This week, Tuesday is the new Monday. Hope your Memorial Day weekend was a good one. Here we have the last installment of the donkeyboy saga. As you can tell, there are more roughs this time; as I got near the end, I just wanted to get it all down. Time-consuming clean-ups come later. The […]Read more "donkeyboy: the Conclusion"
A friend of mine had a mariachi band at his 30th birthday party, and this one member of the group was just screaming out to be sketched. The only materials I could scrounge was a brown paper bag and a stubby green colored pencil.“Brown Bag Mariachi.” Sounds like a movie title. Or a comic book, […]Read more "brown bag mariachi"
As a little kid, when my mom asked me what I did today, I would go into a paroxysm of pantomime, showing my mom all the silly, fun, cool things I did that day: ”I went like this…and then he went like this…and then we all…” To which my mom usually replied, “Will you stop […]Read more "“…and then I went like THIS…”"
This is the kick-off sequence to this short I’m boarding that doesn’t quite have a title yet beyond the main characters’ names, Amos & Slim. If anything strikes you, feel free to chime in on the comments section. “Thirst,” maybe? Perhaps divine inspiration will smack me upside the head as I get deeper into the […]Read more "Amos & Slim: first sequence! And it’s HOT!"
When I was the storyboard supervisor on Recess: School’s Out, we had two big names cast as our villain, Dr. Benedict, and I attended each recording session to sketch mannerisms that I could incorporate into the acting of their animated doppleganger. The first was Burt Reynolds. His performance seemed ok at first, but once we […]Read more "Slumming with Celebs, RECESS era"
Welcome! Welcome! Ladieeez and Genlemun! Sure to excite and stimulate, leading a madcap display of danger-defying feats of skill and audacity, in the center ring, the deacon of derrring-do…iiiiiit’s…DONKEYBOY!!! Wooo…the tension is getting thick! Even with the whole circus behind him, can donkeyboy stand up to the merciless ridicule of the bully? Be sure to […]Read more "donkeyboy: drama under the bigtop!"
I know today is Amos & Slim Wednesday. Well, see, the problem is…I have too much Amos & Slim. I’ve begun boarding it, and it’s heavily posed out, looking ahead to an animatic. So, knowing you won’t want to see every incremental change from panel to panel (especially camera moves), I’m having difficulty choosing the […]Read more "“The Naked Mole Rap”"
These are some amusing brush pen doodles I did at an Animation Guild member meeting a while ago. Can you name them? I sure hope so! And, just as a bonus, you get a partial selection of my notes on the copyright lecture they gave! Hey…what can I say…I’m a giver. I’ll look for your […]Read more "Let’s play “Name that Animation Guild Officer!”"
Happy Monday, everyone. Sorry for neglecting Amos & Slim and French Moto so much. I promise to catch up soon (Mother’s Day and my wedding anniversary back-to-back kinda derailed me on the extracurricular art front.) So, in today’s installment of donkeyboy, we find the little girl feeling remorse for how she and her classmates treated […]Read more "donkeyboy: Emotional Rescue"
I recently moved on from directing on Penguins of Madagascar to work on the TMNT reboot. I wanted to leave something special for my supervising producer, Nick Filippi and my Exec. Producers, Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. I loved working with them and owe them a lot. Here is the card I came up with […]Read more "Penguins No More"