the one below done on paper with ink and her reaction is completely positive: "that has some juice". I'm paraphrasing, but I think you might see the point. There is an illusive ingredient that makes or breaks a drawing in Analog or Digital. What do you think? 

Friday, August 21, 2015

EAT Drink Fight!

On a recent lunch outing this week, I took note of a couple behind our table. There seemed to be something that set this woman on an attack. Not sure what was said or done, was too busy talking to my friends. But I just looked up in time to catch her flare up and I took a picture in my mind.
Then worked at home to draw it out.
Feel free to fill in the rest of the statement I over heard: "Don't say that I'm....."

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Kettle Girls

A memory sketch from a month ago during a trip to Manhattan Beach. My first time eating at a place called the Kettle. I just thought it was really interesting that day watching this one girl intently listening to her friend while chewing her lunch. :)
The view was great and the food wasn't too bad either.

Friday, August 14, 2015

5 Second Day- 7month Anniversary

On this day seven months ago, many intrepid animation artists embarked on a mission to make animation history for themselves. They took part in the day known as 5 Second Day! 

Every year, Titmouse Animation studio holds a mini animation festival where every artist is given the opportunity to create their own 5 second film in one day. Is that a crazy amount of work to make in one day, you ask?

You bet your sweet cintiq it is!

However, some really amazing work is made in that short weekend in February! Artists can then see their works grace the screens of the Egyptian theater in Hollywood CA. 

LA Weekly did a write up of the event here:

Below is my entry for 5 Second Day from 2014.
You may have seen it out there on the web or at the Egyptian!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday CoolNess!: Battling Boy

For those of you who think Battling Boy by Paul Pope is just cool in general. How much cooler would Battling Boy be with the power of a feature film studio turning it into an animated film?
It's happening and coming via Paramount Animation in the near future! Check the link for details!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Turbo FAST Season 2 Officially Streaming on Netflix

Turbo FAST season 2 has officially begun streaming on Netflix Where you can see incredibly exciting and funny episodes like : The Challenge, Agent Ace, The Treasure of Sierra Marty, CrowPox, Maggotron, The Day Mel Fell, and Groundhog Stay. But don't just take my word for the episodes above that I directed, listen to the show executive producers, Chris Prynoski and Todd Garfield, discuss Turbo FAST as they do their best Bartles and James impressions! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Coming soon in Oct 2015 is Rock Dog!
Based on the award winning artist/ musician Zheng Jun's manga Tibetan Rock Dog.
Animated by the talented crew at Reel FX in the USA and backed by the Huayi Brothers. With producers Mandoo Pictures and probably Reel FX.
What's caught my eye about this production is that character designs for the the film. I saw some posts by a crazy talented colleague of mine, Rune Bennicke, that are really cool! Check them out here!

The trailer is up on YouTube and looks really promising!

Looking forward to the fall animation releases this year! Hotel Transylvania 2 debuts Sept 2015 as well!