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"
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!"
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"
Before I began my tale, I needed a heroine. (A bit of trivia: it’s based off a girl I was dating at the time. This ended up becoming awkward for me after we broke up, as this girl character stands by donkeyboy when others won’t. Life, in this case, did not imitate art. Ironic, no? […]Read more "Donkeyboy Monday: the tale begins"
It was the mid-nineties. I was subletting in Chicago. Something drew me to the travelling exhibit of the Guggenheim Art of the Motorcycle. The early motorcycle designs, before a standard was figured out, was nothing short of spectacular. It was art. Form did not always follow function. And sometimes that led to some of the […]Read more "It all started with the Majestic"
This short started out as a script I wrote back before I was even in animation. I moved to LA from Michigan in 1993. For two years I tried to make a go of it working PA jobs on low budget live action films, while writing scripts in my free time. After I wrote this […]Read more "Can’t two old farts get a drink around here?"