I have been working on a video game with my students for the past three years and I am hopeful that it may come to fruition through the help of Kickstarter in the next few weeks. Sometime in the next week it should be approved and posted. Stay Tuned.
I am hard at work on finishing a short run of animated cell paintings. Half of which have backgrounds which are hand painted in acrylic and gouache. The other half begin with a digital base which then will be added to with colored pencil, water colors, and ink.
Last week the Harvard Business Review posted this article on managing creative people. It has caused a furor in the artist for hire world. I can not say that I am surprised. I chose to pursue an academic career because of the attitudes being prescribed here. I was only a year into my first career [...]
This is one of my sons favorite drawings. Every time he comes to my studio he asks if I will draw some tanks for him that are just like these. This project never really got much further than what you see right here. In the end I just wanted to draw some tanks. There was [...]
I am the parent of three small children the first of whom has reached the age of media awareness. He is moved by advertising in a way that I remember from my own childhood, but still cannot believe. My wife and I have tried to combat this by controlling what he watches and limiting his [...]
I have been working diligently on a history of the Keystone Film Studio. It is my first attempt at a project of this length. In order to try and get a handle on the amount of work I will need to put in i have created this two page layout of a moment in the [...]
For last few months I have been posting work on Fridays that I have in essence retired as a way to end the week. Today is no different in that this post is inhabited with work that I no longer intend to show. The difference being that I have decided to offer these up to [...]
I continue to push forward with my Arbuckle comic. Here is a two page layout that fits in the first book. I am still tinkering with the panels and word placement so this is in no way a finished product.
I have been doing some research on comics that have been adapted for animation and I could resist posting some episodes from Marvel comics first foray in to television. If you watch nothing more than the opening themes I guarantee you will be overcome with the joy of having sampled a slice of a simpler [...]
I love comics. Much of my work is inspired by or reflective of my deep affection for the medium. It should come as no surprise then to find out that many artists of my generation I have a bit of an obsession with Peanuts. As a child I spent hours copying images from paperback collections. [...]