Saturday, October 30, 2010


I saw this at the supermarket earlier, sitting right next to a good ol' fashioned box of Maypo.

Cartoon product tie-ins have definitely come full circle.

Honestly, cream of wheat? Kids don't eat cream of wheat! In fact, I don't think PARENTS even eat cream of wheat!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Clipboards make good makeshift flipbooks...

While working behind the counter at the SVA animation studio, boredom started to creep in. So I picked up a ballpoint pen and started doodling on the Cintiq sign-out sheets. After 20 minutes, and 16 pages, I ended up with this.

The best animations stem from sheer boredom.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I needed a picture for SVA's Dusty's program book. Luckily, Zach was around to bail me out. (Thanks again, man!)

I thought it would also make a good photo ID for the various places I'm found all over the internet. Blogger, Twitter, Facebook... all that crapioca.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Animatic Sneaks

I've been busy as hell these past few weeks (and will be for some time to come), so here's a couple sneak peek images from my recently finished "revised" animatic to tide you over.

I've made a few important changes throughout the film, so consider about 45% of the previously-posted storyboard to be "obsolete". Also, I cut a minute's worth of footage out, which makes me really happy.

I've been using Toon Boom Storyboard Pro for the animatic, which I can only describe as "Godly". It's easy to use and loads of fun to work with. It makes making animatics so much easier. Another nail in the coffin for FLASH.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Early Work of Glen Keane

Here's a new discovery (at least for me): an early piece of animation by Glen Keane for a dog food commercial, made by Bob Kurtz' studio in the early 80's. I guess this was while he was briefly working freelance in between productions at Disney (?).

This his been on Kurtz' youtube channel for over a year. How this wasn't brought to my attention immediately after it was posted remains a mystery. Simply wonderful stuff (even if the "burger" portion of the dog food looks more like a bowl of worms).