I finally digitized some of the earliest exploratory sketches I did for this story, which I can now share with you. I sketched some of my favorite early motorcycles from the Guggenheim exhibit “Art of the Motorcyle,” mainly to figure out how to draw them. You can see I then experimented with a stripped down, […]Read more "Remember “French Moto” Fridays?"
The inspiration for Amos’ design was this little old lady that shared a room with my mom in hospice. She had droopy eyelids so heavy that they seemed to cover her eyes, unless she decided to look up at you. I had to sketch her. I loved her look so much, that I knew right […]Read more "Inspiration for Amos"
My wife and I usually make all our birthday cards and invitations, and inevitably I will be required to make an illustration–preferably the adorable cute kind, as these are cards for little kids. I usually do them in Illustrator so my wife can size it up or down with no resolution loss. Plus it was […]Read more "Cutesy Animal Illustrations"
I couple years ago, a writer friend of mine was putting together a pitch bible for a show he and his writing partner were developing. He described these kooky monsters to me, and asked if I could come up with some artwork for them. I included a rough, more whimsical approach to the Frog monster, […]Read more "Weird Monsters"
Congrats to my uber-talented colleagues on Penguins for all the Emmy hardware that they brought home. They hands-down deserve all accolades, and more. And now, a bit of laughter in the face of fate for me: Unfortunately, my director colleagues and I didn’t win the Best Directing Emmy (Fanboy and Chum Chum took home that […]Read more "Penguins of Madagascar cleans up at Emmy Awards!"
I’m heading to the Emmy Awards tonight to see if a Best Director Emmy is in the cards for my work on Penguins of Madagascar. I’ll be sharing the spotlight with my good friends and colleagues, Nick Filippi, Christo Stamboliev, and Steve Loter. Wish us luck!Read more "Emmy Awards"
Last night I completed a 21st Century guest lecture…via Skype…with animation students on the other side of the world in Auckland, NZ. It went really well. At least I think it did; the only quirky thing about the lecture-via-Skype thing is that I can’t readily judge the reactions of the audience, to see, for example, […]Read more "Skype guest lecture with Freelance University in Auckland"