Friday, December 9, 2011

Hobo Lobo

Stevan Živadinović created an amazing webtime story.

A Cat in Paris

Here are a couple clips from the recently Oscar nominated film "A Cat in Paris". It looks amazing! I love the fresh style.

Break the Law

Here is a very serious but beautifully crafted animation.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Since it's Halloween and I don't have any themed drawings to share I thought I would post a fun animation. This is a Donald Duck short that hits on two things I love, Old Time Radio Shows and the classic Disney Cartoons. Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pimping Myself

Here are some more promo/business cards for the Forever Darling Fashion Show gift bags. Because of the tight dateline and the amount of gift bags I decided to use a stencil to finish the rest of the cards. I hand cut five different designs and then using red and blue spray paint I stenciled the rest of the cards. Here is the result.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Forever Darling

Below is an interview video for Forever Darling IV. Josh Sapir used and animated my logo in this video and I think it turned out awesome.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Always a Family

This is a gorgeous, sad, and touching remembering of one person who was lost in 9/11 by Story Corps. The animation is wonderfully done by The Rauch Brothers and Bill Wray. They have done more just click the video to find those.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Self Promotion Time!

I have started illustrating 100 business cards that I will be giving out at the Forever Darling Fashion Show in September. They are looking good (if I don't say so, myself) I just hope I can keep coming up with stuff to illustrate.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Animation Station

The fine people at Cartoon Brew gather animations from around the world, from all ages and through time it's self. I have shared my favorite animations below, most of which are student films.

Blenderstein! Is a very hip, inventive animation. I love the style and coloring.

Crime Stoppers

A very cool and well done animated short about a imaginative detective.

Slim Pickings

This is a nice ode to the animations by Tex Avery.

Death Buy Lemonade

You don't mess around with a little girl and her lemonade stand.

What if

Here is a great short animation playing off of the idea if the moon landing was fake.

Hanna Barbera

Adding to the DIY theme (See Terry Gilliam below) here is a fun, vintage article from Popular Mechanics, from 1960. It discusses the Hanna Barbera way of animation and is a great view into the company.

Terry Gilliam's Do It Yourself

The first exposure I had to Terry Gilliam's work was in High School with "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". I loved every minute of animation from Terry Gilliam. Now you can learn how to do it your way.

Barbaric Fiction

Here is an interesting trailer for a documentary about the internal battle of the He-Man creators. I didn't realize all the controversy over my favorite toy from my childhood.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Some very talented and cool guys over in New Zealand create some very awesome and hilarious cartoons. One of their cartoons placed 3rd in a 48 hour film fest, check it out below.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Where the Magic Happens

Here is my some what clean office/studio (I prefer to call it my lair). I wanted to goof around with puzzle piecing a collage of images so I thought I would try it out with my studio.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I Prefer Hanes

I searched out this site of a past job I had done for Hanes. It was really cool to see my work online and being used to help educational programs.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Disney Design

As a huge fan of ol' skool animation, I really like finding videos such as this that shows insight into the process of animation masters as well as their tools.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Forever Darling Fashion Show

Forever Darling Fashion Show is a pro-bono job that I am working on right now. Here is the logo, that I am really proud of. For more information about the actual event click here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yuki 7

The illustration work of Kevin Dart is amazing. Now, he has a book and DVD soon to be released about his hit girl Yuki 7. Check out the bad @$$ video below and eat your heart out Mr. Bond!

The Pardo Patrol

This last month has been a crazy fun ride. Since I did my fan art for the Conan show I have been getting some paid work from the amazingly cool folks at the Team Coco site! So check out the link or the videos below to see the logo I did for The Pardo Patrol as well as the hilarious antics of Jimmy Pardo.

Canterberry Crocs Logo

Here is a logo for a local neighborhood swim team, that I designed. It was a fun job and brought back memories of my experience on the Wray swim team.

Baby Weems

Here is part of a Disney documentary about the animation studio and it's process in 1941. This little animation done with more still drawings than traditional animation is a gem.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cartoon Time

Here is an oldie but goodie as well as a gnarly newbie.

Uncle Grandpa produced by Pete Browngardt

Fall Guy by Patrick McHale

Friday, April 29, 2011

File 037

A behind the scenes look of one of my favorite cartoons, Jonny Quest. This video series is about 2 hours long but it is an excellent look at Hanna Barbara and the process to create this iconic cartoon.

Artist John Kascht

This is a great look into the process and the mind of an artist. John Kascht does an amazing job of explaining about drawing what he sees and the way he studies his models. Plus, it is an interesting study of Conan. All in all a very cool video.

Friday, April 22, 2011

More Shameless Plugging

I was tipped off, by Seth Barnhill, that my artwork made it front and center on the Teamcoco site. As well as on Barnhill's blog, thank you again, Seth for the post on your blog!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Family Tales

I am slowly but surely working on a personal book about my families history. I wanted something that my children could learn about their family. This first glimpse in to the book is a true story about my Grandfather and a obnoxious bird.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fingers Crossed

I have mailed off two prints to Conan O'Brien to see if he and Andy will sign one for me. To hopefully help my chances of this happening I decorated my shipping box to look like a crazy stalker. Honestly, I felt it a good opportunity to explain about all the people who helped me in getting this all done. With each person I mentioned I added a QR code that linked to that persons site, blog, facebook or twitter. Who ever reviewed my box could see the story I was trying to tell. Thanks again to everyone who helped me along the way, here's hoping I get my return mailer with Conan and Andy's signature.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I was on Conan!

Well, not really but my art was! And it was an awesome episode with Tracey Morgan, Larry King in the rafters, Charlyne Yi, and musical guest Infantree. I would have never known about this if a friend from work hadn't told me, so thank you Ryan.

Here is a HD clip of the show if you are too busy for the full episode. Hat Tip, Colin.

Here is the illustration in better quality.

I have two other illustration ideas for Conan that I need to finish. Stay tuned for further developments.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shark Wranglin'

A down and dirty illustration I did (on my free time) that took about two days to finish it. I am planning on cooking it and other comic stripes into a very low budget comic book. I have been motivated and inspired to create my own comic book from the likes of Sam Spina and Noah Van Sciver.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Comic Books to the Rescue!

A close friend of mine, who is a devoted teacher, was recently written up for his clever reading tactics. He has been working very hard to get more funding so he can find the appropriate comics, graphic novels and other illustrated pictorials that his kids could learn to read. A great article for a great teacher.

Shameless Plug

A friend of a friend sent me a link about one of my illustrations I posted awhile back. It seems that Team Coco liked my work enough to post it on their site. I can't tell you how ecstatic I am about that, thanks Team Coco!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sucker Punch Animation

This is a short animation for the upcoming film Sucker Punch. It was animated by Ben Hibbon Ben Hibbon and below is the synopsis and short.

In Sucker Punch, the girls face off against an army of mechanized WWI soldiers. Through the use of clockwork and steam technology, human soldiers who die in battle are reanimated and sent back to the front lines. Although seemingly indistinguishable and soulless, the zombie army is not just made of gears and steam, but also of human flesh, bone, and memory. In "The Trenches" there is a tragic tale behind each lifeless mask.

I love that style of animation using flat still drawings but giving them life.

X-MEN First Class Poster

I stumbled upon this awesome blog and saw that he was offering up a X-Men Poster Contest. So below is my submission for the contest.

Seeing that the film is set in the 60's during the Cuban Missile Crisis (hence, the rockets in the air) I focused the style around vintage 60's advertising and Cuban poster art.

My favorite part of the piece is the individual X-Men characters, I tried to show each "mutation" of each character.

It was a lot of fun to create and get all the texture right so it looks like a screen printed poster.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Drawing Inspiration

This is a beautiful animation that reminded me to step out of my normal routine and take in the world around.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gnome more

The other day I spotted the perfect environment for a gnome at work. So I let the little guy loose in one of the office planters and he seems to like it there. It was kind of hard leaving him there not knowing if someone will snatch him up.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

House Industries

If I had an ounce of skill from the team at House Industries I would be... well, a step closer to being like this (click the link to see House Industries Trailer)

House Industries

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wheel and Deal

My illustration of Conan and Andy for the Team Coco Art and Craft Show. This is where I began, with a rough sketch to get my idea out on paper.

I then drew out a tighter pencil so I can scan and illustrate over the pencil drawing.

I kinda jumped alot of steps to get to this one but this is the fully illustrated image before I took it into photoshop to add shadows and blurs and color corrections.

Here is the final version that I took into photoshop to add blurs and color corrections. So keep your eyes posted to Conan on TBS incase they decide to bumper the show with this illustration. UPDATE: They did on 4/5/11, check out the clip here.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Why We Can't Walk Straight

This is a great little animation of an NPR segment about why we can't walk Straight. Love the style of animation with this one.